Friday, 17 June 2016

Dewy Fresh Look | Dewy Glowing Skin, Soft Eyes & Bright Orange Lips

Hello Guys,

When in hurry I am generally a bright lipstick fan - a bright lipstick just takes the attention away from all the flaws that I have elsewhere! Orange and bright orangey-red lipsticks have been my go-to this past month. 

The star of this look is Jeffree Star's Velour Liquid Lipstick in Anna Nicole which is a bright in your face ORANGE - definitely not for those with a faint heart. However, I feel that orange/ bright orangey red is such a beautiful colour for us warm and olive skin toned Indian women. 

When wearing a bright lipstick like Jeffree's Anna Nicole, I prefer going easy with eyes and skin and let the lipstick be the focal point. As you can see, I have kept my eyes very soft with some warm shades to define and pull them up for a lifted look and I have not gone bonkers with bronzer (as in my previous look) in pursuit of fresher looking skin. 

In order to get a flawless base, I used fuller coverage foundation (Marc Jacobs trio) to hide all the imperfections that I have on my face and Charlotte Tilbury's flawless finish air brush powder in Dark to seal everything in place. At this stage I bathed in my MAC Fix+, as I was planning to use cream/ liquid products afterwards which would have conflicted with powder in absence of Fix+. To get the look of fresher skin, I went with a cream blush (Tom Ford's Pink Sand) and liquid highlighter on high points of my face (Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal - liquid).

Marc Jacobs Trio

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Anna Nicole

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Anna Nicole

Have you guys tried any of Jeffree Star's Velour Liquid Lipsticks? Which one if your favourite as definitely want try a few more from his range.

Lots of Love,

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Summer Bronze Make-up Look - f/t New and Old Favourite Products


I am sure we are over summers now and eagerly waiting for rain Gods to shower. At least I am over humid summers but not with summer make-up trends - once such favourite trend us super bronzed glowing skin with bronze glitter eyes and bright pink lips.

For this look I have used my old favourite Nars Casino bronzer with my newest possession from Tom Ford - Cream to Powder eye shadow duo in Naked Bronze and Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter in Opal Pressed for the glow. Love TF Naked Bronze eye shadow duo, which has a combination of a cream and matching pressed glitter. I had my eyes on it since it was released last summer and I am so glad that I could lay my hands on it - it's an instant glam in pot and very convenient to travel with. 

For bright pink I chose Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Tumultous Pink (#240) with Chanel Lip Pencil in Fuchsia to perfect the edges.

For soft rosey flush I used Chanel JC blush in Rose Initiale.

In my opinion, this is a great look to wear all year round and its glamorous yet very easily wearable. 

I hope you guys liked the look.

Lots of Love

Thursday, 26 May 2016

My super natural long wearing make-up look

Hey Guys,

Been a long time! I know! As I mentioned in my previous post I was facing some skin and health issues, because of which I was completely disoriented to do anything creative. 

Now that I am in a better mood and my skin eruptions are calming down, I thought why not share my ultimate super 'natural' look, that's appropriate for everyday. It's long wearing, fresh looking and great for sweaty weather. 

When I say natural I don't mean just throwing on some tinted moisturizer and lip gloss. On the contrary, natural makeup for me (read that works for me) is that doesn't look too made up but still incorporate steps that give me a more put together and polished look. 

1. Light layer of mattifying primer to keep oil at bay through day and my fav is Hourglass Veil Mineral primer. 

2. A thin and light layer of medium to full coverage foundation to hide my not so well behaved skin lately and my choice is my all time favourite Dior Forever Flawless Skin foundation. However, if my skin is naturally in good condition I prefer Dior Nude Air Serum foundation. To seal and set the base I have been liking Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dimlight powder lately as it helps bring back the glow on my skin and doesn't make me look shiny through the day. 

For bringing some definition back I throw on some bronzer (Chanel Bronze Universal), almost all over, a natural nu*e blush (Becca Dameselfy or MAC Warm Soul) and a natural looking highlight (Becca Moonstone or Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight) . 

3. A shade lighter concealer to hide those nasty hereditary dark circles and my choice is Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Ginger and to set the concealer I use my trustee Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder. 

