Tuesday, 26 May 2015

That Kylie Jenner Lip



I know I know, first Kim K, now Kylie Jenner, for someone who cannot stand the Kardashians, a lot of my posts seem to have some association with them. But I can't help it! I love a lot of their makeup. And their tanned skin being somewhat on par with Indian tones, its very hard not to embrace those trends they seem to set.
If you happen to be in Chennai and read the Hindu (if you don't, you really should, because it is afterall the only paper worth reading) you may have seen my article dedicated to it. (If you haven't - it is on my facebook page *insert shameless plug*)
But, this is a little concoction on my own for my dearest but slightly neglected blog.
What is it? A combination of the L'oreal Matte Moisture Lipstick in Maple Mocha - a redish plummy brown shade with the Jordana Easy Liner for Lips in Rock n' Rose (Thank you again, Aditi, I don't know how I lived without it). So till i get my hands on soar, this is going to be my version.
What are your thoughts?

Do you have a favorite mimic Kylie combination? yes? TELL ME YOUR SECRETS.

Over and out. 

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

The Foundation that isn't.


This is probably the base product I forget about most easily. For some reason, MAC Face and Body never really is my first choice on myself because it requires me to conceal a lot more than a fuller coverage foundation, but if you want your foundation to look more skin like, and you don't have too much to conceal, this is the answer to your prayers.

Firstly, it is more on the dewy side - so those of you looking for a matte foundation may want to skip this one (unless you powder the crap out of it). It gives you a very light coverage that is build able, and tends to stay put. A little note - it also happens to be water proof.
However, the application with this foundation is what can make or break it.
If you buff it on with a brush, chances are it won't really do much to your skin, probably won't stay put either.
If you use a sponge, since it is water based - the sponge will soak up most of the product.
I would suggest using your fingers in circular motions, once it becomes slightly paste like, give it a moment and let it set. Once it does that, it will not budge.
I've used this on the face and the body and it gives the most luminescent complexion, giving the skin the illusion of being healthy and plump.

I would say it is better for dry skins because of how water based it is, but you never know, it could work on some oily skins as well. Makeup totally depends on the person, not the product.

FYI, I use a C3 around the centre of my face and a C5 around the perimeters to give myself a very highlighted base... followed by a shit ton of concealer.

All in all, I would say if you're a makeup lover, Face and Body should definitely be a part of your collection.

Do you own this? What are your thoughts?

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

FOTD #11




I am the worst blogger in history, I know. Sigh. Butttt, I have an FOTD to makeup (getit? getit?) for it? Cool?
This one is all about the eye makeup, not revolutionary, but I loved how it turned out.
And its so simple. Just a bit of MAC Bronze e/s all over the lid and smudged in the bottom lash line, and blended out... followed by Makeup Geek Corrupt Eyeshadow as a liner to intensify that outer edge and wing it out. Tons of lashings of the L'oreal Miss Manga Mascara and to really make the eyes stand out, MAC's Chromographic Pencil in Hi-Def Cyan on the waterline.
Its the easiest way for someone to look like you've put in that extra effort (I had a meeting that day) without really trying.
For the rest of the face, I used MAC Face and Body in C5 all over, followed by MAC Prolongwear Concealer to Highlight. NARS Casino to Bronzer, a little bit of the Chanel Loose Powder to set things and a smidgen of lip balm later, DONE.

It was so fast (10 minutes, no joke) and easy and turned out better that I'd expected.

What do you think?