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My favorite neutral/natural lipsticks: Swatches and FOTDs

Hi everyone!!

When I first started wearing lipsticks, I first had a fixation for pinks followed by a love for reds (read Revlon Colorburst ‘Crimson’ 🙂 ). My current favorites are however neutral/natural shades. I like my nude/neutral lipsticks to have a hint of color otherwise it gives a washed out look to the face. The beauty of such shades as compared to completely nude shades is that they can be worn on their own as well as paired with dramatic eye makeup!

Here is my collection of neutral/natural shade lipsticks-

1. Maybelline color sensational ‘My Mahogany’ (Price- Rs 299)

Nude shade with warm pink undertone.

Maybelline color sensational 'My Mahogany'

Maybelline color sensational 'My Mahogany'

2. Colorbar longwear ‘En Vogue’ (Price- Rs 440)

Cool toned nude pink shade

Colorbar longwear 'En Vogue'

 

Colorbar longwear 'En Vogue'

 

Neutral natural lipstick swatches- Maybelline colorsensational My mahogany, Colorbar longwear En Vogue

3. Lakme Satin enrich #133 (Rs 225)

Warm peachy-brown nude shade with slight pink undertone.

Lakme Satin enrich #133

Lakme Satin enrich #133

4. Colorbar DIVA ‘Dress to Impress’ (Rs 350)

Mid tone pink with a mauve undertone.

Colorbar DIVA 'Dress to Impress'

Colorbar DIVA 'Dress to Impress'

 

Neutral natural lipstick swatches- Lakme enrich satin #133 , Colorbar DIVA Dress to Impress

5. Chambor Silk touch ‘Silk Woods’ (Rs 525)

Brown based nude shade.

Chambor Silk touch 'Silk Woods'

Chambor Silk touch 'Silk Woods' FOTD

6. Lotus herbals pure color ‘Rosewood’ (Rs 225)

Warm brownish-pink shade- gives a very natural look.

Lotus herbals pure color 'Rosewood'

Lotus herbals pure color 'Rosewood'

7. Lakme enrich matte #263 (Rs 225)

Peachy-brown shade a pink undertone.

Lakme enrich matte #263

 

Lakme enrich matte #263 FOTD

Neutral natural lipstick swatches- Chambor silk touch Silk woods , Lotus herbals pure color Rosewood, Lakme enrich matte #263

 

SWATCHES –

Neutral/natural lipsticks- swatches

 

My favorites among these are Lakme enrich #133, Colorbar DIVA ‘Dress to Impress’, Lotus pure color ‘Rosewood’ and Lakme enrich matte #263.

What are your favorite natural/neutral lipsticks? Share your comments by replying below.

Navy blue, silver and pink FOTD : Makeup breakdown

Hi everyone!

I have started a new feature on Facebook called “What are we wearing today”. In this feature, I share my Face of the day (FOTD) everyday and you can share your makeup breakdown of the day with everyone by commenting on that thread. To share your makeup look today, click HERE .

This is the full makeup breakdown of the look today. It is very cool toned look  with navy blue and silver on the eyes and pink on the lips.

Navy blue, silver and pink FOTD

Products used :

EYES:

1. Faces long wear eye pencil ‘Navy Blue’

2. Bourjois ombre stretch eyeshadow #14 (for smudging and setting the eye pencil)

3. Streetwear metal eyes eye pencil ‘Silver lining’ (lower lash line)

4. Lotus herbals kajal (Waterline)

5. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

Products used for navy blue and silver eye makeup

 

Navy blue and silver eye makeup

 

Navy blue and silver eye makeup

FACE :

1. The Body shop oil free foundation (mixed with moisturizer )

2. Chambor silver shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose pale’

3. Lakme cheek artist ‘Kiss of a rose’

4. Maybelline expert wear blush ‘Pinch o pink’ (to set the cheek artist)

5. The Body shop face and body brush

6. MAC Select moisture cover concelaer NC 45.5

LIPS :

Maybelline colorsensational ‘Hooked on pink’

Maybelline color sensational 'Hooked on Pink'

What are you wearing today ? Let me know your comments by replying below.

Spring/Summer look#9 : Experiment with NYX ‘Yellow’ Jumbo pencil

Hi everyone!

