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MAKEUP IS AS IN­DI­VID­U­AL­IS­TIC AS BEAUTY IS SUB­JEC­TIVE, SAYS ELIANO BOU ASSI. SO CON­SIDER SKIN TONE AND CLI­MATE AS THE ES­SEN­TIAL BEA­CONS TO LIGHT THE WAY.

India Today - - ARTISTRY - ELIANO BOU ASSI MAN­AGER, ARTISTRY & ED­U­CA­TION, BOBBI BROWN COS­MET­ICS

IN AD­DI­TION TO MAKE UP, EAT HEALTHY WITH LOTS OF VEG­ETA­BLES, CLEAN PRO­TEINS, HEALTHY CARBS, AND A LOT OF WA­TER. WHEN YOU EAT HEALTHY, IT SHOWS.

Beauty is some­thing that comes from within. It’s about hav­ing self­con­fi­dence and play­ing up the qual­i­ties that make you unique. And makeup is a sure­fire way for a woman to look and feel like her­self, only pret­tier and more con­fi­dent.

Beauty should be sim­ple, real and ac­ces­si­ble and cus­tomised with a few easy steps to per­fectly fit each in­di­vid­ual’s sched­ule and needs. Women from dif­fer­ent back­grounds have dif­fer­ent beauty needs; for in­stance, women in the Mid­dle East love to de­fine their eyes; In­dian women love bright, bold lips and in­tense eyes; and women in Asia want fresh, flaw­less skin. No mat­ter what the need is, there are a few ba­sics you must keep in mind be­fore you be­gin: skintone and the cli­mate. Once you have this de­fined, the rest is sim­ple enough.

Here are a few ob­ser­va­tions and tips for In­dian women to con­sider work­ing into their make- up rou­tine. Em­brace your nat­u­ral skin colour and choose a shade that dis­ap­pears into your skin. I’ve no­ticed that a lot of In­dian women tend to use the wrong shade of foun­da­tion, which is usu­ally a shade too light. Swatch a few shades of yel­low- toned foun­da­tion on the side of your face; the shade that dis­ap­pears is the right one. Dou­ble- check this shade on your fore­head as skin is some­times darker there. Spot- ap­ply foun­da­tion where skin needs to be evened out- around the nose and mouth where there is of­ten red­ness.

One com­mon prob­lem that In­dian women of­ten com­plain about is dark cir­cles, for which I highly rec­om­mend us­ing a peachy, yel­low- toned shade cor­rec­tor to brighten and neu­tralise dis­coloura­tion un­der the eyes. With a con­cealer brush, start from the in­ner­most cor­ner of the eye and then gen­tly blend with your fin­gers. Next, layer on a yel­low- toned creamy con­cealer one shade lighter

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