Makeupmagique 2nd Anniversary


Hi Everyone!

A very HAPPY NEW YEAR!! May 2017 be one of the best year for all of you. My blog turns 2 today and I am so excited 🙂 Something that started  as a mere hobby, took a quite interesting and fulfilling turn in these 2 years. And all of this, of-course wouldn’t have been possible without you all being a part of the journey.

Last year was quite an important year for Makeupmagique as I started my YouTube Channel, rather I should say, I started taking YouTube more seriously… This year I aim to be more regular with my vlogs (and blogs), I would love to hear suggestions from you as to what tutorials/ videos you’d like to see more often.


Also, just incase you missed, I had hosted a GIVEAWAY a few days back, (you can READ MORE HERE) which shall end tonight. If you still haven’t participated, you can quickly do that now, The winners will be announced tomorrow same time, same place.

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GIVEAWAY (CLOSED) !! Makeupmagique turns 2 & crosses 1 Lac viewers


Hi Everyone!!

It’s been almost 2 years since I have been blogging…. A BIG BBIIGG thank you to all of you for being a part of the journey. Your support has helped Makeupmagique cross 1 Lac viewers.

2nd Jan 2015 was when I wrote my very first blog 🙂 The support and encouragement from all of you has maintained the zeal in me to write more.

I would like to host a giveaway where I will be giving a set of 10 makeup brushes (5 eye shadow brushes + 5 face makeup brushes) to 2 winners



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GIVEAWAY!! Makeupmagique Turns 2

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Winter Makeup Guide | How to pick the right shades

Winter Makeup

We have already stepped in the cold months of the year.. It’s time for some socks, gloves and bright lipsticks! In this post I shall try my best to help you pick right products and shades for your perfect winter makeup.

Before we proceed, a quick glance at the warm and cool tones. During winters it’s a good idea to stay in the warm tone territory.


 Winter Makeup Guide

For Face

  1. Opt for BB and CC creams over mattifying foundations to avoid dry patches. These creams provide a higher degree of miniaturization to the skin, which is exactly what you want.
  2. For Blush, use a warm tone blush, such as peach or coral.

For Lips

  1. If choosing bright shades, opt for more of oranges or reds (with orange undertones), or deep purple.
  2. If choosing light/ nude shades, caramel, peach, coral can be some good options.

For Eyes

  1. Pencil eyeliners look great! They add more warmth to the overall look.
  2. Go ahead and try on some good deep browns and greens.
  3. While playing with eye shadows, softer matte shades can do a good job.


Winter Makeup

Products Used


Lakme CC Cream

Maybelline Duo Blush (Peach)


Maybelline Eye Pencil – Emerald Green

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara (Full review HERE)


Maybelline Lip Gradation – Orange 1



You too can give in your suggestions or tips. I would love to hear from you 🙂

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Quick Easy Eggless Microwave Almond Mug Cake

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I have been working a lot on improving my ‘Cake Making’ skills lately. Being a cake lover, I splurge on mug cakes often. This amazing eggless microwave cake recipe is worth sharing 🙂

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Eggless Microwave Almond Mug Cake Recipe

Serves: 2

Time: 5 Minutes


All Purpose Flour/ Maida (1/2 Cup)

Powdered Sugar (4 tbsp)

Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (2 tbsp)

Baking Powder (1/2 tsp)

Milk (5 tbsp)

Cooking Oil (3 tbsp)

Almonds (4-5)



Step 1:

Mix all the dry ingredients well. Make sure there are no lumps.

Step 2:

Add the wet ingredient to the mixture of dry ingredient and mix well. (You can use a fork or a beater)

Step 3:

Pour the batter in a microwave safe mug and top it with chopped almonds. Give it a little twirl.

Step 4:

Microwave on medium heat for 2 minutes.

And there you go! Your mug cake is ready! Do give this recipe a try and let me know how it worked for you.


Note: To test if the cake is cooked completely, Insert a knife or a toothpick in the middle of the cake till the very bottom, if it comes out clean, the cake is cooked, else you might have to give a few extra seconds in the microwave.

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Travel Makeup Essentials

Travel makeup

I love to travel… and more than that, I love travelling light!  I prefer carrying the essentials so that I concentrate more on spending some fun time with family and the place rather than keeping a check on my stuff. When it comes to makeup, my bag barely allocates space to a small to medium size pouch so I have to pick only the essentials…. And ofcourse no one would want to spend all the time doing makeup…. there is so much to explore when you are out!