This is an experiment I tried using NYX Jumbo eye pencil in the shade ‘Yellow‘.  I wanted a yellow all over lid color with a hint of blue at the outer corner and crease but instead it turned out a milky-white with a hint of yellow and blue.

I paired the eye makeup with a bright pink lipstick for a colorful spring/summer look.  This is definitely not a subtle look but the lighter (milky-white-yellow) shade in combination with the blue gives a bright look to the eyes. I’d pair this look with a monochrome outfit in greyed down shades of blue, green or safer neutral shades- balck, white and beige.

Here’s the final look –

Spring/Summer look - Experiment with NYX jumbo pencil 'Yellow'

Spring/Summer look - Experiment with NYX jumbo pencil 'Yellow'

Products used :

EYES :

1. MAC Select moisture cover concealer NC 45.5

2. BeYu eye base

3. NYX Jumbo eye pencil ‘#622 Yellow’

4. Bourjois kohl and contour pencil ’81 Bleu Virtuose’

5. Coastal Scents 88 palette (marked yellow shade- lid, dark brown -crease )

6. MAC Smolder

7. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

8. VOV liquid black liner

9. Marie claire shimmery silver-gold (inner corner, brow bone)

10. Brushes

coastal scents 88 palette

eye makeup products

Bourjois kohl and contour pencil '81 Bleu Virtuose'

Steps :

1. Prime eye lid well and apply the blue pencil on upper lash line, outer V and crease. Blend with finger

2. Apply NYX jumbo pencil ‘Yellow’ shade on 3/4th of lid starting from inner corner.

3. Apply the 2 yellow marked shades all over lid. Apply dark brown shade on outer corner and crease.

4. Blend the crease color towards brow bone.

5. Apply MAC Smolder on waterline and apply blue pencil on lower lash line and softly smudge it with a brush.

6. Apply black liner on upper lash line, slightly wing it out.

7. Apply NYX jumbo pencil Yellow in inner corner and apply shimmery silver-gold shade over it.

8. Finish off with mascara.

FACE:

1. MAC Prep+Prime

2. MAC Studio fix fluid foundation NC 40

3. Chambor silver shadow compact

4. Lakme pure rouge blusher- Rose Crush

face makeup products

LIPS :

Maybelline colorsensational lipstick ‘Hooked on Pink’

Maybelline Colorsensational 'Hooked on Pink'

Final look :

Spring/Summer look - Experiment with NYX jumbo pencil 'Yellow'

Spring/Summer look - Experiment with NYX jumbo pencil 'Yellow'

Spring/Summer look - Experiment with NYX jumbo pencil 'Yellow'

 Did you like the look? Have you tried NYX Jumbo pencils? Let me know your comments by replying below. 

Spring/Summer look#9 : Experiment with NYX 'Yellow' Jumbo pencil

Hi everyone!

This is an experiment I tried using NYX Jumbo eye pencil in the shade ‘Yellow‘.  I wanted a yellow all over lid color with a hint of blue at the outer corner and crease but instead it turned out a milky-white with a hint of yellow and blue.

I paired the eye makeup with a bright pink lipstick for a colorful spring/summer look.  This is definitely not a subtle look but the lighter (milky-white-yellow) shade in combination with the blue gives a bright look to the eyes. I’d pair this look with a monochrome outfit in greyed down shades of blue, green or safer neutral shades- balck, white and beige.

Here’s the final look –

Spring/Summer look - Experiment with NYX jumbo pencil 'Yellow'

Spring/Summer look - Experiment with NYX jumbo pencil 'Yellow'

Products used :

EYES :

1. MAC Select moisture cover concealer NC 45.5

2. BeYu eye base

3. NYX Jumbo eye pencil ‘#622 Yellow’

4. Bourjois kohl and contour pencil ’81 Bleu Virtuose’

5. Coastal Scents 88 palette (marked yellow shade- lid, dark brown -crease )

6. MAC Smolder

7. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

8. VOV liquid black liner

9. Marie claire shimmery silver-gold (inner corner, brow bone)

10. Brushes

coastal scents 88 palette

eye makeup products

Bourjois kohl and contour pencil '81 Bleu Virtuose'

Steps :

