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How to wear neon pink lipstick : NYX round lipstick Louisiana FOTD

Hi everyone!

Neon bright shades are the hottest trend of this season and while  many people would love to wear neon shades, they find difficulty in pulling such shades off. I recently purchased NYX Round lipstick ‘Louisiana‘ which is a blue based bright pink shade.

This was my first time trying out such a bright shade and I decided to keep the look simple with thick winged liner and soft pink blush.

Neon pink lips with NYX Round lipstick 'Louisiana'..

Here is how you can wear a neon pink lipstick :

EYES :

  • Keep it simple with thick black slightly winged liner on the upper lash line and lots of mascara.
  • Apply just a hint to kohl/black pencil/gel liner on lower lash line to define and give shape to your eyes.
  • Leave the waterline bare or apply flesh toned pencil to give a neat bright look.
  • Fill in your brows with dark brown eyeshadow/pencil and apply compact under the browbone for a neat crisp look.

Simple winged liner look

Products I used :

1. Maybelline drama gel liner on upper lash line thickly and just a hint of it on lower lash line.

2. MAC Chromagraphic pencil on waterline, inner corner and under brows.

3. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

4. Angular brush for applying gel liner.

Eye makeup products for simple winged liner look

 

FACE :

Whenever wearing a bright bold lipstick, it is important to even out any pigmentation and patches using concealer and a good coverage foundation because bright lipstick tends to draw attention to the imperfections of the face.

  • Even out your skin using concealer under the eyes, around the nose and mouth and on any blemishes.
  • Apply a medium-full coverage foundation all over face and neck and set it with compact.
  • Apply a cool toned soft pink blush all over the apples of the cheeks and blend towards hairline.
Products I have used :
1. MAC Studio fix fluid foundation NC 40
2.  MAC sekect moisture cover concealer
3. Maybelline dream mousse blush ‘Soft Plum’
4. Tools : Foundation sponge, The Body shop face and body brush

Face products for neon pink lips look

LIPS
Apply the lipstick using a brush for accurate and precise application.

Neon pink lips look with NYX Round lipstick 'Louisiana'

 

 

Neon pink lips look with NYX Round lipstick 'Louisiana'

 

 

Neon pink lips look with NYX Round lipstick 'Louisiana'

 

Neon pink lips look with NYX Round lipstick 'Louisiana'

 

CLOTHING :

My personal favorite combination with bright pink lips is a GREY outfit.
Other combinations that also work well are-
  • For a balanced, classy look – Black/white/beige/taupe- neutral monochrome outfits
  • Deep dark cool blues like navy blue- preferably monochrome
  • Subtle fine colorful prints that don’t have any particular color standing out.
  • For a bright and colorful spring/summer look : Pair with monochrome dresses/tops in colors like green or yellow for a fresh young look.
Keep accessories minimal and neutral, let the lips steal the focus! Too much matching/color coordination or use of too many brights at the same time are not visually appealing and look trashy.
My final look :

Neon pink lips look with NYX Round lipstick 'Louisiana'

Neon pink lips look with NYX Round lipstick 'Louisiana'

 

Have you tried neon pink lipstick? Which is your favorite bright pink lipstick shade? Share 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.

Summer favorites : My coral and peach lipsticks- swatches and FOTDs

Hi everyone!

Summer’s here in full swing and one of my favorite looks this summer are soft, natural looks with corals and peaches. Coral fever is everywhere..from makeup to clothes to footwear! Coral/peach lips paired with a peachy-pink blush instantly give a glow to the face imparting a soft, natural look.

Here are my peach and coral lipsticks-

1. Revlon Colorburst ‘Peach’ (Rs 580)

2. The Body Shop lipstick #63 (Rs 575)

3.Lotus Herbals pure color lipstick ‘Peach creme’ (Rs 225 )

L-R: Revlon colorburrst Peach, The Body Shop #63 , Lotus Herbals 'Peach creme'

L-R :Revlon ColorBurst Peach (single swipe, 4-5 swipes) , TBS no. 63 (single swipe 3-4 swipes), Lotus herbals peach creme (single swipe, 3-4 swipes)

Here is how they look on me-

1. Revlon Colorburst ‘Peach’

This is the lightest shade of my collection and I do not like it as much as the other 2 shades cos it washes me out a little whereas the other 2 shades especially Lotus Herbals ‘Peach creme’ brighten up my face.  More suitable for fair complexions.

Revlon CB 'peach' lipstick

Revlon CB peach swatch - L-R single swipe, 4-5 swipes

Revlon Colorburst 'Peach' lipstick FOTD

2. The Body Shop lipstick #63

This is a true coral shade and a gift from my Mum. Love the shade!

The Body Shop lipstick #63 (coral shade)

Swatches : The Body Shop lipstick #63 L-R : single swipe, 3-4 swipes

The shade isn’t showing up in the following picture. The true shade is as visible in the swatch above.

The Body Shop lipstick #63(coral shade) FOTD

3. Lotus herbals pure color lipstick ‘Peach creme’

This is a peach shade with pink and brown undertones hence easier to pull off. Gives a very bright, fresh look to the face and ‘safe’ peach shade, would suit most complexions.

Lotus herbals pure color lipstick 'peach creme'

Swatch: Lotus herbals pure color lipstick 'Peach creme' L-R (single swipe, 3-4 swipes)

Lotus herbals pure color lipstick 'Peach creme' FOTD

Products used :

EYES :

1. MAC eyeshadow ‘Sable’ all over lid (last shade, bottom row)

2. Chambor Dazzle pencil liner ‘black’ on upper lash line

3. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

FACE:

1. MAC Select moisture cover concealer NC 45.5

2. The Body Shop oil free foundation ’06’

3. Chambor silver shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose pale’

4. Colorbar blush – ‘Peachy rose’

Products used for Peach-coral lips look

What are your favorite coral and peach lipsticks? Let me know your comments by replying below.

'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.

‘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.