A classic black smokey eye makeup marked the onset of the trend. Even today it’s the much raved about look. It might look complex and difficult to achieve, but trust me, it is really simple and can be mastered by anyone. Just a little practice is all you shall need. The tutorial below will help you get hold of the right steps.
Nothing better than a chilled glass of milk with one or two hand made choco chip cookies. The two make a perfect summer evening munch on. The recipe is super simple and requires no blender or mixer. Oven is the only electrical appliance you would need.
KIKO MILANO completed their 20 years of beauty in 2017, that is such a big milestone to achieve! It launched in India in 2016 and is spreading globally. I got gorgeous lipsticks and nail polishes from KIKO, which are worth sharing. I haven’t tried any of their products till now, extremely excited to try these on. I will be sharing a review soon.
A smokey eye makeup is favorite for many! In fact it’s the most opted look. It can be chosen as a party look as well as a casual daily look depending upon what colors you pick and how you play around with them. I am quite excited to present a few smokey eye makeup tutorial to you makeup lovers out there who are in awe of this trend but still struggle to get it on point. Starting with the basics, here is a simple brown everyday smokey eye makeup tutorial.
Makeup is a great way to unleash your creativity. I like to experiment and play with my makeup. This blog is depicting how to use your lipstick creatively and make it wearable for every occasion. A red lipstick which is often mistaken to be restricted to parties or weddings can surprisingly also be your best mate for a no makeup look. You can find out how in the video below.
There are some beauty products which you don’t need to buy from the market at all!! These are quick, easy and super affordable to make at home. I love DIYs and have done a few before as well.
Here is a simple DIY eye-shadow primer recipe which you can make under 5 minutes. Also it is super effective, it makes the eye-shadow show better and last for really long.
Short Or Long, hair management is such a task! And this task can be made easy and peppy with these 8 must have hair accessories.
I am quite liking copper nowadays, This pretty shade looks superb on the eyes, I remember picking this quad from maybelline while I was doing my wedding shopping a few years back… back then I wasn’t so deep a makeup lover, I believed in having just the essentials and a copper bronzy quad seemed to fit in perfect accordance with all the outfits.
You can never ever go overboard with a black eyeliner, I think it’s the most commonly used cosmetic around the world… And why not, a black eyeliner is something that fits very well in every occasion, be it an everyday look or the dramatic bridal look, a black eyeliner is what most of us reach for to complete the effect. My favorite liquid black eyeliners are the ones which have a pen sort of applicator. That makes the application so quick and mistake proof. Here is a detailed review of the Milani Eye Tech Perfection Eyeliner.
The packaging reminds me of The Curve Eyeliner by NYX , It has a curved body to give a better control over the application. The felt tip allows you to create a thin, medium or a heavy line, as you desire! It’s extremely comfortable to hold, beginners would love it for sure. Talking of the down side, I faced slight issue working on a winged liner with this felt tip applicator, I wish it was slightly more flexible.
Quality & Texture
The product claims to give a full color definition in one stroke, well… that isn’t really true, I need to coat 2-3 times to get a deep pigmented black line.
It gives a matte black finish, which is how I like my eyeliner to be.
Another good thing is, It dries quickly as you apply, you wouldn’t need to sit for long with your eyes closed, which is a common case with most of the liquid eyeliners. Also it saves a few extra minutes getting ready.
The product isn’t waterproof, it is some what water resistant. It smudges easily on oily lids, so if you have oily lids, this is not the right product for you, if you don’t, make sure not to apply moisturizer on your eyelids as a part of your daily moisturizing routine.
It lasts for good 8 hours if you have powdered your eyelids prior application, else it stays well for about 6 hours.
Why it couldn’t make 5/5?
- The pen felt tips makes application along the ends slightly difficult, I wish it was more flexible.
- It smudges easily if you apply a regular moisturizer on your lids, or have oily lids naturally.
A tinted moisturizer is the best option for your face during everyday summer makeup. The biggest advantage being, that it sits on the skin comfortably without clogging the pores. Also some of them come with SPF which is an added advantage. If you are not very comfortable wearing makeup, a tinted moisturizer can be your good pick. It gives sheer coverage at the same times feels light like a moisturizer. I picked up elf tinted moisturizer in the shade Ivory, it also has an SPF 20, so it looked like a good pick for summers. I have been using this since some time.
This comes in an outer cardboard packaging, inside of which we have a matte black easy squeeze tube packaging. A screw cap ensures that there is no spillage. The nozzle gives control over the quantity.
The shade name is written only on the cardboard packaging and not on the tube, which is quite inconvenient. If you have multiple tubes, then you are going to have a difficult time locating the shade.
Though the packaging doesn’t look very classy, but keeping in mind the affordability of the product, I wouldn’t complaint. The directions for use are written at the back, so that makes it user friendly.
Wearability and Coverage
The tinted moisturizer lasts well for 6 hours. Though the product says that it needs to be reapplied after every 2 hours, but I have been comfortable wearing it for 6 hours.
It gives a sheer to medium coverage. I like it for an everyday use because it looks really natural.
Quality and Texture
Talking of quality and texture, I have noticed a few things her.
- The blending is a big issue, If you are applying it with fingers, it takes a little longer to blend into the skin completely. I like to apply it with a damp beauty blender for a more effortless blending.
- The products looks slight patchy, if you see closely, you would notice small flaky patches, which disappear if you blend the product in the direction of facial hair.
- It sits on the dry patches of the skin, and hence looks flaky.
- It feels slightly heavy on the face, but gives a natural velvety matte finish.
- This smells like yogurt!
Why it couldn’t make 5/5?
- The yogurt smell is annoying.
- Blending is a big issue.
- It looks flaky on the dry skin areas.