Bharti Taneja – Pioneer of modern beauty techniques

Having known beauty entrepreneur Bharti Taneja in the initial years when she was starting out, it comes as no surprise to see how far this talented lady has come. Starting out with her personal savings of  just a couple of thousands at a time when beauty service was not the mega business it is today, Bharti relied on her skill, sweat and passion to take her to the pinnacle of success. I remember taking my toddler daughter more than two decades ago to her small neighbourhood saloon for a super hair cut that was not only cute and smart but also wash and wear. It was then that I learnt of many new and innovative services like nail art, permanent makeup, hair and eye lash extension all unheard of at the time.

Dr. Bharti Taneja Veteran Beauty Expert & Founder-Director of ALPS Beauty Group with her daughters Gunjan Gaur (L) and Ishika Taneja (R)

Not surprisingly today, Bharti is one of the most recognized name in  beauty and fashion. Apart from being a renowned cosmetologist-aesthetician, she is the Founder -Director of Delhi-NCR’s most-sought after wellness group,“Bharti Taneja’s Alps and the author of the two best-selling beauty books, “The Beauty Book” (Hindi & English). . Bharti  is  also fondly called ‘The Golden Lady’ for introducing the 24 Karat Gold Facial in India.

Bharti has used her beauty skills to glamourous effect on celebrities like; Aishwarya Rai, Madhuri Dixit, Sushmita Sen, Jayaprada, Nafisa Ali, Sudha Chandran, Kittu Gidwani, Anupama Verma, Anaida, Yom Alter, Shikha Swaroop, Moonmoon Sen and her daughters Riya and Raima Sen. Today she is helped in her business by her daughters, Gunjan Gaur and Ishika Taneja. Her younger daughter Ishika is currently Miss India Tourism and aiming to reach the heights in world of television and films.

She has been making several guest appearances on popular television and radio programs and solved hair, beauty and fashion related queries of the listeners and viewers in Live sessions. She has also earned  appreciation with awards like PHD Chamber of Commerce Award, Magicka Lifetime Achievement Award, Indian Global Women Achiever Award, Savvy Woman Award, Amity Woman Achiever Award, Woman Achiever Award by Airport Authority among other.

Summer doesn’t mean that you should shy away from using makeup – Veteran Beauty Expert, Renowned Aesthetician & Cosmetologist and Founder-Director of Bharti Taneja’s ALPS, Ms. Bharti Taneja, tells you the right makeup products for summers and how to go about them! She shared some tips with us on SWEAT FREE MAKEUP & PERFECT DAY-NIGHT LOOKS TO BE A SUMMER-DIVA!


To keep the makeup intact on your skin, even in the season of hotness – prepare it with a proper CTMP (Cleansing, Toning, Moisturizing, and Protecting) ritual. Don’t miss it at any cost to maintain optimum beauty & health on your skin. You may refer the CTMP ritual mentioned at the very start.

Priming is important too, in summers. Choose any of the matte-fying gel-based primers to turn the makeup long-lasting and skin emerge shine-free all-day-long.

During summery weather, round-upon lighter versions of foundations or light textured bases as your makeup base. Like, a mousse or a soufflé – which will not make your face appear oily but provide an adequate glow over the face.

But if your face is excessively smeary during summer  – keep ample blotting papers handy, always, to blot-off all the extra shine from your T-zone and elsewhere on the face; anywhere, anytime.

Yet, as the scorching sun leaves nothing intact – use a makeup fixer at the conclusion of your makeup to turn the entire face waterproof and ready for the day.

DAYTIME MAKEUP: Winged liner without the kohl

EYES: You can make the look your own by making large triangles on either side which float away from the eye. Create with a pencil-eyeliner by cutting into a plastic sheet protector using a stencil to ensure uniformity. Match the intensity of geometric eye liner with a strong brow look by keeping the eye-brows thick yet neat.  The most preferable hue for this look is a royal and bold shade of blue to bring out the diva in you.

BASE: The look neutral yet dewy look is created by applying a matching mousse foundation. Follow it up by slathering a matching concealer on your dark and other face-spots. This will let you avoid cakey-ness and let you imbibe a natural-glow, this sunny season.

LIPS: Lips can be chosen pastel or neutral depending upon your own choice. Yet, a bubblegum pink, burnt orange or an cappuccino brown remains a safe bet. Just make sure your lip-color is waterproof for a long-stay effect.

EVENING LOOK: Smokey eyes with oxblood lips

EYES: Apply a greyish-black or dark blue colour of eye-shadow on your upper eyelid. You can use a silver hued highlighter for highlighting your eyes below the brows. Now, draw a thick line with your liner on your upper lash line to make your eyes look bolder. Then, to make your peepers pop out, apply loads of mascara for an added dose of drama. Fix artificial lashes to intensify the whole look beyond boundaries. Conclude you eye makeup by applying kohl on the eyes. In case, you have small eyes you can make them appear big by using a white-coloured eye pencil, instead of kohl.

BASE: Keep the base nude to let all the smoke pop-out of your peepers. Do it by applying a creamy soufflé foundation that matches your skin, for an even and pretty makeup texture.

LIPS: You can further add to the appeal of smokey eyes by using a bright shade like wine or oxblood. These shades are in trending in fashion these days and are perfect for an evening out in summers.

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