Friday, 23 March 2012

Molten Metal Make-up Look!

Hello Everyone

Happy Gudi Padwa and Happy Ugadi everyone. Hope you all had a great day!

Mine was quite busy as I had to attend  functions today, including a friend's son's first b'day party, which was a lot fun than other functions.

I did this look today for a friends b'day party using metallic gold and bronze shades dramatizing the otherwise neutral look by popping blue eyeshadow under the lower lashline. The eyeshadows used on the lid are two awesome metallic shades from Inglot cosmetics' Pearl Finish line paired with a metallic golden-bronze base. I just love the formula of these Pearl finish eyeshadows from Inglot. They have awesome pigmentation and they glide like dream.

Products Used:
  • MAC Prep +Prime Skin Base Visage
  • Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer in Dark for under eyes
  • MAC Select Cover-up concealer in NC43 for blemishes
  • Guerlain Parur Aqua Radiant Feel Good Foundation in #23 - Dore Naturel
  • Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer #20 for contouring
  • Nars Blush in Torrid
  • MAC Cream Color Base in Pearl to highlight the cheekbones 
  • MAC Paint pot in Painterly as base 
  • MAC Paint pot in Indianwood on entire lid
  • Inglot Pearl eyeshadow #404 (yellow gold) in the inner half of the lid 
  • Inglot Pearl eyeshadow #405 (peachy gold) in the outer of the lid
  • MAC eyeshadow Mulch darken the outer corner 
  • MAC eyeshadow Wedge to blend the eyeshadows
  • MAC eyeshadow Brule under the brows
  • MAC eyeshadow Shroom in the inner tearduct
  • MAC eyeshadow in Prussian under the entire lower lashline (Matte Navy shade)
  • Clnique Gel eyeliner in True Black 
  • Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner pencil in Zero

  • Chanel Rouge Allure lipstick in Flamboyant
Here are some more pics of the look. 

I hope you liked the look and would love to know how would like to alter the look.

Have a great weekend.

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Thursday, 22 March 2012

'Deliciously Forbidden' - Make-up Look!

Hey Everyone,

Hope you all are having a great week so far. 

This post features a lipstick from recently launched Posh Paradise Collection by MAC in India. They are Mattene - Semi Matte formula lipsticks. The formula is just awesome, it glides on your lips and stays put for hours together. Since they have a 'matte' finish, one needs to moisturise their lips really well before applying the lipstick. And if you have dry and chipped lips, you may want to use a lipgloss on top of it, beware, the lipgloss may reduce the wear time. The collection has a wide range of shades from nudes to reds to berries. I picked up 'Deliciously Forbidden' which is a pinkish berry shade. I just love this shade and I am happy that I don't have a similar shade in my collection. 

It comes in a sleek tube with valvetty cover, which I, personally, don't like as it attracts dirt and look shabby after some time.

Price: INR 990/- 

Here are some pics of the lipstick and a simple look:

I hope the review was helpful and did you like the shade on me?

Between, I have made changes in my camera settings, to enhance the make-up shades. Let me know if the pictures are better than my previous one's which were really washed out.

I am so relaxed today as we have an extended weekend, Friday off for Gudi Padwa. I am all set to relax over the weekend and do lot of make-up looks to cover up for a busy week ahead.

Hope you all have a great extended weekend (if you have).

And don't forget to follow me on Twitter - @makeupbyeesha 


Monday, 19 March 2012

Smokey Eyes using 'Geniune Treasure' Paint Pot - Picture Tutorial

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to 100th post on my blog. On this occasion, I want to THANK YOU for all your support and patience. I wish to blog more and hope that your support continues. With this 100th post I want to enhance connectivity with you all and what can be better than Twitter. Hope to see you more often on Twitter.  My Twitter ID is @makeupbyeesha.

MAC recently released it Post Paradise Collection in India which, has 8 new paint pots. Unbelievable, isn't it? I always get tempted with Paint Pots, because, they have awesome pigmentation and they can be used either on their own or as base underneath eyeshadows.

