Category Archives: Bourjois

‘Barely Feline’ look: Quick makeup with cat eyes and nude lips

Hi everyone!

Today I’m doing a cat eyes- nude lips look that can be worn in the daytime or evening and takes under 10 minutes to do. The only skill required is eye liner application to do the ‘cat’ eyes to add some oomph and drama to an otherwise regular look.  Apart from the eyes, the  look is very clean, fresh and simple with nude gloss and a hint of bronzer, hence I call it the ‘Barely Feline‘ look.

Cat eyes have been in trend for quite a while now and are a favorite with celebrities like Angeline Jolie, Taylor Swift, Rihanna to name a few. Pair it with nude lips or a dramatic pout, either way cat eyes give a glamorous touch to the face.

Summary of the look :

On a well moisturized face, conceal required areas and apply light foundation, set with powder. Using liquid/gel eye liner, apply thick line on upper lash line and wing it outwards and  upwards (as shown). Apply kohl starting from inner corner all the way to the outer corner and join it with the wing to frame the eye. Apply nude natural pink gloss and a little bronzer under the cheekbones for a perfect summer look. 

quick summer look : cat eyes-nude lips

Some tips to get perfect cat eyes :

1. Frame the entire eyes, do not leave out the ends/corners.  Start kohl at the inner corner and take it right to the outer corner. Tightline the eyes fully. Start eye liner application for upper lash line also from the inner corner.

2. Do not draw a very thin line. Keep the line medium/thick for the desired ‘cat’ eyes effect. Increase the thickness of the line as you move outwards. Thus the line should be thickest at the outer most corner.

3. Join the bottom of the ‘wing’ to the lower lash line for a continuous frame around the eyes.

4. Can add a little highlighter in the inner corners of the eyes for an extra pop of brightness to the eyes. (I have used a shimmery eyeshadow in the inner corners here)

5. Lastly, Practice eye liner application to get a perfect wing. It is not difficult at all and takes 4-5 trials to get it perfect.

Products used :

1. EYES : Maybelline drama gel liner, MAC Smolder kohl, Maybelline colossal volume mascara, Marie claire shimmery eyeshadow at inner corner

2. FACE: MAC Select moisture cover concealer NC 45.5, MAC Studio fix fluid foundation, Chambor silver shadow compact, Revlon sunkiss radieux (bronzer)

3. LIPS : Bourjois nouveau effet gloss 3D ’03 Brun rose academic’

Final look :

cat eye makeup

quick makeup look : Cat eyes- nude lips

Have you tried the ‘cat eye’ look? What cheek and lip product do you pair with cat eyes? Let me know your comments by replying below.

Classic Red lips look with Revlon Colorburst 'Crimson'

Hi everyone!

I’ve been doing more of subtle look lately so here’s a bold lips look with what else but the classic choice for bold lips..RED!

Bold lips in everyday wear look good with subtle eye and face makeup. It also makes a good combination with softly smoked eyes for a runway or themed look. Pair with neutral colors in clothing and accessories for best effect or at the maximum match with 1  piece of your attire- say shoes  or belt or bag.

Read my bold red lips tutorial HERE.

Summary of this look –

On a well moisturized face, conceal required areas, apply light foundation ( I have skipped foundation here) apply reddish cheek tint on the apples of the cheeks with a light hand. Set with compact or loose powder. Alternatively , if using a powder blush, apply compact first and then apply blush. For the eyes, lightly smudge brown eye pencil on lid close to upper lash line and kohl on water line. Apply suitable base on lips ( lip liner, concealer/foundation) and apply red lipstick using brush for precise application.

