make-up

5 Must Have Make Up Brushes

It’s one thing loading up on make up products, concealer and the likes, but stocking up on good brushes is what completes a good make up kit. Here are 5 brushes you must add to your kitty.

 

  1. Foundation Brush

Applying foundation using your fingers is okay, but what you don’t realize is that in the process, your face is also being exposed to the natural oils of your fingers. This may eventually lead to an oily and blotched face. Hence, foundation brush.foundation brush

 

  1. Powder Brush

Follow up your foundation with some set in powder using a big powder brush for maximum coverage and effect.powder brush

 

  1. Eyeliner Brush

This one’s a must if you are into high-end gel liners. The short and sturdy bristles give you an excellent grip and the ability to maneuver you liner in whichever way that you like.eyeliner brush

 

  1. All Over Eye Shadow Brush

Again, you finger can do the trick, but it is always better to use a brush because you can never get the same effect, angle or stroke with your fingers.eye shadow brush

 

  1. Blush Brush

Do we even need to explain why this one is essential? Your cheeks need and deserve a brush dedicated just to make them look peachier!blush brush

 

Brush off!

5 Contouring Kits For Spot On Cheekbones

A bit of bronze, a stroke of peach, some radiant highlights and eventually a solid jawline. We’re talking about contouring kits and the best there is in the market. Here are 5 contouring kits that have got us rooting for a perfectly sculpted face with a jawline that can cut ice.

 

  1. Lancome Le Duo Contour & Highlighter Stick

Handy to use and easy to carry around in your purse, the two-sided Lancome contouring stick is as effortless as using a crayon. The creamy formula gives you the desired contour without looking caked or patchy.lancome-contour-and-highlighter-stick

 

  1. Dr Jart+ BB Make Up Contouring Kit

Dr. Jart+ packs three cream based shades in a kit to sculpt out that perfect jawline. The lightweight liquid formula provides excellent coverage whilst hydrating the skin at the same time.dr-jart-bb-mate-contouring-123

 

  1. Tarte Park Ave Princess Contour Palette

The Tarte contouring palette comes packed with a highlighter, a sweltering bronzer and a blush to top off your contour with a nice peach tinge.tarte-park-ave-princess-contour-palette

 

  1. Clinique Chubby Sticks

Clinique blends contouring into your daily make up routine effortlessly. The easy to handle and use chubby sticks blend in easily, making you a pro at bringing out those cheekbones.clinique-chubby-sticks-curvy-contour-hefty-highlight

 

  1. Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette

The Kat Von D palette comes equipped with six solid matte shades – three highlighter and three contouring – to give a professional photo ready contour every time.kat-von-d-shade-and-light-contour-palette

9 Eye Palettes To Color Your Lids Trendy

Eye shadows are nice, but eye shadow palettes are great! The mere thought of all those shades caked up in one compact case is enough to give anyone the feels. It only gets better if the shades are surreal, the packing gorgeous and the effect head turning. Which is exactly what these 9 palettes are capable of!

 

  1. MAC Trend Forecast Fall 16

Leave it to MAC to pack an entire season’s color forecast in an eye shadow palette. The cream color shadows provide excellent coverage while giving a vivid shadow to your lids.MAC Eye Shadow Palette

 

  1. Tarte Wild & Free Amazonian Clay Palette

The limited edition eye shadow palette by Tarte packs 8 long-wearing shades that’ll take you from morning to night.tarte eye shadow

 

  1. Urban Decay ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’ Eyeshadow Palette

Bring some story book magic and drama to your make up kit with Urban Decay’s breath taking Alice Through The Looking Glass eyeshadow palette complete with an equally stunning packaging.urban decay eye shadow

 

  1. Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette

Packed with 11 matte and 3 metallic shades, the Modern Renaissance Palette includes shades from a subdued nude to a shocking mood. There’s one for every mood.modern-renaissance-eye-shadoe-palette

 

  1. Bobbi Brown Everything Eye Palette

As the name suggest, Bobbi Brown’s eyeshadow palette has everything. From a neutral tone to a dark smoky hues; from solid mattes to shimmery metallic; and from a smudge brush to an angle brush. It’s all you need for a flawless eye make up.Screen Shot 2016-06-28 at 10.18.22 AM

 

  1. Chanel Les 4 Ombres

Chanel’s multi effect eyeshadow palette holds four warm and earthy shades to give your lids extra definition.chanel eyeshadow

 

  1. Lancôme Color Design Eyeshadow 6 Pan (Jungle Pop)

Inspired by the woody palette of the jungle, Lancôme’s shadow palette features a balance of neutral and vibrant hues. Mix, match and layer the shades and explore a jungle of looks.Lancome eye shadow

 

  1. Sephora Collection Beautiful Crush Blockbuster Palette

Staying true to its name, the blockbuster palette is a burst of every possible shade of eyeshadow, cheek and lip stain – 128 to be exact. The palette boasts of 72 eye shadows, 18 cream eyeliners, 32 lip glosses, and six blushes to give you a new combination and look everyday!sephora eyeshadow palette

 

  1. Yves Saint Laurent Couture Variation

Inspired from fabric swatches, YSL’s limited edition palette gives you 10 shades ranging from dark mattes to light metallic to create a number of different looks.YSL 3614271333964_Couture-Variation_03

 

So which one will it be?

