Friday, 11 November 2016

Fall/Winter Eyeshadow Looks with Morphe Palette

Here are the two looks I have created using Morphe's 35O-35 Color Nature Glow and 35F- Fall into Frost palette. They are perfect for day to night time and look flattering on any skin tone! 

                                       35O-NATURE GLOW

I am using the Real Technique's crease brush to add the base. Then added oranges and browns (3&4) to the warm up the crease. I used my fingers to add the shimmer colours to the center of my eyelid. I then used cool browns on an angle brow brush to intensify and define the outer crease. 

I repeated the shades on the lower eyelid using accent brush. To brighten the eyes, I popped a warm golden tone to the inner corners and drew a wing! Using the silver/gold eye shadow, I highlighted the brow bone. I then put on generous coats of mascara and highlighted the cheek using (10) and Voila! I'm done! 

                                        35F- FALL INTO FROST

Imitating the steps in the previous look, I used flesh tones to set the base. I then added a neutral brown to the crease. I placed the shimmer purple shade on the outer and inner third of the eyes, leaving the center bare. I used my fingers to put the purple pink shadow on the center. I blended it out using the brown shade. To intensify the crease I used the matte black shade. To highlight the brow bone, I used the beautiful moon dust grey mixed with silver.

To widen and brighten the eyes, I used the silver gold shadow on the inner corner. Defined the eyes using the same colours on the lower lid. I highlighted my cheek using the gorgeous golden shimmer (This is literally blinding!!). Last step is to throw on some mascara and winged liner, and Damn, Gina! I'm ready for fall! Woot woot :-)

That's it for the looks. Hope you liked em. Do let me know what you think! 

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Welcoming Fall with Morphe!

My favourite season is here! There's merriment in the air, countdown to Christmas, New Years and, fall makeup!

I have always managed to push through my beloved fall makeup onto the sunny months. Now that it is socially acceptable, I feel no prisoner's guilt! Having said that, let's move on to the star of the season- Fall Palettes! 
I have these two stunning palettes from Morphe ;35O-35 Color Nature Glow and 35F- Fall into Frost palette. 

Why these palettes? 
I have been looking to invest in a good warm-toned palette for a very long time. I wanted to get the Violet Voss's Holy Grail Palette, since, it has a good mix of warm neutrals and deep hues for spring and fall. But, it was out of stock and so was my patience. This is what it looks like- 

Searched high and low for similar pigments, but alas! found none to my satisfaction. It was a toss out between the pigment and price point. I didn't want to settle, and had my eyes on these palettes for the longest time. Morphe had come out with these palettes  In a nutshell, Morphe's shadows are super affordable, super pigmented and blend like a dream! woot woot
So I took the plunge and got em! 

Deets Please?
Each palette retails for $22.99. (shipping and postage charges excluded.) I ordered it from Morphe's website itself. Payment done through Paypal. The package delivered within 17 days in top notch condition. Super impressed! You can check out the Amazon counterpart, too, here though I'm not confident of its authenticity. 

The shadows are all immensely pigmented, especially the shimmer. Certain colours give a foil effect which looks absolutely breathtaking if you are creating a dramatic look. The mattes are easy to blend. Both pans have flesh toned colours that can make for a smooth base for any skin tone!

Morphe 35O Color Nature Glow 

A perfect blend of cool/warm browns and vivid sunset hues, this warm-toned palette has 35 pigmented pans of matte and shimmer. The orange hues are a treat to the eyes and the shimmer shadows are very creamy. The first five highlighting shades in the top row can give your Champange Pop a run for its money!

Here are the swatches:

Morphe 35F- Fall into Frost 
Array of richly pigmented satin and metallic colours ranging from golds to deep burgundys. This will be your go-to palette if you want a glamorous, sultry and bold eye makeup. Yet, the seven matte neutral pigments on the bottom row can help you accentuate the dramatic makeup, or create a clean base for every day use. 

Here are the swatches:

I have created two looks using this palette, I'll be uploading it in the following post. Stay tuned!

Friday, 2 September 2016

Plum NaturStudio All-day-wear Kohl Kajal Challenge!

