A MISCELLANEOUS HAUL FROM BEAUTYBAR.PK!

So we meet again. I had ordered a few items from an On Line store referred to me by the Essence Pakistan Social Media Team, and of course I had to give it a try. The store is BeautyBar.pk, and though they do not have a very wide range of products in terms of brands, they carry a great variety of the entire Essence Brand. But what lured me most were  the Pro- Conceal line of Liquid Concealers, from LA girls Cosmetics, which they claimed to have in 12 shades. Also I wanted to try the LA Girl Cosmetics dupe for the Too Face Melted called  Glazed Lip Paint.

Unfortunately, the most viable of all the concealer shades were sold out, which dampened my enthusiasm to such an extent that I bought a very few things. I am a big fan of cream contouring, unlike most people, and find it much more natural & powerful than powders loaded on to the face. Anyway, here is what I ended up ordering.

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BEAUTYBAR.PK HAUL.

I shall just list down the products with the name and prices. Considering that the store is based in Lahore, I found them to be super inefficient, in terms of the delivery time, as I have received orders from Karachi in fewer days, than I did from them! Coming to the products:

  1. Essence Cosmetics all-in-one CC Cream, Clear & Correct in Fair – PKR 650/-
  2. LA Girl Cosmetics Glazed Lip Paint in Blushing- PKR 500/-
  3. LA Girl HD Pro Conceal in Warm Honey- PKR 450/- ( I chose this as a color corrector for my dark circles & this has been a life changer!!!!!)
  4. Flormar Perfect Coverage Concealer in 04 – PRR 450/-

That is it. Short and sweet. But so far, I am enjoying using the concealer as an color corrector. The lip paint is nothing exciting, but the CC cream definitely is a good buy. The concealer, I have not yet tried. So, these are my first impressions of the products & also of Beautybar as an online store! Have any of you been lucky enough to lay hands on the HD concealers? If so from which site? Please do let me know, if they are available elsewhere:)

Take great care & stay blessed!


COBALT FREEZE WITH TWO LIP OPTIONS!

Some habits are hard to break. And one such habit of mine is to create new makeup looks every now and then, and since I have a blog now, I cannot help but share it with you guys! I know just “showing” you a makeup look & jotting down the products is rather a mean thing to do, but if you have visited my site lately, you would have noticed that it is under renovation, and a video plug in is being incorporated into it. Meaning, that soon I shall be creating looks on Video Tutorials for all those interested in learning how to achieve a particular look! Yaaaaayyyyy!!!! I am looking forward to that day, so Please bear with me a bit more!

The look I created today, was lurking in my mind for a number of days, or shall I say the color was. However, I did not want to do the typical “block color look,” and so this is what I came up with!

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COOL TONED GLAM WITH TWO LIP OPTIONS!

Yes, It is a Cobalt/Navy blue Smokey eye, with a pop of Baby Pink to prevent creating a typical “Block Color Look!”

Personally, I really liked the way it turned out, though my mobile camera is not good enough to pick up all the color detail! That will be sorted out too! If you are interested in knowing the main steps in creating the above look, they are:

I have used Eyes Like Angels, Redemption Palette Romantic Smoked, by Makeup Revolution, and Pink Topaz by Odho Cosmetics to create the eye look.
Using “peach cream,” from the Eyes like angels, I blended it into the crease and all the way up close to the brow bone, to act as my main transition color.
Next I took a Mauve Grey from the Romantic smoked palette to darken the crease, add further dimension,while creating a transition shade for the blue to be merged into.
Above the Peach Cream I applied Dream, from Eyes Like Angels, all the way up-to the brow bone.
Using Aqua Dream from the same palette, I applied it to the outer and inner corners of the eyes & along the crease leaving the center of the lid empty.
Since the blue was pretty intense I had to blend quite a bit interchanging between, Peach Cream, the Grey Mauve , and the blue itself.
When I could see no harsh edges, I dabbed on the Loose Pigment, “Pink Topaz” by Odho Cosmetics on to the center of the lid using a damp brush. To the very corner of the eyes I added a bit of black shadow to create more depth. On the inner corners and the brow bone I applied “Pearl Necklace” as a highlight. (Eyes Like Angels)
Final Blending, a coat of mascara, False lashes & a thin line of liner to cover the band, extending it to a normal sized wing. And the eyes were done!
For Lipstick I have used two options. The first one is “Pampered” by Odho Cosmetics which is a very pretty iridescent pink , with a matte feel to it.
The second one is my favorite “Propaganda Matte” by MUR!
The cheeks are more strongly contoured using the MUR Ultra Contour Palette.
Blushing hearts is the color on the cheeks, where as Golden Lights is the highlight.
Having gone through all that has been used, now take another look at the final result!

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SAME EYE MAKEUP, WITH TWO LIP OPTIONS!

What do you think of the final result? Which Lip Color do you think goes better with the look? Do let me know. I would love to read your personal preferences:)

Till next time. take great care, live. love, laugh, & let live!