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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Model Makeup - Beauty Look on Sahar

(Photography by Bhawana Verma)

It was great fun working with photographer Bhawana Verma and super hairstylist Marcello Pedrozo of TOABH model management to do this look on uber-beautiful Moroccan model Sahar El Maataoui.
This is a beauty look with a bit of artsy touch to it and compliments the natural beauty of the model. I have used soft metallics to accentuate the eyes further more but seeing to that the colors are still softer and natural looking.

Here's the list of products I used. Do not forget to keep a tab on how to achieve this look on my sister blog by clicking HERE. (Coming soon)

Friday, February 27, 2015

Happy days.....

(Makeup pell mell for one shoot)

I apologize to all and all for not being to update my blog. I know many of you may have forgotten that this blog least Google hasn't because they send me many ways to revive and resurrect my blog..LOL. Its been a great beginning and I have been incessantly busy working on photoshoots, bridals and even a bit of television. I happened to work with a famous TV personality Aashka Goradia and the little fame and uncountable happiness that I got from the jobs is just awesome (this is not a regular word in my dictionary). Aashka is a phenomenal talent and a very beautiful soul with immense knowledge. Btw for those who may not know, she is a 'financial advisor' for CNBC channel and its a true blessing to work with her.

I also got to work for a couple of magazines viz. Gr8 magazine (where I did the coverpage makeup for Aashka Goradia), Mandate Magazine (where I did makeup for three international models who shall be posing with the actor Randeep Hooda) and a look book for Man's World Magazine. So things have been working nicely and I am doing works back to back.

I also worked on a few bridal makeups and churned out some really glamorous brides....a bit shout out to my friends Nandita and Cherry for being one of my best brides for 2015.

In the subsequent posts I shall be writing some looks that I did on models and from the pictures uploaded on Instagram. Please do support me and follow my blog and please take out a minute of your life to comment on posts. Its a greater motivational tool and I would really appreciate if you support.

Thanks a lot.......And do keep reading. I shall be a mushroom (popping occasionally on my blog) but I promise to do some nice stuff too whenever the time permits and Titan God Kronus (who controls time) is happy.

Till then,


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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Beauty Reporter - January 2015

Happy New Year to all my amazing makeup friends all over the world. Its a new beginning of another beautiful year and this is how we advance in makeup. When it comes to the world of beauty, its a never ending journey. On this never ending journey one gets to know many many things and its always fun to stay updated and then one fine day, splurge all the money that you can possibly save on grabbing those coveted products....Thats how the life passes..LOL

In this article, I am going to talk about the latest things that interest me and possibly intrigue me to make a list. These items are from US and then there will be some from international websites that do ship products to India. So let it be a mish mash of all of that.

  • First and foremost, HEARTIEST CONGRATULATIONS to our most favorite LISA ELDRIDGE who is announced as the new Global Artistic Director for LANCOME. I wouldn't love Lancome more than this now. She is going to be the one behind their amazing limited editions and I am so looking forward to know whats coming next. BTW Lisa Eldridge does a lot of work with Kate Winslet and her ads for Lancome are really amazing.
  • Samantha Chapman, another Youtube Fame and my favorite makeup artist has launched some makeup brushes that at a perfect fit for professionals. The collection is called BOLD METALS and is a 'capsule' collection for some state of the art brushes that are best for pro makeup artists. On a premium price range, I believe these brushes would do a phenomenal job. Their regular line of brushes is phenomenal too so I think thats a great addition. 
  • I am eyeing the Naked on the Run palette by Urban Decay since a while. A wholesome palette as it looks (with an added eye liner pencil, full size mascara, eyeshadows, blush, bronzer etc) its a perfect addition to make some bedazzling looks on the go. If you are a makeup artist who cannot carry too many products, then you are the perfect candidate for Urban Decay products. I so wish some one had gifted me the Naked Vault. But its ok. Btw it this Naked on the Run was sold on Beautybay and it happens to be out of stock, so do keep a watch.
Urban Decay - Naked On The Run
  • On their website, Illamasqua does have a sale that grabbed my attention. I specifically liked the Facet palettes in Semblance and Aura as palettes attract me the most. They do have FREE international shipping on 50 GBP and above purchase and these palettes are for 50% off. Some more things to watch for are Gleam in Supernatural, Liquid Metals in Solstice and Resolute and the Liquid metal palette with some of the most amazing metallic finishes and accent eyeshadows ever.
  • With luxury brands popping up like mushrooms, Gucci the Makeup is the newest line to watch for. They make products that are luxurious and yet effortless and have a broad spectrum collection with something for everyone. As Creative Director of Gucci, Frida Giannini calls their beauty line to be an extension of their fashion line, I believe Pat McGrath did create another iconic brand (after creating brands like Armani Beauty, Dolce Gabbana the Makeup and many more).
  • Some Sephora new launches that did not go unnoticed....

