Taupe and Gold Halo Smokey Eye feat. Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette

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A lot of you may have heard of the German brand, Zoeva, which is known for its phenomenal makeup brushes. Well, they do amazing eyeshadows aswell!! Recently, I got my hands on their newest palette – the Cocoa Blend Palette which is inspired by chocolates ofcourse. It looked too divine for me to pass! It’s a versatile palette and you can do a number of different looks with it. I went for a taupe and gold smokey eye today perfect for a party or night. I’m pretty sure you will be seeing me use this palette a lot more in the future.

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1. Firstly with a fluffy crease brush, I applied Substitute of Love (see pic above for reference) in a windshield wiper motion back and forth as a transition shade on my crease and upper crease.

2. Then with a denser crease brush, I applied Freshly Toasted on my socket area (crease) and went back and forth from the outer crease to the inner crease.

3. Then I took Delicate Acidity on a flat shader brush and sprayed Fix + (water or any face mist) to dampen the brush for a more intense pay off from the eyeshadow. I applied that shade all over my lid stopping right where the crease starts.

4. Then with a dense crease brush, I took Beans Are White and started darkening the crease especially concentrating on the outer corner. Then I took it all the way towards the inner crease and inner corner and slightly darkened that area aswell. Don’t forget to blend and take a little at a time. With dark eyeshadows it’s important to keep on adding color as you go rather than packing a whole lot of color in one go. Remember: you can add but it’s hard to take away!

5. After everything is blended out, I added Pure Ganache on a damp brush for intense payoff and dabbed it on the middle of the lid. Afterwards if you think the gold has taken away too much of the taupe you can go ahead and add more of the taupe. For more intensity on the middle, I added Australis Metallix cream shadow in Gold Gaga to achieve that slightly metallic finish.

6. I added Sweeter End on the browbone and as a inner corner highlight. I lined my lashes and made a wing. Applied mascara and falsies : House of Lashes Iconic. On the lower lash line, I applied Beans Are White on the outer and inner corner with a pencil brush smudging it close to the lash line. Then on the middle I applied Delicate Acidity. I blended it out with a little bit of Freshly Toasted. I applied a nude eyeliner on the waterline and mascara on the bottom lashesh.

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FACE:

~Josie Maran Argan Oil + Rimmel Lasting Finish Nude 25 Hour Foundation in 303 True Nude

~Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Medium Neutral

~Models Prefer Contouring Stick

CONTOUR ~ CHEEKS ~HIGHLIGHT:

~Too Faced Dark Chocolate Soleil Bronzer

~Kat Von D Shade and Light Contouring and Highlighting Palette

~Too Faced Pink Leopard

~Bobbi Brown Apricot Blush

~Gerard Cosmetics Star Powder Highlighter in Audrey

LIPS:

~Jordana Lip Liner in Tawny

~MAC Lipstick in Honey Love

~Nyx Buttergloss in Tiramisu

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Hope You Liked This Look Lovelies! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and Facebook and if you recreate this look, be sure to tag me! XOXO

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Aishwarya Rai Cannes 2015 Jazbaa Photocall Inspired Makeup Look

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Hi Dolls!

Aishwarya was fabulous at this year’s Cannes film festival! There were a few different looks to choose from but I asked you guys in Instagram and Facebook and looks like this one’s the winner! And I personally love this one more than the others. It’s a very simple eye using all matte brown shades. The star of the show is the deep red wine lips….stunning!

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EYES

I’ve got a step by step pictorial for you guys today and I’ll try to make a habit out of that! I understand it makes it easier for you lovelies to learn the look. The eyes are super easy to do for this look!

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1.Prime your eyes using a tinted primer or concealer all over your lid.

2.Then with a crease brush apply a light matte ‘nudey’ brown shade all over the lid and up to the crease. I mixed MakeupGeek Creme Brule with Peach Smoothie to make it even lighter.

3.Then with a crease brush, intensify the crease using a warm caramel brown shade. I used MAC Saddle and I took it from the outer crease all over to the inner crease in a circular motion. Aishwarya seemed to have warmth on her inner crease.

4.This is an optional step. As I was looking through pictures I felt that there was a smokiness peeking through her eyeliner. This may just be an illusion but I still wanted to add that. So I took a kohl pencil and smudged it along the lash line. Used a pencil brush to further smudge it and take it a little up to the outer corner.

5.Then I took a darker more cool toned coffee brown ( MakeupGeek Mocha ) and mixed it with a little bit MAC Saddle and intensified the crease and outer corner using a circular motion. The eyeshadows in this look are applied in a more rounded shape as opposed to a cat eye winged out shape.

