The Toddler Glow: Youthful, Luminous Skin in One Easy Step!


Call it the Kim Kardashian effect or the access women now have to endless beauty blogs and video tutorials that have shown them how to sculpt, shade, conceal and otherwise hide their skin under layers of makeup. While sculpting and contouring has its place, most women don’t want to transform their face with an arsenal of products. Rather, they want skin that looks luminous, radiant and youthful with minimal time and effort.

Enter Sayeda Popal, a professional makeup artist at Pucker – a new, makeup only studio in Soho, New York, who specializes in creating the “toddler glow.” Before that term throws you off, note that it’s in reference to how light reflects off a baby’s skin creating a beautiful glow, which we lose as we get older. Popal’s method helps to bring that back using a less is more approach. Rather than mask the skin with layers of makeup that can dull and age the skin, Popal uses an illuminator to highlight the areas of the face where the light would naturally hit. “The trick lies in enhancing your features using as little makeup as possible. There is no need for foundation, bronzer or any other heavy products. With a little bit of concealer and highlighter you can achieve the most natural glow,” says Popal.


Wedding Wednesday: Tale of Four Cities

Harpers Bazaar India Bride-crblog

An exquisite jewelry editorial from the newly launched Harper’s Bazaar India Bride. See more below.

Gemfields and “Project Blossoming”


There’s nothing better than indulging in a bit of sparkle while supporting a worthwhile cause, especially one impacting the lives of young girls. Gemfields, a supplier of colored gemstones has launched Project Blossoming, a philanthropic partnership with ten jewelers in India to support Project Nanhi Kali and the education of young girls in the country. With a blooming flower as their motif, esteemed jewelers like Amrapali, Anmol and Mirari, have created one-of-a-kind pieces set with Gemfields’ Zambian emeralds and Mozambican rubies to be auctioned by Christie’s on June 6th in Mumbai.

To magnify the reach of the cause, Gemfields has enlisted the support of actress Chitrangada Singh, who will serve as the project’s celebrity ambassador. “As India develops and society evolves, we owe it to our daughters to allow them opportunities. As a public figure, it is a privilege for me to be involved in Project Blossoming — I am aware of my responsibility to young girls and through the sale of these extraordinary pieces of jewelry, I hope that we can make a real difference to the lives of many, ” said Singh.

The complete collection will tour eight cities across the country, exhibiting at each brand’s boutique before returning to Mumbai for the auction. All the proceeds will be donated to Project Blossoming which hopes to support over 2000 underprivileged girls with quality education. See more from the collection below.