Introducing the P&B Panel: Real Women, Real Recommendations!!!

by mehak on September 26, 2012

in The Panel, Uncategorized

If you ever read a review and thought “Hmm, but i dont know if that will suit my skin tone“, then worry not girly !!! We now have *drumroll please* …The Peaches & Blush Panel !!!! *flower shower from the sky, elephants crooning, and people going crazy with applause*

What is this Panel? 

The Panel is simply a group of four   women like you and me, all of whome are avid beauty industry consumers and all differing in skin tone in type. So we have everyone from super dry skin to combination skin to acne prone skin, and from pale skin tones to dusky ones!! Every couple of weeks or so the Panel will share their favourite products, their tips and recommendations to make sure you guys shop smarter and buy things that are suited for your skintone!!! Once in a while there will also be a guest panelist- a makeup artist, an industry insider or simply a fellow beauty blogger to just add in some fun!

How did i chose this Panel?

After shortlisting 1000’s of applicant i finally narrowed it down to these 4  with huge difficulty. *Cough*.  That basically means i scrolled down my BB list and picked 4 smart women who  know more than a thing or two about beauty and would agree to be my guinea pigs !!!

Who are the Panel Members….

 

 

*Edit: Eshas skin in Combination-Dry, Acne Prone and Sensitive. Just pointing this out for reference now. Will edit the banner later.

 

 

Follow me if: You have wheatish skin tone, around NC 35-40 and your skin behaves mostly well with a few dry bouts

Follow Esha if : You have  pale skin  (NW 20-25 ) but badly behaved acne prone one, that she somehow manages to make look flawless

Follow Priyam if: You are dusky in skin tone (NC 43.5 or more), and want to look like an earthy, indian goddess while still keeping acne prone skin at bay

Follow Sanjana if: You are somewhere between wheatish and dusky (NC 42),  dry skin  and you are on a college budget

Have a question for the panel members? Want to know differing opinions on something? Let me know in the comments below and that can be the first discussion item for the panel!

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{ 73 comments… read them below or add one }

Riya September 26, 2012 at 10:10 am

oh great initiative. my skin type and tone suits you mostly. but nevertheless it will be great to know from such an illustrious panel. atb, mehak!

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mehak September 26, 2012 at 10:24 am

Illustrious ! lol..naaah..just regular girls!

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Ash September 26, 2012 at 10:15 am

Hey Mehak
This sounds like such a fun series :)

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mehak September 26, 2012 at 10:26 am

:) I hope it will be !!!

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akhila September 26, 2012 at 10:26 am

hey Mehak, congrats girlllll …. I so wanted to ask you about a everyday lipstick. I am NC 45, have super dry super pigmented lips (pink spots on brown lips – why God why ??? ) and looking for a au natural nude and sexy color of lippie which is good for office …. pls help

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mehak September 26, 2012 at 10:28 am

Yr in luck Akhila, the first question for the panel bmembers is actually their fav everyday lipcolor. Wait a couple of days you should follow priyams answer…its EXACTLY wht yr looking for.

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akhila September 26, 2012 at 10:33 am

lovely :) me super happy …. mrs multi-tasker good luck to you :)

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FashionPhD September 26, 2012 at 10:35 am

What a brilliant idea woman

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mehak September 27, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Thank you!!

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Richa September 26, 2012 at 11:00 am

what an idea madamji…!!
Im following Priyam :-)

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Sunandha September 26, 2012 at 11:13 am

Luv ur idea . . .

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meera September 26, 2012 at 11:17 am

wow!! what an idea:):) im following u mehak:) n what is NC35-40?? sorry im new to the world of makeup:(

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Priti September 26, 2012 at 12:39 pm

It refers to skintone in MAC terms :)
MAC foundations are numbered in NC (cool) and NW (warm) terms. We Indians are usually warm and hence according to MAC gyaan we need to use NC foundations to neutralize.
Just a basic info for you.. i am sure Mehek can tell detail main :)

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angelys September 26, 2012 at 11:25 am

This is a perfect idea…congrats.

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Shikha September 26, 2012 at 11:34 am

Captain Mehak and Team on the mission to help confused girls with their wonderful reviews!!! :-) :-)
All the best!!!

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Anjali September 26, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Girl.. Beauuty Panel is what we need right NOW.. like N-O-W. Lotts reviews everywhere But But But.. something was missing.. This is IT.. You Rock Gal..

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Saloni September 26, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Great news!!! Now I have someone to follow- Esha :) keep up the good work Mehak!!! The first thing I would like to know from Esha is about a good foundation for her skin type…I so badly need to buy one and have been buying wrong ones from past one year :(

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mehak September 26, 2012 at 1:25 pm

By the way eshas skintype is wrongly mentioned as oily-combination. ist dry-combination ill edit tht in a bit.

