The Mauve Dose

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Soft Mauve Makeup look for day outings

Spring has arrived and so has the spring make-up trend! Of course there is no such rule book that says what shades to wear and what not to wear. Generally speaking, light make-up goes quite well during this time. If you are bored of pinks or peaches and want to bringing in a twist, yet maintain the subtle, soft fresh look… Mauve is the shade for you! Though not a very universal shade but yes a soft mauve makeup can be worn with quite a number of options like black, grey, purple or silver.

Here is how I chose to wear it for a day outing. I paired soft matte mauve lip shade with a glitter mauve winged liner (was too bored with the black-liner routine) and used highlighter for the extra dewy look. I was happy with the overall look and I am sure would suite most of you.

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Products Used

Face

Maybelline Fit Me Compact (Reviewed here)

MAC Suchi Flower as Blush

MAC Silver Dust as a highlighter

Eyes

MAC Suchi Flower as Eyeshadow

Maybelline Falsies Mascara

Meilin Eyeliner – Mauve Punch

Lips

Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipstick – Lively Violet (Reviewed here)

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How to rock “Mysterious Mocha”

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I am not a very big fan of “Brown” Lipsticks!

I do have quite a few nude beigish-pinkish-brown lipsticks and glosses but a pure “Brown” is not what I prefer. I am more of a “pink-peach” Lover.

For a change I did bring in “Mysterious Mocha”, a creamy matte lipstick from Maybelline (I have reviewed this range here) and well I was quite impressed! Though still not a very big fan! Brown, somehow I feel makes you look dull. In order to prevent myself from looking dull and boring, I wore this pretty mocha shade with a neutral eye-shadow, thick black eye-liner and not-so-heavy face make-up, and I quite liked it. I think the look can be carried off quite well for day or night outings.

If you too are not very fond of a “brown” lipstick but want to wear it and are not sure how to carry it, this can give you a few ideas.

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Products Used

Face

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation (Reviewed here)

Maybelline Fit Me Compact (Reviewed here)

MAC Suchi Flower Blush

Eyes

Urban Decay Eye-shadow Palette 1 – Buck (in the crease, outer corners and lower lid)

Urban Decay Eye-shadow Palette 1 – Half Baked (on the centre of upper lid)

Maybelline Drama gel eye-liner – Black

Maybelline Falsies Mascara

Lips

Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipstick – Mysterious Mocha

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Red Lips + Glitter Gold Eyes

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The classic red gold makeup

Red and Gold is an ever classic combination and the safest to play with when getting decked up for a close wedding and want to choose a dramatic look. For this classic red  gold makeup, I chose to pair glitter gold eye make-up with a bold red matte lip color. Since the two shades spoke for themselves, I kept a loose hand at the blush. A highlighter is inevitable!

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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

Maybelline Nude Palette (Reviewed Here)

Maybelline vivid and smooth Eye Pencil – Gold (On the Upper Lid)

Maybelline Gel Eyeliner – Brown

Maybelline Falsies Mascara

Maybelline Colossal Kohl Crushed Emerald

MAC Glitter Pigments – Gold

Lips

Diana Of London 2000 Kisses – Red Nature

Maybelline 14hr Lipstick – Keep Me Coral

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red gold makeup

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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.

 

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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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Soft Coral Wedding Makeup!

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I have been experimenting a lot with various looks and hairdo this wedding season, and have yet another look for you to try. This look is a soft coral wedding makeup. It works best with coral/ navy blue outfits.

 

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Not many colours used here! You can also opt for this look when you want to go light on your makeup or simply want to give your self a break from the face paint! I paired it up with a half-tied-out curls hairdo, made from a flat Iron.

 

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Products Used

Face

Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse

Maybelline Cream Mousse Blush

MAC Silver Dust as a highlighter

Eyes

Maybelline Nude Palette (reviewed here )

Maybelline Gel Liner (Brown)

Maybelline Falsies Mascara

Maybelline vivid and smooth Eye Pencil – Gold (In the Inner 1/4th area of the lower lid)

Lips

Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick – Blush Work (reviewed here)

Brows

Maybelline Gel Liner (Brown)

Hair

Remington Hair Ironing Tool

Out Curls done with a flat Iron
Out Curls done with a flat Iron
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Gold-Rust Make-up look!

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Hi Everyone,

With the wedding season in full swing, I have a series of party/ wedding looks for you all to try. One of which is a Gold Rust Makeup look which I would be talking about in this Blog. This looks works best with Black, Gold, Maroon or Rust coloured outfits.

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Gold-Rust-Makeup

Eyes

Here the eyes are kept less dramatic as my Lipstick shade is dark enough to add drama. On the eyes I used a soft gold on the lids and a brownish-copper on the outer V. Softly lining the eyes,  Avoiding a dense line of Kohl instead paying attention just on the outer 1/4th of the eye for a wider and bigger look.

Lips

I have used a pretty rust-copperish lipstick here from maybelline, named ‘Keep Me Coral’

 

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Gold-Rust-Makeup

Products Used

Face

Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse

Maybelline Duos Blush 

MAC Silver Dust as a highlighter

Eyes

Maybelline Nude Palette (reviewed here )

Maybelline Colossal Liner

Maybelline Falsies Mascara

Lips

Maybelline ‘Keep Me Coral’ Lipstick

Maybelline Nudes Palette - Shades used in the look
Maybelline Nudes Palette – Shades used in the look

Do try out the look this wedding season and let me know how well it worked for you all.

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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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FOTD: Light Party Makeup!

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Hello Everyone!

I tried this simple “Light Party Makeup” with mostly Maybelline products. Here I have kept the eye makeup subtle with a dash of glitter, and chose a bright coral lip color.

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FOTD: Light Party Makeup

Products Used

Face

Maybelline Dream Mousse Liquid Foundation (talked about here)

Maybelline Mousse Blush – 05

Eyes

L’oreal Double Extension Mascara

Maybelline vivid and smooth Eye Pencil – Gold (In the Inner 1/4th area of the lower lid)

Maybelline Nude Palette (reviewed here )

Brows

Maybelline Fashion Brow Duo Shaper (reviewed here )

Lips

Maybelline creamy matte lipstick – Rock the Coral (reviewed here)

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Maybelline “The Nudes Palette”

 

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Eye makeup done with the Maybelline Palette

 

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FOTD: Light Party Makeup

 

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