I have a dusky complexion. How can I look stylish?
The trick is never to go overboard. Don’t use too much foundation even if you want to look dressed up. Dusky skin tones look fantastic when they are squeaky clean. Use a jewel toned eyeliner and a coral lipstick to look amazing.
I want to incorporate bright colors in my makeup. Any suggestions on how I can go about it?
Colors are great but don’t go overboard unless you want to look like a rainbow. Remember less is more. If you go with a bold mouth, underplay the eyes. Underplay the mouth if you opt for bold eyes. If you highlight both, the look will be jarring and garish.
I have a fair complexion. What colors can I experiment with?
You’re lucky, there’s a host of colors you can play with. Use peach and burnt pink to color up your cheeks. Stick with pastel shades or powder blue eyes or go to the other extreme and use metallic eye shadow. But keep in mind that if you are doing bold eyes keep the cheeks and eyes neutral. Remember to blend and when you think you’ve done enough, blend some more!
I have a typical wheatish complexion. Which colors will look good on me?
You have to be careful when selecting a lip color. Using nude shades can make you look washed out. Use a blush with hint of pink or red to add color to your cheeks. Use liberal lashings of kajal on your eyes. They are truly the gehena of Indian skin tones and sparkle up your eyes. There’s no need to use mascara. Kajal will more than suffice; in fact today you can buy kaajal in so many shades. Smudge it between your upper and lower lids, shadow will be a tad over the top.
My friends keep insisting on matching their lip color to their clothes. I don’t want to. Am I committing a fashion faux pas?
On the contrary my dear! Matching your lip color with your clothes is downright scary! If you have to, please use a softer shade than your clothes on the lips. Dark lipsticks are a no no with dusky skin tones or dark colored clothes. On the other hand, rustic shades of lip and eye color look great on green or brown colored clothes.