How would you describe yourself?
I am very hard working and ambitious, they call me a potty mouth or a gutter mouth because I have a very bad sense of humor and I have skill which is to take anything, be it anything about mom, dad, hope, lunch, dinner be it anything I can make it about sex, that’s why the call me one track potty mouth. And I like that, I don’t fight it and I like style and grooming.
Since how long have you been in associated with makeup?
It’s been about fourteen and a half years and the journey has been Worthwhile and Incredible; life has been great.
What do you enjoy the most about your work?
I enjoy the fact and it’s a known fact that the entertainment or the beauty of this industry matures you at a pace that is 10 times faster than a regular, because you interact with so many different kind of people and these are all people fluctuating at a higher frequency, they are just more evolved in the way they live, they work so that experience and exchange of knowledge and idea is what I enjoy
For me you are more of an influencer, with your YouTube channel and workshops you teach and inspire so many people…
I think like a child, You know I have said this in some interview also that the two things that I wished for when I would really kneel down and pray was to have a daughter, I don’t know why but as a child I knew that I would want to grow up and have a daughter and not a son and I knew that I would want her to be the women that would be inspirational and strong. And the second thing is that I wanted to be fairer and taller that’s because people made me feel that brown is not nice and I was the darkest member of my family and my grandmother for some reason couldn’t take it, she used to call me blacky, which I thought was so rude. You know when you are a child it may be funny but when you grow up with that insecurity where all my cousins had light skin, light hair and I am dark but today I feel like I need to be the champion of my own cause, because I have learned a lot about myself.
What is the biggest challenge you faced so far?
We live in a number driven world and I find it hard accumulating these numbers being out and proud gay in a country like India, so every time I post something that’s homosexual or even remotely sexual for that matter, I lose about 100 followers, like this morning I posted a pride picture on Instagram supporting gay pride, my followers dropped from 36.7 to 36.6. so I know that people are just close minded and even on YouTube for that matter getting numbers is bit difficult because I think I am a man and I am not just somebody sitting in my bedroom and painting my face, I am doing it in a professional way so I think it’s difficult. If I was a pretty girl she would have had more followers that is something I don’t understand.
As today’s women are busier than ever, what is the easiest way from going morning to evening look?
The beauty of Indian women is brown skin and a brown canvas goes with anything, any colour. Be it brown eyes, black hair, dark brows , dark lashes any colour goes, we can put brown eye shadow or blue eye shadow, we are not limited. Like people with dark complexion can wear bold end colours, they wear solid pigment and it looks incredible. But we Indians, with our brown skin can wear any colour; so I recommend Indian women to ditch their black kajal and go for coloured kajal in the day. Like you wear purple, brown, plum and in the evening load up a bit. You have done wing liner and you have done it in black which is great but what if you did it with a blue going into a black or vive-versa or a blue under a black and in the night follow it on the underside and you can add colour, a kajal- a thick Shenaz Hussain like line and you are ready to rock.
Tell me few things every that every girl or women can have, like a go to kit.
I would say get a great skin care regime, it is your ultimate makeup. Prep and hydrate your skin, I would suggest a hydrating gel by ‘Organic Harvest’. It is a moisturizer in a gel form, it also is a little sticky which works for me and helps me stick my make up better. I also like the sunscreen gel again from organic harvest. The other would be a spf15 which is good for dark skin. In spf people think that the higher the number the more the protection, that’s false. The lighter the number the more it applies to darker skin. A spf15 or 20 is really perfect for someone who is really dark. If you are light skinned like a Kashmiri then you would need an spf 20. For foundation that is quick, economical is ‘Fit me by Maybelline’ , then I would say get a lip and cheek stain any company ,it brings the rawness under the eyes and then an eyelash curler and a mascara and if you like something light then use a light one but if you want something dramatic then lash sensational mascara by Maybelline is nice and then use a brow pencil or a powder, just to fill in the gaps. I would like to keep one or two colored lipsticks which are long wearing so that you don’t have to keep doing the touch up and one that is boom pop up colour like a bold red or a bold pink or orange, on darker skin orange looks good and I love Maybelline . A gloss maybe, I like glosses it’s fun and not to forget a bronzer and a high lighter. People don’t understand that shadow is as important as light. So get shadow and get high lighter and push in certain areas of your face and highlighter adds the glow for Instagram, as we are the Insta generation
Tell me the brands that are good for Indian skin? And also how important to get the right shade of foundation?
A women should try it on her jawline, apply it there rub it back and forth for few times, if it is making you look fairer and you really have to make it rub hard then it is the wrong color. Don’t go unnecessary shades lighter. All brands make shades now-a-days.
You have worked with so many people, celebs so have you ever had that bizarre moment or any kind of moment when you were like this needs to be fixed?
Brows mostly because most of them are over grown or over scissors or over plucked that I would say to little grow up and add a little softness. I would say stop over grooming and open up the gap in between and don’t let it join.
If you would like to collaborate with someone to come with your own make up line who would it be –I would love to collaborate with Maybelline, I love the team they are young and driving, the take my feedback on and the foreign team is also so nice. But I would like to build a brand of my own and see my name on the box.
So what would be your signature for that – A bronzer that works as a highlighter for our skin. For me highlighter shouldn’t be something of whitish colour it can be pinky bronze stoned highlighter bronzer. Glow while you contour
Who is your all-time favorite muse – Kate Beckinsale, because I think she is a strong women and her personality is so elastic and look at the various hats she is wearing. She could be so many people while she is just kate.
One celeb personality you kill to have on your chair – Kate Beckinsale, a lot of people abroad think that she isn’t beautiful but I find her stunning…
Did you ever lose your temper on a celeb or anyone– Yes I did, but I never showed it. At times I did shown it also, it was just clashing of strong personalities. It’s not important how you fall but how you rise back, so if you two can agree to disagree and can allow each other’s opinion and you can agree that it was fun and lets hug it out. I am happy from my journey, its maturity. If I was the same catholic boy I wouldn’t never experience things and I would be small minded and get offended by every little thing or people that they say to me and I would be too sensitive.
What is your opinion on regrets– I don’t have any, sometimes may I would really regret hooking up with someone I dint enjoy just for pity thing or whatever because that happens in gay culture. It is very much about instant gratification which is about getting on an app, getting her are rocks off and getting on with life. It could be any one someone who met 15 min before, or someone with whom with you chatted for 2 days or somebody whom you bumped into the streets some day.so in that sense sometimes you do regret it, but nothing else
Are you single- I am dating a wonderful man, but I am still available- it’s a consensual non monogamous relationship, so we agree that love doesn’t have to be that you constantly need to protect. It just stays anyway.
What are the 5 things you never leave home without-My underwear, my brow pencil, my hair extension, my self-respect and just an open mind.
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