Creating a smokey eye can seem or feel really difficult to achieve when you are just learning makeup. Well, here is a super easy smokey eye tutorial for beginners, which I bet will help you achieve that soft smokey eye makeup looks effortlessly in under 10 mins.
Quick smokey eye makeup look using kajal
To create this look, I am using the Himalaya kajal. You can use any cream-based kajal, I like the Himalaya kajal as it’s herbal, affordable, and one of the best kajal for smokey eyes. You can even try Lakme eye kajal if you are looking for something in a similar price range.
First, I’ll be adding some kajal on the outer corner of my eyelid. Then I am going to gently smudge the kajal, ensuring it stays just inside the corner of my eyelid.
Next, I am taking a black eyeshadow, and using a flat brush, I am picking some products. With a gentle motion, I am dabbing the product over the smudged kajal.
To blend the product, I am taking a brown base eyeshadow, and using a fluffy brush I am blending it all together.
I am then going to take a glitter eyeshadow and apply it from the inner corner to the mid of the eyelid.
After eyeliner and mascara, I am taking a tiny bit of highlighter and adding it to the inner corner of the eyelid. That’s it
Do smokey eyes look good on everyone?
Smokey eyes can look great on everyone, provided it’s done in a way that complements the eye shape of the person. For small or hooded eyes, try to keep it subtle and go for a thin liner.
You don’t need a ton of products to create a smokey eye especially when you are in the learning phase. If you have a cream-based kajal, black and brown eyeshadow palette, mascara, and eyeliner you can play around and try to achieve that soft smokey eye. 🙂
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Mythic oil review: Sharing my personal experience and thoughts about the product after using it for a year!
So, I bought this bottle of Mythic oil last year, and on the third month of using it, I was thinking about writing this post, however, I kept procrastinating. I can be a lazy B*M at times ~Rolling eyes~
Anyway, now that I have completely used a bottle of L’Oreal Professionnel Mythic Oil Huile Originale Argan Oil, I feel I should share my honest review on Mythic oil and how it works on hair. 😀
Before I share my thoughts and experience, let’s have a look at the product description.
About the product:
L’Oreal Mythic Oil is a professional multi-tasking nourishing oil. This professional hair management is empowered by highly concentrated oils – the secret of your hairdresser to breathe nourishment and shine onto the fiber without weighing hair down. Its formula, highly concentrated with natural argan oil, softens and protects hair. Its lightweight fluid texture facilitates hair-drying for silky magnificent hair from root to tips. Ideal for detangling hair after shampooing and illuminating it before or after blow-drying. Professional and hair-salon proof, it provides 48h anti-humidity and anti-frizz protection*, along with heat protection to heated appliances up to 230°/ 446°F.
Suitable for: All hair types
Pros of Mythic oil :
Added heat protection of up to 230°c
Fast drying and ideal for detangling
Controls the look of frizz
Lightweight hair oil serum
Cons of Mythic oil
I don’t have much of cons, except the price point 😛
How to use Mythic oil:
There are multiple ways you can use Mythic oil on your hair:
Apply Mythic oil after hair wash
Towel dry your hair and see that your hair is 80 to 90 percent dry. Next, take 1 to 2 pumps of Mythic oil in the palms of your hands, rub them together for a few seconds. This will make the hair oil warm and spread evenly on the hair strands. Bend your hair and apply the serum from the ends to the roots.
Apply Mythic oil on damp hair
Apply evenly to towel-dried mid-lengths and ends before blow-drying. I suggest this method only if you are planning to blow dry your hair or style with hot hair styling tools. I find using this oil in damp hair weighs down my hair when I don’t blow dry right after. I use this method only when I am in a rush to step out.
Apply Mythic oil on dry hair
You can use it as how you have been using your hair serums. Apply to dry hair to tame frizzy, flyaway and smooth hair whenever you find your hair dry.
Quantity: 100 ml
Price: Rs 1100/-
My experience with the product:
I bought this serum when I was dealing with really dry & frizzy hair, to such an extent that someone even said that the ends of my hair ends looked like a broom! Perhaps, that was one of the reasons I bought Mythic oil for my hair without any second thoughts. It’s super light and doesn’t feel sticky at all. It gets absorbed quickly and adds shine to the hair after application. The fragrance is mild and pleasant.
Mythic oil hair serum is loved by many hair professionals, and I had read & heard a lot of good stuff about the product. Yes, the price point is slightly higher than a regular hair serum, but I decided to give it a try.
When should you apply Mythic Oil?
