Shalini Vadhera, Nirali’s Beauty Expert


i Meena,
Look at your natural arch and follow that. Your eyebrow should start at the base of your nose and then arch over the middle of your eye and end at the corner of your lid. The easiest way to see this is by taking a pencil and holding it straight up against your nose and the inside part of your eye. This will give you your starting point. Then, moving only the top of the pencil, position it to the center of your eye. This is where your arch should be. Moving the top again to the outside corner of your eye, this is where your brow should end. Pluck the little strays around your natural shape. If you’re still tweezer shy, go to a professional and have them shaped professionally the first time. From there it is really easy to maintain the re-growth by tweezing or waxing. Hope that helps!

About Shalini

Indian American Shalini Vadhera is a nationally renowned beauty expert with more than 10 years of experience working with celebrity clients like Brooke Burke and Jay Leno. She regularly appears on television as a beauty consultant and has written for magazines like Self, Real Simple, Jane, YM, Redbook and more.

Hi Shalini,
I’ve often read in magazines to put baby powder in your hair (around your part line) if you don’t have time to wash oily hair. I’m hesitant to do this because I feel that putting white powder in my hair would only make my bad hair day worse. I’ve also read that putting bronzer helps for brunettes. I’m hesitant to do this, as well, because bronzer powder is considerably more expensive than baby powder, and I also think my hair is too black for bronzer to blend in properly. Any suggestions?

Smita Kamath

Hi Smita,
Baby powder or any talcum powder is a great way to absorb oily looking hair and get a quick “shampoo” without the shampoo! I love this trick and use it when I’m low on time. The trick to getting the most out of this tip is to lightly sprinkle the powder on your part. Then aim the blow dryer at your roots while lifting them with your fingers. Not only will your hair look fresh, but you’ll get some great volume as well. This was a little tip I learned from Angelina Jolie’s hair stylist. By the way, bronzer is way too expensive for this. Just use baby powder!n

Shalini Vadhera is a renowned celebrity makeup artist and the author of Passport to Beauty.
Published on June 6, 2005.
Photography: Courtesy of Shalini Vadhera.
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  1. October 25, 2007, 11:04 am Marium Bashir

    Hello Shalini:

    I wanted to ask you, that on my Baraat i am wearing Light GOlden Color Lehnga and on reception i am wearing CHocolate Brown. Which Make ups would go with both? Please advice. Thank you.