Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Biotique Avocado Body Massage Oil Bio Cado Review

RATING :- 3 OUT OF 10

I got the Biotique Avocado Body Massage Oil Bio Cado long back for my mother. She wanted something great to make her feel good and which could relieve her from the all day long strenuous work. It contains 210 ml of oil and costs INR Rs 135. The packaging is simple. Plastic white transparent bottle with a green cap.

Ingredients : Rai Tail, Badam Tail, Neem Oil, Til Oil, Arandi Tail, Ankurit Gehun Satva, Dudhal Mool Kewath, Vegetable oil.

What Biotique claims about the Biotique Avocado Body Massage Oil Bio Cado ? : A unique blend of Ayurvedic oils that relaxes the muscles and leaves the skin soft, smooth and supple. Contains natural oils of Avocado, Almond, Olive, Sesame, Sunflower alongwith Galangal and Dandelion extract.

How to use? : Apply appropriate amount and massage using a circular motion.

Biotique Avocado Body Massage Oil Bio Cado is okay just for massaging purpose. I dont think it acts as a stress buster or anything of that sort. Just like anyother oil it makes the skin soft instantly, but there is nothing special in that. Will never work on oily skin, as the oil is too sticky and greasy and can pick up any dirt if you get in contact with anything dirty. So i think, one needs to take a shower immediately after applying this body massage oil. And ewww it smells gross! Overall an okayish body massage oil, within budget if you got no issues with smell or stickiness. Also the fact that the oil is 100% herbal as claimed by the company might be a reason for you to try this. But no, i wont repurchase this in my life.

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Sunny Leone's Makeup Look from Jaane Do Na song in KKLH

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Kuch Kuch Locha Hai is not a recent film, it had a May release, and am sorry i could not post this Sunny Leone Makeup Breakdown from Jaane Do Na song earlier. Anyways, Sunny Leone wore a red transparent chiffon saree in the first part of the song alongwith a red deep cut blouse, and she looked red hot as usual. Sunny Leone in saree is not a rare sight these days, but i don’t think she looked this pretty in saree before.

So girls if you wanna know how to look like Sunny Leone from Jaane Do Na song, keep reading this article.

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Sunny Leone’s saree look is very simple, the usual housewife type of look but with lot of sexual appeal. Makeup was kept minimalistic in the first part of the song where Sunny Leone draped on a red saree. She had a glowing dewy look. After applying foundation and concealer and powder well, she filled in the brows well with black brow powder. Moving on to the eye shadow, Sunny used a taupe or medium eye shadow and swept it all over the upper eyelids till the crease, she also got the same shadow on the lower lash line. She then dabbed on some light reflecting shadow on the middle part of the lids. And used a plum shadow to line the eyes thickly on top. Finally coats of mascara completed the look. I think individual lashes too may amp up the look.

On her cheeks, Sunny Leone applied some peach coral blush. Contouring is minimally done. However highlighting has been done well, especially above the apples of her cheeks. For Sunny’s lips, a very soft matte pink color has been used. A bit of sheen has been added on the centre of the lips to make them look fuller. A red bindi, jhumkas, and mangalsutra completed the Indian desi bride look of Sunny Leone.

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This look of Sunny Leone is quite versatile for Indian women who wear Indian dress. Very light and subtle but helps to make one look fresh. Sunny Leone looked sexy and beautiful in the song, but this song is actually the newer version of the original Jaane Do Na song which had Dimple Kapadia and Rishi Kapoor from the film Saagar. And i really love the innocent yet playful look of Dimple Kapadia.

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How to do basic stage makeup

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If you are a stage performer, dancer or theatre actor, stage makeup is absolutely essential. Stage makeup is definitely heavier than the normal makeup we usually do, but then it would be lighter than drag makeup still. This kind of stage makeup needs to be heavily done, so that you can be seen from a distance, people sitting at the extreme corner opposite to the stage too can see you. Also stage lights are very harsh and can wash out any bright pigments if not applied heavily.

You need to create harsh lines and overdraw contours in stage makeup or theatrical makeup. Never go for soft blended makeup look. You need to create just the opposite of it.

CTM – Since you will be applying a lot of heavy makeup and various colors, make sure to prep the skin well first. Cleanse the face and neck with a mild face wash and pat it dry. After that use any good quality toner. Moisturising is absolutely unnecessary for oily skinned or combination skinned people, however if your skin is very dry then go for an oil free moisturiser. We need to keep the face absolutely shine free.

