My Go To Smokey Eyes And Bright Lips

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Sunday, 22nd March 2015

Hello everyone!

I’m the kind of person who enjoys full-on makeup! Thankfully, I have been blessed with clear skin so I have nothing to hide but I absolutely love artfully done and well applied makeup. Think smokey eyes + bright lips all together! It may not be everyone’s cup of tea since people like to go a bit muted on the lip when doing a heavy eye. I say, bring it on!

This is my go-to smokey eye makeup. Its bronze, its gold, its brown, its gorgeous! I can do this look anywhere with anything that I am wearing and be confident that my makeup looks fantastic. When I don’t know what I want to do or when I have to glam up in a hurry, this is the look I always gravitate towards.

Here are the pictures :

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Products Used :

Face –

– Loreal True Match Foundation in the shade “Rosy Vanilla”

– MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in the shade “NC 30”

– Chambor Silver Shadow Compact in the shade “RR2 Rose Pale”

– Sleek Blush by 3 in the shade “Pink Sprint”

– Sleek Contour Kit in the shade “Medium” to highlight and contour

Eyes –

– Sleek Eyebrow Kit in “Dark” for eyebrows

– Sleek i-Divine Eye Shadow Palettes in the shades “Ultra Matts V2″ and “Storm” for eye shadows.

– Maybelline Black Gel Liner

– Maybelline The Falsies and The Colossal Mascara

– False Lashes

Lips –

Deborah Milano 24 Ore Lip Pencil in the shade “08”

MAC Matte Lipstick in the shade “All Fired Up″

This is it for my Plum Eyes + Peachy Nude Lips makeup look!

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Glittery Plum Eyes with Peachy Nude Lips

Wedding Makeup Look

How To Smell Amazing All Day

How To Make Your Makeup Last All Day

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Product Empties + Mini Reviews

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Makeup Look – Glittery Plum Eyes + Peachy Nude Lips

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Monday, 2nd March 2015

Hello everyone!

I have recently purchased a ton of new makeup (watch out for hauls coming soon!) because I was bored with my current stash and wanted to experiment with new products, So, I was playing around with everything and came up with this gorgeous plum makeup look that is perfect for a party/wedding. It involves a lot of glitter and dewy skin and I absolutely love this makeup look. You can expect to see a lot more looks since I’ve also been trying to get out of my comfort zone of neutrals and try some fun shades like greens, blues, purples and oranges.

Here are the pictures –

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Products Used :

Face –

– Loreal True Match Foundation in the shade “Rosy Vanilla”

– Benefit Boi-ing Concealer in the shade “01”

– Chambor Silver Shadow Compact in the shade “RR2 Rose Pale”

– Florelle Blush in the shade “Prelude”

– Sleek Contour Kit in the shade “Medium” to highlight and contour

Eyes –

– Sleek Eyebrow Kit in “Dark” for eyebrows

– Sleek i-Divine Eye Shadow Palettes in the shades “Ultra Matts V2” and “Storm” for eye shadows.

– NYX Roll-On Shimmer in the shade “Salmon” for glitter

– Maybelline The Colossal Liner

– Maybelline The Falsies and The Colossal Mascara

Lips –

Deborah Milano Lip Pencil in the shade “07”

Kryolan Lipstick in the shade “LC 150”

This is it for my Plum Eyes + Peachy Nude Lips makeup look!

Other interesting posts –

Sultry Cat Eyes with Matte Red Lips

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

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10 Makeup Blunders To Avoid!

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Monday, 6th January 2014

Hello everyone,

Today I am going to be taking you through 10 of the most common makeup mistakes that I wish people could avoid.

There are many YouTube videos and blogs that you can follow for makeup inspiration. Pick up any magazine and you will see a flawless face on the cover. No, celebrities don’t wake up in the morning looking that pretty. A lot goes into making them look as we see them. They have a crew of makeup artists, hair stylists and wardrobe stylists following them. However, on a daily basis we should aim to look and feel our best.

So, as promised in my last post, here a few of my personal makeup pet peeves and how to get past them :

1. Miss Cake Face :

This is one of the most common makeup mistakes. Cake face isn’t pretty. We don’t need absolutely full coverage on a daily basis, even if you suffer from acne scarring. It looks highly unnatural and attracts further attention to the skin.

The sun is NOT your friend. It will highlight any problem you have. Instead of caking on concealer, use a BB cream, tinted moisturizer or a sheer coverage foundation and spot conceal. This will not only even out your skin tone but also conceal any problem areas. Let your foundation cover most of the problem first then you can conceal if you need to.

