I guess I'm so used to Shriya being in Tamil movies so much I forgot she made a Hindi movie recently too. Or she might have many Hindi movies, not sure. Here is a breakdown of her look at the IIFA Fashion Extravaganza. It's a gorgeous look but personally I would have chosen a different blush. I feel it's much too warm for the colour palette her eyes and lips comprise of. I've offered a substitute that I feel would have balanced the tones better. Ignore it if I'm being pompous.
Also, I'm going to start off recommending you start doing the eyes first so that the flyaway shadows don't mar your foundation and concealor.
- Concealor, foundation, and translucent powder that you love
- Urban Decay Primer Potion
- MAC Concrete eye shadow.
- Maybelline Define-A-Brow Gel
- MAC Nehru eye shadow
- MAC Shroom eye shadow
- MAC Smolder eye kohl
- L'Oreal Voluminous
- MAC Coppertone blush. Alternative: MAC Blushbaby
- MAC Twig lipstick
- MAC Soar lip pencil
- Blistex or Carmex that comes in the tub.
Prep eyes for eye shadow with some Urban Decay Primer Potion.
Shreya's brows are strong but not harsh. I recommend using Concrete to define eyebrows because it's a lot softer than black and doesn't make me look like I have an ongoing feud with everyone who has the power to dehair me. So dip a brow brush into the Concrete eyeshadow and with small strokes define your brows. Be sure to follow the natural shape of you brows. Set the brows into place with the Define-A-Brow gel.
Use a patting motion to apply Nehru to your lids so you get the deepest version of the colour all the way up to the crease. I find that patting on colour intensifies the shadow instead of stroking it all over the lid. Blend the edges of the crease slightly towards the brow bone. With a pencil brush such as the MAC 219, blend out the shadow near the outer edge of the eye to make a wing towards the end of the eyebrow. Don't take the shadow all the way to the edge of the eyebrow and stop short of it by 1/2 to 1/3 (depending on the level of drama that you want) of the distance between the outer corner of the eye and the end of the eyebrow. Apply a medium-thin line of Nehru along the entire lower lash line.
Apply Shroom to your brow bone and blend into the crease.
Line the top and bottom lash line with Smolder. Make the liner on the top lid medium-thin and blend it into the Nehru eyeshadow. On the bottom lid, keep the liner thin and as close to the bottom lash line as possible and smudge into the Nehru that you applied on the bottom lid. For the finishing touch, line your bottom waterline with Smolder.
Curl lashes and generously apply two to three coats of mascara on top and bottom lashes. Use a lash comb to get rid of clumps.
Brush off any shadow fallout and start applying a medium coverage satin finish foundation. Then, conceal any problem areas. Set with translucent powder.
Apply a sheer dusting of Coppertone on the apple of your cheeks and blend into the temple. I personally like Blushbaby better with this look as I find it fits the colour palette better. Again, just pretend that last line isn't there if you think I'm annoying.
Line the rim of your lips with Soar and use a lip bush to blend the outline into the lips. Then, using the same lip brush, apply Twig onto the lips. Apply some balm if necessary. I find Twig's formula quite drying and it doesn't look like Shriya's wearing a high shine gloss, so I think my trusted Carmex or Blistex (the clear pot versions) would work wonderfully for this.
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