Hello all,

I’m back with some more useful tips and tricks for nailing the perfect Summer makeup.

During summers our skin tends to get oily, specially around the T zone, which results in breakouts. So ladies make sure you drink tons of H2O to flush those toxins out.

Let us begin…

1. Cleanse and Moisturise your face. YES…Moisturising is essential for your skin, no matter which type. Use an oil free moisturiser or a gel based moisturiser and let your skin soak it all in. My all time favourite moisturiser is the Clnique Moisture surge.

2. Apply a light textured BB cream or a water based light coverage foundation using your fingers. Blend it well. A powder based foundation can work wonders if your skin is oily. my favourite picks are One and Done by Urban Decay, Dior Skin Forever Powder Foundation & Estee Lauder Double wear Light.

3. Powder your T zone with a sheer face compact powder but ONLY the T zone. I use Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush face Powder because it gives an amazing finish.

4. Use a champagne or rose gold colour Eye shadow all over the eyelid and right under the lower lash line to give a fuller look. Follow it up with a dark brown or black Eye pencil and neatly enhance the lash line (top and bottom). make sure that you keep the pencil sharpened to create a thinner line. My favourite summer eye shadows are the Vintage Vamp eye shadow quad from Charlotte Tilbury, The Lake quad in Desert rose and for Simpltons I would highly recommend the long wear eye crayons from Bobbi Brown. For lining the eyes my favourite eye pencil is the black eye pencil from L’Oreal.

5. Add a dash of Mascara to your eyes. Make sure that you hold the brush parallel  to the ground.

6. Lipstick– lipsticks are a very personal choice but for the perfect summer look I would advise going for glossy, semi matte shades in nice pinks, browns. Bright colours like hot pink and coral work fantastic if you are going to mostly say indoors. I totally love Cream in my Coffee shade from MAC and Bond girl from Charlotte Tilbury. Shades from MAC like Mehr, Kinda Sexy, Twig, Velvet Teddy etc are excellent nude shades.

7. take a good look at yourself and use a soft color/shimmer Blusher powder to finish the look. I love using the NARS cheek palette & the Shimmer Bricks from Bobbi Brown are incomparable.

I shall be posting a tutorial on the summer makeup look very soon. Follow my Instagram page @tanvikgmakeup for the update.

Till then..Keep it clean girls !

Hi all,

Lets discuss from where we left off my last post, which was to bust certain myths about skin care. So, lets see what the big deal about skin care is.

Traditionally, a good skin care regime meant a step wise procedure of Cleansing, Toning and Moisturizing (CTM) your skin at the end of the day. However, these days our skin needs a little more than the traditional CTM because of excess stress (internal and external). To counter the effects of stress, age, pollution etc on the skin we introduce a new step into CTM and make it CTTM i.e.

Cleaning, Toning, Treatment and then Moisturizing. Let us discuss each step.

images-21. Cleansing- it means to remove makeup, dirt, oil, pollution etc from the skin. Cleansing products come in different forms for all skin types. A cleansing face wash can be useful for oily and oily combination skins and a cleansing milk can be used by people with dry and dry combination skins. I advise against using any kind of soap bars on the face as soaps are the way to harsh for the face except moisturizing soaps and glycerine based ones.

2. Toning- as the name suggests toning is done to refine the pores and to tighten them. After you cleanse your face nicely, the pores of the skin open and need to be tightened to give the skin a youthful and flawless appearance. A toner should be dabbed on the skin with a damp cotton.

3. Treatment- this new step has been recently introduced by skin care product manufacturers  and experts because our skin needs personal care to tackle our individual skin problems that only moisturizing cannot give. Treatment means the use of serums to tackle skin issues like dark circles, pigmentation, acne, uneven skin tone etc. Based on your skin type and problem you must INVEST in a good serum and apply it just after toning. A serum is a concentrate and therefore more effective in treating the problem.

4. Moisturizing- After applying a serum we must apply a skin specific moisturizer. Lotions meant for oily skin types will be much lighter in texture as compared to the ones meant for drier skins. Make sure you buy a day cream with SPF and a separate night cream as well.

So don’t wait for too long and get started on your skin care ASAP because nothing look more beautiful than fresh, dewy, flawless skin.. 🙂

Cheers

Tanvi KG..