Continuing my series of basic makeup tutorials, today I’m sharing a simple single-eye shadow tutorial. This video is for beginners who are looking for an easy guideline to apply and blend eye shadow properly. Once you get the hang of the blending, you can easily extend that to more than one eye shadow. Hope you find this useful!
A couple of months back, I’d done a post on the everyday makeup products that I had been loving! Today I have the second installment of this mini series featuring some face and cheek products that have become my everyday staples lately! For me, everyday makeup means a quick look that brightens up my complexion but still looks natural and polished. I gravitate towards soft shades of pink and peach/coral for everyday looks. Here are some current favorites –
1. KATE BB Gel Cream
KATE is a Japanese drugstore brand (part of the Kanebo) that has amazing products and this Gel BB cream is the best BB I’ve tried! It feels really light weight, blends like second skin and just makes my skin look beautiful yet not made up at all. The coverage is sheer-medium and the texture works great with my oily skin. Its not mattifying but somehow it doesn’t make my face greasy. I love how fresh and natural this looks on my skin and I’ve been using it pretty much everyday!
This is a highlighting concealer that does a great job of brightening up my eye area while offering medium coverage. While I don’t care for the brush and the twist mechanism, the product itself works great on me. It doesn’t cake, doesn’t feel greasy or too highlight-y and works out perfect for everyday because of the natural finish. Full review + before/after pics HERE. I use the shade Honey in this.
My latest tutorial is a very basic one about how to apply liquid foundation. For demonstrating the application and blending, I have used Clinique Superbalanced Makeup and Inglot 21T Foundation brush. Hope you find the tutorial useful! I’ve also decoded the tutorial further in this post for those who are unable to view the video. If you would like me to do more basic tutorials, please let me know in the comments section below!
As much as I love putting on makeup, it can be a pain to remove at the end of a long, tiring day! However, if you skimp on this process, you can easily end up with breakouts or worse – eye infections! I’ve experimented with loads of makeup removers in the past ranging from budget finds to high end removers. I always like to have a few different types of removers with me – one for heavy duty cleansing and one for the lazy light makeup days. However currently, I have ended up with 4 different kinds of removers thanks to a Duty free haul few months back and I thought a post on makeup removal would be apt!
Here’s my take on different kinds of makeup removers –
Cleansing Wipes :
The easiest and laziest kind of makeup removal! I don’t generally trust the regular wet wipes for my face (too much alcohol) and the only wipes I’ve tried are the Bourjois Express Cleansing Wipes (pictured above) which do a pretty good job except with very stubborn waterproof mascara. I’m reserving these for my lazy days and for traveling. Neutrogena and MAC also make good cleansing wipes but the Neutrogena ones aren’t available in India sadly. I’ve also heard good stuff about the Ole Henriksen cleansing wipes.
Cream Cleansers/Cleansing Milk :
Cream cleansers basically have a lotion or cream like consistency and I’m not a big fan of these – simply because the ones I’ve tried haven’t been that great. Either they are ineffective against waterproof makeup or too heavy for the skin. I particularly remember using the Revlon one few years back that used to sting my eyes and make them cloudy! However the Bourjois one (pictured above) I picked up Delhi Duty Free is surprisingly nice! Its light weight and doesn’t feel heavy on the skin, removes water-resistant makeup well (not waterproof though) and has a refreshing cucumber+aloe scent! I’m curious to try out the Colorbar cleansers in the future – they have different ones for different skin types and I’d love to give them a go. Have any of you tried them out?