Tag: eyeshadows

Make up Essentials

Hello All! How is the day going? Mine a bit busy, and have a busy week ahead. These tips and tricks I am writing here are quite a reminder for me. And I hope these help you too.


If you are a beginner or even a person who uses make up on daily basis, buying the products can be overwhelming sometimes. There are so many products to pick from so many brands. If you are on a budget this can be quite frustrating because each one looks better than each one. If you overspend on these things, i hope this post will be helpful to you.

Make Up essentials are basically what u need. It can divided into

  1. Face
  2. Eyes
  3. Lips
  4. Cheeks

Face :


Foundations: Foundations and concealers fall in this category. In the world of BB creams, Foundation still plays an important role in make up routine. It is good to own 2 shades of foundation. One, that absolutely suits your skin color and the other a shade darker for those tanned days. Pick a foundation which suits your needs.

Here is link to how to pick the foundation : https://beautywisetalks.wordpress.com/2015/06/10/how-to-find-the-right-shade-of-foundation/



Your Make up looks mostly depends on the eye make up. You can play it up or down , either ways you need to own these.

  • kajal,
  • Eye liner (one black and any colored one),
  • Mascara,
  • 2 palettes of eyeshadows (for daily & party wear)



Okay this is where we go crazy, I gave away so many lipsticks because no way i was going to use them soon. I am not going to say anything here. You can either have one of each kind like the lipstick/gloss/pot/balm etc., or just get one lipstick and gloss.



Recently I started using this regularly. Peaches and the Pinks are the best bet. Click on the link to know how to pick the blush for your skin tone.


If your everyday make up look is minimal then just get one of each part. If you experiment with your looks then you can pick one of each kind available.

Remember, Do not buy products if you dont use them. Because the shell life for these products differ and surprisingly less.


Hope that helps. If you have anything to add to this, please leave it in the comments below.

Budget Make up Haul

This post is for the reference to those who are on a budget for make up or the one who wants to buy the make up products for the first time. Few days ago, I went to one of the Health and Glow stores in bangalore and picked up the make up essentials which I thought are the basic products every one should have. I wanted to check whether I could buy the products without compromising on the quality. I kept the budget for Rs.1000 + Rs.500. For the daily look and the party look. Here are the details of the Haul.


Maybelline Clear Glow (All in one) Fairness Compact powder

Maybelline The Colossal Kajal

Maybelline The Hypercurl volume Express

Maybelline Baby Lips

Revlon colorstay Links Eye shadow

Colorbar Lipstick (Peach crush)

Maybelline Clear Glow (All in one) Fairness Compact powder

Price : Rs. 199/-


This is my second purchase from the same line. I was looking for a compact powder to carry it along while travelling and for the touch ups. As the loose powder is a bit difficult to use. The first one was the #02 Nude Beige. This time I picked up #04 Sand beige. My skin changes its color whenever I change my location. This serves the purpose for me. It sets the make up and mattifies and gives a very light coverage. East to carry it around. Ideal for Travel.

Maybelline The Colossal Kajal

Price: Rs. 199/


Again this is my second one. I used this when it was launched and I forgot how it was. When I saw this I wanted to give it a try again and see how it works. Well, it works good. Easy to apply. One stroke is enough and can be applied on the water line as well. Staying power is good.

Maybelline The Hypercurl volume Express

Price : Rs. 300/-


This is my first product from the maybelline mascara range. It does not curl the lashes as claims but defines them for sure. If you are looking for just highlighting then this is a good one to try.

Maybelline Baby Lips

Price: Rs. 175/-


Well, I dont have to say how it works, I am sure most of you already used or using this one. I picked up baby lips Color Tropical Punch. This gives a slight tint on the lips.

Revlon colorstay Links Eye shadow

Price :Rs. 195/- and Rs. 175/- (Blue shadow is Rs. 175/- and the pink is Rs. 195/- ).


I was looking for single eyeshadows for a long time but did not get a chance to pick any. When I saw these I found them so cute and picked up the blue shade. It came in the budget and I could just pick whichever shade I wanted. When I picked up the Blue shade, SA (Sales Assistant) says, I have to pick atleast 2 shades. As my heart was already set on the blue shade, thought I will pick another one. Picked a Pink one. Coming to how I liked them…Not much. It has shimmer and can spread all over the eye area. Though the colors look good, I dont like the way it looks on me. Didnt get a chance to use them during night and I think they look better for the party / casual Make up.

Colorbar Lipstick (Peach crush)

Price: Rs. 299/-


I loooove this lipstick. It Peach shade and instantly brightens my face. This became my go to lipstick these days. It glides on smoothly and moisturizes. Does not dry out the lips. Though does not stay for long I dont mind re applying it. At this price I would say give it a try.

This is my Budget haul. All these products costed me Rs.1542/-. There are variety of options for you to pick any without compromising on the quality. There are online discounts. If you want to go to store and pick up then you can personally try it out on your own. You can skip the eye shadows and can replace them with BB cream or anything you looking for. Stay wise and Shop wise.