Sonam Kapoor Hair tutorial from the film Khoobsurat

By Friday, October 17, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0



Sonam Kapoor is one lucky girl. Not only did she get to grow up as the daughter of famous actor Anil Kapoor, but she is the first actress to star in a Bollywood Disney film. I couldn’t think of a better person for the role!


Sonam in real life has turned herself into quite a style icon. From her fashion, to her hair & makeup, everything she does is immaculate. Her hair in the film Khoobsurat is perfect and a great go to look.


Here’s how my Sonam Kapoor Hair tutorial from the film Khoobsurat:


What I Wore: Black Sari

By Wednesday, October 15, 2014 2 No tags Permalink 0

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On this week’s episode of Eye on Asia I wore one of my all time fav looks, a Black sari. There’s always been a bit of confusion as to where/when you can wear a black sari. As tradition dictates you shouldn’t wear it to any wedding functions, but I think in this day pretty much anything goes. If you are in doubt, go for a black sari that has a lot of work on it.


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For the jewelry I wore gold earrings with read & green in it which went perfectly with the red & green border on the sari.


For the makeup I wore:

Eyes- Tamanna palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills

Lid- Gilded

Crease- Sangria, Bengal & Noir

Lips- Riri Woo by MAC


What’s your take on wearing black? Let us know in the comments :)

The 5 best Beauty Balms for your Skin

By Monday, October 13, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

What do bb creams do

What does a BB Cream do? I get asked that question a lot and how using a BB cream differs from a tinted moisturizer.


There is a pretty big difference as tinted moisturizers are pretty straightforward- moisturizer + foundation & maybe SPF. BB Creams on the other can contain extra benefits such as skin treatment, skin brightening/lightening and anti-aging properties to name a few.


I put together a list of the 5 best beauty balms for your skin:


Dr Jart+ Beauty Balm. Dr Jart+ carries 4 different formulations and is probably the closest to the original BB creams that originated in Korea. The  Water Fuse hydrates, Black Label calms blemishes, and Regenerating Beauty Balm brightens. They all offer light-to-medium coverage and SPF 30 protection.

dr jart+ bb cream


Estee Lauder Double Wear BB gives your skin sheer coverage and contains antioxidants and hyaluronic acid which plumps out skin and moisturizes with the added benefit of an SPF of 35.


Estee Lauder BB cream


Ren is great for those of you looking for a BB cream with anti-aging ingredients. It also gives a medium coverage so it’s a little closer to foundation than the others.


ren bb cream


Tarte is good for those of you looking for a BB cream with natural ingredients. This one is great too because it comes in 5 different shades so pretty much any skin tone can wear this. It contains an SPF of 30, is buildable and offers a 12 hour wear. The icing on the cake? It comes in an eco-friendly tube.


Marcelle. This is one of the best drug store BB creams out there and boasts 8 benefits in their formulation. Some of those benefits: evens out skin tone, protects from premature aging and environmental stresses and promotes skin regeneration to name a few.


marcelle bb cream

Do you use a BB Cream? Which one is your fav? Let me know in the comments!

Urban Decay Electric Palette Makeup Tutorial

By Friday, October 10, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

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You requested it and it is up! My Urban Decay Electric palette makeup tutorial. I hope you guys like this one, I had a LOT of fun filming it because the colors are so pretty and super pigmented. Also I am a sucker for pink eyeshadow worn in the crease.


Anywho, here’s the tutorial. Let me know if you want another look with this palette :)


Urban Decay Electric Palette Swatches

By Thursday, October 9, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

urban decay electric palette


I’ve been dying to get my hands on this palette for a while now and finally I got to try it out! These colors are gorgeous, the color payoff is fantastic and fallout isn’t too bad as long as you press your shadows on (don’t sweep).


Here are the UD Electric palette swatches:

Top row-


Electric palette swatches


Bottom row-


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The only thing that I noticed was with the more vibrant colors like Savage, it stained my eyes. As in my eyes were still pink the next day after washing my face. My suggestion when using that is prime your eyes first (obvy) and place a neutral shadow all over the eyes first so it minimizes the contact that the color has with your skin.


Have you tried this palette? I’d love to see your looks! Post them to my Facebook page.

