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.

For Girls Who Wear Glasses

Do you guys agree that we live in ‘screen age’. You know, just like stone age. Screen age – because our eyes are constantly on some or the other screens. Be it a computer’s screen, cell phone screen, tablet, television. Ahh the list is long…!!!

When our eyes are strained by looking at such screens for so long, there is definitely high chance we end up getting eye problems. Starting with the spectacles. Arrgghhh these spectacles doesn’t let us flaunt the beautiful eye makeup we apply. Even I do wear spectacles. I know the trouble. They make us look like a geek. To skip this pain, most of them opt for contact lenses. But to those who are scared to use one, like me, just wear their spectacles without having much options.

But no worries, there are set of makeup tips, that will definitely make you look pretty even behind  those frames.

Eye Makeup Lovers, Choose Bigger Frames

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If you are a lover of heavy eye makeup, try bigger or large frames. It will not only help you let your eye makeup show up through the glasses but also add a slight variation to your geeky look.

Use a good moisturiser and foundation with good coverage around nose.

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Even if the spectacles are light like a feather, they always end up leaving those nasty red marks on either side of the nose. In order to hide that, we definitely need good products.

Blot the makeup, especially around eyes to avoid your frames getting caked up.

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No matter how good your cosmetic is, the frame of your spectacles gets those on them. In order to avoid makeup coming off to your frames, blot the makeup.

Curl your eyelashes

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Especially if you have long eyelashes, you know the pain. As and when eyelashes hit the lenses, they leave the lenses blurry. So, curling them can keep them away from lenses in a better way. In case you want to know how to use eyelash curler, check this video of mine.

Don’t forget the mascara

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The thick eyeliner/Kajal might get unnoticed behind the glasses, but not those lustrous eyelashes. Invest on some good mascara(I recommend this one), apply them on the roots to get those thick eyelash look.

Go Easy With Eyeshadows

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Dark toned colors look heavy behind the glasses. Hence, if you wear eye glasses, go for neutral shade eyeshadows.

Concealer is A Must Below The Eyes

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Some girls have this misconception that glasses hide dark circles around your eyes. But, in reality, they magnify them. Hence do not skip concealers. Apply a good concealers below eyes to get that flawless look. If you are looking for a budget friendly concealer with good coverage, here are my recommendations.

Eyebrows

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As I had mentioned in one of my posts about eyebrows, they definitely can change the way your face look. Shaping the eyebrow should be In your list if you are opting for eyeglasses. They give you the desired look.

If you are wondering which eyebrow shape looks good on you, refer this post.

In case you have thin eyebrows and want to grow them, you can check out my secret recipe for a homemade serum to grow them.

Cat Eyes

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When you are in doubt about eye makeup, go for a simple yet elegant cat eyed look. If you are new to eye makeup and want to know how to draw eyeliner, here is an easy breezy tutorial for you.

Balancing is the Key

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If your frame is heavy or black, go with bold lips. Dark colors look super elegant with dark frames.

Keep Your Glasses Clean

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I Start My Day at office, with cleaning The glasses using lens cleaner. For two reasons.  Because the frame happens to contain bacteria and blurry lenses never serve the purpose. In order to avoid the skin breakouts, always keep them clean.

 

See, being a Chashmish (name given to the one who wears spectacles) is not old schooled or about looking geeky any more.

 

Review of The Most Pocket Friendly Kajal I have Ever Used

You guys have seen my review of the most budget friendly eyeliner I have ever used. Today, I am gonna review the super pocket friendly and super cute Kajal I have used so far.

The other day when I had been to a local drug store to buy some essentials, I just happened to see these cute little Kajal packs. I tried not to add them in my cart. But ahhh I couldn’t. You know how much I love eye makeup products right???

This cutie is from one of the renown brand, Himalaya Herbals.

I have used different products from this brand like, body lotion, lip balms etc. Which I really liked. This one is not an exception.

Let’s see why I liked this Kajal.

