Asin’s Beauty Ba­sics

India Today - - BEAUTY -

FROM HER FIRST EX­PE­RI­ENCE WITH EYE­LINER TO HOW SHE MAS­TERED THE ART OF RED LIP­STICK THE AC­TOR SHARES HER BEAUTY SE­CRETS WITH MRIDU RAI

MY FIRST BRUSH WITH BEAUTY

As a young girl, I was com­pletely fas­ci­nated with the eye­liner and ka­jal that my aunt wore. One day I was watch­ing her while she put on her makeup and just to amuse me she ap­plied some eye­liner to one of my eyes. I was so ex­cited that I ran out of the room to show my mother how I looked. As far as I can re­mem­ber that was my first real brush with beauty.

BEAUTY PROD­UCTS I DON’T LEAVE HOME WITH­OUT

At work I need to turn up bare faced and let the makeup team do their job ac­cord­ing to my look in the film. Other­wise, I carry the very ba­sic beauty es­sen­tials like mas­cara and a lip­stick. I’m also a big fan of nail pol­ish so I do keep a cou­ple at hand.

MY BA­SIC BEAUTY REGIME

I fol­low the three ba­sics — cleans­ing, ton­ing and mois­tur­is­ing. I never for­get to wear sun pro­tec­tion. I also try and use good prod­ucts since us­ing just any brand might harm your skin.

AD­VICE FOR WOMEN ON-THE-GO

Women al­ways on the move tend to look dull af­ter a cer­tain amount of time. To avoid your skin look­ing washed out switch to pressed pow­der. It is very ef­fec­tive and has come in handy for me many times.

GET­TING RED LIP­STICK RIGHT

When you’re us­ing a colour as strong as red your lips take cen­tre stage so you need to tone down the rest of your makeup. Try to high­light and fo­cus on just a sin­gle fea­ture.

BIG­GEST BEAUTY BLUN­DERS

Wear­ing too much makeup is a com­mon mis­take. You need to know which fea­tures to em­pha­sise and how to avoid go­ing over­board. Fol­low­ing a cer­tain look just be­cause you have seen it in a mag­a­zine may not work; it might be right for the model but may not suit you. Beauty is all about trial and er­ror and hav­ing fun as you go along. You must make an ef­fort to learn from your mis­takes.

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