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Makeup Brushes You Need In Your Kit!

Hey there #BGstars, just so you know we care for everything concerning your beauty. Right from grooming, providing you useful tips & tricks to perfecting your makeup routine, we have got your back always. Talking about makeup routines, you can’t start one without a makeup brush in hand and of course your products. Makeup brushes are like magic wands that can perfect a flawless base, achieve a natural glow and get you those insta-worthy pout lips. But with the variety of brushes available, it can get quite overwhelming. And for someone who is a novice in makeup, then now is the time to let the artist in you shine…

Check out our helpful guide to makeup brushes that will help you determine the kind of brushes you need, and also how to use them.

Ready to be enlightened? Go on…

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Foundation Brush

Ok ladies, using a foundation brush is not a compulsion. You can opt for a sponge or your fingers too, but do try this brush and see what suits you best. There are two kinds of foundation brushes: Buffing brush & Oval Brush. The buffing brush is dense, and can be pinched flat; best used for flawless and heavier coverage. The oval brush looks like a lollipop and is excellent for getting the most out of a full coverage liquid foundation.

Oval Brush

Buffing Brush

Powder/ Kabuki Brush

This short-handled, densely packed brush is our personal fave! An all-rounder brush, this one is ideal for everything, right from applying powder/mineral foundations to bronzer and blush—a keeper.

Concealer Brush

A small rounded brush or flat topped brush is just what you need for concealer application. Why? This helps make blending easier and lets you cover every area of your face, which includes inner eye corner, sides of your nose and covers blemishes too.

Blush Brush

How to recognize a blush brush? These tend to be either rounded or angled, and on the fluffier side—to pick up just the right amount of product. Gently sashay the bristles into powder blush and apply to the cheeks, brushing it towards your cheekbones. The plus point? You can always use this as a kabuki brush to apply bronzer.

All-over Eyeshadow Brush

Choose a brush slightly smaller than the width of your eyelid and one that is a wee bit fluffy to help blend different colours across the lids evenly. Use it in two different motions: the windscreen wiper sweep or circular motion technique.

Fan Brush

A big fan of the highlighter? This is the brush for you! In the shape of a fan, sweep the ends of the bristles across your cheekbones in an upwards motion and get that flawless, glowing skin!

Contour Brush

Ready to master your contour routine? Well, not without this brush! The slanted bristles of this brush make it easier to blend your contour powder neatly and precisely below your cheekbones.

Lip Liner Brush

This is such a life saver, especially when you want to remove pigment on your lips from direct usage of lipstick. Applying lipstick straight from the lipstick is fine, but use of a lip liner brush ensures ultra-definition.

Brow Brush/Dual Eyebrow Brush & Lash Comb

Always wondered how your favourite Bollywood stars on Instagram have brows to die for? The angled liner brush is the answer; it is a small, firm and densely packed—perfect #browsfordays. Find a brush with a spoolie at the end and you are sorted!

Mascara Brush

There are a variety of mascara brushes designed to perfect your lashes. From curling, to volume, separation and length, choose the one that suits your need. We suggest you pick the regular one like in the image below if you are not too sure what you are looking for.

Smudging Brush/Sponge Shadow Brush

Who isn’t a big fan of smoky eyes? Most of us love it! To perfect the smoky eye look, this brush is what you need; it has a rounded top which is perfect for smudging and blending different colours (eyeliner or eyeshadow) across the lower or top lash lines.

Sponge

Had to include this even though this isn’t a brush. The sponge is a must-have in your makeup kit as it is best used to apply any cream or liquid product. The beauty blender is fabulous when you have ample amount of time to do your makeup as it takes longer to blend compared to a brush, nonetheless it works wonders ladies.

Don’t have a set of makeup brushes yet? Well, now is the time to get yours; a new set of makeup products is not a bad idea either. Well, you are going to need it to make good use of your brushes. Check out our selection of makeup on our website.

 

 

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5 Eyeliner Hacks Every Woman Must Know!

#BGStars remember the time you reached work without wearing eyeliner and everyone thought you looked tired or just woke up from bed. Not cool! An eyeliner can elevate your look, taking it from simple to oh-so-gorgeous; an eyeliner is a sign of strong women who can tackle any situation in life. That one stroke takes skills after all! Can you imagine Bollywood stars Deepika Padukone without her sharp winged eyeliner or Shraddha Kapoor without her quirky blue eyeliner! Considering the struggle with the winged or cat eyeliner most of us face, we have put together few interesting eyeliner hacks that will help you decide what to pick and also prevent you from being late ever again for any occasion.

