Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Indian Lotus Blossom


I always wanted to renovate the lotus blossom look for Indian yellow undertones as the ideal look would make most of Indian ladies go grey and garish unlike the beautiful Chinese ladies. The lotus blossom look is about cool pinks and lavenders over the eyes, cheek and lips and it gives the beautiful glow from within. Putting in some greens makes this look good on our yellow undertones as green helps glamorize the look…


Let us see what we need for this look…….


  1. Oriflame Urban shield foundation SPF 15
  2. For darker complexions Max Factor Second skin foundation in Caramel
  3. Shiseido Luminizing Powder trio
  4. Christian Dior Hydrating concealer in appropriate colors
  5. Max Factor false lash effect mascara
  6. MAC single eyeshadows in Sushi flower (peachy pink satin color), Humid (frosted forest green), Ricepaper (muted yet frosted golden beige), Embark (reddened brown matte) and Gorgeous gold (duo chrome golden green)
  7. Clinique Kohl shaper for eyes in Black Kohl
  8. MAC beauty powder blush in Tippy from their limited hello kitty! Collection (limited edition)
  9. MAC grand duo mineralize blush in Love Rock
  10. Clinique High Impact lipstick SPF 15 in Toasted Rose
  11. Shiseido Lip gloss in G5 Rose pink




FACE


On a moisturized and primed face, apply foundation wherever necessary. The Oriflame Urban shield foundation has rhodocrisite that protect the skin from environmental damage and pollution and I love it for the texture. It feels like Estee lauder's double wear light makeup and is 5 times cheaper. Maybe this is the only Oriflame foundation I liked after their Giordani age defying foundation. Dot on the concealer and blend it to perfection. If the concealer looks heavy and cakey, mix it with an under eye gel to get a thinner consistency. Dust powder to set the makeup. The Shiseido Luminizing powder trio has three colors that highlight color and contour. I just mix all the three colors over my fluffy powder blush and dust it over the skin.


EYES


Prime the eyes with an eye primer like Clarins Instant Light eye primer to enhance the stay and power of the eyeshadows. For people on tighter budgets use Oriflame Face primer which is safe for use in the eye area. Line the upper lids with a black kohl pencil and smudge the kohl into lids to eliminate harsh lines. Start by contouring eyes with MAC Embark in the outer corners of upper and lower lids and in the outer side of the crease. Continue the crease by blending MAC humid blending it towards the brow bone. This not only enhances the shape but also looks like a lotus leaf. Now dust Sushi flower over the entire lid and apply shadows in layers for intensity. I also like to apply Sushi flower wet so that it intensifies the look. Dust Ricepaper eyeshadow over the brow bone and comb the brows to define them. No need of using a brow brush as the look demands a naturally brushed brows. On the lower lid blend in Humid in the middle third and Sushi flower in the inner third of the lid. Apply Gorgeous gold in the inner corners to open up the eyes.


Apply several coats of false lash effect mascara on the upper lids. Adding a green in this look makes it more modern and Indian at the same time.


CHEEKS


Dust in a lovely bright pink blush over the cheek apples for a subtle wash of pink color. Dust some shimmery pink gold over the cheek apples to give subtle highlights and contour to the face.


LIPS


Blend with fingers Toasted Rose lipstick on lips to push the pigment in the lips and keep the lipstick long lasting. Dab some G5 rosy gloss on the centre of the lip to get a pouted effect.


Pair this look with a bright candy color ribbon hair band to get the 70s look…….


Do try this out and let me know…..


Till then,


Ciao

4 comments:

  1. oh ! the combination seems to be interesting buh pinks are difficult to carry ,even with greens it looks I have not slept since coupla days :D

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  2. Trying to visualize :) must be gorgeous!

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  3. To prevent creasing of eye shadow, any idea where to find Urban Decay Primer potion in Mumbai?
    Its such a cult favourite and I'd love to get my hands on some and see if it works as well as they say it does.

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  4. This blog is incredibly helpful. I've always considered myself a failure in the make up department. I'm entering my mid twenties and it's time I familiarised myself with all this.

    Following you now :)

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