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5 Bollywood-inspired Hairstyles To Withstand Monsoons!

Rainy days are not exactly a good time for hair and skin. Let’s face it, the high temperature and moisture in air can play havoc with your hair making it frizzy, greasy and flat. Blow-dries and heat treatments are ineffective in this weather and styling products only make the scalp more greasy. The best deal is to embrace your natural texture and play with cute hairdos. Here are our favourite super easy hairstyles for monsoon:

Add volume to flat hair by backcombing the crown section and pinning it into a high puff. Weave the rest of the hair into a French braid and secure with bright coloured scrunchie.


This chic and rainproof updo is perfect for office hours. Pull all your hair back into a low ponytail and twist it around to form a bun.


The most common complaint in the monsoon is greasy and oily scalp. If you can’t find time to wash your hair, this drape braid on the crown can be a saviour!

Fend off rain-induced frizz with a loose side braid. It’s easy, quick and 100 percent rainproof!


Ponytails don’t have to be boring! Make it chic by adding volume at the crown. Secure the rest of your hair in a high ponytail and flaunt your natural waves.

 

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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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Stop Making These Concealer Mistakes NOW!

Hello #BGStars, hope you all are doing great! We all know how crucial the concealer is in every girl’s makeup kit, right from hiding those raccoon eyes from late-night Netflix binge-watching to covering up your acne scars from monthly breakouts, blemishes and so much more. But sometimes, we can go completely wrong while using it, either we are using the wrong shade or have smeared so much to hide imperfections. Guilty of making these mistakes? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

Below we’ve listed some major concealer mistakes you might be making and the easy way to eliminate them—nothing complicated we promise. Do check it out!

Mistake 1: You’re not using the right shade.

Tip: Find your right shade by clicking the shade finder tab on www.bollyglow.com

Mistake 2: You’re skipping primer!

Tip: Primer helps ‘set the stage’ for long-lasting makeup. Use Bollyglow’s nourishing and sun protecting Bolly Prime Time CC Primer as your base for long-lasting, flawless makeup application no matter where the day takes you.

Mistake 3: You’re only using one shade.

Tip: Opt for a lighter shade concealer for your under eyes & match your concealer to your foundation for blemishes, dark spots, or age spots on your face. Did you know, different parts of your face have different needs, hence makes sense to have two shades in your makeup kit. Bollyglow has a variety of concealer & foundation shades perfect for the indian skin tone. Check out Bollyglow’s Selfie-Ready Conceal + Correct Duo & Filmi Foundation and choose your match now!

Mistake 4: You’re using too much concealer.

Tip: To avoid a cakey face, apply only as required! Less is more, and trust us you only need less concealer than you think.

Mistake 5:  You’re skipping the correcting step!

Tip: Colour correct problem areas on your face-dark circles, redness, acne scars, discolouration with Bollyglow’s 2-in-1 corrector (masala) on one side & your perfect shade concealer on the other.

Mistake 6: You’re not blending properly.

Tip: Blending is key, either with your fingers, a makeup blender or a proper brush. It’s best to use a small, flat concealer brush to get the best blend possible. Time to invest in a good set of makeup brushes #BGStars.

Mistake 7: You’re not setting with powder.

Tip: Setting powder ‘seals the deal’ and locks your look in place.

Get your conceal & correct game on point by avoiding a few mistakes and you are good to go beauties. Shop primer and your perfect shade concealer & foundation on www.bollyglow.com, and make the most of the combo offers—Buy concealer & foundation @1790 and primer & foundation @1990. 

 

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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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Rules For A Flawless Pout–Find Out!

Hey #BGStars, hope everyone are enjoying their time at home learning how to cook, catching up on your favourite Netflix shows & even learning how to do your makeup. Thanks to all the beauty bloggers on Instagram! Think you have it in you to show the world your makeup artist skills, well this blog is for you to learn a bit more! Just that we’re focusing on lips—the cherry on top to all your beauty looks. Ladies, all we wish for is that your lips are on point in your next makeup tutorial online. The key to getting a flawless, selfie-ready pout is the prep and a few techniques.

To up your lippie game, we’ve rounded up few rules you need to keep in mind for wearing lipstick. Thank us later!

