MAKEUP

MONSOON MUST-HAVES FOR *IT GIRLS* Monsoon Must-Haves for *It Girls* written by Payal Thaker   Every weather comes with its own challenges and ‘It Girls’ in town somehow always stay graceful under any type of circumstances. They’re always so glam despite all that’s happening around them. So one fine evening I encountered some always stylish and gorgeous ladies, and asked them what hidden beauty secrets they always follow when the Rain Gods take over our Country.     So without wasting any further time, here Read More
BRIDAL MAKEUP DOS AND DON’TS FOR MONSOON Bridal Makeup Dos and Don’ts for Monsoon written by Payal Thaker   Wedding is an affair to remember in India. It is an event in our lifetime that needs preparation, planning, as well as execution to make it a memorable one. After all it is one event which calls for celebration, coming-together of people, and of course, pictures for lifetime memories. No doubt every Bride, who is the star of the occasion, wishes to look her Best on her Big Read More
WINGED EYELINER TUTORIAL FOR BEGINNERS (VIDEO) VIDEO: Winged Eyeliner Tutorial for Beginners by Payal Thaker   CLICK ON PHOTO TO WATCH VIDEO   Don’t Forget to Subscribe to My YouTube Channel 🙂 CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE    
MASTERING BLUSH + BRONZER + HIGHLIGHTER (VIDEO) VIDEO: Mastering Blush + Bronzer + Highlighter by Payal Thaker   CLICK ON PHOTO TO WATCH VIDEO   Don’t Forget to Subscribe to My YouTube Channel 🙂 CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE    
QUICK 5 MINUTES MAKEUP TUTORIAL (VIDEO) VIDEO: Quick 5 Minutes Makeup Tutorial by Payal Thaker   CLICK ON PHOTO TO WATCH VIDEO   Don’t Forget to Subscribe to My YouTube Channel 🙂 CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE    
EASY SMOKEY EYES MAKEUP TUTORIAL (VIDEO) VIDEO: Easy Smokey Eyes Makeup Tutorial by Payal Thaker   CLICK ON PHOTO TO WATCH VIDEO   Don’t Forget to Subscribe to My YouTube Channel 🙂 CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE    
MY SIGNATURE MAKEUP LOOK TUTORIAL (VIDEO) VIDEO: My Signature Makeup Look Tutorial by Payal Thaker   CLICK ON PHOTO TO WATCH VIDEO    
MY FAVORITE BUDGET MAKEUP PRODUCTS AVAILABLE IN INDIA (VIDEO) VIDEO: My Favorite Budget Makeup Products ( Available in India ) by Payal Thaker   CLICK ON PHOTO TO WATCH VIDEO   Don’t Forget to Subscribe to My YouTube Channel 🙂 CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE    
10 MAJOR MAKEUP MISTAKES INDIAN WOMEN NEED TO STOP IN 2015 10 Major Makeup Mistakes Indian Women Need to STOP in 2015 written by Payal Thaker   1. Matte is the BEST!..??: This matte finish cakey makeup look trend needs to disappear from India. While we understand it’s the Indian climate to blame, there still isn’t any excuse to keep hanging onto that makeup look, which is literally aging you and making you look twice your age. Ditch your Heavy Compacts, Full Coverage Foundations, and go for a luminous look by Read More
5 BEAUTY HACKS EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW 5 Beauty Hacks Every Woman Should Know written by Payal Thaker   I’m no genius, but I love what I do, and anything that will make my beauty/makeup routine quicker and better…well I’m all eyes and ears! Two questions I always get from makeup and beauty enthusiasts I meet are: How long does it take for you to do this makeup? And, how long does it take to remove it?…My answer is always 10 minutes. 🙂 Yes, you heard it Read More
LIP COLOR TRICK USING THIS SUBLIME NUDE LIPSTICK Lip Color Trick using ColorBar Full Finish Long Wear Lipstick (Peach Peach 16) written by Payal Thaker   Every time I come across a life changing beauty or makeup essential, my world starts revolving around it until I share it with you ladies. So here’s the thing…I get tons of emails asking about how my lipstick always looks so nice, flawless, and vibrant. I do have my own way of applying bright and darker shades in a way that the Read More
FALL/WINTER MAKEUP AND DRESSING TIPS Fall/Winter Makeup and Dressing Tips written by Payal Thaker   I’m in the States right now, and I’m loving the weather here. It’s beautiful, cozy, and I love layering up my clothes, doing fall makeup, and wearing boots. Aah!! How I missed it! Although I know it doesn’t get that cold in some parts of India, especially where I come from (Ahmedabad, India), but still while it lasts we all deserve some toasty changes. So today I’m sharing with you Read More
