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 dressย (Not the same one, but aย similar one)

Ila awate

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

Hereโ€™s what I used:

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

I absolutely love this one currently. Sometimes when there isnโ€™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 ๐Ÿ™‚ I used this same cream as a concealer as well.

Revlon Nearly Naked 130 Shell

Foundation: Revlon Nearly Naked 130 Shellย 

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 โ€˜08โ€™. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Find these wonders here at Nykaaย .

Alternatively, you can find the exact shade โ€œCashmere 08โ€.

Cashmere 08

Contour: Giordani Gold Bronzing Pearlsย 

Giordani Gold Bronzing Pearls

These bronzing pearls have been my longtime favorite. Easy application and desired pigmentation ๐Ÿ™‚ What more can I say! Letโ€™s bronze it up at that.

Check out their amazing video tutorial โ€˜3 Bronzer & blush Tricks You Need to Knowโ€™ 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.. ๐Ÿ™‚


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, thatโ€™s all, I have not used any concealer nor brow pencil, sorry about that ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜›

But, this is a close up look, well I thoroughly enjoyed it ๐Ÿ™‚


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.

Brownie points anyone?

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