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MAC Studio Face And Body Foundation.

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Today, I’m going to talk about a product that is totally essential for an everyday makeup look and I’m pretty sure you have guessed it right and yes, of course, it is foundation. Plus, as we are residing in winter cold months, we can’t rely on just tinted moisturisers or BB cream alone just like in summer and for winter months, an ideal base needs to give a perfect coverage and a good foundation alone can give a quintessential answer to this query and my latest find on this category is MAC Studio Face And Body Foundation and so, let me get straight into its exquisite features which standout as a monopoly from its peer competitors and so, stay tuned!

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First of all, the product is from MAC and so, we always have some positive expectations about their products as they deliver high quality makeup without a fail and this product is not in exception either as it works brilliantly well and ticks all the boxes of formulation, texture, consistency, application, coverage and many more.

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MAC always keeps their packaging nice and simple and it comes along with a squeezable bottle with a pointed hole to the top where the formula is easy to dispense and so, you can have a control on how much to dispense for each use and the bottle is covered up by a sturdy black top and overall, a very effective packaging.

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Formulation is the key to any foundation and Mac has literally nailed it with their amazing light weight formula which is very comfortable to use and the fluid consistency is ideal to work along with either beauty blender or foundation brush and furthermore, what makes this product to be even more special is, it comes along with added emollients which brings out a perfect moisturisation while you wear. Moreover, it gives a low to medium coverage which brings in its versatility as an everyday use and so, if you are looking for a natural and sheer finish look, then this is the perfect choice for you. Also, it is available in 13 shades which gives you a good selection of fair, medium to dark skin. Besides, the formula also promises a long-lasting staying power and ideal to use on all kinds of skin types and what else could you ask for, isn’t it? So, all-in-all, it gives a perfect, complete, non-cake-y foundation and satin finish look.

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  1. Start the procedure with a well cleaned, washed and moisturised face.
  2. Take a few squirts of formula onto beauty blender or foundation brush and run along all over the face.
  3. Then, you could build along with the foundation base as per required.
  4. Now, a perfect base is ready to add-on more.

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  • Light weight formula
  • Non-Cake-y foundation base
  • Easy to apply and blend
  • Added nourishing elements like emollients
  • Brings in perfect moisturisation
  • Natural, sheer and satin finish
  • Low to medium coverage
  • Available in 13 shades of colour
  • Long lasting staying power
  • Just £22 for 50 ml
  • Worth the price tag
  • Rating – 4.5 star

Have you ever used this product before? If so, share along your personal comments and as always, I’m so eager to hear your amazing comments.

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High End Beauty Haul.

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Nice to see bright sunshine coming out today after a fiery storm with hailstones poured out yesterday and I hope you are having a much settled weather on your side. On the other hand, I have been extremely busy at work but still managed to find couple of high end staples which was on my bucket list for a while. Hurray! It feels like christmas has come early. Viola! Plus, I love these latest beauty buys as they are all from great brands like MAC, Clinique, Estee Lauder and The Body Shop and surprisingly, I made a sensible variation of buys from skincare to makeup too. So, stay tuned to see what is in-store for.

Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator:

I’m so glad that I have finally found a super intense moisturising skincare product that brings in an unbelievable hydration to my skin all day long that is 24 hours promising moisture retention – WOW! Doesn’t it sound amazing? Additionally, it has become a firm staple on my skincare regime which I carry out every morning and evening. All-in-all, my skin felt much happier than ever before and even plumped up really well as a healthy, balanced looking skin. It retails at £34 for 75ml and little goes long way and I think one can’t go wrong with it.

Always remember to **CLICK HERE** to find out my love for other Clinique skincare products.

MAC Cosmetics Rebel Lipstick:

If one high end lipstick that is a must-have staple for this season, then it has to be MAC Rebel and oh my! The colour looks so ravishingly beautiful and if you have a love affair with plum or berry shade, then it is a definite buy and while using, it swipes on your lips gorgeously well and leaving your lips with luscious tint of crushed berries. Besides, the quintessential creamy consistency of the lipstick is amazingly good and its texture works out extremely good on all kinds of skin type as I have seen most popular celebrities like Rhianna and Kim Kardashian wearing this and it looked so elegant. Lastly, it trades around just £15.50, which is a well worthy buy.

