S.O.S save our skins!
ISHIKA TANEJA, international makeup expert and Executive Director, The Alps Group, solves all your skin and makeup troubles.
Q I recently noticed some hair growth in my chin area. They are just 6 shafts but it feels weird to touch. How do I get it removed? – Gargi
A Unwanted hair looks irksome and is a problem faced by women from all walks of life. The most preferred hair-removal techniques are threading, peel-of waxing and Intense Pulsed Light (Permanent Hair Removal Treatment). Though threading is considered to be slightly painful, it is easy can be done time to time and again at your nearest salon. Peel-of waxing- the ace temporary solution for saying good bye to unwanted coat- pulls hair out form the very roots, delaying their regrowth. But for a treatment called Intense Pulsed Light that is proven to be the fastest and most effective form of laser- sans any side effects!
Q I have extremely thin eyebrows. How do I make them look fuller?
A You may colour your brows with one shade lighter eyebrow pencil of your brow-hair colour. But remember to do it in strokes instead of just drawing along the arc shape. A dark brown shade will endow you with a softer look. As an alternative, you may shadow your brows using an Angle Brow Brush. Fill in the colour with firm brush strokes for a natural hazy look. If you want those defined set of brows forever without makeup, you may opt for Permanent Eye Brow Shaping at an expert salon. This process, which lasts for at least 15 years, will not only accentuate your arcs but will also give you the confidence to gleam with pride forever.
Q Could you suggest a few must-have as well as long lasting lip glosses?
A To infuse an ultra-urban allure into any look you just can’t do without a shimmery lip gloss! Look for lip glosses which are thick and viscous in nature as they seldom bleed. Lipbalms and thin lip glosses should be avoided as they get licked away while eating and drinking. If you relish longer-lasting sheen and glamour on your lips, look for those kiss-proof glosses which come along with an easy-to-apply brush for better application of ‘thick-in-density’ liquid. Among my favourites are MAC Tinted Lipglass, Chanel Levres Scintillates Glossimer, Dior Addict Lip Maximizer and Lakme Absolute Plump & Shine— all these are lasting enough to make you glitter throughout.
Q Can you give me a few athome tips for nude make-up?
A Nude makeup is in great vogue nowadays, as most celebs—both, nationally and internationally—have been spotted wearing it. To start-off use a primer to prep your skin and add a subtle natural radiance. Ditch your regular foundation and opt for a tinted soufflé as the base for your nude-do. Take an ounce and apply ‘spreading-ly’ for a flawless face. Now, continue with your eyes and define you lash-line with a brown-hued lash joiner. This will give your eyes an all-natural look—use it skipping your black liner. Finish-off the eye makeup by doubly coating your lashes with waterproof mascara that will open up your peepers. Now, apply a gel-based cheek tint to infuse a natural blush onto your face and define your cheek bones with soft sheen highlighter for that flawless touch. Get set to go by applying a light shade of lip-stain on your lips. Compared to lipsticks, these stains come in convenient liquid ‘sketch pen’ form and hence are liberal and easy to apply. Now, seal the look by applying your favourite lip gloss and get ready to mesmerise!