GenBeauty Vlog Toronto 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017 0 0

Deepa Berar GenBeauty Vlog Toronto 2017

 

Did anyone else get a chance to make it out to GenBeauty in Toronto last weekend? It was seriously so much fun and a whole weekend event. I know you guys have been asking for more vlogs from me, so I am trying my best! Still getting used to the idea of filming myself in public, but I figured an event like GenBeauty would be the perfect place to get used to vlogging as we were surrounded by other creators doing the exact same thing!

 

GenBeauty Toronto 2017 Creator Day

 

We started off the weekend at Creator Day which took place at the Corus Media building by the waterfront in Toronto. Such a cool spot! The walkway by the water is so picturesque and the building is huge and has this giant slide right in the middle.

 

Deepa Berar AlbInWonderland

 

I got to meet a bunch of creators that I’ve connected with on Instagram and some I’ve seen at other events. There was a donut wall (yes people were eating the donuts), brand demo’s and panels to learn from. The highlight was definitely listening to Michelle Phan speak!

 

After all the fun filled day was the cocktail party. This year it took place on the rooftop of the Thompson hotel. You might remember the Thomspon from the episode of the Kardashians I was on. I love that spot!

 

GenBeauty Toronto 2017 Urban Decay Naked Heat

 

The party was so much fun and the goodie bag was RIDICULOUS! So many fun things to try out for you guys. Oh! I almost forgot to mention one of the best gifts we received from the weekend was the new Urban Decay Naked Heat palette! Literally was waiting under our chairs after we returned from lunch. Guys, it’s seriously sooo beautiful. I will def do a tutorial for you.

 

GenBeauty Toronto 2017

 

The next day was GenBeauty at the Metro Convention Centre downtown. So. Many. Brands. It was like a dream. We got to meet the PR reps for each brand and preview some of the new products coming out. Guys! You are gonna die when you see the new Benefit concealers. You can use it over your concealer and it makes everything look flawless. I’ll share more, promise!

 

Deepa Berar MAC GenBeauty Toronto 2017

 

Fav booth of the event? MAC of course! It was so exciting to see MAC at GenBeauty. You all know I worked with them for 6 years, and trust me leaving was not an easy decision. But everyone has to move on at some point. Anyways, it was just good to see them embracing the whole social media world. I even saw my friend Tamara and my ex assistant manager Michael Ho who is incidentally a trainer now!

 

So onto the vlog, oh trying my best to step up my editing game so please let me know what you think!

 

 

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Best of the Billboard 2016 beauty looks

Monday, May 23, 2016 0 0

billboard 2016 beauty

 

Did you guys catch the Billboard music awards last night? Ok I was kinda bad and only tuned in for like a minute to see our girl Priyanka Chopra announce an award, what can I say, life happens and I was at a birthday party for my cousin’s son. Also Superbad was on and I can never pass up an opportunity to watch. One of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen, I swear I’m dying ever time!!

 

Anyways, all of that didn’t stop me from tuning in to watch the celebs kill it on the red carpet! Loved a bunch of the looks last night, mostly the smokey eyed ones, seems to be very on trend at the moment. As usual, I have your best Billboard 2016 beauty looks :)

 

billboard 2016 britney spears

 

First off we’re gonna talk about the queen of course, all hail Britney. I know some of you might not agree with me on this one, but I LOVED the throwback lip. Very Laguna beach circa 2005, you remember, back when everyone was wearing Myth lipstick from MAC? What can I say, I’m a sucker for a good throwback!

 

Britney’s MUA used Surratt Moderniste lip pencil and YSL Rouge Pur Couture in #10 on her lips.

 

billboard 2016 demi lovato

 

On to one of my fav celebs, Demi Lovato. Love, love, love her message about self confidence and loving yourself as you are right now. So refreshing. Also LOVE her smokey eye/nude lip combo, swear this look is so big right now. So rocker glam.

 

You can use YSL’s Kajal in black, smudged around the eyes to recreate the look.

 

billboard 2016 lucy hale

 

Pretty Little Liar’s Lucy Hale rocked the look as well, although her lip was a little less nude and a little more natural, still looked amazing. Have you ever noticed how nice kajal rimmed eyes looks on people with that darker ring around their iris? Just makes their eyes pop even more.

 

Use MAC shadow palette in Purple to recreate Lucy’s soft smokey eye.

 

billboard 2016 rihanna

 

Not a huge fan of Rihanna’s hair at the awards show, but her makeup was on point. Really though, she has some of the most gorgeous eyes I’ve ever seen that she can pull off pretty much any look.

 

Use a soft fluffy brush like MAC #217 and NARS Albatross to recreate that gorgeous inner eye highlight Rihanna has. While you’re at it, add some to the top of your cheekbones to brighten.

