Welcome to Makeupmagique! I am Deepika Verma, the Author and Editor of this blog. This website is for all the makeup and nail art lovers like me, I enjoy creating various makeup looks, reviewing new makeup products, nail art, beauty hacks etc. etc. To make the long story short, this website has all the GIRLIE stuff.
Yes, this post was supposed to be up long back but it somehow didn’t make it!! I have been busy creating content for YouTube and Instagram lately and have been really laid back about blogging which I am very guilty for!
So, what has been added to my eyeshadow stash lately is this gorgeous new palette from Colourpop. I have used their eyeshadows in the past and have been quite impressed by the great quality at an affordable rate! Also, the color selection really intrigued me… I could see myself using this a lot! The detailed review of the palette along with satisfying swatches are shared in the video below.
Disclosure: This post is in collaboration with Lexli
I have always had acne prone skin and Aloe vera has been one of the wonder ingredients to help me clear out acne. With the changing season, I often notice acne coming back which definitely requires a lot of attention. Something that I have been using lately is the Lexli Acne Kit which is an aloe vera based skincare that helps cure breakouts and improves the appearance of the skin. And since it contains aloe vera, I of course wanted to give it a try.
What I also like about the acne kit is that it comes with a complete skincare combination, consisting of a cleanser, lotion, exfoliator, and moisturizer so you don’t have to worry about setting up the right combination of skincare, the kit does that for you!
What I Love
It’s a gentle everyday cleanser, that noticeably helps clear and clam acne.
What I don’t Love
The packaging! I feel a tub packaging is more prone to contamination. I find tubes or pump bottles more hygienic.
Also, this face wash isn’t ideal to take off your makeup. Make sure to use micellar water or any other cleanser to thoroughly clean off your makeup.
P.S: (just so you know) The product doesn’t lather up.
What I love
The texture… it’s very easy to apply and gets nicely absorbed into the skin.
This is great for spot treatment of for the entire face.
What I don’t love
Super runny for a tub packaging! I would have loved to have something like this in a little bottle/tube.
What I love
This is a very interesting product… it contains glycolic acid that helps gently exfoliate the skin and vitamin C beads that helps brighten up the overall complexion. It’s more like the real food for skin.
You could also have this alone and use it in your daily skincare routine. Gives great results!
What I Love
I like to have moisturizers with sunblock properties, that way I do not have to layer on skincare products. This would work really well if you have oily skin, as it feels very light.
What I don’t Love
Since I have combinational skin, I feel the need of a bit more moisturization, this one feels a bit dry on me.
What I love
• The kit really helps reduce acne visible within a few days of use.
• I did not notice any side effects.
• The AloeGlyC Exfoliator is my favorite part of the process. I enjoy what it does to my skin.
What I don’t love
• The packaging! I am not a big fan of tub packaging… would have loved a tube/ bottle style.
• All the products have a little medicated smell that bothers me at times.
• I do feel the need of going in for an additional moisturizer as I have combination skin and some parts of the face tend to feel dry.
Lexli Acne Kit retails for $52.99 which lasts for a month.
A good organic lip balm can actually prove to be of much more use than just to cure chapped lips. The FOUR organic lip balms are made up of Beeswax, Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, and Peppermint Oil; NO PRESERVATIVES, NO TOXIC CHEMICALS & NO ANIMAL TESTING. That’s why I like to have them handy always and use them safely on the skin. Here are some of the ways you can get creative with your simple lip balms… but first, make sure they have safe ingredients and are free of harmful ingredients.
This is one of the most handy beauty hack, especially when you are out and short of products or tools. You could run a little lip balm over your brows, brush them lightly with your finger nails and you have effortlessly groomed brows in no time.
Tame Flyaway Hair
A bad hair day or static charge can have your hair go their own way, which is undoubtedly annoying! You could swipe your finger over the lip balm and use it to gently smooth flyaway hair back into place.
Heal Dry Patchy Skin
One of the major winter side effect is dry flaky skin, I especially face this around the nose and it can get really bad if not addressed on time. A quick little lip balm massage on the target area can be really relaxing. Four Organics lip balms have beeswax and jojoba oil which really help in effectively curing dry flaky skin.
Soften Cuticles or Knuckles
I often develop dry knuckles and cuticles during winters, which if left unattended can even lead to painful cracked skin! Something that works for me all the very time is applying lip balm over the affected area and this helps not only provide instant relief but also softens and heals the skin in no time
Under Eye treatment
Sometimes the area under the eyes feels dry in the morning, a safe and organic lip balm can really help relieve and soothe the skin. Also, while travelling this can be a handy little tip to replace your eye creams.
