Soft green smokey eye FOTD using BeYu eyeshadow single

Hi everyone!

This is a soft green smokey eye look I did today using BeYu  eyeshadow single #114 . I have paired this eye makeup with peachy pink blush with a little bronzer on the cheekbones and a peach-brown lipstick.

Green color by itself is symbolic of nature, life and freshness. When worn as eye liners or shadows green/blue shades add a pop of color to the face and are a welcome change from the monotony of black/brown/grey liners.

I’d been looking for a forest green shade without any yellow/grey/khaki undertone and my search ended at the BeYu counter where I found the perfect green I’d been looking for. Its a vibrant true forest green shade with frost finish.

This is the final look –

Soft green smokey eyes FOTD

EYES :

Products used :

1. BeYu eye base (not shown in picture)

2. Revlon eye liner crayon ‘black’

3. BeYu single eye shadow #114 (forest green shade)

4. Maybelline chai latte quad (for crease color and  highlighter)

4. Lotus herbals kajal

5. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

6. Faces eye shadow brush

products used for green smokey eye makeup

Steps :

1. Apply eye primer all over lid upto the brow.

2. Apply black crayon pencil all over lid and smudge using third finger.

3. Apply green eye shadow shade all over lid.

4. Using a fluffy brush , apply dark brown shade to crease and blend.

5. Apply highlight shade under brow bone and blend with crease color using some loose powder.

6. Apply kajal on waterline. Using angular/smudging brush loaded with the green eye shadow, smudge the kajal onto the lower lash line.

7. Lastly, apply mascara to upper and lower lashes.

Swatches of products used for green smokey eyes: L-R : browbone highlight shade , Crease color (both from Maybelline chai latte quad), BeYu eyeshadow with Revlon black crayon as base(without flash)
Swatches of products used for green smokey eyes: L-R : browbone highlight shade , Crease color (both from Maybelline chai latte quad), BeYu eyeshadow with Revlon black crayon as base(with flash)
Soft green smokey eyes

Products used for face :

products used for face: green smokey eye makeup

Products used for lips:

For the lips I have mixed 2 shades here : Maybelline moisture extreme ‘Chocolate Temptation‘(light brown with pink/peach undertone) and Chambor Truly lasting ‘Truly brownsugar ‘(true brown shade)

Products used for lips : Maybelline moisture extreme 'CHOCOLATE TEMPTATION', Chambor truly lasting 'TRULY BROWNSUGAR'
SWATCHES- Products used for lips :(l-r) Maybelline moisture extreme 'CHOCOLATE TEMPTATION', Chambor truly lasting 'TRULY BROWNSUGAR'

The final look (the green is more pigmented than how it appears here)

soft green smokey eyes FOTD
Soft green smokey eyes FOTD

I find darker shades of green very flattering for dark hair/dark eyes combination. For a more colorful and bold look- wear lime green+dark green combo or green+blue combo on the eyes.  A soft dark green smokey eye with dark brown on the outer corner and crease  is something that’ll suit everyone and a great way to sport a subtle yet colorful eye makeup.

Do you wear green eye shadows/ liners? What is your favorite way of sporting green eye makeup? Let me know your comments by replying below.

Read More

'My pink lipsticks'- Swatches and FOTDs (updated)

Hi everyone!

Recently I did a post on my pink lipstick collection .  Since then, there have been a few additions, thanks to all the recommendations by Natasha 🙂

1. Bourjois Sweet kiss lipstick ‘Rose delicat’

This is a muted medium cool toned pink. Read my review .

Bourjois sweet kiss 'Rose Delicat'
Bourjois sweet kiss 'Rose Delicat'

2. Lotus Herbals pure color ‘Peach creme’

This is not a true peach but a reddish-pink peach hence included in the ‘pink’ category.

Lotus herbals pure color 'Peach Creme'
Lotus herbals pure color 'Peach Creme'

3. Lotus Herbals pure color ‘Pink Blush’

This is a deep rose pink shade- very flattering shade which would suit all skin tones.

Lotus herbals pure color 'Pink blush'
Lotus herbals pure color 'PINK BLUSH'(without flash)
Lotus herbals pure color 'PINK BLUSH'(with flash)

4. Chambor powder matte ‘Coral Reef’

This is also a deep rose pink shade – very similar to Pink blush above but more intense and pigmented.

Chambor powder matte 'Coral reef'
Chambor powder matte 'CORAL REEF' (with flash)
Chambor powder matte 'CORAL REEF'(without flash)

5. Revlon super lustrous ‘Plumalicious’

This is a true plum color with a metallic sheen which is appearing almost maroon in the pictures. Not technically a pink but I include it in anyway.

