The Beauty Issue
Meet the experts behind the region's trending makeovers.
Glitter is all set to make a comeback
NOT MADE-UP NAV BRAR 28, Chandigarh
The Start Armed with a diploma in cosmetology from the National Council of Vocational and Research Training in Delhi, Brar moved to London for a short stint as a make-up artist. Back in India, she has been working full-time as a freelance make-up artist. Less is More She feels that the minimalistic Hollywood soft glam look is popular in India. “Even brides these days prefer to keep it subtle. The idea is to balance the look by highlighting one feature while keeping the rest minimal,” she says.
What’s Trending Brar feels that while Punjab may be veering towards minimal make-up currently, things will change very soon. “Glitter is all set to make a comeback.
Thicker and longer lashes continue to be in vogue as well (recently seen at the Christian Dior spring 2018 show).”
Celebrity Inspired When clients come carrying their favourite celebrity’s photos, Brar customises the make-up according to the clients’ features. “Whether it's eye make-up or lip colour, I always make it a point to seek their opinion when we are trying to incorporate elements of the particular look they seek,” she says.
On My Face Brar likes natural make-up. “Darker shades of lipsticks suit me, so I keep the rest of my look simple. I love experimenting with new trends every now and then. Make-up is an art, the more you explore, the more you learn,” she says. Contact email@example.com
Being thin is not the criterion for a good body
TOTAL FITNESS NEETI BHATIA 39, Zumba fitness trainer, Chandigarh
About Her Neeti Bhatia started her career as an aerobic and group fitness trainer and went on to be a Zumba fitness instructor. Decoding Beauty People striving to lose weight come to Bhatia but she first makes them understand the importance of a healthy diet and a balanced fitness regime for an aesthetically proportionate body. “Majority of women still have to understand that being thin is not the criterion for a good body," she says.
Fitness Goals Bhatia does muscle endurance workout and cardio three times a week each and stretching almost everyday. “I eat a balanced diet and my green juices and bananas keep fuelling me,” she says. Contact facebook.com/zumbawithneeti/
1. PLENTY OF EXERCISE
2. A VERY HEALTHY DIET and lots of water
3. MAKE FITNESS AND GOOD DIET YOUR LIFESTYLE FOREVER, not a temporary task