I also added MAC Brule which is matte cream shade on my brow bone and inner corner

6. I used Inglot gel liner in 77 to create a semi thick but short wing. I kept the thickness of the liner pretty uniform all throughout the lash line. On the waterline I used a brown kohl pencil. On the bottom lash line I added some MakeupGeek Creme Brule.

I curled my lashes, applied Mascara on top and bottom lashes and added Falsies (KOKO Lashes – Ariel)

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FACE

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~Nars All Day Luminous Foundation – Barcelona

~MAC Prolongwear Concealer – NW25

~Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer -Medium Neutral

~Beauty Blender for blending concealer

~Zoeva 102 Silk FInish brush for foundation

CHEEKS

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~Givenchy Le Prisme Visage Mat in Amber Organza as bronzer

~Australis AC On Tour Contour Kit for contouring and highlighting

~Makeup Revolution Radiance Highlighting palette – 1st and 2nd shade

~NYX Blush in Pinky

LIPS

source: Temptalia

source: Temptalia

Lip COMBO:

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss in 107 and 111

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Alright lovelies! Hope you liked the post. Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you do! XOXO

Adriana Lima Met Gala 2015 Inspired Vampy Look

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Helllooo My Lovelies!

I know it’s a bit late but as promised here I am with a Adriana Lima Inspired Look from the Met Gala this year. I’ve been sick and then I was in Melbourne and I’m still feeling a bit under the weather but things need to be done! I really enjoyed doing this look and even tried to do a faux bang but failed miserably LOL !

INSPO PIC:

Adriana Lima Instagram

Adriana Lima Instagram

Oh she’s so stunning I can’t even! Obviously our shapes are different. You can barely see her eyelids from the photos but I looked through as many photos I could and got a general idea.

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EYES

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Just a side note: My only regret is I think the highlight looks a bit too silvery/greyish…It wasn’t like that face to face and when I was doing the makeup but maybe I’ll choose a different shade for the highlight if I had to do it again.

~Start off with a grey base all over the lid – Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tough as Taupe

~Go all over the lid with a grey color – Lorac Stone

~Take that grey to the crease and blend – I added Lorac Lilac with Lorac Stone

~ Then apply a light/white matte shade to the brow bone just to keep in check that you are not taking the grey too high up – Lorac Vanilla

~Add a smokey grey tone with a satin or shimmery finish on the lid – I mixed MAC Satin Taupe and Makeup Geek Moonstone

~Don’t forget to blend everything together at the crease with clean brush or with a little bit of the crease color

~Now comes the fun part with the black eyeshadow – firstly with kohl pencil make a wing starting halfway the lash line

~With a smudger brush, start smudging that wing liner until it has a blurred effect

~Then with a crease brush (MAC 217/ Zoeva 227/ Sigma E25) take some black eyeshadow – Makeup Geek Corrupt – make sure you dust it off so that there is no excess product – and start going over that lining blending upward towards the outer crease and outer edge – go slowly and take as little product as possible at a time and build the black

~ Blend it with the lid and crease colors – you can go and add more of the greys if it helps you to blend

~Go with the black kohl pencil on the bottom lash line (NOT THE WATERLINE) and line halfway – leave a space on the inner third part

~With a pencil brush and black eyeshadow, smudge that liner and smoke it out

~Smoke it out farther down with a grey eyeshadow and a crease brush so there are no harsh lines

~On the inner corner, go with a shimmery champagne/pearl highlight – take it upward to the inner lid and on the inner third of the lower lash line

~Apply a little bit of that shimmery highlight shade on the brow bone as well

~Apply a nude or white eyeliner on the water line

~Curl your lashes, apply mascara on top and bottom and lashes and apply falsier! I used Social Eyes Vamp Lashes but to be honest I should’ve gone with the style Delight instead 😦

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FACE

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~Benefit Porefessional Primer

~Nars All Day Luminous Foundation (Barcelona) + Nars Sheer Glow (Punjab)

~Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – Neutral Medium

~MAC Prep and Prime Highlighter Light Boost

CHEEKS

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~Givenchy Le Prisme Visage Mat Powder as a Bronzer (MY CURRENT HG) – Amber Organza

~Australis AC on Tour Contour Kit – Banana shade for under eyes and 1st and 2nd contour shades for contour

~Makeup Geek Blush – Infatuation

~MAC Mineralize Skin Finish – Soft and Gentle as a highlight

LIPS

photos taken from Temptalia and Shesaidbeauty

photos taken from Temptalia and Shesaidbeauty

~LIP COMBO : MAC Diva and Colourpop Cosmetics Bichette

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AND HERE’S SORRY ATTEMPT AT A FAUX BANG

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Hope you lovelies liked this look! See ya next time! XOXO

Let Yourself Sparkle!

