Monday, 16 October 2017

KAREENA KAPOOR INSPIRED MAKEUP TUTORIAL



Hi Everyone,

Recently I got so many requests for recreating this inspired look of Kareena Kapoor. She has been spotted with this Smokey eyes and Nude lips. The makeup has been done by the famous Mac artist Mickey Contractor. He used all Mac cosmetics products to create this look. I recreate the look using only drugstore brands which are easily available everywhere.

Here is the video.





Product I use:-

  • MAYBELLINE FIT ME CONCEALER IN SHADE 20.
  • LAKME EYECONIC KAJAL IN BLACK.
  • MAKEUP REVOLUTION ICONIC SMOKEY PALETTE.
  • NYX SETTING SPRAY.
  • MAYBELLINE FIT ME FOUNDATION IN SHADE 128 & 228 MIXED TOGETHER.
  • SUGAR COSMETICS COMPACT SHADE 01.
  • MAYBELLINE FIT ME MATTE + PORELESS COMPACT IN SHADE 120.
  • MAYBELLINE V FACE CONTOUR STICK.
  • MAYBELLINE STROBE CREAM IN SHADE 01.
  • LAKME ABSOLUTE BRONZER.
  • LAKME 9-5 PRIME + MATTE LIPSTICK IN SHADE MAPLE MAP.


REAL TECHNIQUE SPONGE, MORPHE SMALL EYE BRUSHES, COASTAL SCENT BLENDING BRUSHES, REAL TECHNIQUE FOUNDATION BRUSH, REAL TECHNIQUE BUFFER BRUSH.



So, that's all for today. I hope you like this inspired look that I created. I will catch you soon in some other post.
Until then...
Love Sammy :*

Friday, 13 October 2017

NYX FULL THROTTLE LIPSTICKS REVIEW AND SWATCHES



 

Hey Everyone,

Today I am going to talk about my recent buy NYX FULL THROTTLE LIPSTICKS. I was never a big fan of Nyx Cosmetics and that’s why I never bought many things from this brand. But recently when I spotted one of my friend wearing NYX FULL THROTTLE LIPSTICK I was so tempted seeing the finish and color of the lipstick that I immediately ordered two shade from this range.

Price:- Rs.600/-
Availability:- Nyx stores, Nykaa stores, and online store.

Packaging:-

 
The lipstick comes in a sleek black kind of packaging. The bottom of the lipstick had the same color matching to the inside shade of the lipstick case for which it is easy to pick the color from the stash. The bullet of the lipstick is slim and slanting for which it is very easy to apply the color on thin lips.

My experience:-

The lipsticks are matte in texture. They glide smoothly on lips without any tugging or pulling of lips. The pigmentation of the lipsticks is really awesome. One or two swipe is enough to get opaque coverage. The lipsticks are so good in pigmentation that they are capable to hide lip pigmentation too. The lipstick is bit transferable after few minutes of the application.But slowly it turns totally matte on lips giving a velvety finish look. The lipstick stays pretty 7 hours on my lips with slight fading if I have some drinks or oily food but still the lipstick stain my lips so well that I can carry it 1-2 hours more after a bit fading too. These lipsticks are perfect matte lipsticks for matte lipstick lover. But for dry lips beauties, these might turn a little bit dry after few hours of application, so removing the flaky layer of the lipsticks and reapplication of it is highly recommended.

Overall, in short, these are my favorite line of matte lipsticks and I am going to try out few more shades from this range soon.











That’s all for today. Until next time…
Love Sammy :*



REVIEW & SWATCHES OF ANASTASIA LIP PALETTE

Finally, a perfect lip palette launched in the makeup world which is just perfect for everyone(if you are a makeup lover).

A lip palette that has 13 beautiful shades with 5 primary shades and with which you can customise any color you want is the topic of the blog post for today.

Price:- $48.
Availability:- Anastasia Beverly Hills website.

