A good elaborated dressing up is loved and desired by every girl, a half cut crease or a deep smokey eye makeup or a statement lip…. whatever it is, when practicality hits, we end up wrapping up the ‘get ready’ episode as soon as we can. This is when your quick makeup skill comes to rescue.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Which is your most opted look, dramatic or understated ?
Favorite skin care product?
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 🙂
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!”
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.
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.
The pigmentation is quite an impressing factor here.It’s deep opaque black and looks quite striking.
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.
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.
You can buy it for INR 340/- HERE
Why it couldn’t make 5/5?
- Not absolutely waterproof as the product claims
- Tend to fade off after 4-5 hours
- The felt tip application make the application slightly challenging
- Loved the pigmentation and texture
Let me know if you have used it before, you can also suggest me some of your favorite liquid eyeliners. 🙂
It amazes me how magical makeup can be!! Big eyes can look small, small ones can look bigger! you can change the way your brows look, erase dark circles instantly and so much more!!
The video below will show you some of the tricks that can make your eyes appear bigger.
Big Eye Makeup | Tricks to make eyes look BIGGER
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