Chit Chat with High On Gloss

Hi Everyone!!

It is so exciting to know beauty bloggers around, I came across this wonderful person Nisha and loved her blogs, Interviewing here was so much fun!!

High On Gloss has really exciting articles for your beauty read. It’s always nice to scroll by her well written and extremely useful blogs on beauty tips, product reviews, swatches and a lot more 🙂

Let’s head further and know Nisha from High On Gloss better.

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How old is your blog and what gave it a kick start?
High On Gloss (HOG) is just a five months old blog. I care for it as my second baby. Few months back, one night when I was just sitting and chit chatting with my siblings, it just clicked that I must have my own blog. I straight away did some technical research and my blog was up within few hours. I am quite impulsive by nature.

When I started getting positive response from lovely readers & appreciation from fellow bloggers, within 2 months, I knew I can take it far ahead with all the passion that I have inside me for Beauty Blogging.

What is your next blog milestone to be achieved in 2017?
I am taking baby steps with HOG while nurturing it. My main focus is on producing quality content and creating a trustworthy database of product reviews so that people trust HOG for their beauty emergencies.

Who is your makeup inspiration?
Being a beauty blogger, I don’t know if it’s okay to say that I do not religiously follow any makeup artist or beauty blogger. I think every body has their own style and they are fabulous in their own way. Whenever I put makeup on, I try to create my own looks, to suit my mood.

Which is your favorite makeup brand and why?
I am never loyal to a specific brand, I always keep on switching since I easily get bored of using the same products be it skincare or makeup. I admire MAC lipsticks, Lakme blushes, Maybelline foundations & Makeup Revolution/Naked eye palettes. Maybelline wins the race since it is so versatile with it’s product range, that too at reasonable price.

What are the top 3 products you can’t live without?
Face wash, moisturizer & lip balm.

Nude or Bold lippers?
Nude Lippers.

Which is your most opted look, dramatic or understated ?
Understated.

Favorite skin care product?
AHAGlow Facewash

Drug store or high end makeup products?
Drug Store makeup products.

What’s in your travel beauty bag?
Face wash, oil free moisturizer, wet wipes, mascara, eyeliner, BB/CC cream, concealer, a nude eyeshadow palette, few lipsticks & a handy mirror. I know it sounds like everything, but whenever I leave something back at home, I feel like I should have brought it with me.

I am sure it was a delight getting to know about Nisha 🙂 Do visit High On Gloss 🙂

Colorbar Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner | Review

A liquid eyeliner is a great option for a quick go to makeup or an everyday wear. I got this new Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner from Colorbar, which is one of their new launch; and have loved wearing it each day. Read on the detailed review below:

What the brand claims:

“The Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner is long-lasting and does not smudge, crack, flake or peel. With its high definition flexible felt tip applicator, one stroke is enough to define a fine or thick line. Fast drying, Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner is suitable for sensitive eyes and those who wear contact lenses too!”




Packaging

It comes in a small black plastic bottle with the band name and product details printed over. The brush wand has a silver outer body and is quite convenient for application. Talking about the brush, my liking towards  felt tip applicators is not so great. The tip is not at all flexible as claimed by the brand, one has to work with great precision for neatness. Whereas a more flexible tip would have made things more easier. Beginners  might have problems dealing with a brush like this.

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At the same time, it’s non flexible nature helps neater application in the inner corners of the eye, where a flexible tip tends to go messy sometimes.

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Pigmentation

The pigmentation is quite an impressing factor here.It’s deep opaque black and looks quite striking.

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Texture and Quality

I personally like matte eyeliners over glossy finish. This eyeliner come in a matte texture but not matte to an extend that looks dried and stiff, which is a good thing.

I wouldn’t call it waterproof, would rather label it as water resistant. It comes off easily with slight rubbing with water.

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Wear ability

The first day I wore this liner to a mall where it happily lasted for 8-10 hours! But on usual office days where your eyes tend to get watery and tired (which is absolutely not the case when you are out shopping :P) the eyeliner stays neat only up till 4-5 hours after which it starts flaking off a bit.



Price

INR 350/-

You can buy it for INR 340/- HERE

Rating

3.5/5

Why it couldn’t make 5/5?

  1. Not absolutely waterproof as the product claims
  2. Tend to fade off after 4-5 hours
  3. The felt tip application make the application slightly challenging

Why 3.5/5?

