Review: Bollywood Inspired MakeUp with Michelle at Meyersdal Nail and Beauty Studio
The first six months of this year have been exactly what I wanted it to be: a time to try new experiences. To that end I was fortunate to enjoy a few makeup makeovers, the latest of which was inspired by Bollywood.
I was attending my last event in the Tammy Taylor Mrs South Africa Women Empowerment Programme, and at the last-minute I decided to switch dresses and wear a traditional Indian dress otherwise known as a Lehenga.
My lovely makeup artist Michelle Mustoe who had previously “coloured me pretty” for another event was thrown this curve ball literally when I sat to have my makeup done. A true professional that she is, she was undaunted by this change of plans and set to work to prepare me for a night that would be memorable to me forever.
Meyersdal Nail and Beauty Studio are stockists of the Dermafix Range of Skin Care Products with which Michelle prepped my face. The Demafix Dermal Repair is “an exclusive multi vitamin facial treatment” that protects your skin from losing moisture. A really important aspect of using makeup is making sure that your skin doesn’t lose any vitamins and moisture; and if done correctly with the right skin care range and good makeup products that is completely achievable.
As I wrote in my previous blog post “Colour Me Pretty“, Michelle’s preferred cosmetic brand is Kryolan. However for my Bollywood inspired look, Michelle turned to her little tubs of powders from Mac Cosmetics. For those of you who have struggled with powder eye shadows not holding to the lid or if you struggled to blend it easily, it helps to use an eye shadow primer on your eye lids. The primer creates an even, smooth skin surface to hold the eye shadow, and makes blending colours easier.
It was helpful to Michelle that she saw my dress and used the colours and textures as the inspiration for the eye shadow. She blended dark midnight blues with a dark grey shadow to create the heavy, smokey effect but also lightened up towards the inner eye with a burnt orange and gold coloured blend. We decided to go all our dramatic and used a set of longer length false eye lashes, especially towards the outer edges of my eye lids. I already have naturally long lashes so for me this was pretty dramatic and I loved the finished effect. Topping it all off was a bold eye liner blend of pencil and eye shadow. I was thrilled with the end results.
Michelle contoured and highlighted the rest of my face factoring in that I was going to be on stage about ten hours later. I am happy to let you know that ten hours later, apart from a touch of lipstick, I did not need to touch up any other areas of a makeup.
Michelle is an absolute delight to sit for and we had so much fun creating my Bollywood look. For more about Meyersdal Nail and Beauty Studio.
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Michelle is also an amazing FX makeup artist.