Little more info regarding this palette:-

An 18-well professional lip palette with shades ranging from primaries and neutrals to bold brights. Use Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Palette to create an endless array of lip looks by mixing and customizing highly pigmented, long-wearing matte shades.

Includes mixing plate and double-ended lip brush and spatula
Bold primary colors to mix, layer and customize
Wear alone or mixed together

Shade Description – left to right...


ROW 1 :

 
1 - Peachy Pink
2 - Red Oak Brown
3 - Burnt Orange
4 - Rich Oak Brown
5 - Burnished Berry
 6 - Rich Mahogany Brown

 ROW 2:

 
 7 - Vibrant Coral
8 - Warm Sandy Brown
9 - Vibrant Orchid Purple
 10 - Berry Pink
 11 - Soft Oak Brown
12 - Vibrant Pink 


 ROW 3:

 
  Primary 1 - White
  Primary 1 - Black
  Primary 3 - Red
  Primary 4 - Yellow
  Primary 5 - Blue
 13 - Blackened Berry


Packaging:-

 
The lip palette comes in a black cardboard box. On top of the box, the name of the brand and product written silver/white and golden letters.
The lip palette itself comes with a mixing plate and with a dual-ended spatula come brush. The lid of the lip palette is transparent for which one can see the colors from outside of the palette.

My experience:-

 
I picked up the lip palette when it was just newly launched. I bought it from an Instagram seller in Rs.4000/-.
The very first day I saw the palette online I was tempted to try it as I am a sucker for lip products (especially lipsticks).
The palette contains all the probable beautiful shades that one needs in life to create different looks. Along with that, it has 5 primary colors in this palette with which one can customize any shade if they have the knowledge of right proportion of mixing each shade otherwise they might end up creating some mess (like me :P).
All the shades in this palette are matte in texture. There is no shimmery shade (thankfully!!!). The darker shades are super pigmented while the lighter shades are little streaky. One need to layer the lighter shades to get opaque coverage while it is easy to work with darker shades.
 The lip color glides easily on my lips. The lip brush that comes with the palette is perfect for lining and filling of lips. The texture of the lip color for first few minutes might look satin but it will turn to matte after 30 minutes of application. It stays pretty 5 hours on my lips. But as these are not transfer-proof matte lip colors so they just keep on fading with every food or drink we have in between. Now I don't recommend you to go for touch up of these lip color once it fades because it is a bit difficult to carry a whole palette everywhere for touch up of a particular color or your customized color.

The lip palette is basically good for a makeup artist or makeup lover who love to experiment with lip color. But if you are just a makeup lover who just loves makeup and love to collect individual lipstick rather than a palette then you can happily skip this palette because all the shades are dupeable in many other brands in form of individual lipstick.

The downside:-


  • Firstly the price of the palette is too much. One can really feel the burn in the pocket while buying it so better you grab it in the sale.
  • Secondly, I found the quantity of each lip color in the palette is less for which you can hit the pan after 3-4 usage from a corner.
  • Thirdly as it has no mirror so one might feel the burden to carry the palette while traveling.
  • Fourthly carrying a separate mixing tray while traveling is a bit awkward too as you might lose it in the travel bag during traveling (like I did thrice).


Overall If you want me to rate the palette I will give it 4/5 as the quality of the lip color in the palette is too good and I love the comfort matte texture of these lip colors. All I wish they had refills for popular colors in this palette :(











So, that's all for today. Until next time...
Love Sammy :*

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

REVIEW & SWATCHES OF ALEXIS REN X COLOURPOP TOPAZ PRESSED POWDER FACE DUO




Hey Everyone,

Colourpop cosmetics nowadays are so raved brand as they are coming up with new products almost every month. The price of those products is so affordable that people turning their interest on this brand a lot.

Today I am going to talk about ALEXIS REN X COLOURPOP TOPAZ PRESSED POWDER FACE DUO.

The palette has been launched long back but as I was too busy in juggling between blog and youtube channel of mine I miss it. So today when my laptop disk is almost full and I just sit back to delete my old files I found the pictures of this palette.

