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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: 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: 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: 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: Tips For Natural Looking Makeup

Hi Samyukta, Thankyou for your response ! I am a make-up fan, however, don’t like patchy/loud makeup..After seeing your nude make-up, I’ve fallen in love with it and would be keen to learn the techniques…Also, would like an advice on whether it will suit me & what best colours could go with my complexion...I would appreciate if I could be one of the selective few to understand this style from you J Regards Reshma Suri Thank you Reshma for your kind words :) I am so glad you liked my nude/natural makeup look and would like to try it out for yourself too :) I feel honored... Here are a few looks of mine in neutral/nude makeup... If you observe all these looks closely, you'll notice a pattern... Glowing skin, defined lips and healthy glossy lips. So we're gonna see how we can achieve that today... Now before I start with various techniques and pointers to achieve a flawless natural lool here is a list of tools and products that we shall be n

READER QUERY: Some Simple and Natural Looking Make-Up Ideas

Rupali asks, Hello ma'am, This is Rupali.. a computer science lecturer at an engineering college. I visited ur blog today..its really wonderful.. thanx for all the info that u've provided there.. u r doing a gr8 job. i think i would be regular reader of ur blog now:) Actually i needed some help.. this week my would be in-laws r coming to see me for the first time..and i want to present the best of mine in front of them. but the problem is i dont even know the abcd of makeup. can u just help me out in doing makeup which makes me look no less than my would be husband, who's a handsome guy staying in johaanesburg?? one thing to point out here is that the makeup should be as natural as possible, i.e. light, sober, not gaudy. my skin type is oily & wheatish . To keep it clean i use besan-haldi, lemon juice & aloe vera extract. looking forward to your response.. thanx & regards Hey Rupali... First off congratulations on such a happy occasion :) Secon

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

Video Tutorial (Reader Request): Face Contouring

Manali says... i would like u to help me out with face contouring...i really love the way u do it...a video tute would be really helpful.. and if possible use lakme absolute moon lit highliter to do the tute i have my farewell next week...n i plan to do my make-up on my own...also if u can suggest some makeup tips(specially blush,e/s, lippie) for a dark navy blue saree...it would be an early evening function FYI....and yeah i have fair to wheatish complexion with yellow undertone(sorry for this kinda description but i dnt know my NC/NW number)...i can mail u a pick of mine(please let me know)...thanks a lot Manali did mail her and her saree's pic and I must say that she is gorgeous :) First off Manali your saree is a beautiful Navy Blue with a lot of golden detailing work right, so I would suggest you to stick with a dark blue and golden combo itself. Plus you say that its an early evening function, hence a smokey look or even a simple dark blue shadow would be quite ou

READER QUERY: How To Apply Makeup on Darker Lids

Dimpal asks... hi Suma, i want ur help .. i have duskier eyelids.. colors just refuses to show on my eyelids... i use nyx eyeshadow base and garnier anti dark circle roll on too but thy r nt much help... thnx n Luv A lot of us have this issue of having darker eye lids due to which eye shadows do not show up with as much pigmentation as it does on others. But fear not :) Like I always say MakeUp is like magic and it can help you achieve any look you covet and so makeup has a solution for this problem too :) Did I sound very dramatic here? :P There are three things you can do... 1. Apply a good eye primer before you apply your shadow but you already do that and it doesn't help right? So you'll need to follow steps 2 and 3 :) 2. Use a good concealer, which I am assuming will be 2 shades lighter than your lids and a similar shade to your face. Apply it generously on your lid area till your brow bone. This will ensure a clean and an even canvas to start with your eye makeu

Reader Query: Tips and Insights on Beauty Blogging

Tanmayee asks, Hi Suma, I am contemplating on writing a blog of my own. lol... This is just for the love of make up :) and I love writing.....even i dont have any commercial interests from it. Can you please give me some tips and some insights?? you being a matured blogger might have something to offer to a novice like me..... First off Tanmayee let me congratulate you on this brilliant decision of yours to start blogging and be a part of the wondrous beauty blog-o-sphere as a blogger :) The very fact that your decision and interest in beauty blogging stems from your love for makeup proves that you have got your foundation right :) And then to top it off you say that you have no commercial interests from it shows that you take it as a hobby and so I am sure you'll enjoy every bit of being a beauty blogger :) It is such a glorious hobby :) There aren't many tips that I could give except for the following very obvious ones: 1. Try to make your blog unique in your own way so

Reader Request LOTD: Blue and Purple EOTD for a wedding reception

Heylo everyone :) I am here with another reader request, this time from Zara who needs to attend a friend's reception. She wanted a purplish-blue look, which she wants to pair with a very heavy purple and blue suit. Here is a look that I have done for her. And Zara, if this is fine then I'll post the video tute as well :) FYI the video has been recorded. I just need some time for editing ;) Also, everyone is invited to comment on the look :) Do let me know how you guys like it :)

Video Tutorial (reader request): Black Smokey Eyes

I am starting with a series of video tutorials based on my reader requests and this look is the first of the lot requested by Heer. She wanted a classic black smokey eye look with Nude Lips. Products Used   Face 1. TBS Extra Virgin Mineral Cream Compact Foundation 2. Lakme Absolute Moonlit Highlighter 3. Colorbar Blush in Floral Fuscia  Eyes 1. MAC Painterly Paint Pot 2. Faces Kajal as base 3. Inglot Eye Shadow in M378 (Taupe shade) 4. Black Eye Shadow from Sleek "Bad Girl" Palette 5. Maybelline gel liner 6. Colorbar waterproof liquid liner 7. Maxfactor false lash effect mascara Watch "Makeup Tutorial: Black Smokey Eyes" on YouTube

Reader Request LOTD: Black Smokey Eyes and Nude Lips

As you all know I am starting to become a Video Tutorial(ist) addict and I am totally loving the way you guys are reacting to this new obsession of mine :) Thank you all for your encouragement, support and the sweet compliments :) Just today I posted a FB status asking everyone if anyone had any particular requests for a video tutorial and you guys gave an overwhelming response :) First to respond was Heer who wanted me to do a Black Smokey and Nude Lips tutorial. You all know how much I love doing smokey eyes and when she asked me for a tute for this classic look, I had to jump in and do it right away :) FYI the video tute has been recorded but I need some time for editing :) In the mean time I am leaving you with some pics of this look so that you all can tell me if you need anything more out of this look. Heer especially you :) Hope you all like the look though :) Video Tute coming up real soon :)