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Spring/Summer Look#2 : Turquoise blue and forest green eye makeup for day/evening

Hi everyone!

This is look #2 of my Spring/Summer Look Book.  Look #1 was Everyday makeup using colored liners.

Blue and green and my favorite shades for bright spring/summer eye makeup. For this look, I have paired a very popular color this season- turquoise blue, with forest green for the eyes with nude lips for the daytime and plum lips for the evening.

On a well moisturized face, apply foundation ,set it with compact and apply bronzer on cheeks. For the eyes, pair a turquoise blue eyeshadow with dark green( outer half of lid) and pair this with nude lips for the daytime and glam it up with plum lips for the evening.

I have kept the turquoise shade intense only on the inner half of lid and blended it out with dark green to keep the look subtle and wearable.

This is the final look (with nude lips )

Turquoise blue and green eyemakeup with Chambor Silk Woods FOTD

This is the final look (with plum lips)

Turquoise blue and green eyemakeup with Revlon Plumalicious FOTD

Products used for the eyes :

1.BeYu eye base (primer)

2. Bourjois baked eyeshadow #2 (turquoise shade)

3. BeYu eye shadow single #114 (forest green shade)

4. Maybelline chai latte quad (browbone highlight shade)

5. Lotus herbals kajal

6.Maybelline gel liner ‘black’

7. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

8. Faces brush

Turquoise blue and green eye makeup -products for eyes

Steps :

1. Prime eye lids using concealer + foundation or eye base.

2. Apply turquoise blue eyeshadow on inner half of the lid using a slightly wet brush.

3. Apply dark green shade on outer half of lid and crease. Blend the 2 with brush using loose powder.

4. Apply brow bone highlight shade and blend with the crease color.

5. Apply kajal on water line. Using brush smudge it on the lower lash line with the turquoise eye shadow.

6. Apply thin line with black liner on upper lash line ( you can make the line thicker if wearing for evening)

7. Finish off with a coat of mascara.

Eyeshadow swatches- L-R Bourjois Baked eyeshadow #2 (turquoise),dry(L), wet(centre) BeYu green eyeshadow(Dry)

Turquoise blue and green eyemakeup with Bourjois and BeYu eye shadows

Turquoise blue and green eyemakeup with Bourjois and BeYu eye shadows

Turquoise blue and green eyemakeup with Bourjois and BeYu eye shadows

Products used for face :

1. The Body Shop oil free foundation #6 Honey

2. Chambor silver shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose Pale’

3. Revlon colorstay mineral finishing powder ‘Sunkiss Radieux’

4. Brushes – Foundation ( M.A.C 188), Bronzer ( Vega blush brush)

Turquoise blue and green eyemakeup - Products used for face

Products used for lips

Nude lips – Chambor silk touch ‘Silk Woods’

Plum Lips– Revlon Super lustrous ‘Plumalicious’

L-R: Chambor 'Silk woods', Revlon 'Plumalicious'

Lipstick swatches- L-R Chambor Silk Touch 'Silk woods', Revlon super lustrous 'Plumalicious'(without flash)

Lipstick swatches- L-R Chambor Silk Touch 'Silk woods', Revlon super lustrous 'Plumalicious'(with flash)

Final look :

Turquoise blue and green eyemakeup with Chambor Silk woods FOTD

Turquoise blue and green eyemakeup with Chambor Silk woods FOTD

Turquoise blue and green eyemakeup with Revlon Plumalicious FOTD

Turquoise blue and green eye makeup with Revlon Plumalicious

Which look did you like more- daytime or evening ? Have you tried turquoise for eye makeup ? Let me know your comments by replying below.

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Spring/Summer Look #1 Quick everyday look with colored liners

Hi everyone!

I am compiling a Spring/Summer Look Book featuring a series of looks and tutorials for this season. These will be my  interpretations of the Spring/Summer 2011 makeup trends and will be covering looks suited for different occasions – from light daytime looks to evening party looks.

Inspired by the colorful trends this season, I have already done looks with

These will be added to my Spring/Summer 2011 Look Book along with other looks that I will be doing in the coming days.

