Dramatic Berry Gold Smokey Eye for a Desi Bridal Party

Heya My Lovelies!

Today’s post is all about a super dramatic smokey eye with berry tones and a beautiful duo chrome pigment from Inglot that shows up gold in one angle and a pink bronze at a different angle. My uber gorgeousĀ model is my beautiful bestie who was kind enough to lend me her face for the day šŸ˜› ! I’m super happy with how the look came out and this look is perfect for a ‘desi’ bridal party or even for the bride herself! I don’t have a pictorial or step by step for this post but I’ll list all the product details and a diagram of the eye.

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Aaah doesn’t she look stunning!! Total showstopper!!

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~Australis AC Me cream eyeshadow in Gold Gaga as a base on the lid

~Inglot AMC pigment in 82 on the lid on top of the cream eyeshadow

~MAC Sushi Flower on the outer crease

~Makeup Geek Bitten on the crease

~Makeup Geek Corrupt on the outer corner and crease

~MAC Ricepaper on the browbone

~Inglot Gel Liner

~Red Cherry False Lashes in 47

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FACE

~L’Oreal Base Magique Primer

~Makeup Forever HD Foundation

~MAC Prolongwear Concealer

~MAC Prep and Prime Highlighter

~Ben Nye Banana Powder

~Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light

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CHEEKS and CONTOUR

~RCMA Palette for Cream Contour

~Australis AC on Tour Contour Kit

~Givenchy Le Prisme Visage Mat Powder in Amber Organza

~Nars Blush in Amour + Sleek blush in Sunrise

~Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Copper Diamond (LE)

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LIPS

~NYX Lip Liner in Deep Purple

~Stila Liquid Lipstick in Aria

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I hope you lovelies liked this look! Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you do! And don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and Facebook. Links are on the sidebar!! 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

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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

Let Yourself Sparkle!

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WeĀ all feel lacklustreĀ 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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Rizzy’ Bridal Makeup (South Asian/Desi)

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Hi Lovelies!

Wanted to share the details on today’s Bridal client. Rizzy looked absolutely stunning today. Really happy to have had the opportunity to do her bridal makeup! And thanks a lot to my bestie Adiba for being my uber awesome assistant and entertainer!! All the details are below:

EYES

~Anastasia Beverly Hills Morocco with a little bit of MakeupGeek Chickadee on the crease and outer crease

~Lorac Mulberry and BH Cosmetics Oxblood shade on the crease

~MAC Amberlights (on a wet brush) on the lid topped with NYX roll on shimmer in Almond

~outer corner deepened with Anastasia Beverly Hills Deep Plum

~MAC Ricepaper as brow bone highlight

~MAC BlackTrack fluidline for the wing

~Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown

FACE

~Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer

~Benefit Porefessional mainly around the nose

~Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Stromboli and L’oreal True Match Foundation in W3 Golden Beige

~MAC ProLongwear Concealer in NC30

~Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Medium 2 Ginger

~Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light

BLUSH/CONTOUR/HIGHLIGHT

Cream foundation from RCMA VK 10 PaletteĀ 

Sleek Contour Kit in Medium

Becca Blush in Songbird

Becca Shimmer Skin Perfector Pressed in Opal

LIPS

MAC Vino lip pencil

MAC LE Brooke Shields lipstick in Gospel

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Here are some snapshots of me doing her makeup:

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~~I also did the makeup on the Groom’s Mother….here’s a snapshot of her makeup:

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Till next time everyone! XO XO

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Fall Glam Smokey Eye featuring Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Palette

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Hey Hey My Bunnies,

I got the Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy PaletteĀ couple weeks back and I’ve finally gotten around to play and do a proper look with it…if you don’t already know, Amrezy is an amazing makeup artist and she’s big on instagram and I am a massive fan! The colors in this palette could not be more perfect! They are right up my ally! My two favorite shades are caramel and morocco! There are some great shades for fall so I thought I’ll do a fall smokey eye as the season’s approaching in the northern hemisphere.

P.S. If you follow my instagram you’d know I’ve been obsessing over these reflection apps! Will probably have photos like these in every post I make now ^_^

EYES:

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~After priming my eyelids, I applied Caramel (warm yellow brown matte) on the crease and outer crease with a fluffy blending brush

~Then I applied Morocco (reddish brown matte) on my crease with a narrow crease brush (MAC 217) and packed most of the color on the outer portion of the eye and then swiped across towards the inner crease blending itĀ back and forth; I also took it down slightly to the outer lid

~Then I patted Glisten on the lid keeping a small area bare right in the middle

~Then I took Legend on a wet lid brush and placed it in the middle bare area

~Make sure to go back and forth to blend Glisten and Legend together so that there are no harsh lines

~Then with a crease brush I applied Deep Plum on the outer corner of the lid blending it with Morocco and the lid colors

~I took Deep Plum slightly up and inwards to the crease

~Then with a clean blending brush (or you can slightly dab it into Morocco), I blended the crease so that there are no harsh edges

~I applied Vanilla to the brow bone and Legend on the tear duct area

~Made a fairly thin line on my upper lash line with a black gel liner but did not make a wing

~Curled my lashes, applied mascara and then falsies

~On the bottom I diffusedĀ Caramel first with a fluffy brush, then with a pencil brush I applied Morocco on top and then I lined my water line with a deep purple eye pencil from Australis called Grape Cake

