Trick 1: To fake a fresh-faced look, make sure you really massage your cleanser, serum and moisturiser into the skin. It gets the blood circulation flowing, which comes on the surface of the skin.
Trick 2: To avoid cakey foundation, take a dab of moisturiser and warm it in your hands, then pat it over your foundation for a more natural look
Trick 3: To get the perfect winged liner, apply a slightly sticky tape under each eye as a guide for where you want your liner to follow.
Trick 4: When you’re trying to do a bright or red lipstick look, don’t use a similar coloured liner. Instead, line your lips with a shade, just slightly darker than your own lip colour.
Trick 5: To avoid the tragic ‘lippy-on-the-teeth look,’ simply stick a finger in your mouth, then slowly pull it out to remove any excess.
Trick 6: While applying mascara, turn your head to the side, now look at the mirror with just one eye. Leave your head turned to the side. Instead of pulling lashes up, you’re pulling them out into that fan effect.
Trick 7: Bronzer should be applied before blush where the sun naturally hits your face: on top of your cheekbones, tip of your chin, bridge of your nose, and on your forehead at the temples and the hairline.
Trick 8: It takes a dedicated professional to be able to do an entire line of false eyelashes at once, so cut them in half and treat each eye as two pairs.
Trick 9: Apply some Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat (Radiant Touche) around the outside of the natural lip line. It reflects the light and creates an optical illusion of a bigger pout.
Trick 10: If you look a little shiny and don’t have any blotting papers, take a facial tissue and separate the two plys of the tissue. The absorption of a single ply is much more proficient in absorbing the excess oil.
Ayesha Wadiwala, a celebrity makeup artist, has worked for big names in Bollywood like Shahrukh Khan, Sunny Leone, Shaina NC, to name a few.