Monthly Archives: February 2011

Pink purple eye makeup with matching lips

Hi everyone!

This is look #3 of my Spring/Summer Look Book after look#2 with Turquoise blue and green eye makeup.

For this look, I’ve used pink (reddish pink) and purple for the eyes paired with a violet-pink lip color and cool toned pink blush.

On a well moisturized face, apply light foundation, set it with compact and use cool toned pink blush on the apples of cheeks with a hint on bronzer on the cheekbones. For the eyes, apply medium cool-toned pink eyeshadow (inner 1/3rd of lid), reddish pink eye shadow (centre of lid) , purple eyeshadow ( outer 1/3rd , crease and lower lash line) with purple or black liner. Pair this with a violet – pink lipstick .

This may be a little OTT for everyday/office wear makeup but will look great for special events/occasions for day as well as night.

This is the final look –

Pink- purple eye makeup FOTD

Pink purple eye makeup

Products used for the eyes :

1. BeYu eye base..

2. Chambor brown eye pencil

3. Revlon Colorstay eye shadow quad ‘Berry Bloom’

4. MAC Cranberry eyeshadow

5.Maybelline gel liner ‘Black’

6. MAC super slick liquid eye liner ‘Smokey Heir’ (purple shade)

7. Lotus Herbals kajal

8. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

9. Faces eyeshadow brush, angled brush

10. Lakme rose loose powder for blending (not shown here)

Pink purple eye makeup- Products used for eyes

Steps :

1. Apply eye primer and follow up with brown pencil on the lid, smudge using third finger. (to provide base)

2. Apply the medium/light pink shade(3rd shade in the quad) on the inner 1/3rd of lid , reddish pink (MAC cranberry) on the centre of lid and dull purple shade on the outer corner and crease(last shade of quad).

3. Apply lightest pink shade on browbone and inner corners. Blend the brow bone shade with the crease.

4. Apply kajal on water line, smudge it with angled brush using purple eye shadow and wing it out slightly.

5. Apply thin line with black liner and extend it outward slightly. Apply thicker line of purple liner above this line and extend it outward to make a wing and join with the wing from the lower lash line.

6. Finish off with a thick coat of mascara.

Pink purple eye makeup

Pink purple eye makeup

Pink purple eye makeup

Pink purple eye makeup

Products used for face:

1. The Body Shop oil free foundation ’06 Honey’

2. Chambor silver shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose Pale’

3. Colorbar blushes : Just earth(contouring ), Crimson Rose

4. Revlon colorstay mineral finishing powder (bronzer)

5. Brushes : MAC 188 (foundation), Vega blush brush

Pink purple eye makeup- Products used for face

Products used for lips :

1. Chambor lip tatoo liner pencil ‘03 Nude

2. Revlon super lustrous ‘Grape Juice

3. Chambor silk touch ‘Silk Star

Pink purple eye makeup- Products used for lips : Revlon Grape juice and Chambor Silk Star

Final look :

Pink purple eye makeup FOTD

Pink purple eye makeup FOTD

Have you tried pink and purple eye shadows? Which is your favorite look with pink eye shadow ? Let me know your comments by replying below.

Spring/Summer Look#2 : Turquoise blue and forest green eye makeup for day/evening

Hi everyone!

This is look #2 of my Spring/Summer Look Book.  Look #1 was Everyday makeup using colored liners.

Blue and green and my favorite shades for bright spring/summer eye makeup. For this look, I have paired a very popular color this season- turquoise blue, with forest green for the eyes with nude lips for the daytime and plum lips for the evening.

On a well moisturized face, apply foundation ,set it with compact and apply bronzer on cheeks. For the eyes, pair a turquoise blue eyeshadow with dark green( outer half of lid) and pair this with nude lips for the daytime and glam it up with plum lips for the evening.

I have kept the turquoise shade intense only on the inner half of lid and blended it out with dark green to keep the look subtle and wearable.