Brand –

Himalaya Herbals

Price –

Ahh it’s just 45 INR for 1g…!!! That’s why I said it is a pocket friendly one.

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Shelf Life –

3 Years.

Ingredients –

Almond oil, Castor oil, Camphor, Damask Rose, Triphaia.

Packing –

The outer cartoon looks something like this.

It has all the details about the product.

The product comes in a bullet packing. This is so tiny and cute, can definitely be carried with you in your jeans pockets/ purses. I can say it is pocket friendly in terms of price as well as the travel friendliness.

Outer cap has this green, which is a typical Himalayan product’s green strip with all the details.

Plastic used for this bullet doesn’t seem to be super sturdy. There are chances that it might break.

The transparent tube makes it easy to keep track of the quantity of product left. Plus, the pointed tip makes application super easy. You don’t have to carry a sharpener to sharpen the tip to draw thin lines.

Fragrance –

I love the fragrance of these Ayurveda or home made Kajals. This Kajal smells the same. It’s not so over empowering too. So, even gals with sensitive nose can opt for this.

In case you want to know how to prepare Ayurveda/ pure Kajal or Kohl at home, do check this post.

Texture –

Texture is soft. It glides very softly.

Color payoff –

This is a deep black shade. One swipe is enough to get the dark look. Check the picture of my eyes where I have applied the kajal on waterline as well as eyeliner on eyelids.

Staying Power –

Anyways, company never claimed about it’s staying power. But in general, we do judge an eye product mostly on it’s staying power. Don’t we?? This one stayed till end of the day, like for 7-8 hours. But it did fade. Was not as intense as it was when it was applied.

Does it smudge???

Yes it does. Its not smudge proof and water proof.

I must say, I have so many other Kajals in my collection, for which I have paid way more than this one. But this Kajal had minimal smudge under my eyes than some of the expensive Kajals I own. For the money I am paying, I am ok with this minimal smudge.

Does it gives cooling effect??

Unlike what the company claims, it didn’t give any cooling effect as such.

What I liked –

  • Value for money.
  • Minimal smudge on my oily waterline.
  • Travel friendly packing.
  • Availability.
  • Color payoff is good.
  • It doesn’t contain any harmful chemicals.

What I didn’t like –

Even though it smudges a little, I am happy with it’s work. For the money I have paid, nothing to complain about.

Will I repurchase???

Even though it seems so tiny, little goes long way. So will definitely buy one more once I finish this. Chemical free, tiny, fairly working kajal, which doesn’t burn my pocket, so why not.

Will I recommend???

Definitely yes. Especially those gals who are taking baby steps into teh world of eye makeup. Who doesn’t want to spend more on eye makeup till they are confident enough. This one is definitely a yes.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 4.75/5 (For minimal smudging I am deducting minimal point. hehe )

I Would Love to Recommend THIS Smudge Proof Eyeliner to You

Hey,

I get lot of queries regarding beauty issues and cosmetics. Which I really enjoy answering to. You know what I enjoy even more??? When they get back to me to say how amazingly it worked for them, when they thank me for that valuable suggestion or remedies I share. Perks of being a beauty blogger includes people counting on you for their beauty and fashion issues. (Some count on me for relationship and life advices too. I think I’m good at it. I should become a counselor.) #PatOnMyBack haha.

The most common query about a cosmetic products is – which is the best ‘smudge proof’ eyeliner according to you.. ??

Well, I always start with my common statement- “Honestly, there is no smudge proof eyeliner as such..” but now I have found one eyeliner which is quite closer to being a smudge proof one…!!! Yeahhhh…!!!

You guys, my dear blog followers, know how much I love eye makeup products. To sum up my love for eye makeup, this is THE post.

In my eyeliner collection, I have multiple products from Maybelline, M.A.C., Lotus, L’Oreal Paris, soul tree and many more. I was quite happy with one of the liner from Maybelline. But, I have finally met much better eye liner now. All thanks to my ‘random’ shopping I did last month.

