Category Archives: Eyes

Aishwarya Rai Cannes 2011 inspired Blue and Bronze look

Hi everyone!

Today I’m doing a Blue and bronze look inspired by Aishwarya Rai’s Cannes 2011 makeup that she wore with the blue and white Armani Prive outfit.

Aishwarya Rai blue and gold makeup at Canned 2011

I loved the blue used by the L’oreal artists on her lids but did not like the pairing with gold on the lower lash line. In my version of this makeup, I skipped the gold for a subtler coppery/bronze shade on the lower lash line.

Warm colors when paired with blues and green bring out their color because of the contrast and this is what I’ve done here. The blue shade used is a iridescent midnight blue shade (Read review HERE)  and it quite bright , so I’ve kept the lip and cheek makeup understated with a nude warm lippy and bronzed cheeks for a balanced look.

 

Aishwarya Rai Cannes inspired Blue and Bronze makeup look

 

Blue and bronze eye makeup

 

The eye makeup is very simple and the most important product you need is a vibrant blue eyeshadow.

Products used :

EYES :

1. Bourjois ombre stretch eyeshadow #14 ‘Blue Nuit irise’

2. Coastal scents 88 palette (marked shade)

3. VOV pigment (copper/bronze shade)

4. Lotus Herbals kajal

5. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

6. MAC Blending brush 222

 

products used for blue and bronze eye makeup

 

Steps:

1. Apply the blue shade all over lid. (Use primer first, I haven’t used one since I was testing the eyeshadow).

2. Blend the shade in the crease using marked shade from Coastal Scents palette and use it right upto the browbone.

3. Apply kohl on waterline.

4. Apply bronzer/coppery shade on lower lash line.

5. Finish off with mascara.

 

FACE :

1. Lotus Herbals Naturablend swift makeup ‘Creamy Peach’

2. Chambor silver shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose pale’

3. Maybelline expert wear blush ‘Apricot flush’

4. Revlon colorstay mineral finishing powder ‘Sunkiss Radieux’

Face products for Blue and bronze makeup look

 

LIPS :

1. Lakme enrich lipstick #133 from Fantasy collection.

2. MAC Cream color base ‘Improper copper’

Lip products: Lakme enrich lipstick #133 , MAC Cream color base 'Improper copper'

 

Finished look :

Blue and bronze eye makeup look

 

Blue and bronze eye makeup look

Aishwarya Rai Cannes 2011 inspired Blue and bronze makeup look

 

Does it look better with bronze or with Aishwarya’s gold? Let me know your comments by replying below.

 

Chambor dazzle eye liner pencil Review, Swatches

Hi everyone!

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

Chambor dazzle eye liner pencil

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.
My take on the product :
Packaging: It comes in a one-way twist up liner form encased in a plastic body made of the same shade as the liner. The body has silver patterns and the shade name written in silver lettering. The packaging is quite attractive but the one way twist up form is not the most convenient to use. The cap doesn’t fit with a click so one does not feel sure whether the pencil is closed or if accidentally the tip has been damaged.

Chambor dazzle eye liner pencil

 

Chambor dazzle eye liner pencil

Formula : The product gets full marks on the formula. Texture is super creamy yet not so creamy that it will transfer to lashes on contact. It glides beautifully on the lid and can be used on the lower lash line too. It is however not advisable to use it on waterline since some of the shades contain very fine shimmer and that may irritate the eye. The pencil is very pigmented and gives good color in single swipe. I however like going over it 2-3 times for an intense color.The tip of a brand new piece is sharp but it gets blunt on use and thus cannot be used to draw thin lines.

Chambor dazzle eye liner pencil

The formula is long stay and does not go off till removed by an oil based makeup remover. I have worn this pencil on a long train journey and 24 hours later also the pencil was intact on my lids. Some of the shades have a pearl finish and the shimmer is very fine and does not hurt the eye at all. It is long staying and thus is not removed in a single swipe. 4-5 swipes are needed . A better option is to let the cleanser sit on it for a few seconds, then it comes off in 1 swipe.

Cotton after rubbing on the swatches

 

Chambor dazzle eye liner pencil

 

Chambor dazzle eye liner pencil

 

Chambor dazzle eye liner pencil

 

Chambor dazzle eye liner pencil

 

Chambor dazzle eye liner pencil

 

Chambor dazzle eye liner pencil

 

 

Shade selection: It comes in 9 shades- Black, Brown, Blue, Green, Purple, Teal, Gold, Silver and Gray. Most shades have a pearl/glossy finish.