 

billboard 2016 gwen stefani

 

Ok I had to add this last one, not because of the actual makeup, but because of the message. Gwen Stefani wore a totally different look than she usually does. Gone was the signature cat eye liner and red lip, instead she had very bronzed skin, bronze eyes and a nude lip. So glad she is experimenting. We can all fall into patterns of loving a certain look (myself included) but it’s fun to experiment and play! It keeps life fun and fresh and is a great message for yourself internally because it detaches you from correlating self esteem with looking a certain way. Makeup is meant to be fun, it’s not meant to mask the world from seeing the true you.

 

What looks did you guys love? Share with me in the comments!

 

NARS slays the 2016 Met Gala Beauty game

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 0 0

nars-logo met gala

 

Ok is it just me or did NARS slay the 2016 Met Gala Beauty game or what?? I mean look at these girls..gorgeous!! Well I have good news for those of you that are dying to know what NARS products they’re wearing..I’ve got the key products used on my fav beauty looks from last night’s Met Gala!

 

Met Gala 2016 Rachel Mcadams

 

Let’s start off with Rachel McAdams. Honestly. That lip is everything, so gorgeous and on trend. Love that the rest of the makeup is fairly neutral. MUA Kayleen McAdams used the Velvet Matte Skin tint, Orgasm blush and Audacious lipstick in Liv on Rachel.

 

 

Met Gala 2016 Jessica Chastain makeup

 

Next up is Jessica Chastain who was stunning in that blue dress! That color is amazing on her. Jessica is wearing the Velvet Matte Skin tint, Audacious mascara and Audacious lipstick in Vera.

 

 

Met Gala 2016 Alicia Vikander

 

Ok I dunno about you but I love Alicia Vikander. She’s just seems like a really sweet girl and so unbelievably stunning in everything she wears. Talk about natural beauty. I love that her artist didn’t overpower her face with too much makeup but kept the look soft and feminine.

 

Alicia is wearing the Illuminator in Hot Sand, Dual-Intensity shadow in Sycorax and the Audacious mascara.

 

 

Met Gala 2016 Lea Seydoux

 

Last is Lea Seydoux, who I admittedly have never heard of before. She is a french actress and completely stunning. Lea is wearing the Velvet Matte Skin tint, Dual-Intensity blush in Sexual content and Satin Lip pencil in Hyde park.

 

 

Did you have any favorite looks of the night? I’d love to know, share with me!

My Day at BeautyCon LA 2015!

Friday, July 24, 2015 0 0

BeautyCon LA

 

I’m back in Southern California right now and having an amazing time! I recently got to attend BeautyCon LA 2015  as most of you probaby saw from my instagram posts. It was an unreal event. So many people attended that I’m so grateful I got the premium ticket because I didn’t have to wait in any lines and got to sit in the reserved seating for the panels.

 

BeautyCon LA 2015

 

The panels were great. There were so many youtube celebrities there, some I hadn’t even heard of but seemed to pretty popular with the audience.

 

BeautyCon Youtube celebrities

 

It was great to listen to different artists stories and struggles and what it took for them to get to where they are now. Very inspiring.

 

BeautyCon panels

 

Besides the panels and booths, there were a ton of activities taking place outside like the live music stage, meet & greets, a Ferris wheel and some great food trucks.

 

BeautyConLA

 

For those of you planning on visiting LA in the future, two places you have to check out are Sprinkles cupcakes and my absolute fav, California donuts. Both were at the show :)

 

Sprinkles cupcakes BeautyCon

 

There were also live makeup demos taking place like Rob Scheppy working his magic at the Tweezerman booth.

 

Rob Scheppy BeautyCon Tweezerman

 

The VIP lounge was pretty cool, all the YouTube celebs were there hanging out including Christina Milian & her sisters. Cool story- I got to sit next to her sisters during her panel and had to sign a waiver to allow them to show my face on their reality show because they were filming!

 

BeautyCon VIP

 

Ok probably my fav moment of the whole event was meeting this guy right here- Rob Scheppy. So surreal. He is one of the artists that the Kardashians use. You usually see him working on Khloe the most and her makeup always looks amazing.

 

Rob Scheppy and Deepa Berar

 

I also got to meet one of my fav youtubers and the inspiration behind most of our Bella Trois videos- Claire Marshall. She was so down to earth and generous with her advice.

 

Claire Marshall and Deepa Berar

 

This last meetup was for my friend Jackie. She is a HUGE Mr. Kate fan and I even got her to say hi to Jackie on Snapchat. So sweet.

 

Mr Kate and Deepa Berar

 

All in all it was a pretty fun day. If you do plan on going to BeautyCon in the future, I would suggest getting there super early because the lineups were insane. Definitely worth it though!

