The Sex­i­est New Make- up Tricks

Some things should never be faked: friend­ships, or­gasms, re­sumes. But a fuller pout, big­ger eyes, and blem­ish- free skin? Oh, hell yeah. Since celebs are the best trans­form­ing into tal god­desses, we alked top ol­ly­wood make- up tists and un­veiled their lat

Cosmopolitan (India) - - BEAUTY - By Marta To­pran

This two- in- one in­no­va­tion— in­nov lip­stick that sur­rounds a gl gloss core— of­fers an enor­mous enor­mou amount of shine, key to pulling off a full- fig­ured mouth. “The more lu­mi­nous lips are, the big­ger they look,” says make- up artist Mally Ron­cal, who has worked reg­u­larly with Bey­oncé and Jen­nifer Lopez. Be­fore ap­ply­ing, choose a lip liner that matches your lip tone ex­actly ( if they’re rosy, try Cham­bor Vel­vette Touch Lip Liner in Shade 21, ₹ 365; if they have more of a caramel hue, try Esteé Lauder Dou­ble Wear Lip Pen­cil in Mocha, ₹ 1,250). “Line slightly be­yond your nat­u­ral bor­der, and con­nect the peaks of your Cupid’s bow in­stead of out­lin­ing the dip— then fill it all in,” says Ron­cal, who swears by this tip for aug­ment­ing the mouth.

In the mas­cara world, length­en­ing for­mu­las ( like Estée Lauder Dou­ble Wear Zero- Smudge Mas­cara, ₹ 1,650) and strength­en­ing ones ( we love Revlon Grow Lus­cious Mas­cara, ₹ 470) are pri­mar­ily val­ued as quick dry­ers, not vo­lu­mis­ers. That’s be­cause they con­tain fewer mois­ture- rich emol­lients than thick­en­ing mas­caras do. But it’s only by adding coat upon coat ( upon coat!) of the lighter stuff that you can mimic the ex­act look of Kar­dashian- es­que falsies, says Pat Mc­grath, Global Creative De­sign Di­rec­tor for P& G Beauty, and the mas­ter­mind be­hind the thick, su­per­lash run­way trend that’s cur­rently rul­ing the red car­pet. You’ll need four lay­ers— just give each one 30 sec­onds to dry and thicken, says Mc­grath.

Base has its pros and cons: while it evens out skin sk tone and tex­ture, it can also make pores po look more prom­i­nent. “Pig­ments are ar heavy and sink over the course of the day, mak­ing pores look darker and deeper,” d says Rachel Good­win, a C Chanel make- up artist, who reg­u­larly prim primps Emma Stone, Jan­uary Jones, and Lea L Michele for the red car­pet. Primers ( we love Parure Pearly White Guer­lain Base Brush, Bour­jois, ₹ 3,325) fill in pores and keep pig­ments propped up. Let it set for three min­utes be­fore ap­ply­ing a vel­vet- fin­ish base ( such as the Lancôme Teint Mir­a­cle Foun­da­tion, ₹ 2,700). It cre­ates dewylook­ing skin, yet is free of the shim­mery pig­ments that am­plify pores.

This sea­son, it’s trendy for com­pa­nies to spike all shades of a shadow quad with shim­mer ( usu­ally, the high­lighter hue is the only one that glis­tens). And the palettes aren’t just pretty to look at. Like we said in the plush- lips tip: light- re­flect­ing lu­mi­nos­ity makes any­thing— in­clud­ing eyes— look huge. So when four com­ple­men­tary shades ( all made to be used to­gether) shine, the en­tire eye area— from lashes to brows— looks larger and more open, says Good­win. A guide: use the dark­est hue as a liner, the sec­ond- light­est one on the lid, the sec­ond- dark­est in the crease, and the light­est on the brow bone.

No, we’re not talk­ing about your go- to bronzer- and- blush combo. The lat­est, like Make Up For Ever’s, here, pair a dark pow­der ( warn­ing: it may look like war paint but sheers out eas­ily) with a lighter, easy- to­blend hue. When placed side- by­side, the po­lar- op­po­site shades fake sky- high cheeks. Ap­ply the brown hue di­rectly un­der the cheek from the ears to the mouth, blend­ing it slightly up­wards so it dark­ens the bot­tom half of the cheek­bone. “Dark shades ab­sorb light, cre­at­ing a slim­mer, more chis­elled ef­fect,” says Good­win. The lighter hue goes on top of the bony ridge to trick the eye into think­ing the cheek is higher.

Cham­bor Mois­ture Plus Lip­stick, ₹ 595 L’oréal Colour Riche Serum,` 720 Ori­flame Triple Core Lip­stick, ₹ 398 Rosie Hunt­ing­tonWhite­ley

Kim Kar­dashian Clin­ique High Lengths Mas­cara, ₹ 1,075 and Lakmé Lash Artist, ₹ 225

Ka­reena Kapoor The Body Shop Il­lu­mi­nat­ing Face Base, ₹ 1,695 M. A. C Prep + Prime Face Pro­tec­tion Vis­age SPF 50, ₹ 1,600

Freida Pinto Deb­o­rah Milano Quad Eye­shadow, ₹ 595 Lakmé Eye Colour Quar­tet in Tan­jore Rush, ₹ 425

An­gelina Jolie Make Up For Ever Sculpt­ing Kit, ₹ 1,900 Clin­ique Al­most Bronzer, SPF 15, ₹ 1,800

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