MY TOP 5 MAKEUP EMPTIES My Top 5 MAKEUP Empties written by Payal Thaker   Hello Ladies! As we all know, my last post was all about my top favorite skincare empties, Click Here to See, on which I’ve been receiving a lot of emails from all of you. I’m trying to reply to all your emails as soon as possible. Also, just a small request that you PLEASE try and mention all your queries in one mail so I can reply at once. I Read More
NAVRATRI: MY SKIN CARE AND MAKEUP TIPS!! My Skin Care and Makeup Tips for NAVRATRI!! written by Payal Thaker   Usually I don’t see girls wearing much makeup in Ahmedabad. But to my surprise in Navratri, not even a single girl I see is without full face makeup and well, why not? After all, these nights are about looking pretty and bringing out our Indian beauty 🙂 Some useful tips to look flawless this Navratri:     Skin Care: 1. Get your facial, waxing, threading, and back Read More
TEA TREE FLAWLESS BB CREAM BY THE BODY SHOP PRODUCT REVIEW: The Body Shop Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream written by Payal Thaker   If there’s one thing that I’m literally obsessed with in the skincare department, it’s Tea Tree Oil. And it’s not just recently that I became so obsessed with it, but it’s something that started when I was way younger and suffered from heavy acne prone skin. Tea tree oil is one of the most effective products you can use to clear your acne, redness, and control Read More
INSTAGLAM CELEBRATION OF BONDS BY MAYBELLINE PRODUCT REVIEW: Maybelline InstaGLAM ‘Celebration of Bonds’ Coral Box written by Payal Thaker   Rakhi is in a few days, and what could be a better gift for girls than a pretty GLAM box by Maybelline, right??     Anyway, so last week when I received the message from the Maybelline Team about their newly launched InstaGLAM ‘Celebration of Bonds’ Box. I was super happy because it’s just in time for Raksha Bandhan and Friendship Day, and I think it’s a Read More
GLITTER MANIA BY MAYBELLINE PRODUCT REVIEW: Glitter Mania Nail Polish by Maybelline written by Payal Thaker   I looove glitter nail paints! And as much as I love it, I know it’s not the same when you buy a ready made glitter polish and try to get the salon effect at home. 🙁 So honestly the first time I saw the Maybelline Glitter Mania pictures rolling all over Instagram, I kind of didn’t believe the pictures and thought they must be photo-shopped. Because to get Read More
LOREAL PARIS GELMATIC SUPER LINER PRODUCT REVIEW: L’Oreal Paris Gelmatic Super Liner – Silver Mania written by Payal Thaker   Gel eyeliners are a hit these days! And why shouldn’t they be? Beautiful long-lasting eyeliners, in various metallic shades, are what every girl needs to perk up her looks every now and then. So, L’Oreal Paris has launched their Super Liner Gelmatic line in six different shades: Ultra Black, Deep Brown, Silver Mania, Glamour Gold, Turbo Turquoise, and Blue Force.     The L’Oreal Paris India Read More
A YUMMY RASPBERRY SYRUP LIPSTICK YOU MUST TRY! PRODUCT REVIEW: L’Oreal Paris Raspberry Syrup Color Riche Moist Mat Lipstick written by Payal Thaker   I’m so excited to share this news with you guys that I’m having a little collaboration with the L’Oreal Paris India team. From time to time I’ll be receiving their products to test and review for you guys on my blog! Yay!! So if you guys remember, I’ve already reviewed the L’Oreal Paris Orange Power Color Riche Moist Mat Lipstick on the blog, which I Read More
ONE LIP COLOR, ONE COMPLETE LOOK: QUICK TUTORIAL One Lip Color, One Complete Look – QUICK TUTORIAL  by Payal Thaker     How to use just one lip color, in three different ways, for an everyday dewy makeup look! I used Revlon ColorStay Matte Balm – Mischievous 1. Apply lip color on your lips 2. Draw 2 lines on the apples of your cheeks with the same lip color 3. Now gently blend the lines, with the help of your fingers, in a circular motion 4. Apply this Read More
MAYBELLINE COLOSSAL KOHL TURQUOISE PRODUCT REVIEW: Maybelline Colossal Kohl – Turquoise written by Payal Thaker   As you girls already know, I have a thing for colored eyeliners and eye pencils. And you also know how I always encourage everyone to use them instead of black eyeliners and kajals. So, when Maybelline launched their new Colossal Kohl – Turquoise, I just had to play with it! Last week on my Instagram page, I posted a short video on how I wear this turquoise kajal. Read More