5 Eyeliner hacks every woman needs to know. Take a look!

1. Make your eye makeup last longer by setting your eyeliner with a matching eye shadow.

First, line your eyes with a pencil liner, and then lightly dust eye shadow in the same shade on top to hold the liner in place. Use Bollyglow’d Purple Rain Duo Eyepencil Eyeliner & Rani (metallic lavender) shade from the 9 Eyeshadow On Set Palette to hold it all together for a longer period of time.

2. Use a pencil liner as a guide for tricky liquid liners.

They say if you can do liquid liners, you can do anything. Well, it’s easier for some but for those who are not yet confident using one, use a similar shade pencil eyeliner first and then glide your liquid liner over to avoid raccoon eyes. Bollyglow’s Precision Felt Liner is worth the try and perfect to nail those precise strokes. Don’t forget to get yourself Bollyglow’s duo eyepencil eyeliner that has two shades in one, just incase you need it!

3. Add glitter liner to instantly transform your look from day to night.

A little sparkle never hurt nobody, so make sure to keep Bollyglow’s Monday Blues Shadow Liner handy because it can be used as a liner and eyeshadow as well. Thanks to the fine tip on one end and a smudge brush on the other! Go on, swap your plain liner with something new & NOW.

4. Use brown instead of black for a more universally flattering look.

Brown as a colour is less harsh than black, we suggest use both with Bollyglow’s Brun Mystique + Midnight Moon (black kohl) duo eyepencil eyeliner that works on all eye colours and shapes.

5. Use clear tape to nail the winged liner & cat eye look.

Never let your winged eyeliner make you late for any event! Place the tape at the edge of your lash in a slant towards the end of your brow at the edge and draw a line. Get a hold on Bollyglow’s Precision Felt Liner in Black (fIlm noir) & Blue (blueprint) which has a fine tip and firm grip to help you wing it out in no time & correctly.

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Taurus Makeup Style—Top 5 Beauty Tips For Those Born Under This Sign!

#BGStars its Taurus season, so if you’re born between 20th April and 21st May, then this beauty blog is for you. Taureans are known for their feminine, yet strong persona. Based on a little know-how about your stars and personality, the Taurus girl is quite edgy and certainly does have an eye for beauty. We’ve enlisted a few beauty tips & trends to boost their beauty routine.

What are the top beauty tips for Taurus babes? Find out below.

CUTE & FEMININE FLICK 

For you Taurus girl a gorgeous, defined eye makes a lot of difference to your overall makeup look. Hence, opt for a little cuter, feminine flick that’s short rather than the bold, dramatic one. You can achieve this with Bollyglow’s Monday Blues Shadow Liner or The Precision Pen Eyeliner in Film Noir to help you outline your flick well.

THINK PINK 

Pink colour suits you so well, both bright and softer pink hues especially the paler pinks, makes you glow and look prettier. A pink blush on cheeks, a rosey pink for your lips is oh-so-lovely! We suggest, Bollyglow’s Bolly Blushbar in Strawberry Mojito for pinkish cheeks and the Rebel Lips Lipstick in Lust (Rose Pink) is a fabulous combination to portray your girly side.

NOTE: Buy any rebel lips + 1 Bolly Blushbar for Rs.1500/-, it’s a special bundle offer we have just for you. Check it out!

PASTELS SHADES IS FOR YOU!

Since you are drawn to pastels whether in fashion, beauty, or homeware, we suggest you try a new pastel colour—lavender. Already stocked up with pastel everything but your eye makeup? For a new twist, embrace the trend by experimenting with this super attractive pastel colour eyeshadow palettes. Bollyglow’s 9 Eyeshadow Palette in On Set contains everything you need.

COUNT ON A GOOD FOUNDATION

Since you’re the dependable one, when it comes to your makeup bag you’ll have all products that you can count on and won’t disappoint you. If you haven’t already, and you’re in need of a new foundation that matches your Indian skin tone, check Bollyglow’s Filmi Foundation in 7 shades. To know your shade, visit www.bolyglow.com and click on the “Shade Finder” tab. It’s so amazing for your skin, you’ll keep coming back for it. Trust us!

STATEMENT-MAKING EYESHADOW

Whatever the occasion, special or not you’re always on top of your game to make an impression. We like it! Embrace the trend for bold, bright eye looks and invest in the 9 Shade Eyeshadow Palettes in Award Night, On Set & Behind The Scenes to create unlimited eye-catching looks.

It’s your time to work a truly gorgeous makeup style! What are you waiting for?

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Makeup Tips For The Aries Girl!

