Con­tours of beauty

WKND - - Meet The Team - @wknd­mag face­book.com/wknd­mag @wknd­mag Sush­mita Bose Ed­i­tor

Yes, right, beauty is skin- deep, and it al­ways helps when you pos­sess beauty and brains… or are a woman of sub­stance ( that trumps ev­ery­one in the looks de­part­ment right off the bat). But beauty — the sort that com­pelled Lord By­ron to write lines like “She walks in beauty” and count­less oth­ers to pen odes and son­nets ( re­mem­ber Shake­speare’s ‘ Shall I com­pare thee to a sum­mer’s day?’ — still man­ages to be in your face: when you see it, you some­how be­lieve it. This week­end, we give you the low­down on con­tour­ing — a branch of aes­thetic cos­me­tol­ogy — that gives your vis­age a whole new ( very ap­peal­ing) di­men­sion with the aid of some “high­light­ing” and “shad­ow­ing” tech­niques ( slap on, not in­va­sive, so re­lax!). It’s all the rage now, and you don’t need to go un­der the scalpel ( for plas­tic surgery) in or­der to look swim­mingly good. Is your face too round? It can be thinned down. Is your face too slen­der? The il­lu­sion of vol­ume can be pumped in. Nose too bul­bousy? Well, I guess you know the an­swer by now. Wel­come to the age of con­tour­ing.

A cou­ple of months ago, I en­joyed watch­ing Neerja, the emo­tive biopic based on Pan- Am’s flight at­ten­dant Neerja Bhanot’s life. The night she gave up her life, try­ing to save pas­sen­gers from the clutches of ter­ror­ists, she en­tered the por­tals of his­tory. We get you Neerja’s brother to talk about his beloved sis­ter, and how she was brought back to life — on screen. In Bol­ly­wood, it’s Asha Parekh who holds cen­trestage ( my un­cle used to say no one ever shook her der­riere as well as Ms Parekh did, and he was, of course, re­fer­ring to the ‘ Aaja aaja’j num­ber in Teesri Manzil). In Travel, surf the best surf­ing spots in the world.

All this and much more. En­joy read­ing wknd., and have a great week­end.

is your face Too Slen­der? Well, Then, THE il­lu­sion of vol­ume can Be Pumped in

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