Great Make-up: Malaika Arora

My next breakdown features Malaika Arora. I wish I could actually steal her make-up bag, but for the time being, until I figure out to perform this heist, you'll have to do with my interpretation of her look.

Prep:
The basis of this look is soft, glowy skin. As always, I would advise you to start off with a gentle moisturizer and eye cream suited for your skin type.

Since this look enhances the eyes with soft gold tones, make sure your eyebrows are neat. Pluck any stray hairs.

Face:
For this look, try a sheer, dewy foundation. If your skin is in good shape, you can possibly skip the moisturizer when you prep your skin and just use a tinted moisturizer.

Apply concealer sparingly and only where needed. Don't forget to blend, blend, blend. You want to face a soft, flawless, glowing base.

Eyes:
You might have figured this out, but I always recommend using a primer before applying eye shadows. This way, the colours are more true to what you see in the pan and the shadows don't crease when applied or just disappear sooner rather than later.

Eyelid:
Apply a shimmery gold eyeshadow from lash line to crease. Deposit the same shadow along the lower lash line from the outer to the inner corner.

Crease:
Apply a medium-brown shadow from the outer corner to the center of the crease.

Highlight:
Apply a shimmery champagne colour as a wash from your lash line to your brow bone. Make sure to blend the lid, crease, and highlight colour so that there are no visible lines. Add a dot of the same highlight on the inner corner of the eye. This brightens up the eye area subtly.

Liner:
With a soft black pencil, draw along the upper lash line. Smudge the liner with a q-tip and carefully go line the upper lash line as close to the lashes as possible.

Mascara:
Curl your lashes with an eyelash curler and then apply mascara generously on top and bottom lashes.

Blush:
The blush for this look is very subtle and should almost be imperceptible. Apply a warm, shimmery apricot blush with a very light hand. As the blush already has shimmer, you can skip applying a highlighter.

Lips:
The lips for this look are fairly defined so line lips with a wine coloured lip liner. As you've already defined the lips with a lip pencil, you can use a sheer lipstick. Apply a sheer, shiny, wine coloured lipstick to complete the look. If you want to amp up the lips, apply a dot of clear gloss on the center of the lips but be sure to not overdo this as your lipstick should already have a fair amount of shine.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

how do u 'Smudge the liner with a q-tip' or for that matter with a smudge tools?

8:09 AM
Anu said...

Hey Anonymous!

What I do is hold the skin taut with one hand and with the other I just take a q-tip and go over the liner gently, but firmly. The liner gets smudged nice this way.

11:53 AM

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