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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Chunky earrings and funky shades complete the look

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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