Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Evening Look in a Quickie!

All tired from the office but still have a party to attend?!
Who has the time and energy to go through all the makeup? Not me, that's for sure!

Here's a tutorial which can transform you from a zombie to a glam look in a jiffy. 
This is how I look after coming from office:
Yup it does look like I am the sole person in the office with all the work load, LOL!

First and foremost step, remove all makeup using a good makeup remover.
I use Baby Oil for removing face makeup and Body Shop's eye makeup remover.
After that I moisturised my lips and face using a baby cream and Avon Natural's Lip Balm.
Yes I am a big fan of baby products because they don't have any harmful chemicals and keeps your skin non-greasy and baby soft.

You must have noticed that I have pretty gross dark circles under my eyes. I took care of it by using a concealer.
MAC Studio Finish Concealer took care of that. You can find my reviews on this wonderful product here.

I used Revlon's Age Defying Foundation to lighten the redness of my face and don't forget to apply it on your neck.
For the cheeks I used a light pink shade (I used Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse) for that healthy glow.

For the eyes I skipped eyeshadow lined by eyes using a waterproof liquid eyeliner (Revlon's Colorstay Liquid Liner in Black) on the upper lash line and a water proof black kohl (Rimmel) on my waterline.
I used a white eye pencil (Elf) to highlight the inner corner of my eyes, the brow bone, on the cheeks and cupid's bow.

For the lips I used Rimmel's Amethyst Shimmer lipstick and topped it up with Neutrogena's Lip Soother for that glossy effect.

Lastly I used a matte powder for the finishing touch.

Thats it!
 Have fun!!

Friday, July 13, 2012

MAC Fluidline in Dipdown - Review

Today I will be reviewing MAC Fluidline in Dipdown which in simple words is a dark brown gel liner.
 It is so soft, you feel like its a melted chocolate in a small bottle.

What the MAC website says:
Ultra-smooth, Fluidline's gel formula provides the precision of a liquid liner with a silkier, softer finish. Goes on “foolproof” with a brush in an easy dip-and-stroke action. Long-wearing. Smudge-proof. Lines up in a rich array of colours and finishes.

Product review:

Packaging: small, compact,easy to carry in your makeup bag, looks cute :-)

Advantages: multiple uses,soft silky feel while applying, good pigmentation, product lasts long, smudge proof,water proof, waterline safe, stays on the eye for 6-7 hours, does not flake like other long lasting eyeliners, does not dry out (have been using it for 2 years and it still looks the same). 

Disadvantage: Other brand gel liners like L'Oreal and Maybeline which are long lasting, cheaper than MAC,give liner brushes, MAC should also start giving their liner brushes. 

I somehow feel that if the shade had been more dark, no brand could compete with it. 

Fluidline in Dipdown can be used in different ways: 
1. As an eyeliner 
2. On waterline 
3. On eyebrows 
4. As an eyeshadow base 

Layer up the gel liner with a slight touch of black kohl for a soft brown smokey look without the extra effort!

Price Range: U.S $ 15.00
                    INR 1000

It can be used on all skin types.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Makeup for a Sweaty Day!

Comeon ladies , let's face it, not every place is equipped with Air Conditioners.
On top of that the severe humidity during monsoon.
Ufff! Just because you are a housewife doesnt mean that you don't have the right to look good.
Some makeup tips for the strong and powerful women who deserve to look good no matter how much she sweats:-), right ladies?

1. Immediately after taking bath apply some oil free moisturiser and immediately apply loose or compact powder to make the face look non greasy and fresh.
2. Take a pink shade of cream blush and gently dab it to the apple of the cheeks. Pink blush gives the natural blushed look.
3. Next apply a lip balm and lip tint to add colour to the face.
4. Apply a water proof kohl/kajal to the waterline to instantly open up your eyes.
5. Finally dab a little loose powder and you are good Togo!

This look will keep you good for at least 4 hours and then wash your face with a soap free face wash and repeat the steps from to 1 to 5.
Use a mild daily exfoliator at night to remove all dirt and left over makeup.
Apply a toner followed by a good night cream and in the morning, hola, a happy and a pretty face ready to take up the world.

Products that can be used:
Neutrogena Daily Face Wash
Vaseline body lotion/Garnier oil free moisturiser
Maybelline Dream Matte Powder Any long lasting cream blush, I use Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Carmex, Vaseline Rosy Lips
Maybelline Colossal Kajal/Mac Fluidline
Himalaya Daily Apricot Scrub Have Fun!