It’s a hit for Huda and Rose gold hues
By KIMBERLY CHIKUMBA – original content
Since the cake face generation came into full force about 5 years ago (the generation that taught us how to apply makeup like pros; thanks to the revolution of YouTube’s makeup community) it’s been all about the well defined brow, perfectly chiseled cheeks, full coverage foundation, defined contour lines, falsies so dramatic you’d be confused for drag, a vibrant lip colour and giving your face that “Jlo glow” with your favourite bronzer or highlighter.Beauty bloggers have been our inspiration when it comes to the latest makeup trends and hacks. This season has been all about the eyes and indeed the eyes have it all! We’ve seen smudgy “all round the eye” liner on the Fall 2016 Versace show to Gigi Hadid rocking quilted eye shadow in the Autumn/Winter collection for Chanel. Eye makeup has certainly been a hit on the catwalk this year.
Beauty mogul and business savvy Huda Kattan who currently boasts the most popular Instagram beauty account claiming 15million followers and growing has launched the Hudabeauty Textured shadows palette: Rose gold edition. Yes, it’s finally here guys! The palette features rich matte tones of burgundy and brown, peachy pink and nude hues and some metallic bronze and gold tones and not forgetting a single coal black for that perfect smokey eye effect. The Mediterranean beauty that recently launched her lip contour kits in April sure knows how to deliver to her audience. She remains bang on trend with rose gold being the hype on social media platforms like Instagram and pintrest ranging from hair colour, nail colour, electronics and gadgets and now an eye makeup palette dedicated to rose gold. Congratulations are in order for Huda Kattan and her long awaited rose gold palette, which is currently predicted to sell out fast.
The Hudabeauty Textured shadows palette: Rose gold edition retails at £56.00 at cultbeauty.co.uk
India’s Beauty Secrets
By GEORGIA IAONANOU – copied content
India’s beauty is mesmerising, mysterious and awe-inspiring and the same applies to the beauty of India’s women. It has been admired, worshipped, talked of and celebrated for years now. Today here in this article we are going to discuss few beauty, makeup, fitness and diet tips that keep Indian Woman so darn gorgeous!
1. Amla Oil:
Amla is also known as gooseberry. The oil of this fruit is the richest source of vitamin C. This oil is applied since many centuries by Indian women on the hair and scalp. This gives stronger, thicker and beautiful hair. It is also a useful remedy to get rid of many hair and scalp related problems. You can apply this hair oil daily for the best effective results.
2. Besan/ Gram Flour:
A must ingredient in any Indian kitchens, also known as chickpea flour. This has exfoliating properties that makes it popular also among the top Indian actresses. This scrub is also used to take the excess oil from the hair. It can be mixed with milk and cream and used as soap. The milk and cream helps to hydrate the skin and makes them soft, supple. Besan can be added to honey, milk or lime water to make a good face pack.
3. Haldi (Turmeric):
Haldi is a well known Indian spice that has been used fur centuries. Turmeric plays a very vital and auspicious role in Indian culture. Hence, it is very essential in many rituals. We Indians have haldi ceremony during wedding, which is done by rubbing turmeric paste on the bride and groom. This is believed to purify the body and soul. Turmeric has an antiseptic property that can treat skin inflammation, skin rashes, infection or itching. This has a very important place in the Ayurvedic medicine. Turmeric is another wonderful beauty tips for Indian girls for removing skin tan and improving the skin tone. This is also effective for lower pigmentation and growth of facial hair.
4. Kesar (Saffron):
Kesar, an Indian spice is grown in Kashmir valley. It is deep red and orange in colour. It is an old age remedy to raise the body temperature of pregnant women. Kesar plays a vital role in wedding rituals too. This expensive beauty ingredient is useful to cure dry skin and many other skin problems. This also lightens the skin tone and gives fair glowing complexion.
5. Gulabjal (Rose Water):
Fresh rose petals are plucked to prepare rose water. This is used as a perfume and sprinkled over the guests during Indian marriages. Gulabjal acts as skin relaxants, toner and removes dark circles. It is used in many face packs by Indian women to remove oil and dirt from face.
6. Chandan (Sandalwood):
Chandan has acquired a very religious significance in Indian rituals. They are added to beauty and medicative product since centuries. Chandan paste and oil is used by both Indian women and men for skin care. This is effective on rashes, spots, pimples, and blackheads.
It is also known as ‘fruit for the hair’ in ayurveda. This plays a vital role to cure dandruff and weak roots.
This is a milk product widely used in Indian food. They are added to curries, made into chaas and lassi that have many health benefits. This also has many beauty benefits and is made into various face packs by Indian women. Consume curd in your daily diet for good digestive system and to cure stomach problems.
9. Lip Care:
Indian women have got perfect lips and pout. They love to apply lipstick, especially during special occasions. All they need to do is to add a bit of shimmer to the centre of the lower lip to create illusion of a fuller lip. They use maroon and red shades mostly, which are best suitable for their skin tones.
No Indian makeup is complete without a bindi. This is a bright red colour dot put on the centre of the forehead. They are available in many shapes and colours to finish the final touch of Indian makeup.