Nude Makeup Lookbook

Nude lips, nude makeup, nude colour dress, or basically being nude is my favourite thing. Haha. Don’t be naughty in your thoughts, guys. But being honest, this shade has some charm that everybody is going crazy for it. It is chic, it is classy, it is hot!

So today I am gonna talk about the nude makeup look which I created for my beautiful model Shivi. She has gorgeous eyes which I kept subtle by using Makeup Revolution Flawless 4 eyeshadow pallet.

I’ve been using Makeup Revolution product since a long now. Won’t say this is the best eyeshadow pallet that I have used but would definitely say for the price its worth it. For day to day makeup I would recommend this pallet as the formula is quite lovely and pigmentation is excellent for the nude shades.

I wanted to create a very subtle and everyday look, so I kept the eyeliner soft and didn’t make it bold. Eyeliner shapes the eyes and makes them look more lifted depending upon the intensity of the wing that you created while applying your eyeliner. You can always make your wing as high as you wish. I’ve used Kiko Milano Lasting Gel Eyeliner using an angular brush as it gives the perfect eyeliner shape. It’s very intense dark gel eyeliner and the trick to keeping your gel eyeliners away from drying while using them is to keep the pan opposite so that the gel eyeliner doesn’t get dried up as you can’t just open and close the lid again and again while applying that eyeliner. I’ve used false eyelashes by P.A.C which only costs INR 150-200 and would say they are quite reasonable.

Now coming to the base, I have kept it very simple and fewer products. I used PAC Ultra Studio HD Palette mixing two shades to achieve the glowing skin tone that I wanted for my model. This palette comes with an orange corrector and two darker shades that you can use as your base if it matches your skin tone or you can use them as contouring if your skin tone is lighter. In both the ways it works wonders as the consistency and coverage of the product are really good. I’ve been using it a lot in shoots and daily basis.

For this look, I really did not do much of contouring; instead, I used a bronzer on the cheeks to give that natural structure to facial features. I’ve been using Makeup Revolution Bronzer as it provides a very subtle and natural effect on the cheeks without making you look like muddy and very fake contour.

Finally, I completed the makeup look by using Faces Ultime Pro Liquid Matte Lipstick in the shade Nude Truffle. This shade is perfect for the nude lips that I love. This was the shade that I used in this look. However, I’ll be writing a whole new blog on “Nude lipsticks” that I just can’t live without and every girl must have in her makeup kit. Because nude will never go out of fashion.

Now finally I completed the whole look by using hair waver, a triple barrel hair waver curling tong which gives you the natural curls you want for your look. I personally use hair waver a lot on my short hair. It’s easy and gives that sexy curly hair look, that I love.

By just adding some chunky jewellery and funky shades, I completed my whole look. So this was my “Nude makeup look” which I created on my beautiful friend and model Shivi. And yeah, the matching top and palazzo that she is rocking here were bought by me from Ajio.com.

Lemme know what you think about this lookbook in the comments below. Till then be sassy and be nude! haha

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Nude Makeup Look
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Chunky earrings and funky shades complete the look

My 5 must-have Lipstick shades by Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick range.

Alright, I am a sucker for lipsticks, be it in the middle of a music festival, a class going on, eating or done with the food in canteen or just a random house party. The only thing that I remember even in my high moments is “reapplying my lipstick”. I would say it’s my obsession just like everybody has one.

Whenever I post any selfie on my social media handle, girls do ask me about the shades. So today I decided to list down my 5 absolute favourite lip shades from Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipsticks range that I can’t live without and a girl must have these shades in her kitty.

Brown: I remember I was in school probably 7 or 8 years old in the Nineties, brown was on a boom, and now in 2019 we are rocking this shade again. Its a must have tone in your vanity.

Maybelline New York Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick : Shade: 75 FIGHTER is one shade I swear by when I want a rusty look.

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Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick: Shade: 75 FIGHTER

Nude: Not only Kylie Jenner made nude shade so famous that nobody can stay away from it. Women from all around the world love nude lips and its so in fashion. But the trick for us “The Indian” beauties is, never wear nude lipsticks without a proper base as the nude colour washes out our face. It looks fabulous with smokey eyes look.

