FAQs

How do you pronounce your name?
Ko-shul (kind of rhymes with ‘social’)
Origin: Indian (Sanskrit)
Meaning: skilful, wealth, clever.

What’s your ethnicity?
I’m full Indian, born & raised in England.

How old are you?
I was born in 1988.

How do you colour/do your hair?
My updated hair from 2014 onwards is done by Nicky Lazou who’s work you can see HERE and more recently HERE.

What’s your skin type?
My skin type depends on the weather & is always changing therefore I have combination skin.

What shade are you in MAC foundation?
MAC Face & Body – C3
MAC Foundations – NC30/35

What’s your favourite foundation?
I think my all time favourite foundation is the MAC Face & Body however recently I have discovered the YSL Touche Éclat Foundation (review HERE) & it’s become a firm favourite! You can also read more about MAC’s Face & Body HERE. In 2014 I have fallen in love with Illamasqua’s Skinbase Foundation. It has medium to high coverage but makes your skin look flawless! I currently use the shade 8.5.

How should I find the right foundation shade for me?
1. Always take a sample home
2. Make sure you tell the MUA at the counter your skin type
3. Find a foundation for your skin type (if you skin is oily, stay clear from oily/dewy foundations)
4. Be happy with the level of coverage
5. Use your sample at home, with the way you like to apply it to see if you can work with it.
6. Take pictures with and without flash in daylight and night to see how it looks in photographs (stay away from foundations with SPF if you’re going to wear it during flash photography!)
7. Don’t feel pressured to buy there and then!

What Camera do you use?
At first I used a Canon IXUS 220 and 130. Since April 2011, I’ve used a Canon 500D with 18-55mm & 50mm lenses. I occasionally use my iPhone and/or Instagram images. Since August 2014 I now also use a Canon 70D along with my 500D for filming and photography on my 18-50mm 0.28m/0.9ft lens and occasionally 55mm 0.45m/1.5ft lens.

Do you have a YouTube channel?
Yes I do 🙂 You can find my channel HERE.

What camera do you use to film?
Since August 2014 I use a mixture of my Canon 500D, 70D for filming with my 18-50mm 0.28m/0.9ft lens and also my iPhone 5S. For Vlogging, since 2015 I use a mixture of my iPhone and Canon G7X.

What lighting do you use for filming?
I use 2 soft boxes and 1 ring light both from Amazon.

What do you use to edit your YouTube videos?
I use a mixture of iMovie & Final Cut Pro.

Do you have any tips on starting a blog/YouTube channel?
1 – Write/talk about something yo have passion in
2 – Try and be creative with the topics you write/talk about
3 – Read other blogs/watch other videos
4 – Good Photography
5 – Good Lighting
6 – Sign up to all social media to share your content
7 – And most importantly be your self and let your personality come out throughout your blog posts/videos 🙂

Do you take makeup bookings for weddings, parties, prom, bridal etc?
Unfortunately, due to my workload I no longer freelance as an MUA and will not be able to respond to each email regarding this due to the volume of emails I receive – so sorry!

What program do you use to edit your pictures?
I do not ‘photoshop’ any of my pictures but I use Photoshop C5 to add a watermark to all of the pictures on my blog & occasionally post pictures from my Instagram (with their filters).

Where is your wallpaper from?
It’s this one HERE.

Can you please tell me all about your piercings?
There is a video where I talk about them HERE.

SKINCARE PROBLEMS/ISSUES/QUESTIONS
Skincare is something which is different for everyone. I would say, always make sure you are drinking enough water, eating generally well and cleansing, toning & moisturising your skin every day, twice a day. Personally, I love doing masks once or twice a week – all depending on what my skin is like that week. When it comes to buying skincare I would suggest the best thing to do is get samples before you buy anything! You want to make sure the products agree with your skin type before splurging into buying. What works for me or you, may not work for others so always do your research and stock up on samples before buying!