This is the final look (with nude lips )

Turquoise blue and green eyemakeup with Chambor Silk Woods FOTD

This is the final look (with plum lips)

Turquoise blue and green eyemakeup with Revlon Plumalicious FOTD

Products used for the eyes :

1.BeYu eye base (primer)

2. Bourjois baked eyeshadow #2 (turquoise shade)

3. BeYu eye shadow single #114 (forest green shade)

4. Maybelline chai latte quad (browbone highlight shade)

5. Lotus herbals kajal

6.Maybelline gel liner ‘black’

7. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

8. Faces brush

Turquoise blue and green eye makeup -products for eyes

Steps :

1. Prime eye lids using concealer + foundation or eye base.

2. Apply turquoise blue eyeshadow on inner half of the lid using a slightly wet brush.

3. Apply dark green shade on outer half of lid and crease. Blend the 2 with brush using loose powder.

4. Apply brow bone highlight shade and blend with the crease color.

5. Apply kajal on water line. Using brush smudge it on the lower lash line with the turquoise eye shadow.

6. Apply thin line with black liner on upper lash line ( you can make the line thicker if wearing for evening)

7. Finish off with a coat of mascara.

Eyeshadow swatches- L-R Bourjois Baked eyeshadow #2 (turquoise),dry(L), wet(centre) BeYu green eyeshadow(Dry)

Turquoise blue and green eyemakeup with Bourjois and BeYu eye shadows

Turquoise blue and green eyemakeup with Bourjois and BeYu eye shadows

Turquoise blue and green eyemakeup with Bourjois and BeYu eye shadows

Products used for face :

1. The Body Shop oil free foundation #6 Honey

2. Chambor silver shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose Pale’

3. Revlon colorstay mineral finishing powder ‘Sunkiss Radieux’

4. Brushes – Foundation ( M.A.C 188), Bronzer ( Vega blush brush)

Turquoise blue and green eyemakeup - Products used for face

Products used for lips

Nude lips – Chambor silk touch ‘Silk Woods’

Plum Lips– Revlon Super lustrous ‘Plumalicious’

L-R: Chambor 'Silk woods', Revlon 'Plumalicious'

Lipstick swatches- L-R Chambor Silk Touch 'Silk woods', Revlon super lustrous 'Plumalicious'(without flash)

Lipstick swatches- L-R Chambor Silk Touch 'Silk woods', Revlon super lustrous 'Plumalicious'(with flash)

Final look :

Turquoise blue and green eyemakeup with Chambor Silk woods FOTD

Turquoise blue and green eyemakeup with Chambor Silk woods FOTD

Turquoise blue and green eyemakeup with Revlon Plumalicious FOTD

Turquoise blue and green eye makeup with Revlon Plumalicious

Which look did you like more- daytime or evening ? Have you tried turquoise for eye makeup ? Let me know your comments by replying below.

Spring/Summer Look #1 Quick everyday look with colored liners

Hi everyone!

I am compiling a Spring/Summer Look Book featuring a series of looks and tutorials for this season. These will be my  interpretations of the Spring/Summer 2011 makeup trends and will be covering looks suited for different occasions – from light daytime looks to evening party looks.

Inspired by the colorful trends this season, I have already done looks with

These will be added to my Spring/Summer 2011 Look Book along with other looks that I will be doing in the coming days.

Hope you enjoy reading 🙂

The #1 look is a super quick everyday look which is pretty much everyone’s on-the-go makeup but with the added pop of a brightly colored liner. This season is all about bright colors- orange, fuchsia, turquoise, lime green and the list goes on. While black and brown are great colors for everyday lining of the eyes, they look very ‘regular‘. Adding a brightly colored liner instantly glams up your whole look without much of an effort.

Colors to look out for are brighter shades of blue ,green & purple.

On a well moisturized face, apply tinted moisturizer or light foundation, line upper lash line with black/brown pencil liner and apply a bright colored liner(turquoise, ice blue, parrot green, teal, purple,  silver/gold)  on the lower lash line ( or alternatively, bright liner on upper lash and kajal on lower lash line) and finish off the look with a little bronzer/blush and tinted lip balm/gloss.

