Monday, 20 June 2016

MOTD: Purple Lips? I'll Show You How!

                          Hello everyone! it feels great posting after a long time. Hope you all are doing great. Lately, my life just seems to be... super busy? I guess it's all a part of life and hopefully all this stress and work will be rewarding some day! 

So, I was really confused regarding what post to do because this year my haul was INSANE. I can't do haul posts cause it is wayyyy too much! I also believe using each product for a decent time to review it. Hence, you would not see posts of latest products! :P

Just when I wanted to do a make up look, pictures of Aishwarya Rai from the Cannes festival went viral. I really liked one of her looks. However, in one looks, I was rather speechless. A really contrasting,bright,popping purple lip popped up my screen. I liked the fact that her look was experimental but something was just not right. There was a whole lot of negative comments but I believe she carried that lip with a whole lot of confidence. I think the look would have been perfect only if.......



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The eyes were toned down a bit. I think the smokey lower lash line only made her look more tired. It looks a little..harsh? Idk. I just think that something went wrong in that look. Anyway, I recreated this look in a wearable way with a purple lipstick I had somewhere in my draw! After seeing her picture, I remembered that I have the exact shade so I came up with...




No, my skin is not that flawless, it's my camera. Also, I will never be going out with that lip colour cause I cannot imagine the amount of death stares that I will get. I went for matte skin, natural brows, highlight&contour slightly, natural falsies and soft smokey eye. Oh! and a good dose of inner corner highlight!

Products Used:


Face (all favourites by the way!)

Colorbar Perfect Match Primer 
Maybelline FIT ME! Matte & Poreless in 120 Classic Ivory
Chambor Silver Shadow Compact Powder in 003
Jordana Complete Cover 2-in-1 Concealer & Foundation in Natural Beige
Oriflame Illuskin Concealer in Fair Light
The Body Shop Honey Bronzing Powder in 02
Miss Claire Pressed Powder in 07
Milani Baked Blush in Bella Rosa


Eyes:

Lakme Absolute White Intense Concealer Stick (as eye primer) in Fair
Maybelline Colorsensational 3D Eyes Palette in Rose Quartz
Elle 18 Color Pop Eye Liner in Grey
Maybelline Color Show Crayon Kohl.. Shade name is not written on the pencil. It is the shiny beige one!
Konad Eye Brow Pencil in Dark Brown
False Eyelashes by Odbo


Lips ( The Showstopper )

Cameleon Line'n Design in Deep Purple
Makeup Revolution Scandalous Lipstick in Depraved


A 1000 pictures taken and only 1 is posted.. for obvious reasons.. I look less of a joker! :P

I think these type of make up look looks great only in pictures, youtube, instagram, blog posts. I can never really wear that out to be honest. I believe, as long as you have confidence and don't care about anyone, go ahead and do your thing! 

Hmmm, just wondering what to do for my next post? Recommendations anyone? 

Also, thank you for still READING my posts! It means a lot to me! 


Much Love,
Emmy <3

Sunday, 13 March 2016

FOTD & Mini Reviews: Keep It Casual!

                 Hello my dolls! I am back with a post and I have been getting quite a few requests to do work/college make up and review some good products as well so I thought I'd just combine the two and make both parties happy! :P When it comes to work and specially if it's a bit conservative or if you newly joined, you want to keep it casual and simple. I am just doing a bit of base, blush, lip balm/ neutral lip and eye liner or only mascara and that's it! My acne skin looks awful but trust me,  I cannot be bothered with too much make up as I look like a zombie after my working hours anyways! Lol. Lets move on to my selfie LOTD ;)




No, I do not have such flawless skin. My skin looks like the roads in Kolkata atm as I broke out like crazy! 

Now, this does not even look like I did anything. I have to say though, I used everything. Primer, concealer and the rest. I also just realised that my eyebrows are not in talking terms. Lol. Sorry but it's all because of the light! For the first time, I actually made an effort to do a FOTD in daylight! Okay I should just keep quiet and write the important things instead!

Things Used:

Clean & Clear Oil Free moisturiser: Oil-free, contains salicylic acid, non-clogging and cheap. Definitely a very good option for those who have oily/acne prone skin. 

