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Color Me Pretty- A Vibrant and Colorful Look

Hi Everyone!

This is your long lost makeup buddy and I am not going to give any explanation as to why am I back after almost an year. I mean, what explanation could suffice? So without further adieu, I will present to you my latest creation. This look was created on a whim. I had nothing planned or had no inspiration whatsoever! But, I love how something that had zero planning behind it turned out so pretty. *Smiles*

Let me share a secret with you- Makeup gives me the joy that nothing in this world can but what satisfies me more than that is the validation and approval of my followers. So, with folded hands I ask for everyone’s forgiveness for being MIA and I hope that I can create the same place in your hearts which I had before.

Here is the tutorial:

 

Hope you all like this video. Don’t forget to leave comments!

Love,

Prapti

Vibrant Purple Green Eyes

Hello my lovely followers!

I have been extremely lazy in updating my blog posts lately but trust me the guilt of it eats me everyday! So, today I finally decided to update it. Although, most of my followers who know about my Youtube channel and facebook page are aware of my latest whereabouts and makeup looks but I apologize to all my followers on wordpress who were not able to get any updates because of my laziness. I promise not to vanish like this again.

So, recently I did this very bright Purple Green Eyes with purple lips and got rave reviews from everyone. It was sort of my comeback tutorial because I had been MIA for a long long time. I had a great time doing this tutorial and love the bright colors I used to create it. I hope you all like this look!

Here is the tutorial video:

Here are some pictures:

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Tutorial – Green Black Smokey Eyes

Hello my lovely people!

I am back with another tutorial and this time I just went bonkers! Haha! I did a really dramatic black green smokey eye with very soft lilac lips. My idea behind creating this look was that the green shade should reflect from behind the black. I don’t know if I was able to achieve the same but I am happy with the end result. So, I hope you like what I have tried to create here.

Here is the tutorial:

Here is the collage:

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Tutorial: Black Brown Smokey Eyes

Hello my lovely people!

I missed you all so much! As I mentioned in my last post that I have not been totally out of action. I do post looks on my facbook page and I am proud that my skill is  improving with every look and that is why I just couldn’t resist making a video today. So here I am with a new tutorial video and I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed doing it!

Here is the video:

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Peacock Colors Inspired Arabic Eyes Tutorial

Surprise Surprise!

It seems like I am super refreshed after hibernating for a week and I am churning out posts after posts! Ha!

So, yesterday I received the package that I ordered from Amazon.com and I was so excited that couldn’t wait to do a look using the glitters that I ordered. I had been searching for good quality glitters in varied colors for a long time and my search ended when I found these babies on Amazon.com and the best part is that they are only $3.99/container. The quantity is pretty good too. Here is a link to the company website www.zinkcolor.com

This look turned out so pretty. It maybe a little dramatic for some people’s taste but it is definitely perfect if you dare to wear it bold 🙂

I hope you like what you see and like always let me know how you like it? I love your feedback!

Here is the tutorial video

Here are some pictures

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The most underrated makeup product – Mascara!

In my opinion Mascara is the most underrated product of all the makeup products out there (especially amongst Indian girls). Most women believe that this product is only for those who have short and thin lashes and want to make their lashes look thicker and longer BUT I beg to differ! Mascara adds a new dimension to your eyes and makes it appear wider and bigger. It doesn’t matter what kind of lashes you have short, thin, long or thick..a mascara will only beautify it. I too was a skeptic until I tried out the amazing variety of mascara’s that are available in the market and the huge difference it made to my entire look. This is one product is my absolute favorite and without which my makeup is incomplete. Whether you like natural, length, volume or definition..there is a mascara for every girl out there!

In this post, I am going to explain how I prep my lashes and the steps in which I apply my mascara. Also, I have created a mix of mascara formulas that are available in the market and how it makes my lashes appear after application. This will also be a sort of mini review of the products and I am hoping by doing this it may become easier for you to choose the right mascara for yourself.

The first step is to curl your eyelashes.

For natural curl– Place the curler at the base of the lashes ( make sure you do it carefully and not hurt yourself) and press the curler for about 3 seconds. This is good enough step to get a decent curl in your lashes.

After curling once at the base of lashes for natural curl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For dramatic curl – Place the curler in the middle of lashes and press again for 3 seconds. For further drama, place curler just behind the tip of lashes and press again for 3 seconds.

