It’s Wednesday all you lovely people, and this week’s #WISHLISTWEDNESDAY is all about a healthy pout! Now that we have mastered the art of picking out the best tints for our lips, why not work at plumping ‘em up real nice? Here are the top 5 lip care products that we are dreaming, wishing, hoping and praying to lay our hands on this week!


  1. MAC Tendertalk Lip Balm

The beauty house is all set to launch a new lip care product this June. Behold the Tendertalk Lip Balm, a color-changing lip balm, which adjusts its shade according to your skin’s chemistry. The hydrating stick will be available in five hues starting from a soft baby pink to a fierce berry shade.MAC-Cosmetics-Tendertalk-Lip-Balm-Pretty-Me-Up


  1. Dior Addict Lip Glow Color Awakening Lip Balm

Enhance the look of your lip stain while maximizing the hue for a gorgeous result with this backstage essential from Dior. The product not only lights up your pout with its natural color but also doubles as a moisturizing and protective layer.dior addict lip glow


  1. Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm

Plump up your smile with Burt’s Bees Lip Balm. The hydrating formula contains moisturising Beeswax and Vitamin E to keep lips soft and replenished. A final hint of Peppermint Oil provides that one-of-a-kind refreshing tingle to give you smooth and supple lips.burts bees lip balm tin

  1. The Body Shop Vitamin E Lip Care Stick

Give your lips a kiss of Vitamin E enhanced with SPF 15 that soothe and protect your lips against the drying effects of the sun, wind and cold weather.body shop Vitamin E Lip Care SPF 15 r


  1. Island Kiss Lip Moisturizer

Enrich your lips with a dollop of healthy organics with the Island Kiss Lip Moisturizer. Available in three flavors – Puerto Berry, Vanilla & Lavender and Cherry Blossoms – the lip moisturiser plumps up your pout with the natural goodness of organic beeswax, avocado butter, kokum butter and vitamin oil to name a few.c0f491f7-5735-457b-8f71-6e040f96dc8d


Or you could save your pennies and whip up some DIY lip moisturisers at home!


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7 Make Up Removers To Try Out This Summer

Gorgeous as we look with all the beautifying pancake on our face, it is also important to get rid of it before our beauty snooze. Why? Because, your skin needs to breathe too and moreover, sleeping with your make up on ruins the natural glow of your face. So put your skin care hat on and indulge in our selection of make-up removers.


  1. MAC Cleanse Off Oil

An oil-based concoction (well, duh-uh), the Cleanse Off Oil is not a “breakout siren”. It is in fact suited for all skin types (even really oil skin types). Owing to its strong oil base, you can be rest assured that this one’s not going to leave even a slight trace of make up on your skin.mac-cleanse-off-oil


  1. NARS Gentle Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover

This mild formula enriched with cucumber and chamomile gently wipes away even the slightest traces of waterproof eye make up to leave your skin clean and refreshed.nars-eye-makeup-remover


  1. Dr. Jart+ Dermaclear Micro Water

The immensely effective all-in-one formula by Dr, Jart+, the Dermaclear Micro Water cleans and conditions your skin in one go. The make-up remover dabs away the make-up, while simultaneously ridding your skin of impurities and brightening it.dr-jart-dermaclear


  1. Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes – Hydrating

These Neutrogena Towelettes are easy to carry, hassle-free to use and super effective. With one gentle swipe, the cleansing sheets condition, soothe and cleanse the skin. The hydrating formula is effective even on waterproof make up (yup, even waterproof mascara).neutrogena towelettes


  1. Clinique Take The Day Off (For Lid, Lashed & Lips)

The lids, lashes and lip make up remover by Clinique wipes away even the most stubborn of waterproof mascara in a jiffy. The formula is super gentle on the lashes and causes about zero


  1. Dior Instant Cleansing Water

A make up removing grail for all skin types, the Instant Cleansing Water tones and cleans the skin in one easy step. Fortified with powerful micelles, the formula traps all impurities and traces of makeup for soft and clean skin.dior instant cleansing water


  1. Lancôme Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover

A highly lauded make up remover, this product by Lancôme mildly cleanses your skin to reveal squeaky-clean skin. The bi-facial formula features a lipid phase that whisks away eye make up; and the water phase, which conditions the skin without a greasy


Feeling fresh and clean already, are we?

