The iconic designer Sabyasachi and the iconic beauty brand Lakmé has come together once again to create Illuminate 2.0, a range designed to create looks that celebrate the glamour of shimmer. This range is all about luminous make up and includes the Illuminating Foundation, 4 new metallic shades of the Shine Line, the Sun-Kissed Bronzer, Moon-Lit Highlighter and Illuminating Shimmer Bricks. I was sent some of the products from this range to try out and in this post, will finally share my thoughts on the new Lakmé Absolute Illuminate Range.
Kolkata is gearing up to welcome the Goddess in all her glory. The hoardings are up, pandals have started to make an appearance, people are rushing to finish their puja shopping and in general, there is chaos in the city. This chaos we all eagerly look forward to every year and I’m just counting days like every Bengali, whether in Kolkata or outside, for the Goddess to arrive. I’m sure you all are busy figuring out what outfit and makeup you will wear during those five days and to make matters slightly easy, I’m here with a Day To Evening Makeup Look option for you.
If you have been a regular visitor to the MAC stores in Kolkata, I’m sure you have come across Druna and Prajwal, both very good makeup artists. Druna is now branching out on her own and she shared two looks for Durga Puja especially for the readers of Pout Pretty on model Manju.
Day Makeup Look By Druna
Considering the climate, this time it will be quite hot and humid during the Pujas so heavy makeup is out of question. Go for light makeup during the day. Mix your foundation with moisturizer for a natural finish. Add a wash of light eye shadow with a hint of peach on the cheeks, add kohl in the water line and on the lids, a thin liner with a slight wing to give the look a touch of tradition in case you are wearing a traditional or indo-western outfit. Complete the look by adding a n*de/light pink lip color, some mascara and touch up the brows, again keeping it natural. No Instagram brows please!
Evening Makeup Look By Prajwal
For the evening, just touch up your base makeup and go for dramatic eyes that is again not OTT. Just add some dark brown/black to the outer corners of the eye, apply a mascara that adds volume and lengthens the lashes, contour the face to add some dimension and apply highlighter for added shine. Change the lip colour from the n*de/neutral pink to a slightly deeper pink to brighten up the face. And that is it. You are ready to dazzle!
Do you see how easy it is to transition from a day to evening makeup look? Thanks Druna and Prajwal for your inputs and if you want to see more such looks on the blog, let me know in the comments below.
Druna is conducting a makeup workshop to teach the basics like smokey eyes, highlighting and contouring and the ‘no makeup look’ at a very nominal rate of Rs 1000. If you want to book your place, call her now for details.
Faces Ultime Pro Mineral Loose Powder has been around for sometime but I’ve just recently been trying them out and in this post, will share my thoughts on the product. I have two shades from this range – Golden Beige and Honey Beige.
FACES Ultime Pro Mineral Loose Powder with its innovative non-comedogenic formulation makes sure that it does not clog your pores and is hypoallergenic, with protective shielding properties; so enjoy the earthly feeling of your skin breathing freely. This silky and youthful powder from FACES cosmetics provides you with a matte yet natural look, with its mineral formula which stops it from looking too flat during a hot summer day, when all you want is to look fresh. It comes with a unique, spill-proof, easy-to-use applicator. With minerals and sun protection quality, it becomes a summer essential for all your makeup needs. Available in five beautiful shades of golden beige, honey beige, ivory beige, natural beige, and sand beige, FACES Ultime Pro Mineral Loose Powder is suitable for all skin tones.
Lakmé is back with its progressive style statement for the season and it’s all about an Illuminated look and the products used to create it. Inspired by the shimmer and sparkle of a precious crystal, the new product range consists of Shimmer Lipsticks, new Eyeshadow Palettes, Eye Liners, Kajal and Nail Colors.
- Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Lip Shimmer – The new range consists of fifteen shades that deliver a rich color sheen with a reflective shimmer finish. Priced at Rs. 700/-
- Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eye Shadow Palette – available in Silver and Gold. The palette comprises six eye shadow options in satin and shimmer finish. Priced at Rs. 995/-
- Lakmé Absolute Precision Eye Artist Eyeliner – available in 3 metallic shades: Emerald Green, Blue Sapphire and Burnished Brown. Priced at Rs. 850/-
- Lakmé Absolute Precision Eye Artist Kajal – is a twist up variant that delivers a rich black finish. Priced at Rs. 750/-
- Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist – available in 10 glitter shades. Priced at Rs. 400/-