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A Man's Perspective on Women and Makeup

A Man's Perspective on Women and Makeup

Are you a woman who is struggling to find a makeup approach that attracts men? I've talked to a lot of women who suffered from this problem in the past. That's why I think it's a good idea to give a man's perspective on makeup. While I'm no makeup expert, I know what I like and know that many men agree with me.


Top 5 Korean Beauty Standards ft Indian Beauty Standards

It's been long time that I have posted about Korean Makeup Trends after the very famous 3 popular Korean Makeup Trends 2013
I am back again with some interesting comparison between Indian beauty standards and Korean beauty standards.

1. The Eyes

I have observed that Indians prefer natural eye color or we use some colored contact lenses. But definitely not the circle lens.

I do not see a single K-Pop artist or an actress sporting the natural contact lenses. All they want is the circle lens. I actually love their eyes more when they wear the circle lens. If the circle lens is colored, then it is a huge plus.  

L'Oréal Paris Cannes Collection 2016 - The Infallible Makeup Range

L'Oréal is to here make this summer even hotter by launching Cannes Collection 2016 - The Infallible Makeup Range. While the ladies, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor are creating sensation with their Outfits & Makeup at the Cannes Film Festival representing L'Oreal Paris, L'Oréal is nailing the Infallible Makeup products. So, here I am to show you a sneak peak of the Lip Glosses and Eye Liner.


Spring- the season for rebirth, renewal and regrowth and nature’s way of saying “Let’s Party!!” :D In this superb spring, Fab Bag provides a super duper Pink pouch loaded with ultra super goodies! (Phew!  way too many ‘super’s :P). So, let the party begin and unwrap the awesome stuff!

Fab Bag March 2016 Review - The More Power To You

Dear Fab Bag, you are awesome. This women’s day, give yourself more power with March Fab Bag. It has exciting products like always and is a complete package of surprise. This month’s Fab Bag is a fancy silver/ metallic pouch and looks amazing. Let’s unveil this month’s Fab Bag.

Shopping Circle Lens and Makeup from

Shopping Circle Lens from

I have shopped from Bornprettystore before and it always been a great experience for me. This is my second official haul that I am writing on my blog. Here is the first one. I did buy few things in between but never really showed them here. So, coming to my recent haul, I was wanting to try circle lens for quite some time now. Yes, my KOREAN obsession is still ON! This time, I didn't leave a chance to buy a pair of circle lens.
So, here is my haul.
Shopping Circle Lens from
Shopping Circle Lens from

3 Must Have Beauty Apps in Your IPhone

You can turn your smartphone into your personal makeup artist! By finding interesting and helpful beauty apps you can download to your phone, you’ll never go a day without feeling and looking fabulous. Luckily, we’ve done the hard work for you by locating some of the best beauty apps for you to get your hands on.
Clean Up!
With so many nasty ingredients finding their way into your makeup box, you really want to be sure that when you’re shelling out hard-earned cash for the latest beauty products you’re not accidentally buying products containing ingredients that are bad for your skin and wellbeing.
That’s where the Think Dirty app comes in. It can help you when you hit the shops looking for the perfect blush or new lipstick that isn’t packed with harmful chemicals. Simply scan the product’s barcode or search for it from a product list and the app will deliver a clean rating. It even shops around for you if the product you like doesn’t fair well on the clean list, offering you a healthier suggestion. You can get it free on iTunes. 
Tackle Beauty Issues:
Sometimes unpredictable things can get in the way of you achieving a perfect makeup look or complexion. For instance, if your skin breaks out just before that important business presentation or you just can’t seem to get your eyeliner looking fabulous an hour before your date.
Relax! A smartphone app called Amazing Face Beauty Tips by Zoë Foster can help you out in a big way. It is filled with beauty tricks for a variety of confusing situations and beauty faux pas.Zoë also offers advice on what products you should buy to perfect your looks, along with giving you tutorials and tips on the go. It costs about $3.99, available on iTunes
Perfect Complexion at the Press of a Button
If you battle with choosing the right foundation color for your skin tone or you aren’t always sure if a lipstick color is going to suit you, then Plum Perfect is a must-have! This beauty app (free and available for both iPhone and iPad) works by letting you take a selfie and then it uses technology to find the colors that would suit your face, eyes and lips.
Think of it as your virtual cosmetics counter where you have experts at your beck and call—the app is based on scientific evidence. Once you’ve got the advice, you can save the products or buy them directly from the app.
Get a Virtual Makeover
Another cool virtual makeover app is the one from L’Oréal Paris called Makeup Genius. Imagine having the chance to see what different makeup styles are going to look like on your face without having to actually apply them. Technology from Hollywood studios helps you create different looks and then see them on your screen so that you can decide if they’re a hit or miss without having splurged on products. You take a selfie and then the free app (available on iPhone and iPad) allows you to apply makeup directly to this image of yourself in real time. Easy and fun!
Keep Track of Your Makeup
It’s not always easy to stay on track with all your makeup goodies. Stash is the app that helps organize your beauty bag by monitoring all your beauty and skincare products.
By storing information about when you bought the products and how much is left in them, you don’t have to worry about using expired products or running out of your favorite mascara when you need it most—you’ll get reminders when you need to top them up! After you have synced all your makeup bag items from its database, Stash will even let you know when your favorite items go on sale. It’s a free app available on iPhone and iPad.
Achieving beautiful style doesn’t have to feel like something puzzling or time-consuming anymore. With the above apps, you can have beauty tips and tricks right at your fingertips—literally!