Spring-summer quick daytime look with Chambor dazzle 'Teal' liner FOTD

Products used to create this look :

Products used for everyday makeup look with colored liners

FACE: MAC Studio Fix Fluid foundation NC 40 ,  Chambor Silver shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose Pale’ , Revlon Colorstay ‘Mineral finishing Powder #30 Sunkiss Radieux’ (bronzer)

LIPS : Nivea fruity shine lip balm ‘Pomegranate’

EYES :

  • Chambor Dazzle eye pencil ‘Black’ (the ‘regular’ black liner) [For lining upper lash line ]
  • Maxfactor ‘Ice blue’ liner [on lower lash line]
  • Lotus herbals kajal(water line)

Spring-Summer eye makeup look with Maxfactor 'Ice blue' liner

Spring-Summer daytime look with Maxfactor 'Ice blue' liner FOTD

  • Chambor Dazzle eye pencil ‘Black’ (the ‘regular’ black liner) [For lining upper lash line ]
  • Maybelline Vivid and smooth ‘Olive green’ (lower lash line)
  • Lotus herbals kajal(water line)

Spring-Summer eye makeup look with Maybelline 'Olive green' liner

Spring- Summer everyday makeup look with colored liner FOTD

  • Chambor Dazzle eye pencil ‘Teal’
  • Lotus herbals kajal(water line)

Spring-summer eye makeup look with Chambor Dazzle 'Teal' liner

Spring-Summer eye makeup look with Chambor Dazzle 'Teal' liner FOTD

Swatches of colored liner- L-R: Chambor dazzle(black), Maxfactor (ice blue), Maybelline(olive green), Chambor dazzle(teal)

Maybelline Vivid and Smooth, Chambor Dazzle, Maxfactor Kohl Pencil and Bourjois Kohl and contour pencils have really good shades + decent staying power.

Have you tried bright colored liners? Which is your favorite one? Let me know your comments by replying below.

Soft green smokey eye FOTD using BeYu eyeshadow single

Hi everyone!

This is a soft green smokey eye look I did today using BeYu  eyeshadow single #114 . I have paired this eye makeup with peachy pink blush with a little bronzer on the cheekbones and a peach-brown lipstick.

Green color by itself is symbolic of nature, life and freshness. When worn as eye liners or shadows green/blue shades add a pop of color to the face and are a welcome change from the monotony of black/brown/grey liners.

I’d been looking for a forest green shade without any yellow/grey/khaki undertone and my search ended at the BeYu counter where I found the perfect green I’d been looking for. Its a vibrant true forest green shade with frost finish.

This is the final look –

Soft green smokey eyes FOTD

EYES :

Products used :

1. BeYu eye base (not shown in picture)

2. Revlon eye liner crayon ‘black’

3. BeYu single eye shadow #114 (forest green shade)

4. Maybelline chai latte quad (for crease color and  highlighter)

4. Lotus herbals kajal

5. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

6. Faces eye shadow brush

products used for green smokey eye makeup

Steps :

1. Apply eye primer all over lid upto the brow.

2. Apply black crayon pencil all over lid and smudge using third finger.

3. Apply green eye shadow shade all over lid.

4. Using a fluffy brush , apply dark brown shade to crease and blend.

5. Apply highlight shade under brow bone and blend with crease color using some loose powder.

6. Apply kajal on waterline. Using angular/smudging brush loaded with the green eye shadow, smudge the kajal onto the lower lash line.

7. Lastly, apply mascara to upper and lower lashes.

Swatches of products used for green smokey eyes: L-R : browbone highlight shade , Crease color (both from Maybelline chai latte quad), BeYu eyeshadow with Revlon black crayon as base(without flash)

Swatches of products used for green smokey eyes: L-R : browbone highlight shade , Crease color (both from Maybelline chai latte quad), BeYu eyeshadow with Revlon black crayon as base(with flash)

Soft green smokey eyes

Products used for face :

products used for face: green smokey eye makeup

Products used for lips:

For the lips I have mixed 2 shades here : Maybelline moisture extreme ‘Chocolate Temptation‘(light brown with pink/peach undertone) and Chambor Truly lasting ‘Truly brownsugar ‘(true brown shade)

Products used for lips : Maybelline moisture extreme 'CHOCOLATE TEMPTATION', Chambor truly lasting 'TRULY BROWNSUGAR'

SWATCHES- Products used for lips :(l-r) Maybelline moisture extreme 'CHOCOLATE TEMPTATION', Chambor truly lasting 'TRULY BROWNSUGAR'

The final look (the green is more pigmented than how it appears here)

soft green smokey eyes FOTD

Soft green smokey eyes FOTD

I find darker shades of green very flattering for dark hair/dark eyes combination. For a more colorful and bold look- wear lime green+dark green combo or green+blue combo on the eyes.  A soft dark green smokey eye with dark brown on the outer corner and crease  is something that’ll suit everyone and a great way to sport a subtle yet colorful eye makeup.