Maybelline New York Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick : Shade: 65 SEDUCTRESS is one shade I love to use in the shoots I do or creating that perfect date night look.

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Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick: Shade: 65 SEDUCTRESS

Peach: Peach is a beautiful colour that brightens the whole face and gives a very fresh vibe. You rock this shade with light colours in dresses and tops. It looks fantastic with a pastel shade.

Maybelline New York Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick : Shade: 130 SELF-STARTER is the shade I swear by when I want to look chic and elegant.

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Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick: Shade: 130 SELF-STARTER

Dark Brown: This shade comes in my “Bold” category. Whenever I wear this shade, it gives me defined confidence. A lot of women try to run away from dark lipsticks, but trust me, girls, this colour is not just bold; it provides that “Boss Bitch” look that I die for.

Maybelline New York Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick : Shade: 85 PROTECTOR is one shade I love to rock in music events. It gives a very bold and sexy vibe and trusts me you’ll get a lot of attention while wearing this shade from both the genders.

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Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick: Shade: 85 PROTECTOR

Purple: Now this is the shade that I get the most enquiries for, and honestly, I am obsessed with this one. Not only this colour just looks pretty and its something I get most compliments for. You can rock this shade with a day look, party look, ethnic or western look. It’s just “that perfect” shade for me that I can never imagine my vanity without.

Maybelline New York Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick : Shade: 35 CREATOR is the shade which I wear when I am tired and don’t want to do makeup. Also, its the same shade that I wear when I want to get ready and do makeup. Haha. Honestly, I am in love with the shade and trust me, you’ll also not be able to resist. It looks fabulous.

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Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick: Shade: 35 CREATOR

Maybelline New York Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipsticks are one of the most used lipstick range in my day to day life. I love the formula of this brand, and it works wonders for me. Not only the shades but the stay of these lipsticks is commendable. Not only I recommend this product I use it too.

Nykka.com is giving a fantastic discount on this lipsticks as when I bought them from the store I paid INR 650 each. However, you can shop these at just INR 520 right now. I have mentioned the direct link below. So enjoy ladies.

Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick

P.S. Remember, every human has a unique skin to body texture. It is not necessary that it will work for me so it will work for you too, vice versa. However, always moisturise your lips before applying any lipsticks as it will help you in not chapping the lips, and the product stays longer.

Two steps “Summer Ready.”

Summers! We all have a love and hate relationship with this weather always. It’s the perfect weather to show that toned body and curves in those short dresses which you recently bought and nailing it. Or the heat that burns and tans you. As I said, its a love and hate and relationship.

I love summers just for that matter, I don’t like wearing too many clothes honestly, and that is it. But talking about summer look, nothing gets complete without that perfect summer glow.

But how do we achieve that as Mr Sun is killing our vibe by being so hot and cruel? Well honestly being a makeup artist myself, I would honestly put it here I sweat like a pig and when I say that I mean it with all my heart and soul. HAHA. So wearing makeup every day on my face is not my vibe at all.

However, there are few products that I swear by every day, and it gives me that instant glow, without being worried about it at all.

All you need is the two simple steps and products that can totally transform your face into that glowing skin without much makeup on the front.

STEP ONE: I am an old school for certain things in life and sticking to certain brands is one of that thing. I absolutely love Lakme as a brand for certain things. This lip and cheek colour gives an instant natural blush to your skin. I don’t use it on my lips but its indeed my go-to product for natural looking blush and I love it.

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Lakme Lip & Cheek Color Mouse

You can buy this Lakme Lip & Cheer Color Mouse on https://amzn.to/2K1tywJ at just INR 420 after the discount.

STEP TWO: To get that dewy glow you don’t have to apply tonnes of makeup or highlighter, just a drop of Maybelline strobe cream can do wonders. Not only it gives your skin a radiant effect, but it also so lightweight that you won’t even feel that something is there on your face, and it lasts long.