Estée Lauder - Double Wear Maximum Cover

Smashbox - Photo Filter Powder Foundation

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics - Pro

CLINIQUE - All About Shadow 8-Pan Palette

Kat Von D - Innerstellar Eyeshadow Palette

Smashbox - Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water

BECCA - Lowlight/Highlight Perfecting Palette

SEPHORA+PANTONE UNIVERSE - Facets of Marsala Multi-Finish Eye Palette

Dior - 5-Colour Eyeshadow


SEPHORA+PANTONE UNIVERSE - Shimmering Marsala Cheek Trio

Koh Gen Do - Cheek Color

And the list ends here. These are my favorite for January 2015. Do let me know which ones are yours and which products are the 'must buys' in the comments section. 

Have a wonderful and creative new year. There are many more posts on their way and I shall try to update as much as I can.

Till then,


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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Instagram POST - Bridal Makeup - Shreya

Sorry for the long missing in action times and really running around schedules that made me ignore Beauty Traveller for a long time. I am trying to make some Instagram posts again to keep the spirit of the blog alive and then shall get into full on writing as soon as I permit some free time.

Yesterday's bride was an amazing challenge. One of the main reasons being, we had never done a makeup or hair trial before. Shreya is a chilled management graduate with a lucrative French job and really cool headed and calmer than calm. Its a boon to have someone like this who is so level headed and open for creativity. She is a die hard Deepika Padukone follower and wanted us to incorporate a nuance of her in the Maharashtrian wedding that was about to happen.

The hair was an amazing piece de resistance and I shall share more pics of the hairstyling too. Of course, since the makeup was done by me, I happened to click some quick pictures on my Blackberry and post them on Instagram and Facebook and other social media sites. Lets see how to achieve this look in some quick and easy steps....

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Look of the DAY - Samira Koppikar

I was immensely privileged to work with a phenomenal singer and composer Samira Koppikar to shoot for her private album (Click HERE). It was a 'fun' day and Samira is not only an amazing talent but a very warm person and has a big box of chocolates in her refridgerator.

Lets see what Products were used to achieve this mauve-y glow on Samira. I shall be doing a How to on my sister blog. Lets have a look then.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Review : Kryolan Lip N Cheek in Poppy

After reviewing those incredible PR samples of Kryolan Lip N Cheek, my mind compelled me to go and get other shades too. Unfortunately a lot of them happen to be out of stock but I was lucky enough to lay my hands on Amaryllis, Dahlia and a very beautiful deep tangerine shade called Poppy. 

Lip N Cheek are very versatile products and more than a regular lip and cheek stain which other brands make. These are seriously waterproof and do not budge at all. The color intensity is phenomenal and trust me, a little goes a long way literally. 

Lets have a quick look..............

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Intense Smokey Eyes

I wanted to do some 3 Dimensional smokey eyes and what a better time to do than Navratri (festival of Goddess Durga). Let this be an inspiration for someone who wants to sport an alluring makeup on this day and look pretty. Also this is one the inspirations for Fall 2014 which is almost on its way to Winters.

