Gold with a pop of turquoise party makeup

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Hope¬†you all had a wonderful weekend! Mine was all about catching up with pending tasks… this week is surely going to be serious blogging. Lots of posts coming your way ūüôā

Lately, I have been loving a lot of gold and bling looks. I created this one with lots of gold and a pop of turquoise and I can already tell from your response on my Instagram post that you guys loved it!! This was intended to be up last week itself but my video editing software refused to cooperate!

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Soft Summer Makeup #FOTD

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There has been a lot on my plate lately… I hope you miss watching my videos as much as I miss creating them¬†ūüôā

So here is what I wore today. I am so much in love with colored eyeliners. When it comes to a deep royal, sort of midnight blue, it pairs best with a soft brown, beige or old rose pink. I decided to bring them all together and quite liked the look. In spite of the off track blue, the look is a perfect day wear and some bling can transform it to a night look too.

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Current Everyday Makeup Routine

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My current makeup routine is quick, simple and super versatile. It’s extremely handy these days and I am so much liking it. Also keeping in mind the weather, I like to keep the look fresh, glowy and soft. This look can be pulled of comfortably by every skin tone and is a perfect day wear.

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Glitter Plum Eye Makeup Tutorial

Eye Makeup

A deep plum makes an amazing eye shadow and suits quite a lot of skin tones. This is one of my favorite eye shadow shade.¬†Here is a look that I created using a deep plum eye shadow and some glitter. It’s a perfect look for evening outings, parties or weddings. I have tried to make tutorial extremely simple. Hope you enjoy watching!

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How to wear a red lipstick in 5 ways!

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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.

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Favorite Makeup – Products Purchased More Than Once!

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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 :)




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Broken lipsticks back to life!

Broken lipsticks

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 ūüėÄ

 

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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 ¬†ūüėÄ

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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!

 

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Soft Bronze Smoky Eyes

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 ūüėÄ (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 ūüėõ) 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

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Quick Summer Makeup

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Summers are my absolute favourite for the fact that all the colours are at my disposal and I have the power to use them in anyway! Here is a quick summer makeup which is quite colourful and gives a fresh bright look.

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Coloured eye-liners have always been my obsession. They instantly add ¬†an exciting twist to your makeup. The eyeliner I am wearing here is Maybelline Colossal Kajal in the shade Crushed Emerald. Though the colour is attractive and beautiful, but the fact that the¬†product smudges after a few hours and doesn’t retain the sharp neat look, disappoints me. Otherwise it can be happily worn for a few (4-5) hours.

One of the base I often use for summers is the Loreal Liquid Powder which is reviewed here. I really like it for summers for its all-day-shine-free look.

The lip colour is from one of my favourite range, the Lakme Gloss Addict Lipstick in the shade Coral Lustre, reviewed here. This range is all about sheer translucent shades which work so well during summers (well, even winters!). You must have one of the shade from this range. It’s a must have!

A detailed list of products used in this look are listed below.

Products Used

Face

Loreal Liquid Foundation (Reviewed here)

MAC Suchi Flower Blush

Eyes

MAC Suchi Flower Blush

Maybelline Colossal Kajal¬†–¬†Crushed Emerald

Maybelline Drama gel eye-liner ‚Äď Black (At the outer corners)

Maybelline Falsies Mascara

Lips

Lakme Gloss Addict Lipstick¬†–¬†Coral Lustre (Reviewed here)

 

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Marks and Spencer Lipstick – Review

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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