As radiant skin commands the beauty spotlight this season, we give you the inside scoop on recreating Athiya Shetty’s decidedly fresh cover look
NATURAL AND BEAUTIFUL
Focussed on creating a visual that appeals to the Gen Z bride, hair and make-up artist Clover Wootton shares, “Skin that offers a natural glow has been ramping up intrigue like never before. The new-age bride has given glossy, glowing skin a nod and nothing is more contemporary and ethereal than make-up that doesn’t look made up. To channel this modern mood, I used a lot of highlighter and a glowing cream blush. I steered clear of using a heavy foundation and powdered products. The idea is to create a fresh and light visual while enhancing the beauty you are born with.”
PRO TIP: Keep it natural! Using too many powder based products or caking up the make-up can make the skin appear tired and aged.
Of her minimalist approach to Athiya’s cover look, Wootton reveals, “Personally, I prefer not to go the whole hog, and so, I avoid creating dramatic eyes, fluttering lashes, a bold pout and strong contour, all at one go. I prefer veering to the more natural side of things. However, if you want to highlight a feature such as your eyes, for instance, then it is advisable to have natural skin as a backdrop.
PRO TIP: Well moisturised skin and lips is the key to a more natural look. For a healthy glowing complexion, be sure to hydrate and eat and sleep well.
Getting your hair party ready is undoubtedly a big part of the routine. Wootton reports,“I tonged her locks to lend them a natural, light and fuss-free wave. I wanted her to be able to run her fingers through it without a worry.
PRO TIP: Avoid using too much hairspray as it can restrict movement and make your locks look stiff.
Photographs: Taras Taraporvala, Hair & Make-Up: Clover Wootton, Styling: Lynn Lobo, Creative Direction: Gopalika Virmani, Location: Taj Santacruz, Mumbai