Can you go uber glam without going heavy on your pockets?

 

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Generally when you see a makeup tutorial on Instagram or for that matter any makeup video what is the first thing you notice?
Yes,the extensive line of products.
Some hundreds of brushes which look the same, and you wonder if there is even a need to use so many brushes when you can actually do away with just a handful.
Then the second thing is the eye shadow palettes that seem to never end.
Again most of them seem to have the same colours and you wonder if just one palette could have been enough.
Well there is no end to the products that we see or the products that are used on the models (for example Dior foundations or Chanel lip colours).
Now what does an average income person think when they see these kind of tutorials.
Firstly, of-course they are attracted to the temptation of splurging on these brands when in reality their pockets might be too tight for it. But, they might end up giving up to the temptation and later struggle to pay the rent.
Or secondly, and the most common conception is that, only people who have hundreds of brushes, or only those who are the proud owners of an infinite number of shadow palettes, or the ones who use products like Dior and YSL in their “everyday makeup look” are the only ones who can “actually do” good makeup,or, to do good makeup we need to have all these things.
Well I believe that this is a “MYTH”.
Doing good makeup requires the skill and the eye for it, and you can easily achieve a great, chic, uber glam look using just one or two products.
Eyes are always considered a very important part of any makeup look.
They can either enhance your entire look,or make you look droopy and dull.
But is it possible to achieve a great eye look using single/two shadows.
Well YES.
Infact , I feel the lesser the product the more beautiful and natural you look.
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This look is just using one shadow from COLOR POP COSMETIC in the shade “COCONUT ”
For creating this look I used the most expensive brushes available.MY FINGERS.But everyone can afford them.I first tapped the shade on the eyelid to create a darker look and further used the remaining shadow on the outer lid to give it a well blended look.
The shadow costs $5 and the brushes were PRICELESS .
I did not use any eyeliner because I feel eyeliner make the look really heavy, so I went just for the mascara from MAYBELLINE.
The look turned out as I wanted it and was wearable during the day and at night.
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For this look I used another local brand that I purchased from Thailand.
It costed me around 20 Bhat which is the currency of Thailand.
I have used just two colours.
A deep purple all over the lid and a hot pink on the crease line to smudge the colour and give it more pop.
Again I went just for the mascara and no eyeliner.
This look is apt for night time when you want to go sassy and yet look glamorous and not-over-the-top.
So this is how I do my eyes.
Going minimalist and yet bold.
I love makeup but I like to make my own rule book when it comes to the application.
Every way is good way unless it doesn’t look tacky and makes you look old.
Going less is more.
Choosing the right product is all it takes to create a beautiful look.
So don’t go heavy on your pockets, but,go smart.

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What is the right lipstick type for you?

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A thing that makes all the difference in how your final look is going to be is the lip stick type that you decide to rock.

Weather your look will stand out or weather it will go down the trash is all determined by a simple yet very complicated decision that we all have to make.

Yes, the dreaded thing called lipstick, that almost cylindrical object which is somehow a half slant cut cone designed to be perfectly applicable along the delicate lip area and also the intricate sides, depths of which are deeper than exploring the caves of Iceland.(Got much feels?)

So you are all ready,eye look on point, perfectly chiseled cheekbones,and that baking!(don’t even talk about it gurll).

And now its the decision that will decide the future of your whole look..THE GLOSS/MATTE ON YOUR LIPS!

But how exactly do you decide which lipstick type to go for?

Well makeup is an art and a science at the same time.It looks really easy on the outside but involves a lot of physics on the inside about light,reflections,bouncing of light,even the prism etc to ultimately brig out the perfectly FLAWLESS you.

Now choosing a lip shade is not completely unaffected by it.

There are usually 2 rules that you need to follow when choosing a lipstick type:

RULE 1: YOUR LIP SHAPE

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Now this actually is the most important rule when it comes to choosing the right type of lipstick.A lot of this depends on the principles of reflection of light.

Gloss make the light reflect more as compared to matte.

With this simple reasoning if you have thin lips then you should go for glossy lipsticks at most time.This will give an illusion of your being more fuller then they actually are.

Similarly if you have thick or fuller lips then you should opt the matte dark colours as they will help in giving an illusion of reduced lip shape.

Also a lot depends on the colour selection.People with thin lips should go for more bright colours as they reflect more light, whereas, people with fuller lips should go for more darker shades as they reflect the light much less.

RULE 2: OCCASION AND VIBE

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This is another factor that should be kept in mind while deciding between mattes and glosses.

Gloss lip colours give out a very feminine, playful vibe whereas the matte colours give out a more strong classy vibe. You can opt for glosses during the day and mattes at night.BUT. There is NO RULE. Some mattes do have an element of gloss and can be worn all day long.Also mattes stay on a lot longer without the botheration of several touch ups as opposed to glosses.

Other than these things there is another trick that can be helpful to wear any type.

YOUR CONFIDENCE TO ROCK ANY KIND!

 

 

 

 

 

 

IS YOUR MAKEUP MAKING YOU LOOK GREY ?

Let’s be HONEST here. You did everything as she said.You applied the same shade or maybe a different shade from the same brand. You used the same brushes(Morphe, I guess?) and you imitated her as much as your budget allowed hoping to miraculously get the exact same look.

Now comes the dreaded part .Everything done,all steps complete and now it is time to finally look at yourself in the mirror with those too judging eyes ready to point out every flaw and every error that you have committed in the trial.Well,you look at yourself,and to your horror the nightmares becomes a reality.

Yes YOU LOOK GREY. You look sick. Your skin lacks the warmth ,the glow and everything else that you desired but couldn’t achieve.

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But why does that happen?

