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EOTD: Red Smokey Eyes... Yes! RED! :P

Red lipsticks are all the rage now and with everyone looking for their perfect Red, it is now become a norm to see a lot of Red lipstick reviews and a lot of Red LOTD posts... Yes I am guilty of quite a few too ;) But last night I thought of trying out Red on my eyes... Something drastic you say? Not really, if you know how to tame Red on your eyes, you are then another bit closer to achieve the know-all of makeup ;) Now who wouldn't want to do that ye? *Yup the "ye" part was an Irish imitation... Am watching a lot of Sons of Anarchy these days ;)*

Here is the look... Your views are really WELCOME! And I would love you guys to be brutally honest with me :D

I paired it with Pink Blush and Nude Lips :)

And this is what I used to create this look... Coastal Scents 88 original palette...

Oh btw if you guys actually like the look, then let me know I'll pakka se do a tutorial on it! :)

In The News: L'Oreal to Acquire Urban Decay

Just in...

Cosmetic Giant L'Oreal is all set to acquire Urban Decay...,12OGD,5KQZZL,3BBZ8,1

What does this mean for us? Will we finally start getting Urban Decay in India too?
Can UDPP be finally mine?

We'll have to wait for some insights...

REVIEW: Faces Go Chic Lipstick in Prairie Pink

The word "Prairie" takes me back to school, to the geography lessons where we studied about Prairie grasslands... Now I wasn't really strong in Geography (Maths was my fav subject #NerdAlert) and so I cannot say that the flashbacks that I get are happy and pleasant but after receiving this lippy from Faces, using it almost everyday to office for the past week, I can say that it has changed the way I feel about the word Prairie and yes in a good way :)

The Prairie Pink shade from Faces is almost somewhere between Pink and Coral and is a beautiful and a flattering shade for girls with lighter skintones. It has a satiny finish that stays on for almost 4 hours and then leaves behind a faint but a flattering stain. It doesn't feel dry at all and even though the weather has gotten really dry lately, I am comfortable wearing it without any lip balm underneath... Yup! That's a big deal for me especially int he winters :)

One thing that I really like about these lippies …

EOTD: Soft Smokey Eyes... Double Winged Liners... Et Al

Till maybe yesterday 8:00 pm, I was on a winged liner roll.. I thought nothing could look cooler than the little flick that I did at the end of my liner... But God had some other plans for me ;) While doing an EOTD for the blog, I messed up my liner while winging it and voila I discovered that I had the ability to do a double winged and it looked good on me :D Yay! So ladies... Here goes...

With Instagram Effects (I am so Addicted!)

MakeUp Breakup
1. MAC RicePaper - All over the lid, inner corners as well as a bit on the under eye area.
2. Inglot Matte 378 - Outer V and Crease
3. Maybelline Gel Liner - Lower Waterline
4. Colorbar Precision Waterproof Liquid Liner - Upper Lashline
5. MAC Zoom Black Lash Mascara

So how do you like the look? Do you like the double winged liner trend?

P.S. I am planning on selling a couple of my MAC stuff as some of the shades do not suit me :( Would you be interested in me keeping a sale?

EOTD & Makeup Break-up: Pink and Taupe

It's been a while I did any EOTDs for the blog... And I promise this time it wasn't laziness ;) The thing is as Winters start setting in and the weather becomes dry, I start getting dry patches over my lids and below my chin :( And though I do use an ointment for it, it does take time for them to heal completely... So last night while washing my face after the gym, when I noticed that the dry patches had started to heal, I for my brushes and my MAC and Inglot palettes out and did an EOTD... It felt so good :)

So here it goes...

Makeup Breakup
1. MAC Sushi Flower (Light Pink) - Inner 3/4 of the eye
2. Inglot M363 (Taupe) - Outer V
3.Inglot DS51 (Sparkly Orange) - In the crease for blending
4. Maybelline Gel Liner - Lower waterline
5. Colorbar Precision Waterproof Liquid Liner - Upper Lashline (Winged)
6. MAC Zoom Fast Black Lash Mascara

Hope you liked the look :)

The pictures below are with Instagram Effects...

Those of you following me on Instagram must have already gotten a gli…

CONTEST ALERT!!! What Does Makeup Mean To You?