This is the same eye liner I used for basic makeup tutorial I posted the other day.

Let’s see what made me love this product.

Brand :

L’Oreal Paris

Range:

Super Liner, Gel Intenza

Price:

900 INR ( I got it for 600 INR as there was some offer going on)

Shelf life:

3 Years.

Ingredients:

What Does Company Claims?

Shades Available:

There are 5 Shades available in this range.

  • Diamond Black (It’s a glossy black)
  • Chic Brown
  • Royal Blue
  • Sapphire Blue
  • Profound Black (intense black)

Shade I Own:

I have deep black, grey, brown, green, royal blue eyeliners in my collection. So I thought of trying out deep blue. That’s why I choose Sapphire blue.

It’s a deep blue shade. You really need to look twice to differentiate the color between black and this shade of blue in day light. The color falls pretty closer to the shade black.

PS: You can see the color looks like black in the pictures clicked in day light. I had turn on the flash to capture the real color of the liner. Hehe.

Packing:

The outer rectangular, sturdy paper cartoon looks quite attractive with black and golden combination. There is this transparent section where you can see the eyeliner from outside. #Peekaboo

The outer cartoon contains details about the company’s claims, how to apply liner,price details, ingredients etc.

Now coming to the product’s packing. It comes in glass tub packing. Even though it is made of glass, I must say it’s not at all fragile. Because I have dropped it multiple times. Accidentally of course.

The lid is of golden color,the details of the eye liner is been glued at the bottom of it. In case you find it difficult (this shade is often gets confused to black, so thanks for the lid and the sticker at the bottom) to differentiate, the sticker will help you out.

The lid is tight and the strong glass box is easy to be carried around in the handbag or even in your pockets. So full marks on being a travel friendly packing.

Color Payoff:

It’s very nice. A single swipe gives you a good color Payoff. You can watch me applying the eyeliner here. A single stroke was enough for a good coverage.

Consistency:

It is a gel eyeliner. Glides well.

Staying Power:

Now the main point. Company Claims it can stay for 36 hours. Practically, no one will keep the eyeliner on for 3 days in a row. Unless and until you are a nomad. Oh wait, do they use them? I don’t think so.

So I had this on on my eyelids for maximum 12 long hours. Guess what, this was on my eyelids intact. Very minute smudged lines which can be easily ignored. I was smiling at myself looking at my eyeliner in the mirror, while I went for washing my face at the end of the day. If you are a lover of eye makeup products, you will understand my happiness. Hehe.

Waterproof:

Company Claims it is waterproof. Well I do have some eyeliners from other brands which can be washed off with just water . But this one, my face wash couldn’t clean it properly. I had to use my cleanser to remove this eyeliner. Hence it’s can be applied on the days like if you are going to watch a sentimental movie in a theater or attending someone’s wedding where chances are that you will cry. Hehe just kidding. It is waterproof so don’t have to bother about smudging because of that.

Applicator:

The best part of this product is it comes with an eyeliner brush. You don’t have to spend more money on a brush separately.

The brush has a good grip. It’s short so can be carried easily. The bristles are soft and you can create thick as well as thin lines with these kind of brushes.

Let me film a video about different looks you can create with this brush, soon.

What I loved About L’Oreal Paris Super Liner Gel Intenza Eyeliner:

  • Travel friendly packing.
  • It comes with applicator brush.
  • Color Payoff is good.
  • Staying Power is amazing.
  • It is waterproof.
  • Gel eyeliner, glides easily.

What I didn’t like About L’Oreal Paris Super Liner Gel Intenza Eyeliner:

Some might find it pricey. But little goes long way and I personally feel it’s totally worth the price. So for me – NONE.

Will I repurchase???

Yes. Definitely. I just loved it’s staying Power on my oily eyelids.

Will I recommend this to you???

Yes. To all those who haf asked me to recommend one eyeliner which is smudge proof, this is the one I would love to recommend. It’s totally worth the price.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 5/5 ( Totally worked for me) 💋💋💋💋💋

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. 😘

Replace Your Boring Kajal With This Sparkling One…!!!

