Saturday, 31 March 2012

Summer- "Fresh as a daisy" Look

by Shawn Coutinho

During the summer, there is one general rule that I always stick to "less is more!" This summer brings us a rejuvenating, fresh, natural and discreet look, in terms of Makeup. So here are few tips for a ‘fresh as a daisy’ look. 

* The ideal way to do make up is to go for cleansing and toning first. Use a face wash that suits your skin. Toning is essential to keep your pores happy. Avoid anything with alcohol in it. And then moisturize your skin for a fresh and glowing skin. If you have oily skin use a gel based or aqueus moisturizer otherwise you can use a regular one meant for dry skin. 
* I would suggest using "Mineral makeup" in summers to let your skin keep humidity blocked in but breathing as well with an SPF factor of 15. You can start with using the brush and swirling to pick up the minerals. Press the head of your brush against the holes of the sifter. Tap off the excess powder. There should be a light dusting of powder on the brush head. With gentle, circular motions brush onto your face. Start the application of the mineral foundation at the centre of your face – nose, chin and forehead. Buffing with the brush will bring out the qualities of the minerals and will ensure an even application. To achieve a flawless finish apply the mineral foundation in several thin layers until you reach the desired coverage.If your skin is very oily and has enlarged pores choose the pressed mineral foundation instead of a loose foundation.

* Neutral and lighter shades are perfect for eye makeup in summer. Try to use shimmery and simpler eye shadows on eye lids as such beige, golden, light brown, yellow and silver

Apply lighter coat of mascara on eye lashes during day but little bit thick coat for the evening. Finally, use eyeliner pencil of appealing colors as such slate gray, black, chocolate or aqua. It makes your eyes naturally wide and broad.

* Many women avoid blushers but it can be your beauty secret weapon. For healthy, natural color, nothing beats blush. Apply a Powder blush that makes your cheeks look naturally flushed. ALWAYS START LIGHT AND BUILD COLOR TO AVOID LOOKING LIKE A CLOWN. 
* One of the summer makeup tips is to keep your lipstick intact. You can apply a coat of powder on your lips before applying lipstick as it sticks to powder and stays on lips day long. The lipstick colors going trendy this summer are frosted pinks, golden lip glows and shimmery fuchsias.
These are the few summer makeup tips that will help you look garden fresh and vibrant.

Inspired by the "Summery, youthful look" I created a look for designer Umair Zafars for his Spring/summer 2012 collection,
Get out of the house and show off your summer makeup!

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Girl meets Miami! Megha Grover en route to Miami

It took me quite a while to sit down and write this post. Not cause I was lazy or didnt know what I wanted to say. But because I was immersed in the preparation in a milestone for my best friend.
Now that the preparation is over and the euphoric feeling has given me goose bumps I now feel its a perfect time to write this post.

I remember in 2008 sitting at my desk with my best friend Namrata behind me and another BFF Ian sitting by my side. We were all intensely looking at our computer screens and typing profusely in unison.
The 1/4 of our little world walked in, looking confused and all typing stopped. I know nowthat, that conversation changed our lives for the better. We said echoing each others thoughts " Don't think about it too much, now that you have realised your dreams and worked hard towards it, quit! We are there to support you." We said that scared ourselves wondering if this was the right advice. It was! She ofcourse spoke to other people and the passion in her eyes made everyone say the same thing. Go after your dreams.

Megha Grover our BFF is on her way to take part in The International Miami Beach Fashion Week. The only woman designer to do so in history. It may have taken some time, it definitely took a lot of hardwork, stress and sweat on Megha's part but she has taken herself to such heights and I can't wait for her to get the success she deserves.

Megha's clothing line for the Miami Beach Fashion Week is amazing. I dont say this because she is my best friend, however i remember thinking when I saw the garments during her catalog photoshoot OH MY GOD! she is soooo talented. I will share the pictures of the clothing line once her shwocase in Miami is over. Which is on the 22nd of March, at the South Beach convention Center at 21:30 Miami time.

I dont want to get into what all she has had to go through to get where she is and how much harder she might have to work to get where she wants to be. I want to savor her success. I want to constantly recall the shrieks of joy i heard when she got her visa.

I write here on behalf of all the people who love her. To tell her we're behind you. We love you! And you have always made us proud. And now its tiem for the rest of the world to know what we already did.
To get updates from Megha, join her FB page!/groups/MGmembers/

Some great memories!

Sunday, 11 March 2012

The Holi Moly Festival Pictoral

Thought I'd share with you guys the highlights of the Holi Moly Festival through a storyboard

Gabriel and I reached the venue early for 2 different reasons, He was showcasing his Road Rage Custom Builds Chopper and I wanted to document the prep work for the festival.

The stage being set for an evening of EDM! and stage right you can see the sheen of an original Road Rage Custom Builds.


The hottest and official Photographer of the festival


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