Brown Smokey Eye Makeup for the day

Brown Smokey Eye

Hello Everyone!

Hope you had a great festive week and I am sure the Diwali excitement must have taken over already… I have been experimenting with a variety of looks these days… Thanks to the festive month! I decided to try on a medium brown smokey eye makeup with a nude glossy lip color. Since I had worn this look for a day outing, I decided to keep it demure yet substantial, so I skipped using a pair of false lashes. Had it been for a night party, I would have surely added a pair of false lashes.

Brown Smokey Eye

Products Used

Face

DIY BB Cream

(You can have a look at the tutorial HERE)

Maybelline Fit Me Blush – Medium Nude

Lips

Lakme Absolute Gloss Addict

(You can read the full review and can  check out the other shades HERE)

Brows

Maybelline Fashion Brow – Brown

Eyes

Maybelline Falsies Mascara

Lakme Iconic Kajal – Brown

(As the eye-shadow base and to line the lower lash line)

Maybelline Nudes Palette BUY HERE

(ShadeNo. 1 –  In the Inner corner of the eye

ShadeNo. 5 –  In the crease

ShadeNo. 8 –  In the outer V of the eye and outer 1/3rd of the lower lash line

ShadeNo. 7 –  On the upper lid)

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Brown Smokey Eye




Tips For Wearing Brown Smokey Eye Makeup during the day

  1. DO define your brows. DON’T go too dark.
  2. DO conceal your under eye area if you have dark circles else the brown smokey eye makeup will make you look like Manjulika 😛 
  3. Skip dramatic false lashes, if at all required, you can use the individual lashes or a good mascara can do the needful.
  4. DO NOT make the inner corner of the lower lash line too smoked out. (not suitable for a day wear smokey look)
  5. Opt for a medium brown over a dark brown look.
  6. Keep the blush very subtle. DONOT use a bright pink one at all!

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Hope this post was helpful, let me know what you think in the comments section below.



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How to Remove & Store False Lashes

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In my previous post I showed you HOW TO APPLY FALSE LASHES, and in this one I shall help you remove them and store for further use.

How to remove false lashes

Removing False Lashes

One must be really careful while removing false lashes as simply pulling them may cause your original lashes to pull off along, causing pain and discomfort.

I have with me, a quick easy way of removing false lashes, for which you shall be needing

  • Tweezers
  • Q-Tips
  • Maybelline Clean Express Total Clean Make-Up Remover

 

All you need to do is, dip the Q-tip in makeup remover and rub it gently over your lash line. The glue would soon loose bond with the lash line and you will have your falsies removed in no time!



Storing False Lashes

If you store your lashes well, they can be used repeatedly multiple times for a longer period. The best way is to run the Q-tip drenched in makeup remover over the lash band, this will help get rid of the glue and makeup sticking.

You may now store them in the container they were initially stored or or might as well use an empty contact lens case.

The video below will give you a visual aid of the steps. How you find it useful 🙂 If you do, please subscribe!





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‘The Blushed Nudes Palette’ by Maybelline – Review

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12th July 2016 4:00 PM

As a regular ritual, I was browsing through MAYBELLINE new launches, as soon as the page loaded… there it was! right at the TOP! The Blushed Nudes Palette!

The Blushed Nudes Palette

What?!?! I have been wanting to own this since I had purchased The Maybelline Nudes Palette , and while browsing through it’s reviews had a glimpse of this pretty pink little palette. Since then I have been checking out the stores but every time returned with disappointment!!

Finally it has arrived in India! “I got to have it right NOW” was all my mind was repeating!

I clicked on the Buy Now button right away and it redirected me to the NYKAA store and the page was down!!!

Huh…

What happened next?

I immediately called my dear partner in crime (my husband 😀) and he took me straight to the mall in the evening in search of it … But nowhere was it seen!




13th July 2016 11:00 AM

I again checked out the NYKAA store and there it was!! yayyy 😀

I ordered it right away!

14th July 2016 12:00 PM

The good weather tempted me to skip work! While I was admiring the weather with a cup of coffee and still dreaming about the palette which shall be arriving soon ….maybe next week… My phone notified me in no time that it was already out for delivery and shall be reaching the very same day!

wait a minute… I was..but not very happy to learn this as it was to arrive at my office address! which meant another day without it!




15th July 2016 6:00 AP

The first thought that came to my mind as I woke up, was all about my reunion with my palette (YES! I am so guilty of being obsessed with makeup!!)

..and the story continues..

I rushed to office and found the NYKAA parcel shining on my desk which was unboxed in no time!

