Mac Extra Dimension Blush – Sea me , Hear me (Alluring Aquatic Collection 2014 )

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I know the Mac Alluring Aquatic collection has been out since along time . But I wanted to do a small review on the Mac extra – dimension Blush in Sea me , Hear me from the collection . Im not fond of the limited edition collections by Mac  . I rarely buy them . But once in a while the packaging and the products itself of some collections are so good that I can’t pass by .

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The Alluring Aquatic collection Blush in Sea me , hear me is a extra dimension blush , which in other words the finish of the product is different when compared to the other Blushes.It has a shine and gives a highlighted finish . It looks very healthy and leaves your skin with the perfect glow . The color Sea Me , Hear me is a warm peachy color with gold pearl finish ,which will compliment  fair to Medium Tan complexions .

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The extra dimension  Alluring Aquatic collection Blush in Sea me , hear me is a very pigmented blush , which I guess is the case for all Mac blushes . I had a wedding this month and let me tell you I enjoyed this product allot . I went with smokey eyes , and Bold lips . I guess the reason behind it , is the Blush shade is very natural , leaving your skin looking youthful and glowy .

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Let us take a moment to talk about the packaging of the Alluring Aquatic collection . I absolutely fell in love with it , the water droplets effect and the duo chrome color sold me !

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Say Yes to Colour with L’Oreal Paris on Flipkart.com

Our 3 luscious, rich chocolate shades of Casting Créme Gloss all boast of a distinct personality that You all can identify with. Based on these shades, L’oreal Paris have created looks as they believe every girl will find herself in one of them!

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With this in mind L’oreal Paris are excited to announce the launch of our first exclusive Say Yes to Colour store on Flipkart where they will showcase trends for these characters that YOU set with us!

Golden Goddess

For Golden Chocolate – She is poised, she is elegant, she is classy, she is perfect! Your girl next door with a gorgeous smile and a sense of style. Golden Goddess loves her Sunday brunches and quiet dinner dates. She wears timeless colours and shines with the exuberance of Gold.

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The Golden Goddess in my eyes is Aishwariya Rai Bachchan . She is my style inspiration . The Golden Goddess is what I relate to the most .I love to dress up ,the way I feel in other words what floats my boat !  ( moment) . The girl next door who is caring , homely and loveble . But at the same time loves to feel special for those occasions . My style and personality go hand in hand .
The Other looks are :
For Iced Chocolate – L’oreal Paris bring to you Iced Diva! She is bold, she is stylish and she shimmers brighter with every step. She loves a Saturday night out or a lavish shopping spree with her girl friends. Jet Black dresses, stilletos are her absolute favourite! For more details
For Black Chocolate – L’oreal Paris bring to you a traveller, a wanderer, a dreamer – Chocolate Chic. She is spontaneous & loves an occasional long walk on the beach and dresses wild and free with crop tops, harem pants and bold jewellery.For more details
Let me know in the comments below which Personality / Look relates to you the most .Also there is a mega contest hosted by Flipkart & L’Oréal Paris where YOU get to win the entire look worth Rs. 10,000 on building their personalities even further.
Head over to Flipkart.com page more details.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion -Anti Ageing Review

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Product Description :
Meet your new best friend (with benefits). Get 24 hours of vibrant, crease-free shadow and minimize the appearance of wrinkles in 8 weeks. This formula not only locks shadow in place to give you vibrant, crease-free color that lasts all day; it also measurably improves the signs of aging over time. High-tech ingredients fight wrinkles and improve tone and texture, while optical blurring pigments create a subtle, soft-focus effect that instantly wakes up tired eyes and minimizes the appearance of redness, crepiness and other imperfections.
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My Take !
I know the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion -Anti Ageing  is pricey but I don’t regret buying it. I don’t normally approve of spending this much money on makeup, but I saw some youtube videos where people had used this and was so curious, I decided to splurge and give it a try.
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I used the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion -Anti Ageing  as a base and held up real nice on my skin and my make-up stayed on.But it did fade a little bit.My eyeshadow did not crease after hours of wearing it in these humid days.It is slighlty tinted but not much , and it does feel silicony , not sticky hence it doesnot work great for glitter or chunkier eye-shadows.
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But the Urban Decay Eye shadow Primer Potion -Anti Ageing  on its own is lovely , it leaves a gorgeous shine ,Wow! Not only does it make a big visual difference in highlighting your eyebrows and accenting your eyes, but it also works wonders in keeping your eye shadow color in place .Apply a very thin, even coat of the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion to a clean but bare eyelid. Do not put moisturizer on your eyelid prior to using Primer. Apply your basic eyeshadows and eyeliner . Im telling you , you will find a huge difference .But i feel for outdoor occasions I would prefer the stay dont stray .

