The best Eyeshadows for Indian Skintones

By Monday, January 26, 2015 2 No tags Permalink 0

Best eyeshadows for Indian skintones


What are the best eyeshadows for Indian skintones? I get asked this question a lot so I decided to put together a list (much like the other lists I’ve created) for you. I’ve included a few options under each category so you can find something that works for you depending on however light or dark your skin is.


I know these are all MAC shadows, by no means do you have to stick to MAC, it’s just the easiest brand to find dupes for. For instance if you were looking for a drugstore brand for the color ricepaper, you would just google “drugstore dupe mac ricepaper” or something to that affect.



Ricepaper- Peachy gold with shimmer

Arena- Soft gold-peach with pearl

Paradisco- Bright pinky-coral with pearl


Lid colors-

All that Glitters- Beige with gold pearl

Woodwinked- Warm antique brown

Sable- Gold plum with bronze pearl


Transition colors-

Soba- Gold brown with gold shimmer

Free to be-Β  Bright true coral

Soft Brown- Soft golden peachy brown


Crease colors-

Folie- Reddish plum brown

Embark- Intense reddish brown

Brun- Muted blackish brown


What do you think, is there any color you would add to this list? If so please comment and share with the rest of us! :)

Get to know Silvia from Ellebangs!

By Friday, January 23, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0



If you haven’t heard of Ellebangs yet, you are seriously missing it. Silvia’s Youtube Channel is full of incredibly helpful hair tutorials from how to trim your bangs to how to correct brassy hair. On top of that she is so sweet and endearing in her videos, I knew I had to feature her as part of my Inspirational women series!


As you recall I was up in San Francisco around New Year’s and had the chance to sit down with Silvia from Ellebangs to talk to her about how she got into the business, what her fav hairspray is and what’s next for her.


Here’s the full interview:



Who do you think would be perfect for my next inspirational woman?

The W Hollywood Event- Shop Till you Pop LA

By Thursday, January 22, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

the w hollywood lobby


Last month I attended the Shop Till you Pop LA event at the W Hotel in Hollywood. It was a lot of fun as they had a tent setup with all these different vendors (including rock heiress Sophie Simmons who you’ll recall I had the chance to interview- I’ll be posting that next week) and the W is one of my fav hotel chains.


shop till you pop la


One of my fav finds there were these hair charms. They are stick on jewels called Charmsies.




You basically flat iron them onto your hair.


deepa berar charmsies


It looksΒ  super pretty afterwards. The only rec I would have is to watch for flat iron marks and I think it would be nice to have the stars in a row going straight down. They last a couple days depending on how careful you are with your hair.


deepa berar w hollywood


My fav product find was Beauty with a Twist by Oiver. It is all natural, organic hair care and cruelty free. I got a chance to try a sample- love it!


beauty with a twist


Ok I had to share a shot of this, only in LA will you find a separate entrance just for talent. I was half expecting someone like Justin Beiber to pop out, but unfortunately that didn’t happen. And no, I did not get to enter through here (although how cool would that be?!)


the w hollywood

How to make your Eyebrows look their best

By Wednesday, January 21, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

As a makeup artist (and with pretty much any profession) you can never stop learning. I am still learning new things all the time, even 9 years later!! If there is one trick that has been my fav that I picked up in 2014, it is the one tip that makes all the difference for your brows. It’s applying concealer under your eyebrows to make them pop.


I posted this video on my Insta a while back and while the focus was more on filling in and getting the shape right, the real magic is in the concealer.



Using an angled brush to line under your brows really emphasizes your shape, opens up your eyes and is exactly how to make your eyebrows look their best.


My fav product for defining your brows? Anastasia’s Dipbrow pomade & MAC Studio finish concealer.

Bella Trois: What’s in our Purses!

By Thursday, January 15, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

Bella trois whats in our purse


Ok so I know you guys have been asking me to do a what’s in my purse video for a while, and well the Bella Trois girls and I decided why not do a joint one! This is def my fav of all the videos we’ve shot together because you get to see a lot of behind the scenes stuff we normally cut out and get to know our personalities a little better.


I will at some point record a “What’s in my makeup bag” video for you guys, I’m gonna warn you though, it’s gonna be longgg lol.


In the meantime, here’s our what’s in our purses vid! Hope you guys like it :)



My trip to Salt Lake City, Utah- a Travel Vlog

By Monday, January 12, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

Salt Lake city


Over the US Thanksgiving holiday I went to Salt Lake City, Utah and while I was there I decided to record a little travel vlog to share with all of you so you could see what I was up to. If you haven’t been, trust me you got to go. It is beautiful!! Plus Park City, Utah which is home of the Sundance Film Festival is such a cute little town. And there are mountains literally as far as the eye can see. So pretty.


But before we even got to Utah we had to make a pit stop at one of my fav cities, Las Vegas. This is the lobby of the Bellagio.


bellagio lobby



And then onto the Great Salt Lake. Yes I realize I’m wearing the same outfit. Hey I only took a carry on with me.



salt lake


Here’s the vid! I promise I’ll do more talking in future travel vlogs ;)



Bella Trois: Our favorite Bloggers & Vloggers



The Bella Trois girls and I wanted to share some of our biggest social media inspirations with you: our favorite bloggers and vloggers.


These are the people that influence our beauty, fashion and lifestyles and we love them so much that we wanted to share the women who inspire us with you guys. We’re all about female empowerment!! Remember, (one of my fav sayings) a flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.


Here’s the vid ;)



Bella Trois: Happy New Year 2015 OOTD!

By Thursday, January 1, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

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First off I want to wish you all a very, very Happy 2015!! 2014 was an amazing year, I know in my heart 2015 is going to be incredible and am so so so excited to have you all to share this journey called life with :)


So thank you for being there and for your continued love and support and my wish to all of you for 2015 is that you have the courage to figure out what your dreams are and then dive right in to making your life the kind that brings you happiness and fulfillment every single day.


Ok enough with the mush! Here’s my first video & post for 2015- a super cute fashion vid from the Bella Trois girls and I.


Happy New Year!!!! <<muah>>



Christmas Makeup Ideas for Indian skintones

By Tuesday, December 23, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 1

Only 2 more sleeps till Christmas!!


This is definitely one of my fav times of year because everyone is in such a good mood, people make it a point to spend time with family & friends and who doesn’t love christmas decorations?!?
Not to mention the fun excuse to bust out every shade of red lipstick you own haha. I was planning on doing a Christmas makeup tutorial for you all, but I had a little incident with my hard drive (a really scary as in I nearly lost my mind incident) so I didn’t get to this year but I still wanted to share some inspo with you!


Here are some Christmas makeup ideas for Indian skintones.


christmas makeup for indians

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To get the perfect winged tip try Lancome’s Art liner.


indian christmas makeup ideas

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NARS Larger than Life eye pencil in Via Veneto is a great black liner for outside and inside the eye.


Indian Makeup for Christmas

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Illamasqua pigment in Ore is perfect for this look.


simple christmas makeup for indians

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For the lips try NARS Matte lip pencil in Red Square.


Indian Xmas makeup idea

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For a great green liner use Lise Watier Eye Shine pencil in PeacockΒ  and MAC lip pencil in Burgundy to get that ombre effect on the lips.


I’d love to see your Christmas makeup pics! Tag me in your photos on insta :)