4.  Smoothing the edges of brow and filling in any bald spots. Basically ever so slightly defining and evening them out and for this I prefer using either a pencil or a powder. When I have time I use powder (MAC eye shadow in Mystery) but I am usually running late so I use an eye brow pencil and for this I use my trustee Anastasia Beverlly Hills Browwiz in Medium Brown. Medium brown is ever so slightly more ashy and a bit less deeper than Dark Brown

5. Slight definition on eyes, to create an illusion of deep set eyes and push the hood back slightly. For this I use either Lorac Pro Palette or Tom Ford Cocoa Mirage palette. A long wearing gel liner inside the rim of my eyes (L'oreal Gel Eye liner) and lashings of mascara (Bobbi Brown Eye Opening Mascara). 

6. Muted lips for a natural look - my current favourite go to have been Tom Ford Indian Rose and Charlotte Tilbury Matter Revolution lipstick in Very Victoria topped with a lipgloss. 

7. And to melt all the powders and get more skin like finish I spritz some rose water spray all over.  

This is the look I have been wearing pretty much every time I wear makeup lately. It looks natural, doesn't look too made up and still my skin peeks through (well you can still see some of my scars and little left over bumps). 

Hope you like my take on natural make-up look. 

Lots of Love 

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Current Skincare (and one hair care) Empties - April 2016

Hey Guys, 

Been a more than a month I posted anything, here and on my other social media platforms. I wasn't very busy or occupied really, but, was little disoriented because of some not so serious health issues, which had cause my skin to explode and it was reoccurring even after taking lot of precautions. Anyways, I shall not bore you all with this. 

Past few weeks I finished a few skincare items and once hair care products which I thought of sharing to inspire some of you, empties post are always inspires me.  

1.            Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm 

This was my first time trying this product after hearing a lot of rave review. When I used it for the first time, I fell in love with it. Later I thought it was not worth it and started using less frequently and it took me more than 4.5-5 months to finish it, a few days back. However, this was always my companion during my Delhi travel for how easy make-up removing and evening cleansing becomes. Ever since, this product is finished and I went to Delhi (imagine Delhi’s hot and dry weather) without it, I missed it so much. I took my Sunday Riley’s cleanser and it made my skin so dry and stretchy. So, I decided to purchase my second tub and when I used it again today, I realised I can’t part with this cleansing balm.

I was actually contemplating at buying Sunday Riley’s Blue Moon or Eve Lom’s balm, but, it would have taken forever to reach me and I was not ready to wait. But, I will surely try both of these balms this year.

2.            Clarins One Step Gentle Exfoliator

This cleanser guys is so good. I use it as a physical exfoliator every couple of days. This is primarily my evening cleanser after removing my make-up. I tend to get less hormonal breakouts and whatever few I get, they clear up quickly and makes my skin smooth and soft. I am on my second tube, as we speak.

3.            Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Toner

Even though I don’t see major difference in my skin whether I use toner or I am a strong believer of toners, for, it helps removing every single trace of make-up and gunk left over. And, if I stop using toner I get more breakouts.

About Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Toner, it’s not our regular transparent water like toners, it’s milky and translucent. Company recommends it for all skin types, however, for my oily-dehydrated skin it was a little bit more, especially when I am in Mumbai during day time. It worked awesome for me when I used it during night time and during drier months. And it does fantastic in removing last trace of make-up and gunk. I am on fence about it. But, I may still give it a go considering my frequency of travel to Delhi, as it worked fantastic for me there too.

4.            Alpha-H Liquid Gold

I loved this stuff. It made my skin super smooth and plump. I used to use it every 2 days along with my Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate. You can read about it more here.

5.            Clinique Acne Solutions Spot Healing Gel

Wonderful at clearing acne, but, it leaves my skin dry. I am using Kiehl’s Blue Herbal Spot Treatment Gel and I am liking it so far.

6.            Forest Essentials Eye Cream with Anise

It’s a thick eye cream, great for those who suffer from dry and dehydrated under eye area. The company also claims its effectiveness in smoothing fine lines. But, I didn’t notice any difference in fine lines around my eye area and it took some time in getting absorbed.

7.            Moroccan Oil Intense Hydration Mask

This is the first time I am discussing any hair care product on this platform. 1. I was not fussy about hair care products and 2. I never found any product worthy of any mention.

I tried this super expensive mask only out of curiosity and I must admit I love this product. I also tried the shampoo, which was horrible and made my hair super dry. Now, that I have finished one tub of this mask, I am still contemplating whether I really need this mask. 

That is all for now and I shall see you all here very soon. 

Lots of Love,