If you have any other questions please leave me a comment below!

125 Comments

  1. Hi there I discovered your blog recently and fell in love completely I was wondering how you made you banner I’m dying to know because I want to start a blog and also I was wondering if when you take photos of make up on you actual face you could do one with flash and one without 🙂

    • Hi Nova, thanks do much for your message. I made my banner just with a random font on a program called Paint.NET which is like a free photoshop. I can try & do with & without flash photography of my face (sometimes England isn’t the best for that) but I will definitely try my best x

  2. I am in love with your blog – more so cos you’re indian 🙂
    i know you said you dont use photoshop but how do you then edit the pics when you for example do a pic and then theres a box to the side with a close up for example? thanks :))

    • Hi Harpreet, thank you so much! I used a mixture of Picasa & paint to make that particular collage 🙂 I hope that helps x

  3. Hey, could you please make a video/blog post on how you contour,highlight and add blush please, I really love the way you do your makeup!! xx

    • Hi Kirti, of course I can. I plan on doing more videos once I’ve moved into my new house. Let’s hope it’s not too long now 🙂 x

  4. She is 26 years old! Hard to believe i know. I am not sure about her occupation tho

  5. Which is your all time favourite hair color … or which hair color would you suggest to beginners …
    Even I’m a nc30 – 35

    • The colour I have had done in January 2015 – pictures of it can be seen on my Instagram 🙂

  6. Girl you are so special <3… Love your videos KAUSHAL … i am so glad to discover your chanel on youtube.. 🙂 and here too…yupppieee!!!!

  7. I am so glad to have found your channel on youtube and your blog.. Keep up the good work, being a Youtuber and a Blogger myself I know how much hard work, time and dedication it needs. 🙂

    All She Needs

  8. What university did u attend? what course did u do? and what job are u doing at the moment? thanks x

    • I went to University and did Advertising and Public Relations 🙂 I am currently blogging and doing YouTube full time 🙂

  9. Favourite pink/brown/nude lipstick for asian indian skin ? And which foundation is better ? NARS or M.A.C ?

    • I don’t have a favourite lipstick 🙁 I have tooooo many favourites! I prefer my MAC Face & Body foundation 🙂

  10. Mar lou manizer or kevin aucoin celestial highlighter ? Which is a better piece with a bargain ?

    • Mary Lou Manizer if you like a strong highlighter but Celestial Powder is such a natural highlight! X

  11. And which of the naked pallete is your favourite ? Naked 1 2 3, vice 3 , electric pallete and review on naked flushed ?

    • I love the original Naked Palette but number 2 is creeping up to first place – it suite olive skin tones so much!

  12. What lighting so you use to film with? Love your blog and vlog

  13. How many siblings do you have ? And if you have any will you do a vedio with them?

  14. There is someone using your photos on dating sites pof and okcupid under the username Tanyaali

  15. what’s your occupation? I saw in one of your blog posts that you just made a career change for the better… can you tell us more about it??

    • Soon! My mum just got back with the rest of the shopping from India so waiting to get everything together to film it 🙂

  16. when did u started uploading videos on youtube??
    and do u do any job?? 🙂

  17. I am trying to get into YouTube! Currently I am trying to Vlog about important world issues and recently started vlogging my life as a law student from Canada living in Australia. Any tips? It seems that a lot of people don’t really care about “world issues” nowadays and want to watch a lot of beauty (I love watching you and other “Beauty Gurus,” but I wanted to come to YouTube to create an outreach for those less-fortunate, so to speak)! I don’t know how to actually GET people to want to watch 🙁 I tried making a beauty video because I love makeup but I really didn’t enjoy making it…

    • PS. I love you videos 🙂 You’re such a cutie and are doing amazing as a fellow Indian in showing both sides of your upbringing.

