From fresh dewy skin and eyes topped with pink glitter to soft, creamy pink lips and glitter tattoos, Sushma Khan, National Creative Director, Makeup – Lakmé Salon decodes stellar festive looks hot off the Autumn/Winter ’16 ramps
The rich hues of gold and red spell royalty. Start with a cleansed skin. On the eyes, apply a metallic gold hue mixed with a brown eyeshadow for warmth and top it with a graphic winged eyeliner. If your eyelashes are too thin, use falsies to create the illusion of long, 60s-inspired Twiggy eyelashes. Highlight the cheekbones using the strobing technique and enhance the pout with a traditional red matte lipstick with a hint of gold.
Pro tip: Take the look a notch higher with thick, well-shaped eyebrows.
All that glitter
Begin with a fresh, dewy base. Draw attention to the peepers by playing around with shades of silver and blue to create a dramatic smoky eye. Dab some glitter pearl powder in the inner corners of the eye and brow bone to create a contrast.
Pro tip: Complement the look with a bubblegum pink pout and an elaborate bridal ’do.
It’s a myth that you can only highlight your eyes or your lips. Go all out with rich shades of black, gold, lilac and purple to brighten the eyes. Heavily kohled eyes teamed with a bold liner are sure to make you stand out. Inject instant glamour with a flattering burgundy lip topped with gloss.
Pro tip: If you have a broad forehead, add elegance to the look with an oversized, Nawabi maang tikka.
This must-steal, Indo-western look is perfect for sangeet. Prep cleansed skin with a primer to make the makeup last longer. Add drama to the peepers with a dark blue glitter cat eye and well-groomed brows. Finish with a bright matte red mouth.
Pro tip: Highlight the cheekbones using a soft, angled brush in the upward and outward direction for a natural flush.
The green and gold kohl-laden eye, against a sun-kissed skin, commands the center of attention in this look. On a natural base, apply golden bronze shimmer to create an illuminated skin effect. The look does wonders to women with strong features.
Pro tip: Keep the lips understated with a barely-there, nude lip colour.
The look beautifully combines the ethnic élan with hippie grunge. For the eyes, experiment with shades of smoked pink, purple and black and top them with pink glitter. Adding a shimmery highlight to the inner corners of your eyes will instantly open the eyes and create a bright, youthful appearance. Complement the look with a pale pink lipstick.
Pro tip: Add oomph to the look by donning a gold glitter tattoo on the arm.
Think Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren and Brigitte Bardot and recreate the iconic feline flicks. Line the lower lash line with a violet liner. Tones of purple coupled with a hint of black glitter will do wonders to the peepers. Pick a dark purple hue à la Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at Cannes to make a strong statement.
Pro tip: Team the look with a sleek floral updo.
If the combination of metallic eyes and bright lips doesn’t turn heads, we don’t know what does. Start with a perfectly strobed base. Create a dramatic smoky eye by blending copper, gold and black eyeshadows. You can further accentuate the kohl-rimmed eyes with bold lashes. Complement the eyes with a bright ombré in pink and orange.
Pro tip: Keep the hair off the face with a polished upswept style.