MAC as seen through the eyes of Vimi Joshi

Vimi JoshiShe is life, she is fun and she is the master. Following is the the excerpt of the interview I did with her.

Make-up is a form of Self expression that enhances the beauty within.- Vimi Joshi

ME: What should be a daily skincare and makeup routine for a real woman?

Vimi: Hydration is a must. Apply MAC Fix Plus on your face and a generous amount of water based moisturizer. I recommend MAC Studio Moisture Cream. It has botanical ingredients and it is lovely.

  • Foundation: MAC Studio Tech: It starts off as a compact and sets to powder. Gives a luscious and hydrated effect on skin.
  • Lips: MAC Plum Lipliner all over the lips and MAC lust Lipglass on top of the liner base.ย  Lust lipglass is a pinky flesh toned colour and complements a lot of Indian skin tones.
  • Cheeks: MAC Coppertone
  • Eyes: MAC Bronze eyeshadow all over the lids, curledย  lashes and loads of mascara.

Pretty much what I am wearing today.

ME: What is your take on Red lips?

Vimi(excited) : Love it! They are Haaawwtt!! I suggest strong red lips, contoured cheeks and tonnes of mascara for the look. There is red for everyone. The best way to find YOUR red is go to the MAC store and take help from the makeup artist there. There are so many reds to choose from -flesh red, coral red, burgundy red etc. Don’t go for pillar board reds. My recommendation MAC Viva Glam Cyndi Lauper It’s beautiful ,beautiful.

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ME: What colour or eye shadows would you suggest for green/ blue eyes?

Vimi: Shale, deep greens, grayish taupes and Fluidline in Dip Down

ME: What are your five favourite MAC products?

Vimi: 1. Zoom Lash Mascara

2. MAC Eye Kohl in Smolder

3. Burgandy Lip pencil

4. MAC Cream colour base in bronze

5. Ornamental lustreglass

PS: I could not find MAC cream colour base in bronze on MAC’s website. It could be a pro product.

ME: What is the best way to wear MAC Smolder? A lot of people complain that it smudges a lot.

VIMI (laughs): MAC has given Smolder a full face travel Visa. It can travel all across your eyes, face, nose and cheeks. ๐Ÿ˜€ There is way of wearing smolder. Apply smolder on your upper and lower lashline, smoke it out a bit with a Q Tip and then set it with MAC Eyeshdow in Print.

ME: What is the best thing you like about MAC smolder?

Vimi: Its intensity.ย  It is the blackest black.

ME: What is the one Bollywood trend that you like the most?

Vimi: Nude lips and smokey eyes. Celebrities like to look themselves when they are not shooting for films, photo shoots or fashion shows. And nude lips with smokey eyes keeps them closest to how they look in real life.

ME: Nude lips completely washes out the colour on some people’s face. What is yourย  take on that?

Vimi: This happens because people don’t know how to do nude lips. For every person nude is different. Doing nude lips means applying the same shade of lipstick as your natural lip colour. For a woman with dark lips, a dark plum colour could be her nude and for a women with a pale tone, a flesh coloured lipstick could be her nude.

ME: What are the colour trends this season?

Vimi: Lavender, Pinks, oranges, blues

ME: Some tips for basic summer makeup?

Vimi: Keep your makeup minimal and textures matte.

ME: How should one implement runway makeup in real life?

Vimi: Simplify it. Take the from the runway and simplify it.

ME: Best way to apply foundation?

Vimi: Apply studio sculpt foundation with a flat foundation brush and buff it with a MAC 187 duo fibre brush.

