Bridal Kit Essentials! NARS HAUL

First of all, I would like to say Happy February! Its the month of celebrating love and what better time to restock our bridal kits before the busy bridal season kicks in!?

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A snap of my latest NARS Cosmetics Haul and update for my Bridal Makeup Kit

For many makeup artists the biggest struggle we go through is carrying too much makeup products! Let’s face it ladies, when you are a professional or even just an avid makeup lover, we just have loads and loads of palettes! Because of our love for all the newest trends out, we end up carrying way too heavy bags filled with makeup!

So part of my on-going resolution for the year of 2018 is to condense, condense, condense! My biggest goal this year is to be able to give my clients the luxury services they expect of me, but without taking the whole Sephora or MAC store to their homes!

Before I go any further, I need to add, that the NARS makeup z- palettes are just delightful! They are empty black-canvas, magnetic palettes with the luxurious NARS Logo printed in white ink, totally customizable and come in two sizes. Every time I pull out one of these palettes from my kits, my clients just love them! They definitely add a wow factor to my kit essentials, and I have been using their palettes since the day they launched with an array of their blushes back in 2015!

Their Empty Magnetic Palettes Run:

Small: $14

Large: $18 

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Being a top tier Makeup Artist with NARS Cosmetics, I have the luxury of getting 40% off all of my purchases with their online and free standing stores! So of course I had to make my way down to their cute little shop on Fillmore Street in San Francisco, CA. And I was pleasantly surprised to find that they carry their pressed powders in palette form as well! So naturally I had to purchase every shade I could get my hands on. Currently they only sell their top 4 popular powder shades in palette form and each pan refill is $25 each. A regular NARS pressed powder compact runs at $37 each, so its definitely worth getting the pan refill for a bridal kit or your own personal palette!

Pressed Powder Pan Refill Color Range: 

Flesh: $25

Beach: $25

Desert: $25

Mountain: $25

On top of purchasing the pressed powders for my compact bridal kit, I added on their two most popular shades of bronzers in Laguna and Casino. The pan refills for the bronzers are $27 each. NARS bronzer compacts normally run at $40 each so again, a great amount of savings in the palette form, and much more easier to carry!

Bronzer Pan Refill:

Laguna: $27

Casino: $27

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Naturally already having their range of blushes and now powders and bronzers in palette form, I had to indulge in a few sinful shades of eye-shadow as well! So I went ahead and got a few new shades to add  to my bridal kit.

NARS Single Eye-shadows: 

Biarritz: $18

Abyssinia: $18

Ashes to Ashes: $18

Blondie: $18

Nepal: $18

Sophia: $18

New York: $18

Mekong: $18

Lola Lola: $18

Bengali: $18

Galapagos: $18

Coconut Grove: $18

Persia: $18

Night Porter: $18

Eye Shadow Duos: 

Isolade: $25

Madrague: $25

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Next I had to try out some new foundation formulas for myself so I opted for the NARS Pure Radiant tinted moisturizer with SPF 30 with lush coverage for a glowing complexion and the New Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation which is a lightweight 16-hour long wearing formula with medium to full, smudge resistant coverage. Best of both worlds I must say!

Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation in: Punjab $49

Introducing NARS’ first 16-hour foundation that stays turned on by the power of radiance. Untraceable. Unstoppable. Unlike anything else. Longwear is finally lightweight—and radiant. High coverage is now super natural. Its breathable, fade-resistant formula is infused with Raspberry, Apple, and Watermelon extracts to help smooth and improve the look of your skin instantly, and over time for full-powered radiance. It wears longer, stays stronger, and looks better with each hour. Specialized skin-matching technology ensures your truest match yet. Your future looks radiant with Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation.

NARS Pure Radiant tinted moisturizer with SPF 30 in: St.Moritz $45

This advanced, oil-free formula provides a translucent veil of color and sun protection while helping to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and dark spots in just four weeks. Infused with lush, botanicals and ingredients to immediately help thirsty skin feel hydrated. Kopara from French Polynesia and mineral rich seawater helps to revive and re-mineralize skin for a softer, smoother, and brighter natural glow. Skin is transported.