  18. Are you going to participate to L’Oréals “Brush” contest?

  19. Hi! I love your videos! Thanks for all the tips 🙂
    If possible can you give advise or makeup tips (colours) for darker skin (than yours) pls? I’m also Indian but with a darker skin and sometimes I am bit doubtful that the makeup will not be suitable?
    Thanks 🙂 from Paris

  20. Hi Kaushal, I absolutely love your videos. May i ask what ring light do you use for lighting? Is there any other source of lighting that you use in your videos?

    xo

  21. Hi Kaushal, I’m new to your page/blog & already im such a fan! You Go girl – you’re doing an amazing job 🙂 i wanted to see if you would do/ have done any tutorials on colour correcting. Being a medium (to sometimes dark depending on my tan) indian skin ie ranging on an nc42 to nc43.5 or nc44 at times.. I often struggle with greyness/darkness around my mouth. Regardless of hair removal etc. I use the orangey colour corrector under my foundation to try and get rid of it but although the rest of my skin is flawless in terms of matching the foundation to my tone, the area around my mouth is never fully gone & cam look ashy? Is this because of the wrong foundation colour or… What would you suggest please? Thanks in advance if you reply 🙂

  22. Hey Kaushal! I love your videos & follow you regularly. Have you done any Indian Bridal Make-up tutorials? If not, I would love to see it. Another good one to see would be the Indian celebrity Tutorial. I know you’ve done Deepika, Sonam and Aishwarya, if you could do maybe Rani Mukherji or even one of Alia Bhatt’s from the song, “Saturday”. Keep up the great work. God Bless! xoxo! 🙂

  23. Hello watched some of your videos, seem very good! I have thin greasy hair. If I go one day without washing my hair, WATCH OUT!One thing I’ve been doing lately, is putting baking soda in my shampoo! Not just a teaspoon but about four tablespoons in two cups! It thickens it right up, so less is best, nthen keep adding. Another thing I keep in mind is clear shampoo – good for thin hair, creamy – good for thick hair

  24. hello kaushal,
    I love your vedio. specially indian shopping.
    one thing on indian bridal vedio you use revlon colour burst matte balm and one pink shade also which one is that pls let me know .it is super.

  25. Hi Kaushal
    I like using BB creams on my skin when going for a look that needs little makeup..is there a particular brand/ product that you could recommend? At the moment I am using The Body Shop’s BB cream in the shade 02 which I find it working well!

  26. Hello, Kaushal,
    I found your youtube videos a few days ago. I was just searching for some tutorial of Indian make-up, ’cause in a week I’m going to attend an Indian wedding (my husband’s mother is Indian and her nephew is getting married). So I watched your video on wedding guest makeup and it was very exciting. In fact, then I started to watch all your videos and I really enjoyed them! I’m going to try several makeup techniques from your videos.
    How did you start all this?
    Do (or will) you have any tutorials on fashion, style, creating a perfect wardrobe?
    Wish you all the best! You are just fabulous!

  27. Hi kaushal….please do a video on the lovely makeup which you have on the Liz Earle Beauty giveaway please…it looks amazing!…
    Also a quick lowdown on what essential makep brushes you use and what for?….thank you

  28. Hi, kaushal my name is sara and I am struggling wid my daily teen problems.. I have been fed up by using many fashwashes BT my skin is really bad… Plz can u help me

  29. Hi kaushal, my name is Sara , I am struggling with my daily teen problems I have been fed up by using many fashwashes BT my skin is really bad… Plz could u help me

  30. Hi kaushal .my name is nivetha and im 15 yrs old .I have just began to use skincare products ,makeup products and I have a medium toned skin.But I’m a lot confused how to use them and how to start my routine in skincare. So can u pls help me out with my starting…

  31. Bom dia! comento do Brasil, seria uma boa opção traduzir para o português a página… Assim conquistaria mais fãs no Brasil. Abraços

  32. hi kaushal do you have a dupe for the mac face and body foundation? (for fair skin)
    and how can you make your face more dewy and glowing without expensive products thanks xoxox

