Thursday, March 20, 2008

Q & A

Reena writes: -

Hello Dr Neeraj,

It’s a pleasure to read your tips n guidelines for all women. I came across your profile in the Orkut Community threads and must say appreciate the excellent work, really look up to your trait of sharing knowledge without any strings attached. Honestly very commendable...Orkut did lead me to your blogs posted and is a sure good read for beauty crazy mortals like me... I love dressing it up and I believe make up is an art and to perfect it ,its a learning curve always . I definitely vouch for your advice on MAC Zoomlash Mascara. I reside in Bangalore and the MAC showroom was an eye-opener but am pretty confused what to buy. I have a query which I would be most obliged if you could answer for me. .I am wheatish fair and have combination skin with T Zone oily. (Forehead n nose n areas around my nose n li'l part of my cheeks. Could you suggest the best cleanser make up Base /Foundation or rather all the best products for my skin (eyeliner, pencil, shadow, blush etc) .I use Garnier face wash for sensitive skin? Your tips would take me a long way. I have messed up trying products all over...

Please advise

Best Regards


Answer: -

Thanks a million for writing those inspirational words. I’m here to write for the people who value my contribution. I not only try to give what is the latest in Indian beauty industry but also many things that inspire me all the time and with such feedback, I’m sure I’ll go to greater heights.

If you happen to be a MAC addict like me you can pick up a number of fantastic stuff from there. I’ll tell you the best things in MAC that I simply cannot resist. Whatever I’ll be telling is from their regular collection. MAC is known for its Limited Editions which is a subject of mass discussion and mass attack when the product arrives.
I like the makeup fixing Fx spray, Plush lash Mascara in Plush Black, Studio Fix Powder foundation, Eyeshadow in Amber Lights (which fascinatingly goes on all skin types), Blue Brown pigment, Powder blush in Honour and MAC brush no. 217, 219 and 187.

For skin care and base makeup I prefer YSL, Shiseido, Clarins and Lancôme. Most of base products and skin happens to be from Shiseido and the results are just amazing.
Shiseido has Pureness range for Oily/Combination skin which consists of a Deep Foaming Cleanser, Purifying softener and Mattifying moisturizer. Another product from them called The Skin Care Day protection with spf 15 is an amazing light weight moisturizer which is good for summers and so is the new Tinted moisturizer with spf 20 which is going to be my next purchase . Lancôme has a Self warming face mask from their Pure Focus range which is fantastic.
First of all are you sure that you have sensitive skin? If that’s the case then Oriflame’s Optimals from Sensitive skin is a very good option.
For foundations since you have oily skin try Shiseido’s Dual Balancing Foundation or Lancôme’s Teint Idole or Chanel’s Matt Lumiere or MAC’s Studio fix fluid foundation. The last one could be a good option as MAC has numerous shades of foundations matching virtually every skin color and tone. A life saving product for me as I have the same skin type is Shiseido’s luminizing powder trios. They have a highlighter, a base and a contouring shade all in one which goes flawlessly on every complexion.

I’d recommend you the products that I like from each category of makeup (taking in mind your skin type and color) in a Regular and a Prestige brand and lets see if you like them.

Primer: -MAC Prep n Prime, Shiseido Makeup Enhancing Veil or Clarins Instant light
Foundation: - Shiseido’s Dual Balancing Foundation or Lancôme’s Teint Idole or Chanel’s Matt Lumiere or MAC’s Studio fix fluid
Powder: - Shiseido luminizing powder trio, MAC Studio fix and Bourjois Loose powder
Eyeshadow: - L'Oreal Star secrets makeup kit in Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington
Eyeliner: - Lancôme ArtLiner, Bourjois Clubbing Liner or MAC’s Fluid line
Mascara Base: - MAC lash primer, Shiseido Lash primer
Mascara: -I love many of them but the best ones are Lancôme Fatale, Lancôme Virtuose and Max Factor master piece mascara. If you are a really fan then DiorShow mascara is perfect.
Brow: - Dior tinted brow gel and Givenchy Mr.Brow
Cheeks: - For contouring Shiseido’s Multishade Enhancer
For color: -Max Factor Color perfection blush, Dior Bronze Harmony and Clinique Fresh Bloom blushes
For Highlights: - Shiseido Accentuating Sticks, Smashbox cosmetics Fusion Soft lights
Lips: - I rarely use lipsticks on my clients. I use lots of lipglosses and my favs are YSL Golden gloss, Lancôme Juicy tubes, Dior Diorkiss lipgloss and L'Oreal 6hrs lasting lipgloss in a fantastic array of shades.

I hope this information is useful to you.
Do keep on reading my blog. It was very encouraging to talk to you. You can write to me at



  1. Hello Dr Neeraj ,

    Appreciate your advise on the products to be used . I regret I missed out mentioning for an update on the rates for all the products so I could plan my budget accordingly .

    Could you suggest any 2 moisturisers aswell which i could use thro' the day (you did mention Shiseido )any moderately priced ones would be ideal too such as L'oreal or others.Same with Foundations too.

    Dr, another query , My mother is wheatish complexioned . She has pigementation on her forehead below her eyes n on her cheeks aswell.Could you suggest any product for her

    Looking forward for your advise .

    Thanks & Best Regards


  2. hi,
    would u like to get a personalised consultation done as dat would benefit us both...
    i stay in mumbai and u can call me on 9326095533...
    see if its possible

  3. Hello Dr Neerav ,

    Apologise for my late reply.Work , travel and a much awaited vacation kept me off.Appreciate your response, however since I am based out of Bagalore am afraid a personal consultantion would not be possible .

    I hope you would assist me in finding solutions to my concerns taking into account the geographical distance

    Hope to hear from you soon




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