What I wore- Green and Pink Anarkali combo

On this week’s episode of Eye on Asia the look was- Spring. Why? Cause spring has finally sprung in Toronto (took a minute). This green and pink anarkali color combo is nostalgic of my childhood summers, back when color was everything!

Green and pink 3For the makeup I recreated my “Deepika Padukone Ram Leela Makeup Tutorial” which you can watch here. The only thing I changed was the lipstick, I used Illamasqua lipstick in Immodest and topped it with Frenzy gloss.

Green and pink 2 Deepa BerarFor the accessories we went for color in the bangles & bindi but kept the earrings neutral to balance the look.

Green and pink What is your fav spring color combo? If you would like to learn how to combine spring makeup colors that will suit you, contact me!

Trind Caring Color Nail polish review

I recently got to try out a line of nail products that are new to Canada but have been in Europe for over 25 years. The company is called Trind and the reason I was excited to give it a try was because of their claims to actually strengthen your nails as you wear them. I find most other polishes turn my nails yellow and they end up cracking & peeling. Not fun I know.

What makes Trind’s polishes so good for your nails is that it strengthens the protein molecules in your nails & maintains the moisture levels which prevents the dehydrating that causes the cracking and peeling.

The two colors I tried were Light Scarlet and Calm Purple.

IMG_1860This is Light Scarlet. I like this color for spring/summer especially for your toes. The formulation has a nice, light feel to it. The polishes aren’t streaky which I love. I only needed 2 thin coats to get an even look.

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IMG_1878Here is Calm Purple. This one gives you so much color in one coat you could probably get away with just one if you were in a hurry. I love this color, other dark purples I have tried (OPI Lincoln Park after dark- I’m lookin at you!) are so dark they just end up looking black on my nails. This definitely maintained it’s purple.

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IMG_1881If you want to pick some up click here. They ship free within Canada.

What is your latest nail obsession? If you want any additional nail or beauty advice in general, consult with me one on one! Click here for more information.

Easter Makeup tutorial + CONTEST!!

Here is my latest makeup tutorial! I wanted to create an Easter inspired look because I LOVE spring colors. I find sometimes though when makeup colors are too light & pastel they make those of us with Indian skin tones look a bit washed out. So I decided to use amped up versions of Easter colors to get a fun bright look. Hope you all have a very Happy Easter!! It’s the only time of year when eating chocolate is guilt free lol.

Oh and make sure to watch to the end, there is a CONTEST announcement ;)

xo

What I wore- Purple sari & Easter makeup

On this week’s episode of Eye on Asia I opted for a sheer purple sari with silver detailing. I love the combination of jewel tones on South Asian skin, nothing is more flattering!

IMG_18072For the jewelry I decided on a necklace and paired it with a tikka. It’s not often that I wear a tikka, but when I do I try to balance the look by keeping the rest of the jewelry relatively simple. Well simple for an Indian girl anyways! ;)

IMG_1829For the makeup I wanted to do something springy and appropriate for Easter this coming weekend! It’s hard for those of us with South Asian skintones to pull off soft pastels, so instead I threw together Easter colors that would work on darker skin. I’ll be posting a makeup tutorial on how to get this look in a couple of days.

IMG_1836What are your fav easter colors to wear? If you want to learn what colors suit you best, contact me for online or in-person makeup consultations! Message me at info@deepaberar.com.

Best makeup looks from the 2014 MTV Movie awards

Did you catch last night’s 2014 MTV Movie awards? Host Conan O’Brian did a great job as predicted and the show itself was pretty fun & entertaining. The makeup & hair was phenomenal, the girls looked amazing! Here are my picks for best makeup looks from the 2014 MTV Movie awards.

First up is Rita Ora. That red lip and soft smokey eye look flawless on her. Whoever did her makeup, if they aren’t huge already, I predict a long, successful career for them!

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Next is Debby Ryan. Now I can’t for the life of me recall what this girl has been in, but she definitely stood out last night. That hair color combined with the lip shade, simply stunning.2014 MTV Movie Awards - Arrivals

Ok you may not agree with me on this one. While her dress isn’t the greatest, Victoria Justice looked so fresh and springy in that mauve pink lip color. This girl totally reminds me of a young Vanessa Marcil.MTV 2014 Victoria Justice

My last pick of the night is Jessica Alba. She looks gorgeous in anything. I especially love the bronzed makeup with that smoking hot outfit. By far the best dressed of the night.MTV 2014 Jessica Alba2 MTV 2014 Jessica AlbaWhat was your fav beauty/fashion moment of the night?