Even though it says ‘Mythic oil’, it is a nourishing oil mostly used as a hair serum. Just a pump is enough for medium-length hair. A bottle can last up to 6-8 months depending on how often you wash or style your hair. Acts as a heat protectant and prevents your hair from larger damage. In my case, I am not much obsessed with hot tools, but there’s not a single day I can skip hair serums. Mythic hair oil did help in making my hair less frizzy, and manageable, but not much with split ends and dry ends, since that portion of my hair was literally DEAD. However, at the beginning of this year, I decided to go short to get rid of the split ends. Post which, I could see the product work wonderfully.
Is Loreal Mythic Oil good?
To be honest, it’s a nice product and the price point is something you’ll not mind after using the product. Mythic oil by Loreal is a good option if you are looking for a nourishing hair oil that can be used as a serum, heat protectant, and oil. It’s such a versatile product.
Hope you found this post on ‘Mythic oil review’ helpful. Let me know what do you think of the product in the comments section below if you have used it. I’d love to hear your thoughts as well. 🙂
Keratin Treatment for Hair: Does keratin kill your hair? How long does a keratin treatment last? What are the side effects of keratin hair treatment? What’s better, Keratin treatment or hair straightening? I am sure, you have tons of questions in your mind going on right now, while at the back of your mind, you are deeply contemplating whether or not to go for a keratin treatment.
I tried keratin hair treatment for the first time
In December 2020 I got my first ever keratin hair treatment and it’s been almost 6 months now. I am writing this blog post to share my experience with a keratin treatment andto help you all decide if you should go for keratin treatment of hair or not.
Before that, let’s just understand what keratin treatment is and what it does to the hair.
Keratin is a natural type of protein in your skin, hair, and nails. This protein forms fibers that make it strong. Keratin works by smoothing down the cells that overlap to form your hair strands. The layers of cells, called the hair cuticle, theoretically absorb the keratin, resulting in hair that looks full and glossy. Keratin also claims to make curly hair less frizzy, easier to style, and straighter in appearance.
Understanding your hair type is really necessary before going for any hair treatment. Not that I am a hair stylist or an expert, but since over the years I have experimented with multiple hair styling and coloring services, I can for sure now say that a lot can depend on your hair type. My hair for that matter is super dry and frizzy at the ends and oily around the scalp. If I had to categorize my hair type to one category, then it’s definitely going to be ‘Wavy hair’.
keratin treatment on curly / wavy hair
Does keratin straighten hair? As you can see, my hair looks straight but not completely flat. I had done chemical hair straightening in the past, and to be honest, I prefer keratin treatment above chemical hair straightening. It made my hair super manageable and all the frizziness was gone. Keratin treatment of hair is a good option for those who want to do away with the hazzel of every morning hair straightening routine. The treatment helps you take a break from everyday hair styling tools. If you have dry and damaged hair due to long periods of hair colouring and hair styling tools used, you can give it a try as well.
Here is my before and after keratin hair treatment picture
Right now, my hair has grown up to 3inches long, while the newly grown hair is my original hair texture , the end of the hair is still straight, but not completely smooth.
Keratin treatment on coloured hair
If you are thinking of doing keratin treatment for your hair and then color it later, I’d suggest going the other way round. Yes, the treatment will change the original hair color, but not drastically. The best way is to color your hair first and then go for keratin hair treatment since you don’t want the effectiveness of the keratin product on hair to get overlapped by chemical hair color.
Keratin treatment pros and cons
Keratin treatment pros
Makes hair smoother and easier to manage
Hair looks glossy and healthy
Calms frizzy hair
Natural straight finish
Keratin treatment cons
It can be pretty expensive depending on the thickness and length of your hair
As your hair grows, the crown of your head and ends of your hair start to look weird. For those with super curly hair, they might need to get a touch-up every 3 months.
Keratin treatment hair shampoo & conditioner are also pretty expensive.
How to take care of your hair post Keratin hair treatment
Don’t wash your hair too often. Keratin treatment on hair would last for just up to 45 washes.
Invest in good keratin treatment hair shampoo and conditioner. Avoid products that have sulfate or paraben. Sulfate-free shampoo will ensure it cleanses the hair without stripping keratin from the hair.
Never skip hair serum!
How much does the keratin treatment cost
Keratin treatment price in India varies from 5k to 15k depending on the length of your hair and standard of the saloon. I was lucky that I got Keratin treatment at home through a hairstylist I know.
My overall experience:
yes, I absolutely like it. It was way better than having the hair chemically straight (which I previously did during my college days and fully regretted it.) While I had no big concern with my wavy hair, the ends of my hair, over a time of coloring, had become fried and unmanageable. Keratin treatment not only improved my hair texture but helped tame my frizzy hair, it also added shine and some life to my dead hair. Now that it is growing, I am thinking to let it grow to its natural texture since the ends still look fine. The reason I am thinking not to do it again is that my hair is pretty thin and keratin treatment tends to make it look flat. However, I don’t mind trying it again a few years down the line 😉
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