Red lips look with Revlon colorburst CRIMSON

Products used :

FACE :

1. MAC Select moisture cover concealer NC 45.5

2. Bourjois Rouge hi-tech tint ’84 Rose pixel’

3. Chambor silver shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose pale’

4. The Body Shop face and body brush (for compact)

EYES :

1. Bourjois kohl and contour liner ‘Brun expressif’

2. MAC Smolder

3. The Body shop line softening brush

4. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

LIPS :

1. Bourjois rouge hi -tech ’84 Rose pixel’ (as base )

2. Revlon colorburst ‘Crimson’

products used for red stained cheeks and red lips look

Revlon Colorburst ‘Crimson’ swatch :

Left : swiped once, right : swiped 3-4 times

Revlon colorburst 'Crimson' swatch

This look has been converted from casual day time look to a dressy party look just by addition of the red lipstick and a change of attire and accessories.

Before :  (read full post HERE )

Coral red Stained lips and cheek look

AFTER : Change of attire and accessories and addition or red liptick

Red lips look with Revlon colorburst 'Crimson'

Do you like sporting the classic red lips ? Which is your favorite red lipstick ? Let me know your comments by replying below.

Classic Red lips look with Revlon Colorburst ‘Crimson’

Hi everyone!

I’ve been doing more of subtle look lately so here’s a bold lips look with what else but the classic choice for bold lips..RED!

Bold lips in everyday wear look good with subtle eye and face makeup. It also makes a good combination with softly smoked eyes for a runway or themed look. Pair with neutral colors in clothing and accessories for best effect or at the maximum match with 1  piece of your attire- say shoes  or belt or bag.

Read my bold red lips tutorial HERE.

Summary of this look –

On a well moisturized face, conceal required areas, apply light foundation ( I have skipped foundation here) apply reddish cheek tint on the apples of the cheeks with a light hand. Set with compact or loose powder. Alternatively , if using a powder blush, apply compact first and then apply blush. For the eyes, lightly smudge brown eye pencil on lid close to upper lash line and kohl on water line. Apply suitable base on lips ( lip liner, concealer/foundation) and apply red lipstick using brush for precise application.

Red lips look with Revlon colorburst CRIMSON

Products used :

FACE :

1. MAC Select moisture cover concealer NC 45.5

2. Bourjois Rouge hi-tech tint ’84 Rose pixel’

3. Chambor silver shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose pale’

4. The Body Shop face and body brush (for compact)

EYES :

1. Bourjois kohl and contour liner ‘Brun expressif’

2. MAC Smolder

3. The Body shop line softening brush

4. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

LIPS :

1. Bourjois rouge hi -tech ’84 Rose pixel’ (as base )

2. Revlon colorburst ‘Crimson’

products used for red stained cheeks and red lips look

Revlon Colorburst ‘Crimson’ swatch :

Left : swiped once, right : swiped 3-4 times

Revlon colorburst 'Crimson' swatch

This look has been converted from casual day time look to a dressy party look just by addition of the red lipstick and a change of attire and accessories.

Before :  (read full post HERE )

Coral red Stained lips and cheek look

AFTER : Change of attire and accessories and addition or red liptick

Red lips look with Revlon colorburst 'Crimson'

Do you like sporting the classic red lips ? Which is your favorite red lipstick ? Let me know your comments by replying below.

Spring/Summer look#7 : Daytime Natural Pink look

Hi everyone!

This is a quick look for summer days when you don’t have a lot of time for elaborate makeup or days when you don’t want to wear too much makeup and yet look presentable and glowing. I call this the Natural Pink look. The most important elements of this look are concealer and a natural pink blush. These 2 products alone can give a lot of lift and glow to the face.

Quick spring/summer makeup :Natural pink look

What you need (products I’ve used are in brackets) :

1. Concealer ( for under eyes , area around nose and mouth ) (MAC Select moisture cover NC 45.5)

2. Compact or loose powder (Chambor Silver shadow compact)

3. Pink blush closest to your skin tone (Lakme fantasy collection cheek artist ‘Kiss of a rose’)

4. Natural pink gloss (Bourjois nouveau effet 3D ’03 Brun rose academic’)

5. Brown eye pencil (optional) (Bourjois kohl and contour eye pencil ‘Brun expressif’)

6. Kohl / kajal and mascara (MAC Smolder and Maybelline colossal volume mascara)

Quick spring/summer makeup : Natural pink look (products used )

Steps :

1. Moisturize face well. Everyone needs moisturizer even if your skin is oily, even in summers! The best option for oily/combination skinned people is Lacto calamine.