Why does the skin start looking grey when we in fact follow all the instructions as carefully and as precisely as we can.Well this is were most people struggle and this is were  little trick can help and save you.

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT FOUNDATION SHADE:

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With companies offering up to 40 foundation shades these days it may not be a hassle to get the right foundation shade but it can definitely be a hassle to get that shade match your skin.

So here are a few quick tips that you can use to get your foundation look amazing:

MIXING TWO OR MORE SHADES:

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This is a golden rule when it comes to foundations which most of us don’t care to follow or don’t know at all. Whenever buying foundations always make sure that you buy the colour which matches your skin. and to get that perfect combination you might need to mix two or sometimes three shades.

KNOW YOUR UNDERTONE:

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This is another very important aspect that we fail to take care of. Knowing your right undertone is important when you are choosing the right foundation.

our sin generally has two undertone-either yellow or red.

Depending on this you can always choose foundations that have a yellow undertone and further go for your shade.

MATCHING THE FACE WITH THE NECK:

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This is the last but the most important aspect that 90% of the people don’t know.

Yes,your foundation is only perfect when the face matches the neck without having to apply foundation on the neck).

This is because the skin of our neck is actually the skin of the entire body and once the face matches your neck the other things become a cakewalk.

So, the next time you go to buy a foundation or are trying out the foundation steps of your favorite you tuber make sure to keep these things in mind to get that beautiful warm glowing skin.

Happy foundation selecting ❤

 

 

 

MAKEUP- THE UNDERRATED ART?

THE EVER GROWING INDUSTRY OF BEAUTY. AN INDUSTRY THAT CAN PROBABLY ONLY SATURATE OR RATHER FACE A RECESSION WHEN WOMEN,MEN AND IN ALL HUMANS LEARN TO ACCEPT THEIR REAL SELF. WHEN WE LEARN TO ACCEPT OUR FLAWS: THOSE BEAUTIFUL FRECKLES OR THAT MOLE ON THE NOSE OR THOSE SMILE LINES THAT HAVE FORMED OVER THE YEARS BECAUSE OF THE LOVELY HEARTY LAUGHS THAT YOU HAD WITH YOUR LOVED ONES.

BUT UNTIL THAT HAPPENS HIS INDUSTRY WILL CONTINUE TO TURN AN ORDINARY PERSON WITH SOME GOOD SKILLS INTO AN INFLUENCER , A BEAUTY GURU AND SO ON.

BUT STILL SOME TIMES THERE IS A QUESTION THAT DISTURBS ME- IS THIS INDUSTRY UNDERRATED?

EVEN AFTER BEING THE NEED OF EVERY PERSON AND NOT BEING LIMITED TO ANY GENDER,RACE,CASTE AND SO ON WHY DO PEOPLE STILL NOT REGARD THIS INDUSTRY AS A PROFESSION THAT ONE CAN TAKE.

WHY DO STILL PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW THE “ACTUAL EARNING SOURCE” OF A PERSON WHEN HE/SHE MENTIONS THAT THEY WORK IN THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY?OR, IS THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY SOLELY CONFINED TO DOING MAKEUP TUTORIALS AND POSING THEM ON YOUTUBE?

WHY DOES THE CONCEPTION OF “ANYONE CAN DO THIS” ONLY APPLICABLE TO THIS INDUSTRY AND NOT ANY OTHER.

SOME QUESTIONS THAT ARE DEBATABLE BUT NOT IMPOSSIBLE TO ANSWER.

TAKING OUT THE BEAUTY OF THE ALREADY BEAUTIFUL PERSON WHO DOES NOT CONSIDER THEMSELVES BEAUTIFUL ENOUGH IS AN ART NOT EVERY PERSON CAN MASTER. IT TAKES A LOT OF PRACTICE,PRECISION AND ALSO A LOT OF FORE JUDGEMENT TO ENSURE THAT YOU BRING OUT THE BEST AND ONLY THE BEST OF THAT PERSON.

WITH THIS I WILL SIGN OFF.

SEE YOU ALL TOMORROW WITH ANOTHER POST.

AU REVOIR

BEFORE and AFTER MAKEUP~ POWER OF MAKEUP

Hey all my lovelies,

So today it all about the power of makeup!

From turning humans to zombies and zombies back to humans,makeup has power of immense transformation.

The video that we have here is the one related to those transformations.

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THE POWER OF MAKEUP

Hope you all enjoy the video.

See you soon with some new stuff.

XOXO

MORPHE 35O- ONE PALETTE MANY USES

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Hi guys,
So today I have this amazing morphe 35O makeup palette tutorial.
The one palette with many uses.
So in this video some of the major things like eye makeup, setting powder and contouring everything has been done using the morphe palette!
Enjoy the look and do let me know how you find it.
Love,
XOXO

THE GREAT INDIAN WEDDING !

Hey lovelies,

I hope you all are doing great.

So continuing with this series of ‘THE GREAT INDIAN WEDDING’ I am today coming down to the second function of the wedding.Now this function is very traditional and brides are expected to keep the makeup as low-key as possible.So what can a makeup artist in such a situation do?

Any guesses?

Yes my lovelies..you are right …go for the NO MAKEUP BRIDAL MAKEUP LOOK 😛

Makeup can be so deceiving really.. 😀

So for this function which is called the SHAADI KI MAJLIS my bride was given a very subtle and sober no makeup look.

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I started by going a little heavy on the foundation since it was a night programme. After using double coat of my M.A.C foundation(of course the quantity I used was not much) I continued with concealer.Now the contouring was really subtle.I went bold on the eyes by doing a smokey look and a golden eyeshadow. For the lips I used pink pop lipcolour just to make sure it neutralises the whole makeup.

Hope you all enjoy the look..

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Stay tuned for more.

All my love..

Toodles ❤