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5 Perfect Tricks To Get the Eyeliner Right At One Go

Eyeliner Hacks at The Vogue vista - Ritika Bhateja
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Ladies, you are going to agree with me on this! The trickiest part of the makeup is getting the eyeliner right at one go. Even if you are not looking at nailing the winged liner, there are times that even a simple line doesn’t come clean or even if it does, you still don’t get the desired look. And that’s when the search begins trying to find the ways to get eyeliner right.

Listed below are FIVE perfect tricks to get the eyeliner right at one go. You can thank me later!

1. Putting the liner unevenly results in a jagged look. Here’s what you need to do:

Putting the liner unevenly results in a jagged look.

It’s not easy to wipe off that crooked line on the upper lid zillion times before you finally nail it right. So, avoid tugging at the outer corners of your eyes, as this causes the skin to crinkle, resulting in not so smooth line.

Trick: Put the eye-liner with half-closed lids. Point your chin up and while looking down, and then put the liner. In case of a gel liner, use a slanted brush to get a smoother look.

2. Understanding the difference between pencil, liquid and gel.

Girl putting the Perfect Liquid eyeliner

To be honest, it is best to have a collection of all three. Pencil eyeliners are the quickest to put on, therefore, are best to use when in a hurry. When looking forward to a glam look, opt for gel liners.

Personal Favorite: Liquid Liners

Although you need a steady hand to put them, they give a more precise look. For instance, a winged liner can be best put using a gel instead of liquid. Its concentrated pigmentation gives a clear definition at the lash line. And by experimenting with the thickness of the line, you can create a variety of looks.

Also Read: Home Remedies For Dry Lips – Here’s How To Get Gorgeous Pink Lips Naturally?

3. Stop overdoing the liner on the bottom lid.

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Overdoing a dark colored liner or a thick dark liner can make your eyes look smaller. They can also result in under-eye smudges. So, the best way to define your lower eyelid is to use a light pencil. You can also opt for a light brown pencil to get a more subtle look. I personally like the Mac-pro-longwear eye-liner.

4. Get Over the Black And Brown liners. Move On!

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Black and brown eyeliners are widely used but a little white or nude liners on the bottom lid can work marvels. They can make you look more classy and refreshed. So, turn more heads towards you with different shades of liner.

5. Always make sure to smudge-proof your liner.

Work this out in three steps. First, apply your liner with a tiny brush or a pencil. Second, take a matching powder shadow and slightly trace over the line. Third, put the liner tracing the line again. This helps in keeping the liner from smudging and also helps in making it stay for long.

If you got any other trick to get the eyeliner right or to simply share your favorite eyeliner look, drop a comment below!  

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Makeup Products Every Indian Girl Should Carry

Makeup is not just a layer on your skin but it’s an art through which you can enhance your natural beauty. You may not be an expert in doing makeup but, you still re very fond of it. Especially for girls in India, there are some products which become necessary to apply as they go out.
So, as a gift to Indian beauty, here are some products which every Indian girl should carry in her purse.

Kajal should always be there

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Kajal is not only a makeup product but a tradition which every Indian girl love to follow. Elders use to put Kajal in every Indian girl’s eye since the day she was a baby. It is believed that it will make the eye more beautiful and enlarge it.

Lip balm for beautiful lips

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As a traditional medicated kajal is essential for the eyes, a lip balm is necessary to take care of your lips. With changing season, lips become more dry and harsh. For such seasonal problems, a lip balm becomes a significant thing to be carried by every India girl.

Eyeliner for magnificent eyes

Anything that cannot be expressed through the mouth, eyes can do the job. And for an Indian girl, its the most significant to decorate. Along with Kajal, eyeliner is also necessary to make the eyes look more mysterious.

Beautify the skin with BB cream

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However, Indian girls usually have defined skin but somehow, it becomes important to enhance the beauty of the skin. For that purpose, a BB cream is significant, especially when it is applied according to the skin tone and skin type.

Nail Polish for stunning hands

As far as makeup is concerned, a girl should have beautiful hands along with the stunning face. A nail color is not only something that enhances the beauty of hands but, also necessary for nails as it works as a medication. Therefore, it will keep your nails look beautiful and feel beautiful.