REVLON COLORBURST MATTE BALM PRODUCT REVIEW: Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balms written by Payal Thaker   I’m so excited to bring you ladies my review of Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm! Everytime I post a picture on my Instagram after using this crayon stick, I get asked what lipstick I’m wearing. It’s inevitable. 😀 Now to not get confused, let me clarify that I’m not talking about the Revlon Lacquer Balm; although that looks similar to the ColorBurst Matte Balm. The lacquer ones have a glossy finish, Read More
BHARAT DORRIS EYESHADOW PALETTE PRODUCT REVIEW: Bharat Dorris Eyeshadow Palette written by Payal Thaker   Bharat and Dorris Godambe are a very well-known celebrity makeup artist and hairstylist from India; they’ve been working in the Bollywood film industry for the past 25 years. Internationally, there are many well-known makeup artists who have started their own makeup line; but in the Indian market, B&D are the first beauty artists to come up with their own line of cosmetics. My sister lives in Udaipur, and luckily someone Read More
LAKME BLUSH DUOS CORAL PRODUCT REVIEW: Lakme Absolute Face Stylist Blush Duos – Coral written by Payal Thaker   I bought this blush two months ago, and I happily use it every now and then. I really like the bright orangey-coral color, and that’s what tempted me to buy it. 😛 This Lakme Absolute Face Stylist Blush Duos contains two colors; a coral orange and a pink shade. The best part is you can wear them individually, or you can blend both shades to create Read More
CHOCOLATE SMOKEY EYES CHOCOLATE SMOKEY EYES written by Payal Thaker   ( Click on the picture to see a larger version )   Details and products used for this look: 1. I used NYX Cosmetics Jumbo Pencil – Milk as a base all over my eyelid 2. After that I applied Inglot Cosmetics #329 Brown Matte Eyeshadow onto my crease, and blended it around the outer and inner corners of my eyes 3. I dabbed some of the lighter blue shade from Revlon Read More
LOREAL BASE MAGIQUE PRIMER PRODUCT REVIEW: L’Oreal Base Magique Primer written by Payal Thaker   Primers are a must for smooth and long-lasting makeup. If you haven’t read my primer post yet, then I would suggest you go through it first now, to know its importance: Click here to see more It’s been 6 months since I came back from US, and I’m running out of my favorite products which are unfortunately not yet available in India; one of them happens to be The Porefessional Read More
ORANGE POWER!! PRODUCT REVIEW: L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Moisture Matte Lipstick – Orange Power written by Payal Thaker   Buying the right lipstick has always been my thing! Somehow I’ve developed a kind of superpower which tells me exactly which lipstick is going to be good or bad on me, as soon as I swatch it on my hand…Haha! L’OREAL PARIS COLOR RICHE MOISTURE MATTE LIPSTICK IN ORANGE POWER:     I was at the L’Oreal counter the other day restocking my skincare Read More
SUMMER FUN WITH REVLON BLUE EYELINER PRODUCT REVIEW: Revlon ColorStay One Stroke Defining Eyeliner – Blooming Blue written by Payal Thaker   One very good thing about summers is that you get to wear bright colors! No need to hide yourself under long gloomy jackets and dull makeup. Summers should be all about lively colors, and the same goes with your makeup! Every girl should have at least one colored eyeliner, and blue should be on the top of her shelf. Today I’m reviewing Revlon ColorStay One Read More
MAKEUP AT WORK? HIGHLY IMPORTANT!! by Payal Thaker   Why is wearing makeup at the office important? I meet a lot of girls from different professions in India, and a handful of them don’t work in a glamour field. They often tell me that wearing makeup to work, or in fact anywhere, is a complete no! Or if they’re already in the habit of wearing that dark kajal all over their eyes, day or night, they do not want to change that. 🙂   The Read More
MAYBELLINE DREAM TOUCH BLUSH PRODUCT REVIEW: Maybelline Dream Touch Blush written by Payal Thaker   Trust me I’m not getting paid by Maybelline to review their products..Haha! I just can’t stop loving them. They are so good that I think if I don’t introduce them to you guys, then it’s cheating! If I close my eyes and imagine my summer makeup look, I would think of something like this: Hair tied up in a high bun, dewy clean skin, pop up eyes, rosy lips, and Read More
5 MAKEUP PRODUCTS ALL INTERNATIONAL MAKEUP GURUS SWEAR BY! written by Payal Thaker   1. Beauty Blender: In India it still hasn’t launched properly yet. But this is the ultimate makeup sponge applicator, invented by the top hollywood makeup artist Rea Ann Silvia. It was created to provide a flawless foundation application, without leaving any visible streaks. The shape is such that it allows you to access hard to reach areas with so much ease. Check any of the international professional makeup artist’s bags and you’ll find this with Read More
