The Carnelian Cloak

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OOTD : Hair, Makeup, Clothes

Best Red Lipstain: a review

Hey guys!

So I’m no one to tell you this but, red lips are the biggest trend and an evergreen one might I add. Any outfit can be turned around with a touch of red on the lips.

And though over the last few years I have tried a few shades of red, including Maybelline, Lakme and Color Bar, I have finally found a favourite.

It’s not a shock that’s it’s MAC Russian Red. Though Ruby Woo has been time and again been quoted as the best Red out there, my judgement favours the Russian Red.

It’s deeper, being MAC it stays super long and in my opinion will suit almost all skin tones.

Here’s my photo review

(Ignore the lil muffin over my shoulder, it was her birthday and she was pretty excited)

I’ve used Maybelline Colossal on my eyes and MAC Russian Red on my lips. And no, there is no foundation or contouring of any sort. 

Most days I like to let my skin breath.

Let me know what you think in the comments below, what would your favourite red be and why? 

Much love ❤ The Carnelian Cloak 

Boho Casuals 

Hey readers!

I recently took a trip down memory lane. Walking the same old halls and visiting the old classrooms. Something so nostalgic about it. 

Here’s my OOTD from the day. I’m in love with all the latest trends- sneakers, capes and tan bags. 

My style seems to be edging more and more towards minimalism nowadays. 

Let me know what you think in the comments below. 

Much love ❤ The Carnelian Cloak 

PS- sorry for the disappearing act, many more posts coming up real soon.

Morning Makeup : Fish Tail Eyes done right

Hi all

It’s been a while I haven’t done a beauty post, it seems like a good way to go. Cat eyes have been the biggest trend of last year and even though I adore it, I thought variety is always welcome.

A close cousin of the Cat Eye Look is this Fish Tail Eye Look. It’s easy, neat and I’ve done it in blue to make sure it looks refreshing.

How to :

1. We start with a thin black lining of the inner water line on the upper and lower lid. Make it very fine, this is more of a guide.

2. Next we use a blue eye pencil. Starting from the inside line the upper eye lid, following it up in alignment to you eyebrows.


3. For the lower lid, we reverse the order. Start lining from the outside to the inside, making it thinner as you go.


4. For the lower half of the fish tail reverse the wing eye in the downward direction.

The key is to keep the bottom one shorter and the imitating the long wings of the vintage cat eyes for the upper eye lid.

5. For the face I’ve used a very simple BB cream, nothing fancy since its a day look anyway.

6. Under eye area. Very important: I have huge dark circles and they’re very hard to cover up so the most effective way is to use concealer and if needed use a coral based lip pencil/eye shadow. Take a little on the tip of your fingers and blend in the under eye area. This helps believe me.

7. And finally a simple cherry lip color.

And here’s how it turned out.




The products used were
Lakme BB cream
Oriflame concealed
Colorbar Sensuous Nude Lip Crayon
Maybelline Colossal Kajal Pencil
Chambor Blue Eye Pencil
Lakme9to5 Lip color : Roseatte Motive

Hope you guys liked the look. Leave your comments to let me know how you liked it.

Much love , The CC

Diwali ootd : festive Indians with a modern spin

Hey CC readers!

Wishing every one of my readers a very happy diwali.

For those of you who do not know about diwali, its the festival of lights and marks the beginning of new hope and prosperity.

And on this auspicious occasion here is my outfit for the day.

A simple mustard yellow kurta with my grey pair of palazzos and black heels.

Finishing off with my regular heavily kohld eyes and nude lip color.





Hope you like the look. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Much love ❤ The Carnelian Cloak

The Midi Ring obsession continues

Hey guys!!

November is here and one fashion accessory that has carried forward from spring to autumn has been midi rings. Whether you stack em or make it artsy on all your fingers, its one obsession I’m not getting over any time soon.

Check my new midi ring adds to the wardrobe.




My manicure is all set for the upcoming festive season in India with Diwali falling on the 10th of this month.

This shade of red goes so well for the festival of lights, don’t you think??

Much love to all ❤
The Carnelian Cloak

Earthen Minimalist

Hey guys

Since today I was in a minimalist sort of a mood, I wore a lot of autumn tones and earthen colors.

Keeping the minimal makeup and tying my hair in side braid for the day.



So what do you that a yes or a no?

Much love ❤ The Carnelian Cloak

Indian traditional days : ootd

Hey guys!!

Today I was in a mood to wear something traditional and pretty. So I’ve worn an Indian suit in this post, its a simple red and black suit with a dupatta (aka stole/shawl) which has heavy prints.

This is basically what we Indians wear during all our festivals and prayers. And with major festival season coming in India, you might be seeing more of these outfits on the blog.

Here’s the look from the day.



Being from Lucknow, a city known for its Nawab culture, I absolutely love my oxidised silver jewellery. Which is what I accessorised with here.

Lip Color is Nude by Color Bar
Dupatta was bought from a local market in Delhi (lots of hidden treasures in those street shops)
Oxidised silver jewellery from Delhi Haat

Hope you liked the outfit. Comment below or mail me at for any views or queries.

Have a happy happy weekend
Much love ❤ The Carnelian Cloak

Printed love : dressing up the prints for weekend dinner

Hey folks

My love for prints and patterns is not something I talk much about. But these pretty and comfortable pants are my new best friends.

This weekend I paired them up with a hot fuchsia top and statement accessories.




what say? Is that a yes it no?

Much love ❤ The Carnelian Cloak


The T-shirt with skirt trend


Do any of you have those days when you don’t want to be too dressed, just a casual over sized T-shirt sounds perfect.

Well, today is that day for me. I went with my oversized T-shirt with my makeshift green skirt, and of course my chuck taylors ❤

Here’s how it looked. Lazy Sunday’s perfect pick



Would you say yay or nay to this one??

Much love ❤ The Carnelian Cloak

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