Saturday, October 29, 2011

Morocco.....where magic began!

This look is an inspiration from the exquisite travels of my dear friend and talented makeup artist Kenneth Soh. Kenneth travelled to Marrakesh which is the most magical city in the modern times and had some wonderful moments there. This is a look dedicated to him.

To know about Kenneth, he is a fabulous makeup artist based in London and is one of the uber talented people I know. He blogs sharing insider tips, modern makeup looks and products that he adores the most.

I got inspirations from Moroccan cooking vessels made of clay and the mystical skies and atmosphere in the city of Marrakesh. Also the gorgeous house and breathtaking views of Yves Saint Laurent's Villa......

Lets get to the look. I did 2 subtle changes in pics with faux lashes and without as well.


  • Clinique SuperBalanced Makeup (I used shade called Vanilla 05)
  • Clinique All About Eyes Concealer (in 05 Medium Beige)
  • Clinique Blended Face Powder in 04 Transperency
  • MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Smooth Merge (the beige-y golden shimmer)
  • Benefit Hoola Bronzer
  • Clinique High Impact Lipstick in 02 Nude Beach

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion, applied all over the lid.
  • Girlactik Cosmetics Single eyeshadow in Satin, as a highlighter and in the middle of the lid and inner corners.
  • MAC eyeshadows in Top knot (black with purple nuances) applied on the outer corners and Surf USA (bright teal) in the crease
  • NYC Jumbo Pencil in Purple on lower lash line smoothening it out along with the black from the upper lid.
  • MAC eye liner in Gilded White in the inner rims.
  • Clinique High Definition Mascara on the upper and lower lashes.
  • Euro Paris False Lashes no.53

I hope you enjoyed this look.

Till then,


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Diwali Looks FAST and FORWARDED!!

Due to time constraints I am doing a quick post of Diwali looks. I am so sorry as my internet had crashed down for almost 15 days so I couldn't post anything.

Anyways, I hope you all are having a wonderful festive time.

Lets get on to "makeup". Note: - To keep the post small I am only going to discuss the eyes.

My orginal "Diwali" Look.



  • Benefit Lemonaid Eyeshadow Correcting Primer
  • Clinique Stay Matte Eyeshadow in Martini (matte light brown with green undertones) in the crease
  • TheBalm Eyeshadow in Bossy Bobbi on the crease over Martini.
  • Stila Kitten as brow bone highlighter and in the inner corners
  • MAC single eyeshadow in Shock-a-holic on the outer corners and extended outwards.
  • MAC eyeshadow in Deep shade smoked on the lower lid.
  • MAC Pigment in Pink Bronze over the entire middle and inner upper lid.
  • Lots of Clinique High Impact Mascara on the upper and lower lashes.
Blush would be MAC X-rocks (bronzed plum) and Lipstick is Clinique Butter Shine in Pink Toffee.


  • Urban Decay Primer potion over the entire eye lid upto brow bone.
  • MAC Paint pot in Vintage Selection on the entire upper lid for overdancing a bright eyeshadow.
  • MAC Cool Heat eyeshadow on the upper lid.
  • MAC Dame's desire eyeshadow gently applied on the lower lid over NYX Jumbo pencil in Purple.
  • In the crease I applied MAC Sassy Grass eyeshadow  and merged into the bright turquoise blue.
  • Stila Kitten as highlighter for brow bone and inner corners.
  • Lots of MAC Opulash Mascara
Blush is MAC Dollymix and Lipstick is Clinique Toasted Rose.


I used MAC Mineralize Eyeshadow is Threesome, Two to Glow and Pink split in this look with the lightest colors from all as swatched on the back of my hand.

This look goes as follows with lots of Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara for lots of curled lashes. Very good if paired with a glowing pink blush and bright fucshia pink lipgloss or lipstain.

Do try these looks............

Till then,


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Diwali Look 1 Dazzling Blue Fire

Wanted to begin the festive season, with a brilliant sparkling attention seeking makeup. Its all about wonderful glittery products and dazzling jewel toned colors to celebrate the festival of light, Diwali.

Lets see how to get this look;

I suggest beginning with the eye makeup first to clean the mess and fallouts that you would end up under your eyes. Then I cleaned the fallouts with Vichy's Purete Thermale Cleansing Micellar Solution which is a light weight hydrating makeup removers.


  • Clinique Superbalanced Makeup
  • MAC Select Coverup Concealer
  • Clinique Blended Face Powder
  • MAC Mineralize Blush in Gleeful
  • Chanel Tweed Blush in Tweed Fuchsia


  • Clinique Long last lipstick in Violet Berry
  • MAC Lipglass in Full on Lust


  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Clarins Single Eyeshadow in Midnight Black
  • MAC Mineralize Eyeshadow LE in Blue Flame and Blue Sorcery (silver sparkle)
  • Inglot Eyeshadow in Rosy pink glowing color (forgot the number)
  • Clinique High Impact Mascara in Black
Tip: - Use the Mineralize eyeshadow wet. When used over a black base the shimmer gets pronounced and very vibrant.
Not including description to keep the post small and easy. Pictures to follow.

