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Lakmé 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip And Cheek Colour

February 13, 2017
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For those who are drifting into the amour world of Valentine’s Day, hear this! Lakmé introduces 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip and Cheek Colour which is absolutely everything you need right now. Right from giving your lips a La Vie En Rose full coverage to offering a natural blush to sculpted cheek-bones, Lakmé 9 to 6 Matte Mousse is all you need this Valentines Day. I have been trying the tint for an all day look to wearing it up on a Delhi-Mumbai travel spree and not even once have I felt the need to re-apply the tint or wipe the smudge off over a quick meal express. The application is swift, texture- smooth and credibility – flawless. The great part about this Lip and Cheek Colour? The texture is matte yet weightless on application. Which means, your lips look fuller without the feel of overdoing the usage. The mousse comes in a compact travel friendly container, with a swap applicator making the application process hassle-free.   Lakmé 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip and Cheek colour comes in 10 intense shades ranging between hues of reds, browns and pinks; with a light-powdery finish. The 10 shades are Blush Velvet, Rose Touch, Burgundy Lush, Tangerine Fluff, Cocoa Soft, Fuchsia Suede, Crimson Silk, Coffee Lite, Plum Feather and Pink Plush. All shades go well with the Indian skintone and are apt to be worn at all seasons. The application is smooth, blends well with the skin and leaves behind dry yet highly pigmented lips and blush-cheeks, post application. Priced at Rs. 575/- the range lasts a good 1.5 – 2 months on regular application.  

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#BeautyExperts – Tantrums Makeup Studio

December 13, 2016
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Every time the thought of getting a makeover done from a salon or studio pops up in my head, all I can think of is how the artist will ruin my natural instinct and make me look like Cruella-de-vil. It takes a great deal and luck to find professionals who know the requirement of your skin, your appearance and your personal style. Picking up a makeup brush and simply buffing through an array of NYX or Sephora hauls is an easy-peasy, but it takes a great deal towards brushing off the right colour tone and touches that will make you look like a million bucks! Tantrums Makeup Studio is a venture by Ratika Vaish and Mayank who deliver their passion for beauty across many platforms and among a rich clientele overseas. Based out of East Patel Nagar, their venture is growing immensely and they are now opening up branches across Delhi to expand their wings. For the recently concluded season of Amazon India Fashion Week, I collaborated with this lovely team who drove down all the way from Patel Nagar to my residence to transform me into a ‘Desi Diva’ for Day 3 of AIFWSS17. When it comes to makeup, Ratika treats the requirements of her clients with great zeal. She patiently listened to my perspective and vision of the makeup I’d like to go for. Ratika interacted with me, providing her inputs on the latest makeup trends and helped me decode the makeup that will compliment my Saree-Jacket amalgamation for the fashion week. My initial instinct was to go for smoky eyes, but she suggested that I go for more subtle and shimmerier eye makeup to compliment my Kantha embroidered saree. Her ideology comes from her experience working with A-list clients nationally and internationally. Although her setup is in …

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Famous Bollywood Actresses And Eyeliner Trends From 1940s to 2016

October 3, 2016
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Think ‘Smokey Eyes’ is the trend of ‘Modern Times’? Well, let me rephrase it for you. Think Indian women have always and have only been capable of just excelling the art of kohl-manship? It’s time to take references from the Era gone by, because the trendsetters from as early as the 1940s till date have taken their eyeliner trends quite seriously. Presenting to you a list of our Famous Bollywood Actresses And Eyeliner Trends 1940-2016. 1940s Suraiya One of the first actresses and highest paid performer of the Indian cinema was Suraiya Jamaal Sheikh, popularly known as ‘Suraiya’. Not just on-screen, but Suraiya loved keeping her make up and fashion style on check at all times as well. 1940s was the era of femininity and minimalism, as far as makeup was concerned. But even in such times of limited beauty products, Suraiya managed to adorn ‘Soft Smokey’ eyeliner style with a prominent flicked eyeliner, smudged to perfection. Madhubala Hello Classic Bar! Bollywood’s very own Madonna, a.k.a. Madhubala was surely an enchantress. Her beauty is still praised about and her natural and muted make up swayed many a hearts away. No fuss Classic Bar eyeliner style was Madhubala’s all time go-show trend. A fine eyeline coating across the lash, slightly thickining up towards the edge. 1950s Meena Kumari The ‘Pakeeza’ actress was all about royalty, glitter and dramatic personal style. This not only reflected on her clothing, but the make up as well. If 1940s was all about minimalism, then 1950S was definitely a flip-side to the muted trends. Meena Kumari’s eyes spoke volumes with her Winged Eyeliner style stretched up till the edge of the brow. Waheeda Rehman The era also saw Waheeda Rehman Guide-ing the masses how to look less dramatic and still make a mesmerising statement. Playing a …

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Lipsticks For Brown Girl Under ₹500

