Friday, 27 April 2012

The famous Nars "O" Blush

Hey everyone

Hope you all are having a great time. 

I am sure most of you make-up fanatics have guessed which blush I mean by "O". Yep, the oooooooooooooooohhh.... aaaaaaaaaaaah.... blush. I don't know what was there in Nars' teams' mind when they named this blush. I think this blush is more famous because of it's name, proving Shakespeare's famous quote wrong. I am sure, had this blush been given a different name this would not have been as famous as it is now. 
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet."

Okay, enough about it's name. Coming to blush, its a beautiful  peachy pink blush with golden shimmer. Be it a Smokey eye look during the day or night or any other bright crazy look, you would want to reach the "O". (Don't get me wrong here). It's quite pigmented (you can see it's traces on the sides of the pan), but the color pay-off is not as great or intense as it looks in the pan (the swatches are hardly visible). You have to really build-it up to get a decent color on your cheeks.On my skin coloring (NC37-40), however more I build it up, it never shows up as vivid as it looks in the pan (you can hardly see the blush on me), and,  this what it saddens me a lot. Probably that is why it's great for any eye look, especially when your eye's are the focus of your make-up. The golden shimmer gives your cheeks a nice golden glow, and it's never too much. But, still I reach for this blush becuase it gives a lovely golden peachy glow without too cheek s screaming "Hello, I am wearing blush".

On packaging, all Nars blushes, would get a BIG MINUS from me. It  comes in standard Nars black color velvet pan, which I HATE. It attracts too much dust and always look shabby and dirty. 

I have this blush for almost a year and I have hardly made a dent in the pan even though I reach this blush very often. I got this blush through my brother from UK. Now a days Nars blushes available on Strawberrynet. Though, I don't see this blush in stock, now a days. When my brother bought it from UK last year, it costed him around £ 20.50/-. On Strawberrynet Nars blushes are available for ~INR 1700/-.

Overall, it's a nice blush to have in your kitty, if you can easily get it (as it is not easily available in India), but, not to struggle to get it at ridiculous high cost. I will say, you would like this blush if you like playing safe with your blushes and don't like too much color on your cheeks and are paler than me. 

Here are some pictures swatches and me wearing this blush: 

I hope the review was helpful to you guys. 

Have a great weekend guys. My weekend starts tomorrow afternoon after a review meeting with senior management in the Company. 

Lot's of love

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Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Summery copper/ burgundy make-up look

Hey Everyone

Hope you all are doing well. 

I did this summery copper & burgundy eye make-up look paired with bright pink looks. I got a lot of compliments for this look, so, thought I should share with you all. This look is quite apt for anytime during the, just switch the lip color with a more nude shade and you can wear it during the day. 

Products Used:
  • Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer in Dark
  • MUFE matte velvet + foundation #55
  • MAC Select Cover up concealer in NC43
  • Dior Nude powder in #40
  • MAC Minerlise blush Gentle

  • MAC Paint pot in Idyllic (LE)
  • MAC e/s Coppering (Lid)
  • MAC e/s Sketch (Crease)
  • MAC e/s Ricepaper (Brow highlight)
  • MAC e/s Solar White (Inner tear duct)
  • MAC e/s Soft Brown (blending color)
  • MAC Fluidline Dark Diversion 
  • Revlon Grow luscious mascara in black
  • Urban Decay 24/7 eye liner pencil in Rockstar (lower water line)
  • Dior Addict liptsick in Diorkiss
  • MAC Lipglass in Pink Poodle
Here are some close-ups are more pictures of the look:

with flash
with flash
w/o flash
w/o flash

Hope you all liked the look.

I lot of people have asked me in last few days about which brush I use to apply my eyeliner - I use MAC 209 brush to apply y eyeliner all the time. :-) :-)


Friday, 6 April 2012

Neutral eyes with bright coral lips make-up look

Hello Everyone 

By now you must have known that I really like neutral eye make-up looks, but, that doesn't mean that I don't like  or don't do bright or more intense eye make-up. It's just that I find it easy to do it without applying mind one which blush/ which lipstick to pair with. 

I have used MAC Hibiscus lipstick (review and swatches here), which was launched with Surf Baby Collection last year. This is one perfect bright reddish-coral lipstick for summers. So, I pulled it out today and did this look. The look doesn't have anything great as such, but, I really liked it overall. Moreover, the make-up stayed put after a till evening as it was freshly applied, and even the lipstick with a gloss on top, excited me to share the look with you all. So, if you have this lipstick or a similar shade then pull it out and flaunt this summer! :-)

I have kept the face matte and used a dirty peach blush for a more warm summery effect. 

Products Used:
  • Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer in Dark
  • Make up fore ever Mat Velvet + foundation #55
  • MAC Mineralzed blush in Gleeful
  • Nars Albatross
  • MAC painterly paint pot 
  • MAC Pro long wear eyeshadow Lie Low (These have not been officially launched in India, the SA was very kind to sell it to me on request) 
  • MAC Espresso crease/ outer corner/ lower lash line
  • MAC Shroom under the brows and tear duct
  • MAC fluid line in Dark Diversion 
  • Revlon Grow luscious mascara
  • MAC Hibiscus
  • Estee' Lauder lipgloss in Rock Candy 
Here are some pictures of eyes and full face:

Hope you all liked the look :-) 

Have a great weekend and Happy Easter :-)

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Thursday, 5 April 2012

Summer Bronze Glow Make-up Look

Hello Everyone

I hope you all are doing well and are having a great week so far.

I did this look for office today as we had a lunch party with my female colleagues. All the ladies were dolled up in nice clothes and pretty make-up.

The look is inspired by my own imagination - having a bronzed/ tanned glowing skin with pink lips paired with bronze eyes. Pink lips made the look very fresh and perfect for spring/ summer.

Products Used: 

  • Clinque Pore minimizer instant perfector near the nose where I have maximum pores
  • NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Stromboli
  • Dior Nude Poudre in #40
  • Dior blush in Coral Riviera
  • Dior Powder Shimmer in Amber Diamond to highlight cheek bones
  • Guerlain Terracotta bronzer #20 
  • MAC Paint pot in painterly as base
  • MAC Paint pot in Indianwood on the lid
  • MAC e/s in tempting all over the lid and in crease
  • MAC e/s in bronze and mulch to darken the outer corner
  • MAC e/s in ricepaper under the brows
  • MAC fluidline in blacktrack
  • Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner pencil in Zero in water lines
  • Revlon Grow Luscious mascara
  • Dior Addcit lipstick in Dior Kiss
  • MAC Pink Poodle lipglass

I hope you liked the look. I wish I was could capture the details as it looked in person, as the pictures look washed out :-(. I am going through the bad pictures phase. 

Have a great week ahead. Some of you may be having an extended weekend, so happy holidays and have fun. 


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