Wrapping up

So, no matter how concerned you are about your looks, you should be able to show the world how beautiful you can be with such minimal makeup products.

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Always Keep This Emergency Kit In Your Purse

Emergency Kit for your Purse- The Vogue Vista

While you are dressed up like a diva, there is a chance that a small malfunction might take place. Wonder what to do in such situation?

Here is a solution for you. You could make your own emergency kit with these small items that would require just a corner of your bag. Now, your fashion crisis could come in handy with these products.

PROTECT YOUR FOOT WITH BAND-AID AND FOOT CUSHIONS

Whenever there is a shoe bite all you need to do is put a band-aid on the area of shoe bite and you are all set for the rest of your day. Whereas, shoes can make the foot uncomfortable from the surface areas for which, foot cushions plays its role of protection.

SAFETY PINS TO MAKE YOUR DRESS MORE COMFORTABLE

Safety pins are actually meant to be your friend in any fashion crisis. Having a boob gap while trying your favorite shirt? Use a safety pin to give it a classy look. Have a long strap on your favorite dress? Shorten it temporarily with the help of safety pin.

GET YOUR HAIR ORGANISED WITH BOBBY PINS OR CLUTCHER

You might go out with beautiful hair but end up having messy hair as you reach your destination. For such situation, your hair might become unbearable. Bobby pins or even a hair cluchter can hold them back for you and still doesn’t make you look less beautiful.

WIPES FOR EMERGENCY CLEANING

One-use wipes are the easily available and also, easy to carry in your emergency kit. They are not only meant to wipe away your makeup or skin cleansing but, at the same time, help in removing from fresh stains from your beautiful dress.

MAGIC ERASER TO SCUFF THE FOOTWEAR

You might wonder how a magic eraser, which is used for cleaning walls, can be used in your fashion crisis. Such eraser can be used to clean the stain from your shoes and footwear. However, you just need a small piece of the eraser to keep it in your bag.

WRAPPING UP

Now, there is no need to worry about your fashion needs as long as you have these minor elements in your bag. Enjoy your style and your outfit.

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REVIEW: The Striking MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lip Color

Ritika Bhateja MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour Review

Hola Folks,

Today, I will be reviewing a lip shade from MAC’s latest range of Retro Matte Liquid Lipsticks. The launch of this line was their first step into the world of velvety Lips. At first, they released 15 shades which were mostly in purples and pinks and I must say they were highly pigmented and super smooth to apply on the lips. As a part of this ongoing series they launched 12 more shades in deep and muted tones and I will be reviewing the MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick in shade “High Drama.” So let’s get started.

Product Presentation

It is a liquid lipstick formula, which offers full coverage and a completely matte finish to the lips. No matter which shade you choose, you will get a feeling of glamour that is hard to forget.

My thoughts on the MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour:

  • Packaging: High Drama is a dark plum color which will suit all skin tones perfectly especially if we talk about the dark skin tones. The lip color comes in a glass bottle with simplicity and elegance. It contains the codes of the brand and the cap of the lipstick is the same as other MAC lipsticks which make it a perfect member of the family.
  • Texture: It applies easily on the lips and is very creamy while being liquid in texture. But you will have to apply it quickly as once out of the tube it dries pretty fast.
  • Application: I love the applicator. It’s really smooth, allows easy swipes and helps to define and perfect the lip shape.
  • Color: The color is dark plum and it’s veraciously bold. It totally stole my heart away. It covers pigmentation well and provides sheer coverage to the lips.
  • Staying Power: It stays on pretty long. If you have a heavy meal it can last for 3-4 hours and a good 6-7 hours after light meals.  In case you have to touch up, you won’t face the problem of cakey lips.
  • Occasion: I would personally use this shade when I’m going for a night around the town or for those big functions we all have to attend once in a while. Or once in a while when to make a statement. *wink*

Pricing:Investing in a MAC lipstick is a dream of every girl.  This shade will cost you INR 1850.

MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour Review

Quick Summary

Pros:

  • The packaging is simple and elegant
  • Veraciously Bold color
  • It’s easy to do touch ups without that cakey feeling on your lips
  • The applicator offers precision and helps to define the lips well

Cons:

  • Being matte, it’s a little drying formula. I recommend using a lip balm underneath
  • Less Pocket-Friendly

So, would I buy it again?