  1. Loved the pigmentation and texture
  2. Affordable

Let me know if you have used it before, you can also suggest me some of your favorite liquid eyeliners. 🙂



The Bride Guide: Boho Bridal Makeup

The wedding season is in full swing and I see a lot of new trends coming up. The brides these days are upto new looks and color combinations. I too tried a variant and experimented with a Boho Bridal Makeup. The look is demure and understated overall, intensifying the features in a subtle manner.

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This look can also work best for engagements or other wedding functions if you are wanting to go more dramatic on your wedding day.

Here I have kept a very light hand at contouring and emphasized more on making the skin look fresh and glowy.

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Boho Bridal Makeup Tutorail

Products Used

Face

Nivea Men After Shave Balm
Maybelline Fit Me Foundation – Shade No 115
MAC Studio Fix – NC30
Forever21 Beauty Blender
Maybelline Duo Blush
MAC Silver Dust Highlighter
Maybelline The Nudes Palette

Eyes

Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Palette
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara
Meilin Eyeliner – Deep Purple 34

Lips

Maybelline Sensation Lipstick – Hooked on pink
Deborah Milano Lip Gloss – 06

Eyebrows

Maybelline gel eyeliner – Brown

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OTHER POSTS FROM THE BRIDE GUIDE SERIES

Makeup Essentials Part – 1

Karva Chauth Makeup

Makeup Essentials Part – 2

Boho Bridal Makeup

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MAKEUP TUTORIALS




Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara | Review

A mascara is my essential tool these days and I was thrilled and extremely happy to try out this new launch from Maybelline. The brand has lately come up with really exciting new products one of them being the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

What the brand claims

Lash SensationalÂź Mascara. This fresh liquid formula captures lashes from root to tip for a full-fan effect.
Exclusive fanning brush with ten layers of bristles reveals layers of lashes for a sensational full-fan effect. Ophthalmologist tested. Suitable for contact lens wearers.
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

Packaging

The Body

The mascara comes in a plastic and cardboard outer packaging (which I disposed off in the excitement of trying out the product as soon as it arrived! Totally forgot to take a picture of the outer packaging 🙁 ). Talking of the mascara tube, it’s sturdy plastic and the shape is similar to the colossal mascara tube.

The Wand

The wand, I can say is unique! I am really fond of trying various wands. In fact I personally like plastic bristles wand better. This one has  plastic bristles placed in a unique manner. The inner curve helps apply mascara from the roots to the ends and the outer curve helps fan out the lashes. It’s comfortable for coating the upper lashes. For the lower lashes, it’s slightly a messy affair. I feel a thin comb like wand helps coat lower lashes neatly and in a much better way. But with practice I have gained a better control and the mess has reduced!

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Quality and Wear ability

The mascara is soft creamy in texture which makes it very easy to coat each lash separately. It does dry quickly once applied. It’s intense black color , waterproof nature and it’s ability to last the whole day makes it a superb choice.

It adds a considerable amount of length and volume which increases with every coat. For me 2-3 coats work the best. The images below will help you show the difference it makes.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

How to use/ apply the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

Step 1. Use inner curve to reach the roots of lashes. Sweep from the root to tip of lashes.

Step 2. Use the outer curve for a more fanned out and fuller look. Sweep from the root to tip of lashes.

Step 3. Do not let mascara dry in between coats.

Step 4. Easily remove mascara with Eye Makeup Remover.

 

Pice: INR 500/-

Rating: 4.5/5

Availabilty: You can buy it online from NYKAA or from the nearest maybelline counter.

Why it couldn’t make 5/5?

The application on the lower lashes is slightly difficult.

I hope you found the review useful, do let me know your thoughts in the comments section below!




Soft Brown Monochrome Makeup

Monochrome makeups are really exciting and I realized this when I did one! Last few days were all about fun with family and friends and I did get a chance to play with some new makeup looks. I tried on this Soft Brown Monochrome Makeup and really loved the overall look. It’s best for a day outing. If you are wanting to wear it during the night, you can add a pair of falsies are maybe deepen up the eyeliner.

This look was really simple to create and didn’t really require a lot of products.

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Products Used

Face

LÓreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder (Review HERE)

Maybelline Fit Me Blush – Medium Nude

Eyes

Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette – Buck and Virgin

Maybelline Falsies Mascara

Lips

Maybelline Creamy Matte Listick – Mysterious Mocha

(Review HERE, You can also see me wearing it in my blog How to rock ‘Mysterious Mocha’)

InColor Lip Gloss –  Shade No. 26

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After trying out this look, I will surely create more monochrome makeup looks with some exciting color options. Infact I would love to hear your suggestions. You can drop in your thoughts in the comments section below! 😀

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MAKEUP TUTORIALS





Handling change of season hair madness | Garnier Fructis Oil-In-Cream | Review

Change of season brings not only cold and flu but also bad hair! This time my hair absolutely refused to listen to me and seemed to be living a life of their own.