2. Conceal under eye areas and areas around nose/mouth if you have pigmentation there.

3. Next, set the face with compact or loose powder if you’re using a powder blush. If you’re using a cream/gel based blush, apply powder after applying the blush.

4. Face makeup completed, apply matte brown eye pencil on upper lash line and smudge slightly with brush or finger.

5. Apply kohl to waterline and smudge lightly to lower lash line.

6. Apply mascara to eye lashes.

7. Finish the look with a natural pink gloss that is closest to the color of your lips.

Quick spring/summer makeup : Natural pink look

 

Quick spring/summer makeup :Natural pink look

What would be your choice of blush and lip color for a natural pink look ? Let me know your comments by replying below.

Spring/Summer look #6 : Quick look with Bourjois lip/cheek tint

Hi everyone!

This is a quick makeup look I did using Bourjois  lip/cheek tint or Bourjois Rouge Hi-tech as the product is named.

Lip/cheek tints or stains are gel or water based products that can be used on the cheeks as well as the lips for a natural looking stained or ‘just bitten’ effect and are a great alternative to blush or lipstick/gloss. They set really quickly so they need to be blended in to the skin really fast. On application and blending, they sink into the skin and the color generally deepens over the course of next 2-3 min due to the body heat and the stain sets into a long lasting matte finish.

For more tips on how to use lip/cheek tint, read this post by Tanveer of Addicted to Blush HERE.

Bourjois rouge hi-tech lip/cheek tint '84 Rose pixel' swatch

 

Bourjois rouge hi tect tint '84 Rose pixel' - blended swatch

Bourjois rouge hi tect tint '84 Rose pixel' - image of fingertip after blending

FACE :

Foundations feel too heavy in day in the summers especially if you are likely to be out in the heat. I prefer skipping  the foundation in the day time and only using a bit of concealer under my eyes and sunscreen on face set well with compact.

Products used :

1. MAC Select moisture cover concealer NC 45.5

2. Bourjois Rouge hi-tech tint ’84 Rose pixel’

3. Lotus 3-in-1 matte sunscreen (not pictured)

4. Chambor silver shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose pale’

5. The Body Shop face and body brush (for compact)

products used for quick look with bourjois lip/cheek tint

Steps :

1. Apply a light  moisturizer on face and neck .

2. Apply concealer to the under eyes and sides of the nose, mouth to cover any pigmentation.

3. Apply the lip/cheek stain directly on the apples of the cheeks , blend with fingers  in dabbing and circular motions quickly before it sets.

4. Wait for 2-3 mins, than apply sunscreen over face and neck. I use Lotus-3-in-1 matte suncreen- it is very light, gets absorbed into the skin very fast to give a matte finish without leaving white cast on the face.

5. Lastly, apply compact or loose powder all over face and neck especially on the concealed parts to set the concealer.

EYES :

1. Bourjois kohl and contour liner ‘Brun expressif’

2. MAC Smolder

3. The Body shop line softening brush

4. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

Steps :

1. Apply brown liner on upper lash line and lightly smudge using softening brush.

2. Apply kajal /MAC Smolder on water line and smudge a little on the lower lash line with softening brush or third finger.

LIPS :

Bourjois rouge hi -tech ’84 Rose pixel’

Apply lip stain to centre of lips and spread evenly all over the lips.

Coral red Stained lips and cheek look

Coral red Stained lips and cheek look

Have you tried lip/cheek tints? Which is your favorite lip/cheek tint? Let me know your comments by replying below.