Biotique Almond Under Eye Cream: I had literally finished all of the VLCC under eye cream and I was searching for something new. I got hold of this one as it claims to be soothing and nourishing. Firstly, soothing.. it stings your eyes if the product enters your eye so I do not really get the "soothing" part. The product does not sting once you know how to use it though and actually is kind of soothing....Strange! Nourishing? Oh yes! my under eyes do feel very nourished but I think that when I use too much of it, my under eyes become slightly oily!

Essence All About Matt Oil Control Make up Base: This product does not have that smooth silicone texture. Neither does it do very well in the oil controlling and pore refining department (Kolkata humidity). I would not say it's the best primer but it does a decent job for the price and is good enough for daily make up!

Maybelline Dream Satin Skin Two Way Cake: To be VERY honest, I was really really disappointed with the product. Then I thought to myself, it's not really right to judge the product without using it like the way it is actually suppose to be used! So I applied this product using a damp buffing brush and I am quite impressed! Impressed, that I actually took out all my powder foundations and started testing them. I have to say, even thought some of them completely failed as a compact, they impressed me in their foundation form! I never wear powder foundations but my views are slightly changing!

Palladio Herbal Stick Concealer: I found this product while randomly window shopping. I did not expect much but I quite love it! I wish Palladio was more accessible as it's not available easily. 

Jordana Eye Primer: I will not even say anything because it is in every look of mine. Click on the link to read the review! :)

Miss Claire 98-in-1 Eye Shadow Palette: Must have. I used an eye shadow shade close to my skin colour (shimmer finish) and just defined my crease with a taupy brown and blended it. I took the same taupe brown on my lower lashes. Brightened my inner corners with the first shade I used and added more definition by lining the outer lash line with a grey eye shadow.

Elle 18 Color Pop Liner in Grey: Oh my Gosh. How was I even living without this one? I am a fan of grey liners and this one is super impressive. It is not waterproof. However, it is water resistent and stays till the end of my working hours. The applicator is good as you can make really thin lines. The shade is super gorgeous. A beautiful gunmetal grey with shimmers and really makes the eyes look so pretty. I love it so much that I bought the brown and green shade (equally gorgeous). I want the blue one too! <3

Maybelline Cheeky Glow Blushes in Creamy Cinnamon & Fresh Coral: Must haves. Who does not love these? 

Sivanna Bronzed Professional Bronzer: A super budget friendly bronzer with a good mixture of warm and cool tones. I really like it! Do buy it if you get a chance! 

Essence Mosaic Compact Powder: This product is super confused. Is it suppose to be a highlighter? bronzer? compact? no idea. Essence claims it can be used as all three! I use this product as a highlighter during the day and it is pretty okay.Bronzer/compact, I don't think that idea is good. Not going to repurchase!

Lastly, Lakme Absolute Creme Lipstick in Royal Rouge: If you are upset about not being able to wear red to work, don't be. This is such a beautiful and wearable red! I usually use it as a stain like as seen in the image. However, even after building it up, it is very safe to wear this shade to work. It was a beautiful creamy formula and feels very comfortable to wear! 

Konad Eye Brow Pencil: Great formula, very blend-able, stays well and I really like it! 

Covergirl Lash Blast Fusion Mascara in Very Black: I love this mascara for everyday. I usually don't apply mascara. But when I do, it's this one! ;) It is not waterproof so I cannot even think of crying with this on! :P

Did you enjoy this FOTD+Mini Reviews? If yes, then do comment below! If no, then do let me know what you want to see! 

Also, I am thinking of doing a make up look inspired by Beyonce in the new music video, Hymn For The Weekend. I think that make up look is sooooo gorgeous! 


Much Love,
Emmy <3

Monday, 29 February 2016

Workaholic Favourites: Maybelline Clear Glow Bright Benefit Cream!

