Model-turned-actor Dipannita Sharma perfected her expertise with make-up while on the fashion week circuit. “When we did fashion shows in small towns, they rarely had make-up artistes. We’d be asked to bring our own products, which is how we developed our collections,” she recalls. “After a while, even at the major fashion shows, the artistes realised we were pretty good at doing our own make-up.You really begin to understand what suits your skin tone and facial features.”
When she’s not working, the Jodi Breakers actor stays clear of make-up, sticking to basic lip balm. Here are her make-up tips.
Putting dark make-up on both your eyes and lips is a no-no. Identify which feature you want to highlight, and focus on it, while leaving the other fairly neutral.
Most people think the ‘smokey eye’ look is done using only black kajal and eye shadow. It’s actually blended well with a lighter colour like grey or brown, otherwise, it looks like two blobs on your eyes.
I prefer applying lipstick with a brush for a very professional look. Or for a casual event, I use my fingers or a cotton bud to lightly dab the colour onto the lips for a more natural effect.
While messy hairdos are trendy right now, ironically, they require a lot of product to keep them under control and natural.