And, of course I had to add a few lip shades to my bag for myself as well! So I Indulged in two shades from their latest Spring Collection of their liquid lipstick Lip Covers in the following shades, along with a lipgloss to top them off for a touch of shine!

Lip Covers:

Embrasse Moi: $28

Under Arrest: $28 

Lip Gloss in: Angelika $26 

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Thank you all for shopping with me and taking a peek at my latest makeup Haul from Luxury Brand NARS Cosmetics! I hope this was helpful in inspiring some of you to go out and create your own pro-palettes for yourself or your bridal kits! I know that I am saving a ton of space in my kits this way while giving my clients the best quality products as well!

Do leave me a Like or a comment below. I love to read your feedback!

-XoXo @MakupbyMitasha 

Fall Look by Sandhya Raj

Style Me -Top 10 Fall Trends 2017

When it comes to Fall, so many of us jump for joy, why? Simply because it is the beginning of a new season, and of course our very favorite, sweater weather! Smokey plums and reds paired with neutrals and nudes make for the perfect blend of rich and muted colors this season!

What’s Hot this Season? Lets take a look at some of the rising trends in the fashion and beauty industry today.

Top 10 Fashion Must Haves:

  • Trench Coats are Back… Lightweight, waterproof, comfortable and versatile to layer with just about any look! @Burberry and @SandhyaRaj
  • Tattered Jeans and Denim jackets with overly acid-washed colors.
  • Wrap Coats or coats with classic leather belts, large and skinny tied around the waist to add character to any look.
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  • Cashmere and Cable knit,  over-sized sweaters are the go-to, to get us feeling all warm and fuzzy from the inside out.
  • Deep reds or nude lips and orange tinged browns are back to warm us up this season along with soft barely there eyes, or deep smokey eyes paired with a full set of fluttery lashes.

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  • A Statement wallet or handbag with a big designer label, such as LV, Gucci, YSL or Chanel. Adding a statement wallet or handbag to any look is a must this Fall Season!

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  • Black ankle boots have become as necessary as a white tee-shirt! Along with a basic pair of solid colored pumps.
  • Cool-Toned neutral nails pair so well with all the cloudy rainy days to come…!

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  • Scarves, Scarves, Scarves! They can be paired with just about any look and add a touch of flair while keeping you warm this season.
  •  Simple Statement jewelry such as a gold necklace with a simple pendant or your classic diamond studded earrings to add a touch of elegance to any look without looking like you are even trying!

Thank you for reading! I hope I was able to inspire some of you with the Fall Fashion trends leading into Winter this year! ❤

-XoXo @MakeupbyMitasha

 

 

MOTHER’S DAY SPECIAL MAKEOVER WITH MOTHER-DAUGHTER PHOTO-SHOOT!

Happy Early Mother’s Day Ladies!For those of you out of the loop, Mother’s Day Falls on Sunday May 10th this year! 🙂

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Today I want to share a very special shoot with you all. This shoot is special to me because I am dedicating this blog/shoot to one of my best friends from high school, Olivia Bullard. Olivia has always been a very grounded woman with a kind heart and a beautiful soul. On top of being a Stunning half Korean, half African American female, she is a sweet and nurturing young mom to her beautiful daughter Leila.

I recently had the opportunity to glam up my Bestie and her daughter for a Mother-Daughter Photo-shoot where we got to capture some truly special bonding moments of this sacred relationship. I’m so delighted to share what we captured with you all, as well as share a few beauty secrets to help you achieve a simple and elegant soft glam look on yourselves this Mother’s Day!

Lets start with a few sneak peeks of the sweet moments we captured, and then we will move on to glam tips, tricks and secrets… Shhh! 😉

Mother-Daughter Secrets and Tea Parties… 😉

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Okay, now that you got a little sneak peek of what’s to come, lets start with the Mommy Makeover! I’m so excited to share this transformation with you all because I truly believe you can try this look over the weekend when visiting your mothers or while being a pampered mother yourself! 😉

The process pictured below is a very basic model of contour and highlight with a touch of soft glam to warm up the skin and eyes in the Spring/Summer weather. There are many methods and patterns you can use to give your face a more sculpted 3-dimensional look, but for beginners, its best to start with a very simple outline until you get the hang of it and see the results!