I went shopping for the prizes yesterday and got some really beautiful stuff :) I shall be posting the pics very soon :) Just wanted to let you all know that I have extended the contest last date to 31st December 2012... So write away people :)

And Do Remember To FOLLOW The Rules ;)

I am a woman and I love my makeup... I love the confidence it gives me... I love the way it helps me enhance what I love about me and I love the way it hides what I do not like about me... I love the way it makes me feel like an artist when I "paint" my face... I love the way it makes me look "naturally" beautiful... I love the way it ensures I get second glances... And I love the way it colors my life and makes me passionate about beauty...

It is not about self obsession and it is not about not being happy with being myself...

What Does Makeup Mean To You?

CONTEST: The most innovative and revealing and "poetic" answer will get a little surprise from me :)

1. Follow me …

♥ Instagram Weekends...

I am so hooked Instagram that wherever I go I keep looking to click pics, modify them and post them! Why? I don't know but I am addicted ;)

So here's how my weekend went... All through Instagram :)

The Food...

The Surroundings...

The Shopping...

The clothes...

(Teaser) Allen Solly F/W 2012 Collection In Stores... #DressFest

With the Winters setting in, in almost all cities across India, it is not surprising to find only Fall and Winter apparels and accessories in store show windows and mannequins. From oxblood, greys, navy blues and of course the all time favorite Black, you are spoilt for choice :) This is exactly what happened to me when I visited the Allen Solly store at Phoenix Market City (Pune) yesterday... They had sent me a PR post about a DressFest that was going on at some selected Allen Solly stores and curiosity got the better of me :)

What Is The DRESSFEST? Check it out here...

And to see a preview of the new Winter collection by Allen Solly, do visit my new blog at ISimplyLoveToDressUp

NOTD: Bourjois 10 days Nail Enamel in Shade No 23

Aren't you bored of brights and neons and glitters already? I know I am... Since the past 2-3 seasons, the Nail trends have been repeating themselves, calling themselves different each time but actually being the same ol' same ol'... Hence imagine my excitement when I spotted this Taupey-greenish-grey shade at the Bourjois counter at Kunchal's in Delhi... I just had to have it! :P

It costs a freaking INR 380/-

But it looks so classy and DIFFERENT!

How do you like this off-beat shade?

I Simply Love To Dress Up... Who doesn't?

You all know I Simply Love Makeup and well it may not be news to you but I Simply Love To Dress Up too ;) Ha ha :D

Yes ladies and gentlemen, I have a new blog that would focus on fashion, style picks, latest trends and well my obsession with mixing trends :) Follow me there too and like the FB page as well :)

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My twitter and instagram handles as well as email id remain the same as is for ISimplyLoveMakeup :)

Tips & Tricks: Unique Use of a Red Lipstick

We all have struggled to find our perfect Red Lipstick isn't it? If you have found it, then congratulations but if you haven't then fear not, you will find it one day :) Nowin this quest of finding our perfect Reds we have by now for sure collected a few many Red lipsticks that seem to be of no use to us now right?
So what do we do with them?

Yup, for one we could use them as a blush can't we... That's a no-brainer right? How about I tell you another use of a discarded Red lippy?

Truth be told, the trick that I am gonna share with you guys is not something that I thought of. It was discovered/invented by my little cousin sister and the effect that it has on one's look is just fabulous! Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Vijeta, my baby cousin who actually came up with and demonstrated to me this awesome technique...

What she does is, she dots the bridge of her nose and her inner-cheek with her red lippy and blends it all outwards. This gives her a natural lookin…

REVIEW: Maybelline Colorsensational Jewels Lipstick in ♥ Pink Tourmaline ♥

Maybelline as a brand I feel is very tuned to India (though there is no excuse for launching the color tattoos and baby lips one year late) but the lippy shades and the eye palettes that it does launch in India are very flattering to our skin tones. In the same tune, they launched their Jewels Range just before the festivities started... Dussehra, Diwali and then the extravagant Indian Wedding season...

The lippy that I shall be talking about and hence reviewing today is Pink Tourmaline from the Colorsensational Jewels range. It is pink, it is frosted and it is festive! Now before you go away thinking to yourself "Ewww I don't wear frosted lippies that too in Pink", might I add that I myself never wear frosted lippies but this wonder here has made me see frosted lippies in a brand new light altogether :) It has an understated frost and it doesn't look OTT and definitely doesn't make you look like an actress from the 90s ;) If you know what I mean :P

It is a beau…