I have a fair skin tone, and when I apply it, it gives a statement look. I personally love striking colors. I would definitely repurchase this shade and would also recommend it.

My Rating: 4/5

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The Unabashed Review – Lakme Eyeconic V/s Maybelline Colossal

Eyes Speak Louder Than Words

Yes Indeed! They are most beautiful part of your body – deep and intense.

Kajal makes your eyes look even more beautiful and goes far in changing your appearance. You can be creative with your eyes using Kajal – make them look soft, bolder, intense or even sensual. A day without it and people start questioning if  you have fallen sick! Certainly!

Among the various brands available in the market, your eyes deserve the best of all. And so here we are with the unabashed review of the top rated and leading brands for Kajal – Lakme Eyeconic and Maybelline Colossal. 

Both these brands are into a continuous war of winning their user’s hearts. The buddy-buddy Colossal is the first of the New Age Kohl (Kajal) to enter the market and continues to be the front runner. On the other hand is the hunky-dory Eyeconic – the arch foe of the Colossal. History says that the Lakme Eyeconic stole Colossal’s girl back in 2011 and things have changed since then!

The war between the two brands continues leaving the girls in a dilemma to pick the best option. So, let’s get down to brass tacks which will help you make your decision for your mysterious eyes easier.

1. Packaging

  • Lakme Eyeconic Kajal

The black twisted-up packaging imprinted with a standard blue Lakme Eyeconic range makes it look really classy and appealing.

  • Maybelline Colossal Kajal

Colossal is candidly packed in an eye-catching and pretty yellow color cover. The packaging itself magnetizes the customers at stores because of its cute color.

2. Texture

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  • Lakme Eyeconic Kajal

The texture of Lakme Eyeconic Kajal is soft, creamy and smooth which makes it glide nimbly on your eyes. Being intensely black, just one sweep of it stays on for a long time.

  • Maybelline – Colossal Kajal

It has an amazing pigmentation but requires at least two swipes to get the dark intense black shade in your eyes. Having a more of the matte side. It is not that smooth but not rough either.

3. Longevity

  • Lakme Eyeconic Kajal

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The company claims it to stay for 10 hrs, which it actually does.

  • Maybelline – Colossal Kajal

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It stays for a good 6 to 7 hours, starts to fade thereafter.

4. Smudge and Water proof

  • Lakme Eyeconic Kajal

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It is smudge proof and water proof!

  • Maybelline Colossal Kajal

Most of the girl’s handbags witness this product and being claimed as totally smudge proof and water proof, it has become the best buddy of many girls’ make-up stash. But with personal experience, it sometimes smudges on the oily lids/skins.

5. Shades Availability

  • Lakme Eyeconic Kajal

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It is available in 6 distinct amazing shades – Black, Brown, White, Turquoise-Blue, Grey and Green which makes it a far cry from others.

  • Maybelline Colossal Kajal

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It is available in 5 shades being Black, Turquoise, Silver, Emerald and Jewelled Jade.

6. Price

  • Lakme Eyeconic Kajal

Easily removable with oil based removers, it is easy for your pockets. Currently available at a nominal price of Rs. 180.

  • Maybelline Colossal Kajal

The price is similar to that of Eyeconic Rs. 199 which is again pocket-friendly.

Our Recommendation – Lakme Eyeconic Kajal Vs Maybelline Colossal Kajal

Choosing the right Kajal for your eyes also depends on the type of skin you have. Since price is not a constraint in these two amazingly effective products so the quality counts.

Eyeconic takes over its competitor by providing a deep darker black shade and the number of color options it has. Whereas, Colossal being the first player in the market has an advantage of having loyal customers.

My personal favorite is Lakme Eyeconic Kajal! Do let us know about your choice!

 

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10 Natural Ways to Get Gorgeous Skin Without Spending a Penny

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Every woman desires skin like a diva but not all are blessed with skin so gorgeous. And so, enter in the picture chemical peels, surgical face-lifts, Botox, or expensive hopes-in-a-jar. But what we tend to forget is to look around us because by simply using some household remedies we can get a beautiful and flawless skin.

