Makeupmagique’s 1st Anniversary!

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Hello Dear Readers!

January is a special month of the year for me! Apart from it being my Birthday month, it’s also a month that marked an onset to this website of mine!

I do not remember the exact date, but it was January 2015 for sure that took my hobby to a next level, and all thanks to the inspiration, motivation, freedom and push given to me by my husband!

The Journey

I discovered this colorful world when I was in my college 3rd year, before that, in school I was more of a Tom-boy and in college 1st and 2nd year I was going though the transition phase of a Tom-Boy turned Girlie! 😀 But again even during the college 3rd and 4th year my vanity case comprises of only colorful eyeliners and nail polishes! That was all, that fascinated me! It was mainly after I got engaged in April 2013 that this fascination took a steep turn and I started exploring my hand on makeup! And since then life has been colorful 😀

My Profession and Blogging

I am a Senior Software Engineer by profession and a Beauty Blogger by choice! With 5 days working, and weekends all about house-care-taking and outings, I am practically left with no time for blogging; but then this is where “Love for Blogging” helps me find time for all of this!

What Next

I am so looking forward to posting Makeup Tutorials and Video blogs. Maybe I shall start doing it this year and will talk about my experience with it on Makeupmagique’s 2nd Anniversary! 😀

I hope you all enjoy reading my blogs and find them useful, do share in your comments and let me know what you think.

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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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Soft-Coral-Wedding-Makeup

 

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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Soft-Coral-Wedding-Makeup

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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Maybelline Color Show – Gold Digger Collection

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Hi Everyone!

Maybelline has launched breathtakingly gorgeous range in Nail Polishes, by the name of Gold Digger! Ideal for this peak wedding season. It’s a collection of 6 glittery nail polishes, 3 top coats and 3 opaque nail polishes that can be worn alone. I picked 4 of these (2 top coats and 2 opaque polishes). They are a quick solution to the wedding season manicure. Let me walk you through each one of the shades I picked.

 

Maybelline Gold Digger Collection
Maybelline Gold Digger Collection

 

1. Gold Gluttony – This one is a top coat, it has asymmetrical gold flakes which look really good on bright coral shades. The size of a gold flake is good enough, in 1-2 coats you can get about 20-30% of your nail glitter coated! And of course depending upon how intense you want to go on glitter, you can increase the number of coats.

Its lasts for about 7 days without chipping! which I think is fantastic!

Maybelling Gold Digger Collection -Gold Gluttony
Maybelling Gold Digger Collection -Gold Gluttony

 

Maybelling Gold Digger Collection -Gold Gluttony
Maybelling Gold Digger Collection -Gold Gluttony

 

2. Bling Thing – I found this one super-duper gorgeous, It has black and gold glitter in big and small sizes. It can be teamed up with a red, orange, gold, beige base coat and in 1 coat it gives 30-40% glitter coverage! It too last for about 7 days without chipping.

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Maybelling Gold Digger Collection -Bling Thing

3. Gold-me-baby – Thins one can to be worn alone (without a top coat). It has super fine semi-holographic silver glitter fibres.  In 2 coats you can get nice glossy silver nails with bling! It last for about 4-5 days without chipping!

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Maybelline Gold Digger Collection – Gold-me-baby

 

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Maybelline Gold Digger Collection – Gold-me-baby

 

4. Gilded Rose – This one is pretty skin tone peach glitter polish whose texture is exactly same as the “Glitter Mania Collection”, I was not very excited after wearing it as I was looking for something different from the Sand Paper like texture which maybelline has already launched before. But talking about the shade, Its really pretty and elegant and can match most of your outfits! It gives full coverage in 2-3 coats (3 in my case) and lasts for 5-6 days!

 

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Maybelling Gold Digger Collection -Gilded Rose

 

Maybelling Gold Digger Collection -Gilded Rose
Maybelling Gold Digger Collection -Gilded Rose

 

Price: Rs. 145/- each (Maybelline is always so pocket friendly 🙂 )

 

Rating: 5/5 Highly Recommended

 

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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.

Gold Rust Makeup
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’

 

Gold Rust Makeup
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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2015 Wedding season beauty hacks!

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Hi Everyone!