                  Hello dolls! As promised, I am going to review my work go-to makeup favourites and do some looks soon too. As you know, I started working and luckily (or unluckily) my workplace always has A.C. Unlucky, because my skin doesn't know whether to become oily or flaky. Lucky, because my skin can use dewy bases! So, I have this huge hoard of foundations as I love foundations and I need something mattifying 24/7. As I joined work, I noticed how everything just looked so cakey and dry on my skin. That is the time I thought of trying and opting for something more hydrating and lighter for everyday wear. I wanted to buy the Maybelline Clear Glow BB Stick as I loved it previously but I was so upset to find out that.... IT HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED! Is it just me or do the best products just get discontinued? :( Anyways, I went for this one because of the price and it looked like a decent product too! So dolls..... presenting you, the Maybelline Clear Glow BB Cream! 





I love the product's packaging. It's so cute! Also, the size is so perfect to fit into my makeup pouch (which is blue as well :P). What I like about the tube is that, you can really control the amount of product you dispense. 

The texture? Smooth, creamy and light. Very easy to work with!




The shade I have is 02 Radiance. It is not the exact bang on shade as it is more on the peachier side. However, it doesn't really matter as it adjusts pretty well on the skin and also because it does not have much coverage. 

The product takes a little time to set. When it does set, it sets into this beautiful my skin but better product. It feels very lightweight and has this beautiful sheen which makes your skin look really nice and healthy. Also, my pores are not that noticeable and my skin looks smoother and redness is minimised. It is not the type of product to conceal any marks so you definitely do need a concealer. It is a light to medium coverage BB cream, depending on your skin. 

There is but one slight problem. Oil control. This is not going to be a product for the humid, sweaty summers. When I am travelling to my work place, I do have to step out in the heat and I do feel like the product cannot handle heat very well. Right now, the weather seems all right so it's okay but I'm 100% sure that this is not for oily skin in summer. Also, you have to set it with powder if your skin is combination/oily. Oh, because it does not control oil well, don't let it mislead you to think that dry patches would be invisible! DO moisturise using something oil-free!

I noticed that I blot twice a day with blotting sheets (even after setting with powder). I thought my BB cream just slid off my skin by the end of the day.To my surprise, it was still very much there. I had it on for 10 hours! (9am to 7pm). Imagine! 

Now, I find myself reaching out for it most of the times and I can see myself finishing this tube up soon! I RECOMMEND! <3

Btw girls, which is your favourite BB cream? Could someone please confirm if the BB stick is REALLY DISCONTINUED? :( 

Much Love,
Emmy <3.

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Makeup Tips For The Workaholics!

 It's been a long day without you my friend,
I'll tell you all about it when I see you again.

No, relax. Nothing tragic happened but that is how I feel lately....when I see my bed! Lol. Why? I joined work recently plus doing some freelancing makeup, hence the super slow blog posts! As I am home, I want to sleep. I cannot promise that I will post 24/7 but I do promise that I will not vanish! :)

Belated Happy Valentines Day to all my Dolls! I missed you all dearly! Valentine's day I thought that I would do a post. By the time I got to it, the day ended! =\ I was thinking what to do and then I thought, since I started working, I should share my tips on what make up I wear to work or quick easy to do make up! Now let's begin......


I LOVE my bold lips and smokey eyes and crazy looks but if you are working, forget about being a rainbow to work. You have to look professional and polished. Not like you are heading for a girls night out! Hence, the "less is more" dialogue REALLY fits in! If you are working in a place where you can experiment then I really envy you. I cannot even think of colour as I work in the bank! LOL. 

FACE:

I have noticed that my make up routine has changed a lot. I tend to search for products that are very easy to use, fuss free, fast, blend easily with my finger tips. Thus mousse foundations, bb/cc creams are my choice for base make up. I even tend to choose hydrating base products as my skin gets pretty dehydrated in the A.C at work. Concealers are a must for me because they just make me look well rested and cover my blemishes. I opt for hydrating under eye concealers and cream/stick concealers for concealing acne. I set my make up with a semi matte powder. Matte powders make my skin look very dead in the office lights. Semi matte powders look very natural and let's my skin look healthy and glowy. Whereas for primers, I just use a mattifying/pore refining one on my T-zone. Oh, if you are into the Kim Kardashian contouring and highlighting, then you need to stop.

