Sabrina Suhail is perhaps one of the most well-known make-up artists in all of Bangalore. She is also undoubtedly the coolest. At 40 years, her skin can give any 25 year-old a run for her money and undoubtedly among the coolest women we’ve ever met.
Now, Sabrina Suhail coming to rossé to share her secrets as well as her first-of-a-kind eponymous make-up brand, Sabrina Suhail which creates the most delicious shades and customizable textures of lipsticks and agave lipbalms. But it isn’t the shades of Cherrylee, Creep and Edo Girl that have us showing her so much love. Or the fact that all her shades are highly customizable to the Indian skin tone, type and weather. It’s the fact that all her make-up is 100% vegan and cruelty free!
Team rossé caught up with her recently and extracted all her secrets to success and took a peek into her skin-care diary, which has everything to do with inner health and happiness.
When and why did you start making your own products?
I’ve been a make-up artist since the past 12 years. I went back into studying make-up only 4 years ago – I studied organic chemistry and organic composition. That’s when I started making my own cosmetics because I realised that there wasn’t any brand in India that catered to people of different colours in India. Right from Kashmir to Kanyakumari you have around so many different skin colours and tones and we also have different climates ranging from minus 3 degrees to plus 50 degrees. There was no one in the world that caters to India’s tropical weather. This is what motivated me to create my own line of products exclusively for our unique skin and weather conditions.
What’s the first thing you do every morning?
Unfortunately I have a very tight schedule but I do the basics of cleansing-toning-moisturising.
What are the 3 things we should all do regardless of skin type?
Definitely cleanse your face. You have to have to have to use a moisturiser – use a water-based moisturiser – hydrate your lips and drink a lot of water. I’m a big believer that if you have good skin, then you don’t need to use makeup. I tell all my clients this. Take care of your skin and you might not even need a foundation. Hydration of the body is key and take your multi-vitamins.
What do you say a big no-no to?
Nothing, actually. I am 40 years old and I look 32 and I do everything. I would say just be happy. Don’t stop yourself from doing anything because that will stress you out and make you look even older.
How do you keep yourself centered and balance throughout the day?
I am quite a zen person. I do Aqua Aerobics in the morning. This disconnects me from the world. Because you can’t even take your phone into the pool. For a good 1 hour. It sets my mood for the entire day.
What are you other hobbies?
Unfortunately nothing. If you can extend my day to 26 hours, it would be perfect.
How many hours of sleep do you get at night?
Oh, I’m a sleeper! I get 12 hours a night. But my husband says 8 hours is enough. I’m not an early riser. Even if I wake up for aqua aerobics, I come back home and sleep again. Sleep is super important to me. If I don’t get enough, I just get crabby and cannot function.
What is your current favourite skincare trend?
Structured eyeliners. They’re structured but also a bit more arty. Those are my favourite right now.
We’re really pleased to count Sabrina Suhail as one of our supporters at the rossé Grand Gala! Do take a peek into your membership kits for a very special lipstick, courtesy Sabrina, an amazing woman!
We’re looking forward to seeing her a lot more around rossé. In the meanwhile, to fix an appointment for your very own customised lipstick, contact: Sabrina Suhail Makeup Studio, Aga Abbas Ali Road, Bangalore-560042. Phone: 9538477770