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My Foundation Routine

Hey y’all!

Finally I am posting a video that I had recorded almost a month back but never got the time to upload it. While I was preparing to film my last video (see here) I decided to also film my foundation application. This is how I wear foundation on a regular basis, if not everyday. I look weird because there is no other makeup on my face in this video so please don’t get scared. Lol.

I hope you find this tutorial easy because I don’t really use too many techniques or products. It is a very simple and basic routine.

Here is the video :


Tangerine and Teal Eyes

Hello Lovelies,

Here is another look I did yesterday. I am sure it is not hard to figure out that I love bright and colorful looks. A lot of you may feel that these looks are not wearable or you may not be able to carry it off personally and I totally understand that. I promise all of you that I will be very soon doing a series of neutral/wearable looks.

For now, I would like you all to see this tutorial and would love for you to give me feedback on how you like it.

Here is the video:

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:



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:



Purple Gold Smoke- A look using make-up products available in India

Hello My Lovelies!

First of all, I just want to express my excitement on winning the make-up contest kept by Lauren Luke. I know I have already published a post about it but seriously I just can’t get over it! I still can’t believe I actually won the first prize! I still can’t believe that she liked my look the best! Honestly, it has given a much awaited boost to my confidence that I am on the right path and I might make a name for myself in this field. This helps me believe in myself more and more!

But, everything aside the only thing in this life (obviously apart from my husband and my baby Fudge) that gives me ultimate happiness is Make-up!

Alright, enough of emotional stuff! Let’s get down to business. So, the look that I have done today is a much requested look. I have a lot followers from India and they always complain that they are not able to figure out what product to use because the ones I use in my tutorials are not available in India! So, I figured that I should do a tutorial using products from India.

Here is the tutorial video….


Here are some pictures…

Purple Gold Smoke



Purple Gold Smoke


The list of products used:


Lakmé Absolute White Intense Skin Cover Foundation shade 05

M.A.C Mineralized Bronzing Powder


Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in ‘Original’

Lakmé Tanjore Rush Quartet

Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner

Chambor Smooth On Liquid Eyeliner ‘Black’

Maxfactor False Lash Effect Mascara


Deborah Milano Blush in ‘Paprika’


Lóreal Paris Lipstick in ‘Peachy Apricot’



Wear-to-work/ Everyday look

Hello you beautiful makeup enthusiasts,

As I promised, I am back with a tutorial on wear-to-work/ everyday makeup look. It is a very subtle yet chic look which can be worn to work. So what is different about this tutorial? Well, I understand that not everyone wants to buy expensive products especially the ones who are still learning so in this tutorial I have tried to use all inexpensive products. This is a tutorial requested by a dear friend Sowmyatta Bhardwaj who herself is an amazing blogger. Do check out her blog:

Alright, so let’s get started.

I started by moisturizing my face with Olay active hydrating beauty fluid, followed by M.A.C prep+prime skin base. Let the skin absorb the product for 3 minutes.

Then I applied Revlon colorstay liquid foundation for combination/oily skin in shade ‘Rich Tan’ with MUFE duo fibre brush 55N in small circular motion to give an air-brush finish.

Then instead of a concealer I used Revlon colorstay foundation in shade ‘True Beige’ under the eyes and spread it with a fluffy brush and blend it with small duo fibre brush.

Next, I applied Revlon Photoready powder  in shade Light/Medium over the areas where I applied ‘True Beige’ foundation. This will a matte finish to all the foundation that you have used till now.

Note: I am not posting pictures of the foundation application because I intend to do a tutorial on my foundation routine.

Now to do the eyes, start with applying Urban Decay eyeshadow primer potion in shade ‘Eden’.

For eyeshadow, I used BH Cosmetics 88 neutral eyeshadow palette. The drawback of this palette is that it doesn’t have names for its eyeshadows. So, I will number the shade and put a picture to show what shade I have used. You could use the same palette or a similar kind of eyeshadow for this look.


BH Cosmetics 88 neutral eyeshadow palette

Shade no. 1

Shade no.1 applied on the lid area

Shade no.1 on the lid area
























First, I applied the above shade no.1 (sort of milky white) on to the lid area with M.A.C 239 eye shader brush.





Shade no. 2

Shade no. 2 on the crease area

Shade no.2 on crease area


















Then, I applied shade no.2 (slight orangish-brown color) on to the crease using Kirkland Borghese angled eye contour brush. Then using a clean M.A.C 217 blending brush I merged both the shades so that there are no harsh lines visible.




Shade no. 3

Shade no. 3 applied on the outer corner of the eyes.

Shade no. 3 applied on the outer corner of the eyes.





















Then, I applied shade no. 3 (bronzish color) on the outer corner of the eyes using a M.A.C 219 pencil brush. Then, using a clean M.A.C 224 tapered blending brush I blend all the shades together.




Shade no.4

Shade no.4 used as a highlighter over the brow bone.

Shade no. 4 used as a highlighter over the brow bone.























Next, I used shade no.4 as a highlighter on the brow bone using M.A.C 224 tapered blending brush.




Applied Revlon colorstay kohl liner halfway on the upper lash line and lower water line.

Applied Revlon colorstay eyeliner halfway on the upper lash line and lower water line.

Revlon colorstay eyeliner halfway on upper and lower lash line.

























Next, I applied a thin line of Revlon colorstay eyeliner in black halfway over the upper lash line and halfway on the lower water line.




Applied Revlon CustomEyes mascara in blackened brown

Applied Revlon CustomEyes mascara in blackened brown.










Next, I finished off the eyes by applying Revlon CustomEyes mascara in shade blackened brown on setting Length+Definition.




Applied M.A.C bronzing powder in matte bronze to contour cheekbones and jawline.

Applied Maybelline forever lipstick in shade sand

Applied M.A.C blush in shade coppertone on the apples of cheek.























Next, I contoured my face by applying M.A.C Bronzing powder in shade ‘Matte Bronze’ using Kirkland Borghese angled blush brush. I applied it on the hollows of the cheek, under the jaw line and sides of the forehead. This gives an instant slimmer look to the face 😉

Then I used M.A.C blush in shade ‘Coppertone’ by dusting it on to the apples of cheek using a Kirkland Borghese blush brush.

Next, I used Maybelline Forever lipstick in shade ‘Sand’ on the lips.

Last but not the least, I dusted Make up Forever HD setting powder to set the makeup using a M.A.C Kabuki brush.

So, here is the entire look….

Loving it!

you like?


without flash.

Final look of the eyes.

I hope you guys like this tutorial. Please leave comments/suggestions or whatever you feel like. I just love to hear from you guys!

Summary of products used:


M.A.C prep+prime skin base.

Revlon colorstay liquid foundation for combination/oily skin in shade ‘Rich Tan’.

Revlon colorstay foundation in shade ‘True Beige’.

Revlon Photoready powder  in shade Light/Medium.

M.A.C Bronzing powder in shade ‘Matte Bronze’.

M.A.C blush in shade ‘Coppertone’.

Make up Forever HD setting powder.


Maybelline Forever lipstick in shade ‘Sand’.


BH Cosmetics 88 neutral eyeshadow palette.

Revlon colorstay eyeliner.

Revlon CustomEyes mascara in shade blackened brown on setting Length+Definition.

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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