6 Different Uses of Lip Balm; No, Applying on Chapped Lips is Not One Of Them..!!

Irrespective of the amount of love you have for makeup, lip balm is something almost every girl is familiar with. Today I am going to tell and show you how to use the lip balm other than to heal your chapped lips.

  • Eyebrow gel:

Eyebrow gel is a transparent gel applied on to eyebrows to keep the eyebrow in place for a long time. This gives the well groomed and neat look to your eyebrow. You can replace the eyebrow gel with a non tinted lip balm. Apply the lip balm on eyebrows and it will make sure to keep the eyebrow hair in place all day long.

  • Transparent Mascara

Mascara is used to define the eyelash and give fuller eyelash look. Transparent mascara is going to do the same trick. Instead of buying a new mascara, you can use a lip balm with no tint do the same trick.

  • Cuticle Cream

Our cuticle need moisture too. Added moisture prevents cuticle from becoming dry and brittle. Apply a layer of lip balm on cuticles before going to bed. Let it add same moisture which a cuticle cream would add.

  • Eye Cream

Skin under the eye area is very thin and needs more hydration. By adding more hydration and moisture we can prevent dark circles, slow down the signs of aging too. If you do not have eye cream handy, you can apply lip balm under your eye to add the moisture. I prefer non tinted lip balm for the obvious reason. I mean I don’t want to scare anyone by applying a tinted lip balm under my eyes, do you??? 😀

  • Eye shadow

Yet time it so happens that you are out and you don’t have much makeup handy. But you got to glam up for a last minute plan, all you need is a tinted lip balm.

Swipe couple of layer on your eyelids and dab. There you go, a pretty eye shadow.

  • Blush

Just like you applied the tinted lip balm on your eyelids, apply it as blush to get that flushed glow.

  • Highlighter

Firstly, if you want to know why and how to apply highlighter, do watch this quick easy video of mine.

If you want to try a very pocket friendly highlighter, try using a lip balm with no tint. This will add that glow and highlight the facial area on which you have applied the lip balm.

Here is the video where I have demonstrated all the points which have been mentioned above.

I hope you find the tips useful. 🙂

 

 

 

 

Makeup Products for Beginners, Under Budget

Recently, one of my friends asked me to suggest some cosmetics which are best and within the budget.

With the collection of stuffs I have, the ones I have personally tried and tested, making a list for you.

So, let’s do this…!!!

Lipstick –

If you are very new to the world of lipsticks, it usually happens that you are not sure which colour suits you. It makes total sense that you don’t want to waste money on some expensive lipstick, which looked good on you while you tried in shops but didn’t suit you in day light. So, for beginners, I would suggest this brand of lipsticks – Elle 18.

Why I am suggesting Elle 18:

  • They are totally totally pocket friendly. Price range is between Rs 80 to Rs 150.
  • They have wide range of colours to choose from. From bright shades to n*de ones, they have it.
  • If you want to try out different textured lipsticks like glossy, matte etc, have no worries because Elle 18 got them all.
  • Best thing I love about Elle 18 is that they do not dry the lips.

If you want suggestions with shades, watch this video of mine where I have shown swatches of lipsticks suitable for beginners.

Lip-gloss –

Needless to say, the lipstick lover in me has typed these two sections first.

Lip-gloss, as the name suggests, is more glossier and adds shine to lips. If you are not sure whether you will be able to carry shiny lips, then try these gloss from Lakme.

Why???

  • Price is Rs 200.
  • They are glossy and moisturising. Thus no fear of dried lips
  • The shade rage is very limited to 3. But, you can apply a lipstick and on top, add this gloss. Voila, you created your own shade…!!!

Compact Powder –

If you are an oily skinned beauty, compact is a must to avoid shiny face. If you have combination skin, it is advised to pat some compact on your T- Zone and forehead to skip the greasiness. For more details about compact powder – here you go.

For beginners, I would suggest compact from Lakme.

Why???

  • The compact will costs you Rs 145.
  • Even though they have shades limited to 4, you can mix two different shades to match your skin tone if needed.
  • Travel friendly packing comes with mirror. So, touch ups made easy.
  • Plus you don’t have to spend more money on applicator. It comes with applicator sponge as well.

Foundation –

In case you want to know what and why we use foundation, check this post of mine. Where I have explained all minute details about foundation.