It is perfectly fine to use a lash primer before applying mascara but I personally don’t use it so I will not be including a step to prime lashes.

To apply mascara start from the root and wiggle your way up to the tip. Wiggling is an important step to keep the lashes separate.

 

So, the first mascara I am going to show is Christian Dior’s Diorshow mascara in black 090 (thickening+lengthening+curling). This mascara does what it promises and it doesn’t clump. It is one of my favorites but it has two drawbacks – it dries up very quickly and it has a thick wand which makes it difficult to do precision work on your lashes. This mascara definitely is worth a try for girls who are looking for volume, length and drama. It retails at USD 24.50.

After one coat of CD diorshow mascara

After second application of CD Diorshow mascara

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In just two applications you can see the difference. I personally apply 5-6 coats of this mascara for more drama (which is forbidden in a perfect mascara world where only a maximum of three coats is considered good but who goes by the rules and trust me the results are more than amazing) which makes it very difficult to remove even with a make up remover.

 

The next mascara is a drugstore brand which I heard rave reviews about and had to try it. It is L’Oréal Voluminous million lashes mascara in black/noir (Volume). Well, this mascara does provide the volume it promises but it is not one of my favorites. It has very wet gel based formula which clumps in the first application. It has an oscillating a.k.a flexible wand (which i hate, worst technology ever) and takes forever to dry. The good thing about this mascara is that it’s easy to remove. It retails at USD 8.99.

After first application of L'Oréal ML mascara

After second application of L'Oréal ML mascara

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As it is visible in the pictures, it adds volume but also clumped my lashes and make it appear as if I have very few lashes. This mascara may work for women with thin and short lashes.

 

Next mascara is one of my favorites for defined lashes. It is M.A.C’s studio fix lash mascara in black (Definition+Volume). This one mascara is a winner for women who want defined and voluminous lashes. It has long and thin wand with very tiny bristles which helps in a smooth application from root to tip without clumping. The formula is very pigmented and feels very light on lashes. This mascara is easy to remove and retails at USD 15.00.

After first application of M.A.C studio fix lash

After second application of M.A.C studio fix lash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the perfect mascara for definition and volume. It is a good choice for day wear or wear-to-work.

 

Next mascara is another drugstore brand which I just picked up because it had a unique wand. It is Revlon Customeyes™ in blackest black (length+definition and length+drama). It has a flexible wand with the two settings and I tried it with length and definition setting and I was surprised at the results. It was above my expectations. The formula was wet but applied without clumping and dried quickly. I was more than happy to get this result from a drugstore brand. It feels light on the lashes keeping the length and definition intact. The mascara was easy to remove and retails at USD 8.99.

After first application of Revlon Customeyes™

After second application of Revlon Customeyes™

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a very good option for those who don’t want to spend too much on a mascara and you get two looks for the price of one..yayy!

 

Next is a drugstore mascara which all girls rave about. It is Covergirl lash blast fusion in very black 800 (Volume+Length). It does what it claims to do. It has very light formula which I loved. It has short and thick wand and pretty spikey bristles so gotta be careful while applying. All in all I now understand why everyone swears by this mascara. This is a perfect drugstore brand to achieve volume and length. I highly recommend this one. It was easy to remove and retails at USD 8.99.

After first application of Covergirl lash blast fusion mascara

After second application of Covergirl lash blast fusion mascara

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This would be one of my favorite drugstore brand choices.

 

Next is the drugstore mascara I bought because I love dramatic eyelashes. It is Maybelline Volum’ express falsies mascara in blackest black. (False lash effect). I love this mascara. Although you need skill to apply this one because it tends to get clumped and needs at least 5-6 application for the falsies effect but if you do figure out a way this is best drugstore mascara for drama. It has a flexible spoon-shaped wand for smooth root to tip application. It is not so easy to remove and retails at USD 7.99.

After first application of Maybelline Volum' express falsies mascara

After second application of Maybelline Volum' express falsies mascara

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see it doesn’t show much in first two applications. It would only be a good option if you don’t want to spend a lot for dramatic eyes.

 

So, I hope the above information will help you choose your type better.

Let me know how you like this post or if you have any questions. I’ll be happy to answer. 🙂

Note: You can apply as many coats of mascara to achieve your desired look. I have shown only two coats to give a fair idea.

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