Also, full coverage makeup is suitable for the night and flash photography. You can get away with a lot more at night time. If you have good skin, please don’t feel the need to use foundation, concealer and powder. Flaunt your lovely skin by highlighting your under eye area and using some powder to reduce shine.

2. Miss Glitzy Face : 

Too much glitter on the face can look creepy and unnatural. You should always use glitter/glow on one aspect of your face and own it. If you want glowing skin, keep everything else relatively matte. If you’re wearing glitter eye shadow then skip the gloss and wear matte lips. Dewy skin with sparkly eyes and glossy lips can sometimes look too much. It may look beautiful in magazines and on runways but it doesn’t translate so well in real life.

3. Miss Color Bomb Face :

Too much color on the face can look clownish. It is safe to stick to neutrals on a daily basis. Something that you can do to make your features look harmonious is match the color of your lipstick to your blush. You could also use your bronzer as eye shadow to create uniformity.

4. Miss Excessive Face :

A good rule of thumb to follow is to either play up your eyes or your lips. There may be exceptions like black smokey eyes with red lips which can beautiful during the night. But, on a daily basis, heavily kohl-ed eyes with bright lips can be a bit much. If you want a loud mouth, keep your eye makeup minimal with just a bit of defining on the top lash line and mascara. It will not distract from your beautiful features while still highlighting what you want to put forth.

5. Miss Different Colored Face :

I cannot stress the importance of matching your face to the rest of your body. Your face and your body have to look like they belong to the same person. Please accept your complexion and skip the fairer foundation or darker foundation, unless your body is tanned and the face is not.

6. Miss No Lashes :

Do NOT skip mascara! Mascara is a very important step in your daily makeup. The effects are beautiful! It opens up the eyes and makes you look more awake. I see so many girls with beautifully Kohl-ed eyes but no mascara! Why? Oh why?

7. Miss Red Teeth :

I will agree I have also suffered from this horrendous disaster. The best way is to use matte lipstick. If that isn’t your cup of tea then use gloss sparingly. Another wonderful trick is to take your finger and wrap a tissue around it and clean inside your inner mouth with it, that way, the lipstick that would’ve gotten on your teeth is now on the tissue.

8. Miss What Happened To Eyebrows? :

Eyebrows are such an essential part of your face that often get neglected! They frame your face in a wonderful way when done right. Do not over pluck them but do not leave them bushy and untamed. You can fill them in with brow powders, pencils, gels, brow pens etc. and set them with brow gel or hairspray. If you’re lucky and have dense brows naturally, just give them a brush through with a spooly and set them with brow gel/hairspray. Essentially, the color of your eye brows should match the color of the roots of your hair.

Always remember, if your eyebrows look great, people are going to notice how beautiful your eyes are but, if your eyebrows look wrong, they’re going to notice how bad your eyebrows are!

9. Miss Flaky Face :

Flaky dry patches on the skin are not attractive. Anything you apply over a dry patch will cling and only highlight the problem. Applying a good moisturizer suitable for your skin type is so important. Also, using a primer will help minimize pores and make the foundation glide on your skin. Your makeup will look fresh and last longer this way.

10. Miss Powder Face :

Powder is very essential to set your makeup, especially for oily beauties. But, overload of powder makes you look dry and flat. Only powder shiny areas like the T-zone and to set your under eye concealer. Use a light hand and before touching up your powder later in the day, blot the oil on your face with blotting sheets or a single tissue, then apply the tiniest amount of powder on top.

Makeup should be used to enhance your natural beauty and give you a boost of confidence. A mistake is not the end of time and don’t give yourself hell over it. There is always a next time! 🙂

Also, NEVER sleep with your makeup on. no matter how tired you are. If you really are too tired to wash your face, tone and apply moisturizer, at least wipe it all off with a makeup wipe.

I hope you found this helpful.

Thank you very much for reading!

Read my last post :

10 Fashion Blunders To Avoid

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Drugstore Makeup Haul

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The Body Shop Haul

Kryolan Makeup Haul

Skincare For Oily Skin

Huge Drugstore Makeup Haul

My Experience With Acrylic Nails

Amazing Inexpensive Products

Quick DIYs For Beautiful Skin

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Haul Series Part 9 – Kryolan Makeup Haul

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Tuesday, 17th December 2013

Hello everyone!

I had been wanting to go to the Kryolan store since ages but it just wasn’t happening! I finally told myself that I had to go and reached there at 7:10 pm because of immense traffic! The store shuts at 7! I was mega annoyed. But, the next day I gathered my motivation and decided to go again. This time I reached the store at 6:40! 😛

The store was open but it was on the verge of closing. By the time me and my friend were done, we had to leave through the back gate! 😛

The MUA and SA were both very friendly and helpful and they didn’t seem to mind us making them overwork! 🙂

This is what I got :

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1. Kajal Pencil – Rs. 150/-

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This is available in three colors : Black, Brown and Nude.