Hope you enjoy reading 🙂

The #1 look is a super quick everyday look which is pretty much everyone’s on-the-go makeup but with the added pop of a brightly colored liner. This season is all about bright colors- orange, fuchsia, turquoise, lime green and the list goes on. While black and brown are great colors for everyday lining of the eyes, they look very ‘regular‘. Adding a brightly colored liner instantly glams up your whole look without much of an effort.

Colors to look out for are brighter shades of blue ,green & purple.

On a well moisturized face, apply tinted moisturizer or light foundation, line upper lash line with black/brown pencil liner and apply a bright colored liner(turquoise, ice blue, parrot green, teal, purple,  silver/gold)  on the lower lash line ( or alternatively, bright liner on upper lash and kajal on lower lash line) and finish off the look with a little bronzer/blush and tinted lip balm/gloss.

Spring-summer quick daytime look with Chambor dazzle 'Teal' liner FOTD

Products used to create this look :

Products used for everyday makeup look with colored liners

FACE: MAC Studio Fix Fluid foundation NC 40 ,  Chambor Silver shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose Pale’ , Revlon Colorstay ‘Mineral finishing Powder #30 Sunkiss Radieux’ (bronzer)

LIPS : Nivea fruity shine lip balm ‘Pomegranate’

EYES :

  • Chambor Dazzle eye pencil ‘Black’ (the ‘regular’ black liner) [For lining upper lash line ]
  • Maxfactor ‘Ice blue’ liner [on lower lash line]
  • Lotus herbals kajal(water line)

Spring-Summer eye makeup look with Maxfactor 'Ice blue' liner

Spring-Summer daytime look with Maxfactor 'Ice blue' liner FOTD

  • Chambor Dazzle eye pencil ‘Black’ (the ‘regular’ black liner) [For lining upper lash line ]
  • Maybelline Vivid and smooth ‘Olive green’ (lower lash line)
  • Lotus herbals kajal(water line)

Spring-Summer eye makeup look with Maybelline 'Olive green' liner

Spring- Summer everyday makeup look with colored liner FOTD

  • Chambor Dazzle eye pencil ‘Teal’
  • Lotus herbals kajal(water line)

Spring-summer eye makeup look with Chambor Dazzle 'Teal' liner

Spring-Summer eye makeup look with Chambor Dazzle 'Teal' liner FOTD

Swatches of colored liner- L-R: Chambor dazzle(black), Maxfactor (ice blue), Maybelline(olive green), Chambor dazzle(teal)

Maybelline Vivid and Smooth, Chambor Dazzle, Maxfactor Kohl Pencil and Bourjois Kohl and contour pencils have really good shades + decent staying power.

Have you tried bright colored liners? Which is your favorite one? Let me know your comments by replying below.

‘My pink lipsticks’- Swatches and FOTDs (updated)

Hi everyone!

Recently I did a post on my pink lipstick collection HERE.  Since then, there have been a few additions, thanks to all the recommendations by Natasha 🙂

1. Bourjois Sweet kiss lipstick ‘Rose delicat’

This is a muted medium cool toned pink. Read my review HERE.

Bourjois sweet kiss 'Rose Delicat'

Bourjois sweet kiss 'Rose Delicat'

2. Lotus Herbals pure color ‘Peach creme’

This is not a true peach but a reddish-pink peach hence included in the ‘pink’ category.

Lotus herbals pure color 'Peach Creme'

Lotus herbals pure color 'Peach Creme'

3. Lotus Herbals pure color ‘Pink Blush’

This is a deep rose pink shade- very flattering shade which would suit all skin tones.

Lotus herbals pure color 'Pink blush'

Lotus herbals pure color 'PINK BLUSH'(without flash)

Lotus herbals pure color 'PINK BLUSH'(with flash)

4. Chambor powder matte ‘Coral Reef’

This is also a deep rose pink shade – very similar to Pink blush above but more intense and pigmented.

Chambor powder matte 'Coral reef'

Chambor powder matte 'CORAL REEF' (with flash)

Chambor powder matte 'CORAL REEF'(without flash)

5. Revlon super lustrous ‘Plumalicious’

This is a true plum color with a metallic sheen which is appearing almost maroon in the pictures. Not technically a pink but I include it in anyway.

