Monday, 25 February 2013

Glamorous glittering bronze eyes and red lips look for an evening wedding party - A look from my recent vacation!

Hello Everyone, 

Hope you all are happy and healthy. 

As promised, here is the first look from one of the looks I did during my recent vacation to a cousin's wedding. This look is very classy and glamorous and is a typical Indian Bridal kinds.

Actually I did this look on my sister-in-law for the reception party followed by overnight wedding. She told me two requirements for her make-up: 1. glammed up but not over done at the same time and 2. wanted her make-up to last longer, through the overnight wedding, especially her lipstick.

My sister-in-law has much leaner face than I have and her face is longer, she has naturally gifted flawless skin (her skin is combination to dry) and naturally accentuated cheek bones. But, there were couple of common things as we both have really dark brown eyes, so, this look is suiting me well too and both of us have exact same complexion, so I could use my foundation shades on her :D 

She wore an extremely pretty cream and red lehenga with gold embroidery. I feel this look complimented here dress. 

This look is very versatile and can be worn not just for a wedding party but for a night out with friends or a candle dinner with special someone. This look will steal the show for you!

So, lets see how I created this look, with exact same products. 

Products used: 
Face (with explanations of some product): 
  • Chanel Hydrabeauty Sérum to provide intense hydration as she was experiencing dryness on her entire face. (I had a sample of this) 
  • Chanel Hydrabeauty Gel Cream 
  • Chanel Base Lumière - Illuminating Makeup Base (For a luminous look and extending wear time of  make-up) 
  • Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer in Dark (She also had similar dark circles as mine) 
  • Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Stromboli 
  • Nars Bronzer in Laguna
  • MAC Powder blush in Ambering Rose
  • Dior Highlighting Powder Amber Diamond 
  • MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre
  • MAC Eyeshadows/ Pigments: Bronze, Amber Lights, Wedge, Brun, Vanila Pigment, Reflects Bronze
  • Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner pencil in Zero and Bourbon 
  • Lancôme Hypnose Doll Eyes Mascara  
  • MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Kiss Me Quick (for extended wear time for her lipstick)
  • MAC Lipstick in Diva 
  • Chanel Glossimer in Myriade (dotted on the center of lips)
Here is the step by step tutorial of the look: 
  • Step 1: Fill in tame your brows. I have used MAC Brun for filling my brows and MAC Clear Brow Gel to set them in place 
  • Step 1: Start by priming your lids with MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre 
  • Step 3: Apply Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner pencil in Bourbon on the upper and lower lash line as shown below: 

  • Step 4: Smudge the liner and create a soft outer V 

  • Step 5: Apply MAC eyeshadow in Bronze in the outer V and blend it well using MAC Wedge eyeshadow

  • Step 6: Apply MAC Amber Lights lightly on the entire lid 

  • Step 7: Apply MAC Bronze eyeshadow through the lower lash line till the outer half, then trace amber lights through the center of the lower lid and Vanila pigment through the inner third of the lower lash line. Also, apply Vanila pigment in the tear duct and blend it upwards towards the crease. 
  • Step 8: Apply Urban Decay Bourbon through the lower water line and Urban Decay Zero through the upper water line for creating a nice base for your lashes. 

  • Step 9: Apply MAC Pigment in Reflects Bronze on the center of the lid. 
  • Step 10: Apply good two - three coats of black mascara 

Here are some more pictures of the look: 

I hope you all liked the look. I really liked the look on her than on me. She is really pretty. I am not sharing her pictures here due to privacy reasons.

Will share couple of my looks also from the wedding, so, do stay around :-) 

Lots of Love

Saturday, 23 February 2013

A quick glamorous look for a busy day!

Hello Everyone,

Hope you all are doing well. 

I have been seriously sick since I returned from the vacation. It was the worst throat infection I have ever had in my entire life. Anyhow, I am feeling much better now. Hence a quick post. 

Did this quick look just to look better, in a sense that I didn't want to look ill and dull. It turned out well so thought of sharing with you guys. It's quick that can be achieved in just 15 - 20 mins. Great look when you are in a hurry and want to look put together and glamorous. I thought the look is a nice combo of cool and warm products. The eye shadow has very strong cool undertones and hence paired it with warm lips and cheeks. 

I have used a couple of my favorite products from Chanel, Illusion D'ombre eye shadow in Illusoire and Poude Signee De Chanel Illuminating Powder and my favorite lip combo Revlon Color burst lipstick in Peach and MAC Lipglass in Lychee Luxe. Continue reading to know the exact products used to create this look. 

  • Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer in Dark
  • Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Stromboli
  • Dior Skin Nude Powder #40
  • MAC Powder Blush in Modern Manderine
  • Nars Bronzer in Laguna
  • Poudre Signee De Chanel Illuminating Powder 
  • Chanel Illusion D' Ombre eyeshadow in Illusoire
  • MAC Texture e/s to blend
  • MAC Vanila Pigment in ther inner corners 
  • Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner pencil in Zero
  • Maybelline Falsies Mascara
  • Chanel eyeliner in Claire in water lines 
  • Revlon Color Burst Lipstick in Peach
  • MAC Lipglass in Lychee Luxe 
Here are some close-up pictures of eyes and more pictures of the whole look:

I hope you all liked the look. Do try it out and tweet me your pictures. Its very quick and easy. 