I picked up 3 paint pots from this collection - Genuine Treasure, Idyllic and Half Wild. Genuine Treasure being most gorgeous and attention seeking shade - antiqued bronze full of chunky gold glitter. I have read a lot of people saying this as the paint pot version of MAC's Antiqued Gold Glitter Pigment. I don't have the pigment, so can't say much about it. But the shade is to die for and is dead gorgeous and is awesome for smokey eyes. It would look best when used on it's own. Underneath the eyeshadow, it's beauty would be overshadowed with the eyeshadow shade.

Price: INR 1350/- (MAC have recently increased their prices)

Here are the pictures, swatches and make-up look using this paint pot.

Products Used:
  • Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer in Dark
  • Clinique Anti blemish foundation #6
  • MAC Select Cover up concealer in NC43
  • MAC blush in Mocha
  • Nars Albatross
  • MAC Black Ground paint pot
  • MAC Genuine Treasure paint pot
  • MAC Wedge eyeshadow
  • MAC Vanila pigment
  • Clinique Gel Eyeliner True Black
  • Urban Decay 24/7 glide on eyeliner pencil Zero
  • Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara
  • Revlon Color Burst Lipstick Blush
  • Estee' Lauder lipgloss Sugar Rush
Here is step by step tutorial of smokey eyes using the paint pot:
  • Step 1: Apply MAC Black Ground paint pot as base all over the lid and fading towards the crease.
  • Step 2: Apply MAC Wedge e/s in the crease to blend out the black base.

  • Step 3: Apply Genuine Treasure paint pot using a synthetic flat shader brush on the black base.

  • Step 4: Blend out harsh edges using MAC Wedge e/s

  • Step 5: Apply the same black paint pot underneath the lower lash line and smudge it using MAC Carbon e/s
  • Step 6: Apply black eyeliner (Clinique True Black) the upper lash line and black pencil liner on the lower lash line (Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on eyeliner pencil in Zero) 
  • Step 7: Apply MAC Vanila Pigment in the inner tear duct and under the brows as brow highlight. 
  • Step 8: Apply good two coats of black Mascara (Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara)

Here are some more close-up pictures and pictures of the full face:

With Flash

With Flash

Hope you liked the look and the paint pot. Which product did you buy from the Post Paradise Collection?

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Sunday, 18 March 2012

Foundation application becomes easy with Sigma F80 & F82

Hey Everyone,

Hope you all are having a great weekend!

When I newly started with make-up a couple of years back, I used to mix my foundation in my moisturizer and apply it just like one applies moisturizer rubbing all over the face! Then over the years, I saw a lot of YT videos to learn the foundation application technique and saw a lot of them using the duo fiber stippling brush for that flawless foundation application. So, I started using a duo fiber stippling brush (Vega's duo fiber brush). It did the job pretty well, but, absorbed a lot of foundation. Probably that was a con of using a cheap brush for foundation application. Then happened a miracle at Sigma and they launched their famous set of Brushes - Sigma F80, F82, F84 and F8, F80 and F82 being most raved about brushes for foundation application. I wanted F80 & F82 ever since they were launched but the shipping cost always stopped me from buying, but, last month I bought them without thinking much about the shipping cost. Yep, I bought both the brushes, F80 and F82, and I am not at all regretful about the impulsive purchase. They are awesome in all senses.

Sigma F80 
This one is a flat top synthetic kabuki brush, which can be used as a buffer brush to blend powder or liquid foundation.

Sigma F82
This one is a round top synthetic kabuki brush, perfect for precise application under the eyes or around the nose and for a flawless coverage of liquid or powder foundation.

I can't believe how soft these brushes are, just like dream give such ice feeling of luxury while using. I use these brushes alternately to apply my liquid foundation and they both does an excellent job. My foundation was never so flawless. It's much more dense than any duo fiber brush.

F80 v/s F82
F82 brush's hair are more densely packed and are curved on top unlike F80, as you can see the pictures below. With F82 application around nose and under the eyes is slightly easier, because of it's round shape and I feel that F82 gives more coverage because of it's densely packed hair. Except for this they are very similar in nature and give exactly the same results.

