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Glam & Glitter by Pratistha Saakha

Makeup in 2018 is all about experimenting with colours, accessories and props. WOW collaborated with two young and talented makeup artists to create exceptional summer looks to amp your glam factor.


For the first look, I used pearls as my main prop. I highlighted the cheeks with pink to go with the white pearls. However I have kept the eye make up minimal by blending two shades of pink. As pearl and pink colours symbolise purity and tenderness, I have played with an artistic look.

I started by applying CeraVe moisturiser on a well-cleansed face. It works wonders for dry skin as it balances the moisture and keeps the skin hydrated.

• For a smooth flawless base, I used the No Poreblem primer from TOUCH IN SOL which is a Korean brand. This primer creates a smooth base for makeup application.
• Then I used the foundation by Milani ‘Conceal+Perfect’ in shade ’06’ and Elf HD concealer to conceal and highlight. This is one of the best drugstore concealers and the coverage is just amazing for the price.
• After that I applied the Kat Von D shade + light for shading. It is very easy to blend; I would definitely recommend it for beginners. For the cheeks I applied blush from ‘Vacci’ and highlighter Becca champagne pop for that glow.

• I applied a fusion of Jaclyn Hill palette and Morphe 35B in the eyelids and swept the eye lashes (Foxy Lashes from Rebelbeauty.Inc) with M.A.C Upward Lash Mascara.
• I shaped the eyebrows with Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow pomade in medium brown.

• At first, I used Jordana liquid matte in ‘sweet macaron’ and topped it with the Huda beauty lip strobe in ‘Enchanting’.


For the second look I wanted to give a soft and dewy look. I decided to use soft shades on both the eye lids and the cheeks. I have added some body glitter to give that sultry charm. Later I have used a rope as a neck piece to give an edgy look.

• I used the same base as the first one for the look. I just retouched the base.
• Then to give an artistic touch to the look I added some glitter, Brilliance from NYX cosmetics in shade ‘Yellow Gold’.

• I customised the ‘ Kingdom of Lashes’ lashes by adding gold glitter on it to give extra pop to the eyes.
• Similarly I used Jaclyn Hill palette and Morphe 35B in the eyelids.

• The lipstick I used for the second look is tarte lip paint in the shade ‘reign’. It has a creamy texture but is really light weight.


Pratistha Saakha

Young and talented Pratistha is a certified makeup artist from the Scandinavian Makeup Academy, Pune. She juggles her time between college, makeup appointments and makeup classes.

Why did you choose to become a makeup artist?
During my teenage years I was drawn towards makeup. I loved to watch makeup tutorials on Youtube and tried to recreate the looks. Eventually my dedication and determination for makeup led me to becoming a makeup artist.

Is this a hobby or a full time career?
Initially it was a hobby but after becoming a certified makeup artist I decided to pursue it full time.

Makeup artists that you look up to…
• For fashion- Pat McGrath
• For Creativity- Mimi Choi
• For glam makeovers- Lemi Tamang, Huda Kattan and James Charles

Where can we see your work?
You can find my works at my instagram: @makeupbypratistha, and facebook page: Makeupbypratistha.