Benefit Cosmetics Stay Don’t Stray Eye Primer Review

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Product Description :

Why we love it!
This dual-action power primer works 360 degrees around the eyes to make concealers AND eyeshadows STAY PUT. Concealers don’t crease, eyeshadows stay vibrant & true. Contains sodium hyaluronate known to hydrate and Vitamins C & E known to help fight signs of aging.

Stay don’t stray now comes in TWO neutral shades to suit all skintones (light/medium & medium/deep) and features a NEW “dip & dab” wand for easier application. Just a dab’ll do ya!

How to apply
Apply 3 tiny dots under your eyes & blend. Next apply 3 dots on eyelids & blend. Let set, then apply concealers & eyeshadows as usual.
Details -10.0mL 0.33 US fl. oz.Beauty tip
Wear it alone to help even out eyelid discoloration & under eye circles…it’s perfect for the no-makeup look.
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My Take !
I have really Oily eye lids , and when I apply a little heavy eyeshadows they do tend to crease within an hour .I have herd allot of mixed reviews about Benefit Cosmetics Stay Don’t Stray so I wanted to try it out myself .I have normal skin, not too dry or oily and it works great! I like to wear it alone, for a nice clean tint that lasts all day . The Benefit Cosmetics Stay Don’t Stray eye primer has a yellow undertone which helps cancels all the redness and veins from your lid . I comes with a Doe fut applicator which is great .
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The Benefit Cosmetics Stay Don’t Stray primer itself is not drying at all . It has a thick cream concealer consistency . I use my fingers to spread it , but you can definitely use a sponge for even light application
When it comes to eyeshadow primers, the Benefit Cosmetics Stay Don’t Stray eye primer is one of my favourite I own . I tried NYX and Too Faced, but this one works best for oily eyelids like mine .To me, it’s worth it to spend a little more on a product that makes my eyeshadow stay perfect for 6-8 hours, while it only lasted about 2 hours without primer. My eyecolor can survive Indian’ humidity and heat, a night out, and my oily skin when I’m wearing this.
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I wouldn’t even bother putting eye makeup on without the Benefit Cosmetics Stay Don’t Stray eye primer.A must have in your beauty regime if you want to wake up your eyes and give your eye make up a clean, smooth canvas to work over.
Usually, any eye make-up comes off on the tissue. This time, I noticed I dabbed after the 1st drop and there was NO make-up on the tissue.This is a proof how amazing the Benefit Cosmetics Stay Don’t Stray eyeshadow Primer is , and I think everyone should definitely try it out .

