Cleaning & Organizing your Make-up Stuff

Hi Lovelies,

messy make up

Had a clean up drive for my make up collection this weekend…It feels like an big achievement ! I had been just purchasing and stacking them up randomly which left me using only those products which were at the top of the rack and I used to miss out on many products which went into hiding (at the bottom of my collection). That led me to initiate a clean up & organize drive and am sooo happy with the results. Finding my make up stuff is so easy now plus the whole collection looks nice and organized.

Since this was a very helpful process for me, I thought I’d share my tips on how to effectively clean out your makeup collection and get everything organized for easy use.

Clean up:
  • Get all of your makeup together in one place before starting
  • Create piles to help you determine what’s staying and what’s going – New/Favorites/Regularly Used.
  • Go through and throw away all of the expired and old products first to make it easier to see what you have to work with. Throwing away the expired products is very important as expired products can cause skin allergies/infections.
  • Pick up each item individually and really think about which pile it needs to go in – don’t just start throwing things into piles.
Organizing:
  • Pick a space to keep all of your makeup stored so that it’s easy to locate anything when you need it, like a vanity, dresser, or bookshelf.
  • Use containers/baskets/boxes/etc. to store your makeup – you can shop for them online easily.
  • Organize your makeup by product type so you can find specific items quickly – I store base products in one drawer, blushes in another, lipsticks in another, etc.
  • You can also further segregate and store similar product types based on the color family. For instance: all your peach blushes are stored together, all nude lipsticks stay together, etc.
  • Store new products and duplicates that you’ve yet to open in a separate bin so that they don’t get buried and forgotten about.
  • Use things like vases/cups/jars/etc. to keep your makeup brushes together in one place.
  • Keep the products you use the most pulled to the front so you can access them easily.

org make up 1             org make up 2

I am planning to do this clean & organize drive once in each quarter. That would help me using my products effectively and also discarding the old/ expired ones.

I would love to hear from you girls on how do you clean & organize your make up collection. If you have any additional tips, please feel free to leave them in the comments section below. 🙂

Stay Gorgeous

5 Must Have’s in your Makeup Kit

Hello Lovelies ,

Howz it going ??

The other day I was making a list of all the products in my Makeup Kit…With the growing size of my make up kit, it’s becoming difficult to manage it.. (I sooo need tips to organize my vanity case !! ) while doing this activity, I thought why not have a compact make-up kit which consists of just the essential products…  So here’s my list of 5 Must Have’s in your Makeup Kit :

basic make up kit

 BB Cream: This wonder product multi benefits ! From toning to moisturizing to brightening, the BB Cream is suitable for all skin types and fits in the most compact of makeup kits!

Kohl/ Kajal: The Kohl/ Kajal is the game changer on a bad day! Just a simple swipe on your upper and lower lashes is all that you need to look effortlessly dramatic!

Lip Product:  Any lip product: Lip colour/ Lip balm/ Lip gloss… anything that would add on some colour to your lips and keep it hydrated !

Blush: Blush can be used for a day or night occasion. It adds a natural blush to your skin tone making you look fresh faced at all times!

Eye and Lip Makeup Remover:  Makeup remover is a must have to keep your skin healthy and clean. Removing makeup is as important as applying it. Sleep on a cleansed face to keep that glow intact!

This is a basic list which would help you sail through any occasion without any fuss.

This is my list of make-up essentials …. whats on your list ??

Do leave your comments & feedback….

XOXO

 

 

 

 

BOURJOIS COLOR BOOST LIP CRAYONS

Hello Lovelies,

I’m back with one more product review… this product is one of my favorites…kind of hooked onto it 😛

Bourjois Paris has come with a lovely range of lip products: BOURJOIS COLOR BOOST LIP CRAYONS

The chubby , cute Lip Crayons come in 4 different shades:

lip crayons 2

(L-R):RED SUNRISE, FUCHSIA LIBRE, ORANGE PUNCH, PEACH ON THE BEACH

The product claims:

Four shades of punchy, glossy colour in a moisturising, non-sticky formula that boasts a waterproof shield, hydration for 10 hours and an SPF of 15.

Time to check out each shade:

Red Sunrise

red lip color boost

It’s  a bold, deep pinky red which would look like this on application :

red

Fuschia Libre:

pink lip color boost

It’s a gorgeous cool-toned bright pink shade that is my personal favorite shade . Lovely on both pale and darker skins, and the tone of the colour helps make your teeth look whiter so great for photos. On application it looks :

pink

Orange Punch

orange lip color boost

Not really a typical orangey orange shade. It kind of blends into your natural lip colour. On application would look:

orange

Peach on the Beach:

peach lip color boost

A lovely peachy shade which gives a natural glossy look to your lips. I found it quite similar to the Orange shade. On application:

peach

Brownie Points for the entire Color Boost Range:

  • Lovely, bright colors
  • Gives a nice flush of color to your lips with a moist n glossy finish
  • Sit comfortably on your lips and keep your lips moist for around 3 hrs
  • Don’t have a taste as such
  • Super easy to apply
  • Attractive packaging of the product
  • Easy to remove
  • Close Dupes for Clinique Chubby sticks
  • Affordable

Negatives for the entire Color Boost Range: (though not many !!)

  • Not very long-wearing

Overall Verdict:

I would recommend: A girl should have at least one of these in her vanity 🙂

Rating:

4.5/5

lip crayons 1

Have you tried any of these? Do share your experiences and your favorite ones .. 

A guide for Face Contouring

Hello Lovely girls,

Wanna get that perfect sculpted  face ? well, then read on … I’ll try to make this as simple as possible with help of pictures so that you get a hang of it.

To start of face contouring, you would require:

  • A Highlighting product : They contain luminescent particles to give the skin a beautiful sheen. Because they refract light, it draws attention into the face so they are applied on areas of the face that we want to emphasize. They come in many undertones such as gold, pink, peach and neutral. They come in different forms too (such as powder, cream or gel) but my favourite is a cream product.
  • Contouring Product: Make sure the contouring product is matte (non shimmer) and that it’s a few shades darker than your skin tone.  This product works by shading areas to create shadow to de-emphasize certain areas of the face.
  • Good Quality face brushes: Make sure you use high quality brushes which would spread out the product evenly.
  • Fingers: Using fingers is the best way to spread out a cream based product.
  • PATIENCE: The most important ingredient !! If you are a beginner in Face contouring, you would require loads of patience to master this art . 😀

Now lets get started with Contouring:

  • Apply the contour on – corners of your hairline, middle of your cheek (starting from your ear moving near the lips in a downward direction), just below your lips (center spot), jaw line, outer side of your Nose bridge, temples of your face.
  • Apply Highlighter on– T zone (horizontal area just above your eyebrows, area between eyebrows, nose bridge, cheekbones, chin, area surrounding your nose.
  • Blend: Blend, blend and blend the product well . You need to be very light in your touch. Try to look as natural as possible. Avoid obvious colour indifferences and streaks. Work lightly and build up gradually to avoid the face looking muddy. Blending is very important. Take your time.

Take a look at this picture to get a better understanding of the areas which are to be contoured and highlighted. Brown areas represent Contouring & white ones are Highlighters:

face contour

Contouring can be tricky to master, especially for daytime looks. I would recommend trying out contouring for evening events (where mess ups are easier to hide) until you get the hang of it!

Hope you enjoy this post !! Do lemme know your contouring experiences through comments.

Stay gorgeous always 🙂