1. Prime eye lid well and apply the blue pencil on upper lash line, outer V and crease. Blend with finger

2. Apply NYX jumbo pencil ‘Yellow’ shade on 3/4th of lid starting from inner corner.

3. Apply the 2 yellow marked shades all over lid. Apply dark brown shade on outer corner and crease.

4. Blend the crease color towards brow bone.

5. Apply MAC Smolder on waterline and apply blue pencil on lower lash line and softly smudge it with a brush.

6. Apply black liner on upper lash line, slightly wing it out.

7. Apply NYX jumbo pencil Yellow in inner corner and apply shimmery silver-gold shade over it.

8. Finish off with mascara.

FACE:

1. MAC Prep+Prime

2. MAC Studio fix fluid foundation NC 40

3. Chambor silver shadow compact

4. Lakme pure rouge blusher- Rose Crush

face makeup products

LIPS :

Maybelline colorsensational lipstick ‘Hooked on Pink’

Maybelline Colorsensational 'Hooked on Pink'

Final look :

Spring/Summer look - Experiment with NYX jumbo pencil 'Yellow'

Spring/Summer look - Experiment with NYX jumbo pencil 'Yellow'

Spring/Summer look - Experiment with NYX jumbo pencil 'Yellow'

 Did you like the look? Have you tried NYX Jumbo pencils? Let me know your comments by replying below. 

Spring/Summer look#4 : Neutral Bronzed look FOTD

Hi everyone!

Today I’m doing a Neutral bronzed look which is quite in vogue this summer and can be worn with any outfit, western or traditional for the daytime or evening.

Final look :

Neutral bronzed look FOTD

Summary of the look-

On a well moisturized face, conceal required areas, apply  foundation, set with powder and apply bronzer on the apple of the cheek swept up to the hairline. Dust the remaining powder on brush all over face for a lightly bronzed look. For the eyes, apply frosty brown eyeshadow all over lid , highlight browbone and inner corner, line eyes with brown pencil and finish off with mascara. For the lips, use a natural shade lipstick and finish off with clear or pink-beige gloss.

Products used :

EYES :

1. MAC eyeshadows- Sable , Twinks

2. Maybelline chai latte quad (browbone highlighter, crease shade)

3. Bourjois Kohl and Contour eye pencil ‘Brun expressif’ (dark brown shade for lining upper lash line)

4. MAC Smolder (kohl on waterline)

5. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

6. MAC #222 brush (for blending) , unbranded brush for applying shadows.

Neutral bronzed look- eye makeup products

Steps :

You can apply single eyeshadow all over lid or use 2 shades- one lighter and one darker (of same color and undertone). I have used 2 shades here- Sable and Twinks. Both are frosty brown shades with plum/red undertone but Twinks is a little darker than Sable.

1. Apply Sable on inner half of lid, Twinks on outer half.

2. Using blending brush , blend in the crease with matte dark brown eyeshadow.

3. Apply brow bone highlight shade under brow and in the inner corner near the tear duct. Blend the brow bone shade with the crease color.

4. Apply kohl on waterline, smudge on lower lash line with dark brown matte eyeshadow (Crease color).

5. Line upper lash line with brown pencil for a softer look. Finish off with a coat of mascara.

 

Neutral bronzed look- eye makeup with MAC Sable and Twinks

Neutral bronzed look- eye makeup with MAC Sable and Twinks

FACE:

1. MAC Studio fix fluid foundation NC40

2. Chambor silver shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose pale’

3. Revlon Sunkiss radieux (bronzer)

4. Brushes- MAC #188 (foundation), The Body Shop Face and Body brush(for compact) and Vega blush brush for bronzer)

Neutral bronzed look- face makeup products

LIPS :

1. Maybelline moisture extreme lipstick ‘Chocolate Temptation’

2. Maybelline watershine lip gloss ‘Beige Sensation’

Maybelline moisture extreme 'Chocolate Temptation'

L-R: Maybelline moisture extreme 'Chocolate Temptation' single swipe, 5-6 swipes, Maybelline water shine lip gloss 'Beige Sensation'

Finished look –

neutral bronzed look FOTD

neutral bronzed look FOTD

Neutral bronzed look FOTD

Do you wear bronzers? Which is your favorite bronzer? Let me know your comments by replying below.