Estee Lauder Sumptuous Bold Lifting Volume Mascara:

If one staple in the makeup world that you can’t without it, then it should be a mascara and finding a good, quality mascara is another great challenge and I always love mascaras from Estee Lauder as it is reliable and trust worthy to use that will keep you calm and relaxed for next 3 months with complete peace of mind and one great example for this is, Estee Lauder Sumptuous Bold Lifting Volume Mascara. It brings in effortless curl, lift and weightless volume instantly. In addition, with 5 star rating and an amazing value of just £21, to be honest, it is always a wise buy.

For more selection of my Estee Lauder mascara, **CLICK HERE**.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Mattifying Toner:

Toner is a much needed product if you want a healthier and clearer skin as it mattifies and cleanses your skin multi times better and such great find is The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Mattifying Toner. I really love the infusion of tea tree oil from Mount Kenya in it as it brings in a nourishing element at the same time while cleansing which I think as a great bonus as it meanwhile soothes your skin too. All put together, it makes your skin to feel tighter pores, visibly looking clearer skin and finally, brings in shine to your skin as well. Score! Plus, with just £5.50 for 100ml, it is a definite winner as it certainly gives a long lasting mileage.

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Have you ever tried any of these products before? If so, share your thoughts along with me and as always, I would love to hear them.

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My Trip To MAC Beauty Counter.

 

 

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Well, this week has been extremely busy for me with hectic work schedule and to bring a relaxing environment far away from the hustle and bustle, I ended up landing onto the MAC counter and I know you would certainly agree with the fact that how much satisfaction one could able to get by glancing around the MAC counter. It is the place where there is atleast one product that is suitable for everyone’s need. Whether it is a foundation or a concealer or a BB cream or a CC cream or a bunch of makeup brushes or a makeup product- just you name it and they have it.

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If you are a beginner to high end beauty products, then trying out products from MAC counter would definitely gives you an unmissable experience as their products are always rated high and you could also able to research for multiple reviews on online as well. Furthermore, for years and years, MAC products have been used extensively by famous people including from makeup artists to top models and from bloggers to beauty lovers and so, quality is a predominant thing in here and that’s why it is named as a trust worthy product.

 

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How does the MAC beauty counter looks like?

If you are a debutant to MAC cosmetics, then you will be blown away with the well organised display of their products and you could easily able to identify the items without having any help as there are separate sections for each of the categories that includes foundations and concealers to one part of the beauty counter where as makeup products to other designated separate areas; plus, particularly, if you are looking for makeup brushes, then you could easily able to spot those gorgeous beauties along the mirrored shelves that are stacked up to excellence.21mar2

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The main reason why I popped into MAC counter was to try out their exquisite foundation as my older one was nearly running out and so immediately after entering into the MAC counter, I was glancing around to see all the various possibilities that I could opt for. Then, just less than a minute, a lovely lady called Debbie has requested if I need any help and I jumped into the offer right away and asked her about what to choose from. Later, she checked my skin tone and asked to sit on the chair that is placed right in front of the mirror where she could flawlessly able to test and try some of the foundations that matches my skin tone.

Test & Try:

First of all, she started with two different foundations and she tried each of them on my face using the splendid foundation brush and finally, she figured out my best match. Hurray! *Happy Dance* I can’t praise enough of the outstanding service that I got from the counter and yes, of course, it is an unmatchable service.

Sample Testing:

Just like icing on the cake, I’ve asked her whether I could able to try the product before making a purchase and without a second thought, she grabbed a small glass pot and squeezed some of the foundation content into the pot. Voila! Finally, I got the sample which I could make it as a trial version to test the results. Last but not least, it is not only the counter alone that look so fabulous but also their foundation too as I’m so glad with the texture, consistency and the sweet smell of the formula. Also, not to forget, it carries a bit more hefty price tag but a small blob is good enough for a single use and hence, a little goes a long way.

