Spring/Summer look#7 : Daytime Natural Pink look

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This is a quick look for summer days when you don’t have a lot of time for elaborate makeup or days when you don’t want to wear too much makeup and yet look presentable and glowing. I call this the Natural Pink look. The most important elements of this look are concealer and a natural pink blush. These 2 products alone can give a lot of lift and glow to the face.

Quick spring/summer makeup :Natural pink look
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Lakme Fantasy collection : My Haul, swatches and FOTD

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Lakme Fantasy collection was launched earlier this month and even the not-so-fond-of-Lakme bloggers have been raving about the products launched in this collection.  I must say Lakme has outdone itself this time. This collection is full of vibrant hues and lots of shimmer and it was a hard time choosing just a few products. The most popular selling products from this range are the ones that are unique to this collection- the cheek artist and the eye shimmer sticks.

I picked up the Cheek Artist in shade ‘Kiss of a Rose’ , Enrich Satin lipstick in shade no. 133 and liquid eye liner in shade ‘moonshine top coat’.

lakme fantasy collection
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Red smokey eye look with Coastal Scents 88 Palette + FOTD

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Today I’m doing a red smokey eye look using Coastal Scents 88 palette.

For this look, I’ve paired softly smoked red smokey eye with maroonish red lipstick in one look and red-pink lipstick in another with a little bronzer applied at the apples of the cheeks.

I’ve paired this makeup with a simple white top to avoid any color clashes.

Red smokey eye with maroon red lips FOTD
Red smokey eye with pink-red lips FOTD
Red smokey eye

Products used for eyes :

1. BeYu eye base (not pictured)

2. Bourjois Kohl and contour eye pencil #03 Brun Expressif (dark brown shade)

3. Coastal Scents 88 original palette (encircled shades)

4. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

5. Brushes- Faces eyeshadow brush, MAC 222(For blending), unbranded angular brush

Coastal Scents 88 palette- shadows used for red smokey eyes

Red shade- all over lid

Light peachy shade- Browbone, inner corner

Dark brown shade(Appearing dark grey in the picture)- Crease, lower lash line

Red smokey eye

Steps-

1. Prime eyes using primer/base and apply brown eye pencil all over lid and smudge.

2. Apply red eyeshadow all over lid.

3. Using blending brush, smoke out and blend the red eye shadow at the crease using dark brown eye shadow.

4. Apply highlight shade (light peach shade used here) under brow bone and inner corner. Blend with the crease color.

5. Apply lots of brown kohl on water line, smudge at lower lash line using angular/pencil brush.

6. Finish with lots of mascara. (I’ve skipped eye liner here as I prefer smokey eye looks without eye liner)

Finished eye makeup – Red Smokey eye look

Red smokey eye
Red smokey eye
Red smokey eye
Red smokey eye
Red smokey eye

Products used for face-

1. The Body Shop oil free foundation #06

2. Chambor Silver Shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose Pale’

3. Revlon Bronzer

4. MAC Select moisture cover concealer NC45.5

5. Brushes- The Body Shop face and body brush, Vega blush brush

6. The Body Shop sponge (for foundation)

Products used for face- red smokey eye look

Products used for lips-

1. Nivea fruity shine ‘pomegranate’

2. Lakme aquashine ‘Sangria’

3. Maybelline color sensational ‘Hooked on Pink’

For maroon red lips- Lakme aquashine ‘Sangria’

For red-pink lips- Lakme aquashine ‘Sangria’ + Maybelline color sensational ‘Hooked on Pink’

Nivea fruity shine lipbalm 'pomegranate', Lakme Aquashine lip color 'Sangria'
Maybelline color sensational 'Hooked on Pink'

Finished look-

Red smokey eye FOTD
red smokey eye FOTD
red smokey eye FOTD

What lipstick would you pair with red smokey eyes? Let me know your commentd by replying below.

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Spring/Summer look#3 : Parrot green smokey eyes FOTD

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My coastal scents 88 original palette arrived finally and here is a quick look I did today.
This a parrot green smokey eye look paired with dusty pink lipstick and bronzer on the cheeks.

On a well moisturized face, apply light foundation , set it with compact and apply a little bronzer on the cheeks. For the eyes, prime the lids and apply MAC Smolder and smudge, apply parrot green eye shadow on outer 2/3rd of lid, lime green on inner 1/3rd and blend at crease with dark brown eye shadow. Apply black liner on upper lash line and finish off with a coat of mascara. Apply dusty pink or peach lipstick on the lips.

This is the finished look –

parrot green smokey eye FOTD
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Lakme True Wear nail color #D416 Review + NOTD

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Today I’m reviewing ‘Lakme True wear nail color’ in shade ‘Freespirit #D416 Manish Malhotra‘.

Price : Rs 90

Quantity: 9 ml

Packaging: It comes in a square bottom bottle with rounded edges with a square type cap – the standard Lakme nail paint packaging. The brush if of good quality and application is easy.

Lakme true wear nail color #D416 Manish Malhotra

Consistency :  The consistency is very good. Single coat gives even glossy color on the nails.  Application of 2 coats further deepens the color.

The only problem I had with this nail paint was that in the bottle it appeared  like a deep reddish pink but on the nails it turned out to be a maroon color- more red than how it appeared in the bottle. Since a tester was not available when I had purchased it, I could not see the shade on my nails.

Lakme has recently launched another range of nail paints – ‘Nine to Five’ long wear nail color which are priced at Rs 180. These must have amazing staying power because the regular range of Lakme itself stays on without chipping for 4-6 days depending on the handling.

Staying Power: I had applied 2 coats of this nail paint without a top coat and it has barely chipped except a little bit at the tips after 5 days.

Lakme true wear nail color #D416 Manish Malhotra (with FLASH)

Lakme true wear nail color #D416 Manish Malhotra (without FLASH)

The GOOD about Lakme true wear nail color #D416

1. Sturdy packaging with good quality brush

2. Doesn’t chip upto 5-6 days even without top coat

3. Good consistency, single coat sufficient to give glossy color to nails

4. Reasonable drying time ( doesn’t dry super fast like Lotus nail enamels but not very slow like Maybelline either )

5. Decent pricing for the quality

The NOT-SO-GOOD about Lakme true wear nail color #D416

1. The color didn’t turn out the same on the nails  as in the bottle in case of this shade.

Will I repurchase it? Yes, even though the shade didn’t turn out as expected but I still like it. I like Lakme nail paints and will continue to use them.

Final Verdict: It is a good quality nail paint with even consistency, good quality brush and very good staying power. It dries reasonably fast and single coating required to get desired shade. This particular shade is very flattering to the nails and anyone who likes red, maroon nail paints should give this a try.

Rating: 4.5/5 (for difference in color on the nails and in the bottle)

Have you tried Lakme True wear nail color? Let me know your comments by replying below.

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