A Simple Everyday Look – The Indian Way!

Women are known to be experts in multitasking. Well of course we are! And here is a secret we do multitask when we are getting ready too! All that jokes on how long women take to get ready are so passé!

Anyway on the first day of this year, I had to meet some important people who are potentially at the risk of bearing my nonsense for the rest of their lives. 😛 But I had only 10 minutes to get ready and I did my makeup and hair in 6-7 minutes (give or take). And mind you, that time included prep time too! 😉 

I planned on a dewy, glowy look with an Indian-ness to it. So here’s the breakdown of the look. 

 I know it seems like a lot of products but trust me, it isn’t!! And let me take you through my so called “process” of applying makeup. 

And mind you, since this is all about makeup and multi-tasking I AM going to keep stressing that point every now and then! 😀 

First things first. I applied the Cetaphil Moisturizer for Dry Skin (1) and massaged it into my skin. And then applied my lipbalm (10) and L’Oreal Total Repair Serum in my hair and tied my hair in a bun so that my curls were al ittle more defined in the end (this was all the prep I did and I would like to mention that I did wash my hands before each step here) 😛 Also I applied Bourjois Flower Perfection primer (2) on my undereye area to avoid creasing of concealer (Goss MakeupArtist videos do help!!)

Then I mixed a little of the Inglot Illuminator No. 62 (5) with my Maybelline BB cream (4) and applied it leaving the undereye area. While the BB cream was sinking in, I applied the Lakme Eyeconic Kajal (8) on my lower waterline and lashline and used a little bit of the Noir eyeshadow (from the Sleek Storm palette) (7) and applied my mascara (9). Then when the whitish cast of the BB cream disappeared I applied my Giordani concealer (3).

I then used the Maybelline Dream Matte Powder (6) on my nose and forehead. Skipped using it on the entire face because i wanted that dewy, glowy look. 

For the cheeks I used NYX Tea Rose (12)  (Another picture of me wearing Tea Rose here) and highlighted the cheekbones using MAC Hush (13). I lightly dusted some loose powder on it to make it stay longer. 

I also used MAC Hush to highlight the browbone and cupid’s bow (a multi-tasking product! :P). Skipped the contouring for this look. 

And finally after removing the lipbalm I had applied initially, I used Colorbar Velvet Matte N*ked Pink (11) lipstick and VOILA! I was done! 

Here’s how it finally all came together! 

Strangely the picture doesn’t seem to reflect all this because it was taken hours after I left home and there weren’t any opportunities for me going to slip out for touch-ups or anything but oh well I loved it!

Btw, when Mr V saw the number of products I had used his first reaction was, ”  So all this is actually on your face??” Errrr.. Guys will b guys!

Do you multitask when it comes to makeup?  

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  • heyy.. u look pretty.. natural.. n now even wonder did u actly use all those 😛

    • pretty natural or pretty and natural? 😉 Yea I did use all of thee.. Thanks to the lighting and the delay in taking the picture maybe it isnt visible 🙂

    • u looked naturally beautiful 🙂

  • HnB

    totally loving ur look & ur suit..hot combo!! 😀


    • yeyeye! Thank you Revathy 🙂 🙂 <3

  • Haa Haa.. True Guys will be guys 😀

    You look stunning as always and I can imagine your skin glowing and blushing 😉 Good things went well 🙂

    • lol 😀

      Thank you <3 :* yea.. things are proceeding slower than expected but in the right direction so that’s good 🙂

  • u look lovely!! loved how natural everything is looking on u 🙂

    • Thank you so much Jyotsna 🙂 How’ve you been?

  • you look so pretty in this peek and even with all makeup you have used the right amount needed..hence the flawless look !!!and i totally agree with the men will be men thing ! meh !

    • Thank you Sukanya <3 How are wedding preparations going on?
      Seriously! he was the one who photographed the products and when he saw me handing him so many thing he was surprised or rather shocked! lol 😀

  • Good nd helpful post 🙂
    deepi can u plz tel me y we remove lip balm???? whnevr i do this my lips bcme rough… i dnt knw wht to do…

    • We do it just before applying lipstick so that the lipstick stays put on the lips. If you apply a thick layer of lipbalm and apply lipstick the color disappears sooner than expected. Try exfoliating your lips before applying lipbalm and leave it on for half an hour or so.. And then gently remove it before applying lipstick. Hope this helps 🙂

    • Thanx deepi… for detailed reply 🙂
      try dis 🙂

    • You’re welcome Aayu <3

  • wow!!! you are a wizard at this, Deeps!! how amazing. you looked stunning,am sure everyone was staring at you, right? 😉

    • oh btw which one’s better for the waterline- i like really black and smudge proof black ink on my waterline so juggling between whether to buy eyeconic, colossal or the lakme absolute kohl(though this is more expensive)

    • Thank you CC <3 <3 🙂 How’ve you been?

      Lol! 😀 Don’t know whether they were staring at me or not.. I’m just praying they liked me 🙂

      I liked Eyeconic better than Colossal. Dint like it initially but it started working for me a few days after using it. It kind of dries up nd sticks to your waterline which makes it smudge proof and it is quite black.

      I haven’t tried the Absolute one but I’ve read a lot of raving reviews on it so that might be worth a try!

    • I am good, Deeps, thank you for asking 🙂
      oh come on!! I bet they were staring at you, you are such a dish. I believe they would have loved you. too bad, the nephew fell asleep lol
      I will definitely get the Eyeconic. Will probably get Absolute when I absolutely need it 😉 I still have my maybelline gel liner to finish up but was itching to get a pencil kohl just for fun. thanks, a lot!

    • 😀 😀 Lol thank you 😀 yea.. too bad his nephew was asleep.. He is such a cutie pie!

      Eyeconic might take a while to get used to.. and oh! make sure you have a good remover to take it off.. it doesnt come off that easily 😀

    • I bet he would have pounced on you if he was awake, oh well…next time then hehe
      Thanks again for the lovely tips. have an awesome day 🙂

  • pretty lady 😉 😉 and it’ll go smoothly dont worry 😀 😀 😀

  • ‘the look’ for ‘the day’ … you look adorable !!!

    • Thank you <3 🙂 ‘the look’ is pretty important in all our lives 😉

  • U luk lovely Deepika <3 Guys never get it 😛 U created a dent in d blush?? 😛 Hows d inglot illuminator??

    • Thank you dear <3 <3 🙂 Lol yea.. it is so difficult to make guys understand why we use makeup!
      I’ve told you Tea Rose is one o my fav blushers. So the dent is understandable! 😀 😀 😀
      The inglot Illuminator is really good.. gives the “glow from within” look. 🙂