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Dewy natural makeup FOTD

Hi everyone!

Today I’m doing an Everyday dewy natural look.  I have used shades of pink  for this makeup.  This is the finished look –

Dewy natural look FOTD

Summary of the look  :

On a well moisturized face, apply liquid foundation and blend well. Use cream blush on the apples of the cheeks for a dewy look and set with powder blush (optional). Apply powder on T-zone or all over if you have oily skin. For the eyes, apply a nude pink or rosy eyeshadow all over the lid, dark brown in the crease, brown liner on upper lash line and white/nude pencil on water line. Finish with defining mascara. Lastly, apply a mid-tone pink lipstick and dab a little gloss over it.

Dewy natural look FOTD

Products used :

EYES :

1. MAC paint pot ‘Fresco Rose

2. Chambor eyeshadow trio ‘Bronze’ (nude pink shade)

3. MAC Embark eye shadow (crease)

4. Bourjois Kohl and contour eye pencil ‘Brun expressif’

5. MAC Blending brush – MAC 222

6. NYX Jumbo pencil ‘Yogurt’ (waterline)

7. Faces mascara

8. MAC Select moisture cover concealer NC 45.5 (not pictured)

Eye makeup products for Dewy natural look

Steps : 

1. Apply paint pot all over lid, blending it towards the brow bone.

2. Apply nude pink shade from Chambor trio all over lid.

3. Pick up dark brown eye shadow (MAC Embark), dust it over over the back of the palm and use it to blend in the crease.

4. Apply brown pencil on upper lash line and soften it with the brush.

5. Apply NYX Jumbo pencil ‘Yogurt’ on water line (or any other flesh colored/white pencil).

6. Finish off with defining mascara.

Using white/nude/flesh pencil on the waterline gives a brighter look to the eyes. Also using nude pink/lilac eye shadow just slightly lighter than the skin tone also gives a bright fresh look to the eyes.

Dewy Natural look eye makeup

Dewy Natural look eye makeup

Dewy Natural look eye makeup

Dewy Natural look eye makeup

Dewy Natural look eye makeup

Dewy Natural look eye makeup

Products used for face :

1. The body shop foundation

2. Chambor silver shadow compact

3. The Body Shop face and body brush

4. Lakme cheek artist ‘Kiss of a Rose’

5. Colorbar blush ‘Cosmic  Rose’

Products used for face Dewy Natural look

LIPS :

1. Revlon colorstay lipstick ‘Satin Rosewood’

2. Bourjois effet 3D gloss ’03 Brun rose academic’

Products used for lips : Dewy Natural look

Finished look : 

Dewy natural look FOTD

Dewy natural look FOTD

Dewy natural look FOTD

What products do you use for a dewy natural look ? Let me know your comments by replying below.


Spring/Summer look#10: MAC Vimi Joshi inspired Bubble gum Pink look

Hi everyone!

Today I’m doing a Bubble gum pink look inspired by MAC Senior Artist  Vimi Joshi’s Hot Bubble Gum Pink look ( Quite Cute Collection) recently posted on Twitter by the artist herself. Click HERE to see the inspiration behind this look.

The products used By Vimi J to create this look are from the MAC Quite cute collection. I’ve tried to recreate the look using whatever products I had. Some of the colors(like the lip color) haven’t come out quite right but I enjoyed doing this look! I wouldn’t have normally worn a white+pink combination of eye shadows but I loved the look Vimi Joshi created!

Here’s the final look :

MAC Vimi Joshi inspired Bubble gum pink Look FOTD

Products used :

EYES :

1. MAC Select moisture cover concealer NC 45.5

2. NYX Jumbo pencil ‘Milk’

3. Coastal scents 88 palette (pink and white shades)

4. FACES Sparkle dust #38

5. MAC Smolder

6. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

7. Brushes : MAC 222(blending) , FACES eye shadow brush

Coastal Scents 88 palette- colors used for bubble gum pink look

MAC Vimi Joshi inspired Bubble gum pinks - eye makeup products

Steps :

1. Conceal under eye and apply over the lid also to cover pigmentation.

2. Let the concealer set for a few minutes.  Apply NYX jumbo pencil in ‘Milk’ over inner 1/2 of the lid and smudge slightly with a brush.

