How to wear a red lipstick in 5 ways!

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.

Favorite Makeup – Products Purchased More Than Once!

Some things remain simply favorite. I have absolutely loved using the below listed 4 products, don’t think would get bored even after finishing them off various times. I absolutely can’t afford to have even one of them missing from my vanity. They ought to be stocked up much before reaching the finishing line.

Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner – Black

Number of times purchased: 2

Price: INR 499/-

BUY HERE for INR 338/-

This is the second time I have got my hands on this super pigmented, long lasting gel eyeliner. I first bought this when it was launched, which was I think in 2011 or maybe 2012. Since then, I have never EVER got tempted by any other gel eyeliner. This one is my all time favorite. Be it office, outings, parties or weddings, this is the only eyeliner I trust in terms of pigmentation. It also comes with brush that makes the application very easy.

Another great thing about this product is that it can be used in various ways, as a base on the lid while doing smoky eye look or a smoked out liner look or even a sharp thin/ medium/ thick liner.

The product lasts for really long time. Infact one tub lasted me for about 2, 2.5 years! So it’s quite cost effective that way.

 

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Maybelline Warm me up lipstick

Number of times purchased: 2

Price: INR 425/-

BUY HERE

Maybelline is great when it comes to price and quality. This was my very first lipstick! I guess it was in 2011 or 2012 when I started wearing lipstick and this was my very first purchase. It’s such a pretty pink with a hint of beige, looks almost natural and stays on for a very long time. I love wearing it!

You can see me wearing it HERE.

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Maybelline Clean Express Total Clean Makeup Remover

Number of times purchased: 3

Price: INR 300/-

BUY HERE

This remover is amazing when it comes to removing tough eyeliner or mascara. It even works amazingly well in cleaning off waterproof makeup, matte lipsticks. I use it every now and then to clean my makeup brushes, specially the gel eyeliner brush and it cleans effortlessly!

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Lakme eyeconic kajal – Brown

Number of times purchased: 3

Price: INR 275/-

BUY HERE

This has to go with me everywhere! I use it in various ways… sometimes as an eyeliner, sometimes to line my lower lash line, or even as a base on the lids when I am planning to do a smokey eye look and sometimes even to fill in my brows!

I absolutely love using it on my lower lash line. There are some days when only a liner on the upper lid gives a very washed out look and putting a kohl on the lower lash line would mean adding unwanted drama, for those times, softly lining the outer 1/4th of the lower lash line with a brown pencil does the needful, this is how I often wear this brown kajal.

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Have you tried these products before? Let me know your favorites too :)




Broken lipsticks back to life!

A broken lipstick is as painful as a broken heart! Some of our lipsticks are simply abandoned once broken or distorted! I surely couldn’t bear the separation, hence I decided to fix them. Using these 2 techniques I could restore life in my dead broken lipsticks and so can you! So let’s get started.

Steps to fix broken lipsticks

Step – 1

Use a candle to melt the base of the broken lipstick portion. Make sure you keep a very light hand in doing so, we just need a layer of melted lipstick to act as a glue so that it can stick on to the other portion.

Step – 2

While the base is still melted, quickly place it over the other portion. Let it cool for 10 – 15 minutes and you have your lipstick fixed 😀

 

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Steps to create a palette

Step – 1

Deport the lipstick on a spoon, place it over a candle and let it melt entirely.

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Step – 2

Pour this melted lipstick in a lipstick palette/ a spare lens case  😀

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Step – 3

Put your freshly fixed lipstick in the freezer for 5-10 minutes and they are ready to be a part of your vanity family once again!

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Do try these tips and let me know what you think!

 

Soft Bronze Smoky Eyes

Bronze can be a very interesting option when choosing a smoky eye effect. It gives the required drama without being exaggerated. Also one thing to be kept in mind is, a smoky eye is paired best with a soft pastel lip shade, can be glossy, matte or creamy. In this look, I have paired soft bronze smoky eyes with a creamy nude brown lip shade.

