Dishoom is out in the theatres and pulling punches. This action thriller features my favorite, humble boy of Bollywood, John Abraham, youth icon Varun Dhawan and leggy Sri Lankan beauty, none other than Jacqueline Fernandez
I never cease to be amazed by Jackie’s looks; whether it was her retro look in Roy; her girl-next-door-gone-rouge avatar in Race, and now natural looking divalicious stare in Dishoom. The last might look like an easy enough makeup hack, but we know how tough it to get your eye shadow on point. Check out my seven eye shadow commandments
Jacqueline’s eyes are one of her strongest assets. She’s a pro at navigating the eye shadow minefield; What are all those different sections of a palette for? What type of brush should I use? Luckily, the whole shadow game
Always use primer An eye shadow primer creates a clean canvas for you to work with, and it acts as a barrier between your eye shadow and the natural oils in your skin. That way your makeup stays put so you can keep touch-ups to a minimum. Try a formula like Inglot Eye Makeup Base or MUA Luxe Smoke & Smoulder Eye Primer doesn't have to be a headache. Just follow my seven golden rules and give Jackie a run for her money.
Know your eye shape Even though your eye color is a given, do consider