Sunday, 14 September 2014

Mesmereyes Makeup Brushes launching soon!

It's official!! Mesmereyes Makeup Brushes launching soon in India!! :D I'm so excited to collaborate with a renowned brush manufacturer and design a limited edition brush kit which will be sold across India! :) The majority of the brushes will have natural hair- cruelty free! It will take a couple of months for the launch since it will take me a while to test the brushes, wash them, ensure they are of superior quality, finalize on the design and colour.. I'm not going to give the green signal until I'm 100% satisfied with the brush quality and durability! 

I'm so so excited about this new venture, can't wait for the madness to begin!! I will update you guys once the sample have reached, would love to hear your inputs with regards to the design and colour.. hehe! 

Have a great sunday!


Friday, 12 September 2014

How to clean your makeup brushes!

Hiiii lovelies!!! 

Here is an informative video on how to clean your makeup brushes! It took me 2 days to edit this video to make it short and crisp (from a 40 minute footage to 9 mins) 

I'm soooooo thrilled to announce that I will be launching my line of brushes in a few months- Mesmereyes Makeup brushes which are 100% cruelty free! At the moment, I'm choosing 12 brushes as part of the kit, I'm yet to finalize on the design and colour! Soooo excited!!

Please tell me what you thought of the video, would love your feedback! Like the video and subscribe to my channel for easy peasy makeup tips!

Much love,

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Happy Independence Day India!!

Let us strive for a better, cleaner, safer, secular India- where every citizen is given equal rights irrespective of their gender, caste, religion, colour... We've come a long way since 1947, in order to progress as a nation, we must broaden our mindsets, accept change and stay united as Mother India! <3 Follow your dreams, spread positivity, live and let live! Happy Independence Day India!! :)

Made my Dad take a picture of me in the car park of "Woodlands Hotel" before we had breakfast so that my orange lipstick would be visible! Hehe :P 

Have a beautiful day! Jai Hind.


Monday, 28 July 2014

Arab Inspired Eid Makeup Look

Eid Mubarak everyone!! Wishing you the best of health. wealth and happiness! I'm so excited to upload this video, I really hope you guys enjoy it! :) Scroll down for more pics of the look! Let me know what you think!

Here are the list of products that I have used:
1. Eye primer- Elizabeth Arden
2. Eye kohl- MAC
3. Peachy gold eyeshadow- Inglot 15
4. NYX  pigment- Oro
5. MAC pigment- Moonlit Night
6. Orange eyeshadow- MAC
7. Highlighter- Inglot AMC 07
8. Primer- Inglot gel primer
9. Concealer- MAC Studio Sculpt
10. Sponge- The Beauty Blender
11. Foundation- MAC Studio Fix NC 37
12. Powder- MAC Studio Fix NC 40
13. Contour- MAC Mineralize Skinfinish: Dark
14. Eye pencil- Chambor Teal Dazzle
15. Eyeliner- Inglot gel liner
16. Eyebrows- VOV eyebrow set
17. Mascara- Oriflame volume build
18. Blush- MAC Sunbasque
19. Highlighter- Bobbi Brown: Bronze
20. Lip liner- Diana of London: Nude Cherry
21. Lipstick- MAC Vegas Volt
22. NYX Candy Glitter Eyeliner- Blue

Here are the brushes I have  used:
1. Pencil/smudgge brush- MAC #219
2. Blending brush- MAC #217
3. Flat eyeshadow brush- MAC #239
4. Stippling foundation brush- MAC #188
5. Contour brush- Vega Professional
6. Angular brush- Vega Professional
7. Eyeliner brush- Faber Castell 00
8. Eyelash curler- Shu Uemura
9. Eyebrow Brush- Vega Professional
10. Blush brush- MAC #129
11. Lip brush- MAC #316

Once again, Eid Mubarak!

Bring on the biryani!!
Akriti <3

Friday, 23 May 2014

Eye makeup to match denims!

Hi beautiful people,

Yesterday I wore a denim shirt paired with black leggings to train young Lakme Makeup Artists in Delhi! I wanted  to apply minimal eye makeup so I came up with a cool combination for eyeliner- grey and blue! Since I had around 100 different Lakme products in my hotel room so I was experimenting with them..

Scroll down to read up on how to get this look... 

Instagram pic

Original pic
Let me break it down for you:
1. Draw an eyeliner with a blue pencil 
2. With an angular brush, wing out the liner slightly.
3.  Spray some water on the brush and dip it into a grey shimmery eyeshadow 
4. Dab it on the blue liner to create a gorgeous blue-grey eyeliner!
5. Repeat the same on your lower lash line and finish off with mascara :)

The products I used:
1. Lakme Forever Silk Eyeliner- Electric Violet (I have no idea why its not called Electric Blue!!)
2. Lakme Absolute Illusion Eyeshadow- Smoky Pearl (the grey shimmery eyeshadow)
3. Lipstick: Lakme Absolute Gloss Addict- Pink Passion

Smoky Pearl

Electric Violet

Do try this out and tell me what you think! If you want me to do a video for this look, please comment below!! :D 


Thursday, 1 May 2014

Bridal Makeup Video | North Indian

I'm super duper excited to share this video with you guys!!! I've been wanting to shoot a Bridal Makeup video for the longest time! I haven't used an actual bride though, I asked my friend Radhika Patel if she could volunteer for it and she sweetly agreed.. Thank you Rads!! The focus on this video is MAKEUP, if I planned this shoot earlier, I would have definitely got my Hairstylist to give her a nice hairstyle and drape her lehenga.. but this was so last minute since I'm traveling on work for a month! 

Let me know what you think!! :D 

So finally, you get to see the magic of airbrush makeup! It's just flawless and natural at the same time as it's mixed with air and sprayed on.. 

Nishita Solanki is a saviour for helping me shoot this video so patiently!! :* Thankssss!! 

The gorgeous Jewellery is from Anmol Palce ( Ispahani Centre) in Chennai.. they have beautiful sets (al different types from across India) there which you can buy or rent incase you want to wear it for your wedding! If you give my name, you will get a special rate! ;) Hehe! 

I hope to do other Bridal videos soon.. maybe once I'm back! Meanwhile, have an awesome day, be happy and keep smiling!! 

Lots of love,

Thursday, 24 April 2014

The best way to exfoliate your body!

I'm so in love with these exfoliating gloves from The Body Shop!! Been using them for over 2 years now, wish I bought them earlier! Ohh well, it's never too late! :D They are available in plenty of colors... I wanted PINK (as usual) but it was sold out so i picked up yellow!

How to use them: Take 3-4 drops of shower gel and scrub your entire body in circular motions. It gets rid of dead skin cells, dirt, impurities etc. and makes your skin super soft!  If you have sensitive skin, please be gentle because this is pretty rough.. I recommend you use thee beauties 3-4 times a week because over exfoliation isn't good for you skin!! Oh and plsss don't use it for your face, it's wayyy too harsh! 

Upon regular use, it keeps your skin healthy, tone and firm! Showering will not be the same without them, guaranteed!! 

After your shower, apply a body lotion to soothe and nourish your skin! :)

Price: Rs.395/- 
Exfoliating Gloves- The Body Shop

Happy Showering gorgeous people!!! ^_^