What I wore- White, Yellow & Pink Anarkali

Here is the latest outfit from this week’s episode of Eye on Asia. I wore a white, yellow & pink anarkali suit. I love Anarkali’s because they are so elongating and slimming! I figured with Vaisakhi coming up I should wear something festive and bright! Hope you guys enjoy the pics.

Deepa Berar yellow anarkali IMG_1724 I wore these beautiful crystal and gold earrings and a two finger crystal ring. The earrings are from India and the ring is from Forever 21.

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The lipstick I’m wearing in this pic is MAC Lickable with Magenta liner.

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Happy Vaisakhi!! :)

Sonam Kapoor Bewakoofian Makeup Tutorial

It’s no secret that Sonam Kapoor is one of Bollywood’s most stylish starlets, all you need to do is check out her Instagram and you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about. With the release of her latest film, Bewakoofian I figured this was the perfect time to do my first ever Sonam Kapoor makeup tutorial.

Here’s the look I took inspiration from

Ayushmann Khurrana Sonam Kapoor Staring Bewakoofian Movie Latest StillsAnd here’s my Sonam Kapoor Bewakoofian makeup tutorial. Hope you guys enjoy this one ;)

What I wore- Royal blue sari

It’s What I wore Wednesday! I thought I would revive this part of my blog as a lot of you have been requesting to see the outfits I wear every week on Eye on Asia. Here’s the outfit I wore for this week’s episode. It’s a chiffon royal blue sari with silver detailing. I love how the border is a thin strip of bejeweled silver and the rest of the detailing is just tiny silver dots all throughout the sari. Simple & stunning! Royal blue is definitely flattering on olive skin tones. Royal blue sari 6

Royal blue sari 5 I added a few silver bangles & these stunning crystal earrings, the shape is so unique and beautiful. Royal blue sari 4For the makeup I wanted my lips to pop so I layered MAC Riri Woo with Saint Germain over top. Love the resulting color.Royal blue sariRoyal blue sari 3To see more of my looks, watch Eye on Asia on City TV, weekends at 10am.

Announcing the Contest Winner!

Happy 1st day of April everybody, and no this isn’t an April Fools prank, I have selected the winner of the contest I posted on my Priyanka Chopra “Gunday” makeup tutorial and the lucky person is…Anushka George!!

Thanks to all of you for participating and for leaving me some great feedback. I really get so inspired by all your comments and positivity to keep doing what I do, so I’m sending you all hugs & kisses and a big thank you! If you have any topics you’d like me to cover on my blog or videos, please leave it in the comments.

Anushka I’ll be emailing you shortly. For the rest of you, stay tuned for more contests in the future!

Much love,

Deeps xo ;)

The best Face primers

I have a confession to make. I have never been a fan of face primers. I know, blasphemy right? But in my experience they make foundations sit on the skin really weird. Like when you go to put your foundation on after primer, the makeup just ends up balling up, or going on unevenly especially if you have larger pores. It just looks like a big mess. That’s why I’ve been in the never ending pursuit to find the best face primers. This list is uber short (there are only 2 products) so the primers on here definitely deserve to be here, because they challenge every belief I have in my head about primers.

I’ll start with my fav- Illamasqua Hydra Veil. This stuff is amazing. It has Niacinamide which locks in your skin’s natural moisture, algae extract to calm & soothe the skin & reduce redness. Plus it makes your foundation go on beautifully! Definitely a fan of this product.

illamasqua-hydra-veil Another great one, especially for mature skin- Hourglass veil mineral primer. This stuff really holds your foundation in place all day. Plus it has an SPF of 15 and the bonus- it makes your skin look really smooth.hourglass veil mineral primer

That is pretty much the entire list. Don’t get me wrong, if you have a primer that you really like and works great for you like the Smashbox one or the MAC one, stick with it, but if you are looking for something new, I encourage you to check these two out. Oh another one to watch out for- the one by Temptu. I haven’t tried it yet so I can’t give you my review of it, but I am definitely planning to pick this one up at IMATS as I’ve heard amazing things about it!

What is your favorite primer of the moment?