In my hand was the eye-shadow palette of my dreams! Well after a good quality (NOT quantity) time spent admiring those beautiful shades, and imagining how beautifully they can be wore… I quickly resumed to work! After all I have to stay committed to by B.Tech Degree!

10:00 AM

My mommy-in-law called and I couldn’t help myself describing and illustrating my new possession…

10:30 AM

My mommy called and the whole story was repeated again!

The day went by beautifully with the ‘The Blushed Nudes Palette’ safely kept in my bag right next to me…

The Blushed Nudes Palette

And here I am to share my review with you all!



The Blushed Nudes Palette Review

Packaging

It’s comes in an exact case as the Maybelline Nudes Pallete, which is sleek and compact enough, almost the size of my palm. It has a plastic body so you don’t really have to be extra careful handling it. It’s absolutely travel friendly and can slip in conveniently in your sling bag. The brush that comes has an applicator at one end, somewhat a pencil brush at the other very useful for the lash lines. While playing with eye-shadows, a blending brush is a must. I wish there was one in this palette too. It would have added on to its completeness.

It also comes with a colour combination manual at the back, I didn’t find the combinations practically fit for application, I’d rather choose my own fusion.

Texture

All the shades from the palette really are smooth but I am not very happy with the pigmentation part, the colour needs to be built up, the best way I use to do this is by using MAC Fix+ on the brush prior application. It easily glides on to the eyelids and there isn’t much problem of eye-shadow fall off. It doesn’t even crease and the application remains the same throughout the time.

Colour Payoff

It stayed for about 8 hours on my eye Lids (with primer). And approximately for about 5-6 hours without primer. I would recommend that you use an eyeshadow primer as it not only makes the shadow last longer but also make the colour stick to the lids better.

Price

INR 899/-

Rating

3/5

Why it couldn’t make 5/5?

  1. I wish he brush provided would have had a proper blending brush to one side.
  2. Most of the shaded look similar on application
  3. The colour intensity needs to be built up.




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Glitter Teal Eyeliner

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I have been highly obsessed with glitter eye-liners lately or rather I should correct myself and say I am obsessed with glitter ALWAYS!! I wore this beautiful glitter teal eyeliner for a dinner outing last week. Bling in any form looks best when worn at night.  This eye-liner is even more special as it was gifted by a dear friend when we were just out of college in 2011, so it’s like 4 years old!! can be considered vintage 😉 none of my make-up product has been so old and lasted so well!!

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Glitter Teal Eyeliner

 

This look that you see was created to make the bright teal look GLAMOROUS and not over the top, for which I kept rest of the face fresh and subtle.

 

Glitter Teal Eyeliner
Glitter Teal Eyeliner

 

Products Used

Face

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation (Reviewed Here)

Maybelline Fit Me Compact (Reviewed Here)

Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush

MAC Silver Dust as a highlighter

Eyes

Naked 3 Palette (“Strange” on the lid and “Burnout” in the crease)

Maybelline Falsies Mascara

Maybelline Gel Eyeliner – Brown (Lower lid)

Meilin Eyeliner (lost the shade name and number 🙁 )

Lips

Lakme Gloss Addict – “Dessert Rose” (Reviewed Here)

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10 Minutes to Smokey eyes!

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Hi Everyone!

Classic smokey eyes can never go wrong for any occasion. You can choose the color and intensity depending upon the time of the day and of course the category for outing. Many people have a misconception of a smokey eye makeup, which is, it has to be black and bold all the time. If you too feel that way, allow me to make a correction here…

You can choose absolutely any color for a smokey eye effect ranging from neutral such as soft mauve or plum to dark and intense shades such as navy blue or black.

The shades I have chosen here is black, brown and a dull shimmery greyish-brown from the Maybelline ‘The Nudes Palette’.

Let me show you how you can achieve this look in 10 minutes!

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Smokey Eyes in 10 minutes

 

And the time starts now….

 

Step 1 

Primer

Use an eye-shadow primer on your lids so that the shadow glides on easily, doesn’t crease and lasts longer.  The primer I have used is from MAC and the shade name is Painterly.

Apply it evenly on the whole of the upper lid and if you do not have one, you can use a concealer, If you happen to run out of a concealer also… go ahead and used a small bit of your foundation.

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Step 2 

Eye-Shadow

I have picked the darkest quad form the Maybelline ‘The Nudes Palette’.

Shades used from The Nudes Palette
Shades used from The Nudes Palette

 

1. Apply Shade number 1 evenly on the upper eyelid.

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2. Apply Shade number 2 in the crease and the outer half of the upper and lower lid. This steps required enough blending so that no harsh lines are visible.