Price:- $15.00 (now in discount $14.00).
Net Weight: 10 g / 0.35 oz.
Available: COLOURPOP website here

A little more information regarding the palette:-

 
Pressed Powder Highlighter 

 
A highly reflective highlighter that gives your skin high-shine with a radiant glow. It contains buttery-soft powders that feel creamy, applies super smoothly, and blend evenly on the skin. High color intensity from the pearls leaves a luminous, satiny feel.

Finish: Pearlized
Shade: Golds


Pressed Powder Bronzer 
 
You're new go-to for an instant sun-kissed look. This formula contains super velvety-soft powders which provide a natural tanned glow. It also contains spherical light-diffusing powders which roll over the skin and allow for even application, smooth blending, and prevents a dry or "cakey" look.

Finish: Matte
Shade: Bronzes

Ingredients:-
SHE'S HERE TO STAY: DIMETHICONE, ZINC STEARATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, PTFE, SILICA, BORON NITRIDE, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, PHENOXYETHANOL, DIMETHICONOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, TIN OXIDE, BRONZE POWDER (CI 77400), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), MICA (CI 77019), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891).

GOLDEN MOMENT: TALC, DIMETHICONE, BORON NITRIDE, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, ISOPROPYL PALMITATE, SILICA, PTFE, PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), MICA (CI 77019), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891).

Application tips:-
Apply Highlighter to the cheekbones, bridge of the nose, above cupid's bow, under and/or above brows. Use a variety of sized brushes depending on where you are applying the highlighter. Recommended for all skin types.

Pressed Powder Bronzer can be used to add dimension, color, and contour. Build to desired intensity using your favorite powder brush. Recommended for all skin types.

The ALEXIS REN palette consists of two shades:-

She's Here to Stay: pearlized highlighter; a true gold
Golden Moment: matte bronzer; a warm bronze.

Packaging:-
The ALEXIS REN X COLOURPOP TOPAZ PRESSED POWDER FACE DUO comes in a black cardboard box with a magnetic closure. The palette is sleek in packaging and so it is travel-friendly too. It comes up with a mirror only and no application brush.

My experience:-

ALEXIS REN X COLOURPOP TOPAZ PRESSED POWDER FACE DUO comes up with a bronzer and highlighter. The size of both bronzer and highlighter are 10gm each for which it will last forever I guess (lol).
The texture of both highlighter and bronzer are buttery. When I swatch it with a finger I could feel the smooth milled texture of the powder. Both are easily blendable and stays pretty 5 hours on my skin during summers.The palette is just perfect for fair to medium skin tone beauties as I doubt that it will hardly show up on dusky skin beauties.
I personally use the bronzer to contour my cheek and forehead area only as it is slightly orangey on my skin(I am NC 30 in Mac) so I avoid applying it on the bridge of my nose.

Final verdict:-

 
If you are looking for a good bronzer and highlighter duo then definitely you should check out this palette.

I have applied this palette for contouring and highlighting in many of my tutorials so you can check out my tutorials on my YouTube channel.













That's all for today. I will catch you in my next post.


Until then ...


Love Sammy :*

MSB FESTIVE LOOKS WINNERS




Hey Everyone,
Just a few days back there was a contest going on MSB, a FACEBOOK group where all the members of MSB were requested to share their festive look for Durga Puja.

So, first of all, thank you to each and everyone who took part in this contest and made it so big and successful. I personally want to thank MSBians for coming up and participating in this contest because, at the end of the day, we all are just standing together strong and holding the hand of each other (which is the motto of MSB) and celebrating all the festivals with an open heart.


