New Hair Cut + Announcement!

Hello everyone,

As you may have noticed,

http://www.aishwaryakaushal.wordpress.com is now http://www.glamourignited.com!!!

You may observe a few other changes in this blog over the course of a few weeks. I’m in the process of revamping this site to suit my style of writing. A major change is that now to leave a reply/comment, you have to click the “leave a reply” line at the top of the post.Other than that, I’m happy with how it’s currently looking. I’ve also made a resolve to upload more consistently with fresh content. I have so many posts that are ready to make their way on to the blog like shopping hauls from various places, makeup looks, outfit posts etc. So, keep an eye out for interesting new blog posts that are coming soon. Also, subscribe to this blog via email to receive them right in your inbox!

Anyway, I’m going through a major change in my life right now which prompted me to change my hair. They were long at the front and had started to appear limp with no body. So, I decided to cut some fringes and add some playfulness to my overall appearance.

And yes, I cut my own hair! No offense to any hairdresser out there, whenever I’ve gone to the salon to get a professional hair cut, they’ve always cut off more than I had asked for. It is majorly annoying when that happens as it takes months (read years!) to grow them out. I’m still not sure how I feel about my new hair style though I hope I grow to love them over the weeks.

Here are the pictures :

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You can find details of this look here – My Go-To Makeup Looks

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I think I might be able to finally accept that I now have bangs! 😛

 

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup (Foundation) Review

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Tuesday, 17th February 2015

What Estee Lauder claims :

15-hour staying power. Flawless all day. This worry-free, long-wearing makeup stays fresh and looks natural through heat, humidity, nonstop activity. Won’t change color, smudge or come off on clothes. Feels lightweight and comfortable. Now the flawless look you see in the morning is the look you keep all day.

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BENEFITS

Long-Wear: 15 Hours. Medium coverage. Our #1 makeup.

COVERAGE

Medium, Buildable

FINISH

Natural, Semi-Matte

FORMULA FACTS
  • Oil-Free
  • Dermatologist-Tested
  • Non-Acnegenic; Won’t clog pores
  • Fragrance-Free

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Price – Rs. 2750/- at Sephora India

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My Thoughts :

I had wanted this foundation for a long time after reading tons of amazing reviews on it. Since my skin type is oily, this seemed like the perfect choice for a full coverage matte look. I am in the shade “1W2 Sand” which matches me perfectly! There are a whopping 24 shades to choose from so you’re sure to find your match. It comes in a delicate glass bottle packaging without a pump, which is a major let down because getting the product out carefully without making a mess is next to impossible. If you want to use a pump with it, you can buy an independent one from MAC.

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It has a thick fluid consistency and sets quickly once applied to the face. This cannot be layered after it has set because it has a matte finish and can end up looking cakey. To achieve complete coverage, apply a thin layer and build it up fast as per needed. I suggest working on one part of the face at a time. After putting this on, I only apply a tiny touch of brightening concealer under my eyes and set everything with a light powder. Since I’m blessed with naturally spot-free skin, I do not need to cover much but, I’m highly impressed by how even-toned and flawless it makes the skin look. It does not feel heavy but because it is such a full coverage foundation, it is definitely not going to look natural and skin-like in the harsh sunlight. It is best suited for the night time, parties or indoor events.

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The lasting power of this foundation is commendable. It looks fresh throughout the day and doesn’t move around or transfer anywhere. Since I have oily skin, I usually need to blot my face with powder once or twice a day. I have had days when I’ve worn this at 9 in the morning, went to work and attended a late night party knowing that my skin is looking its best. This has quickly become my go-to foundation when I know I’m gonna be gone for a long time and need my skin to be perfect.

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Despite the SPF, it does not give you a white cast and looks wonderful in pictures. One thing to keep in mind is that this foundation is better suited for people with oily/combination skin type. If you have dry skin, make sure you prep with a heavy duty moisturizer beforehand. Using a primer will enhance the already impressive longevity of this product. I have found that the best way to apply this foundation is by using a wet makeup sponge or a wet brush. When I don’t have time to bounce a sponge around on my face, I like spraying a kabuki brush with makeup setting spray or MAC Fix Plus and applying a fine layer on the face. I suggest everyone with oily/combination skin to invest in a great foundation that will last throughout the day and give you the coverage that you want, while controlling sebum production. It is definitely worth the high price and I will repurchase it once I’m about to finish this bottle.

Rating – 4.8/5 This is how it looks on me :

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The Good :

1. Amazingly full coverage.

2. Makes the skin look perfect.

3. No white cast.

4. Commendable lasting power.

5. Doesn’t oxidize.

6. Easily available.

7. Controls oil and sebum.

8. Doesn’t break me out.

9. Waterproof.

10. Comes in 24 shades with various undertones.

The Could Be Better :

1. Not travel friendly due to the delicate glass packaging which is prone to breakage.

2. No pump.

3. Hefty price tag.

4. Will look cakey in the sunlight.

Side Note – I have a shoe haul, a Sarojini Nagar haul and an online shopping haul coming up! 😀

Other Interesting Posts :

Sultry Cat Eye Makeup Look

Chambor Powder Matte Lipstick Review

Wedding Makeup Look – Bronze Eyes and Red Lips

My Go-To Makeup Looks

Chambor Sheer Delight Ultra Matte Foundation Review

Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse Review

How To Make Your Makeup Last All Day

Product Empties + Mini Reviews

Amazing Inexpensive Products

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For any other query, feel free to write to me at queriesforaishwarya@gmail.com

Sultry Cat Eyes With Red Lips!

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Tuesday, 3rd February 2014

Hello everyone!

I was experimenting with my makeup and came up with this gorgeous look that is perfect for a party or a date. Especially with Valentine’s Day coming up, I wanted to show you guys a different and special look you can recreate.

I have always been a fan of mysterious winged eyes and this is just a step up from the regular wings that I do everyday. I paired it with bold matte red lips. Of course, you can opt for a nude which will look great too but I wanted to go all out! 😀

You can see it here in My Go To Makeup Looks

Here are the pictures :

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Products used :

FACE

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Makeup
Benefit Cosmetics Boi-ing Concealer
Chambor Silver Shadow Compact
Sephora Powder Foundation in Deep for Contour
Sleek Blush By 3 In Lace and Face Form in Light to Highlight

EYES

Sleek Eyebrow Kit in Dark, Ultra Matts V2 Palette for Shadows
Maybelline Gel Eyeliner in Black, Colossal Kajal, Falsies Mascara and Colossal Mascara

LIPS

Chambor Velvette Touch Lip Liner Pencil in RD-21
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick in Red Coat
Sleek Matte Me in Rioja Red

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This is it for my cat eye makeup look with matte red lips!

Other interesting posts –

Wedding Makeup Look

How To Smell Amazing All Day

How To Make Your Makeup Last All Day

The Body Shop Complete Strawberry Range Review

10 Makeup Blunders To Avoid

Product Empties + Mini Reviews

Thank you very much for reading! :-)

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