Have you ever experienced the amazing service while you are in any of the beauty counter? If so, drop me and share some of your amazing personal experiences with me. Happy Monday all!

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My 6 Comeback Beauty Heroes.

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As we are all residing in the mid of January, I think this is the right time to rewind back some of the beauty products that completely transformed the definition of beauty and also served me as a beauty hero in which some of them will be carried forward to the existing collection of beauty wardrobe. Apparently, what a bang on year was 2015! Sensational! In terms of beauty that includes from skincare to makeup, a few favourites of mine were reigning the whole year of 2015 beauty regime as a true champion and even though, there are lots to discuss about and get appreciated yet here, I have cherry picked 6 of those items which I like the most among all others.

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Anyways, who can able to resist the gorgeous pigmented and shimmeriness of the eyeshadow that exists in just Mac eye shadows alone that are beauty marked as velvet. Besides, what do you expect from this product? Well, it has a dense texture that is easy to build and bendable to give you a evenly covered look and there is no doubt that it could give you an instant long-lasting glam look with just a tiny amount of the content and so, it gives you a long mileage as well. So, if you are looking for an eyeshadow that is quintessential for an evening wear, then this purple eyeshadow is the right choice as it glam up your eyes right away.

 

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So, what does this stunning Eyeko London Black Magic Mascara claim to do? Well, this mascara works extremely well for a long lasting wear and the main properties of it includes: lengthens lashes, separates and curls without clumping, creates drama with extreme lash volume and projects your lashes with intense carbon black that are water resistant too. Additionally, its unique formula is enriched with special key ingredients like keratin and shea butter that are ideal to aid as a lash care and hence, it keeps your lashes hydrating and also the natural conditioners in the formula provides a high percentage of smudge proof and flake proof coverage as well.

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Another fantastic eye makeup product that is hard to resist is Lancome Ombre Hypnose mono eye shadow in the shade Lagon secret wherein the tint comes as robin blue. In further, this eye shadow looks as luminous and silky and does the job brilliantly well for a sophisticated and vibrant look and application wise, it is so simple to use and what you all need to do is, just apply the eye shadow all over the eyelids and the creamy, super soft texture of the eye shadow stays on your lids for a long lasting effect or otherwise, if you want to have a bit more play, then blend and build well to get an intense warm look.

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One more beauty product that defines your eyes fabulously beautiful is  2-in-1 Dior addict Fluid Shadow and this light weight fluid shadow is designed explicitly for a dual purpose note of eye shadow and eyeliner. While moving along to its texture, it is thin and watery that is ideal to give you an enamel finish flawlessly. Plus, the bristles on the brush are designed in such a way to give you a smooth and even application each time you stroke it on your eyes. Importantly, the secret to get a precise look is just stick onto one stroke application using the brush and don’t try to budge or blend either with your finger or a brush as the fluid dries up quickly but I should say that the finished look is long lasting(I mean it a lot) and doesn’t fade at all. I know it is tricky to use but the completed look appears to be pure elegance.

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Now, let’s move onto lipstick. Apparently, if you are looking for a luscious red lips like Marilyn Monroe, then this bold, bright red lipstick from Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Creme in the shade Love that red is the right choice for you as it gives a signature statement red lips with an added value of gorgeous opaqueness. Moreover, the lipstick is well pigmented and super hydrating and the texture is quintessentially light weight and very versatile to use.

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Multi-tasker! That is a perfect definition to call this Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant because it protects and stays onto my skin just as a second skin. In conclusion, it acts as a glove to my skin and it hydrates and moisturises my skin all day long; plus, it protects my skin against the extreme dryness and wind chapped skin conditions.

Well, let me know your beauty heroes that you’ve already used in 2015 and still like to carry along to the current year too. And, As always, I would love to see your fantastic thoughts and views into the comment section that is right below.

Happy Weekend!

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2015 Beauty Edit.

It is nearly end of the year and tomorrow is officially 2016 and I know there is no other better way to put forth all those gorgeous beauty goodies into a beauty edit that I have been embracing all throughout the year. Besides, 2015 has been a remarkable year for me when it is related to beauty routine as I have been experimenting with various range of beauty products and finally, I’m selecting couple of them to showcase in front of you and hence, let’s see what are the cult beauty  favourites that I have been celebrating in my beauty regime all year long.

