Traditional Indian EOTD

I usually do not like to go for such typical looks but oh well, it's fine to act a bit 'traditional' at times. These are colors that are incorporated in Indian/Bollywood looks most of the time, an amalgamation of burgundy, cranberry and golden pinks.

I tried to keep it a bit toned down by not exaggerating the liner rather keeping it thin and crisp. I did go quite above the crease as you may notice as that is the one thing that I have usually noticed in such looks. The key is to apply the color slightly above the crease and then blend it upwards.

Products Used:

-Urban Decay Primer Potion to prime the eyes
-Mac All That Glitters Eyeshadow all over the lids
-VOV Eyeshadow in a Majenta right in the crease and above blending it upwards
-Mac Warming Trend Eyeshadow on the browbone
-Mac Tete-a-Tent Eyeshadow to blend the crease color with the highlight
-Mac Fluidline in Blacktrack to line the upper and lower lashline
-Kryolan eye pencil in dark brown used to fill the brows
-Rimmel Sexy Curves Mascara on the lashes

and you're good to go!

Getting a gorgeous Majenta-Cranberry color is important for this look as it gives it a burst of color. Mac's Cranberry eyeshadow would be perfect :)


Nars Sheer Glow dupe?

I have no idea why I left reviewing this product till so long as I have been religiously using this for quite a while now and it surely deserves its praise :)

It's the Boots Stay Perfect foundation in New Ivory. This usually retails for £14 in stores but I bagged it for under a tenner when the lovely people at boots give out those discount vouchers.

The packaging is quite lavish to be classified as drug store. High-end drug store maybe? It comes in a heavy glass bottle and with a luxurious pump dispenser which is urgently required by some brands (*cough cough* Revlon).

It is quite runny in consistency and light in formulation and texture but still manages to cover almost all flaws effectively. Feels pretty light on the skin and leaves a lovely dewy finish giving the appearance of naturally glowing skin.

You can definitely wear it on its own but I like to set it with some powder so it does not slide away during the day.

I have to mention that the shade range is particularly amazing for drugstore and it has mostly beige/ivory/yellow based shades which are considerably flattering for all skin tones compared to foundations with grey/pink undertones to them.

I wear New Ivory which is a perfect match for my skin color (NC 30-35) and for the first time in life EVER, my face and neck look of the same color *still in disbelief*. It photographs wonderfully and stays true to its color even in flash as seen in the picture above.

I do find that I need 2-3 pumps of this whilst doing my face besides it being runny in consistency. I am on the verge of hitting bottom (!) with this foundation *goes to hunt on ebay* and it has made me a very happy foundation freak indeed :)

I have tried Nars Sheer Glow on counters and have found a great resemblance between these two. However this is only my opinion! This gives slightly more coverage than the sheer glow and is almost half the price.

Regardless of comparison, why not just give it a shot? It might be the HG foundation you were looking for all your life.

Have you found any Sheer Glow dupes? I would love to know.


Peach is in the air

Mac Eversun Blush
Mac tete-a-tint Eyeshadow
Mac Tete-a-Tint and Texture on the lids
I have been into earthy colors lately as I usually feel a bit 'made up' whilst wearing pinks and purples on the eyes and cheeks. Also this seems appropriate from the winter to spring transition :)

To suit my current makeup mood, I incorporate colors such as peach, browns, terracotta, and bronze to play up any look. I use them in a different way each day to maintain variation.

This is the way I wore it today with Mac Tete-a-Tint (true peach) on the lids and Texture (terracotta-burnt orange) in the crease. They both are similar colors and blend superbly providing a lovely gradient effect hence you cant see the difference between the two colors.

For my cheeks, I am currently obsessed with Mac's Eversun which is a Beauty Powder Blush. This is the first time I have tried a beauty powder blush from Mac and I have to admit its the best finish a blush can have. It goes on so smooth and sheer and gives a sunkissed glow. I am wearing it in the picture above.

This is within the line of Mac Peaches, Gingerly or Harmony blush hence if you have them you would not need this. Illamasqua's bronzer duo and Nars Madly would be similar to this too.

On the whole, I totally love this 'peach' look and will continue sporting this as its elegant, subtle, earthy yet bright! I tried it with a twist today, using a peach color on the lids and adding some purple to the crease and it looked really nice.

Do you have a look for this season?

NOTD - My perk-me-up color

I have been wearing this oh so weird blue-ish lavender color on a daily basis since the past week and have been totally addicted. I am not a fan of such unusual colors and am a girly-girl that way but this somehow flatters my skintone and looks uber cute!

This particular color reminds of purple smarties and perks up my mood somehow. I feel so 'happy' sporting this :) Maybe it is an unusual bright color for me to wear hence I am loving the change especially for this winter-spring.

This shade is from Eyeko. You need atleast two coats for it show up its real color. Finish with base coat and this baby will last you a week or two without any chipping or fading. These retail in adorable colors at the Eyeko website for dirt cheap so go check it out gurlies.

What are your perk-me-up colors?