How to Create your Signature Look

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 0 0

Signature-look

 

On a previous post I had discussed how putting a little effort on the outside helps boost your self confidence on the inside. The biggest reason a lot of people don’t bother is because of the time it takes. I can completely understand that, there have been days where I don’t want to be bothered either but I know I’ll end up feeling low energy and it’ll throw my day off a bit. So I’ve had to figure out a way around this and the best thing I’ve come up with is to create your signature look.

 

So how does this help exactly? If you know what your look is, it cuts a TON of time and effort out of the whole getting ready process. Trust me, there’s a reason why in most of my pics I’m wearing MAC Please Me lipstick. I know it works for me so I don’t have to think about it. One less decision to make might seem like a minute thing, but having a bunch of less decisions to make saves a lot of time and mental energy.

 

Ok so now we know why we’re doing what we’re doing, now how do you figure out what your signature look is? I’ve got it all down to a few steps for you:

 

 

How-to-create-your-signature-look

 

 

Get online and start going through images of makeup, hair and fashion. I’d suggest sticking to one category at a time so as to not feel overwhelmed by the process. Start collecting these images so you can sort through them later.

 

Once you have them all collected go through and start eliminating the ones you know for sure aren’t you. Like you might see an image of an actress with a gorgeous red lip, but you know deep down inside you would never wear that, so delete the image. Keep in mind you’re looking for your every day look so you have to be comfortable wearing it every single day.

 

Once you have the makeup, hair and fashion pics, get to the mall and try things on. You won’t know how it looks on you until you try it on, certain colors/products will suit you, some won’t.

 

Invest in key items!! This will save you a bunch of time and a lot of headache. Items such as a good blow dryer, waving wand, makeup brushes, a great jacket, good boots. These will make a world of difference in how polished your final look is.

 

Nail down a routine for your application (i.e. concealer, then powder, then brows, then mascara) and stick with this. I can’t tell you how much time this saves.

 

Organize your products keeping only the minimum ones you’ll use in your everyday routine accessible and keep everything in the same place. People are always telling me how organized I am but I’ll let you in on a little secret- I am incredibly impatient. So the less time I have to spend looking for something, the better.

 

One last tip- for your fashion, invest in pieces that you are super comfortable in and flatter your shape. If you don’t love it, do NOT BUY IT!!! Trust me if you aren’t insanely in love with it, it’ll sit in your closet and you’ll always feel like you have nothing to wear.

 

What do you think? Do you have any tips you’d add to this list? Please let me know if this helps!

 

Halloween Makeup Hacks on CHCH Morning Live

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 0 0

Halloween Makeup DIY

 

I can’t believe Halloween is right around the corner, it came up so fast this year! This Halloween I wanted to challenge myself a little. As you guys probably know, I’m totally not a special effects makeup artist, but I wanted to push myself out of my comfort zone this year. So when I was trying to figure out what to do for this month’s beauty segment on CHCH Morning Live, I decided to ignore that little voice in my head (the fearful one) and put myself down for Halloween makeup hacks.

 

Deepa Berar CHCH Makeup segment

 

I played around with DUO Adhesive and learnt how to create a realistic looking wound. Trust me it looked so gross in person haha. Caramia (one of our Bella Trois girls) was an awesome sport and played up the part perfectly! We also drew on bloody tears, paled out her skin and made her look even more dead with greyish eyeshadow on the hollows of her cheeks, temples and jaw.

 

Halloween Makeup Hacks

 

Click here to watch the segment!

Strobing 101: Everything you need to know about this Hot new Makeup Trend!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 0 1

Strobing 101 Everything you need to know

 

I’m sure by now most of you have heard about Contouring. Just pop the hashtag #contour into Instagram and you’ll find over 1.2 million posts! You might have even thought to try it, or tried it and found the technique to harsh for your face. Well not to worry my friends, I have the solution to make your features pop without bronzer, ABH or dark foundation.

 

Welcome to Strobing. What is strobing you ask? It is the technique of highlighting key areas of your face to make your features pop, enhance and brighten your overall look. Here’s what you’ll need:

 

Strobing basics

 

A great highlighting powder (or cream if you prefer), one that suits your skin tone. For skintones my shade or darker, opt with a powder that has a gold/bronze shimmer in it. I likeĀ MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Powder in Soft and Gentle or my other fav NARS Highlighting Blush in Albatross. Those of you with pink undertones can opt for a champagne shimmer like Benefit Cosmetics Watt’S Up Highlighter.

