NYFW – Not just about the clothes!

Check out how New York Fashion Week Fall 2017 was used to express their political views after the election. The stage had become the voice for many in the form of fashion. Statements ranged from reminding everyone ‘People are People’ to sending out messages of women empowerment to calling for a revolution.

The designer Mara Hoffman, used the stage to remind everyone that Women’s march was not done. According to Refinery 29, The Women’s March co-chairs explained in a joint statement that they felt compelled to participate in Hoffman’s presentation. “So many of our communities are being stripped away from basic human rights, that we must all come together and use our platforms to stand together,” they said. “We commend Mara and other designers who have made a public stance on today’s political climate. The days of just sitting back and hoping for change are no longer an option.” The fabrics used for her fashion statements were knits, denims and other materials which give a classic idea of American workwear – clothing for those who still have work to do. 

According to allure, Rebecca Minkoff closed the show with live performance by MILCK, who sang her hit song ‘Quiet’ , the unofficial anthem of Women’s March.

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Jonathan Simkhai added fuel to the girl-power graphic-tee trend by closing his fall show in a “Feminist AF” shirt and giving one to each guest in the front row.

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Prabal Gurung stirred up the most hype surrounding the issue at his Sunday show, in which Bella Hadid led the finale in a white T-shirt that read “The Future is Female.” The other models all wore tees stamped with different political slogans such as “Stay Woke,” “Nevertheless, She Persisted,” and “Girls Just Want to Have Fundamental Rights.” The designer took his bow wearing one that said “This is What a Feminist Looks Like.” It was only a matter of hours before Gurung’s feminist tees made their way to street style influencers, including Irene Kim, Aimee Song, and Bryanboy. 

Content courtesy Allure and Refinery 29 and photo courtesy GettyImages

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A WALK OF ART – Visionary Shoes

Art itself is an art of every form, category, type, style, look, creativity, innovation and so much more. An artist’s mind has no limit to the creativity of art in any category and according to me, every individual is an artist. Because every individual has the creativity of art in their own unique ways. It’s all about getting in touch with that creativity of art in yourself.

The out of the box creativity done by Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem is simply phenomenal. These shoes were not meant to be worn, they were not meant for comfort or use. the creators were given the freedom to creativity to express their design aesthetics.

A Walk of Art shoes is a line between art and fashion. These are made with glass, metal, wood and also 3D printed. Let’s check out some the amazing art of shoes:

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Photo Credits by Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem

You can find out more details about these creative shoes from their website www.walkartexhibition.com

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Blind ’em all with your Glitter!

We have all heard about this saying OLD IS GOLD, from our friends, family, relatives, neighbours and many other people. It is definitely true, and we are seeing it in our day-to-day lives, how things are being inspired from olden days and with a little twist and turn becoming the most popular thing today.

For example, the color books for adults. Who would have thought we could all color again without being embarrassed about what someone might think, the games from our childhood have been modified like monopoly and other games which have become digital and so much more. One such example is GLITTERS.

Glitters are booming in the makeup and fashion industries today. Who would have thought they would come back with a bang. This trend of glitters remind us of our childhood but it has modified more and become chicer and sexier than before. Thanks to our most prestigious brands for making it happen.

Glitters have been experimented in various ways today and they all look glam. There are glitter eyeliners, glitter eye pencils, glitter eyeshadows and glitter lipsticks as well.

Let’s check out some of the beautiful brands and examples:

STILA COSMETICS

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These are Magnificent Metal Glitter and Glow eyeshadows in the form of liquid and they are bomb right now. They come in 10 beautiful shades and are so pearly and light-weight. You won’t have any fall outs and they are just so amazing. Checkout how stunning @nikkietutorials looks in the Stila Cosmetics Magnificent Metal Glitter and Glow eyeshadow.

URBAN DECAY

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Urban Decay is completely into glitter. They have beautiful liquid moondust eyeshadows which are super easy to apply and very creamy. They have glitter eyeliners for those who don’t want to cover their eyelids with glitter. Their glitter eyeshadows are lightweight and gives a 3d effect, it’s perfect for a glam event. And their glitter eyeliners are in the gel form so they are very smooth and easy to apply. It doesn’t budge so you don’t have to worry about it not lasting through the evening.

MAC

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Mac gives us glitters that have a high-level sparkle effect on our face, body or hair. A classic company whose products are used not only for heavy makeup on the face but also for body art, hair color and so much more. They stick very well to the skin but you have to be careful in applying to the face as you don’t want the glitter to get into your eyes.They also have dazzling lip glosses and lipsticks which look stunning when applied. Mac glitters are the favourite at the backstage shows and can either be worn alone or blended well with other products.