Photography for Olivia’s Soft Glam Look By: Harsh Chahal 

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Products I used to Create Olivia’s Soft Glam Look are listed below:

Face…

I normally start with a primer, then apply my light coat of foundation and build with cream and powder contour as shown in the above images.

Brushes used: Morphe Brushes, MAC Brushes & Luxie Beauty – All Natural Vegan Brushes

Face Primer: Smashbox Photo Finish Primer in Original

Contour cream: Anastasia Contour Kit- medium/Dark   

Face Foundation: MAC Cosmetics Face and Body Foundation
Powder: Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Book 
Under eyes: Graftobian HD Glamour Palette
Blush: MAC Pro Long Wear Blush in I’m a Lover

Highlight/Glow: Too Faced Cosmetics Sweetheart Blush in Peach Beach– This is the perfect blush/bronzer to give you a warm sun-kissed look without overpowering on the color!

Eyes…

Applying a touch of soft eye shadow is always a great way to enhance your entire appearance. But before diving in, I wanted to share a couple eye charts to help you better understand eye-shadow application based on your eye shape!

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Eye base: MAC Paint Pot in Layin’ Low
Shadows: Morphe Brushes 35W Warm Color Palette & Too Faced Cosmetics Chocolate Bar Palette

Liner: Stilla Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeline

Mascara: Lancôme Hypnose Drama

Brow reshaping: Anastasia BH Brow Pomade in Brunette

Lashes: House Of Lashes in Hollywood Glam

Here’s a great Lash Chart for those who are unsure what shape will look good on their eyes: 

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Lips…

Liner, Lip stain, Lip-gloss

I like to line the lips first with a slightly deeper shade, then fill in with a lip stain or lipstick, blend and add a touch of gloss on top for a smooth lasting and lush lip application.

MAC Liner in Soar

Anastasia Liquid Lips in Lovely

MAC Lip Glass in Snob

I hope you all enjoyed my tips and products details!

XoXo

-Mitasha @Makeupbymitasha!

Okay Now I have to share my remaining Favorite Shots of Olivia and her Beautiful Daughter Leila Sharing Special Moments together in the Park… 🙂

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Photography Courtesy of: Harsh Chahal

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I hope I was able to inspire some of you ladies to really enjoy your Mother’s Day with your Children and try out a new soft look!

Wishing all the Beautiful Mothers out there a Very Special and Loved Mother’s Day!

-XoXo

-Mitasha @Makeupbymitasha ❤

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Review and Look Details

Happy Makeup Monday Dolls!

I know I’m a little late on the band wagon for the Too Faced Cosmetics Chocolate Bar Palettes, but I’ve been hearing so many raves about this product, I had to give in and purchase it!

First take: The palette smells yummy and you get a really good amount of product for $49! As soon as you open the box, you are welcomed with a soft sweet chocolaty smell and a palette shaped and coated just like an actual candy bar! I chose to get the original Chocolate Bar over the newer Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar because when I tried the colors out at the store, I was attracted to the browns, mauves, burgundies and rich warm color tones of this palette more. All in all this palette has 16 scrumptious shades to play with that work well for a nice neutral eye or with a pop of color as it includes a deep green, royal purple and delicious gold shades as well. The look and feel of the palette is sturdy and soft. The colors come in different textures from mattes, to satiny shimmers and metallic and the color and quality of each shade is moderately pigmented!

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I really enjoyed playing with this palette right out of the box because one, it’s so enticing, you just have to test it the moment you open it, and two it has so many rich complimentary shades that can be worn on any skin type, that you just can’t help but try it out right away! I really like this palette for soft and natural everyday looks. Although it has a range of colors, they go on very soft and can easily be used for day and night transitional looks. This palette also works great for soft work-ready makeup looks at the office! 😉

The colors I used to create my Chocolate Latte look are:                                             Salted Caramel, Semi Sweet, Milk Chocolate, Cherry Cordial, white chocolate, and Marizpan. I know I went a little crazy with my selection but I blended the colors together nicely for a soft look with a hint of shimmer.

