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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.

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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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Why Beauty Bloggers Love #BGFace Products!

Makeup essentials that your favourite beauty influencers swear by. Check out why! Scroll down & read what they have to say about Bollyglow’s face products—Bolly Prime Time CC Primer, Selfie-Ready Conceal + Correct Duo & Filmi Foundation? Praises, Praises & only praises! Well, that’s what Bollyglow products do to you, you got to try it to believe it ladies.

“The packaging of Bollyglow products is very lit & I love the vibe of this brand! I am in love with the Prime Time CC Primer because of the sheen and dewy finish. The concealer has shades suitable for every Indian skin tone and offers fabulous coverage; the Filmi Foundation is available in 7 shades and glides on smoothly, the best part is that it doesn’t feel patchy at all!” –@mahhimakottary

Bollyglow Filmi Foundation is super light-weight, good coverage (medium to full). Also, it did not crack as I was wearing it during my flight back home. I did not powder my face, so maybe it performs even better with some setting powder on top. (Also love the packaging as it’s really easy to carry)” –@thechiquefactor

“The Bollyglow Filmi Foundation comes in 7 shades. My shade is butter, I tried it on myself, they are very easy to blend, non-cakey and very sheer.”  –@makeupbyfatimasoomar

“I have used @bollyglow Prime Time CC Primer and I’m Absolutely in Love with it, it helps makeup last longer, provides smooth & even skin tone and is suitable for all skin types.” –@miaaa_7

“Tried this primer for the first time from @bollyglow. A cream based primer that was non-greasy and gave a foundation finishing to my skin. It is soft as velvet and blends very well. It is good for all skin types and any skin color. My overall makeup turned out to be fabulous!” –@missfashioncupid

Bolly prime time CC primer by @bollyglow is formulated without parabens, covers pores, non-greasy and cream based. Good for all types of skin. The best part is that it also provides sun protection! This one ensures makeup lasts longer and equally gives a foundation finishing to skin.” –@itx_dimple

“I tried the @bollyglow Selfie-Ready conceal and correct duo butter to highlight and cocoa to contour. The corrector (masala) is fabulous to cancel out undereye darkness or hyperpigmentations on skin.” –@rizytutorial

“The radiant creamy  Selfie-Ready corrector + concealer duo is a saving grace duo and my recent favourite; it comes in 6 different shades and is perfect to get flawless-looking skin in an instant.” –@ojasrajani

“A perfect base to my makeup looks”
“I use the tinted Prime Time CC Primer with one dab of foundation for a natural everyday work look and build it up for an outing.” –@makeupandhairbychandnisahu

“The Prime Time CC Primer is very smooth and the Filmi Foundation sets on my combination skin so well, and does not get cakey even after 2 hours. The Selfie-Ready correct + conceal duo is my favourite as it covers all my dark circles and hyperpigmentations so well.” –@ash_sidana

#BGStars, if you haven’t used Bollyglow’s Bolly Prime Time CC Primer, Filmi Foundation or the Selfie-Ready Conceal + Correct Duo, then it’s time you ought to! Visit www.bollyglow.com NOW and explore a plethora of innovative & quality makeup options. Plus, njoy enjoy FLAT 50% OFF across the entire website!

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Try This Look For Your Next #WFH Zoom Meeting!

Hey there favourites!!! We’re all in this #WFH situation (due to the COVID-19 pandemic) right now—you may or may not like it but you got to accept it girl that’s how it’s going to be for the next couple of months at least we hope. Work from home calls for a Zoom meeting video call or two during the week and you don’t want to look like you just woke up from sleep, do you? Absolutely not! You want to look upbeat & professional. As long as you have a few key products in hand, we are here to help you put together a polished yet effortless look within minutes. Thank us later.

#BGStars, build your work from home look with #Bollyglow everyday face essentials you’re going to love, trust us! This makeup routine will just take about 5 minutes—it’s that easy!

Step 1: Correct & conceal under eye circles & blemishes in a jiffy.

Selfie-Ready Conceal + Correct Duo

Step 2: Add a bit of this CC primer in your Filmi foundation for dewy, luminous skin.

Bolly Prime Time CC Primer + Filmi Foundation

Step 3: Flush it up with a clear lip gloss and radiant, cheeky glow using a touch of blush and highlighter.

Bollybar Blush & Glow Strawberry Mojito + Raw Footage Mini Lip Gloss

Step 4: Line, fill brows & set it for a natural, polished look.

BollyBrow Shape & Set Brow Pencil

Shop these Bollyglow products on www.bollyglow.com right away! The best part? There are some exciting combo offers and FLAT 50% OFF on all the products across the website at the moment. Why wait! Visit now and make the most of it; explore beauty at its best 🙂

Try this look yourself and let us know the experience in the comments below.

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Show Your Love For MOM With These Beauty Picks!

FOR ALL MOMS WHO LOVE TO GLOW

Say it with Bollyglow! #BGStars this Mother’s Day skip the flowers/cards, find something exceptional for someone extraordinary like a few beauty essentials she’ll absolutely love. Don’t worry, we’ll help you select the best.

