Beauty – HTV https://htv.com.pk Wed, 25 Nov 2020 12:47:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 5 Drugstore Makeup Products That Really Work! https://htv.com.pk/lifestyle/5-drugstore-makeup-products-that-really-work Wed, 20 May 2020 06:43:41 +0000 https://htv.com.pk/?p=42379

High end beauty products (as much as they’re worth having) can burn a gigantic hole in your pocket with sky-rocketing prices and not to mention their near impossible availability at times. This is when drugstore, over the counter products can come in handy and at times go a long way in terms of results. Here […]

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High end beauty products (as much as they’re worth having) can burn a gigantic hole in your pocket with sky-rocketing prices and not to mention their near impossible availability at times. This is when drugstore, over the counter products can come in handy and at times go a long way in terms of results. Here are 5 makeup products we can’t help splurging on because of their decent quality as well as quirky packaging. 

   Maybelline Eye liner gel

It’s been quite a few years since this product was launched but boy does it deliver! It is long lasting and perfect for everyday use without an exaggerated liner look. Needless to say, we’re ready to splurge on this product whenever we can’t afford high-end liners. 

ALSO READ: Basic Make-Up Looks To Try If You’re A Makeup Junkie

   Maybelline Colossal Kajal

If you work and happen to love eye makeup – this is your best bet because this one really allows you to play with your looks without going overboard. Whether it’s the kohled look you look or a winged look, both can be easily executed with this product. Definitely a must-have for your everyday makeup bag.

   Luscious Brow Luxe Tinted Brow Gel

Bushy brows can go a long way if done right and this product can deliver if you use it right.  It tames, sculpts and gives definition to your brows with a light tint. It is particularly great for filling gaps in your brows and making them look fuller.

ALSO READ: 5 Makeup Hacks If You Aren’t A Morning Person

   Massarat Misbah – Silk Foundation

This foundation is goals if you don’t have much left to splurge on regular makeup requirements. It is a tried and tested product for something that is long lasting and buildable. Not only is it good for everyday use but it can also be used for much needed heavy coverage at times.

   Medora Lipsticks

When things get a bit out of control and more importantly when your finances get out of hands, the wise thing to do is to hunt for affordable products and deliver also. Medora is one local drugstore brand you can totally depend on for matte and buildable lipsticks. They may not be the most long lasting but great for everyday use and they have a huge color palette suitable for every skin tone.

Do you have any personal favorites, comment below to share!

ALSO READ: 5 Makeup Hacks If You Aren’t A Morning Person

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5 Makeup Hacks If You Aren’t A Morning Person https://htv.com.pk/beauty/makeup-hacks-lazy-girls Tue, 10 Dec 2019 11:40:35 +0000 https://htv.com.pk/?p=41650 5 Makeup Hacks If You Aren't A Morning Person

If looking presentable in the morning is the least of your concerns, mastering certain make-up tricks will help you without much hassle and exertion. It’s the little things that make a huge difference and these are some of the small changes you can make to your morning routine to be efficient with your time and […]

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5 Makeup Hacks If You Aren't A Morning Person

If looking presentable in the morning is the least of your concerns, mastering certain make-up tricks will help you without much hassle and exertion. It’s the little things that make a huge difference and these are some of the small changes you can make to your morning routine to be efficient with your time and look good at the same time.

1. Concealer – The Holy Grail of Makeup

Most of us don’t wake up looking like Miranda Kerr, in fact she doesn’t wake up the way she shows it to be – so the least one can do is invest in the right products. We’re all for the natural look but of course a little bit of product is required for that also. Concealer undoubtedly holds the status of holy grail of makeup because it allows one to look naturally flawless.

How you apply concealer is crucial so make sure you follow these simple tips. Always use concealer with a damp sponge rather than a dry one if you want natural and subtle coverage. Dry sponge application will gave you a cakey look and then you’ll have to apply a full face of foundation. Also, if you have dry skin, go for a creamy texture while if you have combination/oily skin go for matte textures. Our pick for dry skin is Urban Decay’s Naked Skin or Maybelline’s Age Rewind and for oily skin, our best bet is on Revlon’s Photo Ready Stick or Laura Merceir’s Camouflage palette.

2. Eye Pencils

No, we dont want you to go all Avril Lavigne with a heavily kohled look! Instead what you can do is choose a neutral or light colour such as brown and use it on your lash line rather than putting it in the lower line. It gives a natural liner look without making you look tired or dull. We’re putting our money on Charlotte Tilbury’s Rock ‘N’ Kohl liquid eye pencil and if you want something affordable yet long-lasting, you can go for Rimmel’s Soft Kohl Eye Liner pencil.

makeup hacks3. Blush It Up!