I have used the scintillating Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette to create this look. Unfortunately I did not shoot a tutorial since this was a practice makeup for a client the next day. Lets see the products used to get a complete look while the tutorial shall be done in my sister blog HERE.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Review : BH cosmetics Special Occasion Palette

The name of this palette is so apt. Its indeed a special occasion palette.............I had to buy the BH cosmetics Special Occasion Palette as a future replacement of my favorite Jenni Rivera palette, which they have discontinued and its also an unfortunate early demise of Jenni. The eyeshadows in this palette are amazingly pigmented and the blushes are so ethereal, making this a go-to palette for makeup jobs and when I need everything together and yet not carry a lot of products.
The colors in the special occasion palette are ever so alluring and can be used to create a subtle neutral day look and then add scintillating touches to make it a smokey evening glamour. So much and more to say about this amazing palette.............

Lets have a look...........

Monday, September 8, 2014

Down the Memory Lane.......

(Lord Ganesha in his several forms)

Two and half years pass today while it marks the 2nd Birthday of my beloved Father Mr.Shrikant Navare. Words fail to envelope the persona, the deeds, the virtues and the unfathomable heart of man who was loved by the God himself.

He was the one who taught me everything I know today. Being a commercial artist and an alumnus of the famous J J School of Arts, painting came naturally to him. He had an amazing sense of detailing and dotting down fine lines to complete a picture. His art works were an intertwining of the ancient and modern art, the conventional and the unconventional and he specialized in stills and potraits. His penchant for Gods and mythology, lead him to paint some beautiful and out of this world paintings and here's one of his works.

Apart from being a super commercial artist, he was a businessman (working against his wish for my grandfather who he loved the most), an admirer of nature (he taught us to love animals and we had deer, peacocks, rabbits, pigeons and some really funny monkeys as pets apart from our favorite breed of dogs, the German Shepherds) and he headed several cultural activities and societies in Ambernath while being the President of Natya Parishad and Sangeet Sabha, representing Ambernath. He was one of the best theatre artists I know as acting came naturally to him. He was indeed an all rounder.

(most recent picture when he was suffering from end stage kidney disease)

My daddy had to go through immense health related sufferings due to high Diabetes and an improperly diagnosed pneumonic patch in the lungs which started it all in 1991. He had to encounter a battery of invasive and non invasive tests and the suffering was endless. And the vicious cycle began. With a left sided retinal detachment, an unhealed diabetic foot ulcer, cardio myopathy with left ventricular enlargement and failure and a progressive end stage kidney disease, not one day did my father escape a near-death situation since 2006. But when someone accepts the situation as it is and instead of wailing and ailing he started enjoying the moments he had rather than waiting for what the future has to unfold. He found and paved a path of spirituality and holistic development through the famous The Art of Living which gave him the strength and endurance to pass through the immense pain his body was giving him.

When one decides to live in the present and does not tether to the past or wait for the future, he enjoys the bliss of the gift God has bestowed upon him. The gift of 'TODAY'. Thats what he followed and thats what he taught all of us. He was more than a father. He was the heart of the house. He was the life line on which me, my mother, my granny and my brother lived. He was one of the most important reasons for all of us to live and look upon. He was the force that kept us from falling apart (mentally). And today he is no more. My father has given us innumerable memories and they come back to us as vivid visuals of what a beautiful life we all had.

Today we miss Him the most. With every food item made in the house, to every place that we visit, to every road that is taken, to every little joke that is cracked, to every National Geographic program we watch,,,,,,,,,,,,he is missed. When I go through the old photographs, I realize that the 'fun' we had those days were actually going to be the memories that we shall hold forever. He left all of us with immense trauma that shall need a lot of time to heal. Today a Mother lost her most beloved son, a wife lost a noble and caring husband, his sons lost a very very loving, caring and talented father while his countless friends lost a friend who ruled their hearts.