  33. Hi honey, please could provide me with a link of where I can purchase ‘Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Powder’ and what colour etc you use, if you could give me link where I can literally buy it id be ever so grateful. Thanks petal xx

  34. Hi, Just wanted to say that I really enjoy watching your videos!! You are stunning! Also, I have noticed that you put the link for your wallpaper in your room…I’m just confused whether you got the Gold or the Mocha Damask wallpaper because they both look really similar online xx

  35. Hi, Kaushal! I am obsessed with your work and I just have so many questions. When will you be doing a room tour? I would really love to see how you organise your make-up, nail polish and all your clothing etc. Also, if you don’t mind me prying… what do you do when you’re not blogging/making youtube videos?
    How and when did you start off your blog and what form of experience did you have before starting your blog?
    Lots of love from South Africa! xx

  36. a dupe for mac face and body foundation for fair skin (indian) thanks xx

  37. Hey kaushal jst came across ur channel..luved it n subscribed..cn u plz suggest me a good concealer dat could provide a full coverage to my bad dark circles for d marriage event m gonna attend n which is budget friendly n also d best BB/CC cream n primer for everyday use?? I saw many of ur vds..bt couldn’t decide frm so many..plz help 🙁 also plz suggest sum dat i cud find in India 🙂

  38. Hi Kaushal
    Ur amazing
    My question is what made u wanna start a YouTube channel??
    Thanks
    -Salam <3

  39. Hi pretty, I saw ur DIY facial at home found amazing, , bt the problem is wid me I cant have DIY products in india, please suggest any other super gud brand for skin facial I can get in India. Love ur videos

  40. Hi kaushal i absolutely love your videos you are so stunning, can you please let me know what the background song is o your april vlog i absolutely love it and it reminds me of my first date with my otherhalf, thank you x

  41. From the date of your oldest video on your channel, it appears you started YouTube December 2013 (about 1.5 years ago) and you’ve built QUITE THE FOLLOWING in such a short period. People say it’s pretty unlikely to get hundreds of thousands of subscribers in a matter of a year or two. Anything you did in particular? Or did you have a strong following already on your blog and social media before starting YouTube.

    • actually she created her youtube channel on 5th July 2010… you can see that on her info page of her youtube channel…..

  42. Hi,
    What shade of foundation do you normally get? Not the number, the actual shade?

  43. Hi Kaushal I am so so much loving ur makeup tutorial. I love to do makeup and I play with the colours for creating nice eye makeup. I wanted to get in touch with u so much but didn’t know how so I thought it’s better idea to ask u if I can talk to u once. Plz plz let me know.
    Sapana

  44. How did you start your blog, who made it for you? How can I create a blog like yours? Xx

  45. Hi kaushal
    Where can I buy Liz Earle skincare product in London?
    Thank u

  46. Hi Kaushal! Your blog looks beautiful. Can u tell me what template/theme u r using? also where did you get it and did you take professional help to make it look this way?

      • hey! thanks. I just succeed to customize my blog. But If in the future I need assistance, I’ll surely let u know! x thanks a lot for sharing. going to save ur contact details. 🙂 good day!

  47. Hi I would like to know where your watch is from in your shay makeup tutorial. Thank you

  48. Hello! Just wondered what make your sunglasses are? I lost mine a few years ago that i loved & just can’t find another beautiful pair!! 🙁 x

  49. Yay thanks for sharing your camera details! I’ve been looking to get a new camera for photography and maybe vlogs in the future and I really like the way your videos turn out.

    Also, just wanted to share this haha. My friend asked me this question the other day: “Which famous figure commenting on your blog or instagram posts would make you insanely happy?” I immediately replied with YOU! Would mean the world to me if you checked out my blog and followed me on insta :’)

    x

    R Vera

    http://theveravault.blogspot.com
    http://instagram.com/theveravault

  50. I would reeeeeally like to know how to do, to make my makeup stay and look fresh, when i’m with my boyfriend.. It is just so frustrating, when I have used tons of time doing my makeup, and then mess it all up by laying in bed or kissing. Hope you can help 🙂

    I’m a fan by the way!!