Givenchy Liner Couture Precision Felt-Tip Eyeliner Review

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Product Description :
The new Liner Couture is the essential ally for captivating eyes. Whether you want a subtle trace along the lashline or a more intense and glamorous line, its ultra-precise felt-tip lead never gets it wrong. The black colour of its lightweight emulsion is dense and intensely deep.
What it does:
This fast-drying formula is an essential ally for captivating eyes. The versatile formula can create a subtle trace along the lash line, or a deep, dramatic line that won’t smudge or flake. The ultraprecise felt tip never gets it wrong.
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My Take ! 
One thing I dont regret buying at all are good eyeliners .Because I use them almost everyday , they are my go to item. Sephora features allot of high end brands that we dont have much access in India so when I find a sephora I splurge . The Givenchy Liner Couture Precision Felt-Tip Eyeliner in Black had allot of hype surrounding it and the lovely lady who was working at Sephorarecommended it to me .It was pricey but non the less , I do like to spend a bit more if the product is really good .
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The Givenchy Liner Couture Precision Felt-Tip Eyeliner has a very precise felt tip applicator for the perfect winged liner . It was designed for precision application . The liner itself is very light and easy to hold .
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The pigmentation of the eyeliner is unbelievable . It is so so black . Just like Mac BlackTrack Fluid Line . The Givenchy Liner Couture Precision Felt-Tip Eyeliner finish is matte which I like . Especially if you have a smokey eye going on the lid or high pigmented eye shadows the matte Black liner does stand out . It doesn’t budge or smudge at all , I tested this baby during the humid sticky rainy season in India.
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I got this product a month back and it still feels brand new , the felt-tip is still flexible and sturdy , the flow of the liner is also very smooth yet .
I will definitely re-purchase the Givenchy Liner Couture Precision Felt-Tip Eyeliner . I don’t mind breaking the bank a bit when it comes to good quality products that I use .When you visit aSephora please try it out

Giordani Gold Liquid Eye Liner Review and swatches

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Description :
An alluring liquid eye liner boasting an intense gloss that simply glides on to truly add a littlemore glamour to your look. Luxurious, smudge-resistant, long-wearing formula and fine brush applicator means you maintain your elegance all day long .
 My Take !
 To start off with I dont have oily eyelids so eyeliners dont tend to budge as much .So as you know the monsoon season has started and so has wedding season so I put the Giordani Gold Liquid Eye Liner to the test , and the product delivered well.
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The Giordani Gold Liquid Eye Liner has a fine tip and the color is rich. I always use to top off my liner with some pencil- kohl/kajal to intensify the black colour . This alone did the job. It dried well and delivered great rich black color, dint loose its pigmentation at all.Bottom line, all liquid liners are more better in terms of pigmentation according to me, and with the Giordani Gold Liquid Eye Liner you can get all that -easy tip,sharp line, deep black, last long, non smudge, non smear, non transfer, non peel.
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It’s amazing with not smudging or any transfer to lower eyelid, so that means no more panda eyes with liquid liners.I did give it full 30 seconds to dry also .
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Another good thing about it is it does stay put all day, I mean I put it in around 9 am, back home by 10 pm and it’s still there. Which is what Im always looking for in an eyeliner whether its gel ,pencil or liquid. As I hate re-appying makeup.
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I would recommend the Giordani Gold Liquid Eye Liner because the small marker tip makes it easier to apply and stays out of your lashes. Price side it is on the more expensive end but why not for good quality and you do gt 7 ml which is great.
Rating:3.5/5

Realtechniques Miracle Complexion Sponge – Review and First Impression

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Real Techniques miracle complexion sponge:

 

If I was ever to be asked which makeup brushes is the best in the market , price and quality wise the only Brand that came to my mind would be Real Techniques . When they came out with the miracle sponge I was pretty hesitant, because I hate sponges . The fact that you cant thoroughly clean them and also tend to soak up foundation and to me its a waste . I rather use my hands .

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But let me just tell you , this idea and picture of a foundation sponge has changes allot . Hence I had to review the Real techniques Miracle sponge ASAP , and give my readers the low down. This sponge is easy to clean and even easier to use.

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As you can see the Real techniques is a oval shaped sponge with a pointed tip similar to the beauty blender . But the factor that makes the Miracle complexion sponge ! ,and  different form any other foundation sponge is that ; it has a flat side . The flat edge helps patting product and blending out foundation . Also this works well around the contours of the face especially around the eyes .

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The sponge itself is very soft and orange !! I absolutely love the feel of it against my skin . It feels like memory foam . I ran the sponge under water and it increased in size and became more pliable .The photo can clearly show how much it grew .I have never used the beauty blender , but I read allot of reviews online that say the Realtechniques Miracle complexion sponge gives better results , cheaper and more accessible . Its available almost everywhere.
Rating: 4.5/5

India Online Fashion Week – All Set !