Hello,

Are you a lover of eye makeup products…??? Can’t live without kajal and eyeliners…??? Well, this post will interest you… 😉

It’s time to drop our old gel liners… This year it’s all about gloss and glitters… To add the spark to your eyes, you don’t have to buy a box of makeup glitter separately… Anyways we really don’t get that much time to apply liner and then apply glitter on it… Isn’t it…??

Let’s drop our old liners and get our hands on this sparkling black kajal… Let’s get to know it better… What’s say??

Brand :

Rimmel London

Kajal Name:

Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal

What Product Claims:

Shades available :

  • Sparkling Black
  • Black
  • Brown

Shade Name :

Sparkling Black

Price:

345 INR 1.2 g

Shelf Life:

3 years

Packing :

This comes in typical pencil form. A sparkling black pencil to be precise. Need to keep sharpener handy.

The cap is tight. Sooo tight at first that, I had to put all my energy to open it. But, unfortunately I ended up breaking the tip. You will get to know ‘why’ in texture section below.

Texture :

It’s creamy soft. Glides smoothly on waterline.

Color payoff :

This is a black shade. Not the deepest of black. What I love the most is these tiny sparkling particles.

At first, I wasn’t really happy with the amount of sparkle it added to my eyes. But after it got settled on my eyes, the shine was amazing.. Got compliments for that shine too… #blushing

Does this smudge:

Let’s accept this fact that there is no kajal or liner, that doesn’t smudge. Goal is to find a kajal which smudges less. This one just right to serve this purpose…

It smudges very less. Usually I have to bug my friends at office to keep a check on my kajal whenever I don’t get a mirror. Yes I do. They laugh at me but they help me to know whether it’s smudged or not. #typicalgal

Staying power:

Stayed for 6 to 7 hours with a bit of smudging.

Can we use this as eyeliner :

Yes. I did apply this on both on eyelids as liner and on waterline as kajal. It look amazing…

What I like :

  • Color payoff with sparkling black. I loved it.
  • Smudges less.
  • Glides smoothly
  • Affordable.
  • Available online. Hence availability is not an issue.
  • Travel friendly.

What I don’t like :

  • It could have been retractable pencil packing. Because while you sharpen the pencil, you do end up wasting some product.
  • As the product claims its not Waterproof, sweat proof, heat proof etc. It does smudge.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 4.5/5

How to Fix Broken Cosmetics

Hello,

The other day I bought a sparkling black kajal pencil from the brand Rimmel London online, from Nykaa… The cap of the kajal was so tight that I had to put all my energy to open it. What happened next broke my heart. I ended up breaking the tip of the kajal. #sad

You can feel that pain right??? Breaking your brand new cosmetic. Heart breaking moment gal…!!!

If you are a makeup enthusiast and love cosmetics, I am sure you have gone through this kind of heart breaks at least once. No??? Oh come on, you should have at least one dried nail paint or an eyeliner you have never used since long time. Yes even they come under ‘broken cosmetics’. haha. But the good news is there are ways to fix our broken yet precious cosmetics.

Yes. You don’t have to throw away only because it broke accidently, instead of wasting the money you have spent, try out these steps to fix them.

Excited to know how???

Read on..

Broken Kajal:

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Let me start with the recent one I have tried and tested. If you open kajal like hulk(putting all your energy) and end up breaking it, try this.

Put the tip back and blend it which is a temporary fix. Just to make sure the kajal is back in place. Now put the kajal pencil inside freezer for couple of hours.
It did work. Kajal had hardened and it was usable again…!!!

Dried Kajal Pencils:

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Yes this too happens. If you keep eye pencils unused for long, they do get dried out. Which makes their application uneasy.
So to soften the dried kajal, just heat the tip of it slightly. This melted kajal is easier to apply.