10 Natural Ways To Get Gorgeous Skin

Just by using the simple products available in the kitchen of every household, the texture of your skin can be improved.

Follow these simple steps to get your desired skin tone and texture.

1. Keep Yourself Hydrated

Now last but the least is an oldie. We have been always told in order to keep our skin bright and vibrant water level in the body should be maintained. At least 6-8 glasses of water should be taken in order to get rid of the toxins. Lesser the toxins and chemicals in the body the better it is.

2. Let Coffee Do The Trick

Coffee present in the kitchen of every household works wonder for our skin making it smoother and shinier. A handful of coffee (organic is preferable) works as an amazing facial exfoliate and body scrub. It helps remove dead skin cells also the caffeine present tightens and firm pores.

For problems like dry skin add 1-2 tbs of extra virgin olive oil.

3. Wonders Of Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera gel is the definitive solution for all skin related problems. The nourishing and healing properties of Aloe Vera revitalize the skin thereby, giving it a more natural glow. Take 1 tbs of Aloe Vera gel, add a pinch of turmeric, 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of milk to it. Apply this mixture on the face and neck evenly. Leave it until dry. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry.

girl applying aloe vera paste on her face to get Gorgeous Skin

 4. Witness The Magic Of Fruits

There are lots of fruits and vegetables that can be applied on the skin that help in keeping the skin healthy. For instance, scrape off the inner peel of banana and apply it on your face, leave it for 15 minutes and then rinse off.

Other fruits and vegetables that can be peeled off and used (inner and fleshy part) are:

  • Pineapple – instantly brightens the skin,
  • Citrus Fruits(Oranges, Lemons)- known for their astringent properties,
  • Potatoes – helps in reducing puffiness

5. Take Regular Massages

Massaging regularly helps increase blood circulation which further improves the firmness of your skin. It also helps reduce the wrinkle formation. However, we should follow the right procedure while massaging for best results.

  • Start from the chin area,
  • Then move upwards towards your cheeks, eye area
  • And then the forehead.

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6. Working Out Is The Mantra

Exercising is the key to the healthy skin and body.  Unfortunately, these days our routine has become such that the physical work and walks have been taken over by long hours of sitting behind laptop screens and TVs. A tad bit of working out is much needed to keep our body in shape and moving.

Working out also helps the blood transport vital nutrients to the cells in the body, and also helps remove toxins from the body.

7. Power Of Steam

One of the oldest remedies in order to get rid of any skin problems is steaming. Be it acne or anything else weekly steam helps enhance blood circulation and flush the toxins out.

What you need is a pot, stove and a towel. Heat water in a pot and once it done, put it on table. Drape the towel over your head like a tent and lean over the steaming pot. Hold the position for 5-8 minutes and then wash off your face with cool water to close the pores. (You can also add herbs like lavender, chamomile, etc if you like)

8. Take Cooler Showers

Water, too hot, whisks away the moisture from our skin making it too dry or cracked. So, in order to keep the moisture intact, we should avoid taking long hot water showers.

9. Wash Your Makeup Tools

The celebrity makeup artists that give tips on beauty and makeup, strictly suggest that the makeup brushes that we use regularly should be washed at least once a week, or else the bacteria accumulates on them. When we use the dirty brushes on our face, the bacteria react on our skin clogging the pores, outbreaks on skin etc.

So, in order to keep your skin healthy and vibrant, make it a habit to wash your tools with mild shampoo and warm water.

Wash your make up brushes regularly

10. Reduce The Intake Of Sweets

Sugar intake should be reduced as sugar and other carbohydrates like white bread; white rice, and etcetera can speed up the zit formation in the body which leads to skin aging.

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7 Signature Beauty Secrets from Priyanka Chopra & Kadarshian’s Make-Up Artist

Priyanka Chopra Make Up Artist Reveals Her Beauty Tips

One of the most-sought after men in the Celebrity Make-up Industry, Mario Dedivanovic holds his signature tutorial every few months in various parts of the world, where he details about the latest trends and shares fascinating beauty tips.

