Flaunt a high glam look
Makeup artist Elton J Fernandez decodes how you can achieve a no makeup look à la our cover girl, Aditi Rao Hydari
The real art is in doing makeup that looks as natural and is as fuss free as possible.
- Start with a fuss-free, finger combed look for the hair.
- I pulled back her hair into a ponytail set at the nape of her neck, working her baby hair into the hairline with a wispy fringe-like effect. This style works well for a wedding function that does not involve dancing (read: sangeet); it’d work well for a pre-wedding dinner, for instance.
- The makeup is kept as ethereal and almost like a wood nymph.
- I used a lot of highlights on her face and a lot of bronzer to add some strong shadows.
- Keep the highlights really strong on the cheekbones, the high points above the eyebrows, and nose, so there’s a lot of hard light, along with shadowing that comes with contouring. I’ve used two shades of highlights: one is golden, and a bone-coloured highlight, which really plays with the light and shows off well on videos.
- Remember: your contour and bronzer don’t catch light; a bronzer absorbs light, so it has to be matte-textured.
- For the lips, a tinge of pink hue and some foundation is dabbed on to create a soft look.
- There are no faux lashes, just a coat of mascara used along with a warm, iridescent greyish-green wash of colour on the eye.
- The nails are a neutral grey.
Go on, flaunt your makeup skills and a flawless look like a pro!
Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion
Colorbar Hydra White Day Lotion
L'Oréal Paris Lucent Magique Blush– Fuchsia Flush
Givenchy Le Prisme Quatour Eye Shadow Palette
MAC Enchanted Eve Lip Palette Viva Glam
Tip: Don’t overdo the makeup; leave your skin looking fresh. Kajal is our birthright, so it looks lovely on Indian brides, especially when you extend it into a winged liner. My personal tip is a full brow. I don’t particularly like hard lip liners. So instead of overdoing it with the lip liner and gloss, I suggest you do one or the other.