#WISHLISTWEDNESDAY: THE WEEK’S TOP 5 CRUSH-WORTHY PRODUCTS

It’s Wednesday all you lovely people and this week’s #WISHLISTWEDNESDAY is all about that face. And its need to be moisturized at all times. Here are the uber hydrating tinted moisturizers that we are dreaming, wishing, hoping and praying to lay our hands on this season!

  1. Bobbi Brown Nude Finish Tinted Moisturiser

A lightweight and creamy formula by Bobbi Brown, this tinted moisturizer blends uneven complexion and any redness, leaving your skin soothed, even-toned and well hydrated.Bobbi Brown CC

 

  1. Christian Dior Hydra Life BB Creme

Dior’s Hydra Life cream blends the goodness of a skincare cream with the perfecting and skin-evening effects of a foundation. The ultra light cream covers any unevenness to give you smooth, fresh and young looking skin.dior cc

 

  1. Dr. Jart+ Black Label Detox BB Beauty Balm

This beauty balm by Dr Jart+ works for normal to sensitive skin and helps in reducing dark spots, unevenness, redness and blemishes. The end result is even-toned, smooth and flawless skin.dr jart+ CC

 

  1. Giorgio Armani Luminessence

Fortified with SPF 35, the Luminessence CC Cream moisturizes and protects the skin, while the active antioxidants brighten up the skin giving it a natural “rosy glow”.armani cc

 

  1. Estée Lauder

Go through the day with Estée Lauder’s long wear and lightweight BB formula enriched with SPF 30. The luminous moisture make up gives your skin even coverage, ridding it of uneven skin tine and a more radiant look.estee lauder cc

 

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Avoid These 5 Mistakes For Flawless Eye Make-Up

A good eye-do can make or break you entire look. Not only is it important to pick out your shades and products well, but also it is essential to be smart and nifty when it comes to the application. Here are 5 blunders you must avoid while doing your make-up.

 

  1. Optimus Primer

It is of utmost importance that you start your eye make-up with a primer or a cream shadow. This step helps eye shadows stay on longer without your lids looking dry or patchy.patchy eye shadow

 

  1. Covering Up

Having stated the importance of a primer, it is vital to keep in mind that primers don’t have to be followed up by a concealer when applying a shadow. This will only cake up your eye shadow.

But when it comes to your under eyes, concealers are crucial. And not just any nude concealer, identify the color of your circles (purple, yellow, red) and cover up accordingly. Covering up the under eye in a triangular form, not straight or flat.Concealer triangle

 

  1. Cornered

While applying a shimmery or light shadow around the corner of your eyes can do wonders, using darker shades around the inner corner (or even on the lower lid) is nothing short of ghastly. This works only for Halloween.leighton meester

 

  1. Lashing All The Way

You may not always need to wear a waterproof formula, but it is advisable if you want to avoid black rims caused by the lower lashes. That said, using mascara on your lower lashes isn’t always necessary either. Do it only if you want your eyes to look really big and bold.

Also, mascara should be the last thing you put on. Absolutely and at all costs avoid applying the liner and mascara before the rest of your eye make up; and never (ever) curl your lashes after the mascara. It’s only going to end up in a massacre.bleeding_mascara__by_miss_vengeance.jpg

 

  1. Mind The Liner

Cat eyes are cute and they are trendy AF. Only if you do them right, that is. When doing a cat-eye always angle the wing upward, unless you’re aiming for a sad cat look.Cateye

Speaking of liners, avoid your waterline. Because either – if you’re lucky – it’ll go away almost immediately or bleed all over your under eye. *Cringes*

 

Flutter away!

Fast Food Is All You Need For Perfect Contouring!

At least that’s what Instagram user skelotim has led us to believe! Providing followers with a refreshing change after all the “regular” contouring regimes and tricks, Tim O has taken social media by storm, courtesy his food-inspired looks. Right from Skittles to Cheetos, he has drawn inspiration from pretty much everything in the confectionary aisle

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His latest video takes the food and make-up blend a notch higher as the artist uses various fast food items to contour his face. The best part – apart from the impeccable sync with Rihanna in the background – is that the results are amazing! The food contouring actually works! Or maybe you just need exceptional make up skills to make everything ‘work work work work work work’!

