How to find the perfect Kylie Jenner lipstick for Indian Skintones

By Monday, September 29, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

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I have been asked this question a LOT lately- what lipstick is Kylie Jenner wearing. Seems everyone (myself included) is obsessed with this overdrawn, matte mauve look. So 90′s and so pretty.

That got me thinking, the colors she wears are so perfect for Indian skin that I decided to compile a list of the perfect lipsticks that you can use to get the Kylie Jenner look for Indian skintones.

What you’ll want to start with first is MAC Whirl lipliner. That’s a must.

mac whirl liplinerNext you can choose from any of these lipstick shades. I included a pretty broad range of colors as India is known for having quite a variation of light/dark skin colors. I also included some nude skin-tone shades and ones with a little more color.



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I’d love to know what your favorite go to lipstick is, comment on this post and let me know!

The Latest Trends in Henna Design (aka Mehndi design)

By Tuesday, September 23, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

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Ok so is it just me or has there been a big increase in the popularity of Henna lately? Pretty cool too see people of all backgrounds rocking this Indian tradition. Which is pretty awesome, because that means there has also been an increase in creativity with design, color and even type of product used.


I searched around and put together the latest trends in henna design (aka mehndi design) for you.


My first is by youtube sensation Chrisspy. She is one of my fav youtube gurus, she is crazy good at makeup and her videos are super fun to watch. Not to mention how innately cool she is. I mean check out this design. So nice.


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Here’s another great design, I like how simple and chic it is.


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Love this one because it mimics Indian hand jewelry. Gorgeous.


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Who doesn’t love this modern take on henna design for the feet? Really pretty.


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Ok this last one is really taking off. It’s not mehndi that is used but it’s actually a temporary skin jewelry tattoo. LOVE.


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I’d love to see some of your fav designs! Post your pics to my Facebook page :)

Bella Trois does TIFF!

By Thursday, September 18, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

The Bella Trois girls were recently invited to an event thrown by L’Oreal Paris for the Toronto International Film Festival. TIFF is such a fun time in Toronto! There are literally celebrities running around everywhere, parties all over the city, drinking hours are extended from 2am to 4am. It’s just one big 10 day long party.


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The party we attended was hosted by Julianne Moore. She is so beautiful in person and on screen, I don’t think she has aged one bit over the years. I think it’s that radiant smile of hers, the most beautiful women are the ones that are self confident, self assured and happy with who they are.


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The event was tons of fun, there were cute cocktails & cupcakes but the best part was learning about the new technology L’Oreal has put into their latest hair care line. It’s called Fibrology and it’s all about expanding the width of the hair so that the hair looks fuller. Love that.


L'Oreal Elvive Fibrology


Here’s a little video on our trip to the event that day. We missed Caramia, but she will be on the next video so watch out for that. :)


The 4 best Eyeshadow palettes for Fall

By Wednesday, September 17, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

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Ok so most of us (myself included) are going to start complaining about the weather at this time of year and how summer is over, yada, yada, but one thing that we can get excited about is Fall color! I don’t just mean the leaves, I mean makeup & fashion. I figured some of you would be shopping for new shadows so I thought I’d help by breaking down the 4 best eyeshadow palettes for fall.


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The first one is the Vice 3 palette from Urban Decay. This one is full of great colors, you’ve got pretty much every fall appropriate color here in one palette. Most of them are shimmers so if you are into that, great, if not you might like the next one better.


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Ok this one has got me staring out the window just waiting for the Fedex guy to pull up any minute now. The Tamanna palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills was created by one of my biggest makeup inspirations, Tamanna Roashan from Dress Your Face. She is the master when it comes to the Arabic cut crease eye makeup look and these are the perfect shadows to achieve that look.

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The Smashbox Master class 3 palette. This is probably the most well rounded palette as it contains pretty much every fall color including shimmers and mattes, but it also has highlight, contour and blush colors on the bottom row.


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The Makeup Forever Artist shadow palette is for those true makeup geeks out there. This one is a collaboration of 30 professional makeup artists and combines one custom color created by each artist into one palette box to mark the 30th anniversary of Makeup Forever. Pretty cool.


Have you picked up any palettes lately that you’re absolutely in love with? Comment above, I’d love to know!


Colorful Fall eyes using the Maya Mia Palette

By Friday, September 12, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

maya_mia_paletteOk so this has got to be my favorite new palettes for Fall 2014, the Maya Mia palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills. It has warm dark, fall tones plus some brilliant pops of color which plays really well into one of Fall’s biggest makeup trends. Maya Mia is a famous youtube guru who collaborate with Anastasia to come up with these gorgeous shades.


Here’s the look I came up with:


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And here’s the tutorial. Let me know if there are any other palettes you would like to see me create looks with :)




5 Common Makeup mistakes & How to fix them

By Thursday, September 11, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 1

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So today we are pulling some skeletons out of my closet. We’re talking about the 5 common makeup mistakes most people make and how to fix them, but they’re not just any mistakes, they’re my mistakes I’ve made in the past and have had to learn how to fix the hard way (as in before youtube tutorials & beauty blogs).

