The Brown Girl’s Makeup Guide + Direct product links

Brownies for the Brown Look

It was an occasion where I had to dress subtle Indian. Well, nothing could have been better than this classy peach colored Biba dress (Not the same one, but a similar one)

Ila awate

For my make-up, I decided to do a complementary brown look.

Here’s what I used:

Base Cream: The Body Shop All-In-One BB Cream

I absolutely love this one currently. Sometimes when there isn’t enough time to do elaborate make-up this is my goto cream for that natural yet concealed look. I love how just a little bit of it is enough 🙂 I used this same cream as a concealer as well.

Revlon Nearly Naked 130 Shell

Foundation: Revlon Nearly Naked 130 Shell 

After trying 3-4 brands for almost 30 minutes, I finally chose this one at the Central Mall. I am in love with this one, especially for because it gives a barely-there natural look and a dewy feel to my face with amazing coverage as well. And, not to mention – is quite long-lasting – around 4-5 hours in the non-humid Bangalore weather.

Revlon Nearly Naked 130 Shell

Lip colors:

I love to combine and color.

So the base shade is Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick 393

The fabulous shade which I have used – Breezy Brown shade could be out of stock, so here’s an alternative.

OMG! My current favorite brown lip color has to be this one, gives my lips a lustrous yet nonshiny look, this one is creamy and sets perfectly.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick 393

On top of that, I have very very lightly applied Beyu Cashmere Lip Color Matte Shade ‘08’. Be careful as it has intensive coverage and pigmented. I found it long-lasting and cozily velvety, creamy texture. Also acts as a lip moisturizer. I was looking for that perfect orangey shade and I found it in this one at Health and Glow shop while strolling around in a mall 🙂 🙂

Find these wonders here at Nykaa .

Alternatively, you can find the exact shade “Cashmere 08”.

Cashmere 08

Contour: Giordani Gold Bronzing Pearls 

Giordani Gold Bronzing Pearls

These bronzing pearls have been my longtime favorite. Easy application and desired pigmentation 🙂 What more can I say! Let’s bronze it up at that.

Check out their amazing video tutorial ‘3 Bronzer & blush Tricks You Need to Know’ here

Blush: Maybelline Tone on Tone nudes

I have the pink and peachy one. Coverage could be slightly more, I felt. The dual shades perfectly went with my skin tone to give it a dewy natural look.

Maybelline Tone on Tone nudes


I used 2 eyeshadow palettes one of Maybelline Big eyes by eye studio. I have the 2017 edition, I used the peachy eyeshadow shade at the center for the base.

Oriflame The One Express Eye Palette

The latest edition is here on Nykaa

I achieved the brown look by some shades from the Oriflame The One Express Eye Palette,

And, you can see the result. A detailed review of the eyeshadows coming later on.. 🙂


Oops, a little embarrassed, but I used one of the lighter eyeshadows in the above eyeshadow palettes was used as a highlighter on my cheekbones, nose, and temple.

Eye Liner:

Maybelline New York Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil – Glazed Toffee

It is what it says in its title – long-lasting. Also, I found it perfectly creamy.

I recommend you check it before you buy it, because the first piece I bought at the Maybelline counter in a mall, turned out to be melted at the tip, hence I had to return and exchange it. The next one is a good piece, I found it hassle free.

Maybelline New York Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil


I tried a new Sri Sri Tattva Mascara. Now, this is an Ayurvedic brand which I trust truly.

Try it for yourself for evenly coated lashes and rich volume.

I was delighted to find it here on Nykaa!

Sri sri tatva mascara

Well, that’s all, I have not used any concealer nor brow pencil, sorry about that 🙂 😛

But, this is a close up look, well I thoroughly enjoyed it 🙂


Ila is a writer by passion & profession! She is also a fashion stylist, professional life coach, a learning coach & a spiritual coach! Those who seek her guidance, always return uplifted with deep, transformational, practical insights and most importantly: with a smile!
Her hobbies include travelling, listening soulful music, composing poems. She believes – “a smile in any given situation is the truest sign of success!”
Keep Shining your Light.

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2 thoughts on “The Brown Girl’s Makeup Guide + Direct product links

  1. Rudrakshi-The Makeup Expert May 22, 2020 — 17:27

    As a bridal makeup artist, I always keep these products with me as a backup for the bride’s touchup !! Sometimes, these products also help to create the best bridal makeup looks


  2. Ranjeet Mukadam July 12, 2018 — 10:36

    Beautiful! Superb! Sublime! Adorable & Amazing on all counts – topic, text, pics & work. Gr8 job Ila. Keep it up & all the very best.


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