5 Lipsticks That Will Up Your Pout Game

Before you give this read a pass, let me tell you that I am not enlisting this season’s hottest lipstick shades. This list is in fact a compilation of the craziest R&Ds in the lip care and make up arena. From color-changing sticks to annoyingly perfect lip tattoos, here are 5 lip products that are anything but ordinary.


  1. Fran Wilson Mood Matcher

The sticks are available in a bunch of regular and some not-so-regular shades. Here’s the catch though, once you wear the lipstick, it changes color. Now, I don’t mean like a traffic signal but more like different shades pink, russet, maroon, et al, depending on your “body chemistry”. Also, the stubborn 12-hour formula enriched with Aloe and vitamin E is not going to fade whether you eat, drink or scoff down an entire human.moodmatcher


  1. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Crème Colour Concentrate

The 100% vegan and cruelty free make up cake by OCC can be used as an eye shadow, blush and lip stain. Enriched with emollients and humectants including aloe leaf extract, cocoa extract, and vitamin E, the smooth and super velvety texture coupled with gorgeous shades like golden, silver and bronze give a perfect matte metallic finish.obsessive compulsive


  1. Berrisom Peel Off Lip Tint

A Korean trend (of course), the peel-off lip colours are brilliant, actually. The three-step apply, peel and pout process is slightly time consuming but the results are mind blowing! And though this one might not be advisable for the impatient but if you can live through the tad lengthy application process, it’s worth the lip exfoliation.berrisom_mt_001_light-500x500


  1. MAC Lipstick Halsey

Grey is subtle – it’s neither endearing like black nor overly tranquil like white. It’s gorgeous and it’s on a stick inside a MAC case! The offbeat yet gorgeous slate grey lipstick by MAC is not much, still everything. The sultry grey is bold and when it’s on that pout, it’s nothing short of unique and strong.Screen Shot 2016-04-18 at 5.24.14 AM


  1. KA’OIR Glitzstick

The Glizstick Collection by KA’OIR is the perfect reason to step out of your matte-fied comfort zone and indulge in some crazy glitter. The Glitzstick comes as a box of shimmery lip glitters that can be patted onto your favorite lip stain or you could go ahead and buy yourself an entire Glitzstick package wherein you get the base color, the glitz and a complimentary applicator stick. The shades range from a brilliant white to a bold black. If you’re one for a little less OTT, try their Sparkle from the Lip Pop collection. Less shimmer and shine but tantamount chic!


Your best selfie is just a pout away!


It’s Wednesday all you lovely people and this week’s #WISHLISTWEDNESDAY is a guide to all the new products glistening and gleaming on the shop shelves and trending under #instabeauty. Here are the products that we are dreaming, wishing, hoping and praying to lay our hands on this season!

  1. Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C Hyaluronic Essence

This super magical miracle tonic is not just scientific juju in a pretty bottle. The essence is fortified with wild Arctic Cloudberry, Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C to visible lessen wrinkles, brighten your skin and promote firmer and smoother skin.Lumene-Bright-Now-Vitamin-C-Hyaluronic-Essence

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  1. Lancôme Miracle CC Cushions — Color Correcting Primers

These pigmented formulas by Lancôme come in a neat cushion compact to blend away any and every kind of pigmentation. The Miracle CC Cushions come in 4 tints – Green (for redness); Purple (for dullness/yellowness/sallowness); (Pinky Peach (for darkness); and Yellow (for redness/dullness). Your vanity kit is now no less than Photoshop!Lancôme-Miracle-CC-Cushion-Color-Correcting-Primer

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  1. Estée Edit Pore Vanishing Stick

Using Estée Edits Pore Vanishing Stick is nothing short of swishing and flicking a magical wand. A simple glide of the stick over the skin blurs the look of pores, creates an even skin tone, and minimizes the oily shine to give you a perfectly fresh and natural look.pore vanishing stick estee edit

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  1. MAC All the Right Angles Contour Kits

Snap into the skin of a flawless picture-perfect diva with MAC’s Contour Kit, which is available in four shades – light, medium, medium dark, and dark. The kits feature a smooth Cream Color Base along with a Shaping Powder and a Sculpting Powder. Be your own chiseled goddess now.

