March Beauty Hot List Is All About Spring!

Spring is round the corner making this the perfect time to refresh your look. In regards to colour palette, plum is the main focus for makeup while hair focuses on loose braids and ponytails –  a desi diva's fave. For skin, keep it bright and dewy for that fresh-faced look. 

Here are my top picks for putting a lil' spring in your step!

The shape of your natural brows this season is in focus — groomed and just filled in neatly. An easy trick is to wet an eyeliner brush and gently draw in hairs in the same colour as your hair. Brush out with an eyebrow comb or clean mascara comb. Best tip: never use black or white, as it's too harsh. Dark brown, grey or blond look best.

I love this eyeshadow by M.A.C in Plum Dressing. The colour suits all skin tones and glides on so easily. It's very easy to blend and can be layered for a more dramatic effect.


$19.00 CDN
For a perfect pout, Urban Decay’s Revolution Lipstick in Venom provides elegance along with a serious infusion of pigment. Maxi lip technology plumps lips while nourishing oils keep lips moisturized and soft. This shade brings out the beauty in all South Asian skin tones.

$22.00 CDN
Incredible coverage, this Vasanti concealer and foundation in one product boasts a featherlight finish that produces a radiant glow. The bonus – it comes in a liquid foundation providing coverage only where you need it the most for a natural-looking finish. The formulation blends without a trace and evens out skin tone while disguising under-eye circles and camouflaging blemishes plus, it hydrates and brightens for flawless-looking skin. Works on all skin types and tones – perfect for our South Asian variations.?


$23 US per tube
Hair looks oh-so-feminine this season and is very easy to do. Loose braids are back, along with tendrils alongside the face. The secret to the look? Texturizing wax and a tail comb. I love the Texture Boost Dry Spray Wax by Joico because its perfect for all hair types, from fine to unruly. Gently spray in bursts a few centimetres from your head your hair is flipped over. Use your tail comb to gently tease for added volume. Braid your hair and secure with a clear elastic.

$22.44 CDN

Manicures this season feature negative space. Whether you're just painting the moons of your nails, adding a swipe of polish on the sides of each nail or going for a variety, I love this look. Essie has a variety of nail colours perfect for achieving this style. I love that you can layer the polish from sheer to more dramatic. This season’s theme is Flower Power. Colours include bohemian neutrals to mint green and bright teals to pinks and oranges. My fave is this naughty nautical.

$10.99 CDN (although prices do vary, depending on location)


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Model runway shot at Manish Malhotra's CPAA Fashion Show courtesy of

Natalia Zurawska

Natalia Zurawska


Natalia Zurawska is a professional hair & make-Up artist.  She has worked on many editorials for leading fashion and wedding magazines. Her make up artistry and hair styling have been seen in Anokhi Magazine, Vogue Italia Pelle, Driven, La'G, Caribbean Bride and many more.  Con...


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