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READER QUERY: MAC Lipstick Recommendations for Very Fair Complexion

    MAC Lipstick Recommendations For Fair Complexions Neha asks... Hi Suma, I am Neha - a regular follower of ISLM. I love the way products are reviewed on ISLM and soo many of them. Recently I too have been bit by the beauty bug and having a new job in hand means now I have the liberty to splurge a little on myself :-) I am going to do my very first MAC purchase and since they have soo many products I zeroed down on buying a lipstick for starters. I went through the MAC website and various others to check for swatches, since most colours are gorgeous I got super confused hence wanted your suggestion.Would really really appreciate if you could suggest me a good lip colour that I can wear daily - to office and casual outings(I have a very fair complexion).

Reader Query: Blush Recommendations For NC42 (Warm & Medium/Indian) Skintone

  ISLM Recommendations for Blushes that suit Medium (NC42) Skintone Lydia asks, Hello Ladies, I m in love with blushes these days. Can you recommend some for NC42 Blushes transform your look and has the ability to brighten up your face and take your look from a mere 5 to a sizzling 10... I realized their significance a little late in life but since the day I did, I haven't looked back...

Reader Request: Lipstick Shades to Suit NC42

  Lipstick Shades To Suit NC42 Abidha asks... Hi Samyukta, I have been following your blog for sometime now. I really love how you care about girls with low budget and do looks for them. I do have a question running through my mind for sometime now...I tried to get help from ladies at the counters from maybelline, mac, inglot, chanel, etc.. but they are just interested in making me buy something somehow than help me. Now to my question: I have only used brownish nude lipstick till now. I want to try some color on my lips like red and pink. I am shade NC42. I always thought red lipsticks are only for fair people. But I read one of your posts where you said red lips are for all. And then I see your pics with such gorgeous lippies (as you call them). I am truly inspired and want to try...but how will I find one if no one will help me.. Please do tell me what colors would suit my skin shade. I would truly and sincerely appreciate your help. God bless

Ask ISLM: Suggestions for Online Shopping Portals for Buying Makeup Brushes

  Suggestions for Buying Makeup Brushes Online Saba asks... Hi, I love reading your reviews. I have a query. I live in j&k and I want to buy some really good brushes online. Please suggest me some quality brushes and how to buy them.

Ask ISLM: Contouring Powders and Red Lipsticks for Fair Skin

  Ask ISLM: Red Lipstick and Contouring Powder Suggestions for Fair Skin Pooja asks... Next week 3rd july is my anniversary and i love the way you do face contouring and red lips. I am fair skinned and was wondering if Lakme absolut moonlit highlighter would be a good choice for face contouring?or any other product better than that ?I also love Ruby Woo on your lips ...but i have thick lips that tend to dry...would it be a good pick or you would suggest some other red lipstick for me?Thanks in advance...

READER REQUEST: How To Get A Porcelain/Flawless Look

Tips & Tricks To Get A Flawless and Evened Out Skin A little while ago one of ISLM's readers Preeti asked me to do a tutorial on doing a porcelain finish kind of makeup. Here's what she asked... ...similar is with ayesha takia ..... you muct have seen her wedding pics and she looks like a prcelein doll ... see her make up ... it looks so porcelein so healthy ... glowing with health . how can we accomplish that porcelein make up look ? i am wheatish and just like you i have yellow undertones to my complexion , so will that porcelein look , look good on me ? Makeup is like magic isn't it? It's such a delight to experiment with and discover everyday what works for you and what doesn't :) During one of these experiments I came up with a list of things that can be done to achieve a porcelain-ish skin and well in turn look flawless and radiant.

Reader Request: Face Primer Suggestions For Combination Skin Type

Reader Query: Foundation Recommendation for Oily/Acne Prone Skin

Reader Query on Foundations for Oily Skin

Reader Request: Tutorial For Makeup With a Pink and Silver Saree

Makeup Tutorial Poorva says... Hi :) Could you help me out ? I'm wearing a pink and silver saree for an event, and was wondering what kindof eye makeup would go with that? it's a light pink lace saree with silver sequins , thin border n some work here n there- all silver. It.s got a very elegant look so i was thinking would a silver smokey eye look good? or something else? do suggest something as soon as u can ! :) it.s a day event, n in college so nothing too fancy! U know na how engg colleges r :P n also if u could suggest a blush n lippie?  something easily available n affordable? or u could just tell what kind of blush n lippie would look best with the look? basically asking this coz im new to blushes n lippies n IMO everything pink would look odd, no? I have only a few blushes which r mostly similar pinks only! thank you :)