So, without much ado let's see who are the winners ;) 


1ST SAYANI SAHA





2ND PAYEL CHOUDHURY




3RD ERICA SINGH




4TH ANINDITA ROY



 5TH SHALINI GHOSH



6TH ROHOSEN BANDOPADHYAY



CONGRATULATION TO ALL WINNERS ONCE AGAIN :)




That's all for today.Until next time...
Love Sammy :*

Monday, 9 October 2017

FESTIVE HAUL II NYKAA II MAC II PAC & MORE

Hey everyone,

As we are still in the festive mood so keeping the spirit high here is a haul video where I share my purchases.




PRODUCTS I BOUGHT:-

PAC MAKEUP BRUSHES:-
257( RS.685/-)
261 (RS.545/-)
PAC LIP PRIMER (RS.550/-)
PAC RETRO MATTE GLOSS NO.35 (RS.550/-).
NYKAA MATTELICIOUS LIP CRAYON SHADE 01, 06 (RS.650/-) EACH.
MAYBELLINE AGE RENIEW CONCEALER (MEDIUM) (RS.650/-).
MAYBELLINE BLUSH PALETTE (RS.925/-).
MAYBELLINE FACESTUDIO MASTER STROBING CREAM IN SHADE NUDE (RS.700/-).
MAC MAKEUP BRUSHES
219 (RS.2250/-)
217 (RS.1950/-)
MAC FIXING SPRAY (NOT IN VIDEO ) (RS.1650/-) .
LAKME 9-5 PRIME PLUS MATTE LIPSTICKS (RS.480/- EACH).
REVIEWED HERE: https://youtu.be/FvS4I4LRGSM
NYX FULL THROTTLE LIPSTICK IN SHADE 05,08 (RS.600/- EACH).
SUGARPILL TRINKET LIQUID LIPSTICK (RS.1850/-). BOUGHT FROM INSTAGRAM SELLER foreign_makeup_india.


That's all for today.
Love Sammy :*

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

KARVA CHAUTH MAKEUP TUTORIAL



Hey, everyone,
Today I am up with another makeup tutorial which is just perfect for this upcoming Karva Chauth or in this festive season. I have got loads of appreciation for this look so I decided to recreate this look once again for you all.

So here is the video





The product I used:-
COLOURPOP AMETHYST PRIMING SETTING SPRAY
MAYBELLINE FIT ME CONCEALER.
SIGMA DARK BROW POWDER.
COLOURPOP YES PLEASE EYE SHADOW PALETTE
JUVIA'S PLACE ZULU PALETTE (REVIEWED HERE)
JUVIA'S PLACE MASQUERADE PALETTE (REVIEWED HERE)
INGLOT REFILL EYE SHADOW IN SHADE 63.
SUGAR COSMETICS TWIST AND SHOUTOUT KAJAL IN 01 SHADE.
MAYBELLINE FIT ME FOUNDATION.
MAYBELLINE AGE REWIND CONCEALER IN MEDIUM.
MAC STUDIO FIX POWDER PLUS FOUNDATION.
MAC MATTE BRONZE.
MAC BLUSH OH MY PASSION (LIMITED EDITION FROM MAC FRUITY JUICY COLLECTION REVIEWED HERE )
THE BALM MANIZER SISTER PALETTE.
MAKEUP GEEK REFILL EYE SHADOW STARRY EYED.
L'OREAL VOLUME MILLION LASHES MASCARA.
LIPSTICK: SUGAR COSMETICS SHADE NO.13.

So, that's all for today. Until next time...
Love Sammy :*

Monday, 25 September 2017

5 BEST LIPSTICKS FOR THIS FESTIVE SEASON II DURGA PUJA/ NAVRATRI SERIES

 Hey, everyone,

So finally Durga Puja / Navratri is here and so today I am up with my last minute 5 LIPSTICK recommendation for this festive season. As I am a matte lipstick lover so my recommendations are based on matte lipsticks which will suit all skin tone beauties.

So here is the video.




