The Perfect Make-Up: My Faves
-The base is the most important factor. Prescriptives Traceless Skin Responsive Tint in a Level 4 is ideal for Asian skin, as it neutralizes imperfections and evens out the complexion.
-After foundation apply concealer, such as Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat, to disguise any blemishes
-Apply a translucent powder such as Chanel’s Poudre Universelle Libre over the top of the skin, concentrating on any shiny areas, such as the forehead or nose, in preparation for the photographers’ flash
-The eyes are the most important feature. Dark colors such as black and burgundy (Rec: M.A.C’s Beauty Marked and Carbon eye shadow) work well with Indian skin tones. Apply a hint of a darker shade at the end of the eye and blend into the other color. This technique gives extra dimension to the eye and really makes it stand out.
-Eyeliner is also crucial. Line the entire eye with kohl – inside and outside both lash lines.
-Curl their lashes no matter what the occasion. Then apply one coat of mascara, allow it to dry and apply more until you reached the desired effect. L’Oréals’ Double Extension Waterproof Mascara with help add volume to lashes and will stay put all night.
-Eyebrows should be pronounced, so run a light brown powder or an eye shadow over the brows (Bobbi Brown’s eye shadows in smoke or mahogany work well).
-Choose a blush similar to your skin tone and use as a base over the whole cheek. Then use a warmer blush color over the tops and buff them together into the foundation – it gives a natural-looking lovely glow. Colors in peach and coral look great on Asian women. Try Pout’s Coral Nymph/Bronze Siren cream cheek duo.
- When there’s so much focus on the eyes, play down lips and go for nude, lighter colors; go for colors that match your natural lip color. Try M.A.C Oyster Girl Tinted Lipglass.
- Make sure you think about the skin that’s on display, the neck, arms and chest should glow. M.A.C’s Face and Body Foundation is perfect for this – it’s water-based so works on all skin types and water-resistant so it won’t streak if you sweat.