 

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Maybelline New York Master Strobing Cream

 

You can buy Maybelline New York Master Strobing Cream on https://amzn.to/2WshDyL at just INR 487 after discount.

So these are the two simple steps and products that I use daily on my face. Two simple steps and you are summer ready.

 

 

 

THE 1920s- FLAPPERS

E703CD3E-3D9D-4552-AF30-7EA7EF2CD5ADIt’s always been like this if a woman is out there having fun with her life drinking, smoking dancing doing anything on her own terms it’s been tagged as outrageous. Well with that note I am gonna explain the look I absolutely loved creating from my favourite era “THE 1920s- FLAPPERS.”

In the 1920s during World War I women entered the workforce and received higher wages, which helped them in becoming independent and out there. The classic image of a flapper was a stylish young girl, who liked to party, drink alcohol and smoke openly. As women before this era were supposed to be homemakers and devote their lives to the family.

However in this era, women enjoyed dressing in lose shimmery dresses, would do finger waves in the hairstyle, liked to party and enjoyed their lavish lifestyles. Great Gatsby is a movie in which you can see a glimpse of the flapper lifestyle. A woman is always asked for her choice of clothes, fashion, makeup or living standards.

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But women of this era broke all the norms and enjoyed their freedom. They danced in the Jazz clubs, laughed, partied and enjoyed their sexuality. Well, they were stylish and confident. Smokey eyes, Red cheeks, Red lips and bobbed hair with finger waves are the key element of this look.

Flapper girls wore short, low hemline shift dresses which I absolutely loved. When you talk about era looks, you need to make sure that the clothes, makeup and hair everything should be on point. I bought this dress from  Janpat Market CP, Delhi at 800 rupees after doing the bargain for saving my 200 rupees (in which I suck big time). It was a day I must say!

As I was creating an authentic 1920s era look, I could not play with the makeup or the styling. I had to stick to the authenticity of the look. Smokey eyes, for which I used black kohl pencil and smudged it with the eyeshadow blending brush. Make sure you do it quickly as the kohl tends to dry faster and it’s difficult to blend it properly then. As they loved their blush, I used the reddest tone blush on the cheeks. To make that perfect pout I gave her those red lips.

When we talk about vintage looks, hair plays the most important part of the whole look. In the 1920s the women cut their hair short however they used to make finger waves. Which honestly one of the most difficult hairstyles, yet so classy.

There are different ways of making finger waves. I chose to create a wet finger wave look on my model. I used comb and lots of gel to create those waves without curling the hair. Let me know if you want a tutorial video on how to create finger waves and how I made her hair short for the look. Accessories like a hair accessory, pearl necklace, gloves were used to complete this look.

The 1920s would be my favourite era in terms of women’s fashion and how women changed their way of living. These women brought the change in society’s way of perceiving women. They were liberated women, who lived their life on their terms. Flapper would always be one of the most important eras in the history of fashion and makeup.

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Queen- Drag Queen Look

Drag queens. What is a drag queen? Well, a small introduction would be (mostly) a male artist who does a performance to entertain or self-expression to present their art by performing mainstream performances. Doing drag is an art to self-express and treats people with their exaggerated makeup, dramatic eyelashes, comedy and satire.

So when we talk about the drag queens, we talk about their “OTT” (over the top) look. Those entirely concealed eyebrows, bold eyeliner, sharp contour! Hey by the way people think that Kim Kardashian invented contour, though, in reality, we need to thank these queens for creating this beautiful and most needed process in our makeup today, i.e. CONTOUR.

I had to create this look in collaboration with a fashion styling student. I always wanted to create this look, and it worked as a challenge to create this look we needed to be over the top with the makeup, which I never did before. By the way day before the shoot, I couldn’t sleep with the anxiety, that how will I conceal the eyebrows in the middle of the night. I was watching YouTube tutorials at 3:00 am in the morning. Though it paid off well. So thank you all the YouTubers who share their amazing talent with us.