Contouring & Highlighting Made Easy with #LakmeSchoolOfStyle for #fame

Girls Girls Girls.. Who are a fan of Kim Kardashian Makeup ? I can see many of you nodding heads in approval. But ever wondered how she got that super sculpted look and the way she highlights her features? Also, did you ever find her face chubby looking? well, no ! Her face always looks slim.
Anyway getting into the point, I am myself a huge fan of Kim K's Makeup and I cannot think of a single flaw. I have a round face and it looks more fat in pictures than reality. I found a technique to pose sideways to avoid it but I cannot stick to this trick always. So I thought of changing the way how my face looks and I then found out the terms “Contouring & Highlighting"
I wanted to know more on the technique and referred so many youtube videos but I feel every video has some sort of an issue that disappointed me at the end. It's like, most of the videos are done by the fair white skinned girls who's list of products or the steps seem not matching with my skin and requirements. Else, they use the makeup brands that are not available in Indian Market.
I was still in search of a good youtube video that is meant for Indian skintone and that use Indian Brands to create the look and I also wanted a video which is simple to understand and easy to achieve for beginners like me.

Through my search, I found a video that I feel it's truly meant for me and I feel so happy. The video consisted of the simple steps that can create a sculpted look using the Lakmè Face Makeup products. I must say that I truly enjoyed the video and I really loved her hair and eye makeup. Thanks Sahibba for making this amazing video look so easy to create.
The video was made by my favourite makeup brand Lakmè and they started with a series of makeup,fashion,hair and many more videos to help the girls like me and make things easy for us.
I couldn't stop myself but watch their other videos as well. I even loved their Hairstyles for Short hair which is again meant for me :D
Both the videos are made by the very famous Sahibba K. Anand who is a renowned blogger and in house vlogger for Lakmè School Of Style .
here is the video

About Lakmè School Of Style:
Lakmé School of Style is a first of its kind show that will not only bring the newest trends and happenings from the fashion world but in the process will also create new age fashionistas and idols. A fashion brigade led by Editor-in-Chief, Karan Johar himself will bring the fashion news, views and events from all over the world to the internet screen.

Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipsticks-Review,Swatches

I was watching everyone rave about Maybelline creamy matte lipsticks on Youtube and the color “Touch of spice” really impressed me. It was more like the Kylie Jenner lips that everyone was crazy about . By this time I already owned a lot of pinkish brown lipsticks but the fact this was matte finish made me want to buy this even more. I was trying hard not to buy anymore lipsticks until I finish any one lipstick but my inner makeup devil couldn't resist it. I saw these in target and these were much cheaper in target than walgreens( Don't know why).
Colors I own:
Touch of Spice, Divine Wine
Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipsticks-Review,Swatches

