Photography by Munjal Gandhi
Styled by Saachi Vijaywargia
Makeup by Neeraj Navare
Hair by Anita Shil
What we thought for Shakti Mohan was a simple classic look that is decadent and very contemporary and imparts a positive glow. The skin is healthy and fresh, the eyes are wider and opened up and the whole look is serene and does justice to her beautiful black dress.
I did the makeup (as usual) and kept it clean and fresh which is quite quintessential part of my routine works with Shakti. With looks like these we plan to reintroduce the makeup that worships skin. And of course, the image is edited to fit into the categorical requirements of professional photography, so its not in my hands to make it completely real and I hope there is no question aroused against it.
Lets have a look at a step to step makeup breakup.......
- For the foundation, I mixed my happy and pretty Sephora All in One Nourishing oil with Kat Von D Tattoo Foundation in 53 and 62 with a mix of Guerlain Tenue de Perfection in 04 Moyen. The oil adds a bounce to the foundation and makes it very light and fluffy, almost like a tinted moisturizer. This oil is a dry oil and helps blend the pigments of the foundation to blend better without leaving any drying residue and then get absorbed in the skin. Its also a good way to tackle dryness and flakiness on the face.
- Tip - Never apply foundation to a flaky dry skin especially in the winters. Exfoliate and nourish the skin with oils.
- For concealers I am currently using the Makeup Studio Face Fit foundation/concealers. So I used the Light Orange concealer as a corrector in the areas of bluish darkness and then a touch of Toffee and Caribbean for creating flawless under eyes and banishing the shadows wherever they are.
- Set it with my HG loose powder, the Chanel Poudre Universelle in 30 Naturel. I bake the powder in the under eyes for about 30 secs and then remove it with a loose powder brush. Also on the nose I used a bit of Kryolan Anti-shine powder in colorless for a poreless finish.
- For contouring I have used Kat Von D Shade and Light Contouring palette, the darkest color to create natural shadows and dimensions on the face. I also used the peach shade under the eyes for an added brightness.
- To get those Hollywood like cheek bones and to shape the face better, I used the bronzing shade from Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Bronzing Glow. Its my favorite. The bronzer is almost universal and flatters every skin. Its great to use over all and you can even skin a blusher. I also dusted this bronzing powder on sides of the forehead, under the jaw line, nose contour and under the chin for an overall shaded and contoured effect.
- For a beautiful glow I applied Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit in Sunkissed. First I layered my favorite Tourmaline from the palette and then added an extra oomph on the heights of the cheeks with Moonstone.
- I had already primed the eyes. I used my Tarte Tarteist Palette which is a beautiful intermix of matte shades and duochrome metallic shades to create an array of looks.
- I began with dusting the shade CHIC on the entire lid upto the crease and around. This is my base shadow to build up on. Then I added a transition color in the crease to deepen but yet lighten her naturally defined eye crease. I applied INDIE in the crease almost diffusing upto the brow bone. Then highlighted the brow bone and the middle of the lid with a beige called CLASSIC to prep them for application of shimmers. On the outer corners I dusted a mix of SMOKED and VAMP to get a subtle definition. These eyeshadows are so buttery and almost melt on the lids to give them the desired finish and effect and are extremely matte which is so good. On the centre of the lid and under the brow bone I appled GLAM which is a perfect shimmery gold beige to add beautiful accents to the lid.
- With a thin Stila Eye liner pen I drew the thinnest liner at the lash line to define her eyes.
- In the inner rim of the lower lid I applied our favourite MAC Chromographic pencil in NC20/NW20 pencil to open up the peepers.
- Curled the lashes with MAC eye lash curler and applied 2-3 coats of Dior Addict-it lash mascara to open up and define the peepers.
- Groomed the brows and filled in the areas with Tarteist Eyeshadow in Vamp. Very very slightly.
- Prep the lips with MAC Prep and prime lips.
- I used my favorite Guerlain Rouge G lipstick in Galia, which is a pink beige nude lipstick.
And voila! She was amazingly styled by Saachi and the hair were braided by Anita.
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