Beauty & the Wardrobe!

In­tro­duce your make-up bag to your out­fit—it’s time to make a style state­ment (as tested by three Cosmo girls)!

Cosmopolitan (India) - - FAST GLAM - Pho­to­graphs by Ben Rig­gott By Cassie Powney;

Smile Bright... ...and re­peat on your feet

“Peo­ple think they need con­fi­dence to wear bright colours on their lips,” says lip­stick queen Poppy King, “but, in fact, it’s the colour that makes you con­fi­dent.” Orange is the shade this sea­son and if you add your shoes to the mix, you’ll de­liver ex­tra state­ment. “Peo­ple al­ways notice in­ter­est­ing shoes,” says UK-based stylist Grace Wood­ward. So match your sneak­ers to your smile for some eye-catch­ing colour con­sis­tency.

Dare to Bare... ... and go big with your hair

Flaunt­ing your cleav­age can be a daunt­ing prospect, but why shouldn’t you shake what momma gave you? Stylist Mariel Haen has dressed the likes of Ri­hanna and be­lieves that if you’ve got it, flaunt it! “Ac­cen­tu­ate your cleav­age, but make sure you’re not show­ing too much skin else­where,” she ad­vises. Big, sexy hair will act as an­other fo­cus for wan­der­ing eyes, and hair­styl­ist Kevin Ford rec­om­mends us­ing medium-sized tongs, set­ting each curl with a pin un­til it cools, then back­comb­ing at the roots. Our es­sen­tial big-hair tools are a sturdy back­comb­ing brush and Cat­walk Your High­ness Firm Hold Hair­spray by TIGI, ` 850.

Go Girly... ...and bal­ance with boho

When ex­per­i­ment­ing with fem­i­nine, floaty num­bers, there’s a fine line be­tween ca­sual chic and fam­ily wed­ding. “Leather will make some­thing sac­cha­rine, like a ruf­fled blouse, in­stantly more ‘fash­ion’,” ad­vises Grace. You can also go boho with your beauty to bal­ance things out. Hair­styl­ist Mal­colm Ed­wards de­scribes this sea­son’s plait as, “The type you do when you fid­dle with your hair while talk­ing to friends.” Give it some un­kempt tex­ture us­ing a salt spray (like Wella Pro­fes­sion­als Ocean Spritz Beach Tex­ture Spray, ` 525) and com­ple­ment with bronzed boho eyes from lash­line to brow. Make Up For Ever La Bohème Eye Shadow Pal­ette, ` 2,200, gives lids a gor­geous metal­lic sheen.

I MATCHED MY PLAT­FORMS TO MY LIP­STICK AND GOT TONNES OF COM­PLI­MENTS! ORANGE IS MY NEW SUM­MER STA­PLE.

—AMARYL­LIS BAR­RETTO, 21

I LOVELOVE, LOVELOVE, LOVE BIG HAIR, BUT WAS A LIT­TLE UN­SURE HOW BIG HAIR AND SKIN SHOW WOULD LOOK. SUR­PRIS­INGLY, I FELT QUITE CON­FI­DENT WALK­ING INTO THE ROOM—ALL EYES WERE

ON ME!

—JAS­MINE SINGH, 27

I WORKED A FLOATY DRESS WITH BOHO BRAIDS,

AND IT MADE FOR A FAB­U­LOUSLY FLIRTY LOOK.

—KARNIKA, 22

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