Ojas Rajani has been a makeup artist and hairstylist for over 16 year. She started her career by working on famous Bollywood celebs, and is known for Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s glamorous looks in Robot, Action Replay, Guzaarish and L’Oreal Raris ads.With dramatic eye makeup and hairstyling as her USP, she is the brand ambassador for Inglot. Ojas had worked with Britney Spears and Mariah Carey, in addition to NRI clients from across the world.
“I do stange makeup for a local dance troupe. For the eyes, I mostly use a combination of eye shadows and liners, but Iwish to try out glitter. I find it difficult to keep it in place because of its texture. How I can make it stay longer? Also, since the skin tone of most of the dancers is dark, what colours would you recommend for them?
A waterproof creamy eye base will make the glitter last longer.Opt for pigments with a metallic sheen as these can be seen clearly and look glamorous as well. For those with an olive complexion, jewel-toned colours like copper, gold, bronze, emerald green and champagne gold will work beautifully. Pair two-toned dark jewel colours with a hint of glitter or falsies to amp up the drama. To further enhance the look, you can apply peal powder or metallic eyeshadow on the eyes, nose, cheekbones and neck. Avoid cakey eye shadows as these will look flaky and dull after a while.
Q. I have a client who has an uneven complexion. While her face is wheatish, her neck and decolletage is fair. Also, her hands are tanned. Can you suggest the right shade of foundation to even out her skin tone?
It is important to prep herentire skin with a pigmentation or discolouration,use a concealer will neutralise the unevenness. Then, apply a foundation that is brighter than your client’s face, but matches her neck and decolletage. Blend it with a buffing brush.Similarly,use it on her hands. I would advice you to use a face and body foundation as it is waterproof, long-lasting and will provide better coverage. Make Up For Ever Professional Face & Body Liquid Make Up is a good option. So is Dior Skin AirFlash Spray Foundation that can be spritzed from a distance of seven to 10 cm to give a dewy finish.
Q. I have a client who suffers from sun allergy,and, as a result, has white patches on her face. What kind of day makeup can I do for her?
Begin by applying a tinted moisturiser all over the face. If your client has a wheatish complexion use an orange corrector on her white patches, and it she is fair,use a pink corrector. Use M.A.C. Studio Fix Powder Foundation as a compact and make sure to blend it well. This way, the makeup will last, the makeup will last longer and be waterproof and sweat-resistant. You can also spray Dadbur Gulabari to set the makeup. The rose water will not only provide a soft and dewy look, but also work as a coolant.