Memebox Scentbox #4 Floral - Unboxing & Mini Reviews

I must say that memebox haunted me whenever I turned on my internet. Being a Korean Skincare lover myself, convincing not to own a memebox was a difficult task for me. I think my prayers answered :P I got one memebox to try.
Memebox Scentbox #4 Floral - Unboxing & Mini Reviews
Memebox Scentbox #4 Floral - Unboxing & Mini Reviews
When I first saw, I was overjoyed and I was kind of nervous on knowing that I got the scent box. I am not a fan of scents/perfumes. I don't know any scent that's gentle/mild makes me happy.I am not a floral scent lover especially the rose! I know! I am the only one to say this. I hate the fragrance of ROSE.
Anyway with loads of anxiety I've opened my MEMEBOX. Read On to know what all I got

Sleek Makeup I-DIVINE IN ARABIAN NIGHTS Eye Shadow Palette-Review,Swatches,EOTD

Heyya Girlies.. Most of you might have already seen my Sleek Makeup Haul which I posted last week(If you haven't checked it yet..please do check it here ) I was in love with the whole theme of this one.You know,mystic..dreamy..all those dramatic feelings in one palette.Let's get into more pictures and the detailed review.
What does the Sleek Makeup say about this palette:
This exclusive i-Divine Palette* is inspired by Arabian fantasy,seduction and warm rich colors. The deep tones of green, blue and gold melt together,forming beautiful smoky effects, suited to all skin tones.
This exquisite palette is perfect for summer nights, there are endless possibilities for striking looks, sure to turn heads and make you look and feel incredible.
Each shade is highly pigmented with unique shade names such as Gold Souk, Valley of Diamonds and Sorcerer.

OOTD - How I Styled the Fusion Kurta from MAX Fashions in Two Ways

Hey Girlies...Thank you so much for your support and love towards my very first OOTD which I posted earlier (read My First Ever OOTD ) and also the new one with the ethnic outfit (Check my Ethnic Kurti OOTD here). Here I am with one more awesome Kurta to show you guys from MAX Fashions.
I have the beautiful white Fusion Kurta to style my way and I have come up with this look.
Are you aware of the fact that MAX Fashions launched their new Autumn '14 Collection ?
Let's see what they have to say about this new Collection
(in their own words) Capturing the essence of the breezy season of fall,India’s leading value fashion chain,Max has launched its latest Autumn ’14 collection.Inspired by the concept "Be new every day"the collection takes inspiration from the unexplored experiences, while breaking the monotony of life and bringing new changes everyday.The simple joys of new experiences are highlighted through the subtle references of chic yet stylish Boho Autumn Look.Earthy warm accents reinstate the season's charm with Laces,Sublimation prints,Flocked fabrics and monochromatic details.Warm and colorful hues of Inky blues, Rouge and Deep pinks merge with ornate patterns,embellished laces and beaded necklines to render an exotic yet stylish statement.The collection is a rich combination of chic and comfort clothing paired with impeccable accessories and footwear for that perfect Autumn look.

Makeup by One Direction Giveaway

Hey people
It has been so long that I have not announced any giveaway on Here is an exclusive giveaway limited to my readers :)
Excited to know what are the prizes to be won ??
Well.. BIG One this time..
One of my lucky reader will win the Exclusive Makeup Kits by One Direction
Before you enter the giveaway, here is some information regarding the prize
About the Product Makeup by ONE DIRECTION:
A range of makeup and cosmetic products celebrating youth, style, and the uninhibited lifestyle of a new generation. Celebrating life with bold shades, unique formulae and infused with limited edition collectable packaging, Makeup from One Direction is fun, bold, often irreverent, with a touch of cheeky mischievousness. Offered at prices that every girl and woman can afford.
Check the whole story :

Colorbar Launches the 2nd collection of Retro Diva

Mesmerizing, Exotic, Mysterious, Behold your breath as Colorbar Launches its second collection- Retro Diva. After all old is gold. The collection is a textured fusion of the old world charm enhanced with intoxicating and mysterious spirit of modern earthiness. The dramatic signature collection has 3 looks “Polka Princess”, the “Diva lace “and “Drama Queen”

Revlon ColorStay One Stroke Defining Eyeliner in Glazed Green Review,Swatches,EOTD

Hey people..Glazed Green. What a name! I mean it brings to mind pictures of forests for some reason. Revlon ColorStay One Stroke Defining Eyeliner is the longest name an eyeliner could possibly have. The worst part part is if I keep sharpening, the name will keep disappearing and eventually only the word green will be left.

