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Heading to the sea does not have to mean ‘no makeup’. Blogger and makeup artist Naina Ruhail gives you advice on what products to use to look bewitching in the waters

There is a common notion that while travelling to the beach, one must skip makeup because there are so many external factors that can ruin your look. It can get a bit tricky but not if you use the right products. It’s essential that you choose products that are sweat-resistant, have a high SPF, and are waterproof.

The key is not to overdo it. Keep it minimal and let your skin show. Some of the makeup products that will help you achieve this natural beach look are:

A light coverage
Skip the foundation and go for a tinted moisturiser or BB cream instead. This will help you even out the skin tone and give a natural glow. Make sure it contains high SPF to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays.

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Tinted moisturizer SPF 20

Spot cover up

Use a waterproof concealer to cover any dark areas around your eyes, and to cover any blemishes or spots on your face.

Tarte Cosmetics
Amazonian clay waterproof 12-hour concealer

Adding dimensions

If you want a bronzed look, dust a matte bronzing powder on the hollows of your cheeks and jawline. You can even use a liquid foundation two to three shades darker than your skin tone for a long lasting effect.

NYX
matte bronzer

Pop of colour

Avoid a powder blush and go for a tint instead. It will give your cheeks a subtle flush and last all day. Apply the same on your lips as well for that rosy tint.

theBalm
Stainiac Lip and Cheek Stain

Prep up the peepers

Waterproof mascara is an obvious choice for the beach, and the same goes for eyeliner. You don’t want your eye makeup running down your cheeks as soon as you enter the sea.

Make Up For Ever
Pro Waterproof Eyeliner

Shade for your eyes

Powder eyeshadows are a big no when at the beach. Opt for cream eyeshadows or crayons in neutral colours. Just pat the product with your fingers on the lids for a more natural look.

ARTDECO
Waterproof Eyeshadow Stick

Set it and forget it

Spritz your face after you’ve finished your makeup to set it in place, then use it throughout the day to cool and refresh your skin.

Elf
Makeup Mist and Set

Keep in mind

– Always use a sunblock
– Avoid using powder products
– Keep a blotting paper to dab your face in case you get sweaty or makeup feels clumpy
– Use lightweight products for a dewy finish

 

Words by Naina Ruhail

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Time to Let Your Hair Down

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Driving yourself into the ground thinking up glamorous hairstyles for that upcoming party? With the right styling and the right care, fancy updos and stylish curls are easy-peasy

The approaching party season means lots of invites to lots of parties. Be it a small office fete of colleagues, a wild night out with your besties, or a nice evening with family; a gorgeous hairstyle is an essential to be the belle of the ball. Whether it’s a half up ponytail, or an elaborate updo, a strict haircare regimen goes a long way in rocking whatever style you choose.

Masks for health and shine
Frequent styling and usage of products can leave your hair limp and lifeless. Try out a natural conditioning and nourishing pack made with egg and yoghurt on your hair two days before your night out. Take care to wash your hair in the morning of the big day, so that the natural oils in your scalp will give your hair that shiny, bouncy look. It is extremely important that you prep your hair beforehand, as neglect will take the life right out of your hair. A concoction of apple cider vinegar and water will prevent your hair from being frizzy. And don’t forget to consume lots of protein-rich food like fish, eggs and nuts, as nothing boosts hair growth like some internal nourishment.
Serum magic
If you aim for curly, bouncy hair for the party, make sure that you use the right products, like serums and rollers, with your hair the night before. Invest in a volumising tonic if you have thin hair, and a straightening serum if you have frizzy hair. Be sure to condition your hair the night before.

Styling partners
Some of the hairstyling essentials that every woman should own are a styling mousse, volumising and setting hairsprays, heat protectant, finishing mist, styling cream, a backcombing bristle brush, a flat iron or curler, and any other product that is essential for your choice of hairstyle. Be sure to be patient with your hair. Above all, follow your heart and style your hair with verve, and watch jaws hit the floor when you make your grand entrance!

Tips

1)When applying heat to your hair, be sure to use a heat protectant to avoid hair damage and breakage

2)Don’t overload your hair with products, as it will get heavy

3)Take care to wash away the products from your hair after your night, and use hair masks to avoid hair loss and breakage

4)A good blow-dry is an excellent substitute for a glamorous hairstyle if you find yourself short on time.

 

Words by: Anjana K

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Best Fashion and Beauty trends for 2018

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Here is your guide to stay updated on Fashion and Beauty trends for 2018.

2018 is going to be a year of unique Fashion and Beauty trends. With a lot of new fashion coming up in 2018, we will be renewing the old fashion too.