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We all feel lacklustre at times, some a bit more than others (by some I mean ME :P). Life isn’t always unicorn and rainbows (if only!). It’s full of peaks and troughs (here I go with my economics)! But amidst all that monotony and madness, we need to keep calm and SPARKLE ON! Today’s post is dedicated to all the divas out there who never let anyone dull their sparkle!

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EYES

~On my upper crease I applied Anastasia Beverly Hills Caramel with a fluffly brush

~With a fluffy crease brush, then I applied Anastasia Morocco on the outer crease taking it inwards

~On the lid I applied Makeup Geek Grandstand with my fingers in tapping motion

~I deepened the outer corner with Makeup Geek Bitten and Anastasia Deep Plum

~I made sure everything is blended

~Then I added Colourpop Cosmetics Sequin on my lid on top of Grandstand with a wet lid brush

~Lined my eyes with theBalm Schwing liner

~With a black kohl pencil I deepened the inner dear duct area on my waterline

~On the bottom lash line, I went with Caramel and Morocco and deepened both the corners with Bitten

~On the middle I applied Grandstand

~Curled my lashes, applied L’oreal Miss Manga Mascara and put on House of Lashes Pixie Luxe falsies

~On the inner corner I tapped a little bit of highligher (scroll down for the name)*

 

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FACE

~Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Punjab + L’oreal True Match in N6

~MAC Prolongwear Concealer in NW25

~MAC Prep and Prime Highlighter in Light Boost

 

CHEEKS

~Cream Contour with RCMA Shinto Palette

~Givenchy Le Prisme Visage Mat in Amber Organza

~Australis Contour Palette

~MAC Powder Blush in Ripe for Love (LE)

~MAC MSF in Perfect Topping (LE) (used for inner corner as well)*

 

LIPS

Australis Stayput Lipliner in Raisin

Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in Glace

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Alright my lovelies, hope you liked this look! Till next time, don’t forget to keep it Sparkly! XOXO

Ohh and I can’t go without a proper selfie with the front camera ^_^

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Of Forests and Flowers: A Romantic Daytime Look

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I can a be a dreamer, a hopeless romantic at times and this may sound a bit too enthusiastic but I’m already thinking about Valentine’s Day. Getting into the season of romance, I wanted to create a delicate daytime look using soft corals and pinks. The completed look reminds me of forest fairies in spring and this will surely take that special someone’s breath away! 

This look was a product of a brainstorming session with my beloved bestie Adiba! I was feeling super uninspired lately and she hooked me up with some cool ideas! If you’re reading this: thanks bubs! Love you tons!

Without further ado, let’s jump right into the details!

 

 

 

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The eyes are super simple to do! I used the LimeCrime Venus palette for the whole look. I previously did a dark grungy look with the same palette here . Goes to show how versatile this palette is even with only 8 eyeshadows.

~After priming my lid, I started off with Rebirth on a fluffy brush and swept it all over my upper crease and crease, concentrating most of the product on the outer end.

~Then I packed Shell on the lid with a wet flat lid brush

~Then with the same fluffy brush I blended out any edges

~Then with a dense crease brush (MAC 217), I blended in Venus with a circular motion on both the outer and inner corner

~Make sure it is blended really well with the other shades

~You can go back and add more of the lid color or the upper crease color if you like

~After everything’s blended out nicely and you are happy with what you have, add Aura to the browbone and inner tear duct

~On the bottom lashline, drag Aura on the inner third from the tear duct

~Add Shell on the outer 2/3 of the lash line and then take Venus with a more precise brush and smudge it really close to the lashline (outer 2/3 aswell)

~Curl your lashes, apply mascara to top and bottom lashes, and pop on some multilayered wispy eyelashes. I chose House of Lashes Pixie Luxe, I think these lashes are perfect for this look and really makes this look!

~Lastly make a very thin line with a gel or liquid liner on the top lash line to conceal the lash band

Voila! The eyes done! Super simple but extremely pretty 🙂

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FACE

~Philosophy Hope in A Jar moisturizer

~Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer

~Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation in 55

+ L’oreal True Match Foundation in N6

+Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer

~MAC Prolongwear Concealer in NW25

~Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light

 

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CHEEKS

~MAC Bronzing Powder in Refined Golden

~Benefit Hoola Bronzer – contour

~Illamasqua Powder Blush in Lover

~Becca Mineral Blush in Flowerchild

~Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter in Opal

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LIPS

I have two different lip options – one’s more of a baby pink (cool toned) and the other is a coral (warm toned). I used the same lipliner and lip gloss for both.