The wedding season is at its peak. With the growing traffic one is always in a hurry to leave home early! These beauty hacks can bring you at ease in the hustle bustle, quicken the whole process of getting ready and is also travel friendly!!

1. Hair

If your hair are done well, you are dressed up 90% already (remaining 5% effort to clothing and makeup each). Even if you fall in the category of women who do not prefer makeup, still a good hairdo can effortlessly increase your glamour level! A quick and travel friendly hack for this is to use a Flat Hair Ironing Machine. You can use this to straighten, curl, out turn or In turn your hair! 1 tool 4 looks!! I have been using Remington hair straightener for ages now and its my perfect solution to any king of hair styling I want.

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Hairdo done from a Flat Iron

 

Nails

With the hustle of shopping, getting ready, leaving for the venue early to avoid jams, one often decides to give nails a miss!! Here is a hack for that! Use a quick dry nail polish like maybelline dry in 40 seconds, or quick dry range from Revlon or Lakme. One of the reason why I am a big BIG fan of Maybelline Nail polishes is because of how quick they are in drying! The moment you start applying and reach the 5th finger, the first 2 are dried already! So one doesn’t really have to go through the traditional ‘Nail Polish applying steps’ of apply-wait-wait-wait instead its apply-admire for a few seconds and good to go! Top it up with a glittery top coat for the extra oomph!

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Wedding Special Nails

Makeup

Highlighter! Highlighter! Highlighter! For an instant fresh glowing radiant look! I use the one from Mac and it gives a beautiful glow! You can use it on the cheek bone, brow bone, even on the eyelids. Pair it up with a bright lip color, eyeliner and Lootttsss of Mascara, ready to go!!

MAC Silver Dust
MAC Silver Dust as a highlighter

Hope these hacks will help quicken and ease the whole process of getting ready! Let me know your experiences!

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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!

Smokey Eyes in 10 minutes
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”

 

Light Party Makeup
Eye makeup done with the Maybelline Palette

 

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FOTD: Light Party Makeup

 

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Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipsticks – Review

Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipsticks

Hi Everyone,

Maybelline has recently launched a new range of creamy matte lipsticks in 20 shades, tough I have come across only 12 of them! I personally prefer matte lipsticks as they are long lasting. But the only reason I ever give it a miss, is how dry and sometimes even patchy it feels during and after application. I picked 4 shades:

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Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipsticks

 

 

1. Peach Personality – It’s a nude orangy peach lipcolor perfect for day or office wear. I have noticed this shade turning slightly patchy, but works well if you apply it with a brush or just rub it slightly with a finger. You can see me wearing it here.

2. Lively Violet – This one is a soft mauve, a shade I have never worn before.

3. Rock the Coral – A bright coral which I often wear during dinners and parties, Its highly pigmented, lasts really long but one thing disappointing about this shade is that it changes color to a bright magenta pink after a few hours! You can see me wearing it here.

4. Mysterious Mocha – A soft brown, browns I usually don’t wear, this is by first buy!

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Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipsticks

Here is my take on the product:

Packaging

It comes in a matte black hard plastic case with a strip of color.

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Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipsticks

 

Texture

The lipstick feels extremely smooth, silky and creamy during and after application. And the look is rich matte. Ever since I have started using this creamy matte range, I have quit using my other matte lipsticks!

Color Stay

The color stays easily for 8 hours, I don’t have to give it a touch up every now and then.

Fruity Fragrance

All the shades come with a soft fruity fragrance which makes you want more of it. I absolutely love the soft scent which lasts for about 30 minutes even after the application.

Price

Rs 325/-

Maybelline is always so pocket friendly!!

Rating

4.25/5 (Highly Recommended for Matte Lipstick lovers)

Why it couldn’t make 5/5?

1. Slight patchy look in the shade peach personality

2. Its prabably too soft and fragile, 2 of the 4 lipsticks already broke (got separated from the base, but still very much in a usable condition) inspite of my careful handling!

 

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Maybelline Creamy Matte – Rock the Coral

 

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Maybelline Creamy Matte – Lively Violet

 

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Maybelline Creamy Matte – Peach Personality

 

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Maybelline Creamy Matte – Mysterious Mocha
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