Of course V-Day is filled with way too many girls getting last-minute salon treatments, manis and pedis, full body waxes and yes, that’s sweet! Who wouldn’t want to look good for their partner, right? But could it be sweeter than two sisters, living away from home in a big, bad city, deciding to spend V-Day with each other? We think not! That’s why when we got to know that Tulika and Shruti were giving the boys the boot to spend Feb 14th together, we couldn’t help but jump in (a little ahead of time.) After signing them up Lakmé Salon’s ‘Colours of Love’ package (Ambiguous Amber for one and Red Hot Love for the other) we set them up for the ultimate makeover with some of our best makeup and hair experts at the Lakmé Salon to doll them up for their evening out. After all, given the fact that your siblings are usually closer and more important to you than your partners (sorry, guys!) there’s no reason why you shouldn’t hold back when it comes to the dressing and the fussing. Here’s how it all went down…

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Tell us a little about your relationship with your sister…
Shruti: She’s more of a friend than an elder sister; of course sometimes she acts like a mother but that’s fine. She’s much older than me but we’re inseparable. We share everything …except boyfriends.
Tulika: She’s like me and yet, not like me – a special kind of double. Our likes and dislikes are exactly the same and she’s my constant partner in crime. I take it as my responsibility to keep her smiling all the time.

What’s the one thing you love and the one thing you hate about each other…
Shruti:  I love that she keeps me in mind while shopping; the one thing I hate about her is that she’s not punctual.
Tulika:  I love the way she brags about having me in her life and she’s brutally honest with me. The thing I hate about her is that she is too organized.

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Our hair and makeup expert at the Lakmé Salon created hi-glam looks for both sisters. Dark lips, chiselled cheeks (hello, contouring!) and a dramatic bouffant for Shruti, and glossy, coral lips, shimmer shadow and light waves to balance Tulika’s look.

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What are the beauty risks you wish the other would take?
Shruti: I think Tulika should be more daring; wear a black lipstick and fake eyelashes.
Tulika: Shruti should cut her hair and get an A-line bob

If you had to describe each other’s sense of style in one word, you’d say it is…
Shruti: Impeccable
Tulika: Bold

Would she make for the perfect V-Day date?
Shruti: All the time!
Tulika:  Anytime!

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What did you think about your own makeover?
Shruti:  I loved the makeup, especially the shade of lipstick. While I admired it on celebrities, I had no idea I could pull it off as well. And the outfit was bold and classy, absolutely my style.
Tulika:  It was so me! I like playing with colour. And the makeup and hair complimented my personality. And of course, those shoes!

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Reaction to your sister’s makeover…
Shruti:  She looked gorgeous! Her outfit was bolder than mine, bright orange dress and blue heels are hard to carry but she pulled it off perfectly! I also loved that her hair and makeup were subtle and balanced her outfit so well.
Tulika: I was a bit unsure about the lip colour at first, and I would have definitely not worn it but she carried it off so well! And her look was so chic… Super like!

And so… off they went on their date, looking oh-so-fantastic! Lucky girls, no?

Hair and makeup by the talented crew at Lakmé Salon, Bandra (W)
Tulika is wearing the Lakmé Absolute Gloss Stylist in Coral Sunset on her lips, Lakmé Absolute Kohl Ultimate Liner, Black Impact Liner and shimmer shadow from the Lakmé Eye Colour Quartet in Desert Rose on her eyes and the Lakmé Absolute Peach Blush Blusher on her cheeks.
Shruti is wearing Lakmé Eyeconic in Black on her eyes, the Lakmé 9 to 5 Matte Lip Colour in Cabernet Category and the Lakmé Absolute Blusher in Rose Crush Blusher on her cheeks.

On Tulika: Dress: Lifestyle, Shoes: Zara, Clutch: Accessorize, Earrings: Stylist's own.
On Shruti: Skirt, jumper and heels: Lifestyle, Clutch, necklace and midi rings: Accessorize, Cuff: Westside.