Watch the whole video and you’ll never feel guilty about purchasing a burrito or burger ever again.

Fat bitch problem number 347,🍔🌯🍟 when you’re such a fatty the only objects you have in front of you to contour with is a beefy crunch burrito, and a Mcdouble with Mac sauce. Let me tell y’all my McFivehead contour has never looked better! And when you don’t have a shovel to help guide you with your winged liner just use a French fry! I’m pretty sure using a French fry for winged liner will be the top trend of 2016, do you see how fierce my wing is?! Also peep the gorgeous new shade of Taco Bell lipgloss is! It’s called Diablo! The best burgundy gloss ever! And yes I know you’re all asking did you eat that food after contouring with it? I sure the fuck did! A fat bitch never lets any food go to waste. I hope my guide to contouring has helped you all successfully contour that perfect little chubby face of yours 😘 #makeuptutorial #makeupvideoss #justmakeupvids #brian_champagne #slave2beauty #hudabeauty #wakeupandmakeup #cakefacevanity #peachyqueenblog #makeupvideosdailyx #allmodernmakeup #makeupcoach #melformakeup #makeuplolz #styletv #makeup #makeupvideosonly #makeupvids #skelotim

A video posted by Tim O (@skelotim) on May 30, 2016 at 6:20pm PDT

 

5 Hacks To Pep Up Everyday Make Up

Can everyday make-up be, well, not routine? And that too with minimal time and effort put it? Because, let’s face it, not all of us have the will to wake up early and fix ourselves some spot on contouring and highlighting. Follow these quick tips to rev up your daily make up regime in jiffy!

 

  1. Line Up

Once you’ve mastered the art of the eyeliner, why not play around a bit. Now, I’m not suggesting an OTT runway liner but a simple double liner can do wonders. Or if you’re done with the boring black stuff, experiment with other colors on your lid and see magic happen!eyeliner

 

  1. Brighten It

Tired eyes? Conceal them with just a swish of light eye shadow or a shimmery nude or white eye pencil. Simply use the eye shadow/pencil on your water line to make your eyes look fresh and brighter. Step it up a bit by applying the same shade at the outer corner of your eye between the top and bottom lashes to make your eyes look bigger.bright eyes

 

  1. Cheekbone Contour Cheat

Skip the lengthy contour regime and get equally good results with just a few brush sweeps. Apply a sheer shimmer powder along the top of your cheekbones and just under your temples. Pucker up to find the hollows of your cheeks and dust a deep nude blush in the sunken area just under the cheekbone. Smile and apply a peachy blush use circular motions. Ta da! You have gorgeous cheekbones now!look-great-in-nude-makeup-1-1363285324

 

  1. Brow Code

A bold brow goes a long way. Comb your brows with a clean mascara applicator or comb and go Cara Delevingne using a good brow pencil. Not too much, just enough to give it volume and depth. Not only does this eliminate the need for highlighting any other portion of your face, but it also looks dope AF!bold brows

 

  1. Bronze Like A Boss

Your make up kit is probably the only place where a bronze can make you feel on top of the world! Here’s how to apply it right and not look like an Oscar trophy. Carefully sweep bronzer on your temples, along the sides of the face, and right under the cheekbones in a ‘C’ formation. Yep, that’s all! Psst! Avoid smearing bronzer around the center of your face; it’ll just make you look older.bronze

 

Now go rock your everyday look like a star!

 

5 Tips For Summer-Proof Make Up

Summer. The word brings so many good feelings to you – tank tops, flip flops, sundresses, crop tops, et al. But when it comes to pulling off some make up, the same word ignites nightmarish thoughts – bleeding liners, dehydrated lips, patchy foundation. *Shudders* So unless you’re planning to move to the Tundra region, stick to these quick make up tips this summer.

 

  1. Clay Masks

Summer means a lot of sweat and more oil produced by your skin. To reduce this, indulge in a good clay mask therapy once in a week. Find some great clay masks here.clay mask

 

  1. Waterproof

Well. Duh-uh, if your skin is going to step up the sweat and oil production, the best option is to turn to waterproof. Water-resistant mascaras also do the job just fine; it’s advisable to do a quick shower test though.waterproof

 

  1. Pop!

Another way to tackle summer is not by beating the heat but taking it in your stride. Embrace the sunny days with vibrant colors. Here’s how you can work some pop into your make-up.7-ways-to-Rock-that-COLOR-EYELINER-without-looking-GAUDY-cover

 

  1. Or Not.

On the other hand, if you’re not one for the fuchsias, blues and all that brightness on yourself, going au naturale too is a great way to tackle the season. Highlight the high points of your face with a bit of bronzer for some added glow in the Sun. Here are some products for going (almost) nude.nude makeup

 

  1. Sheer Relief

Ditch the creamy and heavy formulas and opt for lighter or sheer versions of the same. Not only do these feel lighter, but they also look great. For example, pick a nude or “invisible” lip-liner; and stick to lip stain or lip tint instead of a gloss or lipstick.sheer

 

Now go beat the heat, pretties!