So, to talk about budget friendly foundation, the less priced ones I have tried are from Lakme. They are –

  1. Lakme Perfecting Liquid Foundation – Available shades are 4
  2. Lakme Face Magic Skin Tints Soufflé – Available shades 3.

Why???

  • They do decent job of covering skin imperfections.

Issue with Lakme Perfecting Liquid Foundation is there are no shade options for dusky skinned beauties. The issue I faced with Lakme Face Magic Skin Tints Soufflé is that it doesn’t moisturise the skin. You might feel skin is way more dry at the end of the day.

If you like to spend more and get good foundation, go with Fit Me range from the brand Maybelline. You might have seen that foundation in most of my YouTube videos. The price of it is Rs 525 and they have shades for most of the skin tones. I am pretty sure you will find right shade for yourself in that range.

Concealer –

Assuming you are new to makeup,I would suggest you to read this post about concealer before buying one.

Also, I have already reviewed the concealers I have tried, in this post.

They may or may not be within the budget, but they work well.

Kajal –

You know how much I love eye makeup. Kajal is something I am never satisfied with. Often buy and try different Kajal from different brands. Even though my interest lies in different coloured Kajal or eyeliner, I am restricting myself to basic stuffs here.

For basic black Kajal, I would suggest the one from the brand Himalaya Herbals.

Why???

  • Pocket friendly price of Rs 45. I mean, we can’t ask for lesser than this.
  • I don’t say it’s a total smudge proof formula. Because, honestly there is no smudge proof as such. But with the amount of money we are paying for this Kajal, it’s totally worth it.
  • It’s a deep black shade. Looks lovely on eyes.Find the detailed review of Himalaya Herbals Kajal here.

Eyeliner –

Stepping out without eyeliner seems like stepping out n*ked. Check this post of mine to know the feeling of an eye makeup lover.

For black eyeliner, I have always loved gel liner from Maybelline. Maybelline New York Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner – Black.

Why???

  • Price is Rs 525. But this little pot of eyeliner gel goes long way. Little amount is enough to draw lines on both eyelids.
  • Nice pigmentation.
  • Comes with applicator brush.
  • Lasting power is good too.

For beginners who are not well versed with drawing eyeliners, go with gel ones. Because gel eyeliners are not as runny as liquid ones. If you try drawing eyeliners using liquid eyeliner in the beginning, you tend to face these two issues:

  • You going to end up making lot of mess and become a panda eyed human.
  • There is high chance that you lose confidence and stop trying eye makeup.

If you know basics of drawing eyeliners and want a really good budget friendly eyeliner, go with this liquid eyeliner from the brand Lakme – Insta Liner Eye Liner. (Detailed Review Here).

Why???

  • Price is Rs 110.
  • The pointed brush is just perfect to draw sharp lines.
  • It’s intense black eyeliner.
  • Lasting power is decent but for the price we are paying it is a good deal.

Blush –

Without going overbroad, try some of the blushes available out there. My suggestion for a budget friendly blush would be one from the brand Miss Claire, Single Big Blusher. I have tried the shade 31 which is a beautiful peach shade.

Why???

  • Price is Rs 225.
  • They have 17 shades of blushes to choose from…!!!
  • Pigmentation is quite good.

Eyeshadow –

You must have seen me creating this glossy eye makeup look in this video.

Where I have used glitter shadow from M.A.C. If you want to try eyeshadows and spend less money on it, then go for the ones from the brand Wet and Wild i.e. Wet n Wild Colour Icon Eyeshadow Glitter Single.

Why???

  • Price is Rs 135.
  • They have single coloured eyeshadow pack. You can buy shades you like instead of buying entire pallet, which you might not use much, it’s a good idea to buy single/ separate shades you liked the most.
  • Pigmentation is good.
  • They have both glitter and matte finished eyeshadows.
  • They also have good range of colours to choose from.

So, these are some of the products I had bought in the past and worked for me. Hope you find this post useful for an economic shopping.

This is How You Can Make Use of Your Unwanted Cosmetics

There are at least few set of expensive makeup products, that are on our ‘yet to be used’ list. It also happens that, we have bought some cosmetics by making a huge hole in our pockets. But, unfortunately it didn’t succeed in spelling it’s magic on us. It’s a hard situation isn’t it? Can’t use but can’t throw them away either…

Umm what can we do to make most of the cosmetics that didn’t really worked for us???