 

The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift (and it’s Only $38!)

Thursday, May 7, 2015 0 0

Deepa berar and mom

 

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and while a lot of you have already gotten your mom her gift, a ton of you are still out of ideas on what would be a great gift for your mom.

 

Well I’m here to tell you that while flowers and/or a spa day might sound like the best way to go, let’s face it, it’s been done a gazillion times before. For the same price I have the perfect mother’s day gift for you..a Nume professional styling wand!

 

Nume curling wand Mother's Day gift

 

If your mom is anything like mine (as in the type that LOVES any excuse to get dressed up- apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, does it!) she will be super happy when she gets this for Mother’s Day.

 

You can purchase yours here. Don’t forget to use the code LOVECURLS.

Get to know Youtube Guru Teni Panosian (Miss Maven)

Friday, February 27, 2015 0 0

Interview with Teni Panosian (Miss Maven)

 

My absolute favorite Youtube beauty guru ever has got to be Teni Panosian. This girl is so incredibly sweet and talented and her videos are so much fun to watch! I was fortunate enough to get to interview her for my series on inspirational women.

 

In the interview Teni shares with us where she gets the inspiration for her videos from and some tips on staying motivated. Here’s the vid-

 

 

Spring 2015 Beauty trends Revealed

Friday, February 20, 2015 0 0

Spring 2015 beauty trend

 

Something big is happening in the world of makeup right now. One of the biggest changes to emerge in Spring 2015 beauty trends is the shift towards a no makeup look. Now the no makeup look isn’t exactly new to the runway, what is new is how well it’s being received.

 

What does that mean for us? Exactly what it sounds like. Less contour, less glitter, less glam. More bare faced makeup. It doesn’t mean you’re still not wearing the stuff, it’s just applied to look like you’re not wearing much of it. Oh and the hair looks air dried. I’m not kidding.

 

While a lot of you might not like the idea of going back to basics, (let’s face it, we’ve gotten pretty accustomed to the uber glam, Kim K, Persian princess way of life) I like to think of it as transitioning to a more effortless glam look. Which is actually the look I love the most.

 

How to achieve this? Here are some tips on getting that effortless glam look:

 

1. It’s all about blending your makeup. Once you’re done blending, go back and blend some more.

2. You can still contour & highlight, just apply it with a very light hand. Also see #1.

3. Start off with less product and build. It’s easier to stop adding product than it is to take stuff off.

 

spring 2015 makeup trends

 

As for hair?

1. When curling your hair hold your iron in place for half the time you normally do. This will give you more tousled waves than curls.

2. For braids, loosen and pull apart pieces of your braid after it’s done.

3. Think sombre not ombre. Sombre is ombre with a more subtle color transition.

 

spring 2015 hair trends

 

What do you think, are you ready to tone down your look?

Fifty Shades of Grey Makeup?!

Thursday, February 5, 2015 0 0

Fifty-shades-of-grey opi

 

Ok unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past 2 years you’ve heard of the book/movie Fifty Shades of Grey. I’m sure most of you have probably even read at least the first novel and probably half of you are counting down till the movie is released (umm I don’t blame you, I mean have you seen Christian Grey??!)

 

What you probably haven’t heard of is the slew of Fifty Shades of Grey makeup products that have been released in anticipation of the film’s release date. So I figured I’d share some with ya!

 

Introducing the Fifty Shades of Grey OPI collection. As with most OPI theme collections, they have the full sized polishes as well as the mini kit. I love the mini kits because you get to try all the colors without committing to a full bottle.

fifty shades of grey opi nail polish

Makes sense that it would consist primarily of shades of grey. Think about it.

 

Next up we have Makeup Forever. These guys went nuts and created 3 different fifty shades of grey beauty kits.

The first is the Desire me Cheek set.

 

fifty shades of grey makeup forever desire me

 

It contains 2 blush colors and a highlight shade from their artist shadow collection. Plus you get an angled brush and cute satchel. Pretty.

 

For those of you looking for a more complete makeup collection, Makeup Forever also has the Give in to me set which contains eyeliner, mascara, a quad shadow set, lipstick and gloss. The shadows are pretty, you could definitely do a sexy soft smokey eye with these shades.

 

fifty shades of grey makeup forever give into me

 

For the lip lovers out there, Makeup Forever also has the Tease me lip sets with their infamous long wear aqua rouge lipstick, gloss and liner. There are two different color combos available- a Berry Set & a Nude set so you get a decent selection.

Make-up-for-ever-fifty shades of grey tease-me-berry Makeup forever fifty shades of grey tease me nude

What do you think, will you be picking up any of the sets?