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Other Products I used to create this Chocolate Inspired Look:

Face…
Brushes used to create this look: Morphe Brushes & Beauty Blender

Face Primer- Smashbox Photo Finish Primer in Original

Contour Cream- Graftobian HD Glamour Palette -*Make sure you blend this in well with small tapping motions using the semi-damp Beauty Blender

Face Foundation- Dior’s Skinflash Air-Brush Foundation in 300

Powder- MAC Mineralize Foundation Powder in Medium Plus

Contour and Highlight Powders: Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Book– My Favorite Contour Powder!

Under Eyes- Graftobian HD Glamour Palette

Blush: Too Faced Cosmetics Sweetheart Blush in Peach Beach– This is the perfect blush/bronzer to give you a warm sun-kissed look without overpowering on the color!

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Eyes…  

Eye Base- MAC Paint Pot in Layin’ Low

Eye Liner- Stilla Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeline

Mascara- Lancôme Hypnose Drama in Waterproof Noir

Lashes- Koko premium false lashes in Misha– I’m in Love with my new Koko Lashes, and such a great price for these premium blends!

Brow reshaping: Anastasia BH Brow Pomade in Brunette

Lips…           

Lip Liner- MAC Liner in whirl

Lipstick- Dior Addict Lipstick in Charmante and Spring Ball

Lip Glass- MAC Lip Glass in Nymphet

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Thank you all for reading my review ladies! I hope I was able to give you some insight on the Chocolate Bar Palette so you can make a better decision! 😉

Here’s a little palette swatch I found online so you can see how truly rich these colors are!

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XoXo – Mitasha @Makeupbymitasha! ❤

*For Special Occasion Makeup or One-on-One Glam Makeup Lessons email me at makeupbymitasha@gmail.com!

Spring Fling Glam Trasformation

April Showers bring lots of flowers! 😉

Tonight I am sharing a fun and romantic makeup look created on my stunning model Jasmeet from L.A.

Jasmeet is a professional model/actress who you might have seen recently featured in Punjabi music videos! She just happened to drop by the Bay Area one day and we had to take advantage of her time here! So we played around with some colors and came up with this flirty look for you ladies to enjoy!

Hair and Makeup for this glam Spring look was created by: Mitasha @MakeupbyMitasha

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Products I used to create this glam Spring Look: 

Face…
Brushes used to create this look: Morphe Brushes, MAC Brushes & OCC Lip Tar Brush 

Face Primer- Smashbox Photo Finish Primer in Original

Contour Cream- Graftobian HD Glamour Palette

Face Foundation- Temptu Airbrush Machine application

Powder- Sacha Cosmetics Powder Palette

Under Eyes- Graftobian HD Glamour Palette

Blush- MAC Blush in Peaches

Highlight- Too Faced Cosmetics Sweetheart Blush in Peach Beach

Eyes…

Eye Base- MAC Paint Pot in Layin’ Low

Eye Liner- Stilla Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeline

Shadows- Too Faced Cosmetics Sugar Pop Palette 

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Mascara- Lancôme Hypnose Drama Waterproof in Noir

Lashes- House of Lashes in Femme Fatale

Brow reshaping: Anastasia BH Brow Pomade in Brunette

Lips…

Lip Liner- MAC Liner in Soar

Lipstick- MAC Angel

Liquid Lipstain- Anastasia Liquid Lips in– Milkshake

Lip Glass- MAC Lip Glass in Snob

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Photo Credits for this shoot: Harsh Chahal  @Harsh.Chahal

I hope you ladies enjoyed this look as much as we did creating it for you all! I love inspiring new looks for you to try!

Happy Spring Fling Ladies! ❤

-XoXo  Mitasha @MakeupbyMitasha