Photographing Preeti Nair

Comedian, 23

Portrait by Adele Chan using the Nikon Df
Text by Adele Chan
Hair and makeup by Preeti Nair

No surprises here, I had great fun shooting Preeti, better known as her moniker, Preetipls. This is a girl who’s not afraid to make fun of herself. “I wear the same pants all the time. I have 8 of the same pants!” Or of others — “My mom’s makeup is intense, and because of that, so was mine. I stopped when I finally found a mirror.” She tells me that because she’s always in a rush, she only spends about 5 to 10 minutes on her makeup; and many times, she does it in a cab. “I’m lucky if I can put on mascara!”, she says. Her must-haves though — a winged eyeliner and signature red lip. What’s next for Preeti? She’s going up against Kumar in the standup comedy show, Happy Ever Laughter. It’s showing July 11-29 at Capitol Theatre. You can get tickets here.




1. Kiehl’s Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash
2. Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner
3. WASO Shiseido Soft+Cushy Polisher
4. Mamonde Pure White Ultra Active Essence
5. Anessa Essence UV Sunscreen Aqua Booster
6. Biore Cleansing Oil Cotton Facial Sheets
7. Bioderma Hydrabio 2-in-1 Moisturising Anti-UV Mist
8. Bioderma Hydrabio Sérum Moisturising Concentrate
9. Mamonde Pure White Ultra Active Cream
10. Neutrogena Deep Hydrating Mask
11. DR. JART+ Dermask Ultra Jet Porecting Solution Bubbling Charcoal Sheet Mask



1. M.A.C. Prep + Prime Fix+ Matte
2. Colourpop No Filter Concealer in Medium Dark 34
3. Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation in 320 Warm Peach-Tan
4. 3INA The Setting Loose Powder 200
5. Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Skincare Powder N
6. bh Cosmetics Contour & Blush #2
7. M.A.C. x Padma Lakshmi Powder Blush Duo in Melon Pink
8. Urban Decay X Kristen Leanne Beauty Beam Highlight Palette
9. M.A.C Eye Brows Pencil in Spiked
10. Urban Decay NAKED Heat Palette
11. Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip in Mucho
12. Colourpop Supernova Shadow in Walk of Fame
13. M.A.C. Eyeshadow in Sun Speck
14. La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume Multi-Restorative Soothing Repair Balm
15. 3INA The Pen Eyeliner
16. Ardell Faux Mink Demi Wispies



1. Percy & Reed Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Wash Shampoo
2. Percy & Reed Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Care Conditioner
3. Ouai Rose Hair & Body Oil
4. Babyliss Pro 180 Hair Curling



1. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Cleansing Gel
2. Sephora Collection Moisturizing Body Lotion in Lagoon


What is the one beauty item you cannot live without?

Red lipstick!

What’s your signature scent?

Rihanna Rogue.


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