Show your love with these beauty picks!

MOISTURIZING PRIMER

A miraculous product like Bollyglow’s Bolly Prime Time CC Primer will help prepare her skin for  flawless and long-lasting makeup application. Thanks to the fluid texture that glides smoothly on the skin and evens out fine lines and pores while hydrating the skin. The ceramide-like amino acids in the product improves long term moisturising and protects skin from environmental hazards. She needs this one!

BLUSH & HIGHLIGHTER PALETTE

A palette with a blush and highlighter is the perfect go-to essential she needs. Take a look at Bollyglow’s Blush Bar in three different shades that is highly pigmented and offers instant glow. The highly rich silky texture melts on contact, and the blend-able lustrous pearl pigments give multidimensional shine. Infused with emollient that make application easy and give a smooth finish. This one is totally an “Add to cart” kinda’ gift!

GLITTER LIPSTICKS

A vivid, ultra-saturated lipstick that offers high-shine and a glitter finish is a must, especially for all the parties and wedding ceremonies. Available in ten shades, Bollyglow’s Rebellips lipsticks are weightless and have a creamy texture that glides on like satin and gives coverage with one stroke. She’ll thank you for this guaranteed!

Special Offer For You: Buy 1 Rebellips Lipstick + Blushbar for Rs. 1500/- only on Bollyglow website. Make the most of this offer!

BROW PENCIL

Bollyglow’s 2-in-1 pencil & brush is perfect to shape, define and fill in brows; the angled tip allows building and shaping and the spoolie brush with clear gel comes in a flexible formula to groom brows to perfection. The chiseled, retractable eyebrow pencil glides smoothly to create natural, hair-like strokes, making sure your mom’s eyebrows are on point always just how she liked it.

TRAVEL-FRIENDLY MINI LIPPIES

A stunning set of three mini lipsticks that tint in subtle nudes, ravishing reds & pretty pinks. These mini lippies come in matte, crème & glossy textures, your mom can choose her favourite and you can keep the rest if you like. It’s a full paisa vasool buy for your MOM & yourself!

Special Offer Just For You: Buy any 2 Mini Lip Trio Kits & get 1 FREE on bollyglow.com

Don’t worry, we’ll ship orders as soon as the lockdown period is over.

The Best Present—BEAUTY GIFT CARD

Still confused about what to give her, don’t stress let her decide! Make your MOM smile by gifting her Bollyglow’s Beauty Gift Card online on www.bollyglow.com

 

 

 

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7 Different Ways To Use Your Lipstick

Hey beauties, with the entire Covid-19 crises and the use of a mask made compulsory, you may/may not want to bid your lipsticks goodbye. Tough choice! Well if you do plan on getting rid of them, we suggest you don’t! Throwing it away would be wasteful really without knowing what else that bullet of colour could be used for other than your lips.

What if we tell you lipsticks can be used as other types of cosmetics and as a pen too (write a love note on mirrors or tissues in lipstick), moreover your lipsticks have always been the best friend you’ve had in your makeup kit all this while. You just have never appreciated them enough! #BGStars gear up to get all DIY with your lipsticks.  Here are different ways to use your lipsticks that have nothing to do with your lips.

Take A Look…

CREAM BLUSH

Don’t have a blush bar at hand, no problem. Get a hold of your lipstick instead—this is a #throwbackhack to swipe your finger over the lipstick and blend it on your cheeks in a circular motion. Bet your grandma used to do it to get that rosy cheek.

COLOURED EYESHADOW

Using your lipstick as an eyeshadow is the best and most effective trick ever. Why? Lipstick eyeshadow tends to last longer than the real deal and looks fabulous too!

UNDER-EYE CONCEALER

Red matte lipstick as a corrector is approved, so give it a go. Just when you are running out on your corrector, reach for your red lipstick and apply under and around your dark eye circles with a concealer brush. If need be, you can apply it on other dark spots and blemishes. Just remember to not apply too much of the lipstick because it might be difficult to cover up with concealer in the next step.

CONTOUR LIKE A PRO

#BGStars, contouring can be tricky with a contouring stick so if you are not too confident then go easy on this trick. Try it at home first, start from the center of your forehead, down the side of your face, through to just beneath the cheekbones but not past the edge of the eye, and then down the side of the bottom half of the face to the chin with a brown lipstick (or nude lipstick) that’s a couple shades darker than your skin tone. The key to nailing it is blending away well or this could turn into a disaster, not something any of us want. No harm in giving it a try.

MIX WITH OTHER LIPSTICKS

Yes, you read that right. This trick is amazing especially when you don’t want to spend too much money. Get the shade you’ve been dying to wear by simply mixing up a few lipstick shades in different textures if you wish. Try it out, now is the perfect time to experiment ladies. We suggest use a matte formula first with the help of a lip brush when you decide to combine different textures of lipsticks.

CREATE A LIP GLOSS

Looking to keep it subtle & add sheen on your lips and on a budget? Don’t buy another gloss. Make your lipstick shine with a dab of Vaseline or coconut oil.