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Jabong presents India Online Fashion Week, the World’s First Online Shop-able Fashion Week, where you can enjoy the fashion show and purchase all the elements of the entire look – be it the apparel, the accessories or the styling, at that very instant through the click of a button.For more information about the Designers looks , their inspiration etc

Here the schedule !

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So whether your tired of designing clothes for other designers . Sell your creativity under another persons name or label This is an amazing opportunity that will enable you to get that boost you need .The winners make-up artists will be groomed by a celebrity mentor in the creation of the first ever India Online Fashion Week. The collection displayed at the IOFW will be sold on Jabong.com giving artists across categories a once-in-a-life time opportunity.

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For more details on the IOFW designer category click for pictures and more information This event would not haven taken place if it wasnt for the sposnsers .

  • Media Partner NDTV Good Times
  • Radio Partner 92.7 Big FM
  • Makeup Partner Revlon
  • Hair Styling Partner Philips
  • Accessories Partner Ziveg

They are responsible for taking this to the next level .Visit here For more details of the sponsors

They are eminent people from the Fashion and Film and Media industry . Which will enable them to branch out new opportunities and understand the whole experience .
  • Yami Gautam-Actor
  • Rashmi Virmani,-fashion choreographer
  • Sushmendra Dubey-Photographer
  • Samantha Kochhar-Make Up & Hair Stylist
  • Samant Chauhan-Fashion Designer
  • Rod Anker-Hair Stylist
  • Akash Das-Veteran Photographer

Visit -http://www.iofw.com/

Giordani Gold Jewel Lipstick Review – Cerise Pink and Eternal Red

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Product Description :
Cashmere-soft lipstick featuring a powerful blend of moisturizers for beautifully conditioned and hydrated lips all day. Intense color in classical shades with a lusciously creamy finish and medium coverage that lasts for hours. Presented in an exquisite golden designer case, this is the true jewel of your handbag.
 My Take !
Giordani Gold Jewel Lipstick is supposed to give you a “velvety moisturized look,” while still having the hydrating, comfortable feel of a balm.The Giordani Gold Jewel Lipstick is mostly full color coverage, and the texture was light-medium in thickness–noticeable but not heavy. The ultra-light, sensual texture leaves lips feeling soft and hydrated for up to 8 hours and is ideal for year round use .
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I got the shade Cerise Pink and Eternal Red . The Giordani Gold Jewel Lipstick Eternal Red is a lovely luscious Red . It is very pigmented , but you can sheer it out . As I said they are very moisturizing and comfortable on the lips . When you first apply this on your lips , it looks shiny but later on it sets and leaves your lips looking velvety . Not matte but a slight sheen .
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The other shade I got was called Cerise Pink . Let me tell you this is my favorite lipstick of the moment . The Giordani Gold Jewel Lipstick in Cerise Pink is the perfect bluish pink . This shade is the perfect ‘My lips but better’ . I absolutely loved it . It can be used as a day time tinted lip Balm . You can layer it up to get the Bullet colour . If you are going back to college I would recommend the Giordani Gold Jewel Lipstick in shade Cerise Pink .
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I have reviewed allot of lispticks , from drugstore/hight-street to High end . The Giordani Gold Jewel Lipsticks are by far the best . In terms of pigmentation , texture , Price and packaging . Let us take a moment to talk how pretty the Giordani Gold Jewel Lipsticks are . It is soo luxurious , and fancy looking .They are a little heavy , kind off like a Ysl Lipsticks.
I would totally recommend the Giordani Gold Jewel Lipsticks , I have all good to say about these beauties and would totally recommend them .I am planning to get more of the lovely shades of the Giordani Gold Jewel Lipsticks and Review them . They have 10 intense colors to offer from nudes to dark reds , something for everyone .
Rating :4.5
Price :Rs 649/-, £13.95

Aishwarya Rai Cannes 2014 Makeup

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Cannes Film festival is a fashion and Beauty Galore . I’m always on the look out for the best dresses . L’Oreal Paris Brand ambassadors / spokesperson Aishwarya Rai walks the Red carpet every year along with Sonam Kapoor , Frieda Pinto at the Cannes Film Festival . There were allot of bitter talks regarding Aishwaria Rai Cannes 2013 Look , but seems like she redeemed herself . Although in my eyes she is a true Indian Beauty .