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Ok so blush is one area where I am constantly trying to improve my skills. I never find I can get it blended perfectly on or the placement is off, or the amount of color doesn’t match on both sides. Anyways, the main trick I’ve learnt with a powder blush/bronzer, is you have to set your liquid foundation with a setting powder before you even think about adding anything powder based on top. Otherwise the blush/bronzer will stick to the wet foundation and then you’re done in terms of blending. That stuff’s not going anywhere.

mup mistake 2

Before I studied makeup I used to use MAC NC35 studio finish concealer under my eyes. I was an NC40/42 in foundation and figured it was a shade lighter so that’s what I was supposed to use. Not the case at all. If you have dark circles you should correct the darkness with a peach colored concealer first and then use a lighter concealer in your skin tone to highlight.

mup mistake 3

Once upon a time before I studied skin tones I used to use the same foundation, in a lighter color, all year round. Big mistake. Using a foundation that matches your skin exactly means you don’t see it sitting on your skin. It just evens you out and makes you look flawless. If you use the same color all year round, at some point it will end up being too dark or too light at which point everyone can see foundation on your face. Not fun.

mup mistake 4

I was a MAC Studio fix customer when I first started in makeup because a) It was quicker & easier to apply & b) I thought powder looked more natural on. Sooo not the case at all. Think about it. Powder sits on top of your skin whereas liquids/creams blend into your skin. Makes sense, right? Plus there have been so many advancements in the world of liquid foundation that there are a whole host of coverage levels and colors that you can surely find your perfect match that both covers and blends right into your skin tone giving you a natural finish. Or you can always go for a BB cream or tinted moisturizer instead.

mup mistake 5

Ok I was baddd with this one.  I used to fill my brows in with black eyeliner LOL. And no, I am not showing you the pictures ;P

Unless you have blue/black hair, do NOT fill your brows in with black. Opt for a color that is a bit softer. So if you have very dark hair, almost black, use a dark brown instead. The color will still be dark enough but the hue will look more natural on you.


What are some common mistakes you’ve made in the past?



Bella Trois: Our favorite Sunglasses

By Friday, September 5, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 3

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The Bella Trois girls and I are back with another video for you, in this one we discuss our favorite sunglasses. I feel like sunglasses are such a personal choice as everyone has a completely different face shape. It can be tricky knowing which frames would suit your face best so I found this handy guide from





Personally I have an oval shaped face and my favorite sunglasses have to be aviators.



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Watch our video below ;)




What are your favorite sunglasses?

How to choose the best Eyeshadow Primer for you

By Wednesday, September 3, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

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If there’s one thing that’s a must in your makeup kit, it’s eyeshadow primer. Primers hold your eyeshadow in place and allows the color to show up nice and vibrant. It prevents your shadow from ending up in your crease or half way down your eyes by the end of the night (I mean who really wants raccoon eyes??).

I’ve broken down the top selling primers and am here to help you figure out how to choose the best eyeshadow primer for you.



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The best selling & top rated primer on the market by far is Urban Decay’s Primer potion. For good reason too, it holds your shadow in place all day and the texture of it is perfect. Not too liquidy or thick and you need the tiniest amount.


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Too Faced Shadow Insurance is also a best seller, it works as good as the primer potion, the only difference being that it is more liquidy which makes it great for mature skin as you don’t want to put anything too heavy on.



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Ok my fav and the one I use on a daily basis is MAC’s paint pot. This stuff is like magic, esp if you have oilier eyelids. Plus there are several different colors so you can find the one that works best for your skin tone. I personally use the shade Painterly. If you find this still lets oil through, try the MAC paint.


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If you’re looking for something that has more natural ingredients but is still as effective, Bare Minerals Prime Time is the primer for you. It’s free of parabens and a host of other toxic ingredients.

Whichever eyeshadow primer you end up choosing, one tip that will help is to use a very tiny amount. The biggest mistake I see women make with eye primer is that they put too much on. You only need enough to put a thin layer from your lashes to your brows.

What’s your favorite primer?


Fall 2014 Makeup trends on CHCH Morning Live

By Tuesday, September 2, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

I was back on CHCH Morning Live yesterday talking Fall 2014 makeup trends. What are the biggest trends? Well I’ll break them down for you!


Smokey eyes with a pop of color. No palette combines all this better than the Maya Mia palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills. Maya Mia is a famous youtube beauty guru and collaborated with Anastasia to come up with this palette.


Glittery smokey eyes. There are some great glitters out there, one of my favs- Makeup Forever Diamond powder. There are quite a few shades to choose from and the great thing is it stays glittery all day.


diamond_powder90′s lips are a huge trend thanks to Kylie Jenner. How to get this look? Think lipliner. My 2 favs for this are MAC Spice (total 90′s color) & Whirl.





If you didn’t get a chance to watch the segment yesterday, here it is:





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