Quick Two Must Haves from MAC:

2 Eye shadows: Amberlights and Electric Eel

2 Blushes: Coppertone blush on the cheek bones and Pinkswoon on the apples of the cheeks

2 Lip Products : Ornamental lustreglass and Viva Glam lipsticks (launching in April in India)

2 Foundations: MAC Studio Sculpt and MACย  studiotech

2 Powders : MAC prep + prime Transparent Finishing Powder and MAC Studiofix

2 Concealers: MAC Moisture Cover and MAC Cover Up

2 Eyeย  Liners:(instantly) Only 1. Blacktrack Fluidline

2 Eye brushes : 217, 219 and 239

2 Foundation Brushes : 187 and 190

2 Lip Brushes : 316 and 311 lip liner brush

2 False Lashes : No4 and No.7

Vimi loves MAC flix plus and highly recommends that every women should have it.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

PS: I have added the links of all the products that Vimi has recommended but there are a few products that I couldn’t find on MAC website. These could either be pro products or limited edition ones.

Thanks Vimi Ma’m. It was an honourย  to meet you. ๐Ÿ™‚


21 thoughts on “MAC as seen through the eyes of Vimi Joshi

  1. Thank you Vimi and thanks to you too Rati.

    It is indeed a privilege, joy and honour to meet you through this website.

    I am yet to try MAC and would definitely keep these tips in mind while going for my MAC haul ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. You know I wanted to do this quick twos because most of us here are MAC virgins and this would be like our quick guide that we may always consult. Glad you liked the interview. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. OMG !!
    Thats indeed a dream come true .. Vimi looks so Gawjus !!

    Love her tips ๐Ÿ™‚

    and yeah cream color base in bronze is a pro product .. checked the PRO website ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. such a useful and practical guide before purchase ๐Ÿ™‚ thnq very much rati…

    god, u must be running here and there these days…

  4. Hey! Thks so much Rati & Vimi! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Gr8 interview and I loved reading it ๐Ÿ˜€

    The list of 2 must haves from each category was brilliant ๐Ÿ˜€

    I am planning to go there myself for “MY RED” lipstick myself ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Tanveer, glad it helped. ๐Ÿ™‚ That green eyes question was aksed keeping you in mind. ๐Ÿ˜›

      I know we all should discover our reds and show it to each other. It would burst the myth that reds can’t be pulled off by everyone.

      1. Thks so much Rati – for asking Vimi on eyeshadows for my eyes ๐Ÿ˜€

        Really appreciate the effort and care taken by you ๐Ÿ™‚

        I think i’ll be hitting MAC this weekend with a printout of this post for the 2 best in each category ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Hi Rati, read about your hiring, think that’s great!
    Curious about your new writers.

    Thank you for following me, I’ve added you to my blog roll:)

    And how was the salad? Sorry about the mayonnaise!
    (you can use a bit of olive oil instead if you like)

    I didn’t use the beans I didn’t have them but I liked the
    onions, never tried onions before in salad. The juice
    was quite tasty but I didn’t have all the ingredients so
    will try it again sometime!

    1. Aww!! Thank you Sunanina. ๐Ÿ™‚

      oh lovely. Glad you like dthe salad. I tried the pasta salad yesterday and it was yum. I generally use olive oil or Italian dressing in may salads and like them a lot. ๐Ÿ™‚

      I am also excited about the new writers. Let’s see how it goes. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Wow.. She seems so friendly and down to earth.. The list is just so desirable….. I wanna rush to a MAC store right now.. Alas, we don’t have it here…. ๐Ÿ™

    1. It’s very rare to come across people who are so successful yet so warm and friendly. She is one of those few people.

      Awww! may be on next trip to Mumbai to may empty your pockets. ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. Thanks for sharing yr interview with Vimi, Rati. I really enjoyed reading it. She is indeed very fun and down to earth. I’ve always wanted to try Fix+ but some say it’s nothing great n stuff like that so I stopped wanting it. Now after Vimi’s reco, I want it :). LOL about Smolder having a full face visa…very well put. It’s true, it smudges like crazy!


    1. Cynthia she used Fix Plus on every single model before starting the makeup . She even sprayed it on my hand to show how amazing it was. ๐Ÿ˜€ I don’t know about others but I am surely going to get this now. ๐Ÿ™‚

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