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Saloni September 26, 2012 at 12:27 pm

comment in moderation :(

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sakhi September 26, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Following Priyam…Apart from brown and marrons..any suggestion lipticks shade

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Priti September 26, 2012 at 12:45 pm

I am NC 40 with acne prone combination so following you and esha
My query (ies) would be …….. can u pls suggest a coral lipstick that we can wear without looking OTT.
2) Fav CTM routine????
Thanks Mehek… LOVE LOVE LOVE this feature

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Rupashri September 26, 2012 at 12:50 pm

hey mehak hi there!!!! :)

i hv been a silent reader f ur blog…n m totally in lv wid it!!!!! i adore u…COMPLETELY!!!! n dis panel is a welcome! here’s a query f mine….. I hv a disky skin color n use MAC hyper real spf 15 foundation wid number 3 written on d bottom f d bottle……….which concealer shall i use fr my skin tone?????? also, i hv been thinking f buyng Laura Mercier’s TM online….bt m nt sure, which shade 2 buy….can u plz suggest me which shade 2 buy, based on foundation color????? plz plz plz…help me out………

Rupashri

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Rupashri September 26, 2012 at 12:51 pm

oops! *dusky*

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Kejal September 26, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Ohh! this sounds fun!!
Could also list the MAC skin tones for the others as well. I am NC 42..and not always sure wht suits you may suit me or not. it would just give us readers an idea on what goes with our skin tones if there is a point of reference with the panelists too.

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mehak September 27, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Done!

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jyoti September 26, 2012 at 1:18 pm

This sounds so good. Will look forward to what you all have to say. ;)

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Gunjan September 26, 2012 at 1:26 pm

This is SO…OOO cool !!! I will be following Esha. :P

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Shehla September 26, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Im going to follow Sanjana !!!

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Crazy Indian Bride September 26, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Cnt wait for the posts to start!

I have a oily Tzone and dry cheeks combination skin, sensitive and acne prone. wheatish, must go check my Mac foundation to know my number!
Confused whether to follow you (Mehek) or Esha.
Little help!

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mehak September 26, 2012 at 2:18 pm

follow esha for skincare and me for makeup!

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Crazy Indian Bride September 27, 2012 at 5:02 pm

ok!! will do!

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Vaishnavi September 26, 2012 at 2:22 pm

That is so perfect and YOU Mehak…thanks for the panel! The sheer originality of the idea boggles the mind!!

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Butterfly September 26, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Wow Mehak, great idea! I’m going to badger Priyam wit a truckload of questions ;)

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Dolon September 26, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Following You Mehak :)

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Chunchun September 26, 2012 at 2:48 pm

I have dry, EXTREMELY sensitive DUSKY skin.. Dont know wbo to floow :( :(

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mehak September 26, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Follow priyam for makeup suggestions, and follow esha for skincare she has combination dry and sensitive skin.

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ramya September 26, 2012 at 2:53 pm

following priyam.:)

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Nafisa September 26, 2012 at 3:01 pm

This is such a fab idea Mehak!! Though am afraid i don’t fit well into one category. I am wheatish with uber oily, acne-prone skin.

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mehak September 26, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Follow me for makeup advice and follow priyam for skin advice

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Shang J. September 26, 2012 at 3:10 pm

O this is so cool! There would be so much to learn from you guys. x

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Priyanka September 26, 2012 at 3:35 pm

This sounds fun..!!
Though I m really confused whom should I follow…because my skin tone is Pale(Fair) and my skin type is a mixture of Oily (in some areas) and Dry at the same time..and pimples do pop up sometimes…mostly on the down days..
In need of Little help ..!! :P

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mehak September 26, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Follow Esha for makeup
for skincare= follow priyam/esha

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varshini September 26, 2012 at 3:40 pm

awesoome babe :)
this is such a thoughtful intiative :)
looking fwd :D

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Ansh@VNA September 26, 2012 at 3:52 pm

“the panel”!! haha love that!

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Tanmayee September 26, 2012 at 4:04 pm

wow,,,,,,great going! innovative…something to bring me to this space more often …..

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Kritika September 26, 2012 at 4:44 pm

This is so cool !! I follow Priyam ! Weeeeeee !! :D :D

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StrawberryPulp September 26, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Wow.. This is fabulous.. Will be following you…NC 35/37 with normal to dry skin

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TA September 26, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Thats a cool concept….and today only when I was thinking being a corporate worker can’t do much of fashion-blog stuff….I read your introduction! Keep it up :)

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Shivani September 26, 2012 at 5:38 pm

superb idea!