I am a person who doesn’t like to experiment with new products on my hair. The side effects dread me! I had been noticing a lot of frizziness and hairfall since a few weeks now. I knew it was the changing weather behind the damage but I had to bring in something to stop the spoilage. I decided to stick to my weekly oiling routine. That did help but the results weren’t satisfying. I knew it was time to bring additional help into action!

I headed to the departmental store in search of a perfect mate for my hair. Studied various products and their specifications and finally picked up Garnier Fructis Oil In Cream. I have been using it since a week now and it’s time for a review!!

Garnier Fructis Oil In Cream

PACKAGING

It comes in an easy squeeze tube. Love the bright yellow/orange packaging…. and it’s also travel friendly (I love travel friendly, glittery, nicely packaged products in general)

Garnier Fructis Oil In Cream

HOW TO APPLY

The product can be applied in 3 ways:

  1. Over night You can massage it on your scalp and hair and leave it over night for deep nourishment
  2. Before Hair Wash You can massage it on your scalp and hair about 30 minutes prior shampooing
  3. After Hair Wash You can use it on the length and ends (NOT roots) when your hair are still damp but the excess of water is removed.

MY EXPERIENCE

I normally have straight (slight wavy sometimes) hair, with sometimes oily scalp and dry ends! They were perfectly fine a few years back but streaking made it behave abnormally!! Anyway, coming back… so lately I felt my hair becoming extremely frizzy after shampooing (even after using a conditioner). I used Garnier Fructis Oil-In-Cream on the length and ends after hair wash (and removing excess of water with a towel) and let it air dry.

The results I would say are satisfactory. My hair are less frizzy… I wouldn’t say that the frizz is gone completely… but it is cured to a great extent, They are much more manageable and my hair fall rate dropped drastically in 1 use! The fragrance is very similar to tresme conditioner and lasts for a day. Also the formula is completely non-sticky.

I even tried using it before wash, by massaging it on my scalp and hair but this way I noticed my roots looked slightly oily, so I dropped the idea of using it overnight.

I shampoo my hair thrice a week and use this product after every alternate wash (which makes it 1-2 a week) as my hair tend to look oily and flat if used after every wash. Another important thing worth mentioning here is, DO NOT use this product after oiling and shampooing, the look you get would be too oily!

The product did help It helped me by reducing hair fall and frizz. But over usage does lead to oily looking hair due to which I don’t feel very happy about the product.

PRICE

Rs. 60/- for 100gms

AVAILABILITY

You can get it easily at departmental stores or can get it online HERE

RATING

3/5

WHY IT COULDN’T MAKE 5/5?

  1. The frizzyness is controlled to some extent but isn’t gone completely as the product claims
  2. My scalp feels slight oily after wash when the product is massaged onto the scalp prior shampooing.
  3. Cannot be used after a session of oil massage and shampooing (I have even tried shampooing twice after oiling, still on applying the product, hair look too oily)




The Bride Guide: Makeup Essentials Part 2

It’s time for another video from The Bride Guide Series! In my previous video, I had spoken about the Makeup Essentials for the face and in this one I will be helping you pick some eye makeup and lipsticks.

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Eye Makeup Essentials

Eyeliner

Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner – Black BUY HERE

Kajal

Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner – Black BUY HERE

Plum NaturStudio All-Day-Wear Kohl Kajal BUY HERE

Mascara

Maybelline Volume Express Colossal Mascara BUY HERE

Colorbar Zoom and Whoosh Mascara BUY HERE

Eye Shadow

Maybelline Quad – 01 Copper Brown

Maybelline The Nudes Palette BUY HERE

Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Palette BUY HERE



Lipsticks for Brides

Diana of London – Red Nature

You can see me wearing it HERE

Diana of London – Fuchsia Pink

You can see me wearing it HERE

Maybelline Lip Gradation – Orange 1

OTHER POSTS FROM THE BRIDE GUIDE SERIES

Makeup Essentials Part – 1

Karva Chauth Makeup

Makeup Essentials Part – 2

Boho Bridal Makeup

Hope you enjoyed the video, let me know what you think in the comments section below and do subscribe to my channel if you haven’t already 🙂




Brown Smokey Eye Makeup for the day

Hello Everyone!

