Spring/Summer Look#2 : Turquoise blue and forest green eye makeup for day/evening

Hi everyone!

This is look #2 of my Spring/Summer Look Book.  Look #1 was Everyday makeup using colored liners.

Blue and green and my favorite shades for bright spring/summer eye makeup. For this look, I have paired a very popular color this season- turquoise blue, with forest green for the eyes with nude lips for the daytime and plum lips for the evening.

On a well moisturized face, apply foundation ,set it with compact and apply bronzer on cheeks. For the eyes, pair a turquoise blue eyeshadow with dark green( outer half of lid) and pair this with nude lips for the daytime and glam it up with plum lips for the evening.

I have kept the turquoise shade intense only on the inner half of lid and blended it out with dark green to keep the look subtle and wearable.

This is the final look (with nude lips )

Turquoise blue and green eyemakeup with Chambor Silk Woods FOTD

This is the final look (with plum lips)

Turquoise blue and green eyemakeup with Revlon Plumalicious FOTD

Products used for the eyes :

1.BeYu eye base (primer)

2. Bourjois baked eyeshadow #2 (turquoise shade)

3. BeYu eye shadow single #114 (forest green shade)

4. Maybelline chai latte quad (browbone highlight shade)

5. Lotus herbals kajal

6.Maybelline gel liner ‘black’

7. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

8. Faces brush

Turquoise blue and green eye makeup -products for eyes

Steps :

1. Prime eye lids using concealer + foundation or eye base.

2. Apply turquoise blue eyeshadow on inner half of the lid using a slightly wet brush.

3. Apply dark green shade on outer half of lid and crease. Blend the 2 with brush using loose powder.

4. Apply brow bone highlight shade and blend with the crease color.

5. Apply kajal on water line. Using brush smudge it on the lower lash line with the turquoise eye shadow.

6. Apply thin line with black liner on upper lash line ( you can make the line thicker if wearing for evening)

7. Finish off with a coat of mascara.

Eyeshadow swatches- L-R Bourjois Baked eyeshadow #2 (turquoise),dry(L), wet(centre) BeYu green eyeshadow(Dry)
Turquoise blue and green eyemakeup with Bourjois and BeYu eye shadows
Turquoise blue and green eyemakeup with Bourjois and BeYu eye shadows
Turquoise blue and green eyemakeup with Bourjois and BeYu eye shadows

Products used for face :

1. The Body Shop oil free foundation #6 Honey

2. Chambor silver shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose Pale’

3. Revlon colorstay mineral finishing powder ‘Sunkiss Radieux’

4. Brushes – Foundation ( M.A.C 188), Bronzer ( Vega blush brush)

Turquoise blue and green eyemakeup - Products used for face

Products used for lips

Nude lips – Chambor silk touch ‘Silk Woods’

Plum Lips– Revlon Super lustrous ‘Plumalicious’

L-R: Chambor 'Silk woods', Revlon 'Plumalicious'
Lipstick swatches- L-R Chambor Silk Touch 'Silk woods', Revlon super lustrous 'Plumalicious'(without flash)
Lipstick swatches- L-R Chambor Silk Touch 'Silk woods', Revlon super lustrous 'Plumalicious'(with flash)

Final look :

Turquoise blue and green eyemakeup with Chambor Silk woods FOTD
Turquoise blue and green eyemakeup with Chambor Silk woods FOTD
Turquoise blue and green eyemakeup with Revlon Plumalicious FOTD
Turquoise blue and green eye makeup with Revlon Plumalicious

Which look did you like more- daytime or evening ? Have you tried turquoise for eye makeup ? Let me know your comments by replying below.

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Spring/Summer Look #1 Quick everyday look with colored liners

Hi everyone!

I am compiling a Spring/Summer Look Book featuring a series of looks and tutorials for this season. These will be my  interpretations of the Spring/Summer 2011 makeup trends and will be covering looks suited for different occasions – from light daytime looks to evening party looks.

Inspired by the colorful trends this season, I have already done looks with

These will be added to my Spring/Summer 2011 Look Book along with other looks that I will be doing in the coming days.

Hope you enjoy reading 🙂

The #1 look is a super quick everyday look which is pretty much everyone’s on-the-go makeup but with the added pop of a brightly colored liner. This season is all about bright colors- orange, fuchsia, turquoise, lime green and the list goes on. While black and brown are great colors for everyday lining of the eyes, they look very ‘regular‘. Adding a brightly colored liner instantly glams up your whole look without much of an effort.

Colors to look out for are brighter shades of blue ,green & purple.

On a well moisturized face, apply tinted moisturizer or light foundation, line upper lash line with black/brown pencil liner and apply a bright colored liner(turquoise, ice blue, parrot green, teal, purple,  silver/gold)  on the lower lash line ( or alternatively, bright liner on upper lash and kajal on lower lash line) and finish off the look with a little bronzer/blush and tinted lip balm/gloss.