Right: F80
If you can see, they are slightly stained, but they are cleaned. Although, they say that as they are mae of synthetic fibers, it is easy to clean them. This is one drawback, which may bother some, that they get stained. I wash them after every use, hence, they are not as stained as I have seen on many blogger's sites. I think they would stain, if not washed after every use. I use my shampoo to wash them and it does a good job. I have not experienced any shedding of hair so far, while washing them. They take around 14-15 hours to completely dry, which to me, is a BIG disadvantage.This is why I have to use them alternately. If you have only one of them then long drying time will be a big disadvantage. [This is the drying time when the climate is warm and dry, don't know what would happen when it's humid and wet (monsoons).]

Overall, I would say that they are awesome brushes as far as their job is concerned. I am loving them and I feel that my foundation application has become much easier and flawless with these brushes. For recommending, I think, we all are wise enough to decide what is good/ bad for us. So, I leave it to you to decide for yourselves whether you want these brushes or not, but in my opinion they are fabulous and a must have brushes for foundation application.

I hope that they review was useful to some of you.

Have a great Sunday.


Sunday, 11 March 2012

Spring Make-up - Purple & Bronze make-up look!

Hello Everyone,

Hope you all are having a great weekend. 

I did this look yesterday for a movie with family. It's quite apt for the season and  it's quite wearable anytime during the day. Even though it's Spring inspired, but, I feel it's a versatile look and good for any season. I am kinda loving pairing Bronze/ Brown eyeshadow these days. But, I will try and incorporate more colorful looks for Spring in future posts. 

Products Used:

  • Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer Dark
  • Clinique Anti Blemish foundation #6
  • MAC Select Cover-up concealer NC43 for blemishes
  • MAC Mineralise blush in Gentle
  • Estee' Lauder Soft shimmer bronzer  
  • MAC Painterly Paintpot
  • Chanel Ombre Essential Soft Touch eyeshadow in Fauve on lids
  • MAC Carbonised & Bronze in the crease, Bronze under the lower lash line
  • MAC Center Stage to dark the outer corner
  • MAC Prance to brighten in the inner corner of the lid
  • MAC Fluidline in Blitz & Glitz
  • Revlon Grow Luscious mascara in Black
  • Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner pencil in Bourbon in the water line and lower lashline
  • Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner pencil in Zero in the upper water line
  • Dior Addict lipstick in Dior Kiss
Here are some more pictures of the look:

With Flash

Natural Day Lighting
Hope you all liked the look. 

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Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Spring Make-up - Pink & Bronze make-up look!

Hello Everyone

Hope you all are doing well. I am sorry being out of touch for almost a month now. There are a lot of things which kept me away from blogging and internet.But, the best part was that my parents gave us a surprise visit on our third wedding anniversary to boost us up and I could talk to my mom endlessly after months.I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for being patient with my prolonged absence.

Ok, on to the make-up, now that the spring is officially here, I did this look over the weekend with pink lids and lot of bronze around it. Even though I have used pink shade and a bright blush, this look is quite wearable both during day and night. 

Products Used:
  • Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer in Dark
  • MAC Select Cover-up Concealer in NC43
  • Clinique Anti-blemish foundation #6
  • MAC Blush in Dollymix
  • MAC Cream Color Base in Hush
  • MAC Paint pot in Painterly
  • MAC Paint pot in Fresco Rose
  • MAC Pink Venus e/s - lid
  • MAC Bronze e/s - crease / lower lash line
  • MAC Center Stage e/s - outer v/ lower lash line
  • Chambor eye tattoo pencil dark brown shade 
  • Clinique Gel liner in true black - upper lash lien
  • Revlon Grow luscious mascara 
Revlon Color Burst Lipstick in Blush
MAC Estee Lauder lipglass in Sugar Rush 

Here are some more pictures of the look.

Hope you all liked the look. 

Wish you all a very HAPPY HOLI