Revlon super lustrous 'Plumalicious' (with-flash)
Revlon super lustrous 'Plumalicious'

6.Chambor silk touch ‘Silk Star’

This is a shade somewhere between violet and pink- a little more violet than Revlon ‘Grape Juice’. Not a shade I would wear everyday but a good one to own if you’d like to wear a pink-violet shade.

Chambor silk touch 'Silk star'
Chambor silk touch 'SILK STAR'(without flash)
Chambor silk touch 'SILK STAR'(with flash)

With these additions to the lipsticks in my earlier post , updated collection-

Updated pink lipstick collection :

L-R(without flash) : Chambor silk touch SILK STAR, Revlon super lustrous PLUMALICIOUS, Revlon super lustrous GRAPE JUICE, Chambor powder matte CORAL REEF, Lotus herbals pure color PINK BLUSH, Bourjois sweet kiss natural ROSE DELICAT, Revlon colorburst ROSY NUDE, Maybelline moisture extreme CORAL PINK, Revlon colorstay SATIN ROSEWOOD, Maybelline colorsensational EXTATIC CORAL
L-R(with flash) : Chambor silk touch SILK STAR, Revlon super lustrous PLUMALICIOUS, Revlon super lustrous GRAPE JUICE, Chambor powder matte CORAL REEF, Lotus herbals pure color PINK BLUSH, Bourjois sweet kiss natural ROSE DELICAT, Revlon colorburst ROSY NUDE, Maybelline moisture extreme CORAL PINK, Revlon colorstay SATIN ROSEWOOD, Maybelline colorsensational EXTATIC CORAL
L-R : Revlon colorburst ROSY NUDE, Maybelline moisture extreme CORAL PINK, Revlon colorstay SATIN ROSEWOOD, Maybelline colorsensational EXTATIC CORAL
L-R: Chambor powder matte CORAL REEF, Lotus herbals pure color PINK BLUSH, Bourjois sweet kiss natural ROSE DELICAT
L-R(with flash) : Chambor silk touch SILK STAR, Revlon super lustrous PLUMALICIOUS, Revlon super lustrous GRAPE JUICE
L-R(without flash) : Chambor silk touch SILK STAR, Revlon super lustrous PLUMALICIOUS, Revlon super lustrous GRAPE JUICE

This is a makeup storage box I got free with Lotus herbals purchase of more than Rs 500. I found it a little tacky at first but its quite useful actually.  It is quite sturdy and comes with a large mirror inside . I use this box to store my lipstick.

Free gift from Lotus herbals
Free gift from Lotus herbals
Free gift from Lotus herbals

Which are your favorite pink lipsticks? What do you prefer more- glosses or lipsticks? Let me know you comments by replying below.

Read More

Bourjois natural sweet kiss lipstick 'Rose Delicat' : Review + FOTD

Hi everyone!

Today I’m reviewing Bourjois Natural Sweet kiss lipstick in shade ‘08 Rose Delicat‘.

Price : Rs 660

Quantity: 3 g

What the Bourjois Paris website says :

( The language may not be very correct since its French-> English translation)

Bourjois NATURAL sweet kiss Lipstick - Image from website
Bourjois natural sweet kiss lipstick

“NATURAL SWEET KISS LIPSTICK

100% NATURAL FORMULA
100% RADIANT SHADES

All the Benefits of Nature in one lipstick!

Its formula of 100% natural origin and Care Brings radiance to lips.

Enriched With magnolia oil and Shea butter, melting icts formula intensely nourisher lips, Leaving Them supple and Providing Them with 8 hours of moisture.

The intense and radiant shades illuminate your lips thanks to The 100% natural pigments selected for purity and Their Benefits: antioxidant green tea and soothing pink.

8 shades ranging from natural to The Most The Most Sophisticated and from Softer hues to more sensuous, beautiful lips for Naturally!”

Packaging : This lipstick comes in very pretty baby pink transparent  packaging with the shade number at one end and shade color (in plastic) on the other end. There is small silver knob that needs to be slid down to open the lipstick. The case closes with a click that ensures the lipstick won’t open while travelling.  Its easy to see the recognize the lipstick from outside because of the colored end of the casing.