The common mistake people make is making a run for their bronzers in the morning trying to light up their pale or dull complexion. Rather than a flushed appearance, it gives your skin a sallow tone. In such a situation, your best bet is blush to give a flushed tone to your cheeks.

Pro Tip: Women with olive undertones should opt for orange shades or terra cotta colored blush, while women with pink undertones can go for more pinkish hues. However, whatever color you pick, be sure to avoid anything earth-toned, as it won’t have the same brightening affect you’re seeking.

makeup hacksWe suggest NYX Cosmetic’s powder blush in shade Terra Cotta or locally, Junaid Jamshed’s J. Note Blush in shade Terra Cotta. Whereas for pink hues, pick something that instantly adds glow to your face such as Maybelline’s Fit Me blush in Pink or Laura Mercier’s Second Skin Cheek Colour.

4. Mascara

This is one product you can build up on to get an all-natural look in the morning. Few swipes of the product on your upper and lower lashes can really open up your eyes. Also, if you start the mascara at the root of your lashes, it may give an impression of you wearing eye liner. We love how one product can do so much!

Our best picks for dependable mascara include Maybelline’s Colossal Mascara and Benefit’s ‘They’re Real’ mascara.

makeup hacks5. Lip Gloss

Anything heavy duty should be off limits for a subtle morning makeup look. Accordingly, matte lipsticks are a no-no because they give a very dry and cakey look to your face. Instead lip glosses are better because they give a natural look but be sure to pick your colours wisely. We’d recommend subtle pinks, nudes, browns and for something more bright, go for maroons.

We’re eye-ing pinks from the Huda Beauty Set or nude shades from Urban Decay’s High-Color lip glosses.

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Are there any makeup tricks you’d like to share? Comment below to do so.

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5 Face Serums/Oils We’re Totally Looking To Splurge On! https://htv.com.pk/beauty/5-face-serums-worth-having Wed, 30 Oct 2019 05:18:24 +0000 https://htv.com.pk/?p=42482 5 Face Serums Oils We’re Totally Looking To Splurge On

Serums are all the rage these days, particularly in this weather when the skin lacks moisture and the complexion tends to get dull. Before the new season begins, prepping your skin is essential and trying out new products can help you pick the right skincare products. Here we are with 5 face serums that are […]

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5 Face Serums Oils We’re Totally Looking To Splurge On

Serums are all the rage these days, particularly in this weather when the skin lacks moisture and the complexion tends to get dull. Before the new season begins, prepping your skin is essential and trying out new products can help you pick the right skincare products. Here we are with 5 face serums that are affordable and really work on getting you dewy and well-moisturised skin.

Klairs Vitamin C serum

This one really delivers, especially after invasive procedures like microneedling or microblading. It can also be used after your normal cleansing routine because serums tend to go deeper into the layers of skin, it is the best time to use them. This one is available on many local e-shops for Rs. 3,200. Definitely worth a steal!

KOMOREBI Face Oil by Whimsy Beauty

Formulated for acne-prone and dull skin, this face oil really works on reducing dark spots and acne scars. Worth a try if you suffer from acne and uneven complexion!

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair

If there’s one word apt for this stuff, it would be ‘magical’ because it really is that good. A multi-purpose formula to diminish lines, wrinkles and for a revitalized complexion. This one really lives up to the hype! It maybe hefty on your pocket with cost around 15,000 but totally worth splurging on.

Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion

Beauty Mogul Kim Kardashian swears by this product as one that works great on signs of ageing. Retinoid is a vitamin A derived product that is used to treat acne, fight signs of aging, unclogs pores and evens out skin. Needless to say, this works on many issues all at once and not even that expensive with the cost around Rs. 2,500.

The Body Shop Vitamin E serum

This is just the right pick if you have dull and aging skin as it can really work on the needs of your skin from lines, wrinkles and uneven complexion. The consistency maybe thicker but it isn’t sticky so do not worry and slather a thin layer after your cleansing routine.

NOTE: Please consult your dermatologist before using any of these products to make sure you pick a product that suits your skin type.

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5 Pakistani Female Celebrities Who Rock Short Hair https://htv.com.pk/lifestyle/rock-short-hair Thu, 29 Aug 2019 08:01:16 +0000 https://htv.com.pk/?p=45778 5 Pakistani Female Celebrities Who Rock Short Hair

There are a lot of things women get criticized for and one of these things is them donning short hair like it’s no body’s business. And frankly, it really isn’t. Fortunately, though, the criticism hasn’t stopped our desi women from getting a short haircut. From a buzz cut to a pixie, Pakistani women have opted […]

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5 Pakistani Female Celebrities Who Rock Short Hair

There are a lot of things women get criticized for and one of these things is them donning short hair like it’s no body’s business. And frankly, it really isn’t.