Option 1

~Australis lipliner in Raisin

~MAC matte lipstick in Pink Plaid

~Nyx butter gloss in Maple Blondie

LIPS

Option 2

~Australis lipliner in Raisin

~MAC matte lipstick in Runway Hit (discontinued)

~Nyx butter gloss in Maple Blondie

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Among all the looks I’ve done for my blog, I think this has to be one of my favorites. I just love how this whole look came together and the best part is that it’s actually quite easy to do. Hope you bunnies love it as much as I do! XOXO

This reflection selfie has a heart in the middle ! ^_^

This reflection selfie has a heart in the middle ! ^_^

Kylie Jenner Inspired Modern 90’s makeup look

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Browny nude lips was an iconic trend of the 1990’s and Kylie Jenner seem to have brought back this trend! Everyone’s going crazy for it and I have to admit I am one of those people!

The standout factor of this look are the lips so everything else is pretty neutral and basic except for the lashes which just adds that extra ‘va va voom’ factor!

** ALL THE EYESHADOWS AND FACE PRODUCTS I USED ARE MATTE …this is an all matte look

 

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The eyes are super basic…I tried to use avery neutral color palette unlike my usual warm shades.

~I primed my lid with Mac Painterly Paint Pot

~Then I mixed Mac Soft Brown and Wedge and dusted slightly over the lid and then put a wash on the outer crease as a transition shade

~I used Lorac Espresso to slightly deepen out the crease and outer corner…this is a very pigment dark neutral brown shade so you have to use a very light hand while using it because we want a subtle contour of the crease not too dramatic

~I used Lorac White on the brow bone and inner corner.

~Then I made a very thin line on the lash line and a slight wing

~Added mascara to my lashed and some dramatic falsies…I used the KoKo lashes in Risque

~I rimmed my waterline with a black eye pencil

~Slightly smoked the bottom lashline with soft brown and added mascara to the bottom lashes

 

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FACE: 

CHANEL Matte Lumiere Foundation

MAC Prolongwear Concealer

BEN NYE Banana Powder to set and brighten the underye

CLARINS Splendours Bronzer for warming up the face (replacing the blush)

BENEFIT Hula Bronzer for contouring

LIPS:

now for the best part!

~I used AUSTRALIS Stay Put Lipliner in RAISIN to line my lips, fill them in and slightly over draw them so that they look fuller

~You can just use the lip liner and it still creates the perfect shade but I had to use my favorite lipstick MAC Velvet Teddy on top and I’ve heard that Kylie Jenner actually uses the same lipstick

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Love you all! XO

EOTD: Aqua Attack!! Warm eyes with aqua waterline!

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If you reside below the equator then you know the temperature’s going off the roof! Perfect time to whip out the bronzer, the warm eyeshadows, and sport a glowing sun-kissed face! And let’s not forget that pop of color – whether its on your eyes or your lips…summer is all about the brights! Today’s look features the Australis 10 hour wear eye pencil in Aqua Attack! As you can see it’s a beautiful azure-aqua shade…reminds me of the clear blue sky on a warm summer day!

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~start of with a primer: MAC paint pot in Painterly

~apply Make Up Geek (MUG) Creme Brulee on the outer crease as a transition color

~apply MUG Cocoa Bear on the crease and build it up slowly

~BLEND BLEND BLEND

~apply MAC Expensive Pink on the lid and inner corner – it’s a beautiful rose gold color

~with a black gel liner, line close to your lashes and make a small wing

~with Urban Decay Creep (Naked palette) smudge the eyeliner with a pencil brush

~apply the Australis Aqua Attack 10 hour wear pencil on your waterline

~apply MUG Cocoa Bear on the bottom lash line and apply MAC Expensive Pink on the inner 1/3

~curl your lashes and apply mascara on both top and bottom lashes

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And here’s the full face!

~Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer

~Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

~Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

~Hourglass Ambient Lighting powder in Dim Light

~Clarins Splendours bronzer

~Benefit Rockateur blush

~Dior Amber Diamond powder- only the rosegold strip as the highlight

~MAC Runway Hit lipstick and Nyx Creme Brule lipgloss

I love a bronzed glowing face in summer! And blue on my waterline is one of my favorite looks! I think it makes brown/hazel eyes really pop! But I also think it looks good in all eye colors and looks beautiful on tanned skin!