Beauty Ex­pert

We an­swer a bunch of your burn­ing beauty ques­tions.

Cosmopolitan (India) - - CONTENTS -

Q Is there a spe­cial way to ap­ply mousse foun­da­tion? Yes. They have less water than liq­uids, so they dry faster, says NYC make-up artist Daniel Martin. For an even fin­ish, ap­ply a drop to a small area (not all over), blend, then move on to the next.

Q If I only break out when I get my pe­riod, do I need to be on an anti-acne reg­i­men? No, just pre-treat skin with a sal­i­cylic acid cleanser the week be­fore your pe­riod is due (try H20 Anti--acne Clar­i­fy­ing Face Wash, ` 899), says der­ma­tol­o­gist Zena Gabriel. The hor­mones re­leased dur­ing PMS kick oil glands into over­drive. A wash like Neu­tro­gena Oil­Free Acne Wash, ` 350, will dis­solve ex­cess oil. Let it ab­sorb for 30 sec­onds be­fore rins­ing. QI want atrendy cen­tre part but have a cowlick. Help! Cre­ate the part, ap­ply smoothen­ing cream (try L’oréal Pro­fes­sion­nel Hair Mix Supreme Smooth, R600), then blow-dry in the op­po­site di­rec­tion of the cowlick, says Johnny Lavoy, a L’oréal Paris hair pro. This forces the cowlick to lie flat. For long-last­ing re­sults, try a per­ma­nent straight­en­ing ser­vice like Ma­tric Opti Straight. Q how of­ten do I need to change my ra­zors? Use the same ra­zor for up to three weeks—just be proac­tive about pre­vent­ing bac­te­ria growth, says NYC derm Fredric Brandt. Al­ways shave from the bot­tom up (legs, bikini area, then pits), since legs pro­duce the least amount of sweat. Rinse the ra­zor with hot water, and store it out­side the shower.

May­belline Dream Matte

Mousse Foun­da­tion,

` 525 Lakmé Ab­so­lute Mat­treal Mousse Foun­da­tion,

` 550 Ma­trix Opti

Straight Straight­en­ing Crème, ` 1,000 L’oréal Pro­fes­sion­nel Hair Mix Supreme

Smooth, ` 600

Gil­lette Venus

Em­brace Ra­zor, ` 539

approx

H2O Anti-acne Clar­i­fy­ing Face

Wash, ` 899

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