Pinks, reds and oranges are for fair skinned women while maroons and browns look mesmerising on a dark complexion. However, orange is a no no for sallow skin while pink mattes look pretty on dusky skin. But lipsticks must be matched or contrasted with the colour of oneâ€™s outfit. Still confused? Drop a line at email@example.com and await enlightenment.
Can you teach me the correct way to apply powder as I have just purchased one after reading your column? â€” Sanjana Upreti
You can use a small powder puff or a brush to apply powder. Itâ€™s best to powder the forehead
first followed by the temples, cheeks, chin and finally the nose.
I have a party this weekend and my outfit is a fetching orange and it is a daytime party, could you suggest the right make-up? â€” Prapti Chand
As your outfit is in the orange shade I advise you to do up your eyes in a soft brown eye shadow and wear a neutral shade of lipstick. The less for the day the better.
My lips look dry. Which lipstick with an aloe vera base is the right one for me? â€” Rosie Arya
If your lips are dry you should only apply cream lipsticks as they hydrate the lips. And before you go to bed always apply Vaseline.
I am given to a very oily complexion and a profession that demands me to remain outdoors most of the time. My face has become a field of pimples. Please help. â€” Grusha Chettri
You must wash your face at least thrice a day and apply a sunblock and a light foundation over it with a SPF, as you are most of the time outdoors.
I have penchant for dark coloured lipsticks and I am very fair, what are the right shades I could use? â€” Brinda Aley
Dark coloured lipsticks are a definite no no for a fair complexion. The correct shades for your fair complexion are shades of warm pink and peaches and sometimes for a dramatic effect you can try bright reds.
The prize for the question of the week goes to Prapti Chand.