Wish you a very very Happy Birthday Daddy. You are an angel and you are somewhere there watching all of us. Miss you Daddy.....I wish we had spent one more day with you...

Till then,


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Friday, September 5, 2014

Product Watch - Sephora USA

I am sure there are millions ogling at the amazing Sephora launches. We may not be in the US, but we all strive hard in our own ways to get someone (absolutely disinterested) to get us products from there. Its not only that its a cheaper option to get them imported through a friend, but also they have the most current launches that keep us all at our par. When it comes to being consumer friendly and to keep the flow going, USA happens to be one of the best countries ever.

This time's Sephora launches that I am ogling are not limited to makeup and include skin care and some other things too. So lets get started..............

Review : NYX Xtreme Lip Cream

I am writing this review after eons of using this fabulous product and they are almost getting over now....These Xtreme Lip creams are really amazing on pigmentation, gives a beautiful rosebud lip and is perfect for a long lasting finish. They have some incredibly wearable colors and lets get to know a bit more of these hidden gems. 

Xtreme Lip Cream is a liquid lipstick that glides amazingly and stays put for quite a while (at least 3 hrs on my models and clients) and creates an appearance of healthy moisturized lips that do not look extremely made up. Its high on coverage and opacity and a smidgen of a size creates a wonderful effect.

Read further....................

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Review : Clinique All About Shadow Super Shimmer - Olive in my Martini

First of all, sincere apologies for being missing in action. After a long hiatus with major internet issues and occupational hazards, I am able to muster some time to write my beloved little blog and for my amazing reader friends.

Today I am going to review an unsung hero. These eyeshadows are superbly done by a company who knows their products and who strives to live up to the standards. So here I present a very unique color and its review - Clinique All About Shadow Super Shimmer in Olive in my Martini.

Lets have a look...........

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Model Makeup - Megan Acton

I got to do Megan Acton's makeup for photographer Munjal Gandhi and its been an uplifting experience. Megan is an Irish actor and has done a Hindi Debut for which she needed pictures for the press. The pics were taken by photographer and my very 'talented' friend Munjal Gandhi.

The photos that I am sharing are candid and taken by my own Blackberry Q10 phone. These are not high resolution pics and those will follow in the subsequent posts. I shall be listing the makeup products used in the looks and the changes that were done and added. I have done a slight amount of editing and correction in the lighting as the pictures looked yellow on camera using online editor PicMonkey. Hope you like them all. Lets have a look.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

MAIL aka Makeup Artist I Love - Mary Greenwell

Makeup Artist Mary Greenwell is no less than a 'legend'. One of the most respected and highly honored makeup artiste we would ever come across, Mary is simply the most amazing lady ever. Being a top makeup artist encapsulates many aspects - from the talent to the persona to the presentation and Mary happens to be the 'Goddess' of makeup.

Mary Greenwell is known for a lot of things. She pioneered many aspects of makeup single handedly, gave rise to some of the very famous products that are precious (Elizabeth Arden Smokey Eye Pencil) and have inspired careers of so many other famous makeup artists we know of, including Charlotte Tilbury, Tom Pecheux, Diane Kendal and Lisa Eldridge. When it all started in 1984 - Mary has been one of the most coveted makeup artists of the beauty industry and the saga continues.

Let's have a glimpse at some of the enormous contributions of the legendary Mary Greenwell.............

MAIL aka Makeup Artists I love

This is a new feature on Beauty Traveller and I promise to be consistent with at least this one. I hope you find it as interesting and inspirational as I have myself felt while writing about these icons. In the past I have written articles on my favorite makeup artists but every time I browse and find about them, I get inspired again to write about them. I think MAIL is a nice yet silly abbreviation for Makeup Artists I Love but nonetheless....(what's in the name - Shakespeare).

