Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Another Mascara to talk about...........

Another amazing mascara to be talked and gossiped about is the Bourjois Volumizer Mascara.......

Lets see what Bourjois has to say about this fantabulous mascara.....

Killer volume! No clumps guaranteed!

The new Volumizer mascara works in just 2 steps to build up to 11 x more volume, clump-free.
Choose the volume that suits best your style or the occasion:
- Use Step 1 for extremely defined lashes with 2 x more volume, perfect for the day or if you want to focus on your lips.
- Use Step 1+2 for dramatic lashes with up to 11 x more volume with no clumps, perfect if you want the ultimate show-stopping eyes.
How does it work:
Step 1 - the lightly loaded brush gives you a defined volume and prepares lashes for a second stroke without clogging
Step 2 - the fully loaded brush will coat your lashes to boost and build maximum volume with no clumps.
Its formula builds instant volume to lashes and can be applied layer upon layer without clogging, boosting volume with every stroke.
... And it's good for your eyes:
Enriched with fortifying and repairing ceramide, natural waxes and provitamin B5, it is suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers (Ophthalmologically tested).
*patent pending

 And there is more to say........

Being a new generation mascara Voumizer does not give you stiff and poke-y lashes but your lashes look full, flared and are soft to touch just like your original ones. This mascara may also land in my monthly "Best" awards due to its amazing versatility.

The only cons is I have to see how the mascara would work for ladies with tiny lashes and sparse lashes.

I love it and so would you for the price of Rs.550.........

Till then,


Monday, December 20, 2010

A Spicy Inspiration.......

I thought of warming up and spicing up the cold winter with an uber-chic look that can be done by anybody and everybody.So easy the look is yet is so GLAMOROUS. So lets see what we need.


  • Clarins Instant Smooth Complexion Perfector Rs.1500 approx.
  • Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation Rs.950
  • Bourjois Brush concealer Rs.550
  • Clinique Perfectly Real Compact Makeup Rs.1600

Prep n prime your face with a luxurious face moisturizer and then dab on a pinkie sized amount of face primer for the makeup to glide smoothly. Apply Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation for a dewy finish very apt for the winters against the summery-matte complexion. Dab on some highlighting concealer to brighten up the eye area as we would be using earthen tones to highlight eyes. Apply pressed powder on the T-zone and very minimal dusting on the cheeks to get the blush going better.


  • MAC Liquid Loose Powder in Truth and Light Rs.1700
  • MAC Powder blush in Coppertone and Sunbasque Rs.1150

Dust Sunbasque on the face contours with a soft angled blush brush with Coppertone on the cheek bones and highlight with the Liquid Loose powder which is a subtle higlighting powder to perk up the complexion.


  • MAC Paint pot in Soft Ochre Rs.1100
  • MAC Tecknakohl liner in Graphblack Rs.1100
  • MAC eyeshadows in Brule and Embark Rs.900
  • Bourjois Single eyeshadow in No.54 Rs.390
  • Clinique High Lengths Mascara in Black Rs.1075
  • MAC Brow Setting Gel Rs.750

Prep the eye lids with Soft Ochre which has warm tones to go with the warmer side of makeup. Trace the lids with Graphblack and smudge with a pencil brush. ApplyEmbark in the outer corners of upper and lower lids and blend into the crease. Go as deep as you like depending on the eye shape. Highlight the brow bone and inner corners of eyes with Brule. Go heavier as desired. Apply Shadow no. 54 which is a warm copper shimmer all over the lid and on the lower lids. Color the water line with Graphblack. Coat and lengthen lashes with Clinique NEW High Lengths Mascara for loner and fuller lashes. For a defined look use Brow setting gel.


Drench lips with shimmery lip color like Clinique Vit. C lip smoothie in Figalicious.

Its a easy-breezy warm winter look..........Do try

Till then,


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Best of December

Yipeeeeee.........Father December is here and so is Christmas and Santa and all......I just love the winters that are fresh and not weary...This December its all about warmed up skin or a rosy flush and the products are just a melange of all that. Lets see what is best for this December.


Shiseido Pore Refining Primer SPF 15 (Rs.1350 approx.)


Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation (Rs.950)


Benefit Bo-ing Concealer (not in India)


MAC cooling Liquid Loose Powder Rs.1500 (from the Venomous Villians Collection)


MAC powder blush in Bite of an Apple from the Venomous Villians line Rs.1150


Clarins Mono eyeshadow in Midnight Blue Rs.825 and MAC single eyeshadow in De-vil from the VV line Rs.945


Estee Lauder Sumptuous Volume Mascara Rs.1390 approx.


