Tuesday, 8 January 2013

RED?!

Dear Glammys!



I'm pretty sure, the image above would have been quite descriptive and you probably would have figured out what I want to talk about.

RED.. Yes. I want to talk about "RED" by Taylor Swift. Not as in music wise, come on, even though let me put it out there, I love her album RED too. But I actually want to talk about her signature Red Lips. 





HAHA... Sorry, for overloading with pics of her, but i just adore her. So now that you've seen the red I'm all dying for, let me share how you can achieve the same look. 

Luckily, she's the face for Covergirl and to achieve this perfect red lip she uses Covergirl Lip Perfection Lipstick in HOT. 


Look at that gorgeous shade. Immaculate isn't it. Well I've been dying to get my hands on it. If you have it, oh so good for you. All you need for this look is to apply CG Lip Perfection Lip Liner in Passion (if you are uber dramatic with lining lips, or you can skip this step) and then apply this beautiful shade. Don't forget to blot your lips with tissue and apply translucent powder over the tissue pressed to your lips to make it last super long. 

Now that we know how she gets her super super lips, why not follow her basic look which goes without saying is very classy and chic and perfect for this cold weather. 

All she uses for her face is Covergirl Nature Luxe Silk Foundation in shade Alabaster which claims to be super light. And for her winged eyes she uses LiquiLine Blast in Black Fire, topped with coats of LashBlast Volume Mascara (applied to lashes after curling with eyelash curler).


Simple. Easy. Classy and Effortless. 





She has been my style icon. Don't forget to share who's your style icon. 
Love, Hadiya
ps: the images in this post are not my property!

Monday, 7 January 2013

Pixie Pink!

Dear Glammys!

Happy 2013. Yayyy!! We made it; without there being the end of the world.. Hurrah :) that calls for a round of applause. *clap clap clap for yourself*

Now... Let's get down to business. Today, I wanted to share with you all one of my most favorite blushes ever. 


And the shade I'm talking about is Pixie Pink. As the name suggests, its such a pretty pink. My poor photography skills, do not do justice to the color.



Well, the color looks pretty dark in the pan. And if you swatch it on your hand, you'll think oh man you don't intend to look like a clown. But believe me when I say this, don't judge it by its appearance in pan or on your hand.



















It's a very *in your face* sort of pink. But you just need to dust it subtly on your cheeks; yup smile, find the apple of your cheeks and with a very light hand just sweep it on and blend it. And it will give you a very healthy blush and will make your skin glow from within. It's not shimmery so its perfect for everyday use.

Since the day I've got my hands on it around more than half a year ago, I've used it literally religiously. It wakes up your skin and makes it look fresh and hydrated. It's my favorite goto product. So what makes it oh so special? Let me write it down for you gorgeous glammys out there.

Firstly its really cheap (PKR 725 from just4girls.pk which will happily deliver it with perfection to your doorstep). Secondly the color payoff is awesome. You need very little and the lasting power is ah-mazing. It easily lasts 12 hours and won't wear off and won't rub off on your clothes etc. So this avoids you the hassle of reapplying every few hours and carrying it with you in your makeup when you go out to reapply for looking vibrant and fresh. One less product to carry, that makes me happy. I'm sure it'll make you happy too :P

Very frankly when I first swatched it, I was like oh man this is powdery and won't look as pretty on my Asian yellow toned skin. But I can happily bite my words as to how wrong I was. It translates so beautifully on the skin and does not look powdery at all. It's my saving grace on the days when my skin is feeling dull and sick and tired. It just instantly radiates the complexion and makes you look well rested and healthy. Here is a swatch for you guys so you can look at how it looks on the skin (without any base, primer or foundation).


If you're looking for a color which you can wear everyday subtly and which can boost your complexion and make you look radiant and glowing, then  this is the color for you. Try it. I'm sure you won't be disappointed. And its pretty readily available at drugstores or you can order it online too. I've been using it non stop every day for over 6 months now and still haven't hit the pan, but when I do, I'll be sure to re-purchase it because I simply love it. 

Give it a try and don't forget to share your thoughts on it.
Love, Hadiya