Hear it from the Beauty Expert Herself – ZARA IMTIAZ

Internationally certified make-up artist Zara Imtiaz answers a few beauty related questions and gives tips to our readers. With the combination of skill, enthusiasm, taste, experience, Zara aims to being innovative make up trends.

What do you love most about makeup?
There are so many colors, flavors, smells and textures and all makeup is unique in its own way. I love how makeup can help you express yourself and be unique. I love how it can boost your confidence and also how it can bring out the best in you.

What are some common beauty mistakes that women make?

-Most common mistake women always make is that they usually tend to skip sunblock due to which our skin gets blemishes.

-Do not apply moisturizer before makeup.

-Women wash face directly with face wash rather than using makeup remover.

Five products you swear by?

1. Kat Von D liquid lipsticks.
2. Huda beauty 3D highlighter in sand.
3. Tarte Shape Tape contour concealer.
4. Nars Orgasm blush.
5. Dior black out mascara.

Any local makeup brand you would like to recommend?
Massarat Misbah foundation which gives full coverage for oily-combination skin, Essence waterproof mascara and Color studio liquid liner.

Favorite makeup trend of 2017?

Soft brown Smokey eyes and red lips.

Weirdest makeup trend of 2017?
Feather eyebrows and nose hair extensions.

Favorite makeup store you love to shop from?

Ulta & Sephora

Share a beauty hack for winters with our readers?

-Scrub your skin twice a week.

-Apply coconut oil on face to keep skin moisturized and smooth.

-Scrub lips to avoid flaky & dryness.

What’s the secret to get a glowy and radiant skin?

-Drink 8-10 glasses of water to flush fat and clean body system.

-Take Green juice which includes cucumber, spinach, apple, kale etc.

-Drink two glasses of juice daily.

-Have Coconut water to keep skin hydrated.

Ideal makeup look for winter weddings is?
Bold lips with soft eye makeup/smudge liner and false mink lashes.

What’s in your makeup bag?
Lip liner and liquid lipsticks.

Which products do you think should be staple in every woman’s purse?
Hand sanitizer/hand wipes, lipsticks & compact powder.

What is the most important beauty advice that you can give to women?
One should always remove makeup with ‘makeup remover’, wash their face with cleanser and use toner to close the pores if using deep cleanser. Apply light oil/night cream at night to keep skin moisturized. Apply face mask twice a week and avoid doing makeup every day. It’s important to apply lip balm before applying any lipstick to give smooth texture of lipstick.