THE EXPERT TOUCH
caught up with Renuka Pillai, celebrity make-up artist and Avon India Spokesperson, to bring you the latest trends and the newest looks in summer beauty.
Q What are the make-up trends that we should look forward to in summer?
A For the summer, keep the face looking cool and fresh with clean eyes. Use pastel shades dusted lightly on the eyes to make them stand out. If you’re in a playful mood, use a lime green shadow; keep the lower lid clear of kohl or powder. Use one coat of mascara to open up the eyes. Dab some soft pink blush on the apples of the cheeks to mimic a natural flush while the lips can range from baby pink to a hot pink according to your mood. Pick a matte lipstick to add to the summer look. For the night, you can try some colour on the lids—sapphire blues or green—and add on a defined liner and more mascara. For the lips, you can try a red shade, which is always a trendy option.
Q What is that one make-up mistake to absolutely avoid?
A For the face, absolutely avoid using foundation that’s one shade fairer or warmer in a way that it stands out. When you change your face shade, it stands apart from all exposed areas—neck, arms, stomach and feet—making it look odd.
Q Any personal favourite make up hacks?
A Use lip balm on the eyes and cheeks to create an easy, glossy look. Careful not to overdo it as it can get greasy. Creamy lipstick can also be dabbed lightly on the cheeks and eyes for a dewy look.
Q Name five things in your handbag that you cannot do without?
• Avon Super Shock Mascara • Avon Glimmerstick Eyeliner in
Starry Night Blue • Kohl Pencil • Avon True Ideal Luminous Pressed
Powder • Avon True Perfectly Matte
Lipstick- Splendid Fuschia