Do you wear green eye shadows/ liners? What is your favorite way of sporting green eye makeup? Let me know your comments by replying below.

'My pink lipsticks'- Swatches and FOTDs (updated)

Hi everyone!

Recently I did a post on my pink lipstick collection HERE.  Since then, there have been a few additions, thanks to all the recommendations by Natasha 🙂

1. Bourjois Sweet kiss lipstick ‘Rose delicat’

This is a muted medium cool toned pink. Read my review HERE.

Bourjois sweet kiss 'Rose Delicat'

Bourjois sweet kiss 'Rose Delicat'

2. Lotus Herbals pure color ‘Peach creme’

This is not a true peach but a reddish-pink peach hence included in the ‘pink’ category.

Lotus herbals pure color 'Peach Creme'

Lotus herbals pure color 'Peach Creme'

3. Lotus Herbals pure color ‘Pink Blush’

This is a deep rose pink shade- very flattering shade which would suit all skin tones.

Lotus herbals pure color 'Pink blush'

Lotus herbals pure color 'PINK BLUSH'(without flash)

Lotus herbals pure color 'PINK BLUSH'(with flash)

4. Chambor powder matte ‘Coral Reef’

This is also a deep rose pink shade – very similar to Pink blush above but more intense and pigmented.

Chambor powder matte 'Coral reef'

Chambor powder matte 'CORAL REEF' (with flash)

Chambor powder matte 'CORAL REEF'(without flash)

5. Revlon super lustrous ‘Plumalicious’

This is a true plum color with a metallic sheen which is appearing almost maroon in the pictures. Not technically a pink but I include it in anyway.

Revlon super lustrous 'Plumalicious' (with-flash)

Revlon super lustrous 'Plumalicious'

6.Chambor silk touch ‘Silk Star’

This is a shade somewhere between violet and pink- a little more violet than Revlon ‘Grape Juice’. Not a shade I would wear everyday but a good one to own if you’d like to wear a pink-violet shade.

Chambor silk touch 'Silk star'

Chambor silk touch 'SILK STAR'(without flash)

Chambor silk touch 'SILK STAR'(with flash)

With these additions to the lipsticks in my earlier post HERE, updated collection-

Updated pink lipstick collection :

L-R(without flash) : Chambor silk touch SILK STAR, Revlon super lustrous PLUMALICIOUS, Revlon super lustrous GRAPE JUICE, Chambor powder matte CORAL REEF, Lotus herbals pure color PINK BLUSH, Bourjois sweet kiss natural ROSE DELICAT, Revlon colorburst ROSY NUDE, Maybelline moisture extreme CORAL PINK, Revlon colorstay SATIN ROSEWOOD, Maybelline colorsensational EXTATIC CORAL

L-R(with flash) : Chambor silk touch SILK STAR, Revlon super lustrous PLUMALICIOUS, Revlon super lustrous GRAPE JUICE, Chambor powder matte CORAL REEF, Lotus herbals pure color PINK BLUSH, Bourjois sweet kiss natural ROSE DELICAT, Revlon colorburst ROSY NUDE, Maybelline moisture extreme CORAL PINK, Revlon colorstay SATIN ROSEWOOD, Maybelline colorsensational EXTATIC CORAL

L-R : Revlon colorburst ROSY NUDE, Maybelline moisture extreme CORAL PINK, Revlon colorstay SATIN ROSEWOOD, Maybelline colorsensational EXTATIC CORAL

L-R: Chambor powder matte CORAL REEF, Lotus herbals pure color PINK BLUSH, Bourjois sweet kiss natural ROSE DELICAT

L-R(with flash) : Chambor silk touch SILK STAR, Revlon super lustrous PLUMALICIOUS, Revlon super lustrous GRAPE JUICE

L-R(without flash) : Chambor silk touch SILK STAR, Revlon super lustrous PLUMALICIOUS, Revlon super lustrous GRAPE JUICE

This is a makeup storage box I got free with Lotus herbals purchase of more than Rs 500. I found it a little tacky at first but its quite useful actually.  It is quite sturdy and comes with a large mirror inside . I use this box to store my lipstick.

Free gift from Lotus herbals

Free gift from Lotus herbals

Free gift from Lotus herbals

Which are your favorite pink lipsticks? What do you prefer more- glosses or lipsticks? Let me know you comments by replying below.