    • makeup always rubs off,i think it doesnt have any solution.

  51. I would like to know how to do better make up, Its hard for me we dont have much stuff in my country, so I want to know what things to buy, like not
    like mac or other firm, but products like you should have: concealer, foundation etc. 🙂

  52. Hey i was wondering where you purchase your beautiful jewelry?! I love it!

  53. Hi kaushal, can you please advise how you would clean all your indian dress/suits? Besides dry cleaning in the laundry shop, any solution to clean those suits at home? Thanks!

  54. What is the brush that you used for applying shades under your eye and the inner corner of your eye in your latest video purple winter look.. ?

  55. Can you please do a tutorial on how to do your makeup with a bright red gown??? I have an important occasion and I really could use yor help…

  56. I just wanted to ask you that from what age you started filming youtube videos???

  57. Hi I m watching all the videos it is amazing look. …. please suggest the make up, silk saree wear and hair style for pongal , sankaranthi
    festival in south India

  58. Hi I am watching your videos on youtube and you inspired me to look after my skincare and to try look good with some make up on and i wanna thank you for that ^^

  59. Hi Ive been following your videos for quiet sometime and I really wanna try few of them on me but as I’m a beginner I need help with lots of things . For a start can you tell me what make up brushes to use and where can I get them from . Secondly I’ve always seen you use two shades of foundation how do I know which two to mix for my skin tone . Thanks a ton.

    • you should really look into bh cosmetics brushes! i love their quality and the sets are so good! eco tools and real techniques brushes are also so good and you can find them from drugstores and ulta. elf studio line also has good ones 🙂 these are all relatively affordable

  60. Hi kaushal, I find it very difficult to remove water proof mascara. Any tips. Especially the etude house curl mascara and mabelline sensational.

    • use waterproof eye makeup remover or cleansing oils,its so good for removing all types of makeup.

  61. Hi kaushal…i love your makeup..you are amazing.Can you suggest some beauty products [moisturizer,cleanser,under eye cream..etc,.] which is suitable for sensitive skin Please???

  62. hi kaushal! hope ur doing good actually i wanted to start blogging i am really passionate of doing it but don’t know where to start from?can u please help me and motivate me!

  63. Hi Kaushal I Would Like To Ask What Primer and Concealer Do You Use? From Kiran Kandola p.s are U Punjabi?

  64. Do you need to have copyrights of the makeup products you show in your videos on Youtube?

  65. How long does it take you to edit your videos and how do you put music on it

  66. i want one more video on flawless base for Indian skin tone plzzzzz do it..
    i badly need dat video..!

  67. Please upload a video on how to remove makeup properly, especially eye make up.. Thanks so much… You are amazing ! <3

  68. Hey Kaushal! What is your eye color? Being an Indian yours look lighter than typical Indian browns I have seen…..Any ways of getting typical desi brown Indian eyes a shade lighter?

  69. Hi I recently watched your tutorial on how you curled your hair for Paris fashion week and I wanted to know which curler you used. Thanks

  70. Not asking a question… you just made me feel happy watching your videos. You’re really beautiful and naturally upbeat. Yes, more please. 🙂 from New Zealand.

  71. Firstly I want to tell you that you r so pretty mashallah. I want to know that my skin is oily for that reason should i use moisturizer or not?

  72. Hi kaushal. I have been following your awesome videos. N I am pretty much your fan. Love your videos. Jus would like to ask u a question, may i know what is the best primer for combination skin, as my skin become very oily towards the end of the day. Especially at my nose area. Hope to hear frm u soon.

  73. Hi kaushal,
    Can you do a video tour of your make up collection.
    Will love to see your collection

  74. how to make our skin looks fair as like our face especially hands?

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