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Kolkata Trousseau Shopping- Multi Designer Stores

Hi,

Kolkata is considered a treasure land for designer clothing, yet there are very few curated articles online pointing towards the exact places to visit. In today’s article, the first among the Kolkata trousseau shopping series, I have listed the top 7 multi designer stores. These are stores with a rooster of above fifteen designers each, from pret to bridal.

85 LANSDOWNE

Name: 85 Lansdowne

Designers they Stock: Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Shantanu Goenka, Namrata Joshipura, Kartikeya, Gaurav Gupta, Anushree Reddy, Krishna Mehta, Dev r Nil, Anand Kabra and more.

USP: They house some of the country’s top designers! You will find everything under one roof- pret tunics, cocktail dresses, embroidered suits, draped sarees, traditional weaves to bridal lehengas. 85 Lansdowne also stocks accessories, shoes and clutch bags.

Price Point: Rs.10,000 onward for contemporary wear, Rs.25,000 onward for embroidered suits and sarees, Rs.1,50,000 and above for lehengas.

Alteration/ Order Time: 3-10 days for alteration, 35-40 days for new order.

Address: 85 Sarat Bose Road, Dover Terrace, Near Kalighat.

Contact: 033-2454 9484 | 84209-38965

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/85lansdowne

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Trousseau Makeup Essentials (Part 2)

In continuation with my last post , Trousseau Makeup Essentials, following are rest of the makeup essentials for Indian Brides.

 LIP COLOURS 

  1. RED LIPSTICK – There is a shade of red for everyone. Even though I don’t wear a red lip often, there are times when a red lip is all I need to make an ensemble pop. Try as many shades of red till you feel comfortable and confident in a particular shade. Check my post on lip colour basics for more information on application and makeup looks.
    Recommended: M.A.C Ruby Woolip colours trousseau makeup
  2. PINK/CORAL LIPSTICK – Depending on your skin-tone and the makeup look you are going for pick atleast two lipstick shades either from pink, coral or berry colour family. If you don’t plan to use them often go for budget brands. Make sure one shade is a matte and the other a gloss, along with colour variation you get texture variation.
    Recommended: Colorbar Rose Clair
  3. NUDE LIPSTICK – By nude I mean a shade which is ‘your lips but better’. A total nude would wash out most people and looks best with dramatic eye makeup, since this is a list for beginners I would not suggest a total nude. You could either go in for a nude pink or a nude maroon. This would be your go-to lipstick for everyday wear and for formal occasions.
    Recommended: Lakme 9 to 5 Peach Path / Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balmlip products trousseau makeup
  4. LIP GLOSS – Most lip glosses look the same eventually, so just having one lip gloss in your makeup trousseau would do the trick. Pick a gloss with less pigment and nearest to the colour family you love best.
    Recommended: Faces Lip Creme Cosmopolitan
  5. LIP LINER – Optional. A lip liner is great shaping or as a base. This is completely optional fro beginners and if you do want a lip liner select a shade nearest to your natural lip colour. Pick a lip liner from a good brand as they have better staying power than most budget brands.
    Recommended: Maybelline Lip Liner Velvet Beige

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Trousseau Makeup Essentials

Hi,

One of my very close friend, who is getting married, is a total makeup newbie and must have previously just used a kajal and lip-gloss. She was apprehensive about her event makeup as well as items she would require for dressing up after her wedding. Considering there are many girls who aren’t very enthusiastic about makeup but want to try it, this post is a comprehensive list of the basics you require. There are many  basic-makeup articles on the web but I would like to focus on basic-trousseau makeup essentials for Indian brides.

 SKIN CARE 

  1. MOISTURIZER – This is a must for everyday wear. Choose a moisturizer depending your skin type, always read the label. During daytime apply the moisturizer first and then the sunscreen. You could also go in for separate day and night creams depending on your skin care requirements.
    Recommended: Neutrogena Oil-free Moisturizer for Combination Skinskin care trousseau makeup
  2. SUNSCREEN – A must when stepping out during the morning/afternoon. You could skip the sunscreen during indoor programs. Also skip the sunscreen if you are going to be photographed because it results in a white cast on your face during flash photography. Definitely apply moisturizer before sunscreen, especially for dry skin.
    Recommended: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Drytouch Sunblock
  3. LIP BALM – This is an essential for all seasons, even if we believe otherwise. Apply a lip balm a few minutes before applying any lip colour or use a tinted lip balm for a quick colour addition.
    Recommended: Forest Essentials Luscious Kokum and Honey Lip Balm

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