Travel makeup

My Travel Makeup Essentials

MAC Studio Fix – NC30

This compact gives the much need coverage for good photographs and also keeps the skin matte and fresh all day long!

MAC Suchi Flower Eye-shadow

Why this? Well, because it’s the perfect pink that works well as a blush and and eye-shadow, so you see this compact little product solves 2 purposes and the shade is so universal!

Maybelline Drama Gel Eyeliner

This one is my best pal, I know it wouldn’t move from it’s place without my permission 😀

Lipstick Palette

I love to carry this lipstick palette which I made myself :D. You too can prepare one, for assistance check HERE.

4 in 1 makeup brush

This is something really handy when you are travelling. I got this 4 in 1 makeup brush from Forever21 and has a pencil brush, angled brush, eyeshadow brush and lip brush.




I hope you found this post useful 🙂 let me know your thoughts in the comments section below 😀

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Tricks to make eyes look BIGGER!!

big eye makeup

It amazes me how magical makeup can be!! Big eyes can look small, small ones can look bigger! you can change the way your brows look, erase dark circles instantly and so much more!!

big eye makeup

The video below will show you some of the tricks that can make your eyes appear bigger.

Big Eye Makeup | Tricks to make eyes look BIGGER

big eye makeup

Products Used

Loreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder – 316 BUY HERE
Colour Diary BB Air Cushion – 01
Maybelline Fit Me Compact – 120 BUY HERE
Incolor Glimmer Blusher BUY HERE
MAC Silver Dust Highlighter

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara
Maybelline The Nudes Palette BUY HERE
Deboral Milano Eye Pencil – 127
MAC Silver Dust Highlighter

Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipstick – Pop of Pink BUY HERE



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Hacks to get rid of dry patches | Winter Skin Care


Even the slightest of change in temperature has adverse effects on my skin! Specially when the temperature gets cooler. The area around the nose and lips tends to get utterly dry! These dry patches are not only visible but even become painful most of the time. I have been noticing this discomfort since a long time until last year when I met these 2 amazing and simple hacks that cured acute dryness overnite (sometimes even instantly), which NO high end moisturizers or cold creams could do.

If you too notice dry patches and feel nothing works! Here you go…

1. Lip Balm

Yes! you heard it right 😀 Apply your lip balm (I have tried using Nivea and Neutrogena lip balms) on the dry patches. Let it sit for sometime, meanwhile you can proceed with your daily chores…. Or you can also apply it overnite and wake up to a happier skin!

I love this hack. It’s a quick fix. If heading out, you can use a clear lip balm.

P.S: I have tried the tinted lip balms also and they worked very well, but you might just want to test first if your skin is allergic to the stain (though I am sure all females are designed in a way that ‘Color on the face’ can never do any harm 😀 )


2. Coffee & Honey Scrub Pack

On a Sunday Morning when you are in a mood of some self pampering dose, mix in 1 teaspoon of honey with about 1/2 teaspoon of coffee (instant/filter), mix it well and apply the yummy pack on your face. Scrub and massage gently. Leave it on for 20 minutes and rinse it off. You will thank me for it 😀

dry patches


P.S: The coffee can be slightly rough so make sure you massage gently with a very light hand.

These 2 hacks are my saviors and I am sure it would work for you as well!


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Favorite Makeup – Products Purchased More Than Once!

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Some things remain simply favorite. I have absolutely loved using the below listed 4 products, don’t think would get bored even after finishing them off various times. I absolutely can’t afford to have even one of them missing from my vanity. They ought to be stocked up much before reaching the finishing line.

Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner – Black

Number of times purchased: 2

Price: INR 499/-

BUY HERE for INR 338/-

This is the second time I have got my hands on this super pigmented, long lasting gel eyeliner. I first bought this when it was launched, which was I think in 2011 or maybe 2012. Since then, I have never EVER got tempted by any other gel eyeliner. This one is my all time favorite. Be it office, outings, parties or weddings, this is the only eyeliner I trust in terms of pigmentation. It also comes with brush that makes the application very easy.