Vegas Nay Stardust Tour 2015

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 0 0

vegas nay stardust tour 2015

 

A couple weeks ago I went to the Vegas Nay Stardust Tour 2015 at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. To say it was an amazing day would be an understatement. It was unreal. First off the convention room was gigantic and decorated so beautifully! Second, it was pretty much a packed house, so many people flew in from all over the place for this event.

 

vegas nay stardust tour 2015 cosmopolitan

 

Naomi (Vegas Nay) is the woman behind the tour and also the woman behind the most successful beauty account on Instagram- she has over 3.6 million followers! Naomi is so kind and even more beautiful in person. She’s pretty far along in her pregnancy so I was so surprised by how much energy she had throughout the day.  She was so kind to her fans as well, meeting and taking pictures with everyone. Here are Naomi and I. Such an unreal moment :)

 

deepa berar vegas nay stardust tour 2015

 

Naomi was one of the many artists that offered up their expert knowledge via on-stage demos. Her gorgeous model was actually her sister! A few of the tips I picked up from her- Make sure you get a facial at least once a month and this is the best concealer for mature skin.

 

vegas nay stardust tour 2015 live demo

 

Ok one my 2 fav moments of the whole day- watching Scott Barnes do a full live makeup demo. Scott was JLo’s makeup artist back in the day when JLo was everything and he is the one responsible for the JLo glow. He’s also one of the 2 people that inspired me to be a makeup artist in the first place (the other is Kevyn Aucoin). So watching and learning from him was like a dream come true for me.

 

scott barnes vegas nay stardust tour 2015

 

My other fav moment was getting to meet him. I actually met Scott a bunch of years back when he was up at Holts in Toronto promoting his makeup line. I think I was pretty openly excited about him bring there that he came over to my chair, grabbed the brush from the artist that was demoing on me, and did my makeup. I nearly died I never wanted to wash my face ever again.

 

deepa berar scott barnes vegas nay stardust tour 2015

 

Besides makeup demos we got to see a few live hair demos by celebrity hairstylist, Artak. I would equate watching him in action to what it would’ve been like watching some of the biggest painters like Michaelangelo or DaVinci paint. A true artist, so meticulous and undeniabley talented. His one fav hair product to do pretty much anything? This one here.

 

Artak vegas nay stardust tour 2015

 

Another amazing moment was meeting this lady right here- Ely Marino. I’ve been following Ely on Insta for a while and I love seeing her pics in my feed! She’s crazy talented and takes amazing pics! Her husband was on stage talking about the best cameras for close up makeup pics. The general consensus across the board, the Canon 5d Mark iii is tops for just about everything.

 

deepa berar ely marino vegas nay stardust tour 2015

 

One of the funniest moments of the day was when the founder of Too Faced Cosmetics, Jerrod Blandino took the stage. This guy is hilarious. Definitely gave me a new appreciation for Too Faced, although I already obsess over their Better than Sex mascara.

 

jerrod blandino too faced vegas nay stardust tour 2015

 

Missy Lynn was there as well doing a demo. Missy is super sweet and kind and absolutely gorgeous. I love her youtube videos!!

 

deepa berar missy lynn vegas nay stardust tour 2015

 

Another surreal moment was meeting and interviewing Teni Panosian. Teni is hands down my absolute fav youtuber of all time. She is gorgeous and kind and sweet and crazy intelligent. I absolutely love women like her. I got the chance to interview her and I’ll be posting that as part of my inspirational women series in a bit.

 

teni panosian vegas nay stardust tour 2015

 

All in all the Vegas Nay Stardust Tour 2015 was well worth the trip to Vegas (like that’s ever a chore anyways). I’d def recommend it to anyone looking to learn and be inspired :)

The best Red Lipsticks for Indian Skintones

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 4 1

deepa berar red lipstick mac cosmetics

 

Today’s post is all about lips. Red lips in particular. With it being the holiday season and all, there is no other time when this vibrant shade is more popular than now, yet a lot of women just don’t seem to think that red suits them.

 

Well I’m here to tell you that you absolutely can wear red, it’s just a matter of finding the right shade for you. That’s why I compiled a list of the top red lipsticks for Indian skintones.

 

 

red lipsticks for indian skin

 

Ruby Woo

My personal fav although it can be a little drying, it is the perfect bright red.

Russian Red

A true classic red- perfect for beginners.

Lady Danger

Has a strong orange undertone, great for those of you looking to dip your toes into red.

Relentlessly Red

A gorgeous vibrant red pink.

Dubonnet

My fav dark red tone.

Diva

Perfect for those of you that are looking to go a little more on trend with the dark burgundy lip look.

 

These are all MAC Cosmetics shades. To get the look from the pic above, check out this tutorial.

Do you have any favs you would add to the collection? If so, please share with us in the comments!