Hope you liked this metallic sparkly look.

Wish and your family an amazing and prosperous Diwali.

Till then,


Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Dear Friends,

I have been missing in action and on a blog-sabatical due to technical issues and network problems

I will soon be posting looks for Diwali as soon as the internet starts.

Please do keep reading and supporting.

Till then,


Monday, October 10, 2011

Upcoming looks!!

These are some of the looks I did and haven't posted since long. They were archived on my old computer but now I have got the time and inspiration to post them since its Diwali.

Here is a preview of what is coming in the next few days so keep reading. Here's a mysterious Diwali special look also, so keep guessing till the release.

I must thank all of you for being such an immense support.


Till then,


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Sheer Translucency!

Sometimes a sheer wash of color lets the lid see through and creates that porcelain dish like glaze on eyes. Not necessarily that it has to be a cream eyeshadow. you can get amazing results with powders too. 
I had to try the two new eyeshadows I got from Loreal Paris and this was a look that was always on my mind for the same.

I was taken aback by the subtle glimmery finish these eyeshadows had and my palms were itching to do this look. I called this look as sheer translucency as the colors look like they have been floating on the lids and not just applied on the lid. 

These eyeshadows created an amazing interplay of light, color and texture and gave this look a new dimension.

Lets see how I did it;


  1. Shiseido Dual Balancing Foundation (applied after quite a long time and didn't forget the smooth finish it always gave me)
  2. Bourjois Anti-cernes Pinceau concealer
  3. Clinique Blended Face Powder
  4. Chanel Tweed Blush in Tweed Amber


  1. Clinique Superbalm Moisturizing Lipgloss in Apricot


  1. Urban Decay Primer Potion
  2. MAC Eyeshadow in Smut and Brown Down
  3. Bourjois Smoky effect pencil in Ultra black
  4. MAC Powerpoint Pencil in Gilded White
  5. Loreal Chrome eyeshadows in Creme Lame and Sepia Shimmer.
  6. Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara
  7. Kryolan False lashes
  8. Shiseido eyelash curler
  9. MAC Brow Gel
Brushes used were : - Christian Dior Foundation brush, Lancome Mineral powder brush, Estee Lauder Concealer brush, MAC 217, Sigma SS217 and SS 224, Scott Barnes Crease brush and Smashbox Large shader brush.


  • Prime the lids and trace the upper lash line with ultra black eye pencil. Smudge with the brush provide on the back of it.
  • Highlight with Creme Lame and also apply it in the inner corners.
  • Fill the inner rims of lower lids with Gilded White.
  • Apply Smut on the outer corners and blend it into the upper crease. Also blend some on the outer half of the lower lid.
  • In continuation to Smut, blend Brown Down in the crease and define and darken as desired to create a lovely contour and an illusion of bigger eye lids.
  • Dab on Sepia shimmer on the middle and inner part of the lids and also on the inner half of lower lid. To add an extra dose of shimmer, with a damp brush dust some Creme lame on the centre of the lid.
  • Curl lashes and apply mascara.
  • Fill in the brows with Brown Down and set with gel.
  • Glue on the falsies to get a wide eyed look.

The closed eye.........

This look is very party look and simple to achieve. Do try it!

Till then,


Tuesday, October 4, 2011


This is a festive "gold" look very appropriate for the season. I used the Stila Color wheel palette (Holiday edition 2010) which may not be available here, so I am going to share the dupes instead.

Lets see,


  • Clinique Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer
  • Kryolan Loose Powder in TL 4
  • MAC Powder blush in X Rocks
  • MAC Mineralize Skin finish in New Vegas
  • Clinique Foundation brush and Blush brush


  • Clinique High Impact Lipstick SPF 15 in In a Nutshell
  • MAC Dazzleglass in Phiff!


  • MAC Paint Pot in Vintage Garden
  • MAC eyeshadows in Smut, Sable, Engaging (dupe is Amberlights) and Ricepaper.
  • Clinique Quickliner for eyes in Really blacj
  • MAC Brow Gel
  • Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara
  • Brushes MAC 217, Sigma SS224 (changed name now) and NYX large shader brush.

Steps: -

  1. Start with priming the lid with Paint Pot
  2. Apply Smut on the outer corners and blending it in the outer crease.
  3. With a wind wiper motion apply Sable on the crease and blend it high in the brow bone.
  4. Highlight brow bone and inner corners with Ricepaper.
  5. In the inner rims apply Really Black.
  6. On the middle and inner thirds and on the inner half of the lower lid apply Engaging or Amberlights.
  7. Apply loads of mascara and curl the lashes with specially designed wand.
  8. Tame the brows with brow gel and VOILA you are ready to celebrate

This is when eyes are closed..

Hope you enjoy this look. Do let me know how it feels.

Till then,



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