Is make-up a lie, a betrayal, a show of women's insecurities? Or is it a choice and creative expression, much like your clothes? Cosmo got a bunch of beauty moguls to bare their faces and show us the power of make-up...and discuss the politics of it.More
"I believe make-up, done right, can do wonders—all you need to do is learn how to enhance your features, without just adding extra layers. I apply make-up everyday: it adds that 'X factor' and makes me ooze confidence. Make-up is definitely a game-changer for every girl—it makes you feel good, like good eye make-up makes you look (and feel) pretty powerful, and everyone looks at your eyes while talking. I definitely believe less is more but I truly love make-up (and not going OTT with it)!"
Benefit Brow Zings, Rs.2,300 Lancôme Advanced Génefique, Rs.6,000 MAC Studio Finish Skin Corrector in Pure Orange, Rs.1,300
"Looking good and feeling good about yourself is really important to me (to anyone, actually). My skin began breaking out last year, and it made me conscious, especially when I had to attend meetings. That's when I started experimenting with make-up to help conceal the acne, and it made me feel significantly better about myself. It's what helped me perform better at work as well!"
Tom Ford Sheer Lip Colour in Paradiso, nordstrom.com, Rs.3,721, Bharat & Dorris Liquid Foundation, nykaa.com, Rs.700