Rule 1: Start with a cleanup

Clean your lips with a good lip scrub.
Rule 2: Know Your Formulas.
 One of these 3 basic formulas is sure to suit you, try Bollyglow’s Mini Lip Trio Kits that come in Thriller (red), Romantic Comedy (pink) & Raw footage (nude), each contain 3 formulas-cream, matte & gloss.
Rule 3: To intensify a lip colour, use a lip pencil.
Make sure to always line your lips with a lip pencil before applying your lipstick for it to last longer.
Rule 4: A brush will help lipstick last longer
To get the most moolah out of your lisptick, apply it with a brush #BGStars! Plus, it wastes less product.  P.S Apply lipstick with an angled brush for a sharp, dramatic look
Rule 5: 
To avoid getting lipstick on your teeth, use a clean ear bud and place it in between your lips & save yourself from the awkwardness.
Rule 6: Blot the right way
After your lipstick application, don’t forget to blot-this just makes sure that the lipstick is evenly distributed. Plus, blotting with tissue will help lipstick from smudging
Rule 7: A dab of highlighter will enhance your cupid bow 
Dab some highlighter to the center of your lower lip and and your cupid’s bow to make your lips looks fuller. Use Bollyglow’s Bollystrobe Liquid Highlighter in Pearl for a luminous effect. 
Rule 8: Top with gloss
Take your lip to the next level with a little gloss!
Rule 9: Don’t be afraid to opt for a nude lipstick.
Ladies, just so you know trends will come and go but nudes are perennial, so go get yourself a nude lippie. Bollyglow’s Raw Footage mini lip kit includes nude lipsticks in 3 textures-perfect for you!
Rule 10: There really is a red for everyone.
It’s time to put on some red lipstick and live a little. What say? Pick Bollyglow’s mini lip trio kit in Thriller reds that come in 3 different textures-cream, matte & gloss!
Was  this blog helpful #BGStars? Let us know in the comment section below, until next time!
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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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5 Unique Eyeliner Styles You Must Try!

#BGStars, you know what’s hot & trending in the beauty world? Coloured eyeliner ofcourse, but mainly how you use it matters more. Sure, a swipe of black is simple and works the best with anything but we think it is time that you give your eyes, just like your clothes, shoes & personality a dash of uniqueness.  Coloured eyeliners allow you the freedom to let your imagination run wild. Don’t hesitate to experiment with colourful eyeliners if you’ve never tried before. Trust us get graphic, get better!

Here are 5 unique eyeliner styles created with Bollyglow’s exclusive Idoleyez Duo Eyepencil Eyeliner Range that come in ten shades—you must try! Take notes from our innovative eyeliner style guide you’ll absolutely love.

Here are 5 unique eyeliner styles you must try!

SMUDGED EFFECT

To get this eyeliner style, try Bollyglow’s Silver Rush + Midnight Moon Duo Eyepencil Eyeliner. The pencil contains mineral-based powder, such as Zeolite, to support blendability to create smoky eyes. Use the black kohl to apply a liner and then smudge it outward towards the side.

GET GEOMETRIC!

Graphic & geometric eyeliner is the latest trend! Use Bollyglow’s Silver Rush + Midnight Moon Duo Eyepencil Eyeliner to create this rectangle shape on your upper lash line. Try this look and fetch yourself all the compliments you’ve always wanted. Wink! Wink!

WING IT OUT!

Feeling like a superhero? Try this Batgirl eye look using Frost Bite + Midnight Moon Duo Eyepencil Eyeliner to create the perfect wing.

BREAK EVEN

Why do the usual when you were born to stand out! Create this one-of-a-kind eyeliner style with’s Bollyglow Aquawoman + Midnight Moon Duo Eyepencil Eyeliner. Instead of one single stroke, take a break and swipe again!

GILDED WATERLINE

Go all out with a gilded eye look using Bollyglow’s Golden Girls + Midnight Moon Duo Eyepencil Eyeliner. Gold liner is the perfect way to amp up your eye makeup!

Which one you can’t wait to try and flaunt. Comment below. To shop your favourite Idoleyez Duo Eyepencil Eyeliner, available in ten shades—blue royalty, frost bite, golden girls, black magic, emerald green, aquawoman, silver rush, brazen bronze, brun mystique & purple rain and midnight moon visit 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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Introducing Ten Irresistible Lipstick Shades—Worth The Buy!

Ten irresistible lipstick shades you just can’t say no to—#BGStars say hello to our #Rebellips Lipsticks! Inspired by the deadly sins, you’ll only keep wanting more of these. Just saying! Plus, these have so much to offer; we give you 5 reasons why you need them in your makeup bag right now:

  1. Glittering Shine
  2. Vitamin Enriched
  3. Long-lasting
  4. Satin Finish
  5. Silky Texture

Bollyglow’s high-shine rebel lipsticks are loaded with iridescent pearls for a dramatic finish. The weightless and creamy texture glides on like satin and gives coverage with one stroke. The sparkling coating offers glittering visual dimension. What more? It’s enriched with Brazil Nut oil that ensures comfort and moisture. #NoFilterNeeded Apply directly from the bullet or with a lip brush.

Let’s take a look at all the lipsticks below, to shop your fave click on the name.

Seduce (orange)

Obsession (nude)

Wrath (maroon)

Greed (brown)

Ambition (brilliant red)

Ego (purple)

Pride (red)

Passion (rani pink)

Envy (magenta)

Lust (rose pink)

Let your lips do the talking with Vivid, ultra-saturated lipsticks that offer high-shine and a glitter finish. Shop your favourite rebel lips lipstick on www.bollyglow.com right away.

Make the most of the Bundle Offer—Buy any rebel lips lipstick + any Bolly Blushbar for Rs. 1500/-.

Don’t worry, we will ship orders soon after the lockdown period is over. Happy Shopping!

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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?