An entire day of gossip, bonding with the girls and a glam photoshoot. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? That’s exactly what was in store for us at the “Red Party” that L’Oreal Paris had organised for us beauty bloggers from Bombay to mark the launch of the Collection Star Pure Red lipsticks (click here to know more about these lipsticks and see the swatches). The invite promised a super-exciting day of macaroons, manicures and makeup followed by a professional photo shoot!
If you follow me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, you would have already seen some pictures of the event. Read on for details on the event, more pics and….a giveaway…..
|This is my final picture.|
We were asked to come in our bare-faced, frizzy-haired glory since we were going to have our makeup and hair styled professionally. Being among the first to reach the venue, I was immediately handed over to ace makeup artist Namrata Soni‘s team for my makeover. One person doing my hair, one doing my makeup….Oh, how I love that kind of pampering….
For each girl, Namrata and team chose a shade from the Pure Red collection they thought would look best with her skintone and features. As for me, I asked outright for Pure Garnet because I simply loved that shade!
And voilà. I was ready to face the cameras. Well, not really because I get terribly nervous and conscious in front of the cameras despite having got my portfolio clicked twice!
Once my photoshoot was done, it was time to have fun with the girls….
|Vipra, Garima, me, Ruhi and Bhumika|
|Hina, Vipra, me|
|Me, Heena, Jhilmil, Garima|
|Bhumika, Ruhi, me|
And you have no idea what a daunting task it is to get that perfect group shot! There would be one person blinking, one yawning, one looking in another direction..The amount of shuffling and adjustments that it took to “arrange” us all for the group shot made us feel like we’re posing for the class picture in school…
All the efforts paid off and the final pictures proved that it was all worth it….
|Top row: Amena, Shanaya, Anusree, Garima
Middle row: Ritcha, me, Dayle, Jhilmil
Bottom row: Ruhi, Heena, Bhumika, Vipra
Brand: L’Oreal Paris Pure Reds by Color Riche
Photographer: Rema Chaudhary
Hair & Make-Up Expert: Namrata Soni
I was the only one at the shoot wearing Pure Garnet. What do you think of this shade? Which is your favourite shade from the collection? I loved Pure Garnet so much that I went and bought one just to give one of you girls!
Exited? All you have to do is follow Indian Shringar on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and comment on this post with your user names / handles. Simple isn’t it? The giveaway is on till the 14th of Feb and I shall announce the winner soon after (India only.)
*Disclaimer – Giveaway not sponsored by brand.