She 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. 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, curled 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.
ME: What colour or eye shadows would you suggest for green/ blue eyes?
ME: What are your five favourite MAC products?
Vimi: 1. Zoom Lash Mascara
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. 😀 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. 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 your 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 Lip Products : Ornamental lustreglass and Viva Glam lipsticks (launching in April in India)
2 Powders : MAC prep + prime Transparent Finishing Powder and MAC Studiofix
2 Eye Liners:(instantly) Only 1. Blacktrack Fluidline
2 Lip Brushes : 316 and 311 lip liner brush
Vimi loves MAC flix plus and highly recommends that every women should have it. 🙂
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 honour to meet you. 🙂