MUMBAI: In the entertainment industry, we often see actors getting into the characters’ skin through costumes, jewellery, mannerisms, prosthetics, dialogues, and much more. But another aspect that plays a significant role, is makeup, which does magical makeovers to get into the character.
Perfect makeup looks and makeup artists play an important role and have been integral to every artist’s life. &TV artists talk about their secret makeup tips, which help them to get into their character daily. These include Neha Joshi (Yashoda, Doosri Maa), Kamna Pathak (Rajesh, Happu Ki Ultan Paltan), and Vidisha Srivastava (Anita Bhabi, Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai).
Neha Joshi essaying Yashoda in &TV show Doosri Maa, shares that she is not a big fan of makeup, and so is Yashoda of Doosri Maa. Her character’s look is very simple, and that is something she loves about it. Even though they have a great team of makeup artists and stylists to make them look perfect on-screen, she prefers to do her makeup to save time during hectic shooting schedules. She believes that doing the makeup herself enhances the overall characters’ look and feel on-screen. Usually, her makeup comprises Kajal, lip balm, nude lipstick, and a light water-based foundation to get into Yashoda’s character’s look. The most important part of her makeover is highlighting her brows and applying more mascara, which improves Yashoda’s overall appearance because she believes that for any artist, eyes speak louder than words. Despite being part of this glamour industry where appearance matters a lot, she only uses heavy makeup for special occasions or when attending award shows.
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Kamna Pathak, essaying Rajesh in &TV show Happu Ki Ultan Paltan, shares that with her acting experience, she can say that the right makeup is the foundation of a character’s entire appearance. It gives a personality to every character. She frequently disguises herself as several characters in her show, Happu Ki Ultan Paltan, and every time makeup plays an important role. It completes the look and adds a fun element to the character’s persona. If she talks about her contribution to makeup, Vicky, her makeup artist, is the soul of Rajesh’s look. He’s been doing her makeup for four years, and he surprises her with his efforts everytime. While he does her makeup, she observes and learn a lot of tricks from him. Mixing argan oil into her base foundation gives a glowy effect and stands out in front of the camera. Also, applying the foundation with fingertips results in the best and most natural-looking finish on her skin. These are the tricks she also use in her personal life.
Vidisha Srivastava, essaying Anita Bhabi in &TV show Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai, says, that her character Anita, is well-known for her glamorous appearance. But few people know that it takes 20 minutes to get into the look. Applying makeup enhances her features and adds the oomph factor. Using makeup and doing her hair is almost therapeutic for her. She has always enjoyed it, even in childhood, especially during festivities, dance performances and dramas. She has not learned the art of doing makeup professionally but being a classical dancer made her familiar with the intricacies of makeup. For Anita’s look, she avoids heavy foundations, which becomes caky after some time, keep her eyebrows thick, tries not to overdo her makeup and let's her dress do all the talking. She feels comfortable that way.
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