The best Red Lipsticks for Indian Skintones

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 4 1

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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.



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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.


My fav dark red tone.


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!


What’s in my Professional Makeup Kit

Saturday, November 29, 2014 4 0

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So a lot of you have been asking me to post a video on what’s in my professional makeup kit and I finally got to recording it!

First off my kit is a Zuca that I got from MAC. There are a number of reasons why I love it, but mostly because of how durable it is. Plus it has a ton of compartments and pockets for organization.



Mac Zuca



I break down how I organize all my stuff and all the essentials for your kit in this video. Check it out :)




Oh and I figured out what that thing is called- a spatula. And the arts supply store that I go to is Curry’s.

October Favorites & CONTEST Announcement

Saturday, November 1, 2014 0 0

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I finally recorded my first every monthly favorites video!! I know one of the things you guys have been telling me is that you want more product recommendations.


It seems there are new products out every week these days and new trends. With that my personal makeup regime is constantly changing which I’m sure a lot of you can relate to- one month you’re totally into a particular product, the next it’s something entirely different.


That’s why I think monthly favorites videos are so great, because this way I can let you know what I’m super into (and what works) for the moment.


Another different thing about this video- I recorded it at the beach! I’m currently in San Diego, California and it is so absolutely gorgeous here that I had to share it with you. I apologize about the wind sound, I’ll look into getting a mic for next time.


Before we get to the video, here is the CONTEST announcement I promised!

Contest November 2014 Deepa Berar

1st place winner gets an amazing giveaway basket from Redken, plus a 1-on-1 3o min Skype beauty q&a session with me!

2nd place winner gets a 1-on-1 30 min Skype beauty q&a session with me!


To Enter: Follow me on my Facebook, Twitter, Instagram -> all @deepaberar & Subscribe to my blog here.

Contest winner will be announced on my blog on November 7th!


Now for my October favorites video. Enjoy!



How to become a Makeup Artist & The Story of my Success

Sunday, September 21, 2014 0 0

A new video is up answering a question I get from a lot of you guys- how to become a makeup artist. I talk about that plus include a bit of info on how I got started and the path that lead me to where I am today.


Hope it helps! If you guys have any other questions or want to see me do more of these talking videos, comment on this post :)



POLL: What do you want to see me cover?

Monday, August 25, 2014 0 0

So I have a question for you, but first off I have to say THANK YOU to all of my readers for supporting me by reading my blogs, watching my videos and liking my Facebook & Instagram posts. I absolutely LOVE posting for you. I didn’t realize in the beginning just how much fun this journey would be and to receive and read your positive & encouraging comments along the way, well just makes me want to do more for you and to make this blog the best it can be.


In order for me to do that, I would love to know what exactly you would like to see me cover? Please take a second and vote on the options below. You can choose multiple answers. If you have any more suggestions, please comment on this post.



Also please share this blog with your friends as I’d love to help as many people as possible! Thanks!


XO, Deeps ;)


How to get your Makeup to look its best & last all day

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 4 0

I was back on CHCH yesterday, this time host Annett Hamm and I were discussing products you can use that will help your makeup to look its best and also to last all day long.

If you missed the segment, I have the clip right here for you:



Have you tried any of these products before?

Seven beauty & fashion Must haves for Summer!

Thursday, June 12, 2014 0 0

Summer is finally  here!! (Ok fine technically we still have a week left but I decided to skip over spring altogether, can you blame me?). The best part about summer besides the parties and the good weather? The clothes and the makeup of course!!


seven summer must haves

I put together a list of my seven beauty & fashion must haves for summer to help you on your next shopping trip ;)


Crop top

This summer is all about the crop top. Now don’t worry if you don’t have a flat midriff, I definitely don’t but there are still options like pairing it with a high waisted skirt or there are even dresses where it looks like a crop top & skirt but it’s all attached. Yay!


Harry Josh blow dryer

You can tell that celeb hair stylist Harry Josh put a lot of care into crafting his first ever tool before releasing it because not only does this hair dryer have the highest power of any hair dryer with an 80mph airflow but it also has the longest lasting motor at 2000 hours. You can find it here.


