'Subtle Makeup is the New Trend'

Published: 21st May 2015 06:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st May 2015 06:05 AM   |  A+A-

Subtle Makeup

CHENNAI: For those who prefer to wear subtle makeup and hate layers of foundation on their faces, here is good news. According to global senior stylist at MAC India, Sonic Sarwate, not wearing heavy makeup is the new trend.

“These days, controlled makeup that goes well with the skin tone of the individual is the trend and people tend to prefer that. Interestingly, in India, even films portray characters which are closer to reality and that reflects on their makeup,” says Sonic who has styled actors like Genelia D’Souza. Subtle makeup brings out the individuality in people, he adds. “Earlier, everyone used to wear the same amount of foundation and shades of lipstick. They all looked the same. Now, it’s all about bringing out the individual look in people. We use mineralise skin finish and studio sculpt powders to bring that out,” he says.

In his visit to the MAC outlet in Chennai, he demonstrated ways in which one can wear makeup during spring and summer, following the new trends that have been set in international fashion weeks. Bright red and pink on the lips, minimal foundation on the face, drawn eyes – these were the highlights in the fashion weeks, which he was part of, he says. “The trend in New York is pretty much aligned with the scene in India. But there needs to be some modifications that suit the weather in India,” he advises.

With a hotter and humid climate, Indians don’t need as much makeup as their foreign counterparts, who tend to have drier skin, he adds. In lower temperatures, the makeup would stay. But in India, specifically Chennai, where people tend to sweat more, heavy makeup would make their skin seem oily. While he has done makeup for many women, he says, “ I still wish I got a chance to apply it on Marlyn Monroe,” he says with a smile.

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