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Indian Skin tones

The first thing you should know is that skin tones are divided into 3 categories: Cool, Neutral and Warm.
Cool-- Veins on underside of wrist are more blue, look better in silver jewelry, look great in white and cool colors.
Neutral-- Veins are neither totally green nor blue, look good in both silver and gold jewelry, and both warm and cool colors.
Warm-- Veins are green, look good in gold jewelry, look great in cream color.
Now, here's my classification of Indian skin tones, fully knowing I might totally miss the bull's eye.

Cool (Fair)
  • Aishwarya Rai
  • Dia Mirza
  • Kareena Kapoor

Cool (Medium)

  • Genelia D'souza
  • Freida Pinto

Cool (Dark)
  • Konkona Sen

Neutral ( Fair)

  • Preity Zinta
  • Lara Dutta

Neutral (Medium)
  • Deepika Padukone
  • Priyanka Chopra
  • Rani Mukherjee

    Neutral (Dark)

    • Carol Gracias
    • Bipasha Basu

    Warm (Fair)

    • Kalki Koechlin

    Warm (Medium)
    • Kajol

    Warm (Dark)

    • Nina Manuel

    The best foundations for Indian skin tones are L'oreal True Match, Revlon Colorstay, and MAC Studio Fix Fluid, because you will easily find your shade from their wide range of blendable shades.

    DBA ^_^

    Make-up Mistakes- That Has Got To STOP!

    I bet you've read hundreds of articles like these before, but I wanted to write my own version in here because I'm just not blunt enough to say it to some people's faces.


    • Eyeliner/kajal smudges around the eyes. Hello, Raccoon.
    • Goop in the inner corners of the eyes. Remember how grossed out Chandler Bing was by the 'mascara goop' in FRIENDS?
    • Space between the lash line and eyeliner.
    • Spidery tarantula-like eyelashes.
    • Eyebrows- Over-darkened and/or over-tweezed.
    • Contact lenses that do NOT suit ones skin tone.

      • Slathering lipstick on dry chappy lips.
      • Lip gloss that gathers up in the corners of the mouth. It looks like you- know-what.
      • Lip liner that is darker than the lip color.
      • Wearing a dark lip color when lips are already darkly pigmented (I'm talking about unnatural pigmentation of the lips here- the almost blackish kinds.) 


      • Wrong foundation and powder color. Okay, this has been said too many times and the most unoriginal of all. I don't even want to mention it but..... Sigh. (And also because I want to fill up my post) :)
      • Applying blush right up to your eyes and too near to the nose. Too much of it is also a no-no.
      • Too much bronzer. Even 'The Sun' wouldn't want to take credit for that.
      • Excess highlighter and glitter.
      I think I'm forgetting some more. Please feel free to remind me.

      DBA ^_^