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.
- 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
- 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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