The GOOD about Chambor Dazzle eye liner  pencil –
1. Attractive packaging of colored plastic to identify shades easily.
2. Creamy formula that glides on lids easily.
3. Very pigmented.
4. Long stay formula- stays until removed with cleanser.
5. Waterproof.
6. Glossy/pearl finish that gives a bright look to the eyes.
7. Good shade selection.
8. No animal ingredients.
9. Opthalmologically and Dermatologically tested.
The NOT-SO-GOOD about Chambor Dazzle eye liner pencil –
1. Packaging : cap doesn’t close with a click. One way twist up form- if you twist up more than you need, you cannot retract it.
2. Doesn’t remove very easily.
3. Pricey for given quantity (0.28 g)
4. Cannot draw thin lines with it as tip becomes blunt.
Overall Verdict: It is creamy, pigmented , long stay pencil packaged in an attractive but not very convenient one way twist up form. The formula is brilliant but it is expensive especially for the given quantity. The shade selection is good and shades have a glossy pearl finish that looks very attractive on the eyes. I was drawn to this range because of its formula but with more reasonable options like Faces available, I would skip these.
Rating : 3.75/5
Will I repurchase: With similar formula available at half the price in other brands, I will not be repurchasing these.

Plummy brown smokey eyes look: Makeup Breakdown

Hi everyone!

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.

Plummy brown smokey eyes with nude lips makeup look

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 :

EYES :

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

Eye makeup for Plummy brown smokey eyes

Plummy brown smokey eyes

Plummy brown smokey eyes

Plummy brown smokey eyes

FACE :

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

Face makeup for plummy brown smokey eyes

LIPS :

Lakme enrich lipstick #133 from Fantasy Collection

Lakme enrich lipstick #133 from Fantasy collection

Lakme enrich lipstick #133 from Fantasy collection ( SWATCH)

Final look :

Plummy brown smokey eyes with nude lips makeup look

Plummy brown smokey eyes with nude lips makeup 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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Simple eye contouring TUTORIAL + FOTD

Hi everyone!

Today I’m doing a tutorial on how to do a simple contoured eye.

For the eye, contouring simply means working in deeper socket area with a dark eye shadow and on the raised/bony areas with a lighter (highlighter) eye shadow.

Simple eye contouring

Products used :

products used for contouring eye

1. MAC Select moisture cover concealer NC 45.5

2. Bourjois kohl and contour pencil ‘Brun expressif’

3. Chambor eye shadow trio ‘Bronze’

4. MAC fluidline ‘Blacktrack’

5. Brush : MAC 219 -smudging

6. Brush : MAC 239 – eye shadow application

7. Brush : MAC 222 – blending

8. Faces cosmetics mascara

TUTORIAL

Bare eye –

Bare eye

Step 1- Start by concealing and priming the eye. I am using concealer in the eye as well as the lid. This will act as primer for eye shadow too. Alternatively,you can use a primer or paint pot after concealing.

Apply concealer

Step 2 – Blend the concealer using patting motions using third finger.

Blend concealer


Concealed eye

Step 3 – Set the concealer with powder. I’m using Chambor compact with a fluffy brush (MAC 222)

Set with powder

Set with powder

Step 4– Now , on the primed eye, draw a line using dark brown eye pencil on the upper lash line , outer corner and socket as shown. The line need not be very precise as we will smudge it in the next step. Apply the brown pencil to the waterline as well.

Apply brown liner

Apply brown liner

Step 5- Smudge the line drawn in the previous step using a smudging brush.

Smudge the brown liner

Step 6 – Apply a neutral light shade  in the lid 3/4th of the way starting from inner corner. I’m using a pink shade from Chambor ‘Bronze’ eyeshadow trio. It is nude pink shade but the pink is washed out because of the flash. It appears more like a muted lavender shade on the lid.

Apply lid color

Apply lid color

Apply lid color

Step 7 – Take a dark brown eye shadow and apply in on the outer corner and crease (socket). Apply highlight shade on brow bone and blend with the crease color.

Pick up darkest shade from the trio

Apply crease color

Step 8 – Blend the shades using a blending brush as shown. Start from the outer corner and move the brush towards the inner corner in a semi-circular motion (following the contour of the eye) and the same way back. Repeat the to and fro semi circular motion with the brush till the blending is done.

Pick highlight shade

Apply higlight shade

Blend

Blend

Blend

Blend

Step 9 – Apply liner on upper lash line and just a hint of it on the lower lash line, mascara and clean up the ends using a Q-tip.

