Parvathy Omanakuttan at Cannes

I'm not quite sure through which virtues Parvathi Omanakuttan got invited to attend Cannes but she managed to stun the world wearing a gown made out of King Midas's (golden) pet crocodile's hide. If you squint enough, you'll notice that her make-up is also stunning-in a good way. I adore her make-up and think it's perfect for many occasions.

Recommended Products:

  • Monistat Chafing Relief Powder Gel
  • Aveda Inner Light Tinted Moisturizer
  • Translucent powder of your choice
  • Make-up Forever Full Cover Concealor
  • Shiseido Accentuating Stick in Glistening Flush (S3)
  • Becca cream blush in Terracotta
  • NARS blush in Dolce Vita
  • MAC eyebrow pencil in Stud
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • MAC eyeshadow in All That Glitters
  • MAC eyeshadow in Bronze
  • MAC pencil Technakohl in Graphblack
  • CoverGirl Volume Exact
  • Vincent Longo lipstick in Boccacino
  • MAC Clear Lipglass

Recommended Tools:
  • Sonia Kashuk Blending Sponge for the tinted moisturizer, concealor, blush, and highlighter.
  • MAC 239 for patting on shadow
  • MAC 217 for blending and crease shadow
  • MAC 219 for smudging the eyeliner
  • MAC 187, 188, or 116 (use a light hand for Dolce Vita with this brush) for blush

Prep your skin with the Monistat Chafing Relief Powder Gel (yes I'm actually serious about my claims on this) or a primer of your choice. Then, 'bounce' on the Inner Light tinted moisturizer with the blending sponge. I really like this tinted moisturizer as you need little to get a polished look and it gives you the glow we're after for this look.

Check to see what all problem areas need some extra help and blend in some Full Coverage Concealor with the blending sponge.

Don't apply translucent powder just yet. Apply it only after you're done with the cream blush.

Apply the highlighter after you're done with foundation. Blend out the Glistening Flush accentuating stick with either your fingers or the sponge. Place the highlighter on top of your temples and blend outward. Add a bit to the apple of your cheeks as well. Also apply the Glistening Flush on the browbone, bridge of your nose, and your cupid's bow and blend.

Add warmth and definition with the Terracotta cream blush placed on the cheekbone and slightly under it. Blend outwards and towards the temple while smoothing out the edges.

Smile and apply the Dolce Vita blush lightly onto the apple of the cheek to give your cheeks a slight, warm pop.

Now apply translucent powder to set the make-up.

Pat on some Primer Potion to prep lids for colour.

Parvathy's eyebrows are strong, clean, and dramatic . So pluck away any stray hairs and follow the natural arch of your eyebrows. Next, slightly make the brows thicker (and darker if you're comfortable with it) than you're used to. You don't want to go overboard thickening your eyebrows, just make them a slightly more dramatic version of what you were gifted with. Set with a brow gel if needed.

Apply All That Glitters to the lid and blend into the crease.

Define the outer third of the crease with the Bronze eyeshadow and blend outwards toward the browbone.

I like to keep the browbone highlight subtle for this look so I would leave it with the highlighter we already applied. However, if you want some extra drama, apply the shadow of your choice very lightly to the browbone.

Rim the lower lash line and waterline with Graphblack. Line the tip lid from the inner corner to the outer corner. Start with a thin line and gradually thicken the line as you get to the end. Make sure to keep the line thin-medium. Smudge the liner to soften the look and reapply Graphblack on the smudged areas to get soft drama.

Curl lashes and apply Volume Exact generously to create Bambi-lashes. You can apply individual lashes at the outer corner for exagerated drama.

Apply the Boccacino lipstick and top off with clear Lipglass for extra shine.

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Dr.TamGirl said...

Hi Anu,
Love your blog and just discovered it recently!
I am a bit of a makeup newbie in my late 20s and do not go beyond the basics of lipstick, lipliner, eyeliner and mascara. I started using Bare Minerals and find it reasonably good at concealing/evening skin tone.
I have a couple of requests for you.
1. Can you recommend a good, yet cheap, eye cream? I tried a couple of drugstore brands but am not convinced any of them work at all (reducing fine lines? dark circles? moisturizing?).
2. I used Bare Minerals' primer called Bare Vitamins Skin Rev-er Upper, which I liked. But I'd like to try a different skin prep if you have suggestions?
3. You dont mention sunscreen in your looks and I am uncertain about how to layer it under: moisturizer/skin prep/powder foundation. What order should I go in? Or should I use one product that is a moisturizer and skin prep and sunscreen in one?

Thanks so much and I'm looking forward to being a regular reader/commenter!

5:50 PM
Anonymous said...

I must say, it's quite refreshing to read your blog! You're so, so, so helpful especially for people with dark skin!

Which leads me to my question! My ninth-grade prom/grad dance's theme is Old Hollywood. Do you have any suggestions for make up?
Thanks so much.

6:14 PM
Delphine said...

hi Anu,
Monistat Chafing Relief Powder Gel ?? I don't know if I have the guts to try that but if I do, and it works, I will give you all the credt lolz

11:24 PM
Semi Permanent Make Up said...

She looks amazing and totally up to date! I also love the contrast of color from her brows! But I agree with dgm, to keep it up, it looks to be a lot of day to day maintenance!

2:48 AM
Organic Make Up said...

She looks stunning with earthy colors to match her Indian Asian skin tone...just love her look here.

1:06 PM
Anu said...

Hey Dr. TamGirl:
A really good eye cream. Let me tell you the BEST eye cream EVER. I know i'm militant about this but I use castor oil at night. i pat it on my under eyes at night and i wake up with really fresh, well rested under eyes. As for a good day cream, I really just look for basic moisturizing properties. I've found that this really helps over expecting it to work miracles. Olay's prox eye cream is actually the best thing in the line and i like it very very much.
2. I like monistat anti chafing gel. Yes i know, it's mad but it really helps, lasts forever, and is cheap and accesible. Otherwise, I really like smashbox photofinish primer (very similar to monistat btw)and MAC's prep and prime.
3. This is how I do the sunscreen thing: moisturizer with spf (I use LRP), then a primer, then powder foundation. In the summer I'd say go ahead and get a tinted moisturizer with spf as it saves a bit of time.

Hey Anonymous:
I LOVE beautiful red lipsticks which have some serious show-stopping effect to them. Try something like MAC Ruby Woo, NARS Red Lizard, NARS Fire Down Below, or besame noir red. Add a nude eyeshadow, highlight, and a slightly deeper crease with black liquid liner (perhaps winged) and lots of mascara. A nude blush (or no blush as I like it) would work well with this look.

Hey Delphine:
I swear by the monistat stuff is pretty amazing.

7:35 PM

Murano Glass said...

How a nice and this clothes really wonderful and she is looking very gorgeous really very nice women and her make up very nice.

3:27 AM

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