March 15, 2014

REAL BRIDES // Deepti's Natural Classic South Indian Look

A beautiful South Indian bride from small town a couple of hundred miles from Hyderabad. This was a long distance bridal assignment. She tried trials at Clinique she tells me and did not like what they did to her base. It is very common to layer on thick coats of foundations to achieve the satisfactory cliched fair look. No offense but the assistants over brand counters and even a handful of parlors suggest at least ten shades lighter foundation. Yes ten, not just one or two shades lighter. The lighter foundations fail to give a proper coverage plus react with the natural skin tone and give off a grayish white cast making the face stand out as an awkward tone from the whole exposed body such as arms. She shared her issues and I insisted on a trial. She fell in love with the base! She added that it doesn't even feel like she's wearing heavy makeup.

March 14, 2014

Rimmel Lipsticks by Kate Moss - Matte and Lasting Finish Collection Swatches

The Kate Moss Collection counter at Rimmel is also one of those candy land for the lipstick addicts. From two finishes to choose from matte and regular lasting finish, and shades ranging from nudes to bright loves its easy to get lost in color land. The samples are not always available at many stores and only one had most so I managed to swatch as many tester lipsticks available. The Kate Moss collection has a contrasting color printed embed signature of 'Kate' on the cover on the lipstick packaging. 

Launching Sigma Beauty and Makeup Workshops

Hey everyone! We've got some awesome news for our fans. First, we're excited to be the first authorized retail partners of Sigma beauty in India. Sigma Beauty has got one of the world famous brushes collection.Yes, its that big of a news for us as well our fans! I can't begin to pour out my plans for the awesomeness starting from our workshops.
Honestly speaking, M.A.C. is the only retailer of good quality brushes in India. Here in Hyderabad, where almost everything is always out of stock at their retailers is always a bummer. Sigma Beauty brings out a collection of expert brushes and makeup around a hundred different ones. One of the biggest issue is the artistry skills around the city. I can't sell something which the masses don't know the usage of. That's where the idea of workshops came from. Hence, the essential 12 piece brush kit is included in the workshop as a takeaway so the students learn skills using the best tools available.

We'll organizing the first official makeup workshop at our home studio. There's a difference between a seminar and a workshop because seminars for makeup keep happening around the cities and workshops offer one of one training. As one person I can only focus from 7-10 students at a given amount of time. You can check out the full brochure of the workshop HERE. The tab is on the top right hand side of the site. Bookings are closing this Sunday and only a couple of seats are left. So HURRY!

January 23, 2014

FOTD // PLUM HYPNÔSE Night Out Makeup

I got this new LANCÔME HYPNÔSE travel palette with blue, plum and brown smokey eyes options. So I went ahead and tried the plum hypnose look and did a complete look for it. The shades I used for this tutorial have dominating plum shade which is perfect for the winter night outs. You can learn cut-crease eye makeup looks at my makeup masterclass workshop. 
Products used for Eye Makeup - Plum Hypnose

January 20, 2014

NOTD // Pink Glitter tips on Shiny Black Nails

I have love for black and glitter. Of course a girl's gotta shine to be chic. I've used two coats of Rimmel 60 Seconds in the shade 800 Black Out. The brush is brilliant and wide to cover each nail with just one stroke. I did not have to go through it in the middle and dried fast within a minute as it claims. Then randomly went over at the edges with pink glitter nail polish from Claire's glitter collection. This does not have to be neat as I have done it by slightly raising it up to the upper edges for a more natural and messy outcome.