Revlon super lustrous 'Plumalicious' (with-flash)

Revlon super lustrous 'Plumalicious'

6.Chambor silk touch ‘Silk Star’

This is a shade somewhere between violet and pink- a little more violet than Revlon ‘Grape Juice’. Not a shade I would wear everyday but a good one to own if you’d like to wear a pink-violet shade.

Chambor silk touch 'Silk star'

Chambor silk touch 'SILK STAR'(without flash)

Chambor silk touch 'SILK STAR'(with flash)

With these additions to the lipsticks in my earlier post HERE, updated collection-

Updated pink lipstick collection :

L-R(without flash) : Chambor silk touch SILK STAR, Revlon super lustrous PLUMALICIOUS, Revlon super lustrous GRAPE JUICE, Chambor powder matte CORAL REEF, Lotus herbals pure color PINK BLUSH, Bourjois sweet kiss natural ROSE DELICAT, Revlon colorburst ROSY NUDE, Maybelline moisture extreme CORAL PINK, Revlon colorstay SATIN ROSEWOOD, Maybelline colorsensational EXTATIC CORAL

L-R(with flash) : Chambor silk touch SILK STAR, Revlon super lustrous PLUMALICIOUS, Revlon super lustrous GRAPE JUICE, Chambor powder matte CORAL REEF, Lotus herbals pure color PINK BLUSH, Bourjois sweet kiss natural ROSE DELICAT, Revlon colorburst ROSY NUDE, Maybelline moisture extreme CORAL PINK, Revlon colorstay SATIN ROSEWOOD, Maybelline colorsensational EXTATIC CORAL

L-R : Revlon colorburst ROSY NUDE, Maybelline moisture extreme CORAL PINK, Revlon colorstay SATIN ROSEWOOD, Maybelline colorsensational EXTATIC CORAL

L-R: Chambor powder matte CORAL REEF, Lotus herbals pure color PINK BLUSH, Bourjois sweet kiss natural ROSE DELICAT

L-R(with flash) : Chambor silk touch SILK STAR, Revlon super lustrous PLUMALICIOUS, Revlon super lustrous GRAPE JUICE

L-R(without flash) : Chambor silk touch SILK STAR, Revlon super lustrous PLUMALICIOUS, Revlon super lustrous GRAPE JUICE

This is a makeup storage box I got free with Lotus herbals purchase of more than Rs 500. I found it a little tacky at first but its quite useful actually.  It is quite sturdy and comes with a large mirror inside . I use this box to store my lipstick.

Free gift from Lotus herbals

Free gift from Lotus herbals

Free gift from Lotus herbals

Which are your favorite pink lipsticks? What do you prefer more- glosses or lipsticks? Let me know you comments by replying below.

'My pink lipsticks'- Swatches and FOTDs (updated)

Hi everyone!

Recently I did a post on my pink lipstick collection HERE.  Since then, there have been a few additions, thanks to all the recommendations by Natasha 🙂

1. Bourjois Sweet kiss lipstick ‘Rose delicat’

This is a muted medium cool toned pink. Read my review HERE.

Bourjois sweet kiss 'Rose Delicat'

Bourjois sweet kiss 'Rose Delicat'

2. Lotus Herbals pure color ‘Peach creme’

This is not a true peach but a reddish-pink peach hence included in the ‘pink’ category.

Lotus herbals pure color 'Peach Creme'

Lotus herbals pure color 'Peach Creme'

3. Lotus Herbals pure color ‘Pink Blush’

This is a deep rose pink shade- very flattering shade which would suit all skin tones.

Lotus herbals pure color 'Pink blush'

Lotus herbals pure color 'PINK BLUSH'(without flash)

Lotus herbals pure color 'PINK BLUSH'(with flash)

4. Chambor powder matte ‘Coral Reef’

This is also a deep rose pink shade – very similar to Pink blush above but more intense and pigmented.

Chambor powder matte 'Coral reef'

Chambor powder matte 'CORAL REEF' (with flash)

Chambor powder matte 'CORAL REEF'(without flash)

5. Revlon super lustrous ‘Plumalicious’

This is a true plum color with a metallic sheen which is appearing almost maroon in the pictures. Not technically a pink but I include it in anyway.