A NOTE IN LIPSTICK? SURE! USE IT AS A PEN.

Lastly, your highly saturated red lipstick works great as a pen! Leave a note for your hubby/boyfriend on the mirror or tissue this #lockdown with the help of a lipstick! We think it’s pretty glamorous, yet romantic. Plus you anyway have enough lipsticks to waste to use it as a pen, don’t you? Was that a nod?

Don’t forget to check out Bollyglow’s exciting range of lipsticks on www.bollyglow.com. Incase you like any, go ahead buy them! Don’t worry, we will ship orders soon after the lockdown period is over.

 

 

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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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Read on to find out more.

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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Blush Application For Different Face Shapes

Hello Bolly Beauties, we have some interesting makeup insights to share with you all. Did you’ll know that depending on the face shape, blush application changes? The main purpose of applying blush is to accent your face, highlight your bone structure in particular. Hence, it’s important to do it strategically well. Before you learn to do that, let’s understand the different face shapes & later venture into the application bit. Ready?

HEART SHAPE

If your face is long with prominent cheekbones and a narrow chin, you likely have a heart-shaped face.

Model (dusky tone) has used Bollyglow’s Bollybar Blush & Glow in Plum Liqueur

How To Apply: Start in a “C shape” from the top of the temple down to the cheekbone.

TIP: Use blush along the cheekbone, then blend it up towards the temple, brushing it in & upwards. Keep it minimal for a blended look.

OBLONG SHAPE

If your forehead, cheeks, and jawline are all about the same width, you have an oblong face shape.

Model (medium tone) has used Bollyglow’s Bollybar Blush & Glow in Peach Bellini

How To Apply: Start from the apple of the cheek towards the nose and bring it out towards the temple.

TIP: Add a touch of blush on the forehead and the sides of the brows to bring the look together.

SQUARE SHAPE

If your face has straight sides and a fairly flat jawline (think Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma or Dia Mirza), you have a square face.

Model (fair tone)  has used Bollyglow’s Bollybar Blush & Glow in Strawberry Mojito

How To Apply: Start from the lower cheekbone and move upwards, towards the corner of the brow…& then hairline.

TIP: Make sure the motion of your brush is long & light, & very softly sweeping it down from the eyebrow down to the nose.

ROUND SHAPE

If your cheeks are the fullest part of your face and you have a curved jawline, you have a round face.

How To Apply: Start from the apple of the cheek and up towards the temple and down towards the earlobe.

TIP: Don’t forget to look in the mirror and smile. And recommended to use a foundation brush and with medium-size strokes swipe blush.  

OVAL SHAPE

If your face is long with somewhat prominent cheeks, a narrower chin, and a narrow forehead, your face is oval.

How To Apply: Start at the cheekbone and bring down towards the earlobe & blend up towards the temple.

TIP: Add blush the slightest bit just above the temple, too, to even it out.

Shop our Bollyblush bar & glow in three different shades, Peach Bellini, Strawberry Mojito & Plum Liqueur—these have a blush + highlighter in one palette. Get yours on www.bollyglow.com RIGHT AWAY!

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Use Blush To Perk Up Your Face—See How!

Beauty buff or not, when you hear the word “blush” you already know it is to be applied on your cheeks but what if we say you can apply it on the rest of your face-apples of your cheeks, across the bridge of your nose, under the cheekbones, around the jawline, lips and eyelids—WOW!

We show you how to pull off an easy look only with your blush & highlighter palette in hand.

Where to apply blush on your face for a natural glow?

Cheeks
Use blush powder onto your cheeks, and then brush the blush from the cheekbone up to the hairline using a loose synthetic brush. Bollyglow’s #BollyBlushBar in 3 shades will give you every reason to be happy—a simple tip when you apply it on your cheeks make sure to SMILE for better application.

Model wearing Bollybar Blush & Glow Strawberry Mojito

Eyes
Blush will look lovely on your eyes as well. Just dab a little on your eyelid; blend it upwards towards the brow. Make sure to not concentrate all the powder next to your lash line—a big NO! NO! If you wish, separate the colour with a sleek black liner.

Model wearing Bollybar Blush & Glow Plum Liqueur

Lips
Take blush on your finger and dab it to the center of your lips, blending out. Finish off with a swipe of your favourite lip balm and you are good to go!

Model wearing Bollybar Blush & Glow Peach Bellini

Eyes, lips or cheeks, above all, don’t forget to blend it well.

Finish your look with a touch of HIGHLIGHTER
Use it on your cheekbones, cupid’s bow & front of your chin & eyelids for a lit-from-within, all over radiance. All you need is the #BollyBlushBar, one product for a vibrant looking face wherever you go and plus did we mention its travel-friendly!

Take a look what difference it can make to a girl’s face using blush & highlighter. Whoa!

Shop our Bolly Blush Bar – our all in 1 blush + highlighter duo now. Choose from the 3 shades available in Strawberry Mojito, Plum Liqueur & Peach Bellini on www.bollyglow.com