Easy Rakhi/ Rakshabandhan makeup tutorial- Video

Hey girls!

With the festive season around the corner, I’ve created this easy makeup look, starting with Rakhi/ Rakshabandhan or for any festive occasion. The look that I have created this time is an easy to do look with minimum number of products and makeup brushes. The eyes have been done with just two products, and there’s minimum focus on contouring etc., still giving you a very chic, presentable, festive look which can be done in under 10 minutes.

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Top 10 Kajals In India

Hello my lovelies! Who doesn’t love dark kohl rimmed eyes? A kajal not only accentuates the eyes but also makes you look gorgeous. Lately, several brands have been coming up with different varieties of kajal contributing to the ongoing kajal wars. So today, we take a look at some of the best kajals available in the Indian market for all the kohl lovers out there. Keep reading to find out more!
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5 Best foundations for oily skin- tried and tested!

The struggle is real. The struggle to find a foundation that does not slip and slide on the oil-mine that your face is! Top it off with the kinda tropical weather we have in India (most regions), and you… CANT… EVEN…

Oily skin girls, raise your hands! I got your back. I probably have the most oily skin amongst all the ladies that I personally know. And I am always on a quest to find a foundation that stays put on my skin for the duration of a party. Something which won’t make my nose overtly shiny, and not make the skin feel heavy! Today I’m sharing my top 5 favorite foundations that I have discovered and loved over the years. Let’s begin!

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Left to right: MAC Pro Longwear foundation, Chambor Orosa foundation, Maybelline Fit Me Matte+ Poreless foundation, MAC Studio Fix powder+ foundation, Bobbi Brown Long Wear Even Finish foundation
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Unusual shapes of makeup brushes and applicators

With every new makeup technique a bunch of new makeup applicators are introduced to help make that application easy. It is the combination of a good product and a great applicator that gives fabulous results. But some of the shapes are so intimidating that one cannot be too sure about how to use it. We’ve jotted down a few such brushes and other applicators that have unusual shapes but give great results.

NARS Kabuki Ita BrushNARS Ita KabukiThis brush has black goat hair, flat angular design which make it ideal for contouring, sculpting, defining and blending powder. Soft bristles glide onto the skin to give a nice chiseled look.

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5 Must Haves In The Summer Handbag

My bag is an all season pandora’s box. You’ll find the most bizarre things and the most irrelevant things filling it to the brim.

Random bills of pizza that I ate 2 weeks ago or the parking tickets from last month or the post-its on which there’s a number but no name(a number has no name..it’s Arya Stark’s number #GoT :D) …you get it.

Thankfully my family observes a seasonal cleaning day wherein we are forced to clean our belongings and chuck out things we don’t need. And this is when my bag takes a sigh of relief.

 

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Before all this random stuff again makes a home in my bag, I make sure to insert my top 5 summer essentials.

  1. L’oreal Paris UV Perfect Aqua Essence City Face Mist – I cannot emphasis how much this products helps in the scorching heat. When the skin feels parched I quickly spray this for an instant pick me up. And guess what it doesn’t just moisturizes the skin but also protects because its got SPF 50++. L’oreal Paris UV Perfect Aqua Essence City Face Mist has earned a space in my heart and bag both!                                                                                                               summer essentials
  2. MAC Studio Fix compact – This is my Knight in Matte Armour. For girls with oily skin this product is a boon. Dab, dab, dab – and problem solved! MAC Studio Fix compact is my pick however, there are many options to choose from.                                                                                                  Compact Powder
  3. Lips – If you apply lip balm only when the lips are chapped, then you should know that the skin on our lips is so much thinner than the skin on the face. It is very important to apply lip balm which contains SPF. For a quick makeover I keep the Bobbi Brown art stick in my bag as it is a creamy lip color and also doubles up as a blush. And Avene High Protection SPF 30 Lip Balm is the best bet when it comes to hydration and protection from the sun.    summer essentials
  4. Perfume – With so much humidity and sweat the chances of perfume getting washed away are high. A tiny tin of solid perfume and miniature perfumes are my solution to this problem. My favorite is the L’Occitane Cherry Blossom Solid Perfume and a mini Marks and Spencer Autograph ISIS EDT                        Perfumes
  5. In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash Mascara – Kajal melts and makes its way to the corner of the eye (for some secret conference, I believe) and the eyeliner gets transferred onto the brow bone. Mascara is my best bet as it stays put for really long. No melting, no transferring, just awake eyes and pretty lashes.    summer essentials

Written by Diya

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MAC Cream Color base- Hush: Review, price, FOTD

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Today I’m sharing with you one of my current favorite products- the MAC Cream Color Base- Hush.. I am someone with very oily skin, but with dull skin. A good highlighter is a must-have for me, and even though I have stayed away from cream highlighters in the past, I am slowly gravitating towards them. Read on to know my experience with this product.

Price: Rs. 1650. Availability: At MAC retail outlets.

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MAC Viva Glam I: Review

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Almost every year since I started blogging, the first makeup review in the new year is a MAC lipstick 😀 Continuing with this tradition, here’s my review on the MAC Viva Glam I lipstick.

Also, in case you don’t already know, every time you buy a MAC Viva Glam product, the sale price goes towards the MAC Aids Fund, which helps people with AIDS.

Read on for the review of MAC Viva Glam I..

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MAC & Mickey Contractor ‘Bollywood Smokey Eyes’ tutorial: Video

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MAC Cosmetics is celebrating 35+years of Mickey Contractor in Bollywood with a video on the Iconic Bollywood Smokey Eye! Starting off in Bollywood with working with the legendary Helen ji, to launching his own makeup collection with MAC in 2011, Mickey is a one man glamour machine! Mickey Contractor was the first one to start doing the smokey eyes in Bollywood, and the smokey eye still remains one of the top bollywood makeup trends of all times.

I have re-created the iconic Bollywood Smokey Eye by Mickey in the video below:

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