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The Week That Was (LOTD & Tutorial): I Am So Loving Nudes & Neutrals...

The Week That Was: My Regular Makeup From Last Week...

Ladies... I have had the most fabulous weekend ever all thanks to Lakme for arranging a superb session of makeup masterclass with Natasha Nischol and Sarah-Jane Dias and of course to my amazing and uber-cool fashion blogger friend Abhilasha of LookingGoodFeelingFab who personally knows Sneha Arora (yup the designer!) and hence got us some front row seats for her show at the Lakme Fashion Week. But more about it later...

This past couple of weeks I have been drawn to nude and neutral makeup and my previous LOTD posts are proof of that. If you have missed them then you can check them out HERE, HERE and HERE... So it isn't really a surprise that the whole of my previous week I have again sported the neutral look...

Here's a glimpse of it...

Tutorial For Creating a Neutral/Nude Makeup

1. Apply a light weight, sheer coverage foundation, a BB cream or a CC cream to even out your skintone. I have used MAC Face & Body foundation (review HERE).

2. Next, fill in your brows and give it some definition. While doing a nude or a neutral makeup, defining your eyebrows is a must in order to prevent looking washed out. I have used Konad Eyebrow Pencil.

3. Next, you may want to highlight your browbone area with a pale, iridescent eyeshadow. Please note that this is an optional step. This step merely highlights your eyebrow further and gives an arch to your brows. I have used MAC Ricepaper Eyeshadow (review HERE).

4. Then taking a cream eyeshadow in a pale shimmery hue, apply it all over your eyelids. I have used MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study.

5. Next apply your favorite kajal on your waterline, liquid liner on your upper lashline and mascara on your lashes. I have used Mabelline Colossal Kajal, Maybelline Hyperglossy Liquid Liner (review HERE) and MAC Zoom Fast Black Lash Mascara (review HERE).

6. Apply a neutral blush for a natural looking flush. This is an important step as this is the only form of colour we will be giving to the whole look. Hence, it is safe to say that this is another step that prevents you from looking washed out and sick. I have used Colorbar Powder Blush in Plum Brown (review HERE).

7. Finally, finish your look with a nude lip gloss. I am wearing Colorbar True Gloss in Natural Tan (review HERE).

Hope you liked the look. Feedback as always is welcome...


  1. you look damn cute in that hairstyle.. loving this lip gloss on you.. I didn't pick it up thinking it will wash me out.. but guess it will look good on me too :D :D finding nude lip colors is a big task..

    1. ooh thanks Dips ♥ Arre no no this gloss is fabulous and I am sure it'll suit you to the Tee... It is awesome like that :)

  2. Every time I see this gloss on you, I fall in love with it!

  3. I love this neautral looks on you..But I wish you'd flaunt that short hair of yours more..dont just tie it up all the time pweaase!! :) :)

    Babble Queen Diaries

    1. ha ha thank you Fathima and truth be told I want to keep them open as well but I am between rebonding sessions and my hair's a mess right now ;) But soon I promise! :D

  4. awesome stuff.. u look very pretty Samyukta :)

  5. Suma....

    U look uber cool in these pics... Infact, checked ur entire nude and neutral looks... simply awesome.

    And the colorbar gloss is now must on my list.... for winters when i do smokey eyes often...

    1. wow thank you soooooooooo much darling :) it means a lot ♥
      and yup this gloss is such a HIT with smokey eyes! Wow you've given me a fabulous idea! :D

  6. Very nice. Great for wearing to work. Loved your blush Samyukta! :-)

    1. Thank you so much Eesha.. and yup the blush is a keeper! :D

  7. loved the look :) Btw using a primer is a myth and dont use MAC use lakme..were the most hilarious things I have ever heard :p :D

    1. OMG OMG OMG Bhumikaaaaaaaaaaaaa you are the best!!! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha... I was like what the hell os wrong with you when she said that!!! I just couldn't believe it that she had never heard of "eyeshadows creasing"!!! ha ha ha ha ha....
      Btw I saw your pictures on Neeraj's blog... You looked STUNNING woman! Gorgeous! Your guy is a lucky man :D

  8. Hey had the best weekend too..n u were looking dont do justice to your eye makeup :) it shimmered and sizzled under the runway lights

  9. Like it! A great everyday look!


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