CHEEKS:

 I opt for matte or luminious looking blushes. Do not put a lot of blush or a blush with lots of visible shimmer because my friend, those dreaded white office lights show EVERYTHING! I can even count the pores on my skin. Those white lights can challenge any make up artist or make up product! I even noticed that I like using cream blush because it looks soooo natural like you did not even apply blush! I have only one cream blush but I reach out for it a lot and now I am going to buy lots of it! 

EYES:

Eye primer/concealer as base and neutralise darkness on the lids. A wash of eye shadow or cream eye shadow and that's it. Sticking to neutrals is a must but you must also remember to use more of mattes. If you do want to use shimmer eye shadow, restrict it to your crease. Always blend the shimmer eye shadow with a matte eye shadow. Remember to be light handed while applying or use a fluffy eye shadow brush, to give a wash of the shade on your lids. Do inner corner highlight only if your concealer is really failing to brighten your eyes! I reach out most for grey or brown eye pencil as it is subtle compared to black and give my eyes definition. Sometimes I just put eye liner on my eyes. Try avoiding cat/winged liner. Just a simple eye lining is enough. Days when I am lazy to the power of infinity, my eyelash curler and mascara is my choice!

LIPS:

Say goodbye to fall lips and red pouts and bold lips. Say goodbye to mattes. Okay, not exactly but you know those pretty drying ones? Go for more creamy formulas. I have so many lipsticks in my stash that just cannot lie there forever. They are so bright and pretty! How do I wear them? Stain them. It upsets me to be honest but seriously, it is much better than lying idle! If you have a huge stash of nude lippies then noone is stopping you! ;) I also see myself going A LOT for tinted lip balms. They are so easy to reapply and give me hydration on my lips.


Btw, what would be your recommendations/favourites for work or college? Would you like to see some office/college looks and product reviews for office/college friendly makeup? Don't forget to leave your comments! xx 


Much Love,
Emmy <3.


Saturday, 23 January 2016

MOTD: Tips & The PERFECT Fall Lip!

                           Hello my Dolls! I am back with a look. I know I should start reviewing products again but I do not know where to begin as my stash is double the size now! lol. If you follow me on instagram, you must have seen me posting this look where I put this really dark shade of lippie. Honestly, I am very intimidated by shades like these because it makes me look all the more pale! I don't think I wear wear it out anytime soon but I LOVE the shade! Oh, even my favourite blogger friend Nivedita from MakeupandChitChat insisted that I do a MOTD post of it! ( Love you Nivi! <3 )

Here it is..........



I decided to put this one up as everything is more clear (lipstick is much darker in person). The one on my instagram with the top knot looks very ugly without edits :P. Not only that but also because my forehead was looking so huge and the makeup looked different. You know how us girls find a flaw in every pic! ;)


HOW TO GET THIS LOOK:

Keep it simple.

Face: 

Matte. For some reason, I love matte foundations paired with dark lips! Others may have other preferences and that is completely fine. Make sure that all blemishes, scars, redness, darkness are all concealed. Dark lips can emphasise the smallest blemishes! Also, remember to moisturise your skin well in this dry weather. Use a hydrating primer if you wish!
I used:
Himalaya Intensive Face Moisturizing Lotion (dry/very dry skin)
Oriflame Face Perfecting Primer (dry areas)
Colorbar Perfect Match Primer (for pores and T-zone)
Ashley Concealer Palette (Thai brand. For colour correcting)
Sivanna Colors Mineral Matte Mousse Foundation
Sivanna Colors Pro Make up Creamy Concealer (for blemishes)
Jordana Complete Cover Maximum Coverage 2-in-1 Concealer & Foundation (for under eyes)
Loreal Infallible 24hr Powder Foundation

Eyes:

