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The Hand Behind Pretty Faces

Renowned make up artist Tamanna Rooz reveals some of her make up techniques after a demonstration of the art’s basics among a group students in the city on Monday

Published: 16th September 2014 06:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th September 2014 06:01 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: For Tamanna Rooz, renowned make-up artist in the city, interacting with students was a fun activity. In an engaging three-hour long session with students of St Francis College for Women, on Monday, Tamanna, who works her art on actresses Sri Devi, Shruti Hassan, Charmee, ace badminton player Jwala Gutta, tennis star Sania Mirza and actress and producer Elahe Hiptoola was at her creative best. Giving varied insights to a group of 50 young girls, she quickly taught them the basics of working with colours and brushes.

Tamanna who has been in the business for five years now shared that her inclination to enter into the field was not very surprising. “After completing my MBA, I worked as marketing head in corporate companies in city. I was good at makeup so my friends and family encouraged me to get into this profession,” and that’s how it started. “I worked as a make up artist for charity and fund raising events in the city. Heal-a-child was one, apart from Hyderabad International Fashion Show. That’s when my work got noticed,” she recalled. After this, she worked as an assistant make up artist, and that was when her first client from Bollywood signed her up -- actress Sri Devi.  “She likes to stick to basic make-up, with emphasis on big eyes,” said the artist.  The artist says that she has entered the field because she is passionate about it. “I work with utmost honesty. When I am signed up to work with someone, I ensure that I have done enough research and then apply my creativity and portray that person in a specific way,” she elaborated. Talking about the current trends in the film industry, she says that actresses are opting for nude looks, which requires them to take good care of their skin. “Apart from that, smoky eyes is trending a lot,” she pointed out. She thinks that Sonam Kapoor is a diva and she can carry anything. “If there is one actress I want to work on, it is Sonam Kapoor,” she said, excitedly. Tamanna is a stickler for hygiene when it comes to the tools she uses. “I make sure that the brush is clean enough. The next thing I keep in mind is that the colours blend well, because they shouldn’t give a patchy look,” she said, adding that she uses high definition products as they give the actual high definition look to the face. However, in the end, making up one’s face is very subjective. “Everyone has one feature which looks very good and other feature that might not look so good. The trick is to play up with the good one and subdue the other one,” pointed out Tamanna who likes to use cream blush and air brush as much as she can.

Finally before signing off, Tamanna insisted that one should not get carried with the plenty of videos available on the internet. “The videos are mostly made abroad. They are made in a way to suit the skin on people in that country. It might not work well on Indian skins. One has to be careful while picking up tips from them,” she concluded.

Tips from the workshop

l Good looks generate positive vibes. Present yourself well.

l Identify your skin tone, so that you can choose the right products

l Vein test is easy to identify skin tone

l Blue vein - cool skin tone

l Green vein - warm skin tone

l Expert’s home remedies

l Putting cold green tea bags on eyes makes them look fresh

l Rose water cubes

keep the skin glowing



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