2. Brush No. 3612 – Rs. 160/-

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This brush can be used to pack eye shadow on the lid. I intend to use this as a push liner brush.

3. Brush No. 9863 – Rs. 500

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This is a fluffy crease eye shadow blending brush and it is very soft! 😀

Here is a comparison to the Kryolan Professional Art 3511 Brush :

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As you can see, the black one is fluffier and blends eye shadows beautifully. The smaller one is a good brush for beginners and it can also be a great brush for defining the “outer v” of the eyes.

4. Faceliner – Colorcode 50 ( Navy Blue )

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The concept of a “Faceliner” was interesting! I am sorry I don’t remember the exact price of these but they must be around 250/- or 300/-

5. Faceliner – Colorcode 22 ( Nude )

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This would be a great brightening shade in the waterline.

Keep in mind that they dry a little bit during the winter time but they’re smooth in the summers. You can solve the dryness problem by blowing a hair dryer on them before using.

6. Lipstick – LC165 – Rs. 300/-

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This is a brick red shade. If you’re someone who is afraid of intense reds then this will be a great starting shade for you.

7. Lipstick – LC083 – Rs. 300/-

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This is a yellow based barbie pink shade.

8. Lipstick – LC150 ( Nude ) – Rs. 300/-

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This is a coral-y nude shade.

Here are the swatches of the lipsticks :

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Left to Right – LC150, LC165, LC083

9. Liner – 915 ( Turquoise ) and 913 ( Purple ) 

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10. Dual Finish Compact ( 3W ) – Rs. 1200/-

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This is almost like a powder foundation. You can use it with a wet brush or sponge to achieve higher coverage.

11. Sponges – Rs. 125/-

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Just some sponges!

This is it for my Kryolan Haul!

I hope you enjoyed reading!

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Quick DIYs for Beautiful Skin!

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Saturday, 24th August 2013

1. Exfoliate!

Instead of using a Loofah Mitt everyday in the shower, use bath gloves like these :

These gloves will help to deeply exfoliate your skin and when combined with a moisturizing body wash, they will leave your skin dream soft!

Using a bath brush will also help the skin age better as it will promote blood circulation, dead skin removal and skin renewal.

2. Dry Skin?

Try this mask for instant moisture and to soften the skin :

Mix one Whole Egg, 2 tablespoons Full Fat Milk and 1 tablespoon Honey together. Apply on freshly cleansed skin and leave for 15-20 mins. Wash away with lukewarm water and the last few splashes with cold water.

The egg white helps to tighten the skin and shrink pores whereas the egg yolk is an instant shot of moisture and softens the skin. An egg is full of proteins and vitamins A,D and E.

3. Oily Skin?

Only apply egg whites without the yolk. Leave for 10-15 mins till dry and wash away with lukewarm water and then with cold water. It will tighten the skin, shrink pores and inhibit excess sebum production.

4. Lip Scrub :

Mix together Honey & Sugar to form an instant all natural Lip Scrub! Rub into your lips slowly in circular motions and wash off. Your lips will be instantly moisturized from the honey and the exfoliating action from the sugar will leave them soft and plump. Say goodbye to chapped lips!

5. Body Scrub From The Kitchen :

Its important to exfoliate the skin before any method of hair removal. Scrubbing removes dead skin and helps grip the hair better. After exfoliation, you will get better results from waxing and you will also get a much closer shave.

No need to spend on expensive scrubs! Mix together one cup of Chick Pea Flour / Gram Flour ( Besan ), 1/4 cup of Milk, 1 tablespoon Honey and a pinch of Turmeric. Scrub your whole body with this ( you can also use bath gloves for better exfoliation ) and your skin will feel so soft you will not be able to stop touching yourself! 🙂

6. Relieve Puffy Eyes :

Thinly slice cucumbers and put them on closed eyes. Lie down for 10-15 mins. Cooled white potatoes do the same trick too! You can also keep spoons in the refrigerator and put them on your eyes for an instant cooling effect to reduce puffiness.

7. Rice Flour :

This mask will benefit dry skin, dull skin, oily skin, acne prone skin, prevent wrinkles and sun damage!

Just mix 2 teaspoons of Rice Flour and 3 teaspoons of Honey. You can also add a teaspoon of Green Tea for extra anti oxidants. Apply it on cleansed skin and leave on for 20 mins. Massage for 30 seconds and rinse off! Your skin will feel better and look brighter.

