How I organize my makeup!

organize makeup

Hi everyone!

I thought of sharing with you all how I arrange and organize my makeup, this might give you some tips.

organize makeup

1. Nayasa plastic drawers

These are very helpful in keeping little makeup tools / equipments in place which you generally tend to misplace and have to do without it at the hour of need.

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I use this to store all the eye/ lip pencils (along with the sharpener) in one drawer, tools such as tweezers, eyelash curler etc. in the other and all the liquid liners in the third drawer.

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You can get this easily from any store selling plastic items.

2. Acrylic lipsticks/ lip gloss organizer

This one keeps all my lip color together. I use a section of it to hold my makeup brushes and Q tips. The rest of the space is taken up by lipsticks and lip glosses. Very convenient.

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I got this from home stop.

3. A simple acrylic organizer with compartments

This helps store face products,eye-shadow pallets, lipstick pallet, lashes and other miscellaneous items.

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This one too I got from Home Stop.

4. Lipstick Palette

This is a lipstick palette which I made on my own. I deported most of my lipstick shades to this palette, its very convenient when you are travelling, and even helps you bring in use broken lipsticks. You can even recreate your own shade by mixing 2 or more lipsticks. There is a lot you can do while making a lipstick palette.

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Hope you found it useful. Do share your thoughts with me 🙂

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Maybelline glitter mania review!

Maybelline glitter mania

Matte finish glitter nail polish

Today I am reviewing the Maybelline glitter mania collection. Though this range is a few months old now, but for those who aren’t aware, this post may be helpful.

It comes in 8 shades, I have 5 of these.

This is an amazing glitter collection, makes your nails look dipped in glitter.

Packaging: it comes in the standard Maybelline color show bottles, nice and compact.

Texture: It gives a unique matte look, feels like glitter sand put on your nails, though very unique and attractive but the feel of it can be irritating at times.

Price: Rs. 125/-

Availability: Any cosmetic store or online.

Durability: Once worn, it lasts upto approximately 5 days

Rating: 4.5/5

Why it couldn’t make 5/5?

1. The sandy feel is a little annoying

2. The removal process takes a lot of time (a very common problem of glitter nail polishes).

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The Makeup Base Guide – Part 1

Makeup Base

Hi Everyone!

This blog will be your ultimate guide to choose the right makeup base for various occasions.

There comes a wide variety of makeup bases such as foundations, concealers, compacts, press powders, BB creams, CC creams and the list is endless.

I’ll help you clarify all the doubts you ever had about which one to use and when.

I play with 3 of them, namely:

1. BB cream

2. Foundation

3. Compact

BB Creams

Makeup Base

Talking of BB creams, many of you may not be aware of what exactly they are and their purpose. They are nothing but tinted moisturisers. It’s something between a moisturiser and a foundation.

In fact you can create your own BB cream by mixing a drop of foundation with 2 drops of moisturiser (water based if you have oily skin and oil based if you have dry skin).

They provide you light-medium coverage. And absolutely don’t look and feel as heavy as a foundation.

When do I use them?

1. When I need light coverage, when my skin feels dry.

2. Mostly in wedding/  party makeups as I don’t prefer using foundation

3. In winters, for my everyday makeup.

Which one to use?

I have tried Maybelline and Garnier, I personally like Garnier more (Cost Rs. 200/-) , as it looks more natural comparatively. But if you already have Maybelline one and don’t know how to use it, then you can apply by mixing one drop of BB cream + 1 drop of moisturizer. This will lessen up the heaviness.

Compact

Makeup Base

Compact is a light coverage powder form makeup base. Ideal for oily or semi-oily skin.

When do I use it?

1. Everyday makeup in summers

2. Giving a finished look after applying foundation and concealer (this is only when I do heavy party makeups)

Which one to use?

I have tried Maybelline compact about 2 years back, after which I switched to MAC studio fix in the shade NC 30 (Cost Rs. 2500/-) and I am very much happy with it.

But if you are a beginner, you can start with the Maybelline one (coat approx Rs. 200/-) its not bad, and once you’ve gained the art of applying it, you can switch.

Foundation

Makeup Base

This is used the least. I absolutely don’t prefer using foundations at all. Only when I am doing heavy party makeups and need some concealing, I use very little about of it and use it on the target areas (like acne).

When/ how do I use it?

1. Only as a concealer if required

I generally prefer giving it a miss.

Which one to use?

I am using Maybelline foundation since the beginning and find it good enough. (Cost: Rs. 550/- approx).

 

 

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Green Smoky Eyes!

Green Smoky Eyes

Hi Everyone,

I tried something different this time, something a little off track from my usual make up routine, Olive green smoky eyes paired with coral lips. Its  a very wearable look for summers.

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Products for the face

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1. Garnier BB Cream – I prefer using BB creams over foundations as they don’t feel heavy on the face, and provide light – medium coverage

2. Maybelline Dream blush – 05 This is one of my favorite blush, It gives a wonderful natural sheen. And the shade 05 is a very natural peachy pink at the same time brightens up the face instantly.

Products for eyes

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1. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Palette 1

2. Maybelline vivid and smooth eye pencil – Olive

3. Oriflame olive green eyeshadow

4. Lakme Absolute Kajal – Black

5. Eye lash curler

6. Loreal Mascara

Green Smoky Eyes

 

Green Smoky Eyes

Products for the Lips

1. MAC Fanfare

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Lakme 9 to 5 Blush Work Review

Blush Work

Hello Everyone, Today I am reviewing Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick in the shade Blush Work (MP10). Its a beautiful coral matte shade with a little golden shimmer that comes in a cute and attractive metallic packaging. But I am not very happy with the product. You will soon know why, But the extremely beautiful shade has still managed to keep its place in my heart 🙂

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Lakme Absolute Gloss Addict Review

Lakme Absolute Gloss Addict

Hi Everyone,

I have been contemplating a lot over the lakme absolute gloss addict lipsticks, finally purchased 3 of them.

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1. Dessert Rose

2. Coral Lustre

3. Bare Beige

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All three shades fall in the nude category. Perfect for everyday wear and if you master the art of smoky eyes, these three shades can be your best friends!!

Desert Rose is a pinkish peachish shade, rather more on the pinkish side.

Coral lustre where as is a perfectly peachy orangy shade.

And Bare beige is the beige of my dreams!! Exactly what I have always been looking for!! I have created a look with this shade HERE.

I will soon create a look with each one of them and post.

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Product Review

Packaging It comes in classy metallic case with a transparent cap. Which helps u pick the shade of the day at one go! Absolutely convenient… Apart from this, I noticed something different here, which not many lipstick cases are equipped with; and that is a “locking mechanism” which ensures proper opening and closing of the lipsticks, saves you from the frights where you accidentally put the cap thinking you have twisted your lipstick quite enough while it still remains open…smashing it completely.. Yikess

Quality I would like to go ahead and give it the honour of being one of the best texture ever!! It has a luxurious feel, feels as smooth as a warm knife passing through soft butter. I am still so obsessed by the way it feels that I can’t stop myself from reapplying it time and again. Thumbs up for that!

Color Payoff The color stays for about 3 -4 hours, initially when you apply it, its glossy as the name suggests, but after about 2 -3 hours, its glossiness decreases and leaves a tint behind.

Price Rs. 800/-

Availability Everywhere!! Cosmetic stores, online…

Rating 4/5

Why it couldn’t make 5/5

1. The price is a little on the higher side.

2. The shades are very limited.

Lakme Absolute Gloss Addict

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