Recently, he held his Master class in New York where hundreds of make-up artists and beauty enthusiasts gathered to learn amazing beauty techniques he uses on celebrity clients such as Chrissy Teigen, Kardashians, and Priyanka Chopra.

In that 5-hour session, Dedivanovic demonstrated the ultimate levels of perfectionism. We present before you our hot picks from his session – Tips and tricks to ranging from perfecting eyelashes to applying layers of eyeliner.

Here’s your take away from his session:

  1. BeautyBlender is not an applicator, it is a BLENDER

Dedivanovic likes the BeautyBlender, it is like an extension of his hand. “The BeautyBlender really presses make-up into the skin, making it one with the skin. It also absorbs the top layer, taking off excess make-up, so it looks more natural,” said Dedivanovic. He gently bounces it on the face to blend products from foundation and concealer, to contour.

  1. Emollient is good

Dedivanovic prefers to very emollient moisturizers, as it gives bandwidth to use enough setting powder without it looking powdery. “The moisturizer will absorb powder and your make-up will look natural, even if there’s a lot of it,” said Dedivanovic. It works the same for oily skin too.

  1. Cream foundation over any other

Mario Dedivanovic prefers cream foundations more than liquid ones and is a big-time fan of cream foundations. He says, “I love creams, as you can go so natural with them by blending them out, or get full coverage”. Further, the moisturizing nature of cream foundation ensures that your skin doesn’t look cakey, even if you apply more setting powder!

  1. Lines are a Big No!

With Instagram’s trending beauty effects, everyone knows what a cut crease is, but Dedivanovic considers them a Big No. “I love soft and ‘blown-out’ makeup. It has a sexy, romantic feel,” said Dedivanovic. His favorite is a glowing, dewy face, with colors seamlessly melting into each other.

  1. Revamp your Waterline Shade

In Dedivanovic’s world, there’s no space for black or brown kohl. His signature is a golden bronze shade on the inside of the eye. He deepened the bronzed smoky eye he created for the model by using a shimmery bronze pencil in the waterline. “It’s very captivating,” said Dedivanovic.

  1. Master the Art of Painting the Brush

“The amount of pressure you use while applying products will ensure how the make-up looks. Start soft and then intensify if you need more. It’s easier to build than to take away,” said Dedivanovic. For instance, his brushstrokes were feather-light, barely touching the skin as he deepened the shading in the eye crease of the model.

  1. Get that liner right

Dedivanovic prefers matt liquid liners over shiny ones. He normally does three to five layers of eyeliner. He says, “Eye shadows absorb liner, making it look grey after a while. I layer several times so it never gets dull”.  He started with defining the lash line with a waterproof black liner pencil, lifting the lid gently with his finger, working the pencil into the roots. The second coating was of crème gel black eyeliner with an eyeliner brush, followed by a coat of M.A.C Liquid Eye Liner in Boot Black which is a blendable matt black shade.

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How To Get Gorgeous Pink Lips Naturally?

Gorgeous Pink Natural Lips

We all desire to have naturally soft, rosy pink and healthy lips. They not only add more charm to the beauty of the face but also indicate the well-being of an individual. Unfortunately, being exposed to harsh weather and polluted environment, our lips lose their natural color and become chapped and darker.

To have your gorgeous pink lips back, just follow these 5 simple beauty hacks

  1. Use a Toothbrush to Exfoliate

Exfoliation helps to get rid of the dead skin. Take a soft and moist toothbrush and lightly massage your lips in a circular motion. You can also apply a lip balm to make the exfoliation easier. This not only helps in removing the dead skin, but also in stimulating the blood flow to the lips, thereby making them rosy pink.

  1. Magic of Rose Petals

Keep the rose petals soaked in milk overnight. Grind the petals in the morning. In case, the mixture is dry, add a more milk to it and apply 1it on the lips for 15-20 minutes. With their anti-inflammatory properties, Rose petals will help nourish the lips giving them a rosy pink glow.

  1. The Turmeric Affect

Turmeric is well known for its efficiency in natural beauty care. Apply a paste of turmeric and milk on your lips. Once it dries, wash it off with warm water. You’ll notice the difference in a week.

Read the complete post at DIY: How To Get Gorgeous Pink Lips Naturally?

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