QUICK TUTORIAL: BOLD EYEBROWS by Payal Thaker   Bold and full eyebrows will define your face and instantly make your facial features stand out. Thinning your eyebrows too much will make you look older, tired, and angry; all at the same time. A thin and extra curvy arch is not very stylish anymore…! So, to give your eyebrows a nice bold shape: 1. Let them grow 2. Fill them in by using a good quality brow pencil; matte eyeshadow; or brow powder with a Read More
BOBBI BROWN SHIMMER BRICK PALETTE PRODUCT REVIEW: Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Palette written by Payal Thaker   I’m a very big fan of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, and admire her a lot as an individual. To start with, let me tell you one thing; anything with gold, bronze, copper, a beautiful shimmer, and I will surely love it! I don’t do blues, pinks, and all that rainbow jazz in my makeup. That’s just not me, and I’m personally not comfortable doing that. I like my makeup to Read More
QUICK 10-MINUTE MAKEUP LOOK written by Payal Thaker   Today I’m going to give you guys a sneak peek in my everyday makeup routine. I do makeup every day but keep it very minimal; which takes roughly 10 mins to get over with, and looks very fresh and natural. 🙂 ( Click on the picture to see a larger version )   Before starting any makeup I moisturize my face really well, and for that I use this beautiful serum from L’Oreal Youth Code. Read More
MAYBELLINE POW3 LIPSTICK PRODUCT REVIEW: MAYBELLINE POW3 LIPSTICK written by Payal Thaker   A girl can never have enough lipsticks; especially when it’s a barbie pink, easy on pocket, and so smooth and buttery! Yummm!! Maybelline has come out with this beautiful “Pink Alert” range of lipsticks, which comes in 4 different shades of pink: POW 1, POW2, POW3, POW4. 😀 Today I’m reviewing Maybelline Color Sensational Pink Alert POW3, which is my absolute favorite amongst the four shades. This creamy barbie pink Read More
MY FAVORITE MAKEUP TOOL PRODUCT REVIEW:  written by Payal Thaker   I’m pretty big on concealers. They travel with me wherever I go; in my makeup purse, travel bag, car, house, bathroom shelf…You never know when you’ll need a little lift under your eyes, or that quick touch up on your blemishes. I don’t use concealers just to hide problem areas, but also to brighten up my face. And if you don’t believe me, try this: Wear your kajal or liner the same as Read More
MY RECENT INGLOT PURCHASES PRODUCT REVIEW: Inglot Cosmetics written by Payal Thaker   Oh how I’ve wanted to do this since I found out we now have Inglot in Ahmedabad! Being in Ahmedabad, with only a handful of choices in makeup, Inglot was like a godsend to me because we don’t have any high quality international makeup brand counters available where you can spend a lot of time trying and testing. The other day, my other blogger friend and I decided to go to Alpha Read More
MAYBELLINE: BAD TO THE BRONZE! PRODUCT REVIEW: Maybelline Color Tattoo 24Hr Cream Gel Shadow – Bad to the Bronze written by Payal Thaker Hello YBP family! As promised last night, today I’m reviewing this amazing eyeshadow pot from Maybelline, which I’m literally going crazy about! I love Maybelline products! When I’m in US or Dubai, they’ve always been one of my favorite drugstore brands. Maybelline is very good quality and affordable. In Ahmedabad, it’s difficult to just walk into any store and find my favorite makeup Read More
NYX JUMBO EYE PENCILS! STUNNING!!! PRODUCT REVIEW: NYX JUMBO EYE PENCILS written by Payal Thaker I’m so excited to start my makeup products review with this amazing brand, and it’s most amazing product. Now many of us living in India didn’t know NYX Cosmetics existed, because we don’t see them at the counters in the malls like how we see other makeup/beauty brands. NYX Cosmetics is a high quality and professionally used cosmetic brand, but still fairly priced. You pick any product from them and Read More
FACE PRIMERS, WHY ARE THEY SO POPULAR? written by Payal Thaker Does your makeup look patchy? Do you have visible lines after you apply foundation? Is your face oily after only a couple hours of wearing makeup? If your answer to any of these questions is “yes”, well then you should definitely keep reading my lovely article 🙂 So what is a primer and what does it do? As a beauty geek, I’m always looking for new products to help me look more and more flawless…A few Read More