Another great thing about this product is that it can be used in various ways, as a base on the lid while doing smoky eye look or a smoked out liner look or even a sharp thin/ medium/ thick liner.

The product lasts for really long time. Infact one tub lasted me for about 2, 2.5 years! So it’s quite cost effective that way.


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Maybelline Warm me up lipstick

Number of times purchased: 2

Price: INR 425/-


Maybelline is great when it comes to price and quality. This was my very first lipstick! I guess it was in 2011 or 2012 when I started wearing lipstick and this was my very first purchase. It’s such a pretty pink with a hint of beige, looks almost natural and stays on for a very long time. I love wearing it!

You can see me wearing it HERE.

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Maybelline Clean Express Total Clean Makeup Remover

Number of times purchased: 3

Price: INR 300/-


This remover is amazing when it comes to removing tough eyeliner or mascara. It even works amazingly well in cleaning off waterproof makeup, matte lipsticks. I use it every now and then to clean my makeup brushes, specially the gel eyeliner brush and it cleans effortlessly!

favorite makeup_4

Lakme eyeconic kajal – Brown

Number of times purchased: 3

Price: INR 275/-


This has to go with me everywhere! I use it in various ways… sometimes as an eyeliner, sometimes to line my lower lash line, or even as a base on the lids when I am planning to do a smokey eye look and sometimes even to fill in my brows!

I absolutely love using it on my lower lash line. There are some days when only a liner on the upper lid gives a very washed out look and putting a kohl on the lower lash line would mean adding unwanted drama, for those times, softly lining the outer 1/4th of the lower lash line with a brown pencil does the needful, this is how I often wear this brown kajal.

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Have you tried these products before? Let me know your favorites too :)

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NewU Nail Polish Review

NewU Nail Polish

NewU has been my new fascination lately and I so love <3 exploring their store! My half empty nail polish bottles were poking me for a while and I knew it was time to checkout some new ones! (P.S: By “checkout” I mean BUY, it’s just a guilt free way of presenting my intention 😛 )

I visited their store near karvachauth (that time of the year when your husband cannot say NO to your shopping, even if he wants to :P). Time was in my favor and I took advantage AND picked 8 of their nail polishes… there is a long story behind why and how it all happened… if you have the time read on, else you can jump in the review.

The Story behind NewU Nail Polish Haul

It was karwachauth time and I had decided my outfit, makeup, nail art etc.. etc.. for the day. I was so excited to do a traditional, red glittery nail art… In hunt of a RED GLITTERY top coat, I headed the mall. I did come across a few reds but didn’t find the perfect red.. some were too bright.. some were too dull… some weren’t just glitter enough to blind everyone… BUT… I didn’t come back home empty handed, the search introduced me to 8 gorgeous glitterryyyyy <3 nail polishes that refused to stay back. The pre decided nail art was obviously cancelled and so was the other detailing.

NewU Nail Polish

I picked up the following shades from their glitterati collection

  1. Glitter
  2. Galaxy
  3. Silver Chrome
  4. Icy Cool
  5. Pixie Pink
  6. Rose Quartz
  7. Autum Glow
  8. Pink Angel

NewU Nail Polish

NewU Nail Polish Review


These polishes come in a sleek, usual glass bottle. The brush is not very impressive, it’s slightly thin and doesn’t help much in perfect application. Even the bristles are slightly rough.

Wearability and Quality

The polishes stay comfortably for about 5-7 days after which it starts to chip off from the ends. The shades aren’t super quick to dry. The texture for pixie pink was rough and disappointing, even Autum glow was not very smooth on application, rest of the polishes were fine.


  1. Glitter – INR 75/-
  2. Galaxy – INR 75/-
  3. Silver Chrome – INR 75/-
  4. Icy Cool – INR 75/-
  5. Pixie Pink – INR 75/-
  6. Rose Quartz – INR 75/-
  7. Autum Glow – INR 75/-
  8. Pink Angel – INR 125/-



Why it couldn’t make 5/5?

  1. These polishes take slightly longer to dry
  2. Some of the shades give a rough and not so impressive finish
NewU Nail Polish
Pixie Pink


NewU Nail Polish
Pixie Pink


NewU Nail Polish
Pixie Pink


NewU Nail Polish
Wearing NewU Glitter over Maybelline Sun Kissed


Rose Quartz






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