Hope you had a great festive week and I am sure the Diwali excitement must have taken over already… I have been experimenting with a variety of looks these days… Thanks to the festive month! I decided to try on a medium brown smokey eye makeup with a nude glossy lip color. Since I had worn this look for a day outing, I decided to keep it demure yet substantial, so I skipped using a pair of false lashes. Had it been for a night party, I would have surely added a pair of false lashes.

Brown Smokey Eye

Products Used

Face

DIY BB Cream

(You can have a look at the tutorial HERE)

Maybelline Fit Me Blush – Medium Nude

Lips

Lakme Absolute Gloss Addict

(You can read the full review and can  check out the other shades HERE)

Brows

Maybelline Fashion Brow – Brown

Eyes

Maybelline Falsies Mascara

Lakme Iconic Kajal – Brown

(As the eye-shadow base and to line the lower lash line)

Maybelline Nudes Palette BUY HERE

(ShadeNo. 1 –  In the Inner corner of the eye

ShadeNo. 5 –  In the crease

ShadeNo. 8 –  In the outer V of the eye and outer 1/3rd of the lower lash line

ShadeNo. 7 –  On the upper lid)

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Brown Smokey Eye




Tips For Wearing Brown Smokey Eye Makeup during the day

  1. DO define your brows. DON’T go too dark.
  2. DO conceal your under eye area if you have dark circles else the brown smokey eye makeup will make you look like Manjulika 😛 
  3. Skip dramatic false lashes, if at all required, you can use the individual lashes or a good mascara can do the needful.
  4. DO NOT make the inner corner of the lower lash line too smoked out. (not suitable for a day wear smokey look)
  5. Opt for a medium brown over a dark brown look.
  6. Keep the blush very subtle. DONOT use a bright pink one at all!

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Hope this post was helpful, let me know what you think in the comments section below.



The Bride Guide: Makeup Essentials Part 1

With this video, we shall mark the onset of the Bride Guide Series. Watch the video below to get sorted with your makeup essentials.

 Makeup Essentials for brides

Makeup Essentials for brides




Products Mentioned

PRIMER

Lakme Blur Perfect Primer (INR 650/- BUY HERE)

Nivea Men Sensitive – After Shave Balm (INR 235 200/- BUY HERE)

FOUNDATION

Maybelline Fit Me (INR 525 420/- BUY HERE)

My shade is 115 Ivory Ivoire and you can read the detailed review HERE

L’Oreal Infallible (INR 1325 994/- BUY HERE)

Garnier BB Cream (INR 69 62/- BUY HERE)

COMPACT

Maybelline Fit Me (INR 475 380/- BUY HERE)

My shade is 120 Classic Ivory and you can read the detailed review HERE

BLUSH

Maybelline Dream Touch Mousse Blush (INR 400 320/- BUY HERE)

Maybelline Fit Me Blush (INR 400 300/- BUY HERE)

The shade I use is Medium Nude and it’s gorgeous!

Incolor Glimmer Blusher (INR 289/- BUY HERE)

The price might vary store to store, you can find in in local cosmetic stores as well.

HIGHLIGHTER

TheBalm Mary Lou Manizer (INR 2800/- Available at Sephora Stores)


Makeup Essentials for brides

OTHER POSTS FROM THE BRIDE GUIDE SERIES

Makeup Essentials Part – 1

Karva Chauth Makeup

Makeup Essentials Part – 2

Boho Bridal Makeup

The Bride Guide

Save The Date

The Bride Guide Series

10th October Onwards

The wedding season reminds me of my wedding time! These ‘ber’ months (I mean September, October, November, December) are the happiest months of the year for me! One of these being my wedding anniversary month 😀

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Festivals, weddings, dressing up and of-course my wedding anniversary is all that comes to my mind in these ‘ber’ months!

With so many weddings coming up (most of them being among close family and friends) I thought of starting a series called The Bride Guide and this blog is an introduction to that!

This series is going to be a collection of 10 videos on my YouTube channel which will help you brides-to-be choose the right makeup and also help you apply it well for various occasions.

Make sure you are subscribed to my channel so that you don not miss out on anything at all!

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The series is going to start October 10, Monday onwards and I hope it proves to be useful for you all 🙂

If you have any makeup related query, you can send me your through an email at worldofmakeupmagique@gmail.com please feel free to get in touch. I would be happy to help you out during this important time of your life 😀

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