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  1. Topshop The Everything Sticks

These Everything Sticks by Topshop are everything you need rolled into one unbelievably nifty stick. Available in six different shades, it’s a handy blush, an mess-free eye shadow and the perfect stain for fresh plump lips. Ok, I think I might cry right now.Top-Shop-2

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It’s Wednesday all you lovely people and this week’s #WISHLISTWEDNESDAY is high on the contrast – we’re giving our make up product kits a touch of noir. No, it’s not an emo wishlist. But experimenting with a black pout here and a dusky wink there sound fun! Here are the products that we are dreaming, wishing, hoping and praying to lay our hands on this week!


  1. Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour 

#631 Orage

More like a midnight blue, the nail color is the perfect balance between vamp and chic. The solution is formaldehyde-free, toluene-free and DBP-free to leave your nails looking shiny without any harm.S159631_XLARGE


  1. Givenchy Noir Couture Mascara

#1 Black Satin

The 4 in 1 mascara by Givenchy creates intense volume, strong curl, infinite length, and ensures complete lash care. So flutter those heavy lids away while the mascara revitalizes and fortifies your lashes!s1442607-main-hero-300


  1. MAC Cremesheen Lipstick

Black Night

This sultry lip stain does not require any other shade or hue on your face. A bold product, the black lipstick by MAC with red and gold pearl gives your lips a lustrous finish with lasting color.mac_sku_MCF31P_640x600_0


  1. Tom Ford Noir Double Decker Eye Color

Night Sky

With a hint of shimmer, the two cream an powder based formulas can work together and on their own as well. The cream color gives the lids a luminous and solid finish whereas a dust of the powder gives the eyes a glam makeover.NMC1VYE_mk


  1. NARS Velvet Shadow Stick


Drench your eyes in this dark shade of the velver shadow stick. The products can act as a base or glide over and complete your look. Pair it with some smokey powder shadow or simply wear it alone.nars


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nude eye pencil

I’ve been out two nights in a row and my 32 year old body is taking a hit. I used to be able to do this in my 20’s but that time is clearly over. The problem is, I still have to look like the Ambika of my 20’s the following day, in the morning, at work (especially when I have meetings.) By that I mean, hydrated skin, eyes that aren’t bloodshot or weighed down by coin-sized dark circles. The eyes really do have it. They’re the first tell-tale sign of exhaustion. Lots of friends come ask about how I manage to look bright-eyed and bushy-tailed when I’m feeling like the opposite and I’m going to share my strategy with you. Other than a great concealer (which I will be devoting a whole blog post to next) the answer is …



I use a nude eye liner on my inner rim, like a kajal, and curl my lashes and it’s like I’ve had a full, rested 8 hours of sleep. Using your regular dark kajal will do the opposite and emphasise all the things you’re trying to hide. A lot of folks will tell you to use a white eye pencil, and I do as well, on occasion. But white can often be too stark and you want a natural look. Besides, while using a white kohl, make sure that the product doesn’t smudge at all, because otherwise, you’re going to have a white gloopy smear coming off your inner rim. Not a good look, at all. White eyeliner also resembles the colour of your sclera (the white portion of your eye) and that makes you look not just awake, but like a deer caught in headlights, if you’re not careful. White works better at night, with a smokey eye balancing it all out.

So, without further ado, click through for a list of the top 10 nude eye pencils which you can find your inner cappuccino with. Thoughts? Do you have any nude eye pencils to add? (We’ve deliberately left out Benefit’s Eye Bright because it’s a pale pink and doesn’t suit everyone.)