July 29, 2016
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I just figured, if I’m going to be a mess, I might as well be a hot mess; right? – Mindy Kaling We girls really don’t need a reason to put on a red pout, do we? Celebrating World Lipstick Day today, we couldn’t think of anything else to scribble up (it’s a lie. we had to postpone a scheduled post just to make room for this one) on the blog other than just talk about how brilliant this invention has been for womankind! And, to be honest, we are so done picturing Audrey Hepburn and Katy Perry to give us some lipstick goals. Hello! We reside in a land of brown girls, who are always on a budget (Bhaiya, thoda kum laga lo!). And this combination is easy to crack, with literally no science involved. Also, to burst the myth, brown girls can equally wear any shade of a lippie as much as their lighter (not fairer!) sisters can. So, soaking up some Mindy Mantra, we present to you a list of 5 Lipsticks that Desi Girls can own like a pro! Did we mention that all the lipsticks listed are under ₹500? Yoohoo! 1. THE HOT RED!   If you don’t have a red lipstick, you are not so blessed! Having a bright red lipstick is a must have, as this one saves you from even a gloomy world. Make sure that you invest in a red that simply pops on your lips, as it tends to make you look brighter and livelier. 2. THE NUDE SOUL   Get a nude lippie that matches your skin tone right. If you think a shade is too light for you, blend it with a darker red or plum shade to achieve the perfect nudey. This works well when you are trying …

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M.A.C. Makeup – Tarun Tahiliani Couture 2016

July 23, 2016
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Say bye bye to red lips as it’s all about looking beautiful in your own skin; this season. ‘Brown Girl’ avataar was what scored the runway beauty department for Tarun Tahiliani’s show at the FDCI India Couture Week 2016. Hues of Mocha with bronze and copper shimmers were what dominated the colour palette for Tahiliani’s couture collection. Wanna learn how to achieve the look with M.A.C. Makeup? Mickey Contractor, Director of Makeup Artistry, M.A.C India who constructed the flawless look broke down the sequence for M.A.C. lovers. Check it out! 1. Start with Fix+, an aqua-spritz of vitamin and minerals, infused with a calm-the-skin blend of green tea, chamomile, cucumber, topped off with the fresh, natural, energizing scent of Sugi. It adds radiance and helps prepare the skin 2. Use the Mineralize Charged Water Moisture Gel, an ultra-light formula that intensely hydrates and leaves skin more supple and luminous 3. Next apply the Prep + Prime Moisture Infusion, a lightweight serum that saturates the skin with a concentrated boost of hydration 4. Correct and Conceal using the Pro Conceal and Correct Palette 5. Use the Select Sheer Pressed Powder, a lightweight pressed powder with a silky, natural matte finish and a soft-focus effect 6. Sculpt the face by using the Shadester Sculpting Powder and then finish off the cheeks by applying the Mocha lipstick 7. For the eyes use the Sketch and Rice Paper Eye Shadow along with the Chromagraphic Pencil 8. Use Lash No. 7 for added drama and top it off with Haute & Naughty Mascara for extra volume 9. Line the lips with Strip Down Lip Pencil and fill them in with Amber Lights Eye Shadow & Reflects Gold Glitter All images have been taken from the press releases, except for those that hold the logo of www.kalapalette.com.

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The Trunk Label Ft. FACES Party Kit

December 3, 2015
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The Trunk Label in association with FACES Canada has come up with a set of Limited Edition makeup and accessories kits, that have been designed for various occasions and colour palettes. This unique combination of makeup and accessory essentials is definitely a win win situation for those who are looking at a complete party solution! Like I mentioned earlier, each kit has been designed keeping in mind a certain theme and colour palette, with makeup products that will be apt to add on some colours and glamour to a basic makeup routine. The best part about this kit is that it is travel friendly and you just need your basic foundation, concealer and moisturiser to go about putting forward an addictive look! Oh! Did I mention that these kits have been curated by none other than but Bipasha Basu, herself? IT KIT 5 TRENDS in 5 ESSENTIAL KITS The 5 types of kits that have been curated by Bipasha are Scarlet Siren, Floral Darling, Pop Princess, Glam Goddess and Azure Mermaid IT Kits. Based on my skin colour and my everlasting love for gold glamour, I opted for their GLAM GODDESS It Kit. This kit consists of 4 makeup essentials along with 1 statement coins necklace from The Trunk Label. The total cost of the original merchandise is worth INR 3,220/- , but the kit costs only INR 2,500. FACES Glam On Colour Perfect Lipstick Shade – Bare Again Rich, vibrant and long stay colours, enriched with the goodness of Vitamin E. The shade stays put for a longer time and doesn’t melt down even in high temperatures. ORIGINAL PRICE – Rs. 549 FACES Glam On Perfect Blush Shade – Gold Dust High quality pigments with a smooth texture and stronger impression in just 2 strokes. The blush is perfect …

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Oriflame The One Color Unlimited Lip Gloss (Review)

