Basic Wear To Work Makeup Look (Liner and a Pop of Color) And A Quick Update

Easy Everyday Office Work Makeup Basics
Easy and quick wear-to-work makeup.

Hiiiiii! :D  I have been away for a while, and I finally got a bit of time today to do a quick post/update.  The reason I have been so short of time is I started a new job.  I used to work from home before, but now I have to go to office, and goodness gracious, I don't know if I will ever get used to these early morning hours!  I leave quite early, but I am awfully lucky with missing the rush-hour snarly traffic.  Work takes up a good 10 hours of my day, and I barely have time to grab some dinner and sleep.  On a good day, I get to check mail.  Hopefully, there will be a bit more time in another month or two.

A good thing about going to work is I get to use all the makeup I have been hoarding all these days.  I take the bus/public transit to work, though, and most people at my workplace are pretty low-key with their makeup, so I keep my makeup routine simple (like I was ever adventurous!).   Here's a look at some of my wear-to-work basics and an easy, everyday makeup look that I have been sporting of late.

India Circus by Krsna Mehta

India Circus is a contemporary design label offering affordable and sophisticated designs by renowned designer Krsna Mehta, Design Director of India Circus. The collections offer various life-style products, ranging from home decor to personal accessories. Drawing inspiration from the flora & fauna as well as the rich heritage of India, we seek to bring to you a range of products right from home decor to personal accessories that is flavoured with the Indian aesthetic.


I came across India Circus a while back when I saw it mentioned on a couple of Indian blogs that I follow.  The name was intriguing enough for me to want to check out the website, and sure enough, they do seem to carry some really interesting products.  The brand has a mix of lifestyle and decor items as well as some fun accessories such as wallets, watches, bags, and other cool knick knacks. When I got a chance to try up a few items from the website, I decided to go with something I actually would put to good use, so I (finally) got a cover for my Samsung S4 and some coffee mugs. Odd choice for a beauty blogger, I suppose, but to be fair, I rarely post anything any more :P :P  Anywho, just wanted to share a few photos of some goodies I received thanks to the folks at India Circus.

Matrix Biolage Advanced Fiberstrong Haircare

Matrix Biolage Advanced Fiberstrong Haircare Strengthening Shampoo Conditioner Deep Smoothing Serum Review
Matrix Biolage Advanced Fiberstrong Haircare Range
Strengthening Shampoo, Conditioner, and Deep Smoothing Serum
Products provided c/o Matrix India

My hair has always been frizzy and dry, and because it's also wavy, the overall effect is, well, quite a mess.  Blow drying works great at making it look manageable, but it's not the best option in the long run with the heat just making my hair drier and also more prone to breakage - and hairfall.  My usual haircare routine, though, is shampoo-conditioner-serum, and on most days, that's about how all I have the time for.  I am always on the lookout for moisturizing shampoos and conditioners that can keep my hair healthy and strong and also keep it frizz-free and manageable even when I just air-dry it.  A couple of days back, I got a chance to try out products from the Matrix Biolage Advanced Fiberstrong haircare range which claims to make hair stronger and reduce hair fall.  The secret ingredient in the formula -
Intra-Cylane + bamboo.  Known for its resilience, this apparently fill gaps in the cuticle and enhances hair fiber integrity.  Scroll on to read my experience with the products.

Chanel Sublimage Eye Cream

Chanel Sublimage La Creme Yeux Ultimate Regeneration Eye Cream - Antiaging Skincare - Review
Chanel Sublimage La Creme Yeux
Ultimate Regeneration Eye Cream

I have had a bit of an obsession with Chanel for a while, starting with makeup and of late moving on to skincare.  The Resynchronizing line - day and night serums - are part of my daily skincare routine as is the Chanel Sublimage Eye Cream.  I got a couple of sample tubes of this cream thanks to a particularly generous SA at Saks, and I picked up a full-size jar soon as I was done using those.

Copper and Green Eye Makeup with MAC Eyeshadows (Coppering, Soba, Saddle)

Copper Green Eye Makeup - MAC Eyeshadows Coppering Soba Saddle

Coppering was one of the first eyeshadows I bought from MAC.  It was a bit of an impulse buy, and after getting back home and trying it under natural lighting, I found the color a bit too frosty and bright for my liking.  I didn't use it much after that, and it's only recently that I have finally figured out how to use this color.  Coppering pairs beautifully with a lot of the MAC warm brown eyeshadows, and for today's makeup look, I have added Urban Decay's Loaded to the mix.