Bourjois natural sweet kiss lipstick- Rose Delicat
Bourjois natural sweet kiss lipstick- Rose Delicat
Bourjois natural sweet kiss lipstick- Rose Delicat

Texture & Pigmentation : The lipstick is very smooth and soft though not as buttery as Chambor lipsticks. It glides easily on lips and gives medium coverage in single swipe. Coverage is buildable and true color is achieved in 2-3 swipes. It gives good hydration and even without lip balm underneath, lips feel supple and moisturized.

Finish: It gives a healthy semi-glossy finish on applying- its neither completely matte nor completely glossy.

Bourjois natural sweet kiss lipstick- Rose Delicat

Ingredients: The company claims 100% natural ingredients though complete list of ingredients is not given.

Staying Power: Staying power is a OK..about 2-3  hours without eating and drinking and it fades leaving even tint on the lips.Staying power is lesser when applied sheerly.  This is the most that can be expected from moisturizing lipsticks though some like Revlon Colorburst can survive meals also. This one, however, vanishes completely with eating and drinking.

Scent: It has a mild natural scent which seems like a mixture of lemon tea  and fresh green grass to me. The lemon tea is probably the smell of green tea which is included in the partial list of ingredients.

Shade selection:  Shade selection is quite limited. There are 8 shades in this range all of which  are pinks and peachy-pink colors with the exception of 1 red shade and 1 prune shade. All the shades are lovely though some may be a tad light for medium/dusky skin tones. Those who like pinks and peach shades must try at least one shade from this range.

The shade I own is ‘08 Rose Delicat‘. It is one of the subtler shades from the range and is a muted medium cool pink with a mauve undertone. Single swipe gives a very natural rosy look to the lips and 2-3 swipes gives its true color.

Bourjois natural sweet kiss lipstick- Rose Delicat (top: single swipe, bottom: 3-4 swipes)

The GOOD about Bourjois Natural sweet kiss lipstick :

1. 100% natural ingredients

2. Beautiful packaging which is sturdy and its easy to identify shades from outside.

3. Soft, smooth texture with good pigmentation and buildable coverage.

4. Good moisturization, fades with even tint on lips

5. Gives healthy semi-glossy look to the lips, keeps them soft and supple.

6. Does not settle in fine lines.

7. Beautiful shades. Though the selection is limited, the shades in itself are exquisite.

The NOT-SO-GOOD about Bourjois Natural sweet kiss lipstick :

1. Staying power is not so good..max upto 3 hours leaving behind slight even tint on lips. Completely vanishes with meals.

2. Expensive.

3. Limited shades though very nice options for those who like peaches and pinks.

This is how it looks on me-

Bourjois natural sweet kiss lipstick- Rose Delicat
Bourjois sweet kiss natural lipstick 'ROSE DELICAT'

I’ve also worn this lipstick  in my post on natural day time makeup .

Final Verdict : The lipstick has a very attractive and sturdy packaging that will appeal to most women. The texture is quite soft, moisturization and semi-glossy finish is excellent but it loses points for its lesser staying power. The shades are limited though individually each of them are lovely. I would expect more quantity and perhaps better staying power at this price. Despite its limitations, its one of the lipsticks I reach for the most- for its beautiful color, finish and lastly the pretty transparent pink packaging! 😛

Rating: 4/5

Will I repurchase this ? If under discount or clubbed with an offer, most definitely YES! The shades are beautiful for everyday looks or to pair with dramatic eyes.

Read More

Orange lipstick : REVLON 'Misty Rust' swatches, FOTD and NOTD

Spring is almost here and as predicted by many beauty and fashion bloggers, ORANGE is going to be the hot color this season.

While most people would cringe at the thought of orange lipstick or orange eye shadow, it is actually one of the colors that can instantly brighten up your face especially when worn on the lips. A bright fluorescent orange may not suit a lot of skin tones but there are a lot of other variations of orange which are universally flattering- burnt rusty orange, brownish orange, bronzy orange etc.

This is my take on how to sport the orange lips look.

On a well moisturized face, apply light/medium coverage foundation,  golden/light brown subtle eyeshadow(optional) with brown/black liner, a little brownish blush in the hollow of the cheeks with bronzer on the apples of the cheeks and lastly, the orange lipstick.

I’ve paired this makeup with a simple white shirt and minimal accessories. Whenever is doubt about what clothes to pair with bright/eye catching makeup, always go for white, black, beige i.e neutral colors and keep the accessories minimal. Let the makeup be the star of the show!

