Go bold with your eye makeup! Take a cue from the Bollywood divas who have started experimenting with their makeup and hairstyles
Whether it is their look in a film, at a public appearance, a private party or a red carpet event, our Bollywood divas never fail to impress us with their designer outfits, trendy hairstyles and flawless makeup. Of late, these damsels are experimenting with new looks, hairstyles and out-of-the box makeup styles.
So if you are still sticking to the basic black and brown eyeliners or using eye shadows in nudes and pinks, it’s time to go bold.
Makeup artist Sheeba Hussain, a Delhi-based bridal expert, says, “If you are attending a wedding, or going on a special date, or to an event night, you wouldn’t want to settle for an ordinary look, would you? Eye makeup in metallic shade or a liner in hues like blue, green, purple and so on will certainly do the magic.”
We have decoded Aishwarya’s bold turquoise blue eyes, Sonam’s metallic golden and black smoky eyes and Deepika’s green cat eye makeup at the recent Cannes film festival, for you to try at home.
Sonam Kapoor’s golden gaze
l Apply eye makeup base and with a blending brush, apply a nude shade of eyeshadow. Smooth the crease areas on your lids.
l With an eyeshadow brush, apply a brown shade of eyeshadow over the crease areas to create a depth on your eyelids.
l Now pick up a silver shade and apply it in the inner corners of your eyes. Now it’s time to apply the shimmering golden eyeshadow. Apply it in the centre of your eyelids. Use generous amount to create a bright effect.
l Use the similar brown shade and apply towards the outer corners of your eyes in pointed way.
l Pick up a small round brush to apply black eyeshadow, after the brown eyeshadow elongating it outwards. Ensure you use a thin brush and try to accentuate it towards outside.
l Now with the gold glitter eyeshadow begin blending the golden eyeshadow with the black. Create a perfect blend.
l Use a liquid eyeliner to apply a smooth winged-tip liner. Apply black kohl on the waterline of your eyes and use a black eyeshadow over it to create a thicker effect.
l Finally, apply loads of mascara on your eyelashes followed by golden highlighters in the inner corners of your eyes.
Deepika Padukone’s green charm
l Apply some primer or foundation on your lid and blend it properly. Roughly, trace a wing all over your lid. Also apply the liner on lower lash line and waterline and connect it with the upper wing.
l Don’t worry if it is not too perfect.
l Fill the empty space on the lid.
l Now smudge the edges of the wing all around with a help of an angled eye shadow brush — above the lid, above the outer wing, lower lashline. There should be no harsh edges.
l Apply a highlight colour on the inner corner of the eye.
l Finish off with lots of mascara. Keep the colour of your lipstick to natural shades.
Aishwarya’s bold turquoise blue eyes
l Prepare your lids with some eyeshadow primer. Then using a flat brush, apply a shimmery pink eyeshadow all over the lid.
l Use a blue eye pencil to trace the shape of the eye makeup look that you have to create. It does not have to be perfect. You can blend it later — this is just for the guideline. If you don’t have a blue eye pencil, just use a blue eyeshadow on a pointy brush and draw the shape of a winged liner. Now smudge the eyeliner with a pencil brush.
l Now take some turquoise blue eyeshadow on a pencil brush. Start making the lines thicker as well as blending them in the shimmery pink eyeshadow. Make sure you keep the blue only on the edges so that icy pink colour still shows.
l Now take any dark brown eyeshadow on a fluffy brush and just blend the brown shadow in the crease. Don’t blend it completely. Let the brown shadow be seen on the crease.
l Now take a matte cream eyeshadow and apply it on the brow bone. Apply eye kohl on waterline.
l Smudge the same blue eyeshadow on the inner two third of lower lash line. Use some black eyeshadow on a pencil brush and use it just on the corner of lower lash line. Finish off with lots of mascara. Apply a nude lipstick shade and you are done!
(With inputs from YouTube and www.makeupandbeauty.com)
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