July 10, 2015
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I absolutely love the current mood of weather. Being an ardent fan of this romantic monsoon season, I always go cray with my style regime and take to the wet streets with a broad smile! The madness of temperature fluctuation and humid-dry weather conditions always end up making my skin go crazy. And I guess it’s not just me, but most of us fall prey to sulking over sometimes dry and sometimes oily skin conditions. Am I right, or am I right? If you follow me on Instagram and Facebook, you’ll know that since the last few months I have taken up the art of applying lipsticks in different shades, seriously. But looking at the current condition of the weather, I am kind of restraining from get a smudged up look with a lipstick on. To make things more eventful, chapped lips and non-pigmented lip balms are making the conditions gloomier. Well, when there is a will, there is a way. Oriflame has proven this term right, by introducing so super luscious ‘The One Color Unlimited Lip Gloss’ in the market. Indeed, it is the one! Why I say so? Because this lip product is unlike your regular lip glosses and comes with 3 major benefits. It moisturizes the lips like any other lip balm. It adds sheen just like any other lip gloss. It adds the right pigmentation to your lips just like any other lipstick. Ain’t it a win win situation for the current situation? My experience   The packaging is light, sleek and comes with an easy to apply applicator. Applicator is soft on the lips and its make helps in preventing excess usage. I reviewed the plum shade that absolutely matched my skin tone. The longevity of the product depends on what you do post application. …

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#TeamBoldEyes Wins The Body Shop India #MyDiwaliLook Contest

October 24, 2014
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‘Happy Dance’. When The Body Shop India invited me as a captain of their #TeamBoldEyes for some #Diwali fun campaign, I had no clue that it was going to be so much fun. Twitter was buzzing and the  notifications on my phone were off the hook. Such a warm and splendid participation by the lovely #Desi divas across India!  Check out some of the highlights that made this campaign nothing less than a #Patakha moment for all of us. I had great fun leading the #TeamBoldEyes and absolutely loved the enthusiasm of all the participants.  Thank you so much for those who participated.  For more such amazing contests and updates, follow The Body Shop India : Facebook Twitter Instagram Follow Me Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube | Pinterest 

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Win your ticket to Za Beauty School Master Class

August 27, 2014
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Are you a beauty amaeteur like me? Do you too find the cleansing-toning-moisturizing regime way too complex than it actually is? Well, here is your chance to attend a beauty master class that will not only teach you the basics, but will help you upgrade your beauty department to a professional level. What? Za Beauty School – Master Class Where? Mumbai – 13th September Delhi – 15th September Bangalore – 20th September Winners? Mumbai – 4 winners Delhi – 5 winners Bangalore – 3 winners How to Win? 1. Like Za India on Facebook. 2. Like Kalapalette on Facebook 3. ‘What is that one beauty tip/trick that you have mastered? Is it the perfect winged eyes or is the art of contouring right?’ Comment below with your answer. 4. Mention you Name, City and Email ID Brownie Points? Follow Za India on Twitter Follow Kalapalette on Twitter Follow Kalapalette on Instagram Subscribe to Kalapalette’s Youtube Channel. Last Date to Enter – 6th September, 2014 About Za Beauty School Master Class The House of Shiseido presents Za Beauty School – an exclusive experience with Za’s high skin expertise of Za and Japanese “Omotenashi” [Hospitality]. At Za we believe beautiful skin begins with understanding your own skin and adopting the right skincare regime. Now with Za Beauty School, Indian Metropolitan women will get a chance to master skincare, the Japanese way! Za Beauty School will be held by one of the most prolific Beauty Experts from the House of Shiseido, Megumi Mitsui [see profile attached] who will take the participants step by step from cleansing to moisturizing for that perfect skin. She will also use Shiseido’s patented Skin Analyzer to evaluate the guests’ skin moisture levels, melanin content, texture and skin age. The Beauty School is being hosted by Shiseido. Duration – …

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FACES Canada unveils Crystal Sandy Nail Lacquers

December 26, 2013
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While everyone is dipping red and shimmer these holidays, FACES CANADA is prepping up to launch a more exotic range of nail paints. Presenting to you, a sneak peak of Crystal Sandy Nail Lacquers, that do much more than just the name and shades. This range promises to give you the feel of sand. Eight shades ranging from vibrant coral to shimmery black.  I personally was quite surprised by their Beach Theme, trying to connect the theme with these holidays. Well, the answer was quite satisfactory though! Because this time of the year witnesses the maximum exotic vacations it is quite evident that they mean coastal regions too. Hence, the theme. Take a look at their collection sneak preview and store feature : Press Release : FACES COSMETICS  unveiled the latest ULTIME PRO SAND COAT nail lacquers at their flagship store in GK-1, M Block Market. The collection of 8 mesmerizing shades was launched over an event where the guests were treated to an extraordinarily magnificent nail makeover by “Nail Spa by Gurpreet”. Ultime Pro SAND COAT collections is a fun nail accessory that gives a sand grain like texture to your nails making it a perfect choice for modern day divas.It imparts a 3D effect to the nails that dry to a surprising matte finish giving a sugary sand feel.  The Ultime Pro SAND COAT nail lacquer palette is inspired by the flaky finish of the sand texture. The collection is crafted for festive winter & autumn hues; the color selection is the portrayal of the 2013-14 color trends. The product names are inspired by international delights (deserts) particularly for their color. Store :  FACES CANADA,  M 25 A, M BLOCK MARKET, GK – 1 NEW DELHI – 110048

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