#BGStars, are you born between March 21-April 19 then you belong to the aries fam! Whether you’re really into horoscopes or not, we suggest you read this just for fun sake. Based on a little know-how about your stars and personality, we’ve enlisted a few beauty tips & trends you can incorporate to bring out the best in you. Just give it a try, we know how much you love to try something new and experiment.

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SALUTE TO YOUR BRIGHT & BOLD PERSONALITY

Aries, we have the perfect beauty trend to match your outspoken, playful and forever experimenting personality. A bold graphic liner or a bright red lippie is the best bold statement for this fire sign. Bollyglow’s Mini Lip Kit in Thriller is a perfect pick when you’re in need of extra thrill or confidence boost. A coloured winged liner is another way to grab the attention of someone who is as spontaneous as you!

YOU’RE ALWAYS ON-THE-GO

You certainly don’t like to waste too much time on one thing because you have so much on your plate already. Hence, you take it up as a challenge to complete any task in a short span of time. And your makeup, you’d prefer to do it on-the-go rather than spending ages at home, so Bollyglow’s 9 Shade Eyeshadow Palette Behind The Scenes in warm shades + a 3-in-1 makeup brush will allow you to do multiple bright eye makeup looks in a jiffy.

YOU ENJOY NEWNESS

Variety is truly the spice of life, you abide by this sincerely aries girl. You dive headfirst into trends and challenges, so you like to be ahead of every beauty look on Instagram, beauty product launch, etc. Right now, Bollyglow has launched a super innovative product called the Bollyblushbar that has a highlighter & blush in one palette & a mirror too. Add it to your cart – you’ll be one of the first.

YOU LOVE A GLOW-UP

Whether it’s a party or wedding, you can go glam real quick. It’s just you but what contributes to your immediate transition? Is your set of the right products and tools, and so girl, you’ll want to keep Bollyglow’s Bollystrobe Liquid Highlighter close to hand—it glams up any look in seconds.
IT’S ALWAYS MIND OVER BODY FOR YOU, ARIES!

Along with being temperamental, you are headstrong. Reflect this nature in your beauty routine by focusing on your brows. Bollyglow’s Bollybrow Shape & Set will help you to shape, define and fill in your brows to create a strong, polished look that will last.

Beauty Trend For the Aries Girl To Try:

A bright & bold lippe (Try Bollyglow’s Rebel Lips in Ego) & Glitter makeup-dab it on your eyelids on lips to stand out this season. We know you won’t shy away from flaunting this trend.

 

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#BGStars Rocking Bollyglow’s 9 Shade Eyeshadow Palettes!

Hey beauties, have you tried our eye-mazing eyeshadow palettes yet?
If not, choose from our range of 3 lovely palettes in Award Night, On Set & Behind The Scenes—all inspired by Bollywood movie settings.

Here are 4 reasons you need our 9 Shade Eyeshadow Palettes NOW:

3 Textures-Matte,Metallic, Shimmer✔
Blendable ✔

 Highly-Pigmented ✔
Long Wearing ✔

Take a look at our #BGStars who look absolutely gorgeous in our 9 Shade Eyeshadow Palettes.

Take a look!

The light maroon shade offers the right amount of shimmer and makes a gorgeous & unique lid colour@stylefashionetc

 @divvsskhanna channelling her inner rockstar with this smudged effect eyelook.

Jewel tone eyeshadow, like this bold sapphire shade worn on this beauty artist is having a serious moment.

The new millennial colour (good choice!), super pretty for the summer season @theloveinablog

Award Night 9 Shade Eyeshadow Palette-perfect pick @aanchalloshali

Nude eye makeup done right @makeupandhairbymaleeha

Gold is glam forever @shubhangi_anand

Can’t say no to shimmer eyes? @stylebyanissa

A lovely mix of colours, simply WOW! @_thiem_khongsai

Purple eyelids are on trend and you’ve nailed it @labelsandlove

Lovin’ the glitter smokey eye look @makeupbyfaizam

Bring out the inner beauty expert in you and come up with the most original DIY beauty video! It can be skincare, makeup, anything beauty! Don’t forget to hashtag #Bollyglow #BGstars #DIYathome & tag @bollyglow
As we are all stuck at home, this is a good time to try and connect with the Bollyglow family and get creative!
Not taking away front the seriousness of the current situation, just trying to bring a smile and excitement to our #BGcommunity with some #stayhome fun!

Winners will be notified via DM & stories on 5th April. Watch out this space! *NOTE: Contest closes on 3rd April. Keep your profile open to be eligible.
The contest is open to Indian residents only. *T&C apply.

Find your most-loved palette on www.bollyglow.com!

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Six Trending Eye Makeup Trends You Must Try At Home!

