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Makeup Tips For South Asian Women

Easy Makeup Tips For South Asian Women

If you're of South Asian descent, you're in luck. MAC Senior Artist Vimi Joshi has 15 years of experience in the makeup world, and she's worked with film stars including Freida Pinto, Vidya Balan, and Bipasha Basu. We asked her to share some basic tips along with her recommendations for creating the hottest Bollywood looks. Read on for the first part of our series with Vimi.

What should South Asian women look for in choosing a foundation?
South Asian women generally have a much darker undertone, which can vary from red to blue to peach. It’s really important to take your time when choosing a foundation shade. The incorrect undertone can make your skin appear blue-gray.

To see two other tips, read more.

Eyeliner is big in Bollywood makeup. What’s the best way to create a dramatic eye makeup look without going overboard?
The best way to get perfect eyeliner every time is to look in the mirror straight and then draw in the “flick” part first. You can keep trying until you get both the flicks exact and balanced on both sides. You then simply draw in your liner and attach it to the flick. It's up to you how much drama you would like to create.

When it comes to choosing blush and lipstick, are any color families more flattering than others?
Makeup is very personal, and on darker skin tones all colors look great. South Asian women are becoming more creative with their makeup and experimenting with more blues and greens. Golds, browns and reds are classic colors for Indian women.

Up next: Vimi's tips on re-creating some makeup looks from Bollywood's hottest actresses!

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