3. Pat white eye shadow over it to set it (#1 shadow from the Coastal Scents palette shown above).

4. Take the magenta pink shades (#2 and #3 shadows) and apply on outer half of lid and till above crease. Also apply the same on the lower lash line. (I have used 2 shades to get the desired intensity and shade of color). Blend it at the crease and with the white eye shadow to give a smooth transition and to avoid any harsh lines.

5. Pat a little of the Sparkle dust (translucent with pinkish purple shimmer) on the white eye shadow  inner half of the lid. Use compact powder under the brows.

6. Apply MAC Smolder (kohl) on waterline. Finish with 2 coats of mascara.

MAC Vimi Joshi inspired Bubble gum pink look - eye makeup

MAC Vimi Joshi inspired Bubble gum pink look - eye makeup

MAC Vimi Joshi inspired Bubble gum pink look - eye makeup

MAC Vimi Joshi inspired Bubble gum pink look - eye makeup

FACE :

1. MAC Studio fix fluid foundation NC 40

2. Chambor Silver shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose Pale’

3. Colorbar blush- ‘Crimson Rose’

4. Brushes – MAC 188 (foundation), The Body Shop face and body brush(compact) and The Body Shop blush brush

MAC Vimi Joshi inspired Bubble gum pink look - face makeup products

LIPS :

Mixed 2 shades of lipsticks to get a cool toned bright pink lip – didn’t quite get it exact but quite close- Maybelline Colorsensational ‘Hooked on Pink’ and Chambor Silk Touch ‘Silk star’ lipsticks.

MAC Vimi Joshi inspired Bubble gum pink look - lip products

Final look :

MAC Vimi Joshi inspired Bubble gum pink look

MAC Vimi Joshi inspired Bubble gum pink look

In different lighting mode-

MAC Vimi Joshi inspired Bubble gum pink Look FOTD

Hope you liked the look 🙂

Have you tried the bubble gum pink look ? Let me know your comments and suggestions by replying below. 

Party makeup#2 : Red lips and shimmery eyes

Hi everyone!

Last time I did a simple golden party look (click on link to read post) which would pair very well with ethnic outfits.

Today I’m doing a bold lips with shimmery eyes party look with my favorite red lipstick Revlon Colorburst ‘Crimson’ and MAC ‘Jigs and  Jive’ pigment. This look would look great for evening parties paired with a western outfit. Red lips always take up the glam factor up a notch and are a perfect choice for party looks.

The eyes are kept softly shimmery with champagne-tan shimmery eyeshadow with slightly thick winged liner on upper lash line and bare waterline.  I’ve paired this makeup with a black lace-satin knee length dress with red sandals and red nails to match with the red lipstick.

Final look :

Party makeup : Shimmery eyes and Red lips FOTD

Summary of the look :

On a well moisturized face, conceal required areas, apply foundation and set with powder. For the eyes, apply shimmery champagne eyeshadow all over lid, blend at crease with dark brown matte eyeshadow, apply highlight shade under brows, apply winged liner on upper lash line and finish with mascara. For the cheeks, apply matte earthy pink blush under the cheekbones and on the apples of the cheeks and finish with highlighter on cheekbones. Apply red lipstick using lip brush for precision. 