Hey #BGStars, the current lockdown period is making most of us lethargic and bored. And while all of this can be quite intimidating and staying at home isn’t an option anymore, there are plenty of things that can keep us going while at home. How about you take out your makeup stash and try on some makeup—summer’s 2020 best eye makeup trends in particular! The best part? They are super FUN. You are going to love trying each of these.

Pull out your multi-shade palettes and coloured liners—this #quarantinetime, it’s all about mixing and matching the fun stuff, like highly pigmented shades, eye embellishments, glossy textures, and lots of shimmer.

Scroll down for the 6 best summer 2020 eye makeup trends you’re going to want to start trying at home like, now.

METALLIC EYES

TRY THE SUMMER EYE MAKEUP TREND: Create a sultry eye look with shimmery metallic shades—smokey eye or apply a single shadow. Your call! Take on the trend by applying one of the Bollyglow’s Shadow Liner or the glitter shades from the 9 Shade Eyeshadow Palettes all over your lid.

EYE EMBELLISHMENTS

TRY THE SUMMER EYE MAKEUP TREND: Well, we really hope you have a sticker or two to try this. This is simple and perfect when you don’t want to put on too much makeup. Try a variety of designs & don’t forget to send us a picture!

SHIMMER SMOKEY EYE

TRY THE SUMMER EYE MAKEUP TREND: First, make sure to use a primer (it’ll make sure your shadow doesn’t slide all over your lids) and then tap a shimmery eyeshadow on top. Create this look with Bollyglow’s Haute Chocolate Shadow Liner to make your eyes really pop.

POPS OF BLUE

TRY THE SUMMER EYE MAKEUP TREND:  Fill in your lids with a blue eyeshadow first, then use an eyeshadow brush to blend and smudge it well. Create dimensions and add more colour for your eyes to stand out. Instead of using any usual eyeshadow palette, we suggest you reach for Bollyglow’s Monday Blues Shadow Liner; it can be used as a liner and smudge for an eyeshadow effect.

PURPLE UNDERLINER

TRY THE SUMMER EYE MAKEUP TREND: Use your fingers or Bollyglow’s round 3-in-1 makeup brush to gently run a purple eyeshadow under your lower lashes. If not an eyeshadow, try a pencil liner! To get the look all you need is a  purple shade eyeshadow like in Bollyglow’s On Set 9 Shade eyeshadow palette or Idoleyez Purple Rain + Midnight Moon Pencil Eyeliner to whip your eyebrows in shape.

CONTRASTING COLOUR COMBOS

TRY THE SUMMER EYE MAKEUP TREND: Copy this beauty’s look by combining sapphire blue and golden eyeshadows. Use Bollyglow’s Award Night 9 Shade Eyeshadow Palette that has a metallic royal blue (showdown) and gold shimmer (Golden Hour) shades in it.

Get your eye makeup game on!!! Pick a look and DIY at home this quarantine time.

Shop the #BGEye range on www.bollyglow.com NOW.

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Eye-Mazing Looks At Zee Cine Awards 2020 You Can Recreate!

B-town beauties looked fabulous at the recently held Zee Cine Awards 2020 this year. Actresses spotted were Sara Ali Khan, Kriti Sanon, Ananya Pandey & many more in their best avatars with their fashion & beauty game soaring high up.

While the nude lippie look seemed to be a red carpet favourite, we were more thrilled by the way their eyes dazzled at the award function. Here are our favourite red-carpet eye-makeup picks that will leave you drooling and wanting to recreate it ASAP…that won’t be difficult ladies, because we show you how! Read on…

SARA ALI KHAN

To get Sara Ali Khan’s candy floss eye look, try Bollyglow’s On Set 9 Shade Eyeshadow Palette in Rani & Thumka.

ANANYA PANDEY

To get Ananya Pandey’s shimmery bronze eye look, try Bollyglow’s Award Night 9 Shade Eyeshadow Palette in Afterparty & Trophy.

KRITI SANON

To get Kriti Sanon’s emerald green smokey eye look, try Bollyglow’s Award Night 9 Shade Eyeshadow Palette in Envy & Golden Hour.

TARA SUTARIA

To get Tara Sutaria’s nude eye + simple black liner look, try Bollyglow’s Behind The Scenes 9 Shade Eyeshadow Palette in Off Screen & Diva.

RAKULPREET 

To get Rakulpreet’s nude cum glossy eye look, try Bollyglow’s Award Night 9 Shade Eyeshadow Palette in Pataka & Sultry.

Which eye look did you like and would recreate? Let us know, comment below.

Shop our 9 Shade Eyeshadow Palettes in three variants- Award Night, On Set & Behind The Scenes on bollyglow.com NOW!