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Richa Saxena September 26, 2012 at 10:45 pm

That’s a really great idea….Looking forward to it….

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M September 26, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Gonna follow Priyam :) …and my question for her is – nude lipsticks and pink lipsticks (and glosses…) which do not wash out the face…

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IsmiDiva September 27, 2012 at 12:47 am

Superb idea! :) but I would like to make one small suggestion (if you don’t mind).. I wish Sanjana’s photo wasn’t in black and white.. Its just that I am not able to clearly see her skin tone..

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mehak September 27, 2012 at 9:37 am

Hey ! Done!

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amanpreet September 27, 2012 at 8:47 am

Thanx mehak ,
I will follow You and esha .
I like your blog very much.

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Anu September 27, 2012 at 9:27 am

Nice idea :) and a very indeed compilation of Panel members. I am wheatish-to-dusky in complexion with combination skin. Suggest me a foundation, less than 1000, with a long lasting &matte effect.

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Gwen @ Makeup Toys September 27, 2012 at 10:05 am

lovely and cool idea!! Can’t wait for the reviews!

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snm September 27, 2012 at 12:01 pm

mehak have i told you that i love you and your blog….. your superrrrrrrrrrrrr awesome..xoxoox

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mehak September 27, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Haha you might have, but its always nice to hear it again!:)

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Nidhi September 27, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Wow this is indeed a very good thing. I simply bow down to people who are good at Maths! and since my skin tone suits Priyam’s I would follow her :) Thanks for such a simple yet such a great help!

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Sumathi September 27, 2012 at 4:18 pm

That’s such a cool idea.. i see so many makeup product reviews on net. but there are very few dusky girls doing it.. it’s a great concept.. and so original…

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Frances September 27, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Tan-fastic idea! I’m NC45-adjacent (like every other person online, or so it seems, haha) and I cannotcannotcannot wait for Priyam to get her groove on. Werk it, gerl.

P.S. Is Esha the friend of yours in that anarkali post? The one who had the awesome red suit?

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mehak September 27, 2012 at 5:29 pm

haha yes yes it is..!!! Good memory you have there frances!

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Avantika September 27, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Hey Esha [and Mehak :) ]! Have a question for you guys.. I have combination skin, fair, very sensitive and acne prone..I don’t use a lot of makeup but I have my wedding functions coming up and am looking for a good foundation..I have read a LOT of reviews online of a LOT of foundations and am totally confused.. I think Clinique is nice but super expensive and MAC will make me break out (per reviews online)… Any suggestions on a foundation which won’t make me break out and will make my skin look dewy and my pores non-existent? :D
Cheers!

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mehak September 28, 2012 at 10:37 am

clinique superbalanced, YSL, estee lauder double wear… but clinique superbalances is really good in the sense that it doesnt break you out

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Avantika September 28, 2012 at 10:46 am

Alright..will check ’em out..thanks :)

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ISHA September 28, 2012 at 4:29 am

i am nc 40-42 with oily & acne prone skin. Love bright lip color ( not really into make up) Don’ t knoe who do I need to follow lol

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Vaishnavi September 28, 2012 at 11:53 am

Mehak…I have combi (Clinique type 3) skin and sensitive…products break me out..who do I follow?

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Swetha September 28, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Luv this series…will be following Sanjana and Priyams reccos :D.

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sujata September 28, 2012 at 10:04 pm

great initiative mehak….i will be following priyam..

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thevowsandbeyond September 29, 2012 at 10:01 am

This sounds like fun – great idea Mehak! Looks like I’m on Esha’s team :)

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beingpretty October 7, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Where in the whole world was I when you did this post?!!
Ohh..probably busy with the ending season of my college submissions.. I now know Sanjana will understand what submissions I am referring here, since I am an Architecture student too! Now FINALLY free!! (okay, we never get free..but you get my point)
And I am so excited about this new Panel thing Mehak! :D
I will obviously follow you and Sanjana as well..I guess I’ll be able to relate with her a little more since we have the Arch quotient in common too (you might find that crazy, but believe me arch people get super excited to meet a fellow arch person) along with the student budget! ;) Hello Sanjana!

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mehak October 7, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Haha she’s always buy with submissions so I don’t even know if she’ll read this but she will to o b excited to see a fellow arch student

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chani April 21, 2013 at 2:50 pm

Hi! i ll be following Priyam.. i have oil n super sensitive skin.. cd u ask her for her skin care routine esp. during summer months? wd be of grt help. Thanks. :)

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