Spring-summer quick daytime look with Chambor dazzle 'Teal' liner FOTD

Products used to create this look :

Products used for everyday makeup look with colored liners

FACE: MAC Studio Fix Fluid foundation NC 40 ,  Chambor Silver shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose Pale’ , Revlon Colorstay ‘Mineral finishing Powder #30 Sunkiss Radieux’ (bronzer)

LIPS : Nivea fruity shine lip balm ‘Pomegranate’

EYES :

  • Chambor Dazzle eye pencil ‘Black’ (the ‘regular’ black liner) [For lining upper lash line ]
  • Maxfactor ‘Ice blue’ liner [on lower lash line]
  • Lotus herbals kajal(water line)
Spring-Summer eye makeup look with Maxfactor 'Ice blue' liner
Spring-Summer daytime look with Maxfactor 'Ice blue' liner FOTD
  • Chambor Dazzle eye pencil ‘Black’ (the ‘regular’ black liner) [For lining upper lash line ]
  • Maybelline Vivid and smooth ‘Olive green’ (lower lash line)
  • Lotus herbals kajal(water line)
Spring-Summer eye makeup look with Maybelline 'Olive green' liner
Spring- Summer everyday makeup look with colored liner FOTD
  • Chambor Dazzle eye pencil ‘Teal’
  • Lotus herbals kajal(water line)
Spring-summer eye makeup look with Chambor Dazzle 'Teal' liner
Spring-Summer eye makeup look with Chambor Dazzle 'Teal' liner FOTD
Swatches of colored liner- L-R: Chambor dazzle(black), Maxfactor (ice blue), Maybelline(olive green), Chambor dazzle(teal)

Maybelline Vivid and Smooth, Chambor Dazzle, Maxfactor Kohl Pencil and Bourjois Kohl and contour pencils have really good shades + decent staying power.

Have you tried bright colored liners? Which is your favorite one? Let me know your comments by replying below.

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Soft green smokey eye FOTD using BeYu eyeshadow single

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This is a soft green smokey eye look I did today using BeYu  eyeshadow single #114 . I have paired this eye makeup with peachy pink blush with a little bronzer on the cheekbones and a peach-brown lipstick.

Green color by itself is symbolic of nature, life and freshness. When worn as eye liners or shadows green/blue shades add a pop of color to the face and are a welcome change from the monotony of black/brown/grey liners.

I’d been looking for a forest green shade without any yellow/grey/khaki undertone and my search ended at the BeYu counter where I found the perfect green I’d been looking for. Its a vibrant true forest green shade with frost finish.

This is the final look –

Soft green smokey eyes FOTD

EYES :

Products used :

1. BeYu eye base (not shown in picture)

2. Revlon eye liner crayon ‘black’

3. BeYu single eye shadow #114 (forest green shade)

4. Maybelline chai latte quad (for crease color and  highlighter)

4. Lotus herbals kajal

5. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

6. Faces eye shadow brush

products used for green smokey eye makeup

Steps :

1. Apply eye primer all over lid upto the brow.

2. Apply black crayon pencil all over lid and smudge using third finger.

3. Apply green eye shadow shade all over lid.

4. Using a fluffy brush , apply dark brown shade to crease and blend.

5. Apply highlight shade under brow bone and blend with crease color using some loose powder.

6. Apply kajal on waterline. Using angular/smudging brush loaded with the green eye shadow, smudge the kajal onto the lower lash line.

7. Lastly, apply mascara to upper and lower lashes.

Swatches of products used for green smokey eyes: L-R : browbone highlight shade , Crease color (both from Maybelline chai latte quad), BeYu eyeshadow with Revlon black crayon as base(without flash)
Swatches of products used for green smokey eyes: L-R : browbone highlight shade , Crease color (both from Maybelline chai latte quad), BeYu eyeshadow with Revlon black crayon as base(with flash)
Soft green smokey eyes

Products used for face :

products used for face: green smokey eye makeup

Products used for lips:

For the lips I have mixed 2 shades here : Maybelline moisture extreme ‘Chocolate Temptation‘(light brown with pink/peach undertone) and Chambor Truly lasting ‘Truly brownsugar ‘(true brown shade)

Products used for lips : Maybelline moisture extreme 'CHOCOLATE TEMPTATION', Chambor truly lasting 'TRULY BROWNSUGAR'
SWATCHES- Products used for lips :(l-r) Maybelline moisture extreme 'CHOCOLATE TEMPTATION', Chambor truly lasting 'TRULY BROWNSUGAR'

The final look (the green is more pigmented than how it appears here)

soft green smokey eyes FOTD
Soft green smokey eyes FOTD

I find darker shades of green very flattering for dark hair/dark eyes combination. For a more colorful and bold look- wear lime green+dark green combo or green+blue combo on the eyes.  A soft dark green smokey eye with dark brown on the outer corner and crease  is something that’ll suit everyone and a great way to sport a subtle yet colorful eye makeup.