L'Oreal Paris L'Or Lumiere Cannes Makeup - Resplendent in Gold - My Version

When I have this L'Oreal Paris makeup with me, my creativeness never has a boundary. At least when I am given the step to step instructions on how to create the Red Carpet Ready Looks in minutes.
Okay, not minutes but yeah, a very little time. Apart from that, I am sure that I am the last person to create a look.

FOTD using the L'Oréal Paris L’Or Lumière at Festival de Cannes

Hey people
Im sure that you are aware of the new launch from the brand L'Oreal. If not, please do have a look here
I have the L'Oréal Paris Super Line Gel Matic in Turbo Turquoise. It is a bright colour to carry. I have used it on my lower waterline and also on the eye lid. Smudged to create a brown smokey eyemakeup.

Rimmel Stay Blushed! Liquid Cheek Tint in Apricot Glow Review,Swatches,On me

I am officially a blush addict.I have started collecting blushes for sometime now. This one was in my wishlist for so long and finally I laid my hands on these. Out of 5 variants I have chose Apricot Glow which seemed the darkest shade possible(through the shade card online). I want to own all the peach/coral/natural tone blushes available in the drugstore. Yes, I find them cheap and I want to use them till I get enough practice and the strong ability to carry them wherever I can. I am still learning on how to apply a blush!
Price and Quantity:
£4.49 for 14ml [You can buy it from ASOS ]
$6.99 [you can buy this from AMAZON.COM ]
What does the website say about these:
Perfect for any occasion: the blush blends instantly and seamlessly to create a long lasting, natural-looking flush of colour that lasts up to 24 hours.
Ultra lightweight, won’t feel heavy.
Lasts all day

The blush comes in a tube package with a twist cap. You got to squeeze the tube to get the product out. This one particularly resembles the Etude House, yes a famous Korean brand's Water Color Blush package. However, it is totally alright until it is safe while travelling and until it does what it claims.
My Take:
After my weird experiments with the creme blushes I got to know the fact that it is meant for somebody who is a pro in applying the makeup. For a beginner like me, blending is a bit tough task for me. I blend either too much or too less. I end up looking more pinky/peachy or else I end up with a nice sheen which hardly looks that I have applied some blush. So,working with this one was a bit tricky. The Rimmel London Stay Blushed Liquid Cheek Tint is not actually a runny liquid but it is of powdery yet creamy.Here is what exactly it looks as soon as you take out some product out of the tube.
But when spread, it looks so creamy and shiny. This particular shade Apricot Glow is a peach colour which is supposed to suit the dusky skin tone the most. *now you know why I own this* but unfortunately,this one when blended leaves just a sheen and not any colour. Okay, not actually the dark colour but just a bit of colour. By now, I got to the conclusion that it looks great on fair skin tones and acts like a highlighter with a hint of peach on dark skin tones. It has great consistency and blends like a dream. It didn't make my combination-oily skin any more oily and I have used this in summer. However, the staying power is average. Just 2 hours if you are outside and about 3 hours if you are staying indoors. I like it but not like the likeness I had towards it before I got it.
Can you figure out at least ?

My Rating:
The Rimmel Stay Blushed! Liquid Cheek Tint in Apricot Glow can look great on wheatish to fair complexion because of the very less pigmentation. The staying power is just as any other drugstore blush. The good thing, it doesn't make your skin oily. I don't really know if you should own this one. But yes, you can always try the other shades which are greatly pigmented and their Touch of berry and Sun kissed Cherry will be too good for Indian Skin Tone.