Elizabeth Arden Smoke Eyes Pencil in Black Rs.600


Clinique Butter Shine lipstick in Cranberry Cream Rs.1025


Dior Addict Ultra GLoss Rs.1650 in Little Red Dress

Thats all for the month.

Till then,


The Wedding Preps....

Weddings are on and we are off to attend every wedding that we could possibly do. The clothes and accessories match and very smartly we apply blush on the cheeks looking in the car's rearview mirror. And and the photo-session happens with a gorgeous looking bride and never-looked-so-handsome-in-his-liffe groom. And the wedding album is released and there "you" stand looking like a ghost with the most garish blush you've ever seen on yourself.Your eyes look vague and lopsided and your lipstick looks as if it is from the 80s. Please dont take it as a personal attack, take it as a fact.

This scenario may be faced by any woman who hires or does not hire a professional makeup artist during wedding time of some one else.Dont blame the bride as she has to really look amazing in the photos and she is prepping herself for the entire last year. Blame the wedding reception lights that are too strong and penetrating and blame a bit to your makeup skills.

Wedding day makeup is not your day to day makeup which most Indian women hardly do considering the myth that makeup spoils the skin, which is a perception made in our minds by our mothers and is far away from reality. Makeup should be used as a tool to enhance your features and add a touch of glamour on somebody else's wedding day and look subtle and not over the top.

In this article I am going to talk about the Dos and Donts at a wedding reception about your makeup.


  • Do get yourself a nice on-budget facial with some scrub of jojoba microbeads before you start your makeup. This imparts a flawless smooth surface for the foundation and the makeup bases to glide on.If you have too much of flakiness and cellular debris on the face, your skin looks ghostly grey in the photographs inspite of you matching the foundation shade correctly. I recommend Clinique's 7 Day scrub Rs.1390 as it is the gentlest on your face.
  • Do take time to hydrate your skin thoroughly. More the hydration better the skin looks.I like Estee Lauder's Hydracomplete Multi level Moisture Mask Rs.2130 which hydrates your skin deep within.
  • Do use a sheer to medium coverage foundation to look dewy smooth instead of slathering on some heavy duty foundation. You dont want to match your skin with that of the bride. Here are som foundations I'd suggest: -
  1. Clinique Superbalanced Makeup Rs.1550
  2. Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Stay in Place Makeup Rs.2535
  3. Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation Rs.950
  4. Max Factor Second Skin Foundation Rs.870
  5. MAC Face and Body Foundation Rs.1650
  6. Shiseido Advanced Hydro-liquid Compact Rs.1450 (refill)
  7. L'Oreal True Match Foundation Rs.650
  8. Shiseido The Makeup Stick Foundation Rs.1950
  • Do not powder your face until the theme of the wedding is "paranormal" as you'd look ghost like. Plus excess powder likes to sit in the lines and accentuate them. Dust off the excess of powder brush and then dust across the face. Transperent powders like MAC Prep + Prime powder (Rs.1350) , Shiseido Translucent Powder (Rs.1650) or Makeup Forever HD powder (Rs.1250) as they are transperent and mattifying.
  • Do use rich tones in lipstick and eyeshadows and keep your blush very subtle.
  • Do use waterproof mascara that lenghthens and volumizes. I love Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara (Rs.1075) and Max Factor Waterproof False Lash Effect Mascara (Rs. 510). Remember to remove the mascara with a good quality eye makeup remover meant for waterproof makeup.


  • Dont use heavy coverage foundations that can look utterly devastating in front of the camera.
  • Dont line your eyes with heavy kohl as it looks like your eyes are absolutely not there.Kohl should enhance the eyes and not kill the look. I prefer a thin line in the inner rims of lower lids and a darker line on the upper lid. Try L'Oreal Carbon Black lquid liner with Clinique Quickliner for Eyes in Really Black.
  • Dont use very powdery matte blushes or very shimmery products. Try to balance the shine as the wedding lights are very strong. I prefer soft matte blushes from MAC like Melba or Style and soft shimmery blushes from Estee Lauder's Signature BLush collection.
  • Dont match your lipstick exactly with your attire. For eg. No matte dark red lipstick with a rich red sari.Go for a glossier red to look younger and lighter matte brown or bronze to tone down the stark red in the sari.
  • Dont match your eye makeup with your sari but if you are sorely tempted apply a shimmery liner on the upper eyelids which resembles the color of your sari.

I would keep you updated with some classic wedding looks.........

Till then,



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