Disclosure: This post is in collaboration with Kokie Cosmetics, the products were sent to me by the brand but the review is absolutely genuine and true.
I am so thrilled and excited to share some really exciting looks to try this Valentines Day, my very first look is a soft smokey eye makeup paired with a nude lip. In this look, I tried some new products from Kokie Cosmetics and my detailed review of each product is listed down below.
Happy September! We are officially in the month of Autumn, not far from winters, This is my favourite time of the year…. these last 4 months feel so good. The excitement of festivals, weddings fills the air with liveliness.
Outdoor day makeup can sometimes fall flat if you pick the wrong products… Sometimes the foundation oxidizes and turns orangey, sometimes the eyeshadow is blinding or the highlighter can make you look like a bulb! The key is to keep it soft and simple by using softer shades and lesser shimmer.
Soft Makeup is best worn during summers, it makes the skin look fresh and breathable. Here is a look for a soft summer party makeup comprising of soft mauves and some jazz with glitter on the eyes. It can be worn best during the day and you can always turn it to a night makeup by adding in some false lashes if you desire or maybe a deep berry lipstick.
Spring is the best time of the year for me and I can’t wait to share with you all my everyday spring makeup look! In my previous post, I had done a video on spring nails and it was to exciting for me. Here is the next one in the series. The look comprises of soft peach tones. You can go ahead and add some gold glitter to make it more of a party look. The video below is a step by step tutorial that can help you achieve the look easily 🙂
Maybelline Fit Me Stick Foundation – 120 Classic Ivory
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I do have quite a few nude beigish-pinkish-brown lipsticks and glosses but a pure “Brown” is not what I prefer. I am more of a “pink-peach” Lover.
For a change I did bring in “Mysterious Mocha”, a creamy matte lipstick from Maybelline (I have reviewed this range here) and well I was quite impressed! Though still not a very big fan! Brown, somehow I feel makes you look dull. In order to prevent myself from looking dull and boring, I wore this pretty mocha shade with a neutral eye-shadow, thick black eye-liner and not-so-heavy face make-up, and I quite liked it. I think the look can be carried off quite well for day or night outings.
If you too are not very fond of a “brown” lipstick but want to wear it and are not sure how to carry it, this can give you a few ideas.
I have been highly obsessed with glitter eye-liners lately or rather I should correct myself and say I am obsessed with glitter ALWAYS!! I wore this beautiful glitter teal eyeliner for a dinner outing last week. Bling in any form looks best when worn at night. This eye-liner is even more special as it was gifted by a dear friend when we were just out of college in 2011, so it’s like 4 years old!! can be considered vintage 😉 none of my make-up product has been so old and lasted so well!!
This look that you see was created to make the bright teal look GLAMOROUS and not over the top, for which I kept rest of the face fresh and subtle.