I am taking the smudge-proof Plum NaturStudio All-day-wear Kohl Kajal challenge! The challenge- Plum claims that the product is 100% smudge-proof and water-resistant! Lets put it to test.

Before I begin, let me brief you about the product. The kajal comes in a regular pencil/liner stick form. What sets it apart from the others is, the bright purple packaging, gel consistency of the kajal and the PVS-free plastic shaft. This might seem a bit odd if you are used to the wooden body. But they come with the sharpener, making your job easy. It is preservative-free and vegan-friendly which makes it ophthalmologists and vegetarians approved! The kajal is soft, extremely pigmented to the darkest black. 



Voila! The claim stands absolutely true! The Plum NaturStudio Kajal is indeed smudge-proof and water-proof. And it doesn't fade, even after 12-hours. This is a must-have product for every working woman who wouldn't want the hassle of re-touching and cleaning smeared kajal. It stays put without smudging and streaking your under-eye area. It is priced at Rs 425, which isn't exorbitant, considering its efficiency. So go on, get beautiful lined eyes in just one swipe!

Thursday, 25 August 2016

August Beauty Favourites!

Hello! It has been ages, but I just couldn’t help posting another blog post about some of my favourites that have me raving this month. So, let’s directly dive into the August goodies!
While I have been loving the monsoons in Mumbai, it seems to bring about some bright rays of sunshine too, ergo, confusing the hell out of me and my make-up routine. So, here are some nude and neutrals for them sunshine beam and darker hues for when it’s cloudy. *Bonus* since we are gradually transitioning towards the cooler months, you could easily fit these products to glam up your autumn/winter look!

1.   Maybelline The Nudes Palette
Being an ardent admirer of neutral hues, I had to check in this efficient palette. It comes in a sturdy packaging with twelve gorgeous matte and shimmer pigments. It is extremely cost-effective with the price tag of Rs 899. (It was on sale on Amazon for Rs 647)
Mix and match the shades to create an effortless look for subtle yet classy look. It doesn’t look too bold and the shadows are easily buildable.

2. Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro Blush, Bronze and Brighten- Golden Hot
 This palette called out to me while I was browsing I had my eye on this for quite some time and decided to take the plunge and add it to my cart. And I definitely didn’t regret it. One of the best purchase so far. This palette consists of a blush, bronzer and highlighter. The packaging is sleek and portable. The bronzer is potent enough to warm up my NC42 skin tone. The golden shimmer particles infused highlighter is absolutely stunning. The pink toned blush is pigmented. A little goes a long way with this palette. Am I going to repurchase this again? Absolutely!
Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro Blush, Bronze and Brighten (Golden Hot) - Rs 850

3. Colorbar Nail Lacquer and Chambor Extreme Wear Transferproof Liquid Lipstick.
My go-to products this season, I have been reaching out to the Chambor Liquid Lipstick far more often. It is in the shade 436- a deep brick red colour with red undertones. Pair this with Colorbar’s nail polish in 02 Valentino which is in maroon. Double coat it for oxblood-shot nails!
Colorbar Nail Lacquer 02 Valentino- Rs 147
Chambor Extreme Wear Transferproof Liquid Lipstick (436)- Rs 845

Swatch of the shade 436

4. Colorbar Nail Lacquer, Colorbar Quick Finish Nail Lacquer and MAC Matte Lipstick
For sunshiny days, I like to brighten my mood with the Colorbar Quick Finish Nail Lacquer in 32 Rustiway. Like the name suggests, the polish is a gorgeous dense rust colour. On other days, the Colorbar Nail Lacquer in 79 Pretty Please 2 comes to rescue. It is legit the perfect nude nail polish that has brown with pink undertones. You can wear it with the MAC Matte Lipstick in Mehr. Mehr (Dirty Blue Pink) is a dusty pink colour that can instantly brighten up the face without going bold. It is highly pigmented with the signature MAC’s vanilla fragrance. You can also try the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Sultry.
Colorbar Nail Lacquer- Rs 147
Colorbar Quick Finish Nail Lacquer 32 Rustiway- Rs 195
MAC Matte Lipstick Mehr- Rs 1139

swatch of Mehr

I had so much fun playing with these palettes and colours, hope you had a good time reading the review too!
Until then keep hangin, keep glamin’ Woot woot J