The Ultimate Lipstick Guide For All Lip Types

Recently, celebrity YouTuber Lilly Singh a.k.a. Superwoman launched her liquid lipcolor shade called ‘Bawse’ in collaboration with Smashbox. And I won’t be lying if I say, “I’m a unicorn”. But here’s the thing, Lilly’s red looks smashing on her and on me it’s straight up odd. Why? Because I possess surrealistic blade-thin lips!Smashbox

Enter, the lipstick guide. What I mean is that if a red doesn’t look good on you, a russet might. And if a russet doesn’t, beige might. Follow this guide to pick out the shade that goes best with your pout.

 

  1. Thin Lips

Most people with thin lips may already know this, but for those who don’t, dark colors shouldn’t really be your pick. Go for lighter and more natural shades of pink, beige and nudes. Start by lining your lip and then fill it in for a gorgeous and fuller look.thin lips

Suggested: Bobbi Brown Art Stick (Brown Berry, Rose Brown, Rich Nude); Christian Louboutin Safki Lip Definer; Anastasia Beverly Hills Nude Awakeningbobbi brown

 

  1. Full Lips

Read, perfection. Sorry ladies, but I am totally J. Simply because while you discuss the latest crimson shade by YSL and Louboutin, I am here retouching my clear gloss. But no hard feeling y’all! Oh and, as if it’s news but you chicas can carry off pretty much every color but leave the nudes for the rest. Pretty please?scarlet johannsen

Suggested: Rouge Louboutin Velvet Matte; YSL Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-In-Stick; Dior Addict Lipstick (Black Tie)christianlouboutin-rougelouboutin-8052001_X001_1_1200x1200_1438602535

 

  1. Top Heavy Lips

You, woman, are the reason the ‘pout’ came into existence. You make the ‘duck face’ look effortless to the extent of seeming legit. And although, your pout is perfection, it’s okay to want to turn down the fullness at times. All you need is a darker and a slightly lighter shade of the same color. Fill in the fuller half with the darker shade and the lighter shade on your lower lip. Or you could just use a dark tone throughout and still look like a million bucks!Moroccanoil  "Inspired By Women" Campaign Celebration

Suggested: YSL Rouge Pur Couture Kiss & Love Collection (Fuchsia); Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet (La Diva); MAC Mattene LipstickYSL Pink

 

  1. Bottom Heavy Lips

One word, ombré. You can totally rock that trick on your fuller half. Simply fill in your lips with the desired shade and dab some white make up pencil or nude eye shadow on to the center of your lower lip. Blend lightly for a magically balanced and gorgeous look. Or, as mentioned earlier, go for a single dark shade and rock it. Ombré is cooler though. Just saying.1lily-collins-ombre-lip

Suggested: Givenchy Rouge Interdit Vinyl Color Enhancing Lipstick (Noir Revelateur); Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayonbite beauty

 

  1. Large Lips

Although totally kissable and unbelievably attractively, large lips can at time overshadow other facial features. Turn down your lip volume by wearing a soft matte color on the lip and highlight prominent features of your face – eyes, brows, and cheekbones, et al.kim-kardashian-01-600x800

Suggested: MAC Lipstick Halsey; NARS Audacious Lipstick (Vanessa, Juliette, Brigitte)Screen Shot 2016-05-16 at 2.49.13 AM

 

  1. Small Lips

Adorable as they are, small lips sometimes deserve due attention. Bestow them with some spotlight by picking up lip colors that have some shimmer, shine or gloss. These not only highlight your lips but also add a good amount of fullness.small lips

Suggested: MAC Lipglass Viva Glam Ariana Grande; Dior Addict Milky Tint; Chanel Rouge Allure (Pimpante)dior gloss

 

Important as it is to know your lip shape well and shades that suit you, it is also a good idea to practice some of these tricks before taking ‘em out for a spin.

 

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 irritation.clinique-take-the-day-off-remover

 

  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 residue.gallery-1462204415-lancome-bi-facial-makeup-remover

 

Feeling fresh and clean already, are we?