Makeup

Everyday Makeup for Indian Skin + pigmentation

June 14, 2017

My skin is far from perfect thanks to hormones, PCOS and a gazillion other reasons but it’s a work in progress. I have hyperpigmentation around my mouth and I’ve been breaking out lately so I now have to cover up scars too! Tarte Shape Tape in the shade Medium has been by holy grail product for months, I don’t bother with foundation just because I get so much coverage out of this concealer. It’s buildable so on some days I apply it with a beauty blender or brush for a more natural look and on other days (like in this video), I use my fingers for maximum coverage and the heat from my fingers makes sure it blends well. The only con about this concealer is that after a few hours in this Dubai heat, it separates on my nose and chin and oxidizes a bit in some areas- it’s something I fix with a foundation brush and a light dusting of powder but I’m not outdoors often so it’s a con I can live with.

I hope this video is helpful in some way, and here’s a list of all the products I used (links are affiliate links).

Urban Decay Optical Illusion Complexion Primer http://bit.ly/2sAYwQ8
Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer in Medium http://bit.ly/2qU9Ci2
NYX Professional Makeup No Filter Finishing Powder in Medium Olive http://bit.ly/2sPMrpV
Bahi Orchid Setting Powder http://bit.ly/2qUa2oC
tarteist™ PRO glow highlight & contour palette http://bit.ly/2sdFHpb
MAC ‘Mineralize’ Skinfinish Natural – Give Me Sun! http://bit.ly/2s1yMzD
NYX Professional Make-Up – Sweet Cheeks Blush Palette http://bit.ly/2r3jsxz
Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara http://bit.ly/2sdWAA2
L’Oréal Paris Brow Artiste Brow Plumper http://bit.ly/2sdM3Vq
Sephora Rouge Lip Tint in Mulberry http://bit.ly/2r3hSvf
Becca Champagne Pop http://bit.ly/2sdztVX

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OOTD

60s Inspired Shift Dress

June 5, 2017

Geez, I look so much like my mom in these photos, maybe it’s the 60s inspired shift dress? Anyway, I love this dress. I’ve worn it with flat mules and a crossbody and even trainers- it’s surprisingly comfortable even when the weather is icky and I like that I can just throw it on with no fusses about styling it right. In case you haven’t noticed, I’m all about dresses for summer!

Last Inch Navy Blue Aztec Dress, Asos Stay Cool loafers Last Inch Navy Blue Aztec Dress, Asos Stay Cool loafers Last Inch Navy Blue Aztec Dress, Asos Stay Cool loafers Last Inch Navy Blue Aztec Dress, Asos Stay Cool loafers

Dress c/o Last Inch / Shoes- Asos (OOS, similar) / bag- Michael Kors (old, similar) / earrings- & Other Stories

P.S those scratches on my leg are a result of an overdue dog grooming appointment + a very hungry dog when you’re trying to sleep in on the weekend. She has been groomed since and I have learnt my lesson.

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