Wednesday, 7 November 2018


Wishing you all a Happy Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas, I wanted to create a fun but still simple makeup look using only a few shadows, and more importantly, a couple of brushes. Originally I tried to film the process this morning but the lighting was all over the place and I ran out of storage so here is the makeup look along with the products I used to create the look. I hope you enjoy. All affiliate links are denoted with an asterisk, I hope you don't mind, not all links are affiliate links, mostly just the products I purchase via Cult Beauty and Beauty Bay as that is where I do most of my makeup shopping. Leave me a comment as to how your week is going, thank you!


The most interesting part of the look, begins with the eyes, I didn't use a primer or base for my lids because I couldn't find one. I did my eyes first as when I sat down I had no idea what colours I would be using so wasn't sure about the fallout. The only eyeshadow palette I used was the B Perfect Cosmetics x Stacey Marie MUA Carnival Palette* which I purchased from Beauty Bay and adore dearly. The only two eyeshadow brushes I used for this look were the dual-ended E32/E33 Blank Canvas Brush* and the bdellium tools 785 Brush*. I used Naked (a cool toned medium brown) as a base for my entire lid and then using the E32 side of the Blank Canvas brush I packed on as much of Wasted (a vibrant blue toned purple matte) as possible on the outer half of the lid and crease area, being careful to work in layers then blend out the edges. After wiping the E32 clean on my hand I dipped into Chant (slightly deeper softer purple matte) and gently placed this in the inner half of the lid and crease marrying the two shades together and saturating the entire lid in colour. This was done in soft wispy motions as I don't want Chant to be as opaque as Wasted. After laying and blending Chant, back in with Wasted to ensure the colour payoff is still rich and vibrant. 

Now for the fun part I used the MUA Velvet Luxe Matte Lip Lacquer in Perseus on the E33 side of the Blank Canvas Brush and pressed it into the inner half of my lid like a cut crease but not as precise and fading it out towards the middle. I did this on both eyes, and when I was happy with the placement and colour, I went in with the 785 to blend Wasted on the outer half and add Liquor (warm brown matte) to deepen up the crease slightly and add more dimension. Then I applied the Rimmel Wonder'Fully Real Mascara on top and bottom lashes until they were dark and dramatic. I did get some mascara on my lids so went back in with the 785 brush to add more of Wasted and Liquor and disguise the mascara marks. Voila. 


Skin was prepped by first cleansing with the Pixi Glow Mud Cleanser* followed by the Pixi Retinol Tonic*, which I am almost done trialing. After letting that sit I applied my Cetaphil SPF and went into the eyes. Going back to the face after eyes were done, I applied Marc Jacobs Re(Marc)able Foundation in Shade 52 Honey Light, I skipped concealer today and set the face with a generous layer of my favourite Vichy Dermablend Powder. While letting the powder sit as my skin is oily, I used the bdellium tools 980 to apply the bronzer shade of the Wet n Wild MEGA Glo Contouring Palette* in Caramel Toffee. For more precise contouring I went in with the bdellium 964 brush and the Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder* in Deep. I brushed off the powder using my Wilkos Powder brush and added Ofra Cosmetics Rodeo Driveon the highest points of my face with The Body Shop Fan Brush. 


Lastly, I prepped the lips with Barry M Coco Loco Lip Oil at the beginning whilst applying my SPF, after the eyes and face were complete I went in with Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil* in Dolce Vita placing it in the centre of the lips and smudging it out with my index finger. To finish I applied an extra coating of the Coco Lip Oil for extra shine and hydration, tied my hair up in a ponytail.

Thank you so much for reading, I hope you liked this post and enjoyed this makeup look. I honestly despise taking photos, my insecurities prevent me from enjoying selfies and filming tutorials but I really am trying to get better at it. It is my face and I don't think I will ever do anything drastic such as surgery so I need to learn to love it and embrace all the imperfections that bother me. Please comment if you have tried any of the products mentioned in this post, and if you want any specific reviews. I hope you are well, have a beautiful Wednesday and enjoy the rest of your week.  My next post will be up this Saturday so stay safe and happy and I will see yu then. Take care.

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  1. That eye shadow palette is so pretty, haven't seen it before until this post! Loving the pink look on you.

    Angela at Blush & Pearls

  2. Those purple shades are definitely calling my name! Gorgeous! xx


  3. I love the eyeshadows!!! So pretty Kiran!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  4. I've been curious about that eyeshadow palette. The look you created is so pretty! I love those colors.

    Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

    1. Highly recommend, thank you for visiting Jennifer xx

  5. I think you look extremely pretty, and the purple suits you very well. Exposing yourself online can be tricky, as we all have insecurities, but I promise it gets better over time.

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

  6. Gorgeous palette! I've never seen anything quite like it! Love the look you created too.

    Deanna |

    1. Thank you for reading Deanna, it is a great palette! Xx

  7. I really like your reviews about cosmetics!!

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  8. I love this makeup look! Looks great with your outfit :)

    Lots of love ♥ Janury Girl

  9. How have I not seen that palette before, it looks so good! Love your makeup, you look stunning xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

    1. Definitely a good one, check it out! I shall have a review up soon, been using it a lot! Xx

  10. It's such a colourful palette, it looks very pretty xx

    Gemma • Gemma Etc . ❤️

  11. Hi, Kiran!
    That Stacey Marie MUA Carnival Palette is just incredible - those colours are so bright and beautiful.
    The finished look is gorgeous on you.
    Hope you had a Happy Diwali! <3
    Hanna Rose
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    1. Thank you so much! Hope you are having a great week Hanna Rose xx

  12. You used such beautiful colors for that makeup look! :D

  13. I do not know anything about make-up!! Fortunate you. I would love to be an expert like you! THanks for this review!!!
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    Have a nice day, kisses,

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    1. Thank you for reading, I will check it out! Xx

  14. love these shades! :)

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  15. Love this makeup on you, so pretty shades.

    Nina's Style Blog

  16. beautiful look. the eyeshadow palette looks stunning!

    1. It is a great palette, thanks for reading Em x

  17. This is such a great resource that you are providing and you give it away for free. I love seeing blog that understand the value of providing a quality resource for free. diwali 2031

  18. If your eyes are brown or hazel, brownish or golden tints for your eyeshadow would be gorgeous. Nonetheless, blue eyeshadow on brown eyes can provide a very nice contrast and make the eyes appear brighter.


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