S.O.S save our skins!
ISHIKA TANEJA, international make-up expert and Executive Director, The Alps Group, solves all your skin and make-up troubles.
QI have a cut in my eyebrows, and it makes me look very unattractive. How do I camouflage it well?
AA cut in eyebrows can really destroy the whole look. To cover it well, use an eyebrow pencil and draw fine hair-like lines in one direction. To make your pencil last longer, freeze it for an hour before using it. You can also use eyebrow powder with the help of an angular eyebrow brush for a softer look. You can even consult a specialist and opt for permanent make-up to flaunt perfectly arched brows for a longer period of time.
QI own a range of lip colours, but most of them tend to fade away over a couple of hours leaving my lips looking pale and colourless. What can I do to make the colour last longer?
AShape up your lips with a lip liner and fill them with the same. Dab off the extra with a tissue paper and powder your lips with a face powder. Apply your favourite lip colour and dab off the extra again. Powder your lips and seal them with a lip sealer. This regime will make any lippes last through the day. Applying too much of gloss also makes your lipstick come off sooner. You may also choose from a variety of long lasting kiss-proof lipsticks and lip plumpers available in the market to perk up that pout.
QI have a dusky skin and I’ve tried all kinds of make-up. If I apply it too light, it’s almost invisible, if too dark, it looks very gaudy. How do I make it glamorous and classy at the same time?
AFor dusky skin tone, it is important to judge your undertone to make your make-up look natural and glowing. Dusky skin tones need more pigmented products as compared to caucasian skin to make the make-up more visible. Jewelled tones like emerald, ruby, sapphire, copper, bronze, rust and gold can give you the oomph factor without making you look all made up. Dust some bronzer to enhance the glam quotient.