Correct makeup mistakes
This one is surely going to be a savior if you have shaky hands and tend to smear your eyeliner or mascara during application. Running the lip balm over your makeup mistakes and then wiping it off with a Q-tip is a useful little cheat coat for perfect makeup!
Prevent Shoe Blisters
New Shoes?? Watch out for those uncomfortable blisters! Sometimes ill-fitted shoes too can cause blisters and irritation due to constant rubbing. You could apply a layer of lip balm to the area and this will surely minimize the friction and keep blisters at bay!
Keep Fragrances from Fading
It’s annoying to put-on your favorite new perfume and have it fade away in no time… applying a thin layer of lip balm on the skin prior to spraying the perfume can help trap the fragrance and make it last much longer!
Prevent Wind Burn
If you have sensitive skin that gets easily irritated by harsh winds, you absolutely need NO expensive creams! Just run your lip balm over the cheeks while heading out, this will act as a good protective layer and you’ll be back home with no wind burn!
Backpacks, jackets or jeans can give you a tough time if the zip gets stuck… Apply lip balm gently on both sides of the zipper for some lubrication. This is one of my favourite hacks!
Hope you found this post useful, let me know your favorite hack in the comments below!
It always takes me a lot of will and self-motivation to talk myself out of the laziness that seems to creep in from nowhere right 30 minutes before my scheduled gym timing… (let me know in the comments below if you can relate!) And while I am done kicking off the lazy, but loud enough noise in me that pushes me to procrastinate yet another session, I am left with not much time to get ready.
Dealing with constant rush has helped me keep a quick little 5 minutes makeup routine that helps me look more put together and presentable, yet not over the top at the gym.
Here is a walk through my simple 5-Minute Gym Makeup Routine!
I like to use a light coverage BB or CC cream, something to add an even finish to the skin, though coverage isn’t a big deal, the idea is to make the skin look healthy.
For occasions like these, I always reach out for PeriPera Blur Pang CC Cream, just a tiny little drop is all you need with this product. It adds an even texture and also provides SPF along with moisturization. Looks absolutely natural but definitely steps up the skin quality.
A multi-stick comes handy when in rush. Great for lips, cheeks and eyes.
My emergency savior is the Bite Beauty multi-stick in the shade Praline. Apart from lips, I use my fingers to apply it on the cheeks and eyelids for some overall warmth and dimension. Though any lipstick can be used as a multistick, I personally like the texture of these.
Can’t step out without liner and bold lashes!
After rubbing a bit of Bite Beauty – Praline over the eyelids, I like to define the eye shape with a brown liquid liner (instead of black for a more softer look), make sure to use a product that doesn’t smudge easily with sweat… I like to use Kill Brown Liquid liner from Clio.
And for a final touch, some generous coats of your favourite mascara! I have been quite fond of the Milk Makeup Kush Mascara these days.
All these steps take not more than 5 minutes and are an effortless way of looking more presentable and put together!
How powerfully social media has taken over!! pheww..!! I have always had on my mind to give ‘Instragram’ makeup a try. By that, I mean those ‘eyebrows on fleek, bold lashes, glowy skin’ looks that floats everywhere on Instagram.
I wanted to try something ethereal and understated, something more wearable. For the skin, I enjoyed going a little on the blush, definitely taking this along in my future makeup looks… For the eyes, I chose soft neutral shadows and bold lashes. For the lips, I definitely wanted something high-shine!
HOW TO Instagram Glowy Makeup | Makeupmagique - YouTube
• Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation – 120 Classic Ivory
A good fancy mani is always on the very top of my TO-DO list for any occasion big or small! This year I really wanted to go bright and blingy with my nails for my birthday and made use of some new products that were sent to me by BeautyBigBang. They have amazing nail and beauty products and if you wish, you can use my discount code DEEPIKA10 to avail 10% off!
Also, I am quite gravitate to gel polishes these days for the fact that they last longer and definitely look a lot more luxurious and shiny. If you aren’t sure about how to go about doing your own gel nails at home, the video below will show you step by step.
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Disclaimer: This post is in collaboration with iHeart Nature. All the opinions are completely unbiased and based on my personal experience.
I have always had a bit of a problem being in good terms with my skin… Not really one of those lucky people who can afford to be free and careless about their skincare and see a happy flawless skin at every glance into the mirror. My relationship with my skin is a bit formal, where I need to constantly keep an eye on trivial factors like even weather and treat my skin in accordance. A regular skincare routine is a must for me else I wake up to welcome some brake-outs here and there!