MAKE UP FOR EVER

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Makeup forever has a range of glitters, which are used for catwalks and fashion shows as well. They also have loose skin jewels which can be applied to different parts of the body for creative photoshoots. You can apply them using false lash glue and a tweezer. Their glitters are lightweight with beautiful sparkles and they add glamour to any kind of makeup whether on face, hair or body. They have recently come out with star powders which are ultra fine powders and they literally radiate extreme brilliance when applied. It can be used wet or dry.

NYX COSMETICS

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NYX cosmetics is a drug store brand with affordably luxurious products. For all those who don’t want to put their money on expensive products because they might not need so much or not have so much use of it, but still love glitter – they can go for NYX glitters. NYX even gives glitter primers for a perfect finished and sparkly look.

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Best Primers 2017

When the primers first came out, it was a blessing for many makeup artists who would need to apply heavy makeup everyday or whose clients had a lot of breakouts and pore problems.

Primers are the secret to a flawless makeup.

Primers help smoothen out the skin, flatter, conceal and hold the makeup in place. It’s like a moisturising layer on our sensitive skin before we apply the makeup. We were always told a lot of makeup could spoil our skin, but with the help of primers, that’s not the case anymore. Everything you put on top of the primers look better. The wrinkles blur out, the redness lightens up, the bumps get covered up as well. One can even use the primer as a moistureiser in the mornings or thorughout the day for a refreshing feel.

Primers are available for all types of skin, the oily, the dry or the combination. Your makeup will stay put through out the day, and it will look flawless and brighter. Once you start using primers you will wonder how you went on without it. Though some of the makeup artists who do the makeup for catwalk and ramps, do not need to apply primer on their models as the makeup isn’t going to be on their face for long but obviously it’s personal preference and who doesn’t want a flawless look even for a short time.

Check out the best primers to try now:

SMASHBOX

This brand has the most loyal following – so much that they launched a variety of primers for different skin types. They have primers for pore minimizer, blemishes, color corrector, eyelids, etc. But the best primer is the original Photo Finish Foundation Primer which gives a blurry and silky texture.

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Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer available on www.smashbox.co.uk for£26.00

BENEFIT

Benefit’s The POREfessional PRO Balm primer has the been the best seller ever since they launched in 2011. They have long lasting results and oil free formula. Specially for the women with dry skin, this primer is the best for reducing pores. It will make your skin super soft and keep the makeup intact.

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Photo Credit Benefit

Benefit Porefessional Face Primer available on http://www.benefitcosmetics.com for £24.50

LAURA MERCIER

Laura mercier’s Foundation Primer Radiance has a pearly tone to it which is all makeup artist’s favourite who want flawless finish because it matchs well with all the skin tones and blends in seamlessly. It is all about the luminous, glowy look and you can also apply it with your fingers on the highlight zones.

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Photo Credit Laura Mercier

Foundation Primer – Radiance available on http://www.lauramercier.com for $38.00

URBAN DECAY

Urban decay has a wide range of primers and they have an excellent airbrushed effect. They have primers for the full face and the eyeshadow as well. Their best primer is the eyeshadow primer, which is much needed because many a times for people who sweat on the eyes, the eyeshadow becomes creased up or has cracks. And we certainly dont want that when we have a special occasion or event to attend. The Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion – is best used on the eyelids to keep the eyeshadow intact and can be used under the eyes for crease-less, fine, mattifying finish.

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Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion available on http://www.urbandecay.co.uk for £17

MAC

This classic beauty cannot be forgotten in the best primers list. Mac’s Prep + Prime Skin primer is a lightweight gel that can be applied on the face specially to even out skin tone, reduce the redness and add radiance. You can choose the base color to suit your skin type.

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Mac’s Prep + Prime Skin available on http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk for £21.50

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Product Review : MAYBELLINE

Hello beauties!

I would like to give you guys my honest opinion on this amazing drug store brand Maybelline New York. They are very affordable and definitely their products which I have tried are amazing. Offcourse with Manny Mua being the face of Maybelline, no doubt this is one of the best drug store makeup brand.

Maybelline is one of the most loved global brands who also offers beauty tips, on-trend styling, and makeup expertise. It empowers women to make a statement with their makeup, flaunt their look, feel inspired and confident and explore their creative side.

Some of their amazing products I have tried are:

Fit-me foundations

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For all those having problems with their pores when they apply a foundation, the maybelline would work out for you because this is a poreless mattifying foundation which gives a very seamless and natural look. It applies very smooth and gives a glowy effect as well.