TUTORIAL/READER REQUEST: Simple Wedding Eye Makeup

Yes yes I am doing a tutorial on a very simple wedding eye makeup today. It was requested by Supriya Pawar as she is getting married in a small town... Though I don't know the venue details but I know it's gonna be a bengali wedding and so I am dreaming of the locale to be the exotic Sunderbans with their tropical mangroves and a rustic setting... Oh! It sounds all romantic and adventurous all at the same time :) Isn't it :) Supriya, I wish you a very happy married life ahead :) Now because of the locale she will not be having any access to any MUA and so she has to do her own makeup! For some it's scary but for me who did her own wedding makeup, I say go for it girl! It'll be fun and it'll be something you'll remember forever :D Fret not! It's your wedding and anything you do will be seen with reverence and awe ;) TRUST ME! Unless of course you have some nagging aunts in the family who don't approve of anyone doing anything ;) So enough of my ra

Reader Request: Suggestions For Long Wear Foundations For Office

Navya says, Hi Samyukta, Your blog is very nice and has given me inspiration to take make up seriously. I really wish that you should have been in my office so that i would have been able to learn each and every thing from you face to face :). I really like your "Office Look" series. The only thing i want is that please let me know the foundation you use for every day wear in office (basically for long hours which one is good). Haan and one post on night creams which are available in market and their pros and cons. I really would appreciate your help/suggestions. Thanks for the help in advance. Thanks Navya  Hi Navya... First off thank you so much for all your kind words :) Am so glad that you like my "Office Look" series :) All thanks goes to Pranali for motivating me to do it... Regarding a long wear foundation suitable for office, I do not use any but I could surely suggest a few... Do note that I am listing out "light coverage" foundation

Reader Query: Light Makeup for an Indian Wedding

Jayde asks, Hey Samyukta, I've got my brother's wedding coming up and I'm not a big fan of heavy make-up and only ever use nivea lipbalm on my lips. But one of my Bhabhi's (sister-in-laws) decided that we are all going to get dolled up!  I have incredibly fair indian skin and have been burdened with quite thin lips. I want quite a natural look rather than walking in looking like a clown, so no typically bright colours. What natural colours and make up brands would you recommend to enhance my lips?   P.S.  Yeah, I live in the UK unfortunately. We are mixed race - my mum was Spanish and my Dad is Indian Gujarati. However, my dad's features turned out to be more dominant, so I have deep dark brown curly hair and brown eyes with fair skin. My brother will be having a traditional Gujarati wedding ceremony based in London, so what would you advise? Nothing too bright? I'll be wearing a turquoise Saree if that helps in any way .. 

Reader Query: How to Get a Glow for Dry Skin

I keep getting a lot of queries for getting glowing skin, but this I guess is the first time I got one that sounded really earnest... So rather than rattling out "my" skin care regimen and products, I decided to do an in-depth post about it. I analysed and researched a LOT and I finally came up with this... Do read on... And btw this is what Vani asked :) Hey Suma :) First thing Kudos to you and your blog... I just love you and your cute face.... and yes you have a wonderful smile :) Keep doing this good job.. My query is I apply moisturizer (fab india green tea) and then I apply maybelilne BB cream but somehow I feel my skin is not glowing from inside. I feel that I am missing somewhere... I am always confused when should I use sunscreen (though maybelline BB cream has SPF 21+) and also do I need to apply loose powder. I have dry skin and after applying the BB cream my skin looks bit oily. I have dark circles as well so please suggest me what cream should I use to make

Reader Request: Kareena Kapoor's Makeup For Tanned Skin

Ms Nyx asks, Hey Samyukta, Let me begin by telling you that I have spent hours checking out your blog. Love the effort you put in and although I'm a new follower, I'm hooked. I have 2 requests. 1. I love how Kareena's makeup is usually a soft eyeliner, with blush and it looks like she hasn't used bronzer to sculpt her face here and here - my prob is every time I use peachy blush like her I end up looking more tan than I am. Are there any alternatives except for pink? I don't want color to drain off my face. Please, could you do a Kareena Kapoor inspired makeup tutorial for tanned skin? 2. What's your take on mineral blushes for the summer? My powder blushes just disappear during the day and cream blushes ain't for me cuz it makes my skin oily.  It'll be really nice to hear from you. Keep up the great work! Love, Ms. Nyx of Bak Bak Queen First off thanks so much Ms Nyx for liking my blog so much :D and appreciating

Reader Request: Make-up for a Pink Dress

Garima asks, Email1 Hey samyukta, I am  big fan your blog and spl love d way have given tutorials for makeup.They are extremely helpful for newbies like me..Its a great effort u are putting into it;even tried doing face contouring using your tutorial and also  few eye makeups I needed a lil help of yours. I would be wearing a pink carrotish color suit fr wedding. If you can help me with the make up suggestion. I have small eyes and dark circles too. I am attaching pic of my dress for clarity of color. Thanking you:) loads of love Email2 I basically fit into medium skin tone nd have just started using TV Paint stick by kryolan in FS28 and FS303 as concealer. If you can particularly help me with the eye makeup part. Hey Garima :) First off thank you so much for following my bog and liking it so much :) It means a lot... And thank u for recognizing my efforts :D <3 <3 Secondly let me tell you that seeing your pics that you sent me in the follow up