Monday, 16 November 2015

Current Favorites

I feel like I haven't done one of these posts in agessssss. Well, it's been a year and a half, which qualifies as ages right? Right.
I find myself trying stepping out of the minimalist avatar I was portraying for the last year or so lately. I want more complicated eye looks and more dewy skin. I've also been on the hunt for more affordable options to my high end favorites. These three are all those things, including being travel friendly, something I've found myself doing a lot offlate and needing. Oh, while on the topic of travelling, could someone link me to a nice/pretty/cute makeup bag? I have this ugly bag I'm sure was meant for stationary and I really want a new one.
But coming back to the products in question - these are on here because I love them so much, but also because they're super slim and easy to carry around.

The Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette
I've already reviewed this here (incase you're interested) and I can't say enough good things... It's my favourite eyeshadow palette, probably of all time. It has the perfect set of mattes, shimmers and frosty earth tone colours that are perfectly neutral and still interesting. There isn't a single day when I sit down and do my makeup and not reach for it. I've taken it with me on 2-3 trips so far and not once thought I needed something else. It costs about INR2300 approx, and if you don't have it, I'd say go out and buy it today, you will not regret it.

Revlon PhotoReady Skin Lights in Bare Light
This is subtle glow in a tube. More often than not, I bang on about wanting glowing, youthful skin which looks like I sleep loads, drink plenty of water and eat a mighty healthy diet (while I try, it ain't possible, you and I both know, but susssh). But this product does that with my skin. I look for want of a better word.. healthy. It has micro shimmer running through it that reflects the light perfectly, helping it bounce of your face, but not once does it look like you have shimmer.. nope, just healthy, happy skin.

L'oreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation
...I love using this over the SkinLights, they really are a match made in heaven. Now, you'll rarely ever see me wanting anything matte, if you've been around here a while. Other than eyeshadow and the sides of my nose, I do not want anything matte on my face. But the reviews of this intrigued me, even my favourite dry skinned bloggers and Youtubers were raving about it. Naturally, I had to try it. I got mine from Amazon India, and by god. This is almost an exact dupe to my Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk, down to the colour.. and my lord I love it. (Does anyone want a comparison post?) It's matte, but not flat and goes on really smooth. It is very rapidly making its way to being my favourite foundation (currently NARS Sheer Glow).

So, there you go.. my current obsessions, what are yours?

Thursday, 15 October 2015

What I Wore #2

Crop Top - Zara
Skirt - Global Desi
Clutch - Zara
Shoes  - Forever 21
Earrings - Vera Moda

So, remember when I said I wanted to inject some colour into my outfits? I found this gorgeous skirt at Global Desi and HAD to get it. I've mentioned before that my accessorizing is rather minimal .. but these earrings were so stunning. And I loved the fact that the Zara Clutch was a lighter grey leather. I'm really happy with how this turned out. What do you think?

Monday, 12 October 2015

Night Out #12

Another weekend, some more going out makeup. This time featuring a quick smokey eye I've been obsessed with (A quick how to above). It's easy and features very few products. Makeup Geek Cocoa Bear in the crease, Makeup Geek Corrupt on the lid blended back and forth with a MAC 217. On the Inner Corner, I used theBalm's Mary Lou-Manizer that I also highlighted my cheekbones with. For lashes, I used the Ardel Demi Whispies but cut in half and double stacked to really give me lashes some lift and oomph.
The rest of my face consisted of NARS Sheer Glow in Barcelona and Syracuse, Bobbi Brown Corrector in Dark Peach and MAC Prep + Prime Translucent to set everything. Bronzer was the Bobbi Brown Matte Bronzer in Dark so it reflects the reddy brown of the shadow in the crease. As for lips, I used the Maybelline Matte Lipstick in Nude Nuance.

P.S. The Outfit Details are coming in the next post.

What do you think?