Do you wear green eye shadows/ liners? What is your favorite way of sporting green eye makeup? Let me know your comments by replying below.

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'My pink lipsticks'- Swatches and FOTDs (updated)

Hi everyone!

Recently I did a post on my pink lipstick collection HERE.  Since then, there have been a few additions, thanks to all the recommendations by Natasha 🙂

1. Bourjois Sweet kiss lipstick ‘Rose delicat’

This is a muted medium cool toned pink. Read my review HERE.

Bourjois sweet kiss 'Rose Delicat'
Bourjois sweet kiss 'Rose Delicat'

2. Lotus Herbals pure color ‘Peach creme’

This is not a true peach but a reddish-pink peach hence included in the ‘pink’ category.

Lotus herbals pure color 'Peach Creme'
Lotus herbals pure color 'Peach Creme'

3. Lotus Herbals pure color ‘Pink Blush’

This is a deep rose pink shade- very flattering shade which would suit all skin tones.

Lotus herbals pure color 'Pink blush'
Lotus herbals pure color 'PINK BLUSH'(without flash)
Lotus herbals pure color 'PINK BLUSH'(with flash)

4. Chambor powder matte ‘Coral Reef’

This is also a deep rose pink shade – very similar to Pink blush above but more intense and pigmented.

Chambor powder matte 'Coral reef'
Chambor powder matte 'CORAL REEF' (with flash)
Chambor powder matte 'CORAL REEF'(without flash)

5. Revlon super lustrous ‘Plumalicious’

This is a true plum color with a metallic sheen which is appearing almost maroon in the pictures. Not technically a pink but I include it in anyway.

Revlon super lustrous 'Plumalicious' (with-flash)
Revlon super lustrous 'Plumalicious'

6.Chambor silk touch ‘Silk Star’

This is a shade somewhere between violet and pink- a little more violet than Revlon ‘Grape Juice’. Not a shade I would wear everyday but a good one to own if you’d like to wear a pink-violet shade.

Chambor silk touch 'Silk star'
Chambor silk touch 'SILK STAR'(without flash)
Chambor silk touch 'SILK STAR'(with flash)

With these additions to the lipsticks in my earlier post HERE, updated collection-

Updated pink lipstick collection :

L-R(without flash) : Chambor silk touch SILK STAR, Revlon super lustrous PLUMALICIOUS, Revlon super lustrous GRAPE JUICE, Chambor powder matte CORAL REEF, Lotus herbals pure color PINK BLUSH, Bourjois sweet kiss natural ROSE DELICAT, Revlon colorburst ROSY NUDE, Maybelline moisture extreme CORAL PINK, Revlon colorstay SATIN ROSEWOOD, Maybelline colorsensational EXTATIC CORAL
L-R(with flash) : Chambor silk touch SILK STAR, Revlon super lustrous PLUMALICIOUS, Revlon super lustrous GRAPE JUICE, Chambor powder matte CORAL REEF, Lotus herbals pure color PINK BLUSH, Bourjois sweet kiss natural ROSE DELICAT, Revlon colorburst ROSY NUDE, Maybelline moisture extreme CORAL PINK, Revlon colorstay SATIN ROSEWOOD, Maybelline colorsensational EXTATIC CORAL
L-R : Revlon colorburst ROSY NUDE, Maybelline moisture extreme CORAL PINK, Revlon colorstay SATIN ROSEWOOD, Maybelline colorsensational EXTATIC CORAL
L-R: Chambor powder matte CORAL REEF, Lotus herbals pure color PINK BLUSH, Bourjois sweet kiss natural ROSE DELICAT
L-R(with flash) : Chambor silk touch SILK STAR, Revlon super lustrous PLUMALICIOUS, Revlon super lustrous GRAPE JUICE
L-R(without flash) : Chambor silk touch SILK STAR, Revlon super lustrous PLUMALICIOUS, Revlon super lustrous GRAPE JUICE

This is a makeup storage box I got free with Lotus herbals purchase of more than Rs 500. I found it a little tacky at first but its quite useful actually.  It is quite sturdy and comes with a large mirror inside . I use this box to store my lipstick.

Free gift from Lotus herbals
Free gift from Lotus herbals
Free gift from Lotus herbals

Which are your favorite pink lipsticks? What do you prefer more- glosses or lipsticks? Let me know you comments by replying below.

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Bourjois natural sweet kiss lipstick 'Rose Delicat' : Review + FOTD

Hi everyone!