Skincare:

Obviously, skincare is one of those foremost beauty essentials that I have been very picky and splurging on as I’m aware that spending each penny onto skincare is an absolute must as it is going to serve as a second skin all day long. So, to start with, I would say that OZ Naturals HA Moisturising Serum is one of the best found in 2015 as I have been using it every day in my regular skincare routine and this serum is one of the beauty secrets to keep my skin supple and moist all day long. Then, Olay Essentials  Complete Care Day Cream is another great product that I can’t skip as it keeps my face hydrated and moisturised all throughout the day. Next, my winter skin saviour is none-other-than, Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant as this wonder cream can instantly transforms my dry winter skin to super soft tender skin. Next, while moving onto hands, another intense moisturising cream that can withstand winter chill weather conditions is Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Hand Treatment. Lastly, I absolutely adore my lip protectant as it assists me more than a lip balm which I’m proud enough to name it as Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick SPF 15 and also, the added factor of SPF is much needed for all types of weather norms including rain, hot or cold.

Body Butters:

Firstly, I love body butters as they leave my skin silky satin soft and two of my heart-warming favourites are Soap&Glory The Righteous Butter and Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula With Vitamin E.

Haircare:

Haircare is a must-have beauty essential that any beauty lover needs and I always head onto Kerastraight Rescue Creme when my hair needs a bit of TLC as it recovers my dry hair immediately and replenishes my hair back to normal and the other interesting hair product that I use is Matrix Biolage Voluma Therapie Full Lift Volumnising Conditioner as this product gives a deep conditioning statement to my hair and it also lifts my hair with a fluffy volumnising effect.

Nails:

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Ciate London is definitely a newly found nail product of the year and moreover, I’m a great fan of Olivia Palermo and I’ve been completely adorning my nails with Ciate London Cha Cha Cha for the whole of summer months.

Makeup:

As a beauty addict,  we all know mascara has the shortest lifespan among all other beauty staples and that’s why I’ve been swapping mascara for every 4 months and three of the best that I want to mention here are Burberry Mascara In Midnight Black, Eyeko London Black Magic Mascara and Lancome Hypnose Mascara Volume. Next, the nude chic lipstick that I’ve been wearing it for millions of times is the mighty creamy lipstick, Lancome L’absolu Rouge Rose Nu. Well, when it comes to eyeshadow, I always get inspiration from the Parisian look and that’s why I mostly opted for two divine products that includes Lancome eyeshadow in the shade robin blue and MAC Fard A Paupieres. Lastly, the recent amazing innovation of Dior that has taken beauty to next level is Dior Addict Fluid Shadow in which case it can be applied either as an eyeshadow or as an eyeliner.

Perfume:

Besides all, I love perfumes and they are my all-time beauty assets that I can’t deny at all and I always prefer to have a range of perfumes lying on my dressing table and some of the key aromatherapy cult beauties are:

I hope you all had a fabulous time in reading this post and as always, I would love to see your valuable thoughts and views into the comment section that is right below.

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Picture Perfect Eye Essentials.

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From makeup artists to professionals, the first preliminary thing in makeup itinerary is to concentrate on eyes as they are the focal point on the face which can grab others attention in just a matter of a second; Plus, having used up makeup essentials in my day-to-day makeup routine for many years, today I will be showing you some of the essential elements in eye makeup which can bring an instant pop of colours to make your eyes wide awake.

Let’s start with the eyeshadow first. My favourite purple shaded MAC eyeshadow are quintessential to draw smokey eyes flawlessly which is ideal to wear onto parties or any other special occasion as it makes you feel like you are in a party vibe and moreover, I completely rely on the brand as it gives the maximum results in par with my expectation as well. Or, if you want to go for liquid eye shades, then you could always bump onto new Dior fluid eye shadow, which is perfect to revamp your eyes instantly with just few strokes of the liquid gel onto your eyes. Last but not least, blue eye shadow from my trust worthy brand, Lancome works exemplarily well for any evening glam look as its pigmentation is so concentrated and hence, what you all need to do is just add one or two dabs of eyeshadow onto your eyes and blend it well with a fluffy brush in buff and blend mode to get optimum results.