Oh and tomorrow’s tutorial will be featuring this palette ;)

What I Wore: Traditional Punjabi style Salwar Kameez

By Wednesday, October 8, 2014 2 No tags Permalink 0

deepa berar punjabi salwar kameez


For this week’s episode of Eye on Asia I wore a yellow & blue traditional punjabi style Salwar Kameez. Now normally I’m more of a sari/anarkali type of girl, but it’s fun to wear a throwback style every now and then and mix things up! The thing I like about this suit is the multi colored bling, makes it a little more modern and fun :)


yellow and blue churian


For the churian I mixed a matching yellow and blue set and used two ends with long blue jems on them.


deepa berar yellow and blue suit


The makeup I used was:

Eyes- MAC’s Orb, Soft Brown & Embark

Blacktrack Fluidline

Anastasia Dipbrow in Dark brown on the brows

Face- Illamasqua Skin base

Anastasia contour kit

Cheeks- MAC Hipness blush

Lips- MAC Please me mixed with Chatterbox


What’s your favorite type of suit to wear & why? Let us know in the comments!

How to Make your Bindi Stay on All day

By Tuesday, October 7, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

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One of my favorite parts of getting glammed up in Indian outfits is wearing a Bindi. I’m sure a lot of you feel the same way and besides the henna trend, bindi’s are crazy popular too right now! The only problem is they can be hard to keep on. Plus forget about second time use. Well I’m here to help! Here’s a step by step on how to make your bindi stay on.


What you’ll need:

A bindi. Obvy.


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Eyelash glue in either clear or white. You can try black but it might be visible once the bindi is on so it’s always safer to go with the clear/white stuff.


How to make your bindi stick


How to apply it:

Apply a good layer of the glue to the back of the bindi. Be careful not to apply too much as you don’t want it to seep out around the bindi.


How to make your bindi last all day


Allow the glue to dry for about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Then making sure you position it exactly where you want it to go, apply it to your forehead. As a general guide it’s good to aim for the bottom of the bindi to land between your eyebrows.


Deepa Berar yellow suit


Repeat the same process for the little bindis. I find it easier to use tweezers when applying these ones.


How to wear a bindi


Using tweezers allows you to make sure your hands remain glue free.


Make your bindi stay on


And your bindi ends up right where you want it.


Deepa berar bindi how to


Et voila! Now you can enjoy your party without worrying they’ll fall off!


Deepa berar bindi


What do you think, have you tried it before? Do you have any other tips/tricks to keep your bindi on? If so, please share with us all in the comments! xo

How to Find the right Eyeliner for You

By Monday, October 6, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

find the right eyeliner for you


One of Fall’s biggest trends is almost always the cat eye liner look. This Fall is no exception and with all the new liquid liners on the market there are a ton to choose from. I’m here to help you sort through them and find the right eyeliner for you.


Kat Von D Tattoo liner is the perfect liner for those of you who are looking for a super fine tip to do a little more detailed work. It’s so fine that Kat Von D herself actually uses it to darken those tiny star tattoos she has on her face.


kat von d tattoo liner


MAC Boot Black liquid eyeliner is great for those of you who want an intense black liner as the color is very dark. I use it with an angled eyeyliner brush because the formula is pretty liquidy. Plus since it comes in a pot you get a ton of product over a marker style liner.


mac boot black


Marc Jacobs Magic Marc’er has a really nice fine tip but the point of difference with this one is that the formula is actually shiny black, not matte like the others and is perfect for those of you looking for something unique.


marc jacobs magic marcer


Stila Stay all Day liquid liner. This is probably the most popular waterproof liner out there period.

stila stay all day linerMaybelline Master Precise liquid liner is my top pick for drug store liners. The tip is nice and long, fine and sturdy, you can get a really nice even line with this.



What’s your favorite eyeliner? Let me know in the comments!

Everything you wanted to know about Tamanna Roashan from Dress Your Face

By Friday, October 3, 2014 2 No tags Permalink 2

Tamanna Roashan and Deepa Berar


I’m so excited to finally post this! I had the amazing opportunity to fly out to Chicago and not only attend a Dress your Face makeup workshop but I also got to sit down and interview the one and only Tamanna Roashan.

I had an amazing time at the workshop and learnt tons!


Tamanna and Deepa Berar DYFChicago2014


Tamanna was so sweet and the workshop was fantastic. There was so much to learn and she was so patient with teaching us everything, she didn’t hold anything back. Her team made sure everything ran smoothly and her hubby, well let’s just say you can tell that they care very deeply about each other and that they treat DYF as a joint effort.

Here’s my makeup after the workshop.


Deepa Berar dress your face


And here is our interview :)



I am loving interviewing these inspirational women! Is there anyone you love that you would like me to interview? If so, let me know in the comments. xo, Deeps