Revlon super lustrous 'Plumalicious' (with-flash)

Revlon super lustrous 'Plumalicious'

6.Chambor silk touch ‘Silk Star’

This is a shade somewhere between violet and pink- a little more violet than Revlon ‘Grape Juice’. Not a shade I would wear everyday but a good one to own if you’d like to wear a pink-violet shade.

Chambor silk touch 'Silk star'

Chambor silk touch 'SILK STAR'(without flash)

Chambor silk touch 'SILK STAR'(with flash)

With these additions to the lipsticks in my earlier post HERE, updated collection-

Updated pink lipstick collection :

L-R(without flash) : Chambor silk touch SILK STAR, Revlon super lustrous PLUMALICIOUS, Revlon super lustrous GRAPE JUICE, Chambor powder matte CORAL REEF, Lotus herbals pure color PINK BLUSH, Bourjois sweet kiss natural ROSE DELICAT, Revlon colorburst ROSY NUDE, Maybelline moisture extreme CORAL PINK, Revlon colorstay SATIN ROSEWOOD, Maybelline colorsensational EXTATIC CORAL

L-R(with flash) : Chambor silk touch SILK STAR, Revlon super lustrous PLUMALICIOUS, Revlon super lustrous GRAPE JUICE, Chambor powder matte CORAL REEF, Lotus herbals pure color PINK BLUSH, Bourjois sweet kiss natural ROSE DELICAT, Revlon colorburst ROSY NUDE, Maybelline moisture extreme CORAL PINK, Revlon colorstay SATIN ROSEWOOD, Maybelline colorsensational EXTATIC CORAL

L-R : Revlon colorburst ROSY NUDE, Maybelline moisture extreme CORAL PINK, Revlon colorstay SATIN ROSEWOOD, Maybelline colorsensational EXTATIC CORAL

L-R: Chambor powder matte CORAL REEF, Lotus herbals pure color PINK BLUSH, Bourjois sweet kiss natural ROSE DELICAT

L-R(with flash) : Chambor silk touch SILK STAR, Revlon super lustrous PLUMALICIOUS, Revlon super lustrous GRAPE JUICE

L-R(without flash) : Chambor silk touch SILK STAR, Revlon super lustrous PLUMALICIOUS, Revlon super lustrous GRAPE JUICE

This is a makeup storage box I got free with Lotus herbals purchase of more than Rs 500. I found it a little tacky at first but its quite useful actually.  It is quite sturdy and comes with a large mirror inside . I use this box to store my lipstick.

Free gift from Lotus herbals

Free gift from Lotus herbals

Free gift from Lotus herbals

Which are your favorite pink lipsticks? What do you prefer more- glosses or lipsticks? Let me know you comments by replying below.

Chambor Silver Shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose Pale’ REVIEW

hi everyone!

Today I am reviewing a product that has become a must-have for me – Chambor Silver shadow powder compact in shade #RR2 Rose Pale.

Price : Rs 725 for compact + refill pan

Quantity: 16 g x 2 = 32 g

Chambor silver shadow compact :Image from website

Info from the Chambor website:

“A compact is a must have for all women of today & Chambor Brings to you Silver Shadow – a magical compact which will give you the flawless finish required in a jiffy.

Chambor Silver Shadow is made up of Translucent Loose Powder which has excellent blending ability, smooth application & gives a silky feel; it also gives a healthy, flawless look.

Ingredients: Vitamin A & E

  • Gives a matte finish
  • Allows make up to stay longer
  • Fresh look in 2 minutes
  • Hides minor skin blemishes
  • Convenient to carry
  • Water resistant – Long Lasting
  • Non-Comodogenic
  • No animal ingredients
  • Dermatologist & Ophthalmologist Tested”

Ingredients : List of ingredients is printed on the backside of the cardboard box it comes is –

Chambor silver shadow compact :ingredient list

Packaging:  The compact comes in a dark blue and white cardboard box which contains a refill pan as well. The casing of the compact itself is very beautiful and classy. It is navy blue/silver  triangular shaped with the trademark chambor rose on the top side and the name, shade and quantity on the underside.  It has a tiny hole at its underside. By inserting a pin through this hole, the used pan can be removed and replaced by the refill pan. the refill pan comes in a transparent polythene cover, further wrapped in a card sheet envelope and a foam-like sheet. It comes with a good quality mirror and a round  puff type applicator. Application is easy and typical of any other compact powder.