You can also mix the leftover with sugar to make an instant facial scrub!

8. Fade Acne Scars :

Mix 4 teaspoons Lemon Juice, 3 teaspoons of Plain Yogurt, 4 tablespoons Honey and 1 Egg White. Apply on clean face and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

Lemon, Honey and Yogurt are all natural skin lightening agents.

9. Lastly, Drink Up!

We have been told and told to drink more water and for good reason!

a) Drinking more water can help relieve dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, wrinkles and spots.

b) Water significantly increases our ability to think and makes us energetic.

c) Water removes toxins from our body. Less water makes the heart work harder to pump fresh oxygenated blood to our organs causing severe health issues.

d) Drinking a glass of water before meals helps reduce weight since you will eat less. It keeps you fresh and healthy!

e) Dehydration is one of the most common cause of headaches so be sure to keep yourself hydrated at all times!

f) Regular intake of water improves metabolism and improves the digestive system. It also helps relieve constipation.

g) The kidneys work really well in cleansing and ridding your body of toxins as long as your intake of water is adequate.

I hope you enjoyed!

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Maybelline Diamond Glow Eye Shadow Quad in “Copper Brown” Review!

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Sunday, 11th August 2013

What Maybelline claims :

The most glowing diamond effect in 4 simple steps

  • Glow your eyes with diamonds
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Maybelline Diamond Glow Eye Shadow “Copper Brown”

Why You’ll Love It

•Glow you eyes with diamonds with the creamiest powder shadow ever launched by Maybelline NY!
•The most glowing diamond effect in 4 simple steps
•Exclusive technology with gem-like sparkles that do not crush

Expert Tip

Apply A on your entire eye lid and inner corner with the bigger sponge.
Blend B on your medium lid with the opposite side of the bigger sponge.
Blend C on lower medium lid with the smaller sponge.
Use D with the opposite side of the smaller sponge to line the lash line.

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Maybelline Diamond Glow Eye Shadow “Copper Brown”

My Thoughts :

If you are looking for an easy neutral palette, then this could be your pick. It consists of 4 shades ranging from a creamy shimmery beige to a dark brown.

All the shadows have a pearl/metallic finish. None of them are matte. 

This could be a go to eye shadow quad for college girls and for working women as it has shades that complement each other well and hence this helps to get ready quicker. 

It has 4 shades of copper/brown.

The packaging is sturdy and shuts with a click.

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Maybelline Diamond Glow Eye shadow “Copper Brown”

The first shade ( A ) is very shimmery. I like to use it for highlighting the inner corner and under the brow bone. Sometimes I will just wear mascara and highlight using this shade and manage to look fully awake and beautified.

The second shade ( B ) has a pearl finish. Slightly darker skin tones can also use this as a highlight color. It has very fine golden shimmer and looks beautiful under the brow bone and all over the lid.

The third shade ( C ) is my favorite shade in the palette. It is a beautifully pigmented shade of rose gold. I use this all over the lid. 

The fourth shade ( D ) is a dark brown with fine golden shimmer. It is not as pigmented but I like that because it gives a very soft look. I like to use in the outer ‘V’ of my eyes and under the lower lash line to create some depth. 

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Maybelline Diamond Glow Eye Shadow “Copper Brown”

Since they are so soft and easy to blend, there is no fallout. However, if you want them to last long, I’d advise using an eye shadow primer underneath.

I like that there is not too much shadow in this quad and I can actually see myself finishing it. ( which is rare with shadows )

Here is how it looks WITHOUT FLASH :

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Maybelline Diamond Glow Eye Shadow “Copper Brown”

Here is how it looks with FLASH :

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Maybelline Diamond Glow Eye Shadow “Copper Brown”

The GOOD :

1. Great neutral palette.

2. Easy to wear to college/work.

3. Travel friendly.

4. Soft and easy to blend.

5. Decently Pigmented.

The COULD BE BETTER :

1. A tad too expensive.

2. Dark brown shade is not as pigmented as the others. ( I like that but not everyone may like it )

Will I recommend and repurchase?

I don’t think I will have to repurchase this too soon but if I finish this up then I will. I recommend this to anyone who wants a quick look with shiny neutrals and easy touch ups throughout the day! I absolutely LOVE the shade ( A ) for highlighting! ❤

Price – Rs. 450/-

Buy it at any store that sells Maybelline like Shopper’s Stop, Lifestyle, New U etc. Or online here :

http://www.maybelline.co.in/catalog/product.aspx?prdcode=P5024901&catcode=F1_EyeShadow