It’s been a while since I have gotten to understand well what works best for my skin type and have developed some of my favorites. If you’d like to know more about my skincare favorites, you can let me know in the comments below and I’ll make sure to include a post on the same! For now, I have to introduce you to this new face mask that has been working very well on my skin.
iHeart Nature Matcha Face Mask
The Matcha face pack from iHeart Nature is a herbal clay mask consisting of matcha, neem, and mint. All three of which have numerous benefits for the skin.
Useful for face, body and hair.
I have already used this twice and have noticed a considerable improvement in my skin in terms of reduced acne. The fact that it contains some of my favorite natural ingredients like matcha, neem, and peppermint, makes me like it even more. Also, I personally prefer skincare products that are more on the natural side. Not to forget, this smells amazing! If you love the fragrance of fresh matcha, be ready to experience all of that goodness here.
• Add 1 teaspoon of matcha face pack to a bowl.
• To this add about 2 tablespoon milk (I like to use regular toned milk) and mix well till you get a paste like consistency.
• Apply it all over the face and neck and let it rest for 15 minutes.
• Rinse off with warm water.
** I did notice slight redness on my forehead once I removed the pack, but that subdued in a few minutes.
• Matcha – Packed with anti-oxidants, helps providing nutrients to the skin.
• Neem – Great for clearing the skin as it contains anti-bacterial properties.
Disclaimer: These products were sent to me by Influenster for review.
What I love the most about my job is the fact that I get to try some gorgeous new products sometimes from my favorite brands and sometimes from newer ones. It’s a great way to dive in and explore the beauty world…
Last week my mailbox welcomed some new lipsticks from L’Oréal and it was such a delight to swatch and explore them!
L’Oréal no doubt has been a trusted beauty brand since the longest time and has been quite innovative with their range and formulas.
Talking of the rouge signature lipsticks, I have been obsessed since then!! Read on and you’ll know why.
Exactly how I like it! Love the fact that the application brush comes with a precision tip that conveniently lets you skip an additional step of using a lip liner, giving you a crisp sharp edgy finish. Not only that, it also has a well in the center that collects excess product.
Unlike other liquid lipsticks, that go on liquidy and dry up to a super matte formula that makes your lips feel like they are packed in plaster, this one has a very light-weight formula, feels like you are putting on water literally!! And dries down to some what non-transferable matte finish that looks slightly glossy… if that makes any sense..
Top-Bottom : 416 I Create, 414 I Rule, 426 I am worth it
Just 1 swipe is all you need here! Gives opaque coverage and absolutely non-patchy
416 – I CREATE
Soft pastel everyday nude.
416 – I CREATE
414 – I RULE
Soft rosy mauve shade.
414 – I RULE
426 – I AM WORTH IT
426 – I AM WORTH IT
Which of these shades did you like the most? Let me know in the comments section below.
Advancing technology never ceases to impress me! I have spoken about skincare in most of my previous posts and it’s surely my favorite topic… Talking of clinical skincare procedures, laser treatment is one of the most talked of. Most of us are intimidated by it due to maybe lack of knowledge and some of us find it intriguing. Laser treatments have come a long way in the cosmetic industry and I see many people coming forward to try it out.
Before you get serious about trying out a laser treatment, it’s important you get good knowledge about the subject. Do your research well. It’s very important for the practitioner to have good hands on the procedure and good knowledge about
Disclosure: This post is in collaboration with Wishtrend. The product was sent to me by the brand, the opinions are completely my own based on my personal experience. The post contains affiliate links.
In most of my previous posts, I talked about the importance of wearing a sunscreen on a regular basis… I myself noticed a huge difference in my skin once I started taking this more seriously. After having tried a variety, and being disappointed by so many, I was clear that I was looking for a lightweight formula with absolutely NO white cast! Read on to know more about my current holy grail in the world of sun protection.
It’s been about a month since I got my hands on the Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence only to discover it as my new found love. I am sure by now you already know what makes this one of the best sunscreens for me, here is a detailed review:
Broad Spectrum Sunscreen
Water-Based Gel Formula
Suitable for all skin types
NO white cast
A stunner! I love the easy squeeze white and silver packaging. So travel-friendly and convenient… overall speaking, it’s gorgeous in my opinion and just can’t get any better!
Talking of the texture which has been my major concern, this has one of the best formulas! It’s lightweight to start with, doesn’t feel heavy AT ALL… it quickly gets absorbed into the skin and doesn’t sit on the top adding a greasy shine. In fact, my favorite part is the after effect, it makes the skin look poreless and overall very healthy.
Having tried a number of Klairs skincare products before, I knew this too would be a great quality product. From the packaging to the texture and effects, full marks to the quality! Also the fact that it contains SPF 50, one can be sure of complete sun protection.