Let’s see…

Nail Paint:

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Yet times, we buy certain’out of the world’ shades, thinking that we are gonna rock it. But sigh it didn’t make your nails look good. Instead of throwing it away, let’s use it differently.

  • To differentiate keys, paint your keys with nail paints. Next time you are searching for that one particular key from the bunch of keys, you save your time.
  • Applying nail paint on the metal also helps to protect the metal from rust.
  • You can use your old nail paint to seal an envelop.
  • You can stop a run in your tights from getting bigger by applying transparent nail paint from outside , inside over the run.
  • Often the labels on some food or medicine box gets smudged. But if the information on the label is really important, how do you protect it from smudging??? You can apply transparent nail paint over labels of any food box or medicine box to prevent labels from smudging.

 

Lipstick:

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When you are addicted to shopping lipsticks like me, you do end up buying few duds here and there. Of course we can’t just throw them away. But obviously can’t use them, because of shade, texture etc. What else can we do with that??? Let me tell you.

  • As an eyeshadow. We can’t wear certain colors on lips but we can use that same color on our eyelids as eyeshadow and still rock the look. Blend a layer of lipstick on eyelids to use it as eyeshadow.
  • To write a note. Use lipsticks to write note on mirror or paper. It adds that girly factor to the note too. You know what I mean. **wink**
  • As a cheek tint. Certain shades of pink, red and some neutral shades can be applied on cheeks as a blush. Instead of spending money on buying new cheek tints or blush, just dab a layer of lipstick on cheeks. Blend it to get that flushed look.
  • As a corrector. You might have read my post about concealers. They are used to correct the skin. It hides the skin issues like marks and gives you a nice, flawless finish. In the same post I have mentioned that concealers come in different colors. Depending on shade of your skin and how severe the skin issues are, you get to choose the right concealer. Some use read concealer to hide dark circles and unevenness around eye area. If you already have a red lipstick and you are not confident enough to carry it, don’t throw it away. Use it as a corrector next time.

 

Lip Liners:

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You guys have already read my post explicitly written about lip liners. Now, if you have some lip liners which you are not using currently, may be for the color or texture – let me tell you how to make use of them.

  • If you have neutral shade or dark shade lip liners, use them as eye liner to draw lines on your eyelids.
  • You can use dark brown shades to fill in the eyebrows too…!!!
  • Gift them to a little kid. So that he or she can use it as a crayon. (Just kidding)

 

Petroleum Jelly:

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Almost every house has this tiny box of petroleum jelly, somewhere in the corner. Even though these are on high demand during winters, to treat chapped lips. I have a dedicated post for you where I have listed a long list of the ways how this jelly can be used. Here is the direct link to the post. I am pretty sure you will be surprised to know some of the uses for sure.

Talc/ Baby Powder:

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This is considered to be the basic beauty enhancement product you find at home. But what you might not know that even an expired talc or baby powder can be used to solve many of your beauty issues. Since the list is quite long, I have posted all the uses of talc powder in skin and hair care here. Search the word ‘powder’ in the search box below or click here.

So the next time while arranging your makeup bag or throwing away those unused cosmetics, do remember the tricks I shared with you. 🙂

3 Easy Every Day Makeup Looks

Helloo,

Some of you been asking for a basic Everyday makeup tutorial. So, finally I have filmed a basic makeup tutorial where I created three different and simple looks.

These looks can be carried to your work place as well as to colleges.

Products used:

Maybelline concealer.

Maybelline foundation

Kylie blush

The body shop kajal

The body shop eye lashes curler

L’Oreal Paris eye liner

Elle 18 Lipstick

You might’ve read my detailed posts about concealer and foundation. If not, here are links.

Concealer

Foundation

Here is the video:

Hope you like it and find it useful.

Do leave your feedback. 😊

Soon I’m going to upload a video on different eyeliner application techniques. Your constructive feedbacks will be appreciated and implemented in the upcoming videos. 😊

Also, if you want me to review any of the particular product used for the tutorial, do mention in the comments section. 😘

Review of The Lip Tint Which is On My Lips Today

Hey,

Who doesn’t like products which serves multiple purposes??? We all do right??? This was the very first reason I opted for this product which can be applied on lips as a lip color and as well as a blush on cheek.

