Great Make-up: Trisha

I cannot for the life of me find a clear pic of Kareena Kapoor at the Film Fare Awards. If you know a link, please email it to me at I'm not the most sophisticated net surfer. It's ok though, I make up for it with other positive talents such as... well... I'll get back to you on this.

This is a pic of Trisha at the 52nd Film Fare Awards. Her make-up is very low key and understated. The one thing I don't recommend that she does is to use a lighter foundation as her neck look too pasty compared to her arms etc and her hairline and face have a brown buffer zone. You know I need to make everyone's lives miserable because of this. However, this is a great, low-key look that you could easily wear every day.


Moisturize your face and under eyes with the cream and eye cream of your choice. Let it sink in for ten minutes. With a stipling brush, dot your face with a velvet finish foundation (I repeat in your skin tone) and then buff it in with a circular motion. The virtue of using a stipling brush is that it applies thin layers of make-up and so your make-up doesn't look caked on and very natural. Also, the end result looks very airbrushed and flawless. If necessary, conceal any spots, dark circles, and discolouration with the concealor of your choice. Dust translucent powder to set your make-up.

Recommendation: MAC Studio Fix Fluid, MAC 188 brush, MAC 187 brush, NYC Translucent Powder

Apply a primer on your lids to keep your shadow in place and make it as true to the pan as possible.

Recommendation: Urban Decay Primer Potion

Since the look is very simple, groomed brows make this look. Tweeze any strays and comb brows with a spoolie brush. Although the brows are very groomed, they aren't overly darkened. So fill them in only where necessary and set with brow gel.

Recommendation: Ardell Brow & Lash Growth Accelerator

Apply a peachy gold shadow from lashline to slightly above the crease.

Recommendation: MAC Honey Lust

Apply a shimmery, light peachy gold shade on the brow bone and blend into the crease.

Recommendation: MAC Ricepaper

Take a deep, matte black liner in the formula of your choice and create a medium-thick liner from the inner corner of the eye to the outer corner. On the bottom lash line, I recommend a pencil or gel liner to line the entire lower lash line and waterline.

Recommendation: Revlon Colorstay Liquid Liner, Revlon Colorstay Pencil Liner, MAC Blacktrack Fluidline

Curl your lashes to get maximum impact and coat with one or two coats of mascara on top and bottom lashes. If you have any clumps, comb them out with a lash comb.

Recommendation: Maybelline XXL mascara

With a stipling brush, apply a peachy bronze blush very, very lightly from the apples of the cheeks to the temple. When I say apply lightly, I mean that the blush should be only very slightly more intense than barely noticeable.

Recommendation: MAC Peachtwist

Apply a pigmented plummy brown lip gloss to finish the look.

Recommendation: Stila Brown Sugar Lip Glaze

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ilovecheese said...

Anu, I had a question - should we wear blush everyday? Especially where I work 9 out of 10 girls believe upper and lower lines heavy lined are the "best" of make-up. How much is too much? My skin shade is nearly that of Trisha - maybe a shade darker.

11:51 PM
Anu said...

Hey ILoveCheese,

Blush is my must have make-up item. to be honest i go barefaced with only a bit of blush on my cheeks pretty often and it looks very fresh and in my case alive. even if you do wear heavy kajal, blush brings colour to your face and really completes the look. of course i'd say go a bit easy on the blush if you kajal is very heavy but theres really no reason to go without. secondly, it's all in the application. even a bright tomato red (i cannot get enough of this colour) looks beautiful when applied with a very light hand. But if you're unsure about it, I'd really reccommend a nude or a non-bright blush shade to start off with. try something like milani luminous (newly rereleased and in my opinion much better than the nars counterpart), MAC harmony or MAC Gingerly. none of them are intimidating and quite easy to work with. also, i have a blush tutorial up if you need to reference it (look under the tutorial tag). let me know if you need any more help with this i would be glad to help you out.

9:25 AM

Anonymous said...

hey heres the pic you were looking for and I look forward to this breakdown!!

1:17 PM
Anonymous said...

I dont think that link worked out. Try this

1:23 PM
Anonymous said...

ok last try :(...these are pretty clear pics of kareena at the filmfare awards

1:30 PM
Anonymous said...

Hey Anu! i emailed you...!

4:43 PM
ilovecheese said...

Thanks Anu, will definitely try soem of these shades to figure out what suits me the most. I have tried some Revlon blushes, but they have a fine shimmer that makes it slightly over the top for daily work wear. Cheers!

10:59 PM
Bhumi said...

hi Anu,

Loved the in-detail make-up, but i have a request for MAC FAFI, what do you think abt this collection? please if possible do a review and more abt its blushes and those sparkly iridescent pressed powders for NC40? i m super excited abt this and wanna buy it before its sold out! please help!!! TIA

12:32 PM
Anu said...

Hey anonymous/alisha:
thanks for the kareena pics. The breakdown will be up tomorrow. I had so much school work and other stuff going on that i didn't have time to update. Tomorrow i definitely will have time.

Hey Bhumi,
I thought the fafi collection was hit or miss. I really didn't like the eye shadow quads. they were too chalky for my liking and i didn't like the way they went on as much as i like the regular shadows. i did like the pain pots (mainly cash flow. really pretty goldish green). i liked both blushes but the standout there was hipness. it's a very pretty shade and looked great on warm skintones. also, i LOVE the squeeze it lipglass. gorgeous and wearable shade for darker skintones. as for the iridescent powders, i wasn't a huge fan because i feel that for the price there are much better products out there. i'm sorry i got back to you so late and i hope this helps.

12:00 AM

Anonymous said...

hi Anu,
please could you do a makeup breakdown of katrina kaif's recent shoot for verve.
thank you

11:28 AM
30 days ago said...

hey Anu-
I recently got a pomegranate sort of eye shadow shade- and someone gave me one the color of pink grapefruit. Do these look good on yellowish indian skin tones? I want to use them, but I'm not entirely sure I should.

2:52 PM
Anu said...

hey anonymous:
i will put up a breakdown asap :).

hey 30 days ago:
i have such colours too and they look great. however, if you're not comfortable wearing both colours at the same time you can use a different crease colour to tone down the colours of your eyeshadows. and have fun with the colours because they seem like great colours for desi skintones. you can always use primers or different shadows to diffuse the intensity of the colours.

11:17 AM

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