UD electric

We’re all so used to summer meaning bright lips, and while that’s still on trend, this summer is all about colorful eyes. By far my fav palette has to be the Urban Decay electric palette with all of its neon goodness <3


tarte amazonian clay

There is nothing worse than melty makeup in the hot, humid air! There’s no need to have to deal with this problem as technology has come so far and there are some great waterproof and resistant foundations that will stay put like this Tarte Amazonian clay one.


Body chain

Ok I don’t know about you, but I don’t exactly have a beach in my backyard so I’m not living in bikinis all summer long. That’s why I’m loving the body chain over your tank top trend, you can still rock the look wherever you live!



Dry Shampoo is EVERYTHING. Let’s face it, most of us don’t have the time to wash our hair every day, that’s why this product is a saviour. You can extend the look of first day hair to the 2nd, 3rd and yes even 4th (hey don’t judge- you know we’ve all done it at some point!) day. My fav is the Batiste dry shampoo.


UD All nighter setting spray

Ok just like your hair needs hairspray to stay put, your makeup needs a setting spray. It’s all about the Urban Decay All nighter setting spray, this stuff works wonders anddd it’s paraben free yay!


What is your must have for summer 2014?


Attention mothers! How to introduce your daughter to Makeup

Monday, February 17, 2014 0 0

I’ve often struggled personally with that tiny little line that divides art and vanity. I’ve been a makeup artist for 8 years, and a makeup lover for much longer than that and while I get that makeup has been around since the time of the Egyptians, it doesn’t change the fact that it has now gotten to a level where everyone knows someone that uses it on a daily basis. I have friends that won’t wear a stitch of it unless they’re going out and friends that won’t leave home without something on their face.egypt-makeupThat’s where the fine line comes in. How do you teach your daughter about the self esteem, confidence and female empowerment that comes from within and at the same time about how outer beauty ultimately makes you feel good on the inside?mother-and-daughterThere’s no denying it, you have one of those days when you’re a bit down or stressed, you throw on a little mascara, some gloss, a killer outfit and instantly you feel lifted. Your daughter sees this and starts to make the connection with how important your outer appearance is to how you feel on the inside. And there’s nothing wrong with that, if, she can also see you feeling good in your natural state. While I love makeup & fashion probably more than most, I do think it’s important to take a break from time to time. I recently had a conversation with a co-worker where we discussed how important it is to give your skin a break from makeup at least once a week. I think this is a great practice for everyone to work into their lives. Your daughter has to be able to see you feeling confident and your best with or without makeup. There is nothing wrong with wanting to look your best, but it shouldn’t be what defines you.mother daughter makeupI was so intrigued watching a recent episode of “Live with Kelly & Michael” where Kelly lost a bet with Michael and she had to go a day live on air without a stitch of makeup. I think, as most of us watching did, that she looked fantastic. I’m glad she was brave enough to follow through on the bet.

Kelly Ripa no makeupIt’s important to talk to your daughters about why you wear makeup, how it affects you and it’s good for her to see you taking pride in your appearance, but at the same time it’s important for her to see that there is more to life than how you look on the outside. In this day and age with the endless barrage of duck-face selfies, she is going to need to see you taking care of your inner beauty just as much as your outer beauty. It’s never too early to teach them about yoga, meditation and nutrition (and work these things into your own daily life!). Let’s face it, makeup & fashion aren’t going away anytime soon, so it’s important to open up an ongoing dialogue with your daughters about inner & outer beauty and finding a balance between both.

Spotlight on fall 2013 makeup trends on CHCH

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 0 0

A little while back I had mentioned that I would be on CHCH Morning Live talking about and demonstrating some of Fall 2013’s most popular makeup trends. Well if you didn’t get a chance to watch the clip, I have it for you right here.

What is your favorite fall trend?

Makeup Expiry Dates

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 0 0

With the weather warming up (I swear spring is around the corner!!) it is time for some spring cleaning. What better place to start than with your makeup drawer? I recently posted a clip from an appearance I did last week on CHCH Morning Live in which we discussed some makeup expiry dates, here is a follow up breaking down more of our popular makeup items and how long we can keep them for.

Makeup expiry datesPlease remember, it is so important to get rid of old products because they can be full of bacteria and toxins that can lead to skin irritations and infections. Don’t take a chance with your skin!