So for all you Indian ladies out there who can't seem to find the right colour to suit you... here are a few tips!!
Yesterday MU Natasha did a corporate session with the girls for Tata power. Whilst on the hunt for the right products to create a uniform look and still look good on all the girls, she found that she could not get hold of concealers or powders that were dark enough to suit various Indian skin tones - all too pink, too fair - end result - grey!!!
... and so off to MAC it was....
.. and so for all you ladies.. prompted by yesterday's session and a request from ZG here are a few recommendations.......
Estee Lauder double wear foundation to suit tones: canvas , shell beige, camel (light - medium - medium dark )
Bobbi Brown cream foundations: warm beige, natural, warm natural, honey, warm almond (warm beige being lightest and warm almond being warmest )
Concealers MAC- whether it's studio finish (more coverage) or select cover (not as full cover as the studio finish) choose anything from NC 35- NC 45.. (35 is lightest and colours get warmer as numbers go up)
Concealers Bobbi Brown - natural, warm natural, honey, golden (natural being lightest and golden being the warmest)
Powders loose: MAC select sheer in NC20 (suitable for most Indian skins), blot powders in medium dark, dark and deep dark
Powders compact : medium dark, dark and deep dark
Hope this helps... ZG based on what you've said I would recommend you try the shell beige as used on Ms.Pinto or for something lighter a touch of Canvas mixed with it? It's not a bad idea to have 2 shades as you can mix according to your skin tone as it often tends to change....
Powders you should get the MAC NC20 as a loose one to set your make-up at home and to carry with you go have a look at the dark or medium dark blots for compact versions. They are often not how they look so try it out - one of the 2 should work. Blot powders are great for touch up's as they don't build-up... so no excessively powdered / made-up faces just a nice clean and polished look.
Hope this helps, do let Mulain know!