Thanks to the amazing world of Instagram one can feel an e-closeness (aka electronic closeness) to the icons in the fields that they like and since I love makeup, I look upon these icons and (they have inspired my career too). I have considered this top notch, famous and magical makeup artist as my gurus and teachers. Makeup is one field where we all makeup artists (that means anyone and everyone who does makeup) are related by our lipsticks and eyeshadows and foundations and the trade that it is. You may be famous or you may have begun, we all have our inspirations and why not talk about them.

MAIL shall feature some amazing makeup artists I follow personally and I shall write a small biography about them in the subsequent posts. This is group of articles of the most amazing people in this amazing field who are not only known from their celeb clients but also for their ground breaking achievements in this ever growing field of BEAUTY. Unfortunately this shall limit to a lot of references and CUT COPY PASTE works taken from Google (but who cares!! as long as you get to write about them). Writing about these icons is like worshiping them so why not!!!...

Soon I shall be writing about my favorite MARY GREENWELL to begin do keep an eye on this set of articles....

Till then,


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Friday, July 4, 2014

Review : MAC Fluidline Brow GelCreme in DEEP DARK BRUNETTE

I shall be reviewing the amazing MAC Fluidline Brow Gelcreme in Deep Dark Brunette. As an answer to the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pomade, MAC made a gel creme that could be amazing to fill the brows and shape them up. Since recent times 'BROWS' have got a special importance in makeup and however overrated it is, the brows are what makes the makeup look complete and amazing. Amidst the brow pencils, brow gels and brow mascaras, finally comes a product that can give you even more precise application without too much of pain and building and get you water resistant (sweat) brows every time and every day.

MAC's Fluidline formula has been a cult favorite and in the past I have seen and heard from many makeup artists on filling the brows with the traditional fluidline. Being a gel liner, this one is really malleable and does a good job in brow definition and thence the thought process behind developing a brow gel creme liner was an excellent idea. And there are cons to this too. Lets get to know them somewhere in the article below.

Have a look...........................................................

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara in 10 NOIR

Today I am reviewing one of the versions of an iconic mascara by the House of Chanel called Inimitable Intense. Chanel makes some really amazing mascaras and this one is no exception. If you are looking for defined and curled yet fluffy lashes with a black almost as a stygian iron (I am reading a lot of Rick Riordan these days).

Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara - # 10 Noir  6g/0.21oz

So lets have a quick review of this beauty in a bottle.............

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Super Smokey

I really got late to post this look. And I must say that this is one of my favorite looks. Its super smokey, sooty and a bit untidy but I love it for that. I have done this look using the amazing LORAC Starry eyed baked eyeshadow palette and other accessories that came in a LORAC Kit (Real Life to Red Carpet PRO) that I got from Shivani of Order Makeup UK. 

Since then LORAC has been a favorite brand for all the eyeshadows that they make. 

This article shall feature the PRODUCTS used to create this smokey eye look and also the complimentary face accessories that go with it. I shall also do a step by step tutorial of the same on my other blog (that shall be linked HERE). I shall also be posting a quick review of this eyeshadow palette.

So lets see what products went into creating this look.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

June 2014 Ravings and Cravings

I always write a wish list especially for skin care and makeup. This makes my targets a bit more focused and then I don't waver from my planning (most of the times). This June, I am very excited about some new launches and getting back to some of my old school brands after quite a long time.

Lets have a looksie.........

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Pop Art - Fuchsia Eyes

I did this ultra simple look inspired by the pop art culture (thanks Andy Warhol). Its the easiest eye makeup one can do (with the daring to carry it). Fuchsia can be one of those high impact eyeshadows that will not only open up the eyes but also make them look a bit whiter than usual (due to a hint of blue in it). It looks very alluring when done although I can see only some people being able to sport the look.