Lipstick I recommend are:-

  • LAKME 9 TO 5 PRIME + MATTE LIPSTICK IN SHADE ROSY SUNDAY(Rs. 480/-).
  • L.A.COLORS MATTE LIPSTICK IN SHADE MAD LOVE (Rs.395/-).
  • MAYBELLINE LIP GRADATION IN SHADE FUSCHIA1(Rs.600/-).
  • SUGAR COSMETICS VIVID LIPSTICKS IN SHADE BROWNTOWN ABBEY(Rs.599/-).
  • MAC RETRO MATTE LIPSTICK RUBY WOO(Rs.1650/-) (DUPE OF MAC RUBY WOO, COLOURPOP MATTE X LIPPIE STIX IN SHADE TRUST ME, price Rs.650/- - Rs.750/-).

So, that's all for today. Enjoy this festive season and I will catch you in my next post.

Love Sammy :*

MSB ADMINS IN FESTIVE MOOD COLLAB WITH MAKEUPANDBEAUTTY BLOG



 Hey, Everyone,

Durga Puja is here and keeping the "Durga puja series" spirit high on my blog today I am here with something very exciting post.


On this festive mood, first time on MAKEUPANDBEAUTTY blog decide to do a collab blog post on festive makeup looks and for that MnB for the first time collaborating with ADMINS OF MSB (A group on Facebook where we women come up together and share our love for makeup, beauty related queries, food and helping hands and so on) to create 4 different festive looks for this season for you all. 

So without more rambling let's get started.




Starting with myself, I did a SMOKEY GREEN EYE LOOK  which is just perfect for this festive season season. You can try out this look on day or night time with any floral or colorful dresses.




Here is the makeup breakdown products:-


FACE:-
  • COLOURPOP AMYTHST CRYSTAL PRIMING SPRAY.
  • NYX SETTING SPRAY.
  • MAYBELLINE FIT ME FOUNDATION (TWO SHADES MIX TOGETHER TO GET MY SHADE) IN SHADE 228 AND SHADE 128.
  • MAC STUDIO FIX POWDER PLUS FOUNDATION IN SHADE NC 30.
  • MAC MATTE BRONZER TO CONTOUR MY FACE.
  • MAC PEARLMATTE POWDER IN SHADE OH MY PASSION (LIMITED EDITION). FOR BLUSH.
  • THE BALM SISTERS PALETTE. I TOOK MARY LOU MANIZER TO HIGHLIGHT.

EYEBROW:-

  • SIGMA DARK BROW POWDER.

EYES:-

  • MAYBELLINE FIT ME CONCEALER.
  • MAYBELLINE FIT ME MATTE + PORELESS COMPACT IN SHADE 120 CLASSIC IVORY.
  • COLOURPOP YES PLEASE EYE SHADOW PALETTE.
  • JUVIASPLACE ZULU EYESHADOW PALETTE.
  • JUVIASPLACE MASQUERADE PALETTE (MINI).
  • INGLOT REFILL EYESHADOW IN SHADE 63.
  • MAKEUP GEEK REFILL EYESHADOW IN SHADE STARRY EYED TO HIGHLIGHT INNER CORNER OF EYE.
  • SUGAR COSMETICS TWIST AND SHOUT FADEPROOF KAJAL IN SHADE BLACK VELVET.
  • LOREAL PARIS VOLUME MILLION LASHES MASCARA.

LIPS:-

  • SUGAR COSMETICS SMUDGE ME NOT LIQUID LIPSTICKS IN SHADE WOODED BY NUDE.

BRUSHES:-

  • REAL TECHNIQUE BEAUTY BENDER.
  • REAL TECHNIQUE SETTING BRUSH.
  • SIGMA BROW BRUSH.
  • COASTAL SCENTS BLENDING BRUSH.
  • MORPHE BRUSHES SMALL EYE BRUSH.
  • REAL TECHNIQUE SMALL EYE BRUSH.



  Sohini Chatterjee did a beautiful HALO EYEMAKEUP WITH RED LIPS which anybody can try out in this festive season.




