Beauty has been a lifelong passion for Shalini, whose natural ability to work with brushes and colors has given her mainstream success. She’s written the book on beauty (Passport to Beauty, Macmillan 2006) and her clients have included Simon Cowell, Jamie Lee Curtis, Brooke Burke, Alec Baldwin, Lance Bass, and the cast of Dancing with the Stars.
Creator of the diversity-friendly cosmetics line “Global Goddess,” Shalini incorporates desi beauty traditions (such as Kohl and coconut oil) into her work.
My skin is susceptible to pigmentation problems. I get acne scars very easily that won’t go away! How can I make these scars fade?
You can use the bleaching products safely but you have to make sure you wear at least an SPF 30 sunscreen before you go out in the sun or your spots will come back. You may want to look into some of the newer facials which plastic surgeons and dermatologists now offer. They have a few [facials] that help reduce the appearance of acne scarring and pigmentation issues.
The way my hair falls out I feel like I’m not going to have any left by the end of the year. What’s the best way to prevent and stop hair loss?
Start using coconut hair oil and giving yourself a scalp massage at least once a week. This will encourage healthy hair growth. Also, start taking a good multi-vitamin and omega to help promote strong healthy hair.
Even the “long lasting” make up doesn’t live up to its advertised expectations on my face. What can I do to attempt to look fresh at the end of the work day?
First start with a primer. It’s the best way to keep your make up on longer. Avoid using your eye cream during the day so your eye make up will last longer. Then apply your foundation/concealer under your eye shadow to create a primer. Keep powder in your purse to freshen up. Or, try our complexion perfection duo and an eye pencil, which can smoke up your eyes instantly. Last but not least, don’t touch your face a lot during the day! You’ll be amazed how that will wipe your make up off!
I straighten my hair everyday and now when I don’t straighten it after blow drying I look like I stuck my finger in a socket. What can I do to help my hair heal on a daily basis?
I am a huge fan of Coconut Amla Oil! It really works wonders for dry, damaged hair. Also, make sure that you are using a silicone based hair product on your hair prior to straightening. This will protect your hair and keep it healthy from the heat and iron.