Foundation – Opt for a heavy coverage foundation, and choose it at least 2 shades darker than your natural complexion so that you don’t look pale when the lights are on you. Cream foundation is the best for stage makeup.

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Highlighting & Contouring – Choose a cream based highlighter and a bronzer. A very light concealer or a white creamy shadow can act as the highlighter. And any dark brown cream shadow can be used to contour the face. Areas on your face that recede should be contoured, like the hollows of the cheeks, sides of your forehead, and a sweep of the bronzer from the ears to the chin covering jawbones. Also contour the sides of your nose. You need not blend it at all.

Also do not forget to highlight the cheeks, center of your brows, top of the nose and chin. Also you can highlight the centre of your lips and the inner corners of your eyes. Do not forget to set everything up using a translucent powder.

Blush – Apply blush with a heavy hand. Make sure to use blush colors like red, orange, fuschia, on the apples of the cheeks going towards the temples.

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Eyes – Eyeshadow should be applied on the upper eye lids only and not on the lower lids. We don’t need to create any unnecessary shadow underneath the eyes, unless the character demands so. Also outline the brows with a black or brown eyebrow pencil and set that off with a similar shade eyebrow powder. Put some white highlighter on the browbones. Also you can apply white matte eye pencil on the waterline to get a more dramatic eye makeup. Its best to use eyeshadows of brown, nude, tan or light pink shades. The makeup wont be complete without mascara and false eye lashes.

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Lips – Overdrawing the lips is a must for stage or theatrical makeup. Start by lining your lips using a lipliner in orange, red or fuschia. Blend it with a lip brush and then apply lipstick of the same color on top of it. To highlight the centre of lips apply white highlighter or any light reflective shadow. In order to get a matte finish and prevent lipstick from smearing, put a tissue on the lips and dust some translucent powder over it.

Powder – To complete the stage makeup, you need to powder any exposed areas like face, neck, ears. This will prevent makeup from melting down. This will always keep the shine at bay and present uniform color to the exposed areas.


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When you are done, it should appear that you went overboard with the colors and might appear funny and weird with so much of makeup. But then i told you before stage makeup is so very different from the usual beauty makeup. So don’t be bothered, and get on the stage and rock the audience!

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Revlon Touch & Glow Moisturising Makeup REVIEW

RATING :- 6.5 OUT OF 10

I got this Revlon Touch & Glow Moisturising Makeup a year back or so, and did not use this much because i have oily skin, so dont need a moisturising foundation generally unless it is the winter season. However i kept the foundation in one corner of my vanity with care, knowing i would review it one day. The packaging is nothing special, just a small glass bottle with black plastic lid. However there is no leakage so you can carry this out safely. This costs INR Rs 280 for a 20 ml product. Quite affordable.

Ingredients : Titanium Dioxide, Butylene Glycol, Talc, Lanolin Alcohol.

What Revlon claims about Revlon Touch & Glow Moisturising Makeup? : Revlon’s Touch & Glow Foundation is a weightless formula that provides medium coverage while hydrating your skin and offering it a dewy finish.

Natural Radiant Look
The water-based formula goes smoothly over your skin and perfects your natural skin tone to keep you looking radiant.

Smoothes & Moisturises
This Makeup Foundation evens out skin texture and provides it with a touch of moisture.

Prevents Clogging of Pores
The formula is so smooth and lightweight that you needn’t worry about pores getting clogged.

Dewy Finish
The hydrating formula prevents caking and gives you a natural and dewy look so you look glowing and gorgeous all day long.

Revlon Touch & Glow Moisturising Makeup is an extremely runny foundation, so be careful while trying to get some foundation on your palm. As usual it does not have a nozzle or spatula so its hell difficult to get the right amount of product. It gives only light coverage so don’t expect it to cover any flaws on the skin. However its damn easy to blend it, and it absorbs real fast. However being oily skinned, i least like the shine or glow it gives on the face.

I got the ivory mist shade of the foundation, however Revlon Touch & Glow Moisturising Makeup comes in 4 shades – Ivory Mist, Rose Mist, Gold Mist, Natural Mist. I did not find my skin to breakout after using this foundation, but there is a fair chance of that happening since this is a moisturising makeup. But dry skinned girls would like to use this Revlon foundation as an everyday foundation. This adds a tad bit of shine which lasts for few hours and also makes the skin soft and supple. This is more like a tinted moisturiser rather than an actual foundation, i think.

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