Early mornings don’t generally leave you with enough time for dressing up! I have now chosen my car as my vanity area and that is where I do all my makeup, on my way to work. This quick 3 minutes makeup on the go requires only 3 products and not only saves time but also saves me from my husband’s constant nagging to speed up my dressing up process! 😛
I am sure this quick 3 minutes makeup on the go will save you as well from the daily chivvy!
You can also check out my 5 Minutes makeup routine HERE, if you have a few more minutes to spare. 🙂
Maybelline Fit Me Compact (Reviewed here)
Maybelline Falsies Mascara
Maybelline Rebel Boutique REB-07 Lipstick (Reviewed here)
Step – 1:
I use Maybelline Fit Me Compact as a base, It comes with an applicator, you wouldn’t really have to reach out for a powder brush.
Also use it over the eyelids to avoid oily lids during the day.
Now take very little amount of REB-07 Lipstick and dab it on to your cheeks. This acts as a cream blush.
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Step – 2:
Grab on the Maybelline Falsies Mascara and apply 2 coats on the upper and lower lashes. I absolutely love this mascara. It instantly adds length and volume. You will have to be careful here to avoid any sort of injury to the eye in the moving car.
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Step – 3:
Now comes the final and the last step! Take out your weapon and wear it on! The lipstick I mean 😛
I use REB-07 quite often, It’s a beautiful bright pink shade and lasts all day without touch-ups 🙂 It’s a year old now and is still my favorite.
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So that completes the look! You now have rest of the time to be merrily spent sight seeing and chatting 🙂
Here we have Mr. Mojo back in action! The last time you saw him HERE, this time he is back with a variation….
Here is a tutorial for you all where I have created Red and Gold Wedding Nails, All the brides-to-be can take some ideas from here 🙂
As you all know (well, only if you have read About Me), I am a Senior Software Engineer by profession and a beauty blogger by passion. This definitely keeps me busy and occupied round the clock! In my busy schedule, Aplava (a beauty website, about which I will be telling you shortly…) has been a great helping hand in being my personalized beauty guide!
Ladies and Gentlemen …. put your hands together for Aplava!!!!
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“For busy women/men on the go,
Aplava is a personalized beauty service tailored to your taste,
budget & lifestyle that helps you look and feel your best
I was thrilled by its concept and was excited to give it a try…. As it claims to be a personalized beauty service, and I was so much in need of one… decided to explore it. Earlier I thought it to be just any other makeup website out there selling products at a discounted rate, but no way! It does much more!! It’s like a visit to a dermatologist + expert beautician who work together in aiding you choose the products you need.
How it works?
1. Once you sign up at Aplava, it throws a few question at you to know your skin and lifestyle better. The interface is really user friendly and one shall not have a problem in proceeding.
2. Once you have answered the questions, and your beauty profile is framed, the website algorithm chooses the best suited products for you, and you have a wide variety of products to choose from.
They even have great offers running and give free shipping over Rs. 999/-. You surely gotta give it a try.
Do share your experience with Aplava in the comments section below. I would love to hear from you.
With every empty nail polish bottle tossed into the dustbin, I feel my energy level decrease! Now was the time to refill my nail polish hoard.
Every visit to the makeup counter urges me to grab those colorful shiny new bottles of polishes, Of course my generous husband doesn’t mind the purchase, but my shopaholic guilt pulls me back!! 🙁
One fine day, in my recreation hour when I was sipping hot coffee, watching the rain dancing through my office window, heard a notification on my phone from Nykaa that made me jump out of me seat with joy… It was FLAT 25% OFF ON MAYBELLINE… Yayyyyy… 😀 ….I threw my shopaholic guilt wrap away, I had to.. now was the time to buy all that has been listing in my mind; so I went ahead to explore!
Without looking left and right (remember the shopaholic guilt… It was still there keeping a watch over me!!) I headed straight to the Maybelline-> Nail Polish section and picked 8 glorious shades!!
(1) Coral Craze (
Rs 110/- Rs. 83/-) – It’s one of the bestest best coral shade I have come across so far. I have already used a bottle before, this one is my second purchase and that explains my love for it 🙂
(2) Orange Fix (
Rs 110/- Rs 75/-) – A pretty peppy orange shade. A lot can be done with this. You can see me wearing it HERE.
(3) Porcelain Party (
Rs 110/- Rs 83/-) -Would use it mainly for french manicures or for drawing white fowers.
(4) Blackout (
Rs. 100/- Rs. 75/-) – Not a big fan of black nail polishes though.. but you need to have a basic black polish for nail arts!
(5) Buried Treasure (
Rs. 100/- Rs. 64/-) – This looks quite interesting.. It has a chrome finish.. really excited to try it out.
(6) Rose Poudre (
Rs. 350/- Rs. 263/-) – I have been eyeing this one since a while now!! so soo sooo excited to wear this beautiful mauve-pink-brown-nude shade.
(7) Sun Kissed (
Rs. 350/- Rs. 263/-) – Can’t tell you how much I have craved it ever since I first saw it!! Love at first sight exists!!!