Soft Bronze Smoky Eyes

For the eyes I have used the quad from ‘The Nudes Palette’ from Maybelline, reviewed here.

For the face, As usual uses a sheer coverage for a more natural look. I absolutely detest a veneer of foundation or compact, the reason for which I use it is to give a finish and control oil or shine on my face, absolutely NOT to redefine my complexion.

For the lips I used a shade created and invented my ME 😀 (I mixed all the leftovers and got this beautiful shade), but I can help you find a dupe of it, its Maybelline (yes maybelline again! I am such a Maybelline Lover! I hope they notice this and start sending me free makeup 😛) Totally Toffee Lipstick, you can use it for a very similar look.

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Products Used

Face

Maybelline Fit Me Compact (Reviewed here)

MAC Suchi Flower as Blush

Eyes

The Nudes Palette by Maybelline Shade No : 1, 4, 9, 6 (Reviewed here)

Maybelline Falsies Mascara

Lips

Dupe: Maybelline Totally Toffee Lipstick

Marks and Spencer Lipstick – Review

I love summers for the fact that they allow you to be colourful in every aspect! clothes… nail polishes… lipsticks… It’s absolutely okay to go bright on lip colour selection but in my opinion, sheer translucent shades looks cooler and more breathable. One such pretty shade is the limited edition Marks and Spencer Lipstick in the shade “Chiffon”. Chiffon is a sheer soft pink-mauve shade in a creamy-glossy texture with minute glitter particles. Not prominent enough to be tagged as glittery but subtle enough to give an overall shiny look. This can be a good pick for most of you but not a very suitable shade for majority of the skin types. So you must try it once before purchasing.

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Packaging: The packaging is very similar to that of ‘Lakme Enrich Satin”collection. A silver case paired with a transparent cap. Basic and simple. Not very impressive though, the lipstick holder isn’t very firm, the lipstick twists and rolls down by itself while applying, so you have to hold it firmly. Moreover the cap doesn’t have a very good locking mechanism.

marks and spencer Lipstick

Quality and Texture: From the very first instance of application, the lipstick feels soft and smooth. Glides on easily and evenly leaving no patchy stains. Overall, it looks and feels soft, creamy and even.

marks and spencer Lipstick

Colour Pay-off: The colour stays intact till the time you do not eat anything. After which.. whoosh! disappeared completely not even leaving behind a mark of its existance! Reapplication is required time and again. On an average stayed on for 5 hours.

marks and spencer Lipstick

Price: INR 599/- for 4gms (But bough it for INR 290/- as there was a sale running on some of the M&S Lipstick collection)

Rating: 3.5/5

Why it couldn’t make 5/5?

Though marks and spencer Lipstick did  a good job at the given price of INR 290/- , had it been for the original price of INR 599/-, the rating would have been lesser.

1. The packaging is too basic and not very sturdy. It kinda says ‘Handle me with care’.

2. The colour last for about 4-5 hours after which it vanishes completely!

The Mauve Dose

Soft Mauve Makeup look for day outings

Spring has arrived and so has the spring make-up trend! Of course there is no such rule book that says what shades to wear and what not to wear. Generally speaking, light make-up goes quite well during this time. If you are bored of pinks or peaches and want to bringing in a twist, yet maintain the subtle, soft fresh look… Mauve is the shade for you! Though not a very universal shade but yes a soft mauve makeup can be worn with quite a number of options like black, grey, purple or silver.

Here is how I chose to wear it for a day outing. I paired soft matte mauve lip shade with a glitter mauve winged liner (was too bored with the black-liner routine) and used highlighter for the extra dewy look. I was happy with the overall look and I am sure would suite most of you.

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Products Used

Face

Maybelline Fit Me Compact (Reviewed here)

MAC Suchi Flower as Blush

MAC Silver Dust as a highlighter

Eyes

MAC Suchi Flower as Eyeshadow

Maybelline Falsies Mascara

Meilin Eyeliner – Mauve Punch

Lips

Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipstick – Lively Violet (Reviewed here)