PRODUCTS USED :

EYES :

1. MAC Select moisture cover concealer NC 45.5

2. MAC Pigments- Jigs and Jive, Naked (From 5 pigment set -Tartan take collection)

3. Maybelline chai latte quad (Dark brown shade)

4. VOV liquid liner in black

5. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

6. Brushes : The Body Shop mineral eyeshadow brush, MAC 222 (blending brush)

STEPS :

1. Apply concealer under the eyes and on the lids, blend well and set with powder.

2. Apply shimmery tan-champagne colored eyeshadow all over lid.

3. Apply matte dark brown eyeshadow at the outer corner and crease and blend well with loose powder.

4. Apply highlight shade under browbone and blend with crease. Apply highlight shade on inner corners of the eyes too.

5. Apply medium thickness slightly winged liner on upper lash line.

6. Leave the water line bare(or use a white/flesh colored pencil) and apply brown eyeshadow lightly on the lower lash line with a brush (for defining eyes- since we are not using kohl)

7. Finish with a coat of volumizing mascara.

shimmery eye makeup with MAC jigs and Jive pigment

FACE :

1. The Body Shop oil free foundation ’06’

2. Chambor silver shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose Pale’

3. Lakme pure rouge blush ‘Rose Crush’

4. MAC Naked pigment (as highlighter on cheekbones)

Steps :

1. Apply concealer on required areas.

2. Apply foundation on face and neck and blend well.

3. Set the foundation with compact powder.

4. Apply earthy pink blush under cheekbones and blend upwards and outwards towards the apples of the cheeks and hairline.

5. Apply MAC Naked pigment (or any other shimmery highlighter) on cheekbones and blend towards hairline.

LIPS :

Apply red lipstick (I have used Revlon Colorburst ‘Crimson’) on lips using lip brush for precise application. I have not used a lip liner underneath since this particular lipstick does not feather or bleed.

Final look :

Party makeup : Shimmery eyes and Red lips FOTD

Party makeup : Red lips and shimmery eyes FOTD

Party makeup : Shimmery eyes and Red lips FOTD

Whats you favorite party makeup look ? Let me know your comments by replying below. 

Party makeup#1 : Simple golden look FOTD

Hi everyone!

Today I’m doing a simple copper- gold party makeup look .  The overall look is quite subtle yet party wear. The key to this look is lots of fine golden shimmer used as lid color and highlighter on cheeks to give a glow to the face. This look is easy to do and will go best with ethnic wear having copper/gold work.

simple copper-golden party makeup

simple copper-golden party makeup

Summary of the look :

On a well moisturized face, conceal required areas , apply foundation and set with powder. For the eyes, use MAC cream color base is ‘Improper Copper’ (or any other copper/gold shimmery eye shadow) all over lid and blend till brow bone,set with golden eyeshadow,  apply brown liner on upper lash line, kohl on water line and finish with mascara. For the cheeks, apply earthy pink blush on apples and hollows of cheeks and lots of golden highlighter on cheekbones. Apply earthy pink lipstick and top off with gloss.

Products used :

EYES :

1. MAC Cream color base ‘Improper Copper’

2. Chambor blush #59- Star Delight (Yes! blush as eyeshadow 😛 )

3. Bourjois Kohl and Contour pencil ‘Brun expressif’ (dark brown shade)

4. MAC Smolder

5. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

6. Brushes : MAC 222 (blending) , The Body Shop smudging brush, The Body shop eyeshadow application brush

Eye products used for simple golden party look

Steps :

The eye makeup is very simple with all over lid application of golden-copper eye shadow, smudged liner, kohl and mascara.

1. Apply golden/copper cream/powder eye shadow all over lid, build it up to high intensity and blend it out towards the browbone. I have MAC Cream color base in ‘Improper copper’. Its a golden-copper shade with lots of subtle gold shimmer.

2. Next, I’ve used Chambor blush ‘#59 Star Delight’ as all over lid color to set the cream base. The blush is basically an deep earthy pink shade. When I opened the packaging I found out that it had a lot of fine golden shimmer on the top. The shimmer is very fine and I’m using it as a highlighter/eyeshadow till I finish off the top golden layer and reach the actual blush shade.