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Aishwaria Rai wore a Roberto Cavalli Gold and Silver Gown for the Cannes film festival 2014 . It was a gorgeous Fish cut , floor length gown with a small elegant trail . She paired it with Minimal accessories and Bold lips . Aishwaria Rai’s was rocking the mermaid curls , which complimented her whole ethereal goddess look .

 

I created a 10 step process to get the Aishwaria Rai Cannes Film Festival 2014 look / Makeup Breakdown according to me .
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Prime your face with Moisturiser or Primer , for your makeup to last all night and create a seamless base for your foundation .
1.Aishwarya Rai’s foundation looks full coverage yet photo friendly . I choose the L’Oreal Paris True Match Foundation as it has a matt finish , yet looks very natural . If you have dry skin  you can go for the L’Oreal Paris Matte Morphose Foundation , which has High coverage and less spf . Both of these Foundations blend amazing and provide a velvety base . Blend the foundation with the Real techniques Buffing brush for a natural finish .
2.If you have Oily to Combination skin , I would recommend to set your makeup with a Matte Pressed Powder . The L’Oreal true match pressed Powder is an amazing option . Aishwarya Rai skin does look glowy but not greasy .
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3. Aishwarya Rai had a mild contour going on . As I have said previously , a little bit of contour can make the major difference in photographs , especially at the Cannes where your going to be photographed from every angle .I would recommend the Bourjois Paris chocolate Bronzer for a matte look , or the Bourjois Paris Blush in Amber D’Or for a more summery glow .
4.She had a Rosy-peachy Blush that gave her the perfect youthful flush in her skin . I found theMaybelline Cheeky Glow Blush in fresh coral.Blend it with a fluffy brush for a more natural look.
5.After removing excess shine . Its time to use some Highlighter on the top points of your face ,places that naturally catch the light . Aishwarya Rai’s makeup look youthful , with precise highlighting . The Benefit High Beam is a Natural highlighter , which leaves your skin with the perfect sheen and glow . Apply it to the tops of your cheeks , down the bridge of your nose to get that Aishwarya Rai glowy youthful 2014 Cannes look.
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6. Aishwarya Rai for the Cannes 2014 had some bold brows going on . Even though they had a natural shape , they were filled-in pretty heavily . I would recommend Mac Charcoal Browns for brunettes . Use the Real Techniques Angle Brush for precise application .
7. It looked like she dint have much going on her lids . It looks from the pictures like she had a white gold eye-shadow throughout her lid and and in the inner corner . It is hard to see because all the pictures her eyes are open . Apply it evenly with the help of a fluffy brush and blend it till the brows .The Gold also emphasized the blue in her eyes
8. Aishwarya Rai’s eyes are the most dominant feature . To accentuate her almond shape eyes . It was a perfect cat eye , with a small flick . Nothing too dramatic . The Mac Gel eye-liner in Blacktrack is perfect and Long lasting .Use a precise Eyeliner brush like the Real techniques eyeliner Brush , take your time to create the perfect wing .
9.She had a little bit of Kohl in her top and bottom water Line .The L’Oreal Paris Kajal Magique is a perfect gel based liner which will not budge. Just to add some definition .Finish off your eyes with some dramatic lashes and Mascara . Loads of it on  your top and Bottom lashes.
10. The lips where the talk of the town , Aishwarya Rai 2014 cannes look will be know for that bold lip . It was a orangish toned Red lipstick .It was Matte but had a bit of shine which caught the light . I would got for Rimmel London Kate Moss Liptick in 01 .