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Makeup Masterclass By Natasha Nischol In Association With Lakme Absolute - My Learnings...


Some Tips & Tricks I Saw At The Lakme Makeup Masterclass

As you all might know by now Lakme had arranged for a Makeup Masterclass of sorts to help us bloggers to get to know the intricacies of makeup and what goes behind achieving a classy and a beautiful look. The session was conducted by Natasha Nischol and she worked her magic on the gorgeous Sarah Jane Dias.

Natasha showed us how we can easily transition from a day look to a night avatar wearing a Red lipstick and the transformation was really amazing... I wont really get into all the details about the steps and the products used as they have already been blogged about by other bloggers who were there...

However, through my this post I plan to touch upon the various tips and tricks that Natasha showed to us that works not just for the celebrities but for real women as well :) So let's get started!

1. Wearing a Red Lipstick During The Day

Many of us have been doing it and we know we carry it with elan! But I now know that I have been doing it all wrong! What I used to do was apply the lipstick first and then blot it with a tissue and was done! Even with the blotting, the shade of Red was pretty severe and wasn't very work appropriate...
What Natasha did was instead of applying the lipstick straight from the stick, she applied the lippy with her fingers in a not very neat way... The result was fabulous! It gave a reddish stain to the lips without looking OTT and the red hue looked like Sarah's lips were naturally all plump and beautifully shaded. It looked so natural!
Here's a little illustration...

Red Lipstick Applied With Fingers

Red Lipstick Applied As Is And Then Blotted With A Tissue

2. Wearing A Bright/Bold Matte Lipstick

A lot of us shy away from matte lipsticks or in some cases really matte lipsticks... Case in hand MAC Russian Red being a ready favorite for many over MAC Ruby Woo (review HERE). While Ruby Woo is my favorite red lipstick, I do get the part about it being really drying and in some cases settling into the fine lines as well... A trick that women all over embrace is applying a little lip balm under your lipstick. I however find that applying a balm under one's lipstick changes the texture of the lipstick and takes a lipstick from being matte to glossy :/

Natasha demonstrated that applying a lip balm just before you start doing your base and then blotting it out just before you do your lips can help in this situation...
So the order becomes, lip balm -> Base makeup -> Eye Makeup -> Face Makeup -> Blot out lip balm -> Lipstick...
Sheer genius!

3. How To Get A Velvetty Matte Skin

Now this a HUGE trend that is catching on for F/W 2013. Velvetty matte skin has been all over the runways both internationally and nationally and I personally know of a lot women who prefer a really matte face over a glowy/dewy one... Now we all apply foundation and then set it with powder isn't it? However, for me it fails to mattify my skin as I prefer to use foundations formulated for dry skin and are known to give out a little glow and sheen... So in short I have never been able to achieve a matte face even after setting my base with powder. So what do I do?

What Natasha showed us was you do your base makeup and as usual set it with loose powder. Then go about your business with the other aspects of your makeup and finally when you are done, apply your loose powder all over again! This mattifies your face like no one's business and gets you bang on trend with Fall Winter 2013!

So what do you think?


  1. Wow!!! Samyukta, I really don't want to sound too boisterous, but all of these three tips are exactly how I have been doing it, all of these years, and I never realized there was a genius in me too :D

  2. I was waiting for this post since you tweeted yesterday :) I totally agree with the stain part. that's how I mostly wear reds too :) Sarah looks pretty cool with curls naa!

    1. ooohhh you know Beensss I have never "stained" my red lippies :( I always wore them on and then blotted them off... Maybe thats why I always got weirded out looks in office :P he he
      ooohhh and the Sarah chick is seriously gorgeous! More so in person!

  3. You recreated all that you learnt? Model student... :) loved the daytime idea... am going to do that this week. wear my black and gold kurta with this neck piece and red lip in first pic :D


    1. hey, what did you wear to the class finally? neon or spikey?

    2. ha ha ha ha :D Model student eh? :) yup try it out! and well I wore this golden one (same pinch one) on Sunday... It just went so well with my cream top and beige pants :P Am glad you made me buy it Anks! and OMG there is so much to tell you... Tell you me when you're free and we chat on FB ;)

    3. Hee hee... i tried it on at home and am so so pleased with it!!! today @4.30? ping me on whatsapp if i am not online and you need me to... see u then :D

  4. You are such a good student Sam.. Loved the way you explained the tricks.. I am defintely going to try teh Red lipsticks one , teh lip balm was I kind of following feeling elated that its a makeup trick.. ;)

    The neckpiece is just awesome loved ur eyes too.. :) :)

  5. Sigh i missed it!! but glad u shared the details :) thanks doll

  6. I lovee matte lipsticks, and mostly spread my lipsticks with fingers cos otherwise it looks too bright.. I thought I was an exception.. Glad to know that a makeup artist recommends it :-)
    N i'm going to get ruby woo very soon :D


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