Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Best Blush Colors for Your Skin Tone

The right blush can warm up your complexion, create the illusion of cheekbones, and even make you look younger. Here, the most flattering shades for fair, medium, olive, and dark skin.



Baby Pink

This one's pretty obvious: Pale pink is the shade most people with fair skin blush, so as a blush, it looks natural. "On fair skin, baby pink gives a subtle flush. It's almost like the same color as the inside of your lip," says makeup artist Ashleigh Ciucci. "If you have really fair, alabaster skin, other shades can tend to look orangey," adds makeup artist Quinn Murphy.


The most universally flattering, can't-go-wrong blush shade? Peach. "Anybody can put on peach blush and look fantastic," says Ciucci (which is why you'll see this shade as a pick for multiple skin tones). On fair skin, peach is especially flattering if your complexion has yellow undertones. "It has orange and yellow tones, so it enhances the natural flush," explains Murphy. And this is a case where it's all about texture: A formula that's sheer and blendable is going to look the most natural. When in doubt, "Look for descriptive words like 'satin' or 'sheer' on the packaging. Test it by swiping your finger over the surface of the powder: If it looks chalky or heavy, it might not be the best option," says Ciucci. Also, opt for a blush with subtle shimmer. "Shimmery formulas are going to be easier to sheer out on fair skin so it's not overwhelming

Sheer Plum

Ciucci recommends this color for a more dramatic evening look. "Plum cheeks give a little bit more drama. With fair skin, it's important to look for a translucent stain or cream in a plum shade that's a step or two darker than your lips, with purple or blue undertones." This hue is also a bit of an overachiever, doubling as a contouring shade for fair skin. "Dab a little bit of plum blush in the hollows of cheeks for extra definition and a nice shadow, rather than a harsh, obvious line," says Ciucci.
1. Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelée in Berry Bliss (shown here)
2. Hourglass Aura Sheer Cheek Stain in Rouge               



Some medium skin tones are already warm, so they only need slight enhancement. Apricot with a tinge of orange is flattering and subtle. "On medium skin, this shade is soft and flirty and fresh. It allows you to go bolder with the rest of the makeup," says Ciucci.

1. Dolce & Gabbana The Blush Luminous Cheek Colour in Apricot (shown here)
2. Nars The Multiple in South Beach


Want something a little edgier? Go for a muted mauve. "This shade looks rich and gives depth to medium skin," says Ciucci. If you're feeling really edgy, wear it with a mauve shadow and lip color—just vary the textures. Do something matte on the cheeks, something shimmery on the eyes, and glossy, sheer lips," she says.

1. L'Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Blush in Spiced Plum (shown here)
2. NYX Stick Blush in Water Lily

Soft Berry

It's common sense: If pale pink is flattering on pale skin, then medium pink is flattering on medium skin. "You want something that's in the midrange, not something with too much white in it. Pink-y berry is soft, delicate, and pretty," says Murphy. "This is how you can go bright on medium skin," adds Ciucci. "Look for a light raspberry for a flush that looks like you've been in the snow. It's vibrant but natural."


Orangey Peach

Finding a blush for olive skin can be tricky because of its green undertones. "Look for warm tones," says Ciucci. "Some cooler blushes can tend to look ruddy on it.... Using a warm peach shade will make olive skin glow." For a fresh, dewy effect, try a cream formula.

1. Josie Maran Cream Blush in Sunset (shown here)
2. La Prairie Cellular Radiance Cream Blush in Peach Glow


Rose is the just-right, Goldilocks shade of pink for olive complexions. "Rose falls in the middle range: It's not bright, but it's not shadowy, either. It's just a very delicate, natural flush. Rose is the middle-of-the-road, everyday neutral for olive skin," says Ciucci. And, like peach, it can also help to balance out olive tones. "This skin tone can get a bit sallow, especially in the winter, but rose can lend warmth so your complexion doesn't look drab," says Murphy.
Using a bronzer or a bronze-tinged blush is going to really boost olive skin," says Ciucci. "Because people with this skin tone tend to tan beautifully, this looks natural on them and really helps pick up their skin tone," adds Murphy. You can also use it as a contouring shade: Use a fan brush or angled powder brush to sweep the bronzer onto the hollows of the cheeks. ("If you need help, make fish lips!" says Ciucci.) "On fair olive skin, you can stop with one stroke, but on medium olive or deep olive skin, you can layer a few more swipes. Then smile and apply the bronzer to the apples of the cheeks for a brightening effect," she says.

1. Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Allure (shown here)
2. Benefit Powder in Dallas



Those with dark skin shouldn't be intimidated by deep raisin shades. "Dark skin can really hold up to pigment," says Ciucci. "You need to choose bold, highly pigmented shades, otherwise it will look muddy, ruddy, or it won't even show up."

1. Maybelline Master Glaze by Face Studio Glisten Blush Stick in Make a Mauve (shown here)
2. Make Up For Ever HD High Definition Blush in #1


Deep terra-cotta looks gorgeous on dark skin. "It's important to stay warm when you're working with dark skin because if you go too cool it's going to look ashy. So brick is like a redder version of a raisin. It tends to pack a little bit more punch," says Ciucci. Brick is also a great option for contouring. Use the same "fish-face" method to find the hollows of your cheeks, and dab a cream formula below cheekbones, blending carefully.

1. Mary Kay Cream Blush in Cranberry
2. Marc Jacobs Shameless Bold Blush in Irresistible

Bright Tangerine

Sure, this fiery orange shade looks intense in the pan, but on dark skin, it's the best way to get a true flush. "Bright orange blush looks so intimidating, but on dark skin it's subtle and pretty. A bright blush winds up looking surprisingly neutral," says Ciucci.

1. Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blush in Coral Reef
2. Kevyn Aucoin The Pure Powder Glow in Fira

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Memorial Day Nails

Hi Girls, I picked up this Sinful Colors Star Blast off Nail polish top coat from Walgreens. I wanted to pick this up as I loved the color combination of matte glitter it had. It has red, white and blue round glitter with different sizes and also has white stars.
This nail polish is part of new display of Having a Blast collection from Sinful Colors Professional.
I posted about this on my Instagram around two weeks ago. If you don’t follow me on Instagram, you are missing a lot of updates on drugstore products. I post a lot on my account, be sure to check it out.
I used here a blue base nail polish but this will look very pretty on white base, or red base too. May be on July 4th Nails I will try that too.
Chitra Pal Memorial Day Nails (5)Chitra Pal Memorial Day Nails (6)
Chitra Pal Memorial Day Nails (3)Chitra Pal Memorial Day Nails (10)


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Beach / Mermaid Nails - Sally Hansen Triple Shine Make Waves 160

This is such a beautiful nail polish from this Sally Hansen Triple Shine Nail polish collection. I picked up recently last two of these colors from Walgreens, in clearance for $1.29 each, which was an amazing deal I think. It was actually for more than $8. This is such a pretty dual chrome nail polish in green blue color, which is perfect mermaid shade.

Chitra Pal Saly Hansen Triple Shine Make Waves (4)

This sis just one coat, for these nail polish you actually have to do at least three coats for real mermaid color, below are the swatches for same. I love this beautiful nail polish in summer and spring. You can actually do waves nail art on it with stamping tool which will look really cool also. You can actually do these as beach nails too.

Chitra Pal Saly Hansen Triple Shine Make Waves (7)Chitra Pal Saly Hansen Triple Shine Make Waves (5)



Monday, May 18, 2015

Second Sample Source Box

Hi Girls, I just got my Sample Source box today so I thought of sharing what I got this time.My box had all seven samples this time. This is my second box. I actually missed two boxes before. So Sample Source is a website where you sign up to get free samples every season. They are right now applicable to US and Canada residents only. Its free to sign up.
Chitra Pal Second SampleSource Box (28)

Chitra Pal Second SampleSource Box (24)
Samples this time include:-
  1. Garnier Sleek and Shine Brazalian Smooth Shampoo, Conditioner and Leave in conditioner along with $1 off coupon
  2. New Garnier full and flush shampoo, conditioner and  blowout treatment.
  3. Nature’s Path, organic Pumpkin Flax Granola which has 5g fiber, 6gms protein and 31gms of whole grain.
  4. Colgate Optic White of 0.75 oz or 21gms toothpaste.
  5. Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin and Nails 2 gummies bar with Biotin with $1 coupon
  6. Breathe Right, 2 free strips and $1 off coupon
  7. 2 Truvia sugar free samples $2 off coupon
  8. Chitra Pal Second SampleSource Box (12)  Chitra Pal Second SampleSource Box (1)
 Chitra Pal Second SampleSource Box (15)  Chitra Pal Second SampleSource Box (2)   Chitra Pal Second SampleSource Box (10)
Chitra Pal Second SampleSource Box (16)   Chitra Pal Second SampleSource Box (8) Chitra Pal Second SampleSource Box (3)
Chitra Pal Second SampleSource Box (18)  Chitra Pal Second SampleSource Box (22)Chitra Pal Second SampleSource Box (6)
If you want to know the review of any samples, lease let me know I will be happy to review them in my blog.
Thanks Sample Source, click here for my first box I got in May 2014.You can get your too, by filling up a survey and answering some questions from quiz after making a login detail,  If you need yours leave your email, I can send you an Invite. #samplesource #freebies #samples #samplebox #freestuff #freegoodies Chitra

