Q&A with makeup artist Romi Thokchom

Q&A with makeup artist Romi Thokchom

Ever wondered how makeup artists prepare for Bangalore Fashion Week?

I caught up with makeup artist Romi Thokchom, and asked her about the amazing work she does every season. Nothing like some behind-the-scenes gossip to get us excited for BFW!

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Q1. Describe your pre-fashion week feelings in three words.

RT: Three wouldn’t suffice. 😊 I am super excited to witness the Vogue!

Q2. What trends do you hope will surface for Spring/Summer 2016?

RT: A fresh and fiery tan sheen coupled with bright lips, and sensual colours on the eyes – a soft orange, rose quartz pink, lilac grey – finished off with defined eyeliner in electric bold colours – candy apple, buttercup yellow, and bolts of glitter.

Q3. Do you have an all-time favourite makeup look?

RT: Tone with a skin toner and apply a good moisturizer. Highlight my eyebrows, and follow up with a studio fix compact. Use Mascara liberally, followed with bright lips and finished with a little blush on my cheeks.

Q4. Name one product in your kit that works for every model, no matter their skin tone or type.

RT: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade. It’s really great for highlighting dark skin and contouring fair skin. Everyone wins.

Q5. There are so many trends that come down the runway. What is your advice for women at home who want to translate these looks from runway to real world?

RT: You need to keep in mind that runway looks are produced as part of a fashion fantasy, and hence may not work on everyone. I would advise you to choose the looks that you like, and make them more wearable by toning them down a bit. It’s about experimenting without going overboard!

Q6. Any crazy/funny backstage stories?

RT: What happens backstage stays backstage. My lips are sealed!

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