Its remarkable how light changes everything in photos. In Tyra's words , its important to " Find your light" in pictures. There is lesson to learn from PC' s experience here at a recent event ( all the pictures below are from the same event). A lesson in makeup and a lesson in light.

The light completely drains her out. Makes the skin look shallow, dull and dry.
One could almost say - Matte makeup is good, just not always. Sometimes its good to go the supple , dewy route.
But not me, I'll hold on to that comment for now.

This is bad.
Real bad.
Damn the light.
Totally washes her out.
Its a White wash. Its a nightmare.

Hallelujah !
The girl looks almost angelic here. The complexion looks airbrushed and flawless.
The makeup - spot on. If it wasn't for the previous pic, you'd never know !

And then finally there is this. A combo of all the above three.
It is still wrong but better than the second pic. You will notice how the makeup isn't blending seamlessly. You notice the blush, the foundation, the contour, the dark parts, the light parts - all doing their thing simultaneously, just not harmoniously.

Another round of bad makeup and bad light happens to good people. That's all.

Catch Eva Longoria's Edition of Bad Makeup Happens To Good People here

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Jamilla Camel said... @ September 27, 2009 at 1:19 AM

Shoot the makeup artist!

Alice said... @ September 27, 2009 at 4:08 AM

Gotta disagree with you, my friend. I think she looks gorgeous in all the photos!

josie said... @ September 27, 2009 at 5:57 AM

@ ALice:no she does not .her makeup looks real bad in mostly every pic expect the third one.it makes her skin look dull and also makes her look older.the foundation is too light.her lipstick is too matte to the point where her lips look dry.and that horrible hairstyle.i dunno what to say about that.she use to have such butiful hair but know its a mess.i.e.see toronto festivel pics. she needs a makeover ASAP!:)
P.S.indian girl : i like the title of the article.:)sorry if i sound too judgemental..

Zwala said... @ September 27, 2009 at 4:18 PM

the 2nd pic is really bad..

n hi..let me introduce abt myself..im Zwala..been reading ur blog..and today..i took the privilege to comment for the first time.. :)
Happy blogging.. :p

preeti said... @ September 28, 2009 at 2:21 AM

oh wow!!! now I know I am not all alone! Soft lighting does make so much of a difference...could you please also tell us how one can avoid looking like the first two pictures???

Husha said... @ September 28, 2009 at 9:37 AM

Aw, nah, I think she's pretty in every single photo! Esp the first one, she looks really healthy and beautiful mashallah.

Anonymous said... @ September 28, 2009 at 11:59 AM

you think this is bad you should see some piks of her from the film festival here in toronto. her skin looked dull, dry and cakey. and the lips were TOO matte and the eyes looked pale. but usually shes a beautiful girl. btw does anyone know what lipcolour shes always wearing? its obv. mac...

Asma said... @ September 29, 2009 at 2:41 AM

@Anon: It's MAC brave, according to


An Indian's Makeup Blog ! said... @ September 30, 2009 at 2:03 AM

Hey Anon !

Could be MAC brave
I was thinking it was more like MAC Twig or MAC Spirit.

smeegal9 said... @ October 1, 2009 at 8:32 AM

I think she looks beautiful in all of the pictures. The only difference is that she looks like she got some sun in the first pic. Ooooooooo scary sun.

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