 

You’ll also need a good quality, natural hair brush like the MAC Mini Tapered Blending Brush #221 or a nice fan brush like the MAC Brush 184 Duo Fibre Fan Brush.

 

Strobing explained

 

Once you have the necessities, follow the map guide above and you’ll be all strobed up and ready to go!

 

Tips:

 

– Apply with light brush strokes, don’t use too much pressure- It’s easier to apply more than remove!

 

– Use a powder for a simpler application. It’s easier to work with than liquids/creams

 

– Take the flash test! Take a pic after you apply and use the flash on your phone. If it looks too bright under your eyes, you’ll know to either use a different shade or less product

 

Have you tried this technique? Let me know what you think in the comments!

The 4 Steps you Need to add more Volume to your Hair

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 0 0

Jaclyn Colville Deepa Berar Hair

 

One of the things that I hear most women ask about when it comes to their hair is how to get more volume & body. While it might seem like something I’ve never had to personally struggle with given the fact that I have super thick, Indian hair, I actually spent a lot of time striving to figure this out. My hair is fine to medium, there is just a ton of it on my head so it doesn’t have a ton of body to it naturally.

 

That’s why I wanted to put together my top tips on how to add more volume to your hair and help you get that thick, luscious mane you’ve wanted for so long!

 

First up is investing in a good volumizing mousse. You spray it directly to your roots while your hair is damp. I usually go section by section and then blow dry my hair upside down. This will add lift and thickness to your roots which helps your hair look more voluminous. My personal fav is the Big Sexy Hair Root Pump Plus.

 

big sexy hair root pump plus

 

Now that you’ve taken care of your roots, the next thing you’ll want to do is use a good texturizing spray on the mid to tips of your strands. You spray this sparingly into hair and using your fingers, scrunch the bottoms of your hair. Bumble and Bumble makes a great thickening one called Dryspun Finish
.

 

bumble and bumble dryspun

 

 

Now I don’t know about you, but when I do all this on my freshly washed hair it looks amazing, but by the 3rd day, my hair looks like it’s plastered against my scalp again. That’s where thickening powders come in. Thickening powders have a grip to them that instantly plumps up your roots and gives your hair that lift you had on the 1st day. Aveda Pure Abundance Hair Potion is fantastic, just be careful about carrying it around with you. If you knock it around too much the texture changes and it’s not as easy to use.

 

aveda hair potion

 

Now one of the best old fashioned ways to get that lift and volume you desire is to do it mechanically. I mean using a teasing comb/brush. Now not just any old teasing comb/brush will do, you need to invest in a good quality one if you want that professional look. Plus the higher quality your tools are, the easier they are to use. Trust me I was horrible at teasing my hair until I invested in this bad boy right here- the Cricket Carbon Teasing Comb.

 

cricket teasing comb

 

Do you have any tips you’d add to this list? Share them with us in the comments!

Makeup Mondays: How to Find the Right Foundation

Monday, August 10, 2015 0 0

Makeup Mondays How to find the right foundation

 

Got a new Makeup Monday Video for you all! In this I discuss the steps I go through plus some tips on how to find the right foundation ;)

 

If you have any makeup monday questions, email me at info@deepaberar.com!

 

Without further adieu, here’s the vid..

 

 

Makeup Mondays: How to prevent your eyeliner from running

Monday, July 27, 2015 0 0

Makeup Mondays How to prevent your eyeliner from running

 

I’m back with another Makeup Monday video for you guys! In this I answer a viewer question that a lot of you have been asking about- how to prevent your eyeliner from running.

 

If you have a Makeup Monday question please let me know in the comments or email me at info@deepaberar.com!

 

 

My Eyebrow Routine

Friday, July 17, 2015 0 0

My eyebrow routine

 

I’m back with another tutorial for you all, and this one you guys have been requesting for a while- my eyebrow routine. I show you the technique I use to fill in my brows plus my favorite products.

 

Here’s the video:

 

 

One part that didn’t seem to record (I could’ve sworn it did but I can’t find the footage anywhere!!) is the last bit where I apply a lighter concealer under my brows to clean up the edge and make the brows pop even more. Here’s an insta video I did on the same technique:

 

 

Makeup Monday’s: How to Make your Eyes look Bigger

Monday, July 6, 2015 0 0

Makeup Mondays How to make your eyes look bigger

 

New Makeup Monday video here for you, in this one we discuss tips you can use to make your eyes look bigger.

 

If you have any questions, email me at info@deepaberar.com with “Makeup Mondays” in the subject field.
Hope you guys like this one! :)