Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and kept watching videos of celebrities getting their makeup done? Don't you always wonder what exactly goes behind creating a look? One pump of this and a pump of that and before you know it, there's a makeup look you will definitely want to copy! Building a basic makeup kit isn't rocket science, especially when you're lucky enough to tap in and ask a beauty expert. Of course, whatever we learn we share and today, we're going to tell you about the 5 beauty products and some tricks that we've picked up from celebrity makeup artist Mitali Vakil.
Mitali has worked with some of the biggest names in Bollywood, think Swara Bhaskar, Parineeti Chopra, and Athiya Shetty. Of course, we had to pick her brains about the beauty trends that we'll see everywhere in 2021, and here's what she told us.
"We'll be seeing a lot more of smokey eye makeup and bare-faced looks with just a touch of colour on the cheeks. I also think androgynous makeup will be big because the lines of masculine and feminine beauty are now merging," she explains.
For a glowy look, using the right products is absolutely essential. Using an illuminating primer is the first step to making sure your base is even and radiant. Mitali swears by the Bobbi Brown Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm because it is intensely hydrating and sits well on the skin.
To prevent your under eyes from looking cakey or creasing, it is essential to prep them well. Celeb MUA, Mitali likes to ensure that makeup looks as skin-like as possible so the Deep Nourish Rosehip Calendula And Shea Butter Balm by Ras Luxury Oils is her top pick, thanks to the fact that it is intensely moisturing in the under-eye area.
Instead of buying three different formulas, pick a triple-duty product that volumizes, lengthens, and curls your lashes. Mitali's trick to give lashes an extra lift? "Make sure you're applying mascara right from the roots to the tips. After swiping on one coat, let it dry. Then, curl your lashes with a curler and swipe on a couple of more coats of mascara," she adds.
When it comes to statement-making eye makeup, a creamy black kajal pencil is your most trusted ally. From using it to line your waterline to creating a full-blown smokey eye, this is one product you absolutely need in your kit!
"I love the Charlotte Tilbury Cheek To Chic in the shade Pillow Talk because it is so durable! Even when I am on set, I make sure the product I use is long-lasting because I don't like to get in the actor's space and constantly have to do a touch-up! If you're looking for a flush of colour, this one is a great option! Plus, it suits Indian skin tones without looking too made up," explains Mitali.
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