Chambor silver shadow compact : Outer cardboard cover

Chambor silver shadow compact

Chambor silver shadow compact with refill pan

Chambor silver shadow compact with refill pan

Texture : It is a compact pressed powder and feels silky and smooth to touch. It it not chalky or loose compressed. It blends very well when applied on the face and gives a smooth, matte look.  The powder has a mild fragrance which  disappears when applied the face.

Chambor silver shadow compact with puff

Coverage: Being a compact, it gives sheer coverage and hides my blemishes and pigmentation to some extent. Can be used alone or over foundation. Very little quantity is required to cover the whole face and neck. On a daily basis, I just use this over my moisturizer and I’m good to go. However, in winters, if I do not moisturize well, it tends to highlight the dry patches on my face but that is something any powder would do.

Chambor silver shadow compact : swatch- swiped and blended

Staying power: I have a very oily T-zone and inner cheeks and it controls oil effectively upto 4-5  hours  and even after travelling and being out in the sun, my face retains a fresh look. It is oil free and non-comodogenic and hasn’t broken out my sensitive/acne prone/combination skin at all. It does not contain SPF though.

Shade selection : It comes in 4 shades : from lightest- RR1 Ivoire , RR2 Rose Pale , RR3 Sable , RR5 Noisette. I feel the shade selection is quite limited especially for duskier skin tones. I am NC 37/40 in MAC and I was matched with RR5 by one SA and RR2 by another. RR2 and RR3 shades are almost similar except that RR2 has a pinkish undertone whereas RR3 has a yellowish undertone. My mum is NC41 and uses the RR5 shade.

Though the SA was convinced RR2 is the shade for me, I applied RR2 and RR3 on one half of my face each at the counter and 4 hours later when I came home, my skin still looked quite fresh and though the shades looked very similar on my face, I went ahead with the RR2 because of the pinkish undertone.

The GOOD about Chambor Silver Shadow compact powder :

1. Smooth silky texture, is not chalky or too powdery

2. Blends beautifully on the skin with minimal effort

3. Controls oil and gives fresh look to face for 4-5 hours

4. Non comodogenic and oil free- hasn’t broken me out at all.

5.  Little quantity is required- comes with a refill pan and thus will last a long time. 32 g quantity and quality at this price is justified

6. Sturdy and classy packaging.  Comes with a mirror and good quality puff for application. It is something I would like to carry in my purse and like to do touch ups with when I’m in company 😛

7. Can be worn alone over moisturizer or with foundation- works perfectly well either way

8. Water resistant- this claim is true, even after being out in the sun and sweating a little, my face still looked fresh and matte.

9. No animal ingredients and complete list of ingredients given.

10. Dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested.

The NOT-SO-GOOD about Chambor Silver Shadow compact powder:

1. No SPF

2. Limited shade selection especially for duskier skin tones.

3. Contains parabens.

4. The mild fragrance might not be liked by some people.

Final verdict : It is great compact for daily wear especially for oily/combination skinned ladies who don’t wear foundation everyday but need something for slight coverage and smooth matte look. It is oil free, does not clog pores and controls oil upto 4-5 hours. The packaging is sturdy, easy to carry and classy looking.

One package (Compact +refill pan) will last a long time as very little is required for entire face and neck. The price might ‘feel’ steep if compared to Maybelline white stay and Lakme perfect radiance compacts but I’d rate this compact better than the others in terms of value for money- at least in case of  Maybelline whitestay UV (which I have used and hit pan).Moreover, it contains a lot of product 16 g x 2 i.e 32 g whereas the other ones contain about 8 g of product.

Will I repurchase this? This pack will last me 4-5 months easily but when it gets over, I will !

Rating : 4.25/5 (for reasons listed above)

Have you tried the Chambor silver shadow compact? Which is your favorite compact powder?

Let me know your comments by replying below.