Make-up Solutions for Festival Night

By Shahnaz Husain


If you have been working hard, soak cotton wool pads in rose water and apply on the eyes. It can help to remove fatigue and induce relaxation. But, make-up can be your greatest friend, if you can use it skillfully.

After cleansing, take some ice cubes in a clean napkin and apply on the face for a few seconds at a time. This closes the pores and adds a glow to the face. Ice cubes work well if you are wondering what to do about a few angry red pimples.  Hold the ice cube napkin on the pimple for a few seconds. Remove and repeat the procedure 4 or 5 times. 

Smokey eyes are perfect for a gala night. Try this quick method. Use black eye liner to line the upper eyes, close to the lashes, and also the lower lid. Smudge the line and then apply a dark shadow on the lids. You can also put some glitter over the eyeliner.

Fake eye lashes, eye lash extensions and even individual lashes are being used, to add glamour and make the lashes look longer and thicker. They really help to add that extra touch. Try using an eyelash curler for an attractive effect. Then apply mascara.

You may be dead tired after a hard day’s work, but to achieve a wide awake look, use a nude coloured eye pencil to line the lower lids. The eyes immediately look open and wide….and brighter.

Most women want fuller lips with a pout…..they are said to be most appealing. There are all kinds of ways by which one can get lips that pout, but I think it’s easiest to get take the help of make-up. Light colours and glossy lipsticks make the lips look thicker and fuller.

To make lips look fuller, first apply foundation and a light touch of powder to “set” the foundation. Wait for a few minutes. Then outline the lips just outside your normal lip line. Use the same colour lip pencil as the colour of your lipstick. To give the illusion of a pout, apply lipstick all over the lips, leaving out the center. Then, apply a lighter coloured lip gloss on the center.

Whether it is eye shadow or foundation, remember to blend well, so that the make-up looks like a whole, without lines and blotches. These are some of the tricks of the trade!

About Shahnaz Husain

Shahnaz Husain, pioneer of the Ayurvedic beauty movement, heads the Shahnaz Husain Group, with a global network of franchise ventures and 375 Ayurvedic formulations. A Case Study at Harvard for Brand Creation, she is now a Harvard Subject for “Emerging Markets” She was honoured with the Padma Shri Award and is the first woman in 105 years to receive the World’s Greatest Woman Entrepreneur Award from Success, the U.S. business magazine. Indeed, Shahnaz Husain is a leading international beauty icon

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