Friday, May 15, 2015

Summer Pastel Nailpolish - Swatches for Poparazzi Lovely in Lilac


Chitra Pal Poparazzi Lovely in Lilac (1)

Poparazzi  brand, this is only available at CVS. This was the first time I was trying this brand and decided to try this one as it was on super cheap sale. They are generally around $2.99 and they have a wide range of nail polishes with such a cute polka dot cap, really cute. This color is such a pretty pastel nail polish, it is such a calm color.

The only thing I didn’t like about them is the way they smell, it is awful. I just cannot bear the smell, so I am thinking to return it. Even when I removed this one, it smells horrible.

Chitra Pal Poparazzi Lovely in Lilac (2)Chitra Pal Poparazzi Lovely in Lilac (3)

Chitra Pal Poparazzi Lovely in Lilac (4)


I have also reviewed Poparazzi Cuticle Oil Too Cute-icle  before, if you want to see click here.

Hope you liked my mini review on this brand. If you want to see other beauty related posts, don’t forget to connect with me on my social media. I post about drugstore products a lot.



Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Jergens VOXBOX from Influenster #bbflawless

Hi Girls,

Today I am reviewing my Jergens voxbox from Influenster #bbflawless. I got this box three weeks back and have been testing them since then, to give you my honest opinions for the products.

Chitra Pal Jergens VOXBOX from Influenster #bbflawless

This Box had three different products from this line :-

  1. Full size Jergens BB Protect
  2. Full size Jergens BB Hand
  3. Three small samples for Jergens BB Body
  4. Flash Card, for description of products.

Chitra Pal Jergens VOXBOX from Influenster #bbflawless

Chitra Pal Jergens VOXBOX from Influenster #bbflawless  Chitra Pal Jergens VOXBOX from Influenster #bbflawless

As per the Flash Card in the box, BB Protect and BB hand are fairly new products in the market. It is good I got this voxbox and I was lucky to try them for free. It claims:-

Jergens BB Body Perfecting Cream is to deliver flawless looking skin with 5 visible benefits in just 5 days.

Review:-This one is for all Light Skin tones, but I dont think there is a difference, as the tint in this cream diminishes as you rub this product on your body. It is sold in Walmart for $8.28 for 7.5 fl oz . It smells nice and leaves body smooth and soft. I normally use this in night. I am not sure I will buy it again, I like my other Jergens moisturizing creams.

Chitra Pal Jergens VOXBOX from Influenster #bbflawless  Chitra Pal Jergens VOXBOX from Influenster #bbflawless

Jergens BB Protect Perfecting Body Cream has all visible benefits as BB Body, with sunscreen is to use in day, as it has broad spectrum  SPF 15 sun protections.

Review:- First of all lets look at the packaging, it is very nice for drugstore . I have used this on my arms and legs, everyday and keep them moisturized and soft and shinny for whole day.But I think SPF 15 is little less, if you are only using this, you may have to use other sunscreen, depending on where you live. I am currently in Texas, which is really hot and this will not be enough for you for whole day. It smells nice and has a little tint in that cream, as it says it is for all Light skin tones people. But I think that tint goes away as soon as you rub this product. This product is normally sold for $12.99 in Ulta,  and $9.46 in Walmart which is to me little pricey.  Overall I like this product, I still have to think I will buy this again or not, compared to other products available in market.

Chitra Pal Jergens VOXBOX from Influenster #bbflawless                      Chitra Pal Jergens VOXBOX from Influenster #bbflawless

Jergens BB Hand Perfecting Hand Cream with sunscreen which gives you youthful looking skin by smoothing and visibly diminishing dark spots. 

Review:-I think I have seen first hand cream which has SPF, so I am really thankful to Jergens to introduce that. This product is sold in Walmart for $5.97 which is a good price, for this. I don’t have any dark spots on my hands, so I cannot comment on the claim, it diminish the dark spots. It does leave your hands smooth and shiny and smells very nice. I will recommend this product to you for winters, when our skin becomes really dry. I may buy this product again.

