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Tuesday , September 25 , 2012
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Make-up tips from Estee lauder

Members of Young Ficci Ladies Organisation (YFLO) were in for a treat on Friday afternoon when beauty and skincare biggie Estee Lauder dished out some handy make-up tips and tricks at The Oberoi Grand.

Ritu Saraogi and Shweta Sanganaria were the lucky two who got a glam makeover in the hands of Estee Lauder India’s brand consultant Manjusha Maheshwari and team. While Ritu walked away with a fresh and breezy “romantic look” for the day, Shweta got a “natural look” with smokey eyes. “I don’t look like myself anymore. I feel so great with all the compliments coming my way, thanks to the makeover,” said Ritu.

Some others in the audience got their skin-type checked, while a few got mini makeovers at the one-to-one consultation booths. “I am a no-make-up person because I always feel bad make-up is worse than no make-up. But I got a lot of helpful tips today. Maybe I will wear make-up now,” said Mita, a participant.

Making the afternoon more heady for the ladies were the free-flowing vodka cocktails. The workshop was a continuation of last week’s beauty session with Diana Hayden.

Do it right

A mini-makeover in session. Pictures by Anindya Shankar Ray

Always cleanse and moisturise your face before applying make-up.

Blush should never be applied on the cheekbones. It should be applied right under them.

While applying powder blush on your cheeks, the brushstrokes should never go bottom to top. Make sure you start from the topmost corner of your ear and bring the brush down to your nose joint. The strokes should be upward if the blush is cream-based.

While applying mascara, the brushstrokes should be from the lash line to the tip. Then make sure you wiggle the brush on your lashes to take the extra mascara out. Finish it off with a curling brushstroke from below your eyelashes. This gives the eyelashes a thick, voluminous look.

When dotting and blending foundation, ensure you apply on the most uneven part of your face and then blend outward. Also, apply the foundation dots on one part of your face at a time to ensure they don’t dry up.

Concealer should always be applied after foundation and it should never be blended into the skin. It should be lightly patted and smudged.

Invest in proper make-up brushes. They make all the difference. Even while applying lipstick, see how using a brush makes the colour look a lot better and the application smoother. Using a tube directly makes the colour appear darker than it is.