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.




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.


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!