Chambor blush '#59 Star Delight'

3. Next, I’ve applied Bourjois Kohl and Contour pencil on upper lash line and smudged it.

4. Applied MAC Smolder on waterline and finish off with mascara.

quick golden eye makeup

quick golden eye makeup

FACE :

Products used :

1. The Body Shop oil free foundation ’06’

2. Lakme rose powder (warm)

3. MAC Cream color base ‘Improper Copper’

4. Lakme blush ‘Rose Crush’

5. Chambor blush ‘#59 Star delight’

6. The Body shop face and body brush (not pictured)

7. MAC Select moisture cover concealer NC 45.5(not pictured)

Face products used for simple golden party makeup

Steps :

1. Apply conceal on required areas, apply foundation, set with powder.

2. Apply MAC Cream color base in ‘Improper Copper’ on cheekbones and blend towards hairline.

3. Apply Lakme ‘rose crush’ (matte earthy pink) blush on apples and hollows of cheeks, blend towards hairline.

4. Lastly, apply the golden shimmer as highlighter on cheekbones and blend towards hairline.

LIPS :

1. Lotus pure color lipstick ‘Pink Blush’

2. Maybelline watershine gloss ‘Naked Brown’

lotus pure color lipstick 'Pink Blush' and maybelline watershine gloss 'Naked Brown'

lotus pure color lipstick 'Pink Blush' and maybelline watershine gloss 'Naked Brown' (swatches)

The  lip color is not showing up well in some pics. This is how it looks –

lip color

Final look :

simple copper- golden party makeup

simple copper- golden party makeup

simple copper-golden party makeup

Whats your quick party makeup look? Let me know your comments by replying below.

Heavy kohl lined eyes with red lips FOTD

Hi everyone!

Few days back one of the readers AD asked me if heavy kohl lined eyes would look good with red lips with reference to the eye makeup worn by Kareena Kapoor in Kurbaan.  I tried the look today and I quite liked the effect! Thanks AD!

The kohl looked heavier and darker than how it is appearing in the picture.

heavy kohl lined eys with red lips look FOTD

Summary of the look : 

On a well moisturized face, conceal required areas, apply foundation and set with compact powder. For the eyes, apply light brown matte eyeshadow all over lid, apply heavy kohl on lower lash line and brown pencil on upper lash line and finish with mascara. Apply matte brown blush under the cheekbones and fill in lips with red lipstick using a brush for precise application. 

Products used for eye makeup :

EYES:

1. MAC Select moisture cover concealer NC 45.5

2. MAC Smolder (on water line and lower lash line)

3. Bourjois kohl and contour pencil ‘Brun expressif’ (dark brown shade)

4. Coastal Scents 88 eyeshadow palette

5. The Body Shop smudging brush

products used for eye makeup

Steps :

1. Apply concealer under the eyes as well as on the lids. Blend well and set with compact.

2. Apply matte light brown eye shadow all over the lid.

3. Using MAC Smolder (or any other blackest black liner) apply a thick line on the waterline and smudge it with black eyeshadow on the lower lash line with a smudging brush. This will set the kohl and prevent it from smudging and giving raccoon eyes.

4. Line upper lash line with a medium thick line using matte brown liner pencil.

5. Finish off with mascara.

heavy kohl lned eyes -red lips look

FACE:

1. The Body Shop oil free foundation ’06’

2. Chambor Silver shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose pale’

3. Colorbar ‘Just Earth’ blush(applied lightly under the cheekbones)

4. The Body Shop sponge

products used for face

LIPS:

Revlon colorburst lipstick ‘Crimson’

Vega lip filler brush

Revlon colorburst Crimson

Final look :

heavy kohl lined eyes -red lips look FOTD

heavy kohl lined eyes -red lips look FOTD

heavy kohl lined eys with red lips look FOTD

Did you like the heavy kohl lined eyes and the red lips combo? Let me know your comments by replying below.