Dried Gel or Liquid Eyeliner:

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This happens with all those gals like me, who buy all the types of kajals and eyeliners in the market and use only few of them. In order to take care of rest of the dried eye makeup product, all you need is any essential oil. I use coconut oil.

Put few drops of coconut oil in the gel or liquid liner container. Leave it for a while. The product and oil gets mixed up and it softens the product.
Now you can use your moisturising eyeliner…!!!!
But, make sure use add only few drops of oil. Because you don’t want to end up making it very thin in consistency. Which makes your liner runny.

Dried Mascara:

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Using dried mascaras can make your eyelashes look like the branches of trees covered by snow flakes. But here the snow flakes are black in colour. Ewww…
To fix the dried mascara, put the mascara tube in warm water for a while. Then add few drops of coconut oil and shake the mascara tube vigorously. This should fix the problem.

Broken Lipstick:

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Sometimes we end up breaking lipstick. What you need to do other than crying??? Umm… Take a lighter or lit a candle. Melt the liquid at the end where it has broken. Put the melted and softened lipstick back in the bullet. Keep the lipstick in freezer. After couple of hours – Tada…!!!! Lipstick is fit and fine… #wink

Dried or Broken Powder Compact and Blush:

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All you need is a bit of alcohol to fix this heart break.

  • Take the injured compact powder or blush. Crush it into fine pieces. Ouch…!!!
  • Mix a bit of alcohol.
  • Blend it well to get a paste like consistency.
  • Now put this paste into the compact case.
  • Keep the case for drying.
  • Once it is completely dried, your compact looks like it never broke.

Dried Nail Paint:

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This, we all know. Add nail paint remover to nail paint. This will soften the dried nail paint. After a while, you can use the nail paint to paint your nails beautifully.
If you do not have nail paint remover, try adding alcohol or hydrogen peroxide. They work similar to that of a remover.

Broken Eyeshadow:

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Since eyeshadows are soft in consistency, this require a easy step.

  • Take tissue paper.
  • Put on the broken eyeshadow.
  • Press the eyeshadow with the help of finger.
  • This will put the eyeshadow back to it was before.

Unreachable Product:

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In case you have spent a lot of money on some product and you want to use every bit of it. But some times it happens that, you can see the product at the bottom of the bottle/case but you cant take it out using your finger or by patting the bottle.
In this case, all you need is an earbud. Using a clean ear bud you can take out the product and use it.
I do this for my ‘almost over’ foundations.

So, now you know the magic to fix the broken cosmetics.

If you have kept those broken cosmetics just because you don’t want to throw it away, fix them and use them.

The next time when you break them accidently, do not cry. Take up the products you need to fix and give them another life.

 

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… !!!

A Lazy Girl’s Guide to Beauty 

Hey,

I spend ample amount of time taking care of skin… I am kind of obsessed. I love doing it. After all self love is must. Isn’t it???

There are many of my friends who wants to improve the skin texture but too lazy to do all the rituals. No worries. Today I am gonna share some super lazy tips which you can afford to do,  to achieve good skin.

Read on,  if you are one among those pandas.

  • Cleansing

I know it’s not your type to go and look for a cleanser for your skin type and blah blah blah. So all you need to do is, keep wet wipes next to your bed. Just pull one out and clean your face before sleeping. Removing impurities /dust/makeup is a must.

  • Moisturizer

Na I won’t bother you by explaining toner and stuff. Just apply a layer of good moisturizer before ending your day. No matter what skin type you are blessed with, a good moisturizer is a must.

  • Hydration

You must have heard a lot that we need to drink lots of water. Yes we need to. This will keep body mind and Skin healthy.

  • Vitamins

If you are too lazy to follow good diet or beauty steps, consume vitamin supplements. But yes, you have to take an extra effort to meet a good doctor before consuming.

  • Lip care

I know lip scrub or primer are not in your world. Haha but we need to scrub lips to get rid of those chapped surface. Ummm how will I do it??? Simple.. Just gently brush your lips after brushing your teeth with the help of toothbrush.