Fortunately, though, the criticism hasn’t stopped our desi women from getting a short haircut. From a buzz cut to a pixie, Pakistani women have opted for short haircuts with their head held high.

Here are 5 Pakistani celebrities that looked gorgeous in short haircuts.

Marina Khan

The 56-year-old actor was perhaps the first female actor in the Pakistani entertainment industry to inspire women to opt for a short haircut. Her character in Dhoop Kinare, Dr Zoya Ali went on to become one of the most iconic characters of all time.

Eman Suleman

The 27-year-old model recently got a buzz cut and looked beautiful. The cut not just makes her look good but also adds to her confident and fearless personality. In fact, the haircut inspired more women to opt for it. Her followers on Instagram uploaded pictures of themselves and tagged her, calling her an inspiration.

Related: 6 Tech Startups By Women For Women

Saheefa Jabbar Khattak

The model-turned-actor has been known for her short haircuts on the ramp ever since she entered the industry. She even donned a short hairdo at her wedding last year and made a gorgeous bride.

Maheen Khan

 

Nationally recognized fashion designer, Maheen Khan has carried short hair ever since we can remember. And we are not complaining.

The clothes she makes and the way Khan carries herself, inspires many women.

Related: These Women Are Rocking Vitiligo And So Should You

Ayesha Omer

While Ayesha Omer, more often than not, chooses to play safe with her looks, the actor has in the past donned a short haircut.

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The Best Lipstick Colors For Your Skin Tone https://htv.com.pk/beauty/the-best-lipstick-colors-for-your-skin-tone Sun, 17 Feb 2019 12:43:54 +0000 https://htv.com.pk/?p=43014

There’s this shade that you love. It’s a deep maroon, with blue undertones- you saw Deepika wear the exact same shade. However, you’ve now spent a hefty amount on acquiring this shade BUT it just doesn’t look that great on you. Why? Let us explain. The color of your lipstick should be chosen according to […]

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There’s this shade that you love. It’s a deep maroon, with blue undertones- you saw Deepika wear the exact same shade. However, you’ve now spent a hefty amount on acquiring this shade BUT it just doesn’t look that great on you. Why?

Let us explain.

The color of your lipstick should be chosen according to your skin tone and also, to some extent, according to the shape and size of your lips.

We often make the mistake of not looking into these factors and simply buy the colors we like (especially true for online shopping).

Here is a simple guide that you need to follow:

Know your skin’s undertone

The undertone of your skin can be either warm, cool or neutral.

Here’s what you can try to determine where you stand:

  • Does gold jewelry suit your skin better or silver? If gold, then your tone is warm. If silver, then your tone if cool. If you look great in both, then you’re neutral.
  • Do you look washed out in pure white? Your tone is cool. However, if white is your go-to color, then your tone is warm.
  • The ultimate test is through the color of the veins in your arms. Externally. Duh. In natural day light, examine the color of your veins on your arms and wrists. If they look bluish or sort of purple, then your skin tone is cool. On the other hand, if they look greenish, then you are warm.

Best color for cool undertones

  • Lipsticks with bluish undertones. The red you choose should not be towards the orange palette, rather it should be towards the purple.
  • Steer away from colors that are too light for you. They can make you look washed out and tired.

Best color for warm undertones

  • Warm undertones work well with warm colors. Bring out the orange.
  • Deeper colors look naturally flattering, like plum.
  • If you want to wear a nude lip, choose a color that is at least one shade darker than your skin tone

Related: 6 Lipstick Hacks You Need To Know

Best colors for neutral undertones

  • The best of both worlds. You can experiment with many different colors and settle on whatever you think looks best.
  • Since you can pull off most looks, try going for edgier colors that stand out. Perhaps a purple?

Read More: 5 Drugstore Products That Really Work

Rules of thumb for South-Asian skin tones

  • If you are a lighter skinned brown girl, then follow the colors for warm undertones. And remember, a good nude lipstick goes a long way- however, choose one with pinkish undertones rather than orange.
  • If you are tan skinned (or wheat-ish, as we like to call it), bright colors are IT for you! You can rock the fuchsias and magentas as well as that Barbie pink we’re too scared to try.
  • If you are dark skinned, then choose deep colors that will complement your skin tone. You can definitely veer towards the oranges and browns. Avoid colors that are lighter than you skin tone, as they will add grey-ish quality to your lips.

We’re just here to guide you but YOU do YOU best, so flaunt whichever color you’re feeling with confidence and that’s all you need for the perfect look.

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