FOTD: Soft Peach Makeup!

Peach Makeup

Hello Everyone!

Today I tried this spoft peach makeup look and I think it’s very wearable, specially during the day time.

Peach Makeup

 

Peach Makeup

Products Used

Face

Loreal Liquid Powder (reviewed here)

Maybelline mousse blush – 05

Eyes

Urban decay naked palette – Half baked (on the upper and lower lid)

Loreal double extension mascara

Maybelline vivid and smooth eye pencil – Olive (on the lower lid water line)

Lips

Maybelline creamy matte lipstick – Peach Personality (reviewed here)

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Maybelline Fashion Brow Duo Shaper – Review!

Maybelline Fashion Brow

Hi Everyone!

I recently bought this, much talked about maybelline fashion brow duo shaper. I have been longing for something like this. I did come across a brow pencil from MAC which costed about Rs. 1400/- but didn’t feel like spending that much on it. Since here in India we have very limited options for eyebrow styling, this one surely deserves a place in your vanity kit.

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Its Micro-mechanical pencil delivers precise application for evenly defined brows and Smear-proof formula wears all day.

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Maybelline Fashion Brow – Powder

 

Maybelline Fashion Brow
Maybelline Fashion Brow – Pencil

 

Packaging:Very interesting I must say, there is a thin mechanical pencil at one end and a sponge with the same colour mineral pigments at the other. The pencil helps in filling up gaps and provide a definition to the brows, whereas the pigmented sponge on the other end smoothens out the harsh lines.

Price: Rs. 245/-

Availability: Online, Lifestyle, NewU stores

Stay time: It easily stays on me for the whole day till I don’t wash my face. Its even smudge poof.

Rating: 5/5

How to use?

1. Use the pencil to fill in any gaps and to shape the base line of the brow.

2. Run the pigmented sponge brush over for a more intense and natural look.

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Maybelline Fashion Brow – Swatches

 

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August 2015 Makeup Favorites!!

Makeup Favorites

Hi Everyone!!

Lemme walk you all through my Makeup Favorites for the month of August, these are the ones I have preferred using most of the time.

1. L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder

This has been a perfect makeup base for everyday and for special occasions as I prefer light weight medium coverage base. I love the perfect velvety matte finish it gives to the skin. But in a week or so I shall be switching back to BB creams. Its almost offset of summers and my skin has started to be less oily and more flaky on the sides of my nose and lips. Its time to put this product to hibernation, I shall now bring it back in use next summers only.

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2. Maybellin Rebel Boutique Lipstick REB-07

This perfectly pastel pink creamy-matte long lasting lipstick has come to my rescue almost every time I am in a hurry and can’t spend hours coordinating the perfect makeup look. It somehow happens to match my every outfit, all the time! I don’t have to worry about reapplying it as it stays for more than 8 hours.

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3. ‘The Nudes Palette’ by Maybelline

‘The Nudes Palette’ is so sleek and compact that I have been carrying it every time I am travelling. Its texture is smooth and easily glides on to the lids and has a lasting finish. Moreover the shades are so wearable and the look up guide at the back is a time saver! It saves me a lot of time, looking for the perfect combination.

Makeup Favorites

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Indian Wedding Makeup

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I created this ”Indian Wedding Makeup” look long back, just couldn’t find time to post it. Here, I paired copper eye makeup with pastel pink lips, paying special attention towards the skin to make it look flawless for which I used a BB cream as a base, foundation for concealing and a compact to seal it all. After which I used a blush and highlighter to get the finished look. I follow this routine whenever I do wedding makeups, not otherwise.

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Products for the face

1. Garnier BB cream

2. Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse

3. MAC studio fix – NC30

4. Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush

5. MAC Silver Dust as a highlighter

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Products for the eyes

1. Maybelline Quad eye-shadow palette (Copper Brown)

2. Maybelline gel eyeliner -black

3. Maybelline gel eyeliner -brown

4. Loreal double extension mascara

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Products for the lips

1. Maybelline ‘Hooked On Pink’ Lipstick

I gave a final touch to the whole look with a spray of MAC fix plus. It basically hydrates the skin and mellow downs the entire look a little bit, preventing it from looking too loud.

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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.

The Nudes Palette
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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Day Makeup for a casual outing!

Day Makeup

Hi Everyone!

This weekend I was out for a casual stroll in the Mall followed by a short and sweet coffee date with my husband. I wore this make-up look and found it really suitable for day time casual outings.

 

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FOTD: Casual Day Outing Makeup

Here I have paired soft matte mauve eyes with creamy pastel nude lip color; adding drama to the eyes with lots of mascara.

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Products used in the look

The products used are listed below:

Products for the face

1. L’Oreal liquid powder foundation. You can checkout its review here.

2. MAC sushi flower eye-shadow as a blusher.

Products for the eyes

1. From the urban decay palette I used the following shades

    1.1 Strange

    1.2 Limit

    1.3 Nooner

    1.4 Mugshot

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Urban Decay Palette 3

3. Lakme absolute kajal – brown

4. L’Oreal double extension mascara

Products for the lips

I mixed two shades Maybelline warm me up and totally toffee.

I have a habit of mixing and recreating shades, and I store them in a palette.

