The Rule Breaker: Kishan Desai

The Rule Breaker: Kishan Desai

Kishan Desai is a super talented makeup artist who expertly applies pigments, paints and powders in order to create jaw-dropping end results (some of which can be seen on his Instagram).

We were very, very impressed with his handiwork—not to mention his affinity for gloriously glam looks—and were thrilled to chat with him about all things beauty.

What first sparked your interest in cosmetics?

I came across Angel Merino’s Instagram while I was browsing through the explore page. I was so amazed at what he was able to do and the fact that he is breaking down boundaries for the male makeup artists. I was so inspired by him that I began to experiment with makeup and fell in love with it.

True or false: Brows matter more than lips when it comes to creating a stellar makeup look.

This is a tricky question, because both are so Important. A bold lip can make an entire makeup look go from 0 to 100. At the same time, fleeky eyebrows are a must!

You are all about "breaking the rules". Are there any makeup rules that you will actually always abide by?

One makeup rule I will always abide by is ALWAYS using clean brushes. It is so important to use clean brushes and sponges to insure that you aren't packing on dirt and clogging your pores with dust/dirt.

Which three beauty products do you constantly reach for?

My three most used beauty products are Ben Nye’s Banana Powder, YSL’s Blur Perfector and—my absolute favorite—the Luminous Silk Foundation by Giorgio Armani.

Can you spill one beauty secret?

One beauty secret that I have been in love with is...Use foundation to clean up your brows, it will look more natural than if you were to use concealer!

   

Beauty Assignment: Masuma Maysun Azadi-"Galaxy"

Beauty Assignment: Masuma Maysun Azadi-"Galaxy"

Beauty Dip: 12/3-12/10

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