Skin Deep: This makeup look only takes five minutes to do

Welcome to Skin Deep with Louise McSharry, my opportunity to put years of obsessing over beauty products and techniques to good use. I won’t tell you something is good if it’s not. I won’t recommend products I haven’t actually tried. As the magical sitar in Moulin Rouge said, I only speak the truth.  As Oprah says in the opening words of her Super Soul Sunday podcast, ‘the greatest gift we can give ourselves is time’. For most of us it’s a valuable commodity, one we simply don’t have enough of…

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How to Save GIFs From Twitter to Your Phone or Computer

If you’re asking yourself, what is a GIF? It is an image file type that stands for Graphics Interchange Format. These images can be animated or static. In recent years, they have become commonplace on social media and in digital communication as they can convey short video clips in image form. Here’s an example: I’m constantly saving GIFs to my phone or laptop in order to send as reactions or to express something that words just can’t quite capture. Most of the time, I save GIFs from Twitter; however, you may have noticed already the…

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Top SUVs to be launched in 2019

The SUV segment has witnessed a phenomenal rise in demand in recent times. The growing popularity of the segment has encouraged car makers to introduce a fresh set of products in the Indian market. Here below are top 11 SUVs which are due for launch in 2019. Tata Harrier The stylish SUV from Tata Motors, the Harrier is due for its India launch on 23 January. The SUV will be limited to a manual 2.0-litre four-cylinder Kryotec engine which generates 140bhp and 350Nm. The vehicle debuts the IMPACT 2.0 design…

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Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika producer Kamal Jain critical after paralytic stroke, film to release Jan 25

The producer of Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, Kamal Jain, is in a critical condition after suffering a paralytic stroke, according to reports. The film, starring Kangana Ranaut in the lead role as Rani Laxmibai, is scheduled to release on January 25 over the Republic Day weekend. Kamal Jain co-produced the film with Zee Studios and Kairos Kontent Studios. According to reports, the producer has been put on a ventilator. Jain had tweeted about his condition on Saturday, “Dear friends, this certainly is not the best time to be in…

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Happy New Year 2019: Get set to party in style this New Year

This party season, steal the limelight with the right hair and makeup. Experts suggest that subtle blush is a year-round must, but this season’s trendy rouge is inspired by the rosy glow you get when there’s a nip in the air. Here are a few more beauty tips and tricks: *Sweeping eyelashes: Full, false lashes on your top lash line invariably make your eyes looks larger and more awake. Keep the rest of your makeup palette neutral for a look that’s modern, rather than overdone. * Bright lips: A red lip…

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Mukesh Ambani outlines his plan to take on Amazon, Walmart in India

Reliance Industries Ltd. will roll out its online shopping platform to 1.2 million retailers and store-owners in India, starting on an ambitious plan to take on Amazon.com Inc. and Walmart Inc.’s Flipkart on its home turf. Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest man, intends to take on the world’s largest retailers by combining his Jio telecom service, mobile devices and a vast physical retail network. A new offline-to-online platform will probably be launched in 12 to 18 months across the country, according to people familiar with the matter, who asked not to…

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Pakistan exports over 100,000 kg human hair to China

Pakistan has exported to China over 100,000 kg of human hair valued at USD 132,000 over the last five years. The Ministry of Commerce and Textile told the National Assembly that 105,461 kg of human hair was exported to China in the last five years, the Dawn reported. Demand for human hair has increased in China due to growth in the makeup industry. The other reason for the increase in the export of human hair is that there is little trend for wearing wigs for fashion, AM Chauhan, a prominent…

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Woman uses makeup to give a makeover to a potato. Watch video

Makeup tutorials are all the rage on social media. How to perfect the brows, the best way to use a highlighter, the correct method to contour one’s face – the options are endless. Then there are those special makeup videos in which people completely transform themselves into other people. All these videos are impressive but this one – the makeover of a potato – is something else. A video posted on video sharing app TikTok shows a woman giving a potato a makeover. The video opens to show a regular…

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