~Then with a pencil brush, I took some deep plum and smudged it along the bottom lash line

HOPE THAT MADE SENSE! LOL

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FACE:

Loreal Lumi Magique Primer

Bobbi Brown Luminous Moisturising Foundation in Warm Natural

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Medium 2 Ginger

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light

Benefit Hula Bronzer

Benefit Rockateur blush

theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer

LIPS:Ā 

Option 1: Nyx Deep Purple lipliner and MAC Heaux lipstick LE (MAC Rebel can be another option from the permanent line)

Option 2: MAC Runway Hit lipstick with Nyx Creme Brule Butter Gloss

**So I threw in an option with a lighter shade of lipstick. With a more muted lipstick I think this look can be worn in any time of the year! There are no set rules in makeup so do what your heart desires!!

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Gold and Greens Makeup

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HI My Bunnies!

I’ve been stuck at home with a sore ankle and what better time to do a post than now! This is an absolutely gorgeous gold and greens eye makeup with a bronzed face! I used three different shades of green for an ombre effect even though it’s not too visible in the photos but in real life it’s stunning! This will look beautiful on brown, hazel and of course green eyes!

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EYES

~After priming I started off with MakeupGeek Creme Brule on the crease and outer crease(soft warm brown matte) with a fluffy brush

~Then I went with MakeupGeek Cocoa Bear (rich warm brown matte) on the crease with a tapered crease brush

~Then with a flat shader brush I patted on MAC Amberlights (bronzed gold shimmer) on the middle of the lid …I used Fix + to wet the brush for intense color payoff (you can do this whole step last really depends on preference)

~Then I added MakeupGeek ShimmerMint (light minty green shimmer) on both sides of Amberlights and just went back and forth with both the colors until the edges blended nicely

~Then I did the same thing with MAC Humid (rich forest green shimmer) on both sides of ShimmerMint and blended the edges

~Then on both the outer and inner edges I went with MakeupGeek Envy (deep metallic green) and I used a pencil brush

~Make sure to blend it with Humid and keep a little space in the innermost corner for the highlight

~I went with MakeupGeek Cocoa Bear again to blend everything in the crease

~Used Mac AmberLights as a inner corner highlight and Mac Ricepaper for the brow bone highlight

~On the bottom, I did the exact reverse of what I did on the top starting with Envy in the middle, then Humid, then ShimmerMint and lastly AmberLights – blended all of the with Cocoa Bear

~Line the waterline and tightline with a black eyeliner

~Line your top lash line and make a wing

~Put mascara on your lashes and add falsies!

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FACE

Benefit Porefessional Primer

EX1 Foundation in 300

MAC Prolongwear concealer in NW25

Maybelline Fit Me concealer in Sand

Ben Nye Banana Powder

Guerlain terracotta bronzing powder in 03

Benefit Hula Bronzer

Sleek Makeup Blush in Sunrise

Mac Whisper of Guilt Mineralize Skin Finish (LE)

Lip 1: Nars Matte Lip Pencil Dragon Girl

Lip2: MAC HoneyLove lipstick and Nyx Butter Gloss in Creme Brule

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Pantone Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid Makeup

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Pantone is the worldwide authority of color and color systems and every year they nominate a particular color for that year. The color for 2014 is RADIANT ORCHID…it’s a beautiful purple which is actually the color of the typical orchid flower…As orchids are one of my favorite flowers I really wanted to do a look based on this color.

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I wanted to keep it colorful for spring but still wearable…here’s how I got the look:

~After priming lid with MAC paint pot in Painterly, I applied MAC Sushi Flower on my upper crease with a fluffy brush

~I deepened the crease slightly by takingĀ MAC Hepcat on a denser blending brush and blending it into the crease and upper crease without completely covering Sushi Flower

~Then with a even denser domed brush, I applied MAC Fig 1 to the outer corner of my lid slightly taking it upward to the crease and blending with Hepcat

~I applied MakeUp Geek (MUG) Peach Smoothie on the inner third of my lid and on top of that I applied LORAC IT Bronze which is more of a light shimmery gold color

~On the middle portion of the lid I applied MAC Stars N Rockets blending it with the colors on both sides

~I lined my upper lash line with a liquid liner and created a thick line and a wing

~I applied Australis 10 hour wear eye pencil in Grape Cake on my waterline

~Then I mimicked my lid colors on my lower lash line accordingly.

~I applied MAC Ricepaper on my brow bone and also on my inner corner as a highlight

~Applied mascara and falsies and VOILA!

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The sun was setting when I took this photo so it didn’t really come out well šŸ˜¦

FACE:

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Punjab

MAC Prolongwear Concealer

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light

CHEEKS:

MAC Refined Golden Bronzer

MAC Wedge eyeshadow to contour

Benefit Rockateur Blush

MAC Ricepaper eyeshadow as cheek highlight

LIPS:

MAC Heroine lipliner

MAC Flat Out Fabulous lipstick

*you can always use a more subdued nude or light pink on the lips but I wanted to go all out on the Radiant ‘Orchidness’ !

So that’s it my lovelies! Hope you liked this post! Please don’t forget to click the FOLLOW button! Will be much appreciated! lots of love! XO XO