Sounds cool??? Well, let me tell you one thing – most of the high brand lipsticks can be used as a blush or eyeshadow. But chances are that due to their thick consistency they might clog your facial pores and cause breakouts. Where as using the ones which are formulated to serve these purposes, is quite safer.

So one of my favorite cosmetics and skin care brands – The Body Shop has this multipurpose product – Lip and Cheek Stain.

Lets get to know every detail of this range and of course my take on it.

Brand :

The Body Shop

Price:

995 INR for 7.5 ml (Now offer price 895 INR)

Shades Available:

Shade I Own:

003 Red Pomegranate

What Does The Company Claims:

This dual-¬purpose liquid stain gives lips and cheeks a natural pop of buildable colour. Use under lip gloss for a show-¬stopping -pout and dab onto cheeks for a natural-looking rosy glow.

  • Liquid stain
  • For lips and cheeks
  • Natural effect
  • Buildable colour
  • Dermatologically tested

Packing:

It comes in a plastic bottle. It resembles a nail paint bottle. Plastic used is sturdy and lid is tight enough to carry this tiny bottle with you.

Applicator:

The applicator is dove feet shaped. Soft and helpful for a easy application.

Texture:

Liquid like consistency. But dries off quickly.

Shade:

Its a red shade. Color payoff is good on lips. Looks quite natural. This can be pulled off by the beginners too.

But color payoff would have been much better on cheeks. (Check the picture where I have rubbed off the tint just like we do for any blush.)

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Fragrance:

Very faint fragrance which hardly smell. So if you have sensitive nose, you can use this without any fear of strong smell.

Staying Power:

Honestly I am disappointed with it’s staying power on lips. It stays for max an hour and a half. Not more.

As a cheek stain, it’s work is nothing extraordinary. It is hardly visible on cheeks. Need multiple swipes to get it working.

Is it moisturizing???

Ummm I can say it did add a bit of moisture and didn’t dry my lips.

Does it Transfers??

Yes a bit. But that’s ok. Almost all lipsticks do.

What I liked about The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Stain:

  • Cruelty free product. No furry friend is used for testing the product. #happyMe
  • Travel friendly packing
  • Good quality applicator
  • Fragrance free formula
  • Doesn’t dry lips.
  • Didn’t break my skin when used as a cheek stain.

What I didn’t like about The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Stain:

  • Expensive
  • Color payoff could have been improved.
  • Staying power is very less.
  • Need multiple swipes if used as cheek stain.

Will I repurchase???

Umm I love The Body Shop products. But this one is a big no for me.

Will I Recommend???

I didn’t find it worth the money we are paying. Because from a lipstick the first thing we expect is the staying power. I am not happy with that. So may be a No.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 1.5/5

Red and Golden Eye Makeup

Hello,

How’s Sunday treating you??? I’m all set to attend a family function at my friend’s place this evening…

I’m waiting for my friend to get ready. We will be leaving in a while.

Since I do have a little time now, I just thought of blogging about my eye makeup…!!

I’m sorry for the ‘ok ok’ kind of photos… And poses…!!!

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I love to play, Dress Up Game
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While taking a selfie, a head tilt pose is  just haha

 

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Ok Buddy, get ready soon. I’m bored waiting…!

I’m trying my hands on eyeshadows nowadays. I chose to do makeup with red and gold eye shadow to compliment my outfit.

Ok, the eye makeup I did today is something like this. Here is the before and after applying eyeliner.

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I hope you like it.

You can check my Instagram page to know the products used for this look… 

Have a great Sunday evening.

List of Best Cosmetics, Along With Best Makeup Tips

Hey,

Diwali is just around the corner, you can find a lot of makeup, beauty and health tips in mygirlypedia.com soon….

So let me begin with a list of affordable yet the best makeup products as per different skin types.

If you are new to the world of makeup, no worries…!!! I have links for the posts which I had written earlier about details of these products.  Like how to apply, why we use. Sounds cool???

Let’s start the list to know the products that suits your skin types and needs.

If you wish to buy them, I have provided online link as well.

Primer :

For every skin type –

I would suggest one from L’Oreal Paris, Base Magique.

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Foundation :

Are you thinking whether to use it or not? Have doubts about how to apply? Allll your queries regarding foundation will be solved here.

