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Q: i love to wear kajal but my problem is that when i wear kajal . by afternoon it spreads all over and makes my eyes look dark.plz help me out.

prathibha (Mumbai, )

A: Try using eye pencil instead of kajal. If you don't want to switch, first apply compact powder under your eyes, dust out the excess powder, and then apply the kajal. The kajal should not spread. You could also try applying kajal to your eyes at night, and then wiping out the excess in the morning when you wake up. What is left in the eyes doesn't leak out.

Vidula P Chopra

Q: Hi Monica here...i want to know the complete make up sequence like in which order one should go cleansing, toning, vapourisation, exafolite etc then foundation, compact lipstic, i want to know the detail info and sequence of make up. can u pls tell ??? Do u have seperate info how to apply lipstic, toning, eyeliner pls tell ?

Monica (Mumbai, India)

A: First, cleanse your face, then apply toner. You dont have to wash your face after applying toner. Put the toner in a cotton and just wipe it over your face. After cleaning your face with toner, apply moisturiser. Let the moisturiser stay on your face for around five minutes, and then, if you have dark circles or dark patches on your face, apply concealor to these patches. Then, follow up with foundation all over your face. Apply small dots of foundation on your chin, nose, cheeks and forehead, and blend it all over your face with a damp sponge. If you don't have a sponge, you can also blend the foundation with the help of a little moisturiser. After applying foundation, apply compact powder to set the foundation. You can start with your makeup like eye shadow, then eye liner so the eye shadow doesnt cover the liner. Then apply rouge, and finally, apply lipstick. For tips on make up application, look at our beauty section. Twice a week, after cleansing, you can exfoliate your face with a face scrub. Wash off, wipe with a towel, and then apply toner. Follow up with moisturiser.


Q: I have a really weird nose and most of the time i don't feel good about it. I avoid taking snaps and avoid mingling with people. Do u have any tips for applying makeup over the nose so that it narrows the posture and looks good?

Sameera (New Delhi, India)

A: A rule of thumb is to apply darker foundation on the area you want to tone down. If your nose is thick, apply dark foundation to the sides of your nose. If your nose is very long, apply dark foundation down the centre. Don't apply dark colour to your entire nose though - it will not look ok. Make sure you blend it well. This will only help slightly though. You could consider going in for a nose job. It is not that expensive, and will make a huge difference to your self-image, especially since you are so self-conscious about it. Make sure you go to a very good doctor though. Don't experiment, and do it only if others have also told you that you have a big nose. Sometimes we tend to feel concious about things that others don't even notice, and if this is the case, then don't think about plastic surgery.

Vidula Chopra

Q: I am wearing soft contact lenses for past 3 years. I want to know how to make up my eyes I have a brown eyeballs and a big eyes. I want to show my eyes beautiful but I want to know the precautions of wearing lens. Which type of product should I use. Please help me so I could go out like other girls. Madhu, Chennai

Madhu (Chennai, India)

A: You can use any eye make-up. Do not wear waterproof mascara, wear normal mascara. Always wear your lenses first, and then start applying eye makeup. Also, first remove eye makeup and then remove your lens. There are really no other precautions required. If you have brown eyes, you should apply pencil on upper and lower eyes so the brown colour stands out.

Vidula Chopra

Q: Dear madam, our family is a very orthodox family, i am going to get married this september,in our family there is a rule that we should not go to parlour, or to wear make ups, but some how i got permission to study a self grooming beauty course for my marriage they are telling that they wont allow me make up on my wedding occasion, i felt very sad, so my father allowed me to wear make up on my reception but he wont allow any parlour members, so i have to do my own ,my sister is good in hair styling so she takes care of it. as for as make up,can you give me good description on how to do bridal makeups and what cosmetics and colur should i choose, iam wheatish in colur and have oily skin should i use powdered or cream based make up.if u give me the brand name also it will be really usefull. this is a humble request from me, so plz help me to look great on my wedding day thanking you, madhu

Madhu (Banglore, India)

A: You must have learnt how to do your own make-up at the self-grooming course. Since you have oily skin, you should apply powder-based make-up. Carry a compact powder in a small bag on your wedding day so your face does not start to shine. Also, carry lipstick. Use Lakme, Revlon or Maybelline. They all have good, quality products. Apply foundation with a damp sponge first, then follow up with blush, eye-liner and lipstick. Apply a bronze based eye-shadow since you will probably be wearing gold-based jewellery. Dab your face with compact powder after applying your make-up, to set it and ensure it stays longer. Follow up with another coating of lipstick.

Vidula Chopra

Q: Hi, I want to know which type of makeup suit on white shirt with blue jeans and hair style?. I am fair and my hairs are long please saggest me.

Nandini (Mumbai, India)

A: Wear light make up if you are wearing a white shirt and blue jeans, because it is a casual attire. Light pink glossy lipstick looks very nice during the day, but lipstick colour depends on your complexion more than on what you are wearing. Avoid wearing black kajal pencil on your eyes, instead, wear a light blue eye pencil on your eyelid.

Vidula Chopra

Q: Can you please give me the procedure for make up ?

Vyoma (Mumbai, India)

A: Wash your face. Apply moisturiser. Five minutes later, apply foundation. Apply a light eyeshadow to your eyes during the day, and a darker one at night. Follow with a liquid or pencil liner on your eyelid, close to your lashline. If you feel it looks good, you could also apply an eye pencil under the eye. Do not apply liquid liner under the eye as it looks far too harsh. Apply mascara to the lashes to open the eyes and make them look bigger. Apply rouge underneath the cheekbones, and blend into the hairline below the eyes. Outline your lips with a lip pencil, and fill them in with a matching lipstick. Use a lip brush for better results. If your eyes have heavy make-up, wear a light lipstick, and vice versa. You could follow it up with a coating of sheer lip gloss. Voila! You're set to shine!

Q: Please tell me the best way to store my lipsticks and nail paints for a long time to avoid them getting spoiled.

Amrita (Mumbai, USA)

A: The best way to store lipsticks and nail paints would be to keep them in the refrigerator. Alternatively, you could store them in a plastic packet, in a cool, dry place. However, you shouldn't store them for too long as they expire after a while, and can damage your skin or nails.

Q: Can you explain step by step in Makeup with pictures what is the cheek bone where is it present in a face.

Mukta (Mumbai, India)

A: Touch your cheeks with your fingers. The bone you feel at the top is your cheekbone. Watch out for tips on highlighting your cheekbones!

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