In my couple of next posts I will share the looks from my vacation. Got delayed because of illness. 

Lots of Love

Monday, 18 February 2013

Review: Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait De Gloss in Merveille

Hello Everyone,

Hope you all are happy and healthy.

Yeah, I am back from a fortnight's vacation. It was super duper fun with the entire family getting together for a wedding and my husband's parent's house warming family. Those 3-4 days were full of madness and chaos. I can't express in words how wonderful this vacation was and I am still trying to bring myself back to Mumbai. While in this chaos me and my sister - in - law sneaked time to do some make-up. Well, I did her make-up for the main function, i.e. the wedding reception and a engagement which was a simple day function. Will share the looks here in next couple of posts.

Coming to this post, it was supposed to be up just before I left for the vacation, but forgot to schedule it. For product pictures and swatches click here.

This lipgloss is part Chanel's Spring 2013 collection 'Collection Printemps Precioux De Chanel', which was launchd in India about a month back.

Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss is supposed to be luxuriously smooth and silky gel like textuure that is high intensity, high shine and long wearing formula, which doesn't feel sticky or tacky and imparts a luxurious shine and color to your lips. True to every claim made by the company for this product.

Merveille is described as lilac rosewood color with very fine pink shimmer. I can't believe how easily wearable this shade is, it's already my everyday go to shade. Love its opacity considering it's a gloss. It coveres every bit of pigmentation in giffy. I need two coats of the product to completely cover my lips.

On longevity, it lasts much longer than any of the lipglosses I have ever used. It lasts for around 5 hours on my without fading and slight drinking and eating. When, I am writing this post it's already 7+ hours I applied this gloss, and I can still feel the product on my lips even after a full meal. It's nicely hydrating my lips and I don't feel any dryness on my lips and the need to apply any lip balm, though the product is completely faded.

It has doe-foot sponge applicated which is tapered from both the sides, similar to applicators of Revlon Colorburst lipglosses, but smaller in size. The applicator is aptly sized to fit in the natural curves of lips.

The tube is a sturdy black plastic tube with company's logo embossed in white. The tube is heavier than other Chanel glossimers or lispticks, no idea why....

Pricier at INR 2100/-, but, this product is going to last you a lot longer as you need very tiny amount to do the job.

Overall, it's a lovellyyy lilac rosewood shade, which doesn't remeble to any other shades from my collection. It's completely opaque, it hydrates and it lasts much longer for a lipgloss, true to all the claims that the company makes regaring this product. What more would you want from a lip product. A complete winner for me. Go and try it yourself. I am sure you will love it.

Here are a few pictures of me wearing this lovely product.

I hope you all found the review helpful and liked the product on me.

Stay tuned for looks from my recent vacation which I did on myself and my sister - in - law.

Lots of love

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Review: Poudre Signee De Chanel Illuminating Powder

Hello Everyone

Hope you all are doing well and are happy and healthy. 

After trying this master piece of art from Chanel from it's Spring 2013 collection for more than a week, here I am with it's review. So, let's see if it won my heart or not. Click here for more pictures. 

This product has the most awesome and pretty packaging, yes you guessed it right, I am talking about it's luxurious pouch. Embossed with the company's logo and some of Chanel's signature products and those lovely roses. Couldn't stop staring it and didn't gather the courage to even touch it. But, to review I had to use it and more over I wanted to use. 

It's an extremely pretty highlighting product which gives you a lovely candle light glow. Initially I thought, it would ashy on me, but when applied on my, rest all doubts vanished and all I could feel was the beautiful glow it gave my face. When you see it in the pan, it looks like a lovely beige with a hint of rosey pink, and when applied it's lovely ensemble of rose and gold, though gold more prominent. When compared with Nars Albatross highlighter, this product is softer gold or rather warmer rosey pink whereas Albatross looks definitely looks stronger gold on me. 

It also liked how nicely it sat on my face through out the day without making my face look greasy or emphasizing pores.  

It comes with a sponge applicator, which I think is useless. I tries using it, but, the applicator deposited too much product on my face. The product also got accumulated in the sponge, which I feel is very unhygienic. The compact comes with a good size mirror for ease of application. 

Definitely, pricey at INR 3700/-, but for me definitely worth it. I will relish this 8 gms of product for my entire life. 

Overall, it's a lovely product for a candle light glow without emphasizing your pores or looking greasy if you have oily skin.

Here are a few picture of me wearing this lovely master piece and how it looks on my NC40ish skin tone: 

I hope you all liked the product and review. Are going to buy anything from Chanel's spring 2013 collection? Do let me know in the comments below. You can buy this product from Chanel's store in Palladium Mall, Lower Parel, Mumbai. 

A small personal update. I am proceeding for a 2 weeks vacation to our native tomorrow to attend couple of family functions, a cousin's wedding and a house warming ceremony of my parent in-law's house. So, I will not be posting, but you will see a couple or more scheduled posts. I will reply to all your comments as and when I get some free time or once I am back. But, you can definitely keep in touch with me through Twitter, where I will be regularly updating. 

So, till then stay happy and healthy. I will talk to all soon. 

Lots of Love