Bobbi Brown’s perfect festive make-up
Sparkly, bright make-up to match the mood of the season
To make eyes pop, apply a black gel liner along the upper lash line, making sure the line is thick enough to be visible when your eyes are open. Use an eyeliner brush to smudge the line before eyeliner sets.
Smooth a kajal pencil on the top inner rim and bottom lashline of the eyes for extra drama. This smoky eye is incredibly wearable and transitions effortlessly from day to night.
Brush a sparkling powder shadow from your lashlines to your creases for a dressed up, festive look. If you are fair-complexioned, try a pale gold, soft beige or pale silver. If you have a medium skin tone, go for rose or gold. Darker skin tones are best complemented by bronze.
Bobbi recommends Sparkle Eyeshadows in Smokey Quartz and Silver Lilac
Set concealer and foundation with Sheer Finish Loose Powder to make them longer-lasting and to ensure that skin looks matte in pictures. If your dress has an open neckline, be sure to warm up your neck and chest with a dusting of a bronzer.
The light-reflecting properties of shimmery lipsticks and lip glosses give the illusion of fuller lips, while creating a luscious sheen. For day, choose lipsticks and lip glosses that mimic your natural lip colour—you’ll get a fresh and pretty look that’s not over the top. Go a shade or two deeper than your daytime lipstick or gloss for the evening.
Bobbi recommends Rich Lip Colors in Bright Poppy and Ibiza Pink
A hint of glimmer on cheeks will give you a more radiant dewy-looking complexion than a matte blush. For skin that looks lit from within, focus on applying a shimmery bronze-toned blush on top of the cheekbones.
Bobbi recommends Shimmer Brick Compact in Sandstone
Diwali’s finally here, and we’re sure you have your days and nights blocked with parties and festivities. It’s difficult enough figuring out what to wear. We make the make-up part easier for you, with tips from the make-up pro, Bobbi Brown, herself.
“There’s no time like the festive season to wear shimmery makeup,” she says. “A little shimmer definitely goes a long way. My rule of thumb is to only wear it on one part of your face during the day and on no more than two spots at night so you don’t look overdone. If you are wearing a gleaming body product on your shoulders and/or décolletage for an evening out, use shimmer to accentuate only one facial feature to avoid overload.” Here’s how to get the festive look down perfect (click through!).
Photograph: Jatin Kampani
Chanel Les 4 Obres 'Éclosion', Rs 3,200
L'Oreal Paris Lucent Magique Blush, Rs 899
Lakmé Eyeconic Kajal, Rs 200
Inglot O2M breathable nail enamel, Rs 690
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M.A.C Temperature Rising bronzing powder 'Refined-Golden', Rs-1,700