Clean up with Q-tip

Finished eye makeup : 

Simple contoured eye makeup

Simple contoured eye makeup

Simple contoured eye makeup

Simple eye contouring

Simple contoured eye makeup

Products used for face makeup –

1. The Body Shop oil free foundation

2. Chambor Silver shadow compact

3. Colorbar blush – Crimson Rose

4. Brushes : MAC 188(foundation ), TBS face and body brush , blush brush

Face products

Products used for lips –

Faces creme matte lip gloss ’03 Deep Lilac’

Faces creme matte lip cream 03 Deep Lilac

Faces creme matte lip gloss 03 Deep Lilac - swatch

Faces creme matte lip gloss 03 Deep Lilac (sheered out)

Finished look : 

Simple eye contouring FOTD

Simple eye contouring FOTD

Simple eye contouring FOTD

Let me know your comments by replying below. 

Quick eye makeup Tutorial : Smoldering Summer eyes FOTDs

Hi everyone!

Today I’m doing a tutorial on a very simple eye makeup that I love wearing. I like to call it ‘Smoldering Summer eyes‘.

The basic idea is to frame the upper and lower lash line + water line with kohl /black smudgy eye pencil and then smudge and set with an eye shadow like brown/gray/blue/green..(you can use whichever shade you want ). The result is smoldering look which can be paired with a subtle lipstick/gloss for everyday wear. I’ve been wearing this look a lot lately and experimenting with different colored eye shadows to smudge the kohl.

Time it takes : 5-7 min. No precision is required since its a soft smudgy look with no precise lines.

What you require :

1. Kohl/kajal/smudgy black eye pencil

I’ve used : FACES kajal

Faces kajal

2. Dark eye shadow shade of your choice ( My personal favorites are blue, gray and brownish purple)

I’ve used  : Coastal Scents 88 original palette– shade as shown (for the first eye) , Bourjois ombre stretch eye shadow Navy blue shade (for other eye)

Dark taupe- brown eye shadow from Coastal Scents palette

3. Any brush with slightly stiff bristles to smudge the kohl and apply the eye shadow

I’ve used : An unbranded brush that cost me only Rs 30/-

4. Compact (for applying on the under eye area. Powdering the under eye area prevents the kajal from smudging and bleeding to a large extent)

I’ve used: Chambor Silver shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose Pale’

5. Mascara (optional)

TUTORIAL 

If you wish to apply concealer, apply it before the first step.

Step 1 – Apply thick line with the kohl on the upper lash line and water line.

Step 1 : Apply kajal or black pencil on upper lash and waterline

Step 2- Smudge the line using the brush on upper lash line and lower lash line.

Step 2 : Smudge liner lightly using brush

Step 3– Apply eye shadow of desired shade on top of the smudged liner. This will have the following benefits

i. It will set the kajal/kohl and prevent it from smudging. The powder will absord the oils/moisture that cause smudging.

ii. It will add to the soft look of this makeup.

iii. Colored shadows will make it more interesting. You can experiment with different colors and combinations (I tried with navy blue and added a little maroon/red from the CS palette- resulted in a beautiful plum-purple shade! )

Step 3 : Apply eyeshadow shade of choice over the smudged kohl

Step 4– Add finishing touches. The shade seemed a little dull to me so I picked up some red-maroon shade from the Coastal Scents palette and blended it with the gray-brown and winged it lightly.

Step 4 : Finishing touch - wing it slightly

Pat some powder in the under eye area and finish with mascara. Smoldering Summer eyes are done!

I have done the right using dark blue eyeshadow.

Quick eye makeup : Smoldering Summer eyes

Quick eye makeup : Smoldering Summer eyes

I’m only wearing compact and Nivea fruity shine lip balm in ‘Strawberry’ in the following picture –

Quick eye makeup : Smoldering Summer eyes FOTD

I’ve used the frosty grey-taupe shade from Colorbar warm palette to smudge the kohl in the following picture –

Quick eye makeup : Smoldering Summer eyes FOTD

Quick eye makeup : Smoldering Summer eyes FOTD

Also worn it in my review of Lakme pure rouge blusher ‘Rose Crush ‘ (I did mention I’ve been wearing it a LOT lately!! ). Used navy blue shade of Bourjois ombre stretch eye shadow here.

Quick eye makeup : Smoldering Summer eyes FOTD

How to make it last longer –

If you have oily lids, this is important for you. The makeup should look smoftly smoked and smoldering but not messy !

1. Prime your lids ( eye primer/ paint pot/ concealer or foundation topped with compact powder)

2. Powder under eye area and tear duct area well. This really helps!

My lids are not very oily but my kajal does run a bit without proper setting with eyeshadow/compact. This makeup however lasted the entire day (8-9 hours) with little fading and a little bit of smudging near the tear duct (I had forgotten to powder that area).

Do you like wearing eye liner sharp or smudged? Did you like the Smoldering summer eyes look? Let me know your comments by replying below.