Independence Day Special- Indian Flag (Tricolor) Inspired Makeup

15 August 2016

Hey Guys!

To all my Indian friends & readers..Happy Independence Day :)

Its India's 70th Freedom anniversary today. We got independence from the British rule after about 200 years of struggle that involved a loss of thousands of lives. It's a hard earned freedom that we owe to our nation's heroes that fought the mighty.
I'll credit the Indian radio channels for this super quick blog post. They've been blaring nationalist songs since morning. I'm not complaining though. I did tear up a couple of times.
The Indian in me just had to do an Independence day look. Here's one inspired by our national flag-The Saffron, White & Green Tricolor.

A lil thank you to Sunshine as well for holding the flag behind me while I posed in front of the camera. He says it was worse than working out. Ok whatever!

-I did not have a true Orange eyeshadow so ended up mixing a coral eye shadow and a MAC blush.
-I tried NYX Jumbo pencil in Milk on the waterline for the white stripe in our flag but felt that the look wasn't very wearable. Nevertheless, here's some photos with the white waterline. What do you think?
-I also had to mix 3 Orange lip shades  to get a gradient effect. I'm a lil obsessed with orange these days! My Instagram has all the proof (Just search for LipsnBerries!)

Here's the look and the list of Products Used-

Essence I <3 Stage Eyeshadow Base

MAC Good Luck Trolls Collection Eyeshadow in 'Silly Vanilly' (White eyeshadow as base on lid)
Napoleon Perdis Color Disc in 'Cherry Bomb' (Orange on the lids)
MAC Powder Blush in 'Style' (Orange on the lids)
MAC Espresso Eyeshadow + Napoleon Perdis Color Disc in 'Cherry Bomb' mixed together as crease color
Lakme Eyeconic Kajal (Tightlining upper lash line)
L'oreal Color Riche Le Smoky Pencil Eyeliner in '209 Antique Green' (The green on & under lower lashline)
MAC Good Luck Trolls Collection Pigment in 'Chartreuse' (Shimmery Green under lower lashline)
Shu Umera Lash Curler
Benefit They're Real Mascara

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade in 'Dark Brown'

MAC Strobe Cream (For a glowy face)
Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in '220 Natural Beige' mixed with Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in shade 'Tawny'
LA Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer in 'Orange Corrector' (to counteract dark undereyes)
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in 'Warm Medium' (Undereyes & around mouth)
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in 'Medium Plus' (to set foundation all over face)
Benefit Hoola Bronzer (Not in pic, For contouring under cheek bones, jawline, sides of nose)
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in 'Champagne Pop' (As highlighter on cheek bones, bridge of nose, cupids bow & under eyebrow arch)
MAC Blush in 'Style' (Cheeks)

MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in 'Dangerous' +
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in '677 Siren' +
Australis Velourlips Matte Lip Cream in 'Rio-D' (Only in the middle)

Did you like this quick look? I find it quite wearable for special occasions too. What do you reckon? Would you like me to do any other special look? Suggestions please!

How's the top knot?

Here's to everyone in India enjoying the long weekend!


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