  • Makeup

Foundation concealer etc might sound like rocket science for some girls.  So I will tell you simpler makeup tips.

  • Eyes

Kajal..!!!  A stroke of Kajal we need to conquer the world. If you want to know how much kajal means to us, check this. 

  • Smudged Kajal Look 

Apply kajal before going to bed. You will have naturally smudged eye makeup look the next morning.  But avoid doing it everyday. As sleeping with eye makeup on is not recommended on daily basis.

  • Lips

Apply a good lipstick or a tinted lip balm. You are good to go.

  • Face

If you are a dry skinned beauty, dab some moisturizer before applying a day cream. If cream has SPA/SPF content, it’s added benefit.

  • Lazy to apply body lotion? 

Drop few drops of essential oils to the bathing water. This will take care of body moisture after bath.

  • Hair wash!!! 

Too lazy to wash hair???  No worries…  Dry shampoos are your Angeles.

  • Hair style 

Tie hair in a bunch before hitting the bed. You will wake up with nice wavy hair in the morning.

  • Excess sweat

Keep tissue papers handy. You don’t have to go shopping for product to solve this problem. Just pat a tissue paper on your oily zone and and you are good to go as the tissue absorbs all the sweat.

I hope these tips will transform you from

“This gal is pretty lazy”

To

“This lazy gal is pretty ”

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Did you know about ‘Permanent Makeup’…???

Hey beautiful,

On a long day at work, after partying all night, while running out of time to get ready in the morning; have you ever thought, how dreamy our day would be if our makeup would never fade…!!! Makeup with no touch ups…!!! To make this wish of makeup geeks come true, here is some new cosmetic treatment called ‘Permanent makeup’. By this procedure, you will have perfectly shaped eyebrows, kissable lips and perfect eyeliner all day long…!!! Sounds like a dream right…   happy tearsmakeup-tablet

My beautician had introduced me to this word ‘permanent makeup’ few years back. I was very much fascinated by the way she use to draw perfect eyeliner on her eye lids. I was curious to know how she manages to draw such perfect lines every time. I was surprised to know that those lines were permanent…!!! I must say her eyeliner was dark black and glossy. perfect She later explained and answered all my queries regarding the procedure, pros and cons. Today I will be sharing the info I had got, with you…

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You too must be curious to know what permanent makeup is all about… Well, read on to know more…!!! wink

It is considered as micropigmentation(just like tattoo). This procedure involves needles to inject pigment granules beneath upper layer of the skin.

Most popular beauty enhancements are:

  1. Eyeliner
  2. Eyebrows
  3. Lip color
  4. Lip line
  5. Blush
  6. Eye shadow
  7. Eyelash enhancement

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Procedure:

  1. This treatment is done in the supervision of dermatologists, cosmetologists, aesthetician, nurses, and tattooists.
  2. They apply anesthetic to skin before starting with it.
  3. Various devices, including the traditional tattoo coil machines, the pen or rotary machine (includes the digital rotary machines) and the non-machine or hand device are used.
  4. Pain during the procedure depends on one’s pain threshold.
  5. It again depends on individual that how long the color lasts. Depending on that, one or more touch up sessions are required.

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This treatment is for those makeup lovers:

  1. Who desire a soft, natural enhancement to their appearance
  2. Who can’t wear traditional cosmetics due to allergies and skin sensitivities
  3. Who are active at sports like swimming, swimming, hiking, biking etc and still want to look dolled up all day.
  4. Who sweat a lot and due to which who need regular touch ups.
  5. Who find it difficult to apply makeup
  6. Who are lazy to apply
  7. Who are vision challenged people
  8. Who are fed up with busy people
  9. Who’ve lost hair due to chemotherapy, accidents, burns, or cosmetic surgery.
  10. Who have a difficult time applying makeup due to age or conditions, such as arthritis.

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Look how its done. 