Instant Age Rewind Concealer

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These concealers are the best for those who have extreme dark circles, or black spots. They are very creamy and erase your dark circles instantly. The micro – corrector applicators in them help apply the concealer without fine lines and wrinkles.

Eyeshadows

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Maybelline has one of the beautiful nude shade eyeshadows for all skin types. Their Blushed Nudes eyeshadow palettes are absolutely stunning. They are infused with rose gold pigments and they are perfect for creating natural yet elegant makeup looks.

Well, I could go on with their products but you have got to try them out as they are very affordably and good quality. Specially for those who do not need to apply a heavy makeup everyday, or those who like to go light and natural most of the time, these products from maybelline and a lot more are best suited for you.

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You should check out their website or Instagram for some amazing makeup tips and tricks and also be updated with the makeup trends.

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Photo Courtesy Maybelline

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While at the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards

At the GRAMMY awards, from Beyoncé’s amazing speech, to Adele and Chance the Rapper’s big wins and Rihanna’s red carpet and Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars’ electric performances. 

Let’s admire some of the mind-blowing fashionistas:

But first lets relish the beautiful glow of Beyoncé from her amazing pregnancy days

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Beautiful Beyoncé glowing in gold

rihanna_gettyimages-634980146_john_shearerwireimage.jpg  Rihanna slaying in this outfit

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katy_perry-wireimage.jpg  Katy Perry

lady_gaga-gettyimages.jpg  Lady Gaga is back in black

laverne_cox-wireimage.jpg  Laverne Cox

nick_jonas_gettyimages-634970822_frazer_harrisongetty_images.jpg  Nick Jonas

demi_lovato-wireimage.jpg  Demo Lovato

And applause to the winner of 25th GRAMMYs

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Product Review : Tarte Cosmetics

If you have a dry skin, oily skin or a combination skin – your daily go to and your saved-the-day kind of product is definitely from TARTE.

Tarte cosmetics come up with amazing beauty and makeup products, and it feels like you don’t really have to worry if you have their products on for long. They are very hydrating, organic, light and creamy. 

Some of the products I have tried and really love on day-to-day basis are :

  1. Tarte Skincare Products

    First things first, the skincare products from tarte cosmetics are amazing. You guys should try them out. Specially for people who are too sensitive to makeup and even those who need to apply makeup everyday, whether it is heavy or light.

    Performing these skin care routines from tarte will hydrate your skin, and give them all the nutrients they needs.  You can try these out before makeup as they settle your skin and moisture them.

  • The frxxxtion stick – it’s an exfoliation facial cleansing stick, they are vegan friendly formula. It smoothens your skin and gives out a glowy skin.
  • Pack your bags 911 undereye rescue patches – as the name suggests these are for your under eyes, and they are extremely soothing and cooling for your eyes, when you haven’t had enough sleep or your eyes have puffiness and dark circles. They are very moisturising and relaxing.
  • Drink of h20 hydrating boost moisturizer – this is a very light weight hydrating gel you can apply on your face when you have come home from a long day. It will give you a cooling, relaxing effect on your face and rehydrated your face.

    Well there are many more products you must try from tarte cosmetics, specially for skin care and these are my top 3 products.

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2. A flawless base

Who doesn’t want a beautiful and flawless base when they have to go out a special even or occasion or rather even on normal days – the Amazonian clay foundations are bomb. They are 12 hour foundation with spf 15 and they are made with mineral pigments which soothes your skin. They are very easy blend and light when you apply.

*Tarte has also come out with amazing Rainforest of the sea foundations which is definitely a must try.

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3. Shape tape concealors

These concealors are like celebrities now, everyone knows them and talks about them everywhere. this is a concealor which has amazing coverage , you can even contour and highlight with these concealors. They are light weight, yet moisturizing and hydrating. And the best part is that it is crease-free! You apply that on your dark spots or highlight zones and quickly blend them with a blending sponge.

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4.  Tartiest pro Amazonian clay palette

Another one of their amazing products is this eyeshadow palette. First of all they smell amazing, I literally felt like eating it all up ! These shades are super creamy, very easily blendable and off course amazing pigments. They are long wear eyeshadows, and suits all skin types and shades.

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This one here is a definite must-have. But then all the products from tarte cosmetics are and belive me you have to try them ones. This is a completely non sponsored blog and so it is all the more reason to go get these products.

If you have reached till here in this long blog of mine , Thank you very much for your patience and support.

Do let me know in the comments if there is anything you would like me to share.

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Photo Courtesy by Tartecosmetics

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