Thursday, February 9, 2012

Essentials for V-day!

Love doesn't need celebration but we do. On St.Valentine's day it is about sharing your affection (materialistically) with your loved ones who could be anyone (not necessarily your bf/fiance/husband). What matters is 'LOVE'...

Anyways without playing the role of Love-guru, lemme come back to being a Beauty-Guru and discuss some of the essentials one must have in makeup, of course, to brighten the day and spice up the evenings. Makeup need not be the most important element, but it could be an accessory to enhance your best.

Makeup for V-day should incorporate colors of love that are all tones and shades of the lovely color RED and PURPLE and then maybe a dash of any other color family to contrast and spice it up. My idea of V-day makeup is reinventing classics and adding a twist to them for eg. A classic contoured eye with cat eye liner where instead of a black one could use a dark chocolate or bright teal, depending on how bold they are.

If you have a shopping agenda to make the day a bit more special or loot your loved one before expression of love then these products may come handy. Just listing them instead of adding some pep talk over each product btw. This is a list of products I would recommend.


  • Correctors and Primers
  1. Clarins Beauty Flash Balm
  2. Clarins Instant Light Complexion Perfector
  3. Shiseido Makeup Smoothening Veil
  4. MAC Prep+Prime
  5. Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
  6. Estee Lauder Illuminating Makeup Base
  7. Chanel Blanc de Chanel makeup illuminating base
  8. Lancome La Base
  • Foundations
  1. Lancome Teint Miracle foundation
  2. Estee Lauder Nutritious Vita-mineral makeup foundation
  3. Revlon Photoready foundation
  4. Clarins Instant Smooth Foundation
  5. Chanel Vita lumiere aqua foundation
  6. MAC Studio Sculpt foundation
  7. Clinique Superbalanced makeup
  8. Bourjois Healthy mix foundation
  9. YSL Matte Touch foundation
  • Powders
  1. YSL Matte Touch compact foundation
  2. Revlon Photoready compact foundation
  3. Bourjois Healthy mix powder foundation
  4. Christian Dior Nude skin powder foundation
  5. Clinique Blended Face powder
  6. MAC Mineralize Skin finish 
  7. Kryolan Transparent Loose Powder
  • Concealers
  1. Shiseido Natural Finish Cream Concealer
  2. Revlon Photoready concealer
  3. MAC Moisture Cover concealer
  4. YSL Touche Eclat
  5. L'Oreal Truematch concealer
  • Blushes (powders,creams and liquids)
  1. Max Factor miracle touch cream blush
  2. MAC Powder blushes in Coygirl, Pink Swoon, Gentle, Dollymix, Plumfoolery
  3. Clinique Blushing blush in Smoldering plum and Pink Love
  4. Shiseido Accentuating Stick in Rouge Flush and Rose flush
  5. Chanel Tweed Blush in all colors.....Corail, Sienna, Rose, Rose Subtil, Pink and Brun Rose
  6. Shiseido Luminizing Satin Face color in Carnation, Tea Rose and Orchid
  • Eyeshadows
  1. MAC eyeshadows in Vex, Sable, Plum dressing, Fig1, Hepcat, Stars and Rockets, Pink Venus, Phloof, Shroom, Sushi flower
  2. Clinique Eyeshadow in Rose Pebble
  3. Revlon eyeshadow in Plum Galaxy
  4. Christian Dior Quint in Stylish Move and Petal Shine
  5. MAC mineralize eyeshadows (whichever available in pinks and plums)
  6. Shiseido Luminizing Satin eye color trio in Boudoir, Bouquet and Voyage
  7. MAC paint pots in Rubenesque
  • Eye liners
  1. Chambor Dazzle liners
  2. Estee Lauder Double wear liner in Forest Green
  3. MAC Technakohl liner in Graphblack
  4. Bourjois Khol Contour in Vert Intensif, Ultra black and Brun Design
  • Mascaras
  1. Estee Lauder Double wear mascara
  2. L'Oreal Volume million lashes
  3. Clinique High Impact Curling mascara
  4. Revlon Grow Luscious lashes mascara
  5. MAC Opulash mascara
  6. YSL Singulier mascara
  7. Lancome Hypnose Drama mascara
  8. Chanel Sublime de chanel mascara
  9. Clarins Instant Definition mascara
  10. Max Factor False Lash effect mascara
  11. Christian Dior Extase mascara
  • Lips
  1. Estee Lauder Pure colors lipsticks in shades of plum, wine, red and pink
  2. MAC Dazzleglasses and Lipglasses
  3. Clinique Lipsticks in Chocolate Raspberry, Violet Berry, Party Red, Cider Berry and Cranberry Cream
  4. Lancome L'Absolu Rouge
  5. Clarins Rouge Prodige lipstick
  6. Max Factor Lipfinity

This is my list of products worth trying and splurging into....Do you have your list to share....BTW I own most of the products I have listed and have had them at some point of time.

Till then,


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  1. Nice one Dr.. Wud love t know what a flash balm is and how it works..

    1. I will let u know...They have a nice video on YT called ClarinsNews...I will review it if I get a chance!

    2. that wud be perfect! thank u :)

      I actually wanted to request a post or a video from u...on contouring vs. bronzing...i am quite comfy with contouring but for some reason m not able t gt the hang of bronzing....

  2. Oh what a lovely list..I am getting stars and rockets and fig 1 (if they have it) this month..loving pinks and purples these days :)

    1. They are amazing colors!!I am sure u will have to hunt for them as Fig1 is always out of stock! havent got mine yet!

    2. Oh yes I know me have been hunting for tat shade since the last four months in Pune and even in Mumbai..have been crazy about it since I saw Rashmi do some wonderful looks with it.

  3. Lovely Post! I have Revlon Photoready foundation ! :p Others I dont have!I so want to buy Bourjois healthy mix foundation but couldnt find a shade for my skin tone.

    1. I liked that foundation and their compact too!! Bourjois has shades but can be a bit tricky with some mixing and matching!

  4. Great post yet again doc! Thanks is all I can say... any plans to come to Pune, am dying to meet u in person!

  5. Another awesome post, it's so resourceful for all the beauties who want to get set for V-day :)

    1. Thanks Coral crue for those amazing and encouraging words..Have a wonderful V-day!

  6. Thanks Shivangi. No plans now but shall let u know. Actually was wondering if all bloggers could meet for some makeup sessions or something. Ciao

  7. Neeraj ... what a lovely list .. and why only this month am gonna keep this bookmarked for all yr :D and will try to get as many things ... you know how much i trust your choice :D :D

    @ Parul .. FIG 1 WWOOWOWWOO ... thank you honey for compliments D:


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