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Lipstick Palette – The marked shade is a mixture on Maybelline ‘Warm Me Up’ and ‘Totlly Toffee’
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FOTD: Casual Day Outing Makeup
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L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder Review

Liquid Powder

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Today I am reviewing L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder. As the name suggests, It’s a liquid compact very light weight and looks and feels absolutely natural.

L’Oreal Claims: Get the ultimate un-makeup look with Magic Nude Liquid Powder Bare Skin Perfecting Makeup with SPF 18. Revolutionary liquid transforms on contact, leaving a soft powder like finish. This foundation is so amazingly lightweight it’s like wearing no makeup at all! Just shake and apply – its magic!

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I am using shade number 316 Nude Beige, you can pick your suitable shade at the L’Oreal counter in any cosmetic store.  I avoid using heavy makeup bases as much as I can. Anything heavy on my face makes me feel tired, I don’t know how that’s related but yes that’s the case with me. It also has SPF 18 which makes it the perfect skin base for this summers!

You can see me wearing it in my blog ‘Casual Everyday Makeup!’

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I have medium to oily skin during summers due to which I avoid creamy products on the face. This product is recommended for those who have medium to oily skin. People with dry skin may not find it very appealing.

The product review is as follows:

Packaging:  It comes in a glass bottle. I was and still am not very impressed by its packaging. You have to be ultra careful while handling it. Moreover it doesn’t have a nozzle or a pump to control the amount of product that comes out. In order to use it, you’ll simply have to pour the product at the back of your hand with a lot of control as its texture is not much viscous. I hope L’Oreal people would bring in a new and improved packing for easy handling.

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Texture: It feels really light weight, almost feels like you have diluted your powder compact in water. On application it gives a very soft velvety feel. Gives a Matte finish. But I noticed it tends to look slight powdery / flaky on the sides of the nose,  In fact on close observation it looked slight flaky on the cheeks as well as soon as you apply it ; but in about half and hour, it settles down.

Directions for use:

1. Wash your face and apply a moisturizer.

2. Shake the bottle well, pour it at the back of your hand (2-3 drops approximately).

3. Dot it all over your face and neck and rub it with  fingers. The bottle says that it is not meant to be used with a brush or a sponge.

As per my opinion, you will not see the desired result the very moment you apply it but in about half an hour when the foundation settles down, the perfect texture comes to life!

Coverage and Stay time: It gives light to medium coverage and stays for approximately 6 hours. Perfect for everyday wear.

Price: Rs. 899/-

Availability: L’Oreal counters, NewU stores and online.

Rating: 4.75/5 Highly Recommended

Why it couldn’t make 5/5?

1. Mostly because of its “not so convenient” packaging.

2. Slight flaky look on certain areas the moment you apply it also contributes in not making it 5/5 but that can be ignored slightly as it improves with time.

All in all I truly madly deeply loved it and would really recommend it to all you pretty ladies. I would like to go ahead and declare it as one of my favorite makeup base 🙂

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5 Steps to clean your makeup brushes!

makeup brushes

Hello Everyone,

Many of us probably ignore the importance of thoroughly cleaning makeup brushes regularly.

Unclean makeup brushes can be really infectious and can cause much more harm that you thing. Its really advisable to clean your makeup brushes at regular intervals. I choose to do it once in every 45 days.

Here are the steps to follow:

Step – 1

Take  a bowl, fill it with water at  room temperature and Put 2 – 3 drops of mild shampoo in it.

Step – 2

For, Lipstick, eyeliner, concealer/ foundation brushes or any other brushes that contain water proof/ highly pigmented makeup on it,  use a Makeup remover (I use maybelline makeup remover) to clean it first before proceeding to next step. For the eye-shadow, blush, powder brushes, you can skip this step.

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Step – 3

Put all the brushes in the bowl with shampoo+water and let it stay for 5-6 hours. you can repeat this step if you feel that the brushes need more cleaning.

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Step – 4

Wash the brushes in plain water.

Step – 5

Place them on a clean hand towel and leave it to dry for a day.

Your brushes are now fresh and clean 🙂

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5 Minutes Make-Up Challenge!

5 Minutes Make-Up

Hi Everyone!

My blog for the day will help you with make-up when you have absolutely no time in hand. I follow this scenario when I am getting late for an outing and have no time to spend on elaborated makeup.

Step – 1:

Put compact all over your face and neck with a big fat powder brush. A good brush can really quicken the process.

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Step – 2:

Put on some blusher on the cheeks. Swipe the same brush on the eyelids (the left over product on the brush shall be good enough for an everyday makeup look). This will add warmth to the face.

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Step – 3:

Put on a brown eyeliner using a pencil, A pencil really helps put eyeliner quickly, its absolutely okay if your line is not perfect because we are going to smudge it in the next step.

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Step – 4:

Use a brush to smudge the eyeliner you’d just put. Make sure you do this as soon as you apply it as with the course of time the liner tends to dry out and the smudging becomes time consuming and even the look of it doesn’t turn out to be as desired.

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Step – 5:

Use the same brush (with no extra product), and stain the lower outer corner of the eye, giving just a tint of color.

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Step – 6:

Put on some Mascara

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Step – 7:

Use a lip gloss/lipstick

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5 Minutes Make-Up

Products Used in the look

Face

MAC Studio Fix – NC30

MAC Blush – Dainty

Lips

Maybelline “Warm me up” lipstick

Eyes

Lakme absolute kajal – Brown

Loreal Double Extension mascara – Black 

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