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Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick in Pure Innocence 012 Review,Swatches,On my Lips

The search started and ended when I got to find this brand Colorbar. They have the best ever matte lipsticks named velvet matte and they just stay true the name. From a bunch of few, let me show you the swatches and details of one lipstick that is pure innocence.
You may be interested in checking 10 Colorbar Velvette Matte Lipstick Swatches

Price and Quantity:
275 INR for 4.2gm
It used to be 250 but they hiked the prices. Why colorbar ? why ?
What the website claim about this lipstick:
For a rich lip colour with a creamy shine, the Velvett Matte Lipstick, available in stunning shades infuse the lips with vibrancy. Its unique 2-in-1 formulation gives the lips a creamy, yet matte finish. A one of a kind product in India, it has super softening agents that give the lips a soft and supple appearance while keep them nourished with Vitamin E. Staying on up to 5 hours on application, the Velvett Matte Lipstick can be further accentuated with lip gloss and lip liner.
How to use it:
Line the lips with a suitable lip liner. Press the bullet to the lips using even pressure to apply color on both upper and lower lips: To refresh and even out, press lips together. Using a lip brush gives a richer and more precise color application.
The Package
The lipstick comes in a silver bullet with a transparent cap (COLORBAR is printed on the cap) and with silver rim. The name of the lipstick and the number is written on the bottom of the lipstick. The lipstick is travel friendly. But the plastic cap is a bit cheap and it may break if the lipstick falls on any hard surface.
My Experience with the product:
As my positive note it says that I love this lipstick. It has a not so creamy texture but it glides on the lips easily. It has superb pigmentation which covers up my dark lips. The lipstick is just perfect for daily wear and for work. This particular lipstick is slightly mauvy brown but it turns out to be my kind of easy shade to wear. It suits my dusky skin tone so very perfectly. The lipstick is best applied when the lips are properly exfoliated. This is basically a matte lipstick which can emphasize the dryness of the lips. It stays on for 4 hours which include light snacks and drinks. This lipstick stains the coffee cups. The best way to avoid it is to blot it after the application. It leaves a nice mauvy stain on lips.For best results,exfoliate,apply lip balm and then use this lippie.

On my lips

My rating: 
Gosh..!! I can never have enough of these. Do get them. They have something for everybody. 
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Colorbar Vevet Matte Lipstick in Demure - Review,Swatch,LOTD
Colorbar Velvette Matte Lipstick in Bronx Shade no:40BR -Review,Swatch,On my lips
Colorbar Velvette Matte Lipstick in Love that Rust-Review,Swatch,On my lips
10 Colorbar Velvette Matte Lipstick Swatches


I am never into so much of eye makeup to work but one thing which I always keep it in my handbag is the Maybelline Colossal Kohl in Black! The new variant is awesome. I will have to write a review on it. Will do it super soon. Anyway coming to this, Maybelline always stood upto the expectations with the quality,quantity and cost. It never became a burden neither it compromised with the quality. Out of very few brands that are available in India, Maybelline is one brand that we girls go back to always. Keeping in mind, they launched this new variant in the Maybelline Colossal Range, A Turquoise Kohl ! Perfect for the summer eh.
Price and Quantity:
INR 249 for 0.35gms

What it says:
For all those ladies out there who prefer reading the whole package for more information regarding the product,this is for you.

This comes in the signature Colossal Package ie yellow pen but with the letters in metallic turquoise which goes with the theme. The cap is tight and locks with a click sound and sleek package makes it more chick and travel friendly.
My Take:
I usually do not judge a product by checking out other people's review but I judge it based on my own experience. When I got this,I wasn't really hoping that it can look great or me or so. Because usually this colour is metallic and bright and I am sure it would look great on fair skin tones. I was a bit doubtful on this. But eventually when I tried it on, I was blown with the pigmentation and staying power. This is not too bold but because it is metallic it makes the colour pop. I used it on my lower lash line and  on upper lash line and once I did a thick line around my eye shape. Out of all, it looked stunning on the lower lash line. It  just made my eyes pop with ease and it is not bold when you wear a thin line and for a bolder look,you can always wear it thick. The texture is super creamy and it just glides on the skin. The pigmentation is great. I have swatched it just with one swipe. The lasting power is great too. It survived my office hours (ie 8 hours !! )without creasing or spreading. Once set, it can only be removed clean using the eye makeup remover.
On my eyes:

My Rating: 4.5/5
It is a cool colour for summer and if you are bored with the usual black kohl, you can go for this. Well I can say that is not really a must have. Maybelline could have come up with any other shades rather this. Quality wise,it is awesome but the colour can't be liked by everyone.