Even a makeup noob can do it. Use a primer, followed by a creamy grey eye shadow or a grey eye pencil as base. Apply it till your crease. Next, using a flat eye shadow brush, take a similar eye eye shadow and apply till crease and blend the edges. Don't forget to apply the eye shadow on your lower lashline too! Take a taupe eye shadow to define your crease and blend it with your grey eye shadow. To line my lashline, I went with a grey eye pencil. The goal is to make your lips the focus so be soft with the eye makeup! Now, if you have horrible dark circles like me, the grey eyeshadow might just make it look a bit tired. Hence, I recommend that you highlight your inner corners with a shimmer white eyeshadow. Add a bit on 1/3rd of your lower lashline. Next, instead of using white eye pencil on my lower waterline, I chose a silver. I just wanted that extra pop and it popped the eyes beautifully! Finish off with a very very natural pair of falsies. If you are one of the lucky ones with super long lashes (I envy you), just apply a few coats of mascara!
I used:
Deborah Milano Eye Perfect Primer
Essence All About Nudes Eyeshadow Palette (grey shade & white shade)
Sivanna Colors Smokey Eyeshadow Palette (taupe shade for crease and outer corner)
Unbranded lashes
Meis Eyebrow Duo
Essence Mosaic Compact Powder (to highlight)
Sivanna Colors Bronzed Professional (contour)

Lips:

The star products....
Lakme Perfect Definition Lip Liner in Cocoa Fudge
Lakme Enrich Satin Lipstick in W267

FEW TIPS (my personal preferences):

ALWAYS opt for neutals when wearing shades like this. You cannot do rainbow eyes and pair this lippie. Just saying! Cause I saw one girl in broad day light with blood red eye shadow till her brows, paired with red blush and red lipstick! Oh, she was eating paani puri and everyone was a bit intimidated! :P

Go for a nude blush. This goes unsaid.

Idk why, I LOVE contouring and highlighting when I wear dark lips. Not a must but definitely a try!

Use a lip liner. Dark colors on unlined lips do not look prim and proper.

Skin needs to be as flawless as baby bum.

TADA!!! :D


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Which is the darkest shade of lippie you own? Mine is this so far! Share below!


Much Love,
Emmy <3







Sunday, 10 January 2016

3 MOTDs: Including The Pantone Colours Of The Year!

         HAPPY NEW YEAR MY DOLLS!  

I hope this year, you all have a prosperous and a great year ahead of you! May you get all you wish and all the worlds makeup <3 Atleast I wish I do. Lol. Okay..  

Oh my goodness. I have been LONGING to post. Honestly. I don't know what on earth happened to my dongle. It was just being a....never mind. I had created looks. Yes, THREE. Two for new years and one featuring the pantone colour of the year and very obviously, nothing happened according to my plan. I AM SO SORRY! :( I even had a HORRIBLE breakout. It was so bad that I did not want to step out on Christmas even with makeup on. Now that Christmas and New Years have gone, my skin is clearing. Does this only happen to me? T_T. 

The first makeup look is what I did for Christmas Eve. You want your eye shadows and everything but you cannot go to Church looking like you are going to Park Hotel! =P Here it is.......


I love Rose Gold. I paired this with a brown liner as I wanted the look to be subtle and I like the softness of this look. I paired this with a nude peachy lippie, peachy blush and added very natural falsies. I did my brows very natural so it does not steal the subtleness of the look! 


The second makeup look, featuring what I wore for the new years:


Very simple. Let me tell you, this looks very simple. On camera, it's a different story. Every picture of mine looked so pretty! Simplicity at it's best huh? ;) This eye makeup is sooo easy to do and you can pair it with any lipstick shade that you wish. Brows are more defined, liner is sharp enough to cut haters. Just kidding. LOL.


My third look that I did yesterday after finding out the pantone colour of the year! Tbh, I LOVE how this came out! I thought pastels are boring but I really like how beautiful Rose Quartz and Serenity pair up together!


I paired it with baby pink blush, a little highlighting and a very pastel pink lippie. Tbh, this lippie looks VERY weird and washed out on me. After blotting it down, I liked how it complemented the makeup! This eye makeup is easy as well just like the other two. This one, unlike the others, did not even need 3  eye shadows! 

Also, what did you guys do for Christmas and NY? Did you do any kind of special makeup?

Which one did you love out of the three? If you want to know about any products used. Leave your comments and doubts below! xx 

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Much Love, 
Emmy <3