 MAKEUP BREAKDOWN:-

 Base: 

  • Maybelline Dream Satin Foundation mixed together with NYX Liquid Illuminator
  • Concealer: MAC Moisture Cover (as corrector in a darker shade NC 42) + L. A. Girl HD Pro Conceal (as highlighting concealer in shade 'Natural')
Contour: 

Bahama Mama Bronzer by theBalm, NYX Cheek and Contour Duo.

Highlighter: 


Mary and Betty Louminizer by TheBalm, Highlighting powder from Makeup Revolution's Protection palette.

Blush:-


 Pink blush on from the Makeup Revolution Protection palette.

Eyes:-


Tarte Pro Amazonian Clay palette.

Kohl: Maybelline Super Black Colossal Kajal.


Mascara: Volume Million Lashes by Loreal.


Lipliner: Red Alert by Lakme 9 to 5.


Lipstick: 'Up The Bass' Full Throttle waterproof by NYX. 


Brushes used: Real Techniques, Wet n Wild, Puna.


Sponge: YBP Makeup Perfector Sponge.



You can check out her video on this makeup look here.


Pamela Sumit Sarkar created a very beautiful and bold and classy SMOKEY EYE LOOK WITH NUDE LIPS which you can try out in any night out during this festive season.



Here's the product details :-

MAC Prep and Prime Face Primer

FACE :-

  • LA Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer Pure Beige
  • Maybelline Fit Me Dewy Smooth Foundation with Octinoxate Sunscreen Sun Beige 310
  • MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation NC 25
  • LA Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer Toast
  • MAC Matte Bronze Bronzing Powder
  • NYX Wonder Stick Universal to highlight
  • Maybelline Fit Me Blush Light Nude
  • Talcome Powder for baking

LIPS :-

  • Colorbar Defining Lip Liner Pencil Creamy Nude 006
  • NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick Tea and Cookies
  • MAC Kinda Sexy Matte Lipstick

EYES :-

  • Miss Claire Eye Shadow 0654
  • Miss Claire Eye Shadow 0215
  • Colourpop Cosmetics the matte Fair Play from the Belle of the Ball pressed powder palette
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 01 Black
  • Makeup Revolution London Death By Chocolate Eye Shadow Palette the Black Shade.
  • MAC Matte Eye Shadow Carbon
  • NYX Wonder Stick to highlight
  • Maybelline The Falsies Big Eyes Volume Express Waterproof Mascara

BRUSHES :-

  • Beauty Blender from Real Techniques
  • Lip Brush, Angular Eye Shadow Brush, Contour Brush, Fan Brush, Powder and Blush Brush from Puna
  • Eye Shadow and Blending fluff brush from Urban Decay and Anastasia Beverly Hills, the ones attached with the palette.


Krishnokoli Ghosh Mitra did an easy GLOWY MAKEUP WITH OMBRE LIPS.





Here's the product details :-
  • MORPHE BRUSHES 350 EYESHADOW PALETTE.
  • MAC Prep and Prime Face Primer
  • MAC STROBE CREAM.
  • MAC MINERALIZE FOUNDATION.
  • RCMA NO COLOR SETTING POWDER
  • FACES EYESTYLE LINER.
  • MAYBELLINE COLOSSAL KAJAL.
  • CONTOUR WITH EYESHADOW PALETTE.

LIPS:-
  • MAC NIGHT MOTH LIP PENCIL
  • MAC RUBY WOO LIPSTICK


Madhubani Chakraborty comes up with an innovative idea of wearing saree over the kurta.





Here are few snaps of her innovative idea. To see more head over to her blog here  to see it.

So, that's all for today. I will catch you soon in some other post.

Love Sammy :*
 



Friday, 22 September 2017

6 ESSENTIAL THINGS YOU NEED FOR DURGA PUJA PANDAL HOPPING II DURGA PUJA SERIES II

Hey, everyone,
Today I am going to share 6 essential things that you need to have it in your purse/bag during pandal-hopping in Durga Puja.


So, let's get started.





That's all for today. I hope you like my video.

Until next time...
Love Sammy :*