There is no dearth of beauty tutorials on the world wide web, one more complicated than the other! If you are a beginner, all the contouring hacks and filling in the brows can seem rather intimidating.
But, don't give up your makeup aspirations just yet! Celebrity makeup artist Shagun Gupta shares how you can look like yourself but better with the help of only three products:
The foundation forms the base of every makeup and it all depends on choosing the correct shade for your skin tone. "Do not go for shades that are lighter than your skin tone. Choose a shade that is a tone darker. Remember your foundation should blend in perfectly with your skin and hence the chosen shade should be an extension of your skin tone," says Shagun. Clueless about picking the right shade?
Here is her expert advice- "Choosing the correct foundation becomes easier if you are aware of your skin undertone. Indian skin usually has warm undertones, that is, it has a yellowish tint. So, choose a foundation shade which is a shade darker than your skin colour, it would help you in avoiding the white powdery look which is the stuff make-up nightmares are made of. You can also apply a swatch of foundation on your skin to see if it blends in, if it does you have yourself a perfect match."
Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Full Coverage Matte Foundation, Rs 3,310
"A personal favourite is Huda Beauty Foundation, it not only provides full coverage but is also just perfect for the Indian skin tone."
La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation SPF 15, Rs 18,478 (approx)
"My favourite foundation when it comes to bridal make-up is La Prairie. The best thing about this foundation is the fact that it comes with a concealer. It gives you full coverage and does not make your skin look dry and devoid of moisture."
A good eye and eyebrow colour palette
Whoever said eyes are the window of the soul must have had amazing eye makeup skills! Shagun agrees, "You will not regret investing in a good eye and eyebrow colour palette. It would make your whole make-up routine appear seamless. A good product for those who are just starting out can be Urban Decay NAKED eyeshadow palette."
Urban Decay NAKED eyeshadow palette, Rs 3,900 (approx)
A red lipstick
A classic, you can never really go wrong with a red pout. "There is a shade for everyone in the case of red lipsticks. Find the shade that complements your skin tone the best and you will never under-dressed ever again!" says Shagun.
Sugar Cosmetics Matte As Hell Crayon Lipstick Red Colour - 01 Scarlett O'Hara, Rs 799