(8) French Manicure (
Rs. 350/- Rs. 263/-) – DID YOU KNOW?!?! the only reason why I could never wear a french manicure was because I lacked the perfect base shade…. here , I have it now.. 😀 you will now be seeing lots of french manicure happening!!
The last first 5 polishes are from the Color Show Collection and the last 3 are from Forever Strong Super Stay Collection (reviewed HERE)
Pheww.. that ends the haul!! Now since the shopaholic guilt wrap is on me back again… I promise myself not to buy new nail polishes for next few months atleast!!!
Do let me know which shade you liked the best 😀
There are times (well, most of the time) when you want to reach out for an ultra quick nail art solution. This nail art can be a good quick option.
Nail Polishes Used
Maybelline Orange Fix
Maybelline Bling Thing
All you need to do is, On 2 generous base coats (Orange Fix used here) you need to apply a glitter top coat (Bling thing used here) at the ends. You can apply the top glitter coat with a sponge like I did, for high glitter density OR simply with the nail polish brush.
Makeupmagique has turned 1.5 years old now, and I think the time is right to open up the blog to some fresh new voices. If you are willing to share your passion for all things beauty or have great ideas and are willing to write about it, I would love to feature on my website as a guest post.
If you would like to contribute to Makeupmagique, you can drop me a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and I shall get back to you as soon as I can.
Please note guest posts which fail to meet the guidelines mentioned below shall not be posted.
Guidelines for guest posts
You can send DIYs, How-tos, product reviews, makeup looks, tips and trick or any other relevant articles. I would appreciate a clean and clear content (with no short hand writing, lyk dis 1); also you need to check for spelling and grammar errors before sending. I will surely proof read before posting but wouldn’t be working on any corrections. The work limit is 200 – 500 words, needless to say, it has to be 100% original.
The pictures should be good quality. You need not use a DSLR for the same, just make sure it clear. The size of the image should be 800px X 800px
Payment will be on per article basis (Rs 500/- for each published article ; equivalent amount in other currencies). Payment for Indian residents will be via NEFT and via Paypal for the rest.
Looking forward to hear from you.
Hand Creams are an integral part of my daily routine. Dry hands dread me! The presence of a good hand cream in my bag gives me an immense sense of solace. The addition to my hand cream family is the “Innisfree Jeju rose hand cream”.
I really like rose fragrance and always look forward to try out rose scented products. Innisfree hand creams come in a variety of fragrances, you can surely find your favorite in the range.
Innisfree is a Korean brand. It claims to be a natural brand that shares the benefits of nature from the pristine island of Jeju allowing for vibrant beauty and pursues an eco-friendly green life to preserve the balance of nature.
Here is the review for you all.
The packaging structure is quite similar to the Body Shop Hand Cream (reviewed here) tube. Very convenient for use and travel friendly. The easily squeezable tube ensures good control over the product quantity. The screw cap ensures NO accidental spillage in your hand bag!
Consistency and Texture
The cream consistency is slightly on the thicker side (unlike the body shop hand cream which is quite gel like, watery and of a lesser density).
The thick creamy consistency doesn’t feel sticky or heavy on application neither light or feathery. It’s non sticky, non greasy texture gives just the required amount of moisturisation which lasts for about 5-6 hours.
One big drawback I faced was, if you rub it on your hands continuously for a minute, you will notice dry powdery substance shedding off.. It’s like as if your hands are raining dandruff 🙁 And that happens every time!
The best part of the product! the reason why I actually bought it, was this beautiful rose fragrance. The scent isn’t too deep and intense, rather it’s more on the softer side and lingers on for a good amount of time.
I bought this from the Innsifree outlet in DLF Mall of India, Noida
Umm.. I guess 3.5/5 should be apt.
Why it couldn’t make 5/5?
1. Rs. 300/- for 30mL product is expensive.
2. The cream on application, does provide adequate moisturisation but it doesn’t aid in making the hands feel softer (body shop hand cream performs better in this case).
3. The white-powdery stuff that starts to shed off if you rub it on your hands continuously for a while is REALLY annoying.
Hope you found this useful, you can let me know your thoughts in the comment section below.
A broken lipstick is as painful as a broken heart! Some of our lipsticks are simply abandoned once broken or distorted! I surely couldn’t bear the separation, hence I decided to fix them. Using these 2 techniques I could restore life in my dead broken lipsticks and so can you! So let’s get started.
Steps to fix broken lipsticks
Step – 1
Use a candle to melt the base of the broken lipstick portion. Make sure you keep a very light hand in doing so, we just need a layer of melted lipstick to act as a glue so that it can stick on to the other portion.
Step – 2
While the base is still melted, quickly place it over the other portion. Let it cool for 10 – 15 minutes and you have your lipstick fixed 😀
Steps to create a palette
Step – 1
Deport the lipstick on a spoon, place it over a candle and let it melt entirely.
Step – 2
Pour this melted lipstick in a lipstick palette/ a spare lens case 😀
Step – 3
Put your freshly fixed lipstick in the freezer for 5-10 minutes and they are ready to be a part of your vanity family once again!
Do try these tips and let me know what you think!