13/08/2015

LipsnBerries Makeover Series Vol 1 - Humble Beginnings

Here's to the humble beginnings! Thank you so much to everyone who responded with a big fat Yesss to my Facebook Post asking if anyone out there would be keen on the makeup practice/make over sessions that I've been doing recently. You guys gave me a real boost and this series is out only coz of you few. So a heartfelt Thank You :)

In all honesty I did get a bit scared of the overwhelming response. I don't wanna let anyone down but just to make things clear, I'm not a Pro.. I'm planets away from that!! But I've been consciously making an effort to improve my makeup skills. I have some upcoming weddings where I might need to use some skills. Being a beauty blogger, my capabilities have been over-estimated and I've been delegated some vanity responsibilities and I'm shit scared. So these are more like practice sessions. I'm looking for a some constructive criticism. I need your expert help! So feel free to speak your heart out .. but lets just keep the negativity out. I need all the encouragement and support not other way around please :)

Disclaimers out of the way! Lets Start!

This is look one! It was totally unexpected and I never planned to do a blog post about it. Heck I didn't even plan for a whole series but... You gotta go with the flow right? These pictures were taken on the phone (something I'm not a fan of personally!) but I'm posting these to document my makeup journey. And hence the name 'Humble Beginnings' for this look!

Easy Indian Wedding Makeup

Easy Gold smoky eye


Lets call this pretty chic Miss J!
I wanted to do a very bold gold eye.. an Indian wedding essential and here's the result. I fancied a soft red lip which I did but Miss J wasn't impressed and wanted pink. So we tried both.Whats your pick?

Best red lipstick for indian skin

The products used were as follows-

Best eyeshadow palette
A better pic! Ahhh..
Benefit Porefessional (as Face Primer)
Elf Mineral Eyeshadow Primer in shade 'Blush' (as Eye Primer)
Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation in shade '032 Golden' (Foundation)
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer in shade 'Medium'(Under Eye Brightening Concealer)
LA Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer in shade 'N*de' (Under Eye)
Essence Mattifying Compact Powder in shade '10 Light Beige' (As Setting powder)
Benefit Hoola Bronzer (For Contouring)
MAC Blush in 'Melba' (Cheeks)
MUA Undress Your Skin Shimmer Highlighter in 'Iridescent  Gold' (As a highlighter)
Lakme Eyeconic Kajal on a slanted eye brush to fill brows
Essence Long lasting eye pencil (Eyelid, Waterline)
Essence Superfine Eyeliner Pen (for winged liner)
Maybelline Color Tattoo in shades '45 Bold Gold' & '65 Gold Rush' (Eyelid)
A matte black Eyeshadow  (Outer corner of eyes)
A matte brown eyeshadow (in the crease)
Revlon Lip Butter in 'Candy Apple' (Lips)
NYX Soft matte lip cream in 'Antwerp' (Lips)


Notes:
- Wrong Foundation Shade! It was a shade lighter on her. Huge mistake!! I used my own shade '032 Golden'. Notice the neck!! Should've borrowed her foundation.
- Miss J had pits, acne and pores, which I found a bit challenging to cover up. I did apply Benefit Porefessional Primer but it fell short. Do I need to use a thicker foundation? or use use layers of foundation to cover bumpy bits?
- The contouring didn't show up at all :( May be it's the phone's fault..hah!
- I was very happy with how the eyes turned out. Honestly, I surprised myself. Maybelline color tattoo's never fail to amaze me! Go buy 'Gold Rush'
- The big question- Red Lip or Pink Lip? I'm #TeamRed!

gold eyes red lips

There's look 1 for you! I wish I took better photos and had Miss J dressed in some blingy Indian outfit..but never mind!! Watch out for next post though, which I'd be sharing pretty soon. I did take decent pictures for that one. Yay!

What are your thoughts on this look? Anything you'd like to add? I NEED your opinion!

Love
Nishu xx

P.S. Don't buy HTC one!

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