Revlon 'misty rust' - Orange lipstick FOTD

This looks is best suited for the day time though it can be jazzed up for the evening by adding a little more gold to the eyes. The lipstick I have applied is a matte shade ‘033 Misty Rust‘ from REVLON matte lipstick range.  Another shade worth having is ‘Sienna‘ from Revlon Colorburst range. Its not a true orange but a  beautiful brown-red-orange which would be very flattering on all skin tones.

Revlon matte 'Misty Rust'
Revlon matte 'Misty Rust'
Revlon matte 'Misty Rust'(Top: single swipe, bottom: 3-4 swipes)

Here is the step wise breakdown of the look:

Products used for eyes :

1. Chambor Dazzle eye pencil ‘102 Gold Dazzle’

2. Essence quattro eyeshadow quad ‘ 01 Ciao Bella!’

3. Lotus Herbals kajal

4. Bourjois Kohl and Contour pencil ’03 Brun Expressif’

5. Maybelline Colossal Volume mascara

Products used for eye makeup- Orange lips look

Steps :

1. Apply golden pencil on eye lids and smudge all over till the crease, apply golden on inner corners of eyes too.

2.Apply a subtle  highlight shade under the brow bone (can also use compact powder here and skin highlighter)

3. Next, apply lots of kajal on the waterline and smudge it a little on the lower lash line.

4. Apply brown/black liner on upper lash line. If using brown in pencil form, apply on lower lash line also.

5. Finish off with a coat of mascara.

Orange lipstick FOTD eye makeup

Products used for face:

1. The Body Shop oil free foundation ’06 Honey’

2. Chambor silver shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose pale’

3. Colorbar blush  ‘Just earth’ (for the hollow of the cheeks)

4. Revlon Colorstay Mineral Finishing Powder (bronzer) ( apple of the cheeks)

Products used for face: Orange lips FOTD

Products used for lips :

1. Chambor nude lip liner

2. Revlon matte lipstick ’33 Misty Rust’

This is the finished look.

REVLON matte 'Misty Rust' Orange lipstick FOTD
Orange lipstick FOTD

Nail-of-the-day

Lotus Herbals COLOR DEW nail enamel 'Orange Alert'

Keeping up with the orange fever, this is ‘Orange Alert’ from Lotus herbals COLOR DEW nail enamel. The quality of the nail paint is excellent though the color is not that interesting- its neither completely bright (fluorescent) nor completely burnt and rusty, its somewhere in between. A more apt description would be hanuman ji-teeka orange 😛

Since this is the only orange in this range I would have preferred a more burnt rusty orange shade (like the lipstick).

Have you tried orange lipstick? What eye makeup do you like pairing it with? Let me know your comments by replying below.

Read More

Natural Makeup for daytime FOTD

Hi everyone!

Here’s a quick and easy natural makeup look I tried today which would look great with any casual outfit for a spring day look.

They key to this look is to keep it minimal and fresh. Use a light/medium coverage foundation over well moisturized face with light brown/taupe eyeshadow , pink/peach blush and sheer glossy pink lipstick.

This is the final look:

Day wear Natural makeup look

p.s – My natural eye color is brown. I’m wearing colored lenses here.

Products used

EYES :

1.  Light and dark brown coppery eyeshadow (frost) from Essence Quattro eyeshadow quad ’01 Ciao Bella’

2. Maybelline Gel liner black

3. Lotus Herbals kajal

4. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

5. BeYu forest green eyeshadow (optional )

Products used for day wear natural makeup (encircles shades in Essence quattro eyeshadow 'Ciao Bella'

1. Apply the light brown/coppery shade over entire lid

2. Next, apply the darker shade in the other corner and blend.

3. Apply slightly winged eye liner, lots of kajal and smudge the kajal with a little brown/green eyeshadow on the lower lash line.

4. Finish off with a coat of mascara.

Finished eye makeup:

Day wear natural look- eye makeup

FACE:

1. The Body Shop oil free foundation ’06 Honey’

2. Chambor Silver shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose Pale’

3. Colorbar blush ‘Crimson Rose’

4. Vega Blush brush

Products used for face for day wear natural makeup look

LIPS :

1. Lotus Herbals lip balm ‘Velvety Rose’

2. Chambor lip liner ’03’

3. Bourjois Sweet kiss lipstick ’08 Rose Delicat’ (sheerly applied)

Lip products for day wear natural makeup look
Day wear natural makeup look

The lipstick I’ve used here is a muted rosy pink with medium coverage which is buildable- perfect for the day or to pair with smokey eyes for the evening. Review coming up soon!

What products do you use for a casual day time look? Let me know you comments by replying below.

Read More