Today I’m reviewing Bourjois Natural Sweet kiss lipstick in shade ‘08 Rose Delicat‘.

Price : Rs 660

Quantity: 3 g

What the Bourjois Paris website says :

( The language may not be very correct since its French-> English translation)

Bourjois NATURAL sweet kiss Lipstick - Image from website
Bourjois natural sweet kiss lipstick

“NATURAL SWEET KISS LIPSTICK

100% NATURAL FORMULA
100% RADIANT SHADES

All the Benefits of Nature in one lipstick!

Its formula of 100% natural origin and Care Brings radiance to lips.

Enriched With magnolia oil and Shea butter, melting icts formula intensely nourisher lips, Leaving Them supple and Providing Them with 8 hours of moisture.

The intense and radiant shades illuminate your lips thanks to The 100% natural pigments selected for purity and Their Benefits: antioxidant green tea and soothing pink.

8 shades ranging from natural to The Most The Most Sophisticated and from Softer hues to more sensuous, beautiful lips for Naturally!”

Packaging : This lipstick comes in very pretty baby pink transparent  packaging with the shade number at one end and shade color (in plastic) on the other end. There is small silver knob that needs to be slid down to open the lipstick. The case closes with a click that ensures the lipstick won’t open while travelling.  Its easy to see the recognize the lipstick from outside because of the colored end of the casing.

Bourjois natural sweet kiss lipstick- Rose Delicat
Bourjois natural sweet kiss lipstick- Rose Delicat
Bourjois natural sweet kiss lipstick- Rose Delicat

Texture & Pigmentation : The lipstick is very smooth and soft though not as buttery as Chambor lipsticks. It glides easily on lips and gives medium coverage in single swipe. Coverage is buildable and true color is achieved in 2-3 swipes. It gives good hydration and even without lip balm underneath, lips feel supple and moisturized.

Finish: It gives a healthy semi-glossy finish on applying- its neither completely matte nor completely glossy.

Bourjois natural sweet kiss lipstick- Rose Delicat

Ingredients: The company claims 100% natural ingredients though complete list of ingredients is not given.

Staying Power: Staying power is a OK..about 2-3  hours without eating and drinking and it fades leaving even tint on the lips.Staying power is lesser when applied sheerly.  This is the most that can be expected from moisturizing lipsticks though some like Revlon Colorburst can survive meals also. This one, however, vanishes completely with eating and drinking.

Scent: It has a mild natural scent which seems like a mixture of lemon tea  and fresh green grass to me. The lemon tea is probably the smell of green tea which is included in the partial list of ingredients.

Shade selection:  Shade selection is quite limited. There are 8 shades in this range all of which  are pinks and peachy-pink colors with the exception of 1 red shade and 1 prune shade. All the shades are lovely though some may be a tad light for medium/dusky skin tones. Those who like pinks and peach shades must try at least one shade from this range.

The shade I own is ‘08 Rose Delicat‘. It is one of the subtler shades from the range and is a muted medium cool pink with a mauve undertone. Single swipe gives a very natural rosy look to the lips and 2-3 swipes gives its true color.

Bourjois natural sweet kiss lipstick- Rose Delicat (top: single swipe, bottom: 3-4 swipes)

The GOOD about Bourjois Natural sweet kiss lipstick :

1. 100% natural ingredients

2. Beautiful packaging which is sturdy and its easy to identify shades from outside.

3. Soft, smooth texture with good pigmentation and buildable coverage.

4. Good moisturization, fades with even tint on lips

5. Gives healthy semi-glossy look to the lips, keeps them soft and supple.

6. Does not settle in fine lines.

7. Beautiful shades. Though the selection is limited, the shades in itself are exquisite.

The NOT-SO-GOOD about Bourjois Natural sweet kiss lipstick :

1. Staying power is not so good..max upto 3 hours leaving behind slight even tint on lips. Completely vanishes with meals.

2. Expensive.

3. Limited shades though very nice options for those who like peaches and pinks.

This is how it looks on me-

Bourjois natural sweet kiss lipstick- Rose Delicat
Bourjois sweet kiss natural lipstick 'ROSE DELICAT'

I’ve also worn this lipstick  in my post on natural day time makeup HERE.

Final Verdict : The lipstick has a very attractive and sturdy packaging that will appeal to most women. The texture is quite soft, moisturization and semi-glossy finish is excellent but it loses points for its lesser staying power. The shades are limited though individually each of them are lovely. I would expect more quantity and perhaps better staying power at this price. Despite its limitations, its one of the lipsticks I reach for the most- for its beautiful color, finish and lastly the pretty transparent pink packaging! 😛

Rating: 4/5

Will I repurchase this ? If under discount or clubbed with an offer, most definitely YES! The shades are beautiful for everyday looks or to pair with dramatic eyes.

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