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Approximate Cost:

It solely depends on from where and by whom are you getting it done. The more skilled the person is the more it might cost you. But approximately it costs:

Per procedure: $400-$800

Per hour : $150 to $250

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Time consumed:

Approximately 2 to 2 ½ hours

How long does it lasts:

On some it lasts for lifetime without touch ups. On some it might fade and need regular touch up sessions.

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Everything has +ve and -ve side.

Best part of Permanent makeup:

  1. Saves time.
  2. Doesn’t fade due to humidity and other weather conditions.
  3. No need to invest on makeup removers.
  4. Saves money which we spend to buy different makeup products.

The side effects that might be caused due to the permanent makeup:

  1. The chemical/ pigments involved might cause your lips to swell.
  2. Eyebrow after effect
  3. The skin around eye is very sensitive and delicate. The anesthesia given around eye might burn cornea.
  4. The eyeliner drawn might cause bruises.
  5. The artificial blush/ eye shadow application done as a part of permanent makeup might cause skin irritation. The pigments, if doesn’t suit your skin, it will affect large area of your face. This will have to be corrected with face surgery.
  6. These are cosmetic tattoos. If the needles used are not hygienic, it might cause harmful diseases.
  7. Pigments may cause allergic reactions to certain people.
  8. Make sure you choose someone well expertise in these procedures. Or else you might end up being a disaster…!!!
  9. I personally feel, after some time we might get bored of same makeup. I am someone who love experimenting different eye makeups. It might look good all day long but it will be boring to carry same makeup every single day.
  10. Undergoing MRI scan might become a headache. Its advisable to let your MRI technician to know about your permanent cosmetic in order to avoid  skin irritations.

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There are plenty of women who opt for permanent makeup. If you really really feel you need this, if you are ready to undergo all these procedures, if you are ready taking risks, then only get this cosmetic make over done by an expert.

I would personally advice you to be happy in your own skin. Be happy with what you are blessed with. You are pretty, the way you are…!!!

Take care pretty…

 

Pallavi ❤

My Take On Maybelline New York Hyper Matte Liquid Liner

Hey Beautiful People,

How’s the day treating you??

Let me tell you one thing, I am a huge lover of Eye makeup…!!! Experimenting new eye makeups and trying out new eye products is one of my fantasies. I can not step out of home without a stroke of kajal on my eyes.

I have a tried a lot of eye liners and kajal till date. If you ask me to pick one among them, would love to pick this black beauty from one of my favorite brands,  “Maybelline New York, Hyper Matte Liquid Liner”     *Bright Smile*

Do you want to know why…??!! well, Read on… *wink*

 What the product claims:

Go Hyper Intense For 10X The Matte Impact

Stepping up the matte trend from lips to eyes, Maybelline New York introduces the Hyper Matte Liquid Liner. This first-ever matte finish liquid eye liner comes in a dip-in brush format and gives the most intense, 24 hour long stay lines. The slim brush has an elongated, well-rounded applicator for ease and comfort in application and gives the perfect amount of product for precise lining. The liner is smudge-proof, water-proof and also heat-proof. Now get ready for an explosion of the purest, blackest, matte-est matte in 20 seconds flat!

    My take on Maybelline New York Hyper Matte Liquid Liner:

So, this eye liner, comes in a tube kind of sturdy plastic packing. The two contrasting colors, black and white makes it look attractive.
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This is sleek and tiny, hence can be carried in clutch/ handbag. The tube does not leak hence makes it a travel friendly product.

The cost of this is 325 INR for 3g. You can buy it from nykaa.com
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The brush is quite thin. It makes it perfect for drawing fine lines.
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It is the dark black(as claimed by company), liquid eyeliner with a matte finish. The color pay off is quite good. Since it dries off really quick, you may need couple of more strokes for a perfect line.
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What made me fall for this is the staying power. My eye lids are oily. Setting powder is a must for girls like me, before eyeliner application. It was tough for me to find an eye liner which stays for a long without smudging / fading. Yahoooo…. Here it is… I found one… It stays for around 11-12 hours…!!!(A long day at work… *phew*) It doesn’t even fade. Yes you read it right. So, the claim of their long staying duration is true. (I haven’t tried it for 24 hours though.) I am so much happy with its staying power.