While moving along to the eyeliner, I always prefer to have liquid eyeliner from Maybelline NewYork for fast and precise lines and a kohl pencil from Barry M Cosmetics for a chic blue eye look or a bronze goddess look. Besides too, a thin streak of eyeliner from Rimmel London is ideal to wear onto any busy workwear look as the definition of lines can be altered as per your requirements which could be achieved with the help of a thin slanted brush as tool.

When it comes to eyebrows, I always love to use my L’OREAL Paris Brow Artist Shaper onto my eyebrows to get a gorgeously defined professional eyebrows.

Lastly, I will finish of my eye makeup with my all-time favourite mascara that is from L’OREAL Paris that are perfect to give fluttered eyes that is suitable for any occasion. Furthermore, the one and only thing that I can’t miss onto a no-makeup makeup look is mascara as I cannot dream a day without it.

You could also try these basic essentials in your eyes to incorporate a different look each time and you can also play around to create a completely varied look as per your desire.

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Your eyes can speak drama with this party inspired eyelook.

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Having said that getting ready as sleek and stylish is an ultimate essential when it comes to party and also these days, one can’t deny the fact that it is a tough decision to pick a look that is quite appropriate on what you are looking for, since there are tons and tons of celebrity-inspired featured looks are uploaded onto the web everyday and so, to make your life even easier, today I will be showing you on my version of purple and gold effect party-inspired eye look.

Where can I wear this eye makeup?

As the summer festival season is raving up with full speed at the moment, I think, this eye look can effortlessly be worn to any festival or a summer party and also, it looks absolutely great when this look is accompanied along with by wearing a plain white or pastel coloured summer dress or any kind of floral dress. Too, one important point that is quite keen in here is that you certainly need to opt for a neutral toned face makeup that definitely must be accompanied along with a light toned lip shades as the centre stage of makeup is the eye look.

Products that I have used:

Tools:

  • Eye lash curler
  • Eye shadow brush
  • Eye blending brush
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Step by step of Purple and gold effect eye look:

  1. Firstly, apply the Laura Mercier eye primer all over the lid to give a nice evened out base coverage (as seen in pic 1).
  2. Then, with the help of eye shadow brush, take the purple shade from MAC FARD PAUPIERES on the back of your hand and then, buff it lightly all over the eyelid lightly as you don’t want to put too much at this point and then, carry on building the shade by buffing all around the eye lid.
  3. Now, take the blending brush and run through the brush across the crease area and extend the smokey effect upwards while concentrating on the outer corner of the eye and also, try to bring the purple shade onto the outside of lower lash line and smudge a little bit there as well (as seen in pic 2).
  4. After that, take a swipe of shimmery gold shade from the Maybelline NewYork The Nudes eye palette onto your fingers and dab it gently on the middle of the eye (where the eye-ball sits) to give a nice shimmering feature (as seen in pic 3).
  5. Then, draw a very thin line of eye liner using L’Oreal Paris black eye liner pencil onto the upper and lower lash line.
  6. Now, give a dab of sparkling silver highlight from the Maybelline NewYork travel size eye palette onto the inner socket of the eye.
  7. Then, get ready with your eye brows by using L’Oreal Paris Brow Artist Shaper onto the eyebrows.
  8. Now, take the highlighting shade from the Maybelline NewYork travel size eye palette onto your fingers and dab it onto the brow bone to give a light shining effect.
  9. Then, take the L’Oreal False Lash Superstar Mascara and apply the eye lash primer first with the help of number 1 brush and then followed by plenty of coatings of mascara with the help of number 2 mascara brush to give a million lash effect (as seen in pic 4).
  10. Finally, your party inspired purple and gold effect eye look is ready to show off (as shown on the top – pic 5).

Hope you have really enjoyed watching this step by step tutorial of my version of party inspired eye look.

Happy Saturday!

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