Chitra Pal Jergens VOXBOX from Influenster #bbflawless            Chitra Pal Jergens VOXBOX from Influenster #bbflawless

My Quick review on BB Hand I posted on my Facebook account:-

Here is my before and after picture application of Jergens BB Hand cream in a way I never felt a huge difference there is definitely shine and smoothness but my hands are not that dry enough in summers to find a huge difference but if you have extremely dry skin its a good product for you,it smells nice try it and let me know if you tried already until then stay #bbflawless thanks @influenster @jergensus

Chitra Pal Jergens BB Hand


** I received these products complimentary from @Influenster for testing purposes.

If you also want to get freestuff then join Influenster,  its free to join click on this link:-



Monday, May 11, 2015

Poparazzi Cuticle Oil Too Cute-icle

Hi Girls
Happy Monday !!
Todays post is all about Cuticle Oil. Picked up this at CVS for $.99 on Pop.arazzi sale. It is 0.5 Fl Oz / 14.8 ml.
Chitra Pal Poparazzi Cuticle Oil (3)Chitra Pal Poparazzi Cuticle Oil (2)

I normally use olive oil for my cuticles and hands once a week.

So lets talk about Pop.arazzi  brand, this is only available at CVS. This was the first time I was trying this brand and decided to try this one as it was on super cheap sale. They are generally around $2.99 and they have a wide range of nail polishes with such a cute polka dot cap, really cute. I have bought couple of them will post "NOTD "soon .

So how do I use, Cuticle oil:-

After I remove my nail polish I file my nails. Then I use cuticle oil, for at least 10 minutes by massaging into all my fingers along with my toes, yes that’s right don’t forget your toes. It smells like berries, which is a plus sign to use on cuticles. I have used this product since three weeks now. I use it twice a week, even when I have my nail polish on. It does not do anything to nail polish colors so don’t worry. It is good hydrating product for my cuticles for this price. I just use two drops for one hand , but I still do my olive oil routine once a week.

If you get this in your CVS, I would totally recommend this to you.

Chitra Pal Poparazzi Cuticle Oil (9)Chitra Pal Poparazzi Cuticle Oil (6)

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Swatches for LA COLORS Color Craze Nail polish in Candy Sprinkle Lot

Hi Girls,

Today I am posting swatches for LA Colors Color Craze Nail polish, in Candy Sprinkles Lot. It is very popular shade in Nail Polish world, who like glitter polishes. It is just a dollar from Walmart. It is very pretty spring color. Nails really look like candy sprinklesSmile, hope you enjoy the swatches.

Chitra Pal LA Colors Candy Sprinkles Lot (1)

Chitra Pal LA COLOR Candy Sprinkle Lot (11)Chitra Pal LA COLOR Candy Sprinkle Lot (7)Chitra Pal LA COLOR Candy Sprinkle Lot (8)

Chitra Pal LA COLOR Candy Sprinkle Lot (19)Chitra Pal LA COLOR Candy Sprinkle Lot (32)


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

MAC Retro Red Ruby Woo and the story behind my favorite red lipstick:)

Hey Girls, Today  I am sharing one of my favorite lipsticks of all times which is from MAC Cosmetics “Ruby Woo”. This is my favorite go to red lipstick. Although I have many red lipsticks but this is the one, I come back quite often.
Whenever there some special occasion, I wear this. I love red lips on me.
Story behind it :- Well I got introduced to this baby when I started working in New York, and actually at that time I was not aware of any Mac Lipsticks. I just went to the Macy’s in NYC, with my husband and stopped by this MAC Store, where he wanted to treat me with my first MAC lipstick. He is the one who choose the color, amongst all shades on display and I got it. When I wore it first time, I was so happy, that he picked up this color for me. I googled about this and got to know that is the best seller, I was even more flattered. This lipstick is my first Mac Lipstick and my husband bought that for me, that is why it has a special place in my heart forever.
Mac Ruby Woo
Chitra Pal MAC Retro Red Ruby Woo  (4)
It costs 16$ for 3 g / 0.1 US oz. It is a blue tone red, suits all skin tones, which is beauty of this red lipstick. Its very pigmented in one swipe but you can build it up, it is matte lipstick. You might have to exfoliate your lips and apply a nice lip balm underneath and then apply, otherwise it is little drying. It smells amazing like other MAC lipsticks. It lasts forever even if you’re eating/drinking.It’s the perfect classic red with a cool undertone.
Swatches:- I get compliments every time I wear this lipstick and many girls guess it right too, all MAC Ruby Woo fansSmile. This color pops out as the perfect accessory to brighten up my face.
Chitra Pal MAC Retro Red Ruby Woo  (1) Chitra Pal MAC Retro Red Ruby Woo  (2)

Everyone can rock this color, just don’t be afraid and buy it today. I know there are many dupes shown by many bloggers. Even I have blogged about it, but there is nothing like it.
Buy it today and thank me later. Next stop at MAC store and buy it, share your photos with me on Instagram (cateyesdamsel) tag me.