When colors like Fuchsia are used on the eyes, its better to go 'mono chromatic'. With the colors from the same family, they do not clash with each other (until you want to go theatrical and try using 'RED' eyeshadow with an 'ORANGE' blush and a 'BLUE' Lipstick). The monochrome palette works magically. I also advice to go a bit more 'flawless' than usual while sporting such colors as they tend to accentuate the unwanted features of the face. Thence a touch heavier hand on the concealer and foundation. 

So lets see what products were used in this look. I shall be discussing the details on 'How-to' on my other blog. Please click HERE to see the look. Also kindly note that I shall be putting relevant links for some of the products I highly recommend. These links are for the products that have international shipping. Do click on the 'AFFILIATE' link for in case you'd want to purchase the products.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Review : Guerlain Blush 4 Eclats in Lueur D'Automne

I love blushes! I feel that a blush is what completes the makeup. Its a bridge between the eyes and the lips and helps maintain the balance. A blush aka rouge as it was called once upon a time, helps mimic a natural flush or a sunkissed glow on the face.

Guerlain's Lueur D'Automne blew my mind! Its that surreal blush color that I always wanted and when it came with 2 sculpting colors, it made the combination even more beautiful. With a richly pigmented formula with a subtle effect that can be built into a strong color, Guerlain has done an amazing job with the Blush 4 Eclats. 

So lets know Lueur D'Automne a bit more....

A Makeup by A Makeup Artist

As consumers and pros we have used makeup since the longest time. It could be films and television, fashion, bridal to everyday usage, makeup has played a vital role in many lives. Makeup has given faces their identities. Be it the seductive eyes and red lips of Marilyn OR the thick brows of Liz Taylor OR the smokey intense eyes and fresh beige lips of Brigitte Bardot, we have always looked upon these icons. Makeup has done wonders to women and men and we have a lot of people to thank to.

In the 21st Century however, makeup has become much more professional. Every company strives to bring it some amazing trends, some amazing products and DIY makeup that could be as easy as a makeup artist doing for you. To emphasize of the 'MAKEUP ARTIST' part, I would love to talk about the brands that have been developed by makeup artist. Eponymous brands that have some iconic cult products that may have made a woman's job much easier and much better.

Developing an entire product line is not as easy as one can think of. It needs a lot of experience in the cosmetic industry, needs working on formulations and developing newer ones to cater the demands of the ever needing population. There are so many iconic makeup artist turned entrepreneurs and I shall pay a homage to most of them and their brands that I know. Saying so, let me talk about some amazing makeup brands that are eponymous to the makeup artists that made them.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

My Favorite Face Brushes

These are my favorite makeup brushes for FACE. Do have a look.

Till then,


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Model Makeup - Alina

I had decided that if I get a chance to post some 'real' aka untouched pictures of this shoot that I did with Alina, I would. Instead of living in a perfect world of perceptions, its better to accept irregularities in the real world. This makes us unique and amazing.

Alina is a beautiful soul. She is a philanthropist and has embraced the grass roots of humanity that is 'Love'. Her brother Salman is the centre of her and her family's life (he suffers from Down's) and its only the love that keeps them all moving. Such an inspiration when I had a tete-a-tete with Alina about how her life is surrounded around the bundle of joy in their house. Trust me! It isn't that easy, but it is motivating.

Anyways lets have a look at what products were used for this tutorial.....

Friday, May 16, 2014

Model Makeup

Extremely sorry for missing in action. I might not be doing too many posts in the summer season or else I could faint in front of my laptop due to the heat.

Here's a quick makeup breakup of the look that I did for model Ekta for her photoshoot. The photographer was amazing Mr.Angad Singh, the stylist Khushboo Samwani and the hairstylist my favorite and regular Rekha (tai) Chauthani. The shoot was at a studio in Andheri and oozed positivity and good will. These pictures are taken from my Blackberry Q10 and I am still waiting to get the photographs myself.

So lets have a look at the makeup look I did for Ekta. I shall be mentioning the products so that anyone who reads this post can replicate this look with the same products or similar products....


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