Work the eye makeup magic…

Like they say, it’s all in your eyes and guess what, your eye makeup literally holds all attention.
SEPHORA being that one-stop shop for all my beauty needs, I dropped by to the latest outlet in India at Palladium, Mumbai to indulge on a Saturday afternoon.  The quickest way to refresh the spring summer beauty kit is by changing the colour palette.
The WoW colours that are trending right now are pink, peach and purple that can brighten up your face instantly.

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Here’s how to work the magic of eye makeup:
☆Apply a pink eyeshadow on your upper eyelids.
☆Add a purple shadow to the crease of the eyes and blend it in seamlessly.
☆You can wing out the ends and brush out the lashes with two coats of mascara.

Wear this look for the day and add a hint of glitter for the night.

-Sayanti Banerjee

Sport Sonam’s Neerja bob

A bob haircut looks stunning but chopping off the length of your hair is a big no no. Then how do you try a hair makeover like Sonam Kapoor?

Here’s how to get the faux bob hairdo that she sports in Bollywood blockbuster Neerja, in three quick steps:

-Sayanti Banerjee

Up for a perfect breakup?

It was Valentine’s Day last Sunday and let’s focus on -What’s a perfect breakup?
For me it’s Breakfast+ Makeup!!!
Yes, you can make the best use of your time in the morning to apply a few layers of skincare and makeup to make you look WoW all day!
Here’s how to do it:

-Sayanti Banerjee

Wow it’s Perfume Day!

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Black Musk EDT from The Body Shop

We all love different fragrances and today being Perfume Day, I want to declare my love for the latest addition to my beauty kit. It is the Black Musk Eau De Toilette from The Body Shop.
Here’s what makes it WoW:
♡ It is a perfect blend of the sweet and sensual as a heady mix of Bambinella pear and black vanilla notes come together.
♡The fruity notes are subtle and not over-powering.
♡The pack also looks very classy with the play of black and pink colours on it.
♡This perfume is perfect for daily wear and the bottle fits into my regular beauty kit without adding any weight.
♡ Simply try the 60 ml EDT for Rs 2195 and experience it for yourself today!

-Sayanti Banerjee

V for Velvety…

Wear Velvety chic makeup on Vday!

Is he taking you out for coffee or dinner or both? This Vday look your best with velvety makeup and be WoW. Here’s how to do it effortlessly like a pro:

DAY chic

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Highlight: The skin needs to look flawless and glowing to make the face pretty instantly.
Face: Use a cream based foundation that blends in well.
Cheeks: Enhance your cheekbones with a highlighter and add a hint of colour with peach-pink blush.
Eyes: Apply a champagne shade of eyeshadow on the upperlids and brush out the lashes with two coats of mascara to open up the eye beautifully.
Lips: Define your pout with a rosy pink lip colour.
Hair: Wear the hair in soft and sexy beach waves.
EVENING glam

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Highlight: The eye makeup needs to have a velvety finish.
Face: Apply a primer and a concealer before wearing foundation. Let it settle and fix the base with compact.
Cheeks: Add a warm pink to sculpt the cheekbones.
Eyes: Define the upper eyelids with gel eyeliner and extend the classic wings with a contemporary twist. Go as thick as the middle of your eyelids and give a miss to eyeshadow. Wear false eyelashes to add drama and brush them out with oodles of mascara.
Lips: A coral pout will complement the eye makeup perfectly.
Hair: Keep the hairstyle simple yet elegant. Let a sleek and sexy side bang sweep across the face while you let the lenghth glide over your shoulder on one side.

Let me know which look worked for you today and what your Valentine had to say…
-Sayanti Banerjee

Makeup n Hair: Jean Clause Biguine Salon &Spa

Cheers to fashion @SulaFest ’16!!!

As the countdown to one of the much awaited gourmet world music festival begins, you might be getting those ‘happy butterflies’ in your stomach. If there is an iota of stress about what to wear and how to look your best, then here’s how you can get spoilt for choice. VERO MODA’s Spring Summer Collection 2016 is a mix and match of some of the coolest colours and styles that ensure instant glam!

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Here’s how to look effortlessly wow in 3 different ways based on your body type:

FOR THE Athletic YOU: Team up a top or a jacket with quirky prints over a denim or skirt from your wardrobe.

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FOR THE Pear shaped DIVA: A maxi dress with tribal prints always works its magic to make one look boho chic. Go for a high-waist silhouette and look slim and tall in a wink!

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IF YOU ARE A PERFECT Hour glass: Give a miss to the regular LBDs and flaunt a ‘sweet girl’ charm with ombré and floral prints.

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Look as cool as an ice cream with pastel hues and cute motifs that will make you go ‘aww’!

-Sayanti Banerjee

Instant Flawless Complexion = Body Makeup

Have you ever wondered how a celeb always looks stunning from head to toe without the hint of a spot or a blemish on their skin both, on the face and body? Here’s what the secret is and you can try it too to get that WoW appeal!

Work the magic of body makeup

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1# Moisturise the skin with a non greasy body lotion.

It will hydrate the skin without making you feel sticky.

>Your go-to: Parachute Advansed body lotion Soft Touch for dry skin is enriched with the goodness of coconut milk. It gets absorbed into the skin seamlessly leaving a wow feel!

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2# Use a quick blending foundation

You can sear the foundation generously over the exposed parts. It will give you an even skin tone around the neck, arms and legs when you wear a short dress. Also if you choose to click a photo, your face will not look bleached out compared to the rest of your body.

>Your go-to: Lakmé 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse

M.A.C mineralise bronzer 

3# Add a dash of bronzer to set the base of the body makeup with a shimmery finish.

In fact, this play of light and shade will create the perfect illusion to make your limbs look slimmer.

>Your go-to: The M.A.C mineralise bronzer is one of my all-time-favourites as it is subtle and not OTT!

-Sayanti Banerjee

Give in to your sea food craving…

It is the1st Monday of February and there are four more to follow. If suddenly this shortest month of the year seems too long for you, plan something exciting. This is also the most romantic month with Valentine’s Day coming up on 14th February, so you can start your celebrations right away by going for a romantic lunch or dinner with your beloved today?

A WoW Treat

The sea food festival at the South of Vindhyas at The Orchid, Mumbai is not worth missing out on. Today being the last day of this festival that started on 22nd Jan and my friends have been raving about it, here’s what I tried myself last evening!!!

  • Begin with a soup like the Nandu Rasam which is a spiced broth of crab.
  • Indulge in the golden fried crispy Bombay duck starter that goes by the name of Talela Bombil.
  • With a big appetite move on to Prawn biryani which is the perfect, aromatic medley of prawn and rice.
  • Order in a Kingfish specialty from Andhra Chapala Kura to relish by the side.
  • Have a mix of healthy vegetables cooked in tempered lentil and coconut gravy that is called Kootu of the day.
  • Also, a Tomato pappu is a tomato flavoured dal that is a must try.
  • Finish with a lip smacking dessert like Pazham Porichathu.

What’s more:

The 30 varieties of hand-picked fishes like Pomfret, Surmai, Basa, Mackerel, Tuna, Ghol, Shellfish and more, that are the pearls of the ocean are a wow treat for a culinary lover.

The fresh catch is brought in by local fishermen and served just the way a guest wants. The live cooking takes place along with performances of popular Koli songs to add to the mood.

-Sayanti Banerjee