I have used it on my water line like a kajal, it didn’t smudge.!!! Hence it is smudge proof…!!!

Removal of the liner is quite easy. It comes out flaky when you rub it with makeup remover. Matte after all.

Overall, I can say it stands for what it claims.

Let me list down pros and cons for quick readers…

 Pros of Maybelline New York Hyper Matte Liquid Liner:

  1. Staying Power is really really great.
  2. Color payoff is good.
  3. Dries of quickly.
  4. Affordable
  5. Travel friendly.
  6. Thin brush is perfect for drawing fine lines.
  7. True to what it claims.

    Cons of Maybelline New York Hyper Matte Liquid Liner :
None for me.

   My rating:
5/5

If you are looking for long lasting dark black eye liner, this one is for you. Do give a try.

Till the next post….

Keep Smiling…!!!
Pallavi ❤

Easy way to do Winged eyeliner…!!!

Hey my beautiful readers…

How is the day treating you all..???

I don’t feel I am perfect at drawing perfect winged eye liner but , would love to share my tried and tested tips with you guys. I will be glad if you find them useful.

So, today I will be sharing some of the tips I follow while creating winged eye liner look.

You must have heard saying “Do not ask a girl with winged liner, why she is late…!!!”  wink Yes, it is an art… but not a rocket science for sure…  Practice makes you perfect.

Let’s get started then…

I have classified it into 3 steps.

  1. Preparing eye lids:

To begin with, we need to prepare the base. Most of us are blessed with the oily lids. Oily lids make the liner smudge bit fast. Hence, we need to make eye lids oil proof in order to make our liner last longer.

For this, you need a good Eye Primer. It evens out skin tone, absorbs oil and prepares the base.

If you do not have one, don’t worry… Even setting powder will do the job. You can use any setting powder of your choice, which matches your skin tone.

You might find this link useful to find a perfect setting powder for you.

Prepare your eye lids by applying setting powder on them.

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  1. Drawing the liner along the eye lash line.

Most of you guys, especially the beginners find it really difficult to draw line along the eyelash line. Let me make this step a bit easier one. All of you guys have must played ‘connecting the dots’ game at some point of time in your life. So, lets bring back that memory here. laugh

 

Draw dots over the eyelids along the eye lash line.

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Now just connect them.

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Phewww…!!! Done with the tricky part… right..??

 

 

  1. Drawing the wing:

You must have loads of cards, like debit/ credit/ shopping etc. Pick one of them. Place the card in such a way that, the end of your eye brow and corner of your eye are in a straight line as shown below.

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Draw a line starting from the eye’s corner towards eyebrow end along the side of the card. Length of the line is totally of your choice. I prefer a small wing. If you guys want to try dramatic long wing look, draw a bit long line.

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Now, drawing the triangle.

Draw a line from the eye lash line (which you drew in the previous step), to the tip of the line drawn using the card few minutes back to draw a triangle.

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Fill in the triangle.

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Wow…!!! You are done drawing winged liner…!!!  good job

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Couple of mascara swipe, and you are ready… 🙂

 

Some more tips I would like to mention:

  1. For beginners, I would suggest using gel eyeliners. Once you get used to drawing lines perfectly, you can start using liquid eye liners. Handling liquid eye liners is a tricky part since they are runny.
  2. Do not leave any gap while drawing line along eye lash line on the lid.
  3. Keep ear buds handy to erase the tiny mistakes that tend to happen while drawing lines.
  4. Most important, do not lose patience/ hope. Even I am not so perfect. It needs a lot of practice to be a pro.
  5. You can apply kajal to the water line.
  6. Applying white/ n**e eye liners on the water line will give you a fresh eye look.

 

Did you find this helpful???

 

Do try and let me know your experience.

 

Happy weekend you guys…!!!!

Pallavi ❤