 

Earrings

2018 is going to be the year of oversized earrings and it will be bigger and better.

Oversized hoops and metallic earings are going to be the next big thing in 2018

Embroidered footwear

 

Shoes embroidered with pearls or beads make it look striking and subtle at the same time.

Old school Denim is back

Say hi to your old loose denim. They are in back in style with much better looks.

 

Hairstyle

Once you go bob you never go back! Cut that hair short and make it funky by adding some UltraViolet color to it.

Lip color for 2018

Paint those lips tint. Tint color suits any skin color. It brings out the elegance in you.

Large layers

Oversized, large and flowy layers are going to be the new trend for 2018. You can wear them with anything- be it your skinny jeans, shorts or a casual dress.

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Makeup looks to get you through the party season! (Plus something more)

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The party season’s going to be here before you know it and the one thing you definitely don’t want to look like is everybody else

Text Credits: A.Ankitha & Nimisha.S

Can you believe it’s that time again? The season’s festivities are just getting started, and chances are, your social calendar is already full of cocktail gatherings, office shindigs, family functions, and the like. What does it mean? It just means we have plenty more opportunities than usual to test out fun beauty looks.

Here are 3 looks you must try this season!

1.       THE QUEEN OF GLITTER

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The best part about gold is that it is impartial to any particular skin tone. So make gold eye shadow and glitter your new besties with these gorgeous application tips.

How to get gold and glittery evening party makeup look:

Step 1: Prime your eyes with a creamy nude shadow in powder or pencil form.

Step 2: Apply light strokes of bronze to the inner and outer corners of your lid.

Step 3: Apply dark brown with a brush and blend evenly throughout the crease.

Step 4: Reapply the nude eye shadow on the eyelid centre; this will highlight your next colour, a light bronze which you will gently pat on your lid using a medium, flat-tipped brush.

Step 5: Blend a neutral colour slightly above the lid in even strokes to avoid harsh lines.

Step 6: Use a very light colour with shimmer to highlight your brow bone.

Step 7: Apply a waterproof black gel liner to the lid and smudge the outer corner down with a flat-tipped brush. Then, swipe sparkly gold eyeliner along the outer corners of your eyes and along your lower lash line.

Step 8: Pat a bright shimmery gold dust on your lid with your finger. Be careful not to let it spill all over your face.

Step 9: For a touch of drama (who doesn’t like drama!), apply black mascara and black liner on your upper lash line.

 

2.       RED AND RAVISHING

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You got it right! We’re talking about bold, luscious red lips here. Now this one takes much more than the right technique to carry off. It needs the right attitude! If you have it, go ahead and flaunt it, sweetheart. But remember to keep the rest of your makeup, especially the eyes, in subtle shades or near nude. A bit of black mascara on the top lashes is all you need.

How to get bold red evening party makeup look:

Step 1: Choose a sheer lipstick for a more natural look. Avoid cream or matte formulas.

Step 2: Apply lip balm and let it stay for a few minutes. Then blot off the excess balm with a tissue.

Step 3: Using the side of the pencil, not the tip, define and fill in. A muted red or berry shade works best.

Step 4: Apply a thin, even layer of lip colour with a lip brush. Tadaaa!

 

3.       MONOCHROME MAGIC

eye-spy-party-eyes

 

If subtlety is how you make your statement, a vibrant pop of one shimmering shade is enough to speak volumes.

How to get monochromatic evening party makeup look:

Step 1: Choose a shimmery powder shadow in a rich colour palette such as purple, royal blue, or emerald.

Step 2: Using a brush, apply an even layer from lash line to crease.

Step 3: Coat the top and bottom lashes with black mascara to define them.

Step 4: Keep the rest of the face neutral. Opt for a natural, peachy shade of blush and a nude lip gloss.

Now that you’ve seen our top 3 looks of the season, go on and explore the makeup options below to add an extra touch of hawtness to your look.

 

Eyes & Lips

1. Berry Jubilee

2.Golden Girl

3. Burgundy Princess

4.December Frost

5.Dreamy Delight

6.Good girl gone bad

 

Nails

1.Two Toned glitter art

2.Twinkling Star art

3.Shiny Snowflake

4.Glittery Chevron Chic

5.Chic Icicle

6.Merry matte

7.Midnight Blue

 

‘Tis the season to celebrate and have fun! Choose one of the above looks or mix ‘n’ match and create your own look and flaunt your beauty! Think there’s something else you wanna add to our looks? Let us know in the comments section below!

Sources: Kuos, Good Housekeeping, Instagram
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