Normal skin –

‘Fit me’ range from Maybelline is good with maximum coverage. Plus, it has many shade options which means almost everyone gets their ideal foundation.

Oily skin –

Tea tree BB cream from The Body Shop is good with medium coverage. Tea tree is proven to be good for sensitive skin.

Dry skin-

everything comes with pros and cons. Bad news is you will have to invest in good moisturizer. Best part is once you are done with applying moisturizer, you are good to use any of the foundation.

But still if you ask any particular suggestion, I would say ponds CC cream is ideal for dry skin. It’s moisturizing and covers all pigmentation and marks.

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Concealer:

You know why the Concealer is a must??? Check this post to know everything about Concealer. 

Lakme concealer is been the best one so far. It’s creamy and gives you a perfect glow by hiding all the unevenness of skin. SPF is one more added benefit of this product.

Face powder:

Normal and Oily –

Face powder from Revlon, Faces is good. It doesn’t feel caked up. They are light and many shades available too.

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Dry skin –

I personally feel dry skin beauties should avoid face powder because it absorbs oiliness and makes skin more dry.

Lipstick :

Moisturizing –

Elle 18 has one of the best moisturizing and super affordable lipsticks. There are 18+ shades to chose from. Starting from INR 100.

Matte –

Chambor Matte lipstick (You can check full review here.)

Also colorbar has some amazing shades of matte finish lipsticks,  priced 300+ INR.

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Lip gloss :

Maybelline has some very nice glosses. (Check the review here.)

Eyeshadow :

Buy Maybelline n*de eyeshadow pallet. They have multiple pallets to choose from. Soft colors to metallic colors… They have all…

Check the colors for yourself here.

Blush :

I liked the Blush from Maybelline. It’s super pigmented with affordable price.

You can also use your lipstick as your eyeshadow or Blush…!!! I do so. It’s super handy. You don’thave to go and look out a matching eyeshadow or Blush. But you save money. #yeahhh

Kajal / Eyeliner :

I love this Hyper glossy liquid eyeliner from Maybelline. Pigmentation, longitivity and price both are super cool. I have posted my whole experience here. I have posted my whole experience here. 

If you are fond of eye makeup and want any help, this post is for you. 

Mascara :

I have used mascara from multiple brands. But for me, one from Oriflame has been the best. It’s dark pigment and the applicator wand makes it an ideal one.

These are the products which are in my ‘good book’… You can find the online shopping links for each product below…

Foundation

Fit me 

The Body Shop BB cream 

Ponds CC cream 

Concealer

Lakme Absolute White Intense Concealer Stick SPF 20

Face powder

Revlon Touch & Glow Moisturising Powder

Faces Mineral Lose Powder

Lipstick

Elle 18 Color pops lipsticks

Chambor Extreme Wear Transferproof Liquid Lipstick

Colorbar velvet matte lipstick

Lip gloss

Maybelline Color Sensational High Shine Lip Gloss

Eyeshadow

Maybelline eyeshadow pallet 

Kajal/ Eyeliner

Maybelline New York Hyper Glossy Liquid Liner

Blush

Maybelline New York Color Show Blush

Mascara

Oriflame The ONE Volume Blast Mascara

I hope you find this post useful… especially the beginners who wanna enhance their beauty by trying out different makeup products….

Do experiment with the makeup and shine brighter than the lights of Diwali… !!!

Good news for Kylie Cosmetics’ Lovers

Hey,

You might have seen my posts on Mygirlypedia, about different kylie cosmetics I own.

If you were thinking of buying any of their products, it’s the right time now…!!!

It’s an end of season sale at Kylie cosmetics. #happydance

It’s flat 20% off….!!! Offer lasts only for 48 hours…!!! So hurry up…!!!

I’m planning to buy one more Blush… Do check and let me know what’s in your list…!!!

I have reviewed few products from Kylie Cosmetics, it might be helpful for you to shop. Do have a look.

Posie K lip gloss

Posie K lip liner

Hopless Romantic Blush

Candy K lip gloss

I have one more gloss named literally. I will review the gloss today.

In case you are worried about international shipping and stuff, do check my post about my Shopping Experience at Kylie cosmetics.

Head to kyliecosmetics.com now to shop products of your choice, before it gets sold out…!!!

Happy Shopping and Happy Friday…!!! 😘💋