BEAUTY Ex­pert

We an­swer a bunch of your burn­ing beauty ques­tions.

Cosmopolitan (India) - - BEAUTY -

Q There are hun­dreds of brushes for the eyes! What should be my top three buys?

A Brushes can make a huge dif­fer­ence to how your eye make-up goes on and looks. Here are the es­sen­tials to help you pull off any look...

Q Should I be us­ing a cleans­ing oil if my skin is al­ready oily in some ar­eas?

A Yes. The oil in the cleanser will al­ways melt the oil that’s been shin­ing up and hard­en­ing dur­ing the day. It’s also nat­u­rally mois­tur­is­ing and gen­tle on your skin, so it won’t strip it off its nat­u­ral oils and cause break­outs. Try The Body Shop Mois­ture White Shiso Makeup Cleans­ing Oil, ` 1,350, or For­est Es­sen­tials Flo­ral Makeup Re­mover, ` 495.

Q What’s the se­cret of Rosie Hunt­ing­tonWhite­ley’s ra­di­ant com­plex­ion?

A Cal­i­for­nia? Just kid­ding... rosie’s health healthy glow is the work of a savvy bronzer a and blusher. “Use a small brush for a nat­u­ral fin­ish,” ad­vises in­ter­na­tional celebrity make-up artist Lisa Eldridge (Lisaeldridge.com). “Choose a peachy, tawny colour with low shim­mer if your skin is fair, and a richer gold if it’s darker.” Ap­ply the colour all over your face (spar­ingly). Rosie’s healthy, flushed glow is achieved by blend­ing in blusher on your cheeks. “Us­ing your foun­da­tion brush for a seam­less ef­fect, start from the ap­ple of the cheek and move out­wards and up­wards to­wards your tem­ple. It should blend in nat­u­rally with your skin base,” says Lisa.

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dome-tipped pow­der eye­shadow brush, like the Clin­ique Eye Shader, ` 1,350, is ideal for ap­ply­ing colour to the whole lid or for high­light­ing un­der the brows. Rosie Hunt­ing­tonWhite­ley Estée Lauder r Sig­na­ture Pow­der wder Blush, ` 2,460

Shi­seido Multi-shade En­hancer,

` 2,100

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deep, pointed blend­ing brush, de­signed to fit the eye socket (pick The Body Shop Slanted Brush, ` 495). Use in a round, swirling mo­tion to blend eye­shadow pro­fes­sion­ally.

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thin eye­liner brush for trac­ing pre­cise lines at the base of the lashes—es­sen­tial for gel eye­liner. Press your left mid­dle fin­ger softly over the outer edge of your lid to stretch it for a per­fect line. We love the M.A.C Eye­liner Brush No. 209, ` 1,000.

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