Covering and drawing dramatic eyebrows, sharp contour, heavy blush, choice of bold colour eyeshadows, dramatic eyeliner and eyelashes are the essential elements for drag queen makeup look. While creating this look, one has to make sure that they keep these elements in mind as we are exaggerating the feminine features of the face for this look as it’s done mainly by and on the male artists.

To conceal the eyebrows I used a Fevistick glue stick. The trick is to use it opposite to the growth of eyebrow until you fill in the gaps between the hair of the brow. Keep repeating this motion till 3 4 times and powder the eyebrow. Now the tricky part comes while doing this you need to place the eyebrow hair upwards to create an illusion of merging the hair into the skin which gives you an illusion of no eyebrow. You need to do this process until you get the smoother and desired result, which can be achieved by doing this process for 3 4 times.

The final step would be to cover any darkness of the hair visibility, use orange corrector to balance out the blackness of the hair colour and conceal the brow and start applying your foundation.  There you will get the entirely covered eyebrows, and you are ready to create the extravagant eyebrows.

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After concealing the eyebrows.

After drawing the desired brow shape. You need to choose bold eyeshadow colours, don’t be afraid to use pop colours and shimmer on the eyelids. Define the face features by giving the sharp contour on the cheeks and nose. To complete the look use any dark colours such as reds, browns, wine etc. on the lips. Just use the highlighter and voila! You are ready with the drag queen look.

Let me know if you guys want a video tutorial on how to conceal the eyebrows. Till then stay blessed and happy.

 

 

 

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Look 1

 

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Look 2

 

 

Comfort Zone!

Life is been quite surprising and amazing in the last few months. Oops! Just before I move forward let me tell you I am living awesome college life in Pearl Academy which I never had before, being a dropout in college. But as I say “When you wish for it, Universe works for it”. I love fashion, and everything related to it gives me immense happiness. So I decided to do Fashion Media Makeup course though it’s about to get over and that’s the sad part. But the good news is I am gonna be a certified make up artist now. Yayy!

So one of my batch mate Cherry decided to do an editorial look on me and I modelled (You know I love getting clicked, #1400 posts on Instagram haha). Being the sweetheart she is she gifted me a chunky neck piece, which is AMAZING! I love it. Thank you Cherry again. That piece inspired me to create the editorial look for my portfolio.

Initially, I wanted a business suit with a lace bralette. I wanted to do smokey eyes with sleek hair hairstyle and nude lips for this look. The look was decided, the theme was set now comes the main task i.e. the model. While scrolling up and down on my Instagram, I came across with Sanchita Arora’s profile.

The girl I met in Tomorrowland 2015 where we had the time of our lives. Crazy trips, lots of parties and memories that we can always cherish together whenever we meet. I would describe her as the fun-loving and the girl next door who’s always so graceful and proper in her business suits attire and I must say she always looks bomb! As I approached her she instantly said yes. What a darling she is.  However, when we were discussing the look she changed my vision completely. As she didn’t have the business suit I was looking for.

I asked what all clothes she has right now and she then shared the picture of the jumpsuit she recently bought from H&M. It was a Cargo Jumpsuit in khaki colour. And there was Sanchita posing for me in the jumpsuit the way I wanted. Now I no longer wanted to do the business suit look as soon as I saw the jumpsuit. So again I reevaluated the whole look and my neck piece was right at the place the way I imagined.

Coming to the look now, the smokey eyes were changed to the silver eye shadow I used to match the neck piece. Instead of doing the sleek hair I went for soft messy wavy hair. Bronzing was the key element of today’s editorial look. Keeping that in mind I had a vision of dark brown lips for her, however, she wanted to go with magenta as she is more comfortable in pinks and nude lip colours. But I could see her only in those dark brown lips. Being as amazing as always she is she let me do what I wanted to. And I must say she is the most cooperative and professional model I dealt with, and guess what this was her first shoot. Can’t make it by the pictures, right? After all the hustle bustle I must say I got what I wanted, the bold and beautiful!

Sometimes we should get out of our comfort zone and just experiment. Sanchita, darling you are amazing and thanks for letting me work on you. You are hawt !!

Stay tuned till my next lookbook!

 

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Rocking the complete look

 

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Lots of love!