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21 Apr

Holy Grail Makeup

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Hey guys!
In today’s blogpost, I’m going to share with you guys my “Holy Grail Makeup”.

This just consists of the makeup that I’ve been using on almost a daily basis ; some are new, some are old favorites that I keep going back to even after trying different products!

This is more of a beginner’s makeup routine since I’m myself a beginner and have to try a lot more products and experiment with them.
So, I’m going to be telling you about the products in detail ; their positive and negative aspects etc.

Let’s start off with the base makeup,

1. FOUNDATION

So, the foundation that I’ve been using for almost a year and a half now is from M.A.C Cosmetics – Mineralize SPF15 Foundation in the shade NC25.
M.A.C has a NC range which has a more yellow undertone to it, so I’m assuming it’s for suiting the Indian skin and they have an NW range which has a pink undertone to it.

Moving on to this specific foundation,
It’s positive elements are that it’s very long lasting and provides very high coverage, it’s very easy to apply as it comes in a pump.
Negative elements are that it provides a slight shine to your face that I personally don’t like, although it can be covered with pressed powder and it’s quite expensive.

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2. CONCEALER

Now, concealer is a holy grail product for me, but a lot people don’t prefer using it.

Concealers can be used in two ways, it can be used for just covering up some of your spots or pimples that don’t get covered up just by foundation. Or it can be used as a highlighter on certain areas of your face.
But if you have a face with not too many spots or blemishes, you don’t really need to invest in a concealer.

The concealer I use is from M.A.C Cosmetics – Pro Longwear Concealer in the shade NC30.

I LOVE this concealer. There is no negative element in this, according to me.
It provides very high coverage, long lasting and it’s not too expensive. It’s a very good investment.
You guys should definitely give this a shot!

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3. COMPACT POWDER

Setting your makeup is very important! It’s a very crucial step for perfecting your base.

The compact that I’ve started using about a month back is the L’Oreal Paris – Mat Magique Compact Powder – N2 Nude Vanilla.

I’ve never loved a compact powder as much as I love this! It’s SO amazing.

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Moving on to eyes,

1. EYE-LINER

So there are two eye liners that I use on a daily basis. And I love them so much! Both are liquid liners.
The first is Lakme 9 to 5 – Black Impact Liner ( Brush Tip )
And, the other is Lotus Herbals – Colorkick Curved Liquid Eye Liner ( Felt Tip )

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2. MASCARA

Moving on to the lashes,
I use two mascaras and both of them are from Maybelline, New York.

Colossal Volum’ Express Waterproof Mascara – This is an everyday mascara, it doesn’t make your lashes look too thick but gives a good volume and is quite reasonably priced.
The negative element, however, is that it’s a little hard to remove.

Falsies Volum’ Express Mascara – This is an absolutely 100% PERFECT mascara for a party or when you’re in for the mood for thick lashes.

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3. EYE SHADOW

I don’t generally do much to my eyes except for eye liner and mascara but when I do am in the mood for highlighting my eyes even further, I’ve used only two palettes always.

When I’m in the mood for a classic brown or black smoky eye, I use the very beautiful Maybelline, The Nudes Palette.
The shades are just so beautiful, they have matte as well as shiny shades. Bold beiges, browns, black, taupe etc.
The colors are not very pigmented so they have to be built up to make the colors pop.

Other than that, I use the Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette – Romantic Smoked, this palette is totally apt for a date night look. Light purples, greens, gold shades.

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Now, we’re going to come on to my favorite part, lips,

Trying and experimenting different lip colors is my favorite pastime.
Even when I’m at home and I know the lip shades I own, I keep swatching them on my hand for fun. 😛

Anyway, moving on, I have my favorite top six lipsticks for you guys.
Starting from nudes to the boldest shade I own.

1. M.A.C Cosmetics – Velvet Teddy

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2. M.A.C Cosmetics – Cosmo

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3. L’Oreal Paris Star Pink Collection – Eva’s Delicate Rose

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4. L’Oreal Paris Star Pink Collection – Jlo

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5. M.A.C Cosmetics – Retro Matte Lipstick – Ruby Woo

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6. L’Oreal Paris – PM412 Arabian Night

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Lastly, as fun and exciting it is to put on makeup, It’s very important to take it off and moisturize and let your skin rest.
I use the L’Oreal Paris Cleansing Milk – Gentle.
It’s so soft, it’s not messy and it takes your makeup off without any effort.

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Wow, so this is was a super long post! Phew!

I really hope you guys liked it!
Until next time. xox

runwaymadame
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