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3. Apply Shade number 3 in the inner half of the upper and lower lid and make sure the blending is proper so that the transition between shade 3 and 2 isn’t noticeable.

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4. Apply shade number 4 in the outer corner and the lash line of the upper and lower lid. Blend Blend Blend!

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5. Use a Black Kajal to line the upper and lower lid. Making it thicker at the outer 1/3 of the eye and thin as it gradually goes in.

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6. Repeat the process with shade 4.

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Step 3

Mascara

Put lots of Black Mascara on the upper and lower lashes . I used Maybelline Falsies Mascara here.

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Step 4

Lashes

Apply Lashes on the upper lash line. I generally prefer using lashes only on the outer 1/3 of the eye for more natural looking lashes. But in order to dramatise the look you can choose the type and length as per your convenience.

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The Finished Look

 

In order to add drama, you can use slight larger amount shade 2 and 4 used above. You can try with various shades and share your experience in comment box below.

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‘The Nudes Palette’ by Maybelline – Review

The Nudes Palette

It’s been a month since the new Maybelline eye-shadow palette called ‘The Nudes Palette’ is in town and its been available in the stores since a week now! I finally managed to get my hands on it!!

About 2 months back I accidentally stumbled upon it while I was surfing the net and since then, have been counting days for its launch in India.

 

The Nudes Palette
Maybelline “The Nudes” Palette

Packaging

After a very long I have come across a really attractive, handy packaging for eye-shadow palettes. It’s sleek and compact enough, almost the size of my palm. It has a plastic body so you don’t really have to be extra careful handling it. It’s absolutely travel friendly and can slip in conveniently in your sling bag. It comes with a little sponge brush. Many of you might just toss it away… but, this can be helpful in smudging the shadow on the lash lines. While playing with eye-shadows, a blending brush is a must. I wish there was one in this palette too. It would have added on to its completeness.

Texture

I found all the shades from the nudes palette really smooth and appropriately pigmented. It easily glides on to the eyelids and there isn’t much problem of eye-shadow fall off. It doesn’t even crease and the application remains the same throughout the time.

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Maybelline “The Nudes” Swatches

Colour Payoff

It stayed for about 8 hours on my eye Lids (with primer). And approximately for about 5-6 hours without primer. I would recommend that you use an eyeshadow primer as it not only makes the shadow last longer but also make the colour stick to the lids better.

13 Looks in one palette

The best thing about most of the Maybelline eyeshadow palettes is that it comes with a little lookup guide at the back. So even if you are a new bee in the world of makeup and don’t know which color combinations to go for or which shade to apply where, the guide at the back will come to your rescue!!
The shades can be worn as duos, trios or quads depending upon the occasion and the kind of intensity you want. I am so thrilled and excited to try all the 13 looks that can be created with this 1 single palette.

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Maybelline “The Nudes” Look up Guide

 

The Nudes Palette
Maybelline “The Nudes” Look up Guide with Steps

Price 

Rs: 899/-

Availability

Since its new and hot selling, its availability is a little limited. Its out of stock most of the times. You can find it in Lifestyle, Shoppers Stop, New U stores or even online at nykaa.com.

Rating 4.75/5 Highly Recommended

Why it couldn’t make 5/5?

The absence of a blending brush makes the pallet incomplete, for every application I have to reach out to my eyeshadow brush. Even while travelling I need to make sure I carry a separate eyeshadow brush, without which the application is not possible for me. Maybe they should have put a brush like the one un urban decay eyeshadow palette 2 & 3 which had a blending brush on one end and an application brush on the other.

Maybelline has also come up with ‘The Blushed Nudes Palette’, you can check out the full review HERE.

 

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Green Smoky Eyes!

Green Smoky Eyes

Hi Everyone,

I tried something different this time, something a little off track from my usual make up routine, Olive green smoky eyes paired with coral lips. Its  a very wearable look for summers.

Green Smoky Eyes

 

Products for the face

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1. Garnier BB Cream – I prefer using BB creams over foundations as they don’t feel heavy on the face, and provide light – medium coverage

2. Maybelline Dream blush – 05 This is one of my favorite blush, It gives a wonderful natural sheen. And the shade 05 is a very natural peachy pink at the same time brightens up the face instantly.

Products for eyes

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1. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Palette 1

2. Maybelline vivid and smooth eye pencil – Olive

3. Oriflame olive green eyeshadow

4. Lakme Absolute Kajal – Black

5. Eye lash curler

6. Loreal Mascara

Green Smoky Eyes

 

Green Smoky Eyes

Products for the Lips

1. MAC Fanfare

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