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
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