Monthly Archives: May 2011
Today I’m reviewing Chambor dazzle eye liner pencil. I have the shades Black, Purple, Grey, Teal and Gold from this range. From the no. of shades I own, you can guess as to how much I love these eye pencils! The first one I picked for the purple one and the formula and staying power was so good that I purchased more shades later.
Price: Rs 445
Quantity : 0.28 g
What the website says:
Chambor’s New DAZZLE EYEPENCILS with its innovative formula allows smooth application and perfect color with a one stroke precise application. At a party or even for everyday wear the colorful dazzling pencil light’s up your eyes.
The transformation from a dark room to a magically lit up one will never fail to charm, attract or DAZZLE you…. Much like Chambor’s New DAZZLE EYEPENCILS with its new skate formula that allows for smooth application and perfect colour with a one stroke precise application. At a party or even for daily wear this pencil and the colours it is available in will go a long way to Dazzle you.
- No Animal Ingredients.
- Non – Comodogenic.
- Dermatologist Tested.
- Opthalmologist Tested.
Shade selection: It comes in 9 shades- Black, Brown, Blue, Green, Purple, Teal, Gold, Silver and Gray. Most shades have a pearl/glossy finish.
This is a plummy brown smokey eye look what I wore yesterday. To those who’ve been following me on Facebook would have seen this look yesterday. It is a neutral smokey eye paired with a warm nude lipstick and blush. This is one of the looks that can be worn with any outfit regardless of color. Read post on “Makeup looks to suit every outfit” HERE.
Summary of the look :
For the eyes, apply kohl on lid as base and smudge, apply plummy brown (or any neutral shade) eyeshadow all over lid and blend at the crease. Apply compact under the brows, kohl smudged with the same eyeshadow on lower lash line and finish off with mascara. Moisturize face well before eye makup and apply concealer, foundation and compact after completing eye makeup. Apply a warm blush under the cheekbones and blend upwards. Apply a nude lipstick with a warm undertone to finish the look. Alternatively, you can use a cool toned blush and pair with a nude lipstick with a pink undertone.
Products used :
1. MAC Smolder kohl (as base)- all over lid
2. Coastal scents 88 palette ( marked shades)
3. Blending brush : MAC 222, The body shop brushes for application
4. Maybelline colossal volume mascara
5. Lakme rose powder for blending and under brow
1. Lotus herbals naturablend swift makeup ‘730 Creamy Peach’
2. Lotus herbals compact
3. Maybelline Apricot flush brush
4. The body shop face and body brush
5. Sponge for blending foundation
Lakme enrich lipstick #133 from Fantasy Collection
Final look :
Did you like the look? What face and lip makeup do you pair with smokey eyes? Let me know your comments by replying below.
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I’m starting a series of posts on How to coordinate makeup with outfit after receiving requests from a few readers. While starting out with makeup, I myself struggled with coordinating lip colors, eye makeup and blush with the outfit and the occasion. It seems overwhelming at first but a little knowledge about colors and practice over time makes it easy as you go along.
This is just a basic guideline for those starting out with makeup , who find themselves at a loss on how to coordinate colors and clothes and end up either making a makeup blunder or wearing the same makeup over and over again.
In Volume 1 of this series of posts, I’m doing a few looks that can be worn with any outfit.
Hope you find this useful 🙂
1. Neutral Smokey eyes and nude lips
A basic smokey eye using neutral shades like brown, grey, khaki or even black for a dramatic look , paired with nude lips and blush.
Guideline : If you’re using a nude lipstick with a cool undertone (pink, mauve) use a cool toned blush and if you’re using a warm toned nude lipstick, use a warm blush or bronzer.
I have paired plummy brown smokey eyes with a warm blush(Maybelline Apricot Flush) with a nude lipstick with a coral undertone(Lakme Enrich #133 from Lakme Fantasy Collection)
2. Natural look
For this look, use an eyeshadow close to your skin tone, use liner, kajal/brown kohl, mascara and pair it with blush and lipstick close to your skin tone for a natural effect. Read complete post HERE.
3. Dewy Pink look
4. Contoured eyes with statement lips
Add a little more dimension to the eyes by blending a dark brown eyeshadow into the outer corner and crease, wear liner on upper lash line and skip the kohl. Finish with mascara. Pair this with a statement lip and a hint of earthy blush. Read complete post HERE.
5. Smoldering Summer eyes
One of the quick everyday look, apply kohl on upper and lower lash line, smudge and set with powder eyeshadow of your choice- grey, plum, brown, black,khaki etc. Pair with a natural looking lipstick/gloss and you’re done! Read tutorial on how to do this eye makeup HERE.
6. Cat eyes and glossy nude lips
For a slightly dramatic look, ditch the regular liner for a cat eyes look. Pair with neutral lipstick or gloss. Read full post HERE.
And lastly, the simplest ,easiest and very popular kajal and lip balm/gloss look 🙂 (sorry, no pics!)
So which look did you like most? What do you wear most often? Suggestions and comments are welcome!
As most of you know, Sonam Kapoor made her debut at Cannes Film Festival this year in a white and grey Jean Paul Gaultier gown.
View pictures of her debut dress and makeup HERE.
While the first look was a bit disappointing, her look in a Royal blue Vivienne Westwood creation for a L’oreal photoshoot more than made up for it!!
Love the color of the dress. The fabric and draping of the dress is flattering her figure and the heels add a nice touch. Love the hair and makeup, wish I could get a better picture! The shades add an element of mystery to this glamorous , sensuous look.
I liked this look best amongst all that she wore at Cannes 2011 followed by her debut look in the white Jean Paul Gaultier creation.
Sonam made some rather different choices of looks which is evident in the following pics –
I like the combination of sun kissed bronzed skin and orange lips but there is an unflattering overload of bronzer here!!
So which look did you like most? Let me know your comments by replying below.
Disclaimer : I do not own any of the images used above. They have been take from Google. If the image belongs to you and you’d like me remove it, drop me a mail and I’ll remove it.
Few updates –
Inglot, Mumbai is having a sale upto 35% on selected items. Got this info from Rashmi of Indyabeauty (Thanks Rashmi 🙂 !)
I called up to ask till when would the sale last. The lady on the other end of the phone said that she doesn’t know that herself but it will last another 3-4 at least.
Phone.No : 022 – 32986002
Address : G 7 Mall Andheri(W) , Mumbai
I think its time for my first Inglot Haul! Have wanted to pick up Inglot Duraline since a long time now. For those not familiar with Duraline, you can read the review HERE
Also, Maybelline is giving free gifts with purchase of Rs 700/- and above. For Rs 700/- you get a pair of sunglasses free, for purchase of Rs 1000/- you get the striped multi colored trousseau box(image shown below) and for purchase of over Rs 1500/- you get another slightly larger (and prettier!) golden trousseau box.
I personally find these boxes very useful while travelling. In fact on my recent trip home, I carried all my makeup in a Lotus Herbals trousseau box and non of my items broke or got damaged. I’ve had an experience of a broken MAC Sheer pressed powder once 😦
And lastly, I’ve just created my Facebook Fan Page…I’m still in the process of updating so it’ll take a little time for it to be complete. You can still view it and like it HERE. I’ve also added a link to my page in the sidebar. Suggestions and comments are most welcome!!
What will you be hauling from Inglot and Maybelline? Let me know your comments by replying below.