Category: Makeup

You might have noticed that this week I’ve tried a few new features on the blog. ‘The Weekend Post’ will be up every Sunday with my lazy-day beauty goings-on and Monday will now be the day that I inject a hit of style into this blog. Quite a few of you asked to see more content on events that I am lucky enough to be invited to, so I’ve vowed to lug my camera along in the evenings and bring you the latest pics and goss. One final thing is a weekly dose of ‘My Makeup’. I’m a creature of habit when it comes to what I put on my face, so ‘FOTDS’ are all a bit too regular for me, so I’ll be trying to shake my makeup routine up weekly and sharing the outcome every Wednesday. Phew, housekeeping out of the way – now on to the good stuff!

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only mascara

It’s very easy to ramble on about new products that we’ve tried, tested and loved. But what about those old fav’s that we rely on everyday – they deserve a mention too! It dawned on me the other day that I have never done a full-blown post dedicated to what is probably the only constant in my makeup bag. I have repurchased it around 4 times now and dutifully apply it every morning. I’ve briefly spoken about it many a time, but after having a good lash day today, it was time to take a snap and enter full-on raving mode….

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It seems quite ironic that I am writing this post from my sick bed, in a pajama with a cold, because I’m telling you now I do not look like the above picture today! I currently resemble a paler, drier, flakier, snottier version of myself. Lovely. However a few days ago I decided to rock out a new lip purchase of mine and embraced a bright lip! It’s not very often that I do this, so I thought it was definitely blog worthy.

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Things on the blog have been a little quiet as I have just got back from a weekend away visiting my relatives outside Mumbai. I do this around once a month so have become a bit of a pro at packing and even have a pre-made washbag that stays in my travel suitcase so I never forget any of the ‘essentials’. That means that I never tend to overpack toiletries, however with makeup it’s a different story. Eyeshadows (even though I only wear it once in a blue moon), a plethora of blushes, false lashes and 5 different lipsticks always tend to be lugged along in my blugging makeup bag, so this time I really tried to cut down and I have to say I think I did a pretty good job.

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NYX Powder Blush in Angel, Almay Pink Blush, Revlon Neutral Blush

If you are a regular reader of this blog you will know that I have a love-hate relationship with blusher. Sometimes I can’t get enough of it, other times I can go a few weeks without even touching the stuff (dramatic I know). After seeing a few unflattering photos of myself sans blusher pop up on the ol’ Facebook I have released that a touch of blusher to the cheeks actually helps to bring some dimension and a bit of colour to my face – especially in flash photography. These unflattering photos have also taught me never to wear MAC Woodwinked eyeshadow without putting some dark liner on my lashlines (hello pinkeye!) – but that is a story for another time. Back to the point, blushers, yes of course I go for the neutral variety – peachy pinks being my favourites and here are my 3 top picks…

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I do like a good ol’ excuse to take a picture of pretty looking makeup – and a post about my current everyday makeup always seems like the perfect time to snap away. I have been getting better at rotating products around and getting some use out of things that I haven’t picked up in a while. But I somehow always manage to find a reason to throw on my current faves; Maybelline Clear Glow BB Stick, Revlon Growluscious Mascara – you know the deal 😉

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Posting ‘Face Of The Days’ is hard – I never really have a ‘look’ that I want to snap at 7am in the morning on the weekdays and then most weekends I’m makeup-free! But I found this photo hanging around from a family thing I went to last weekend and thought I would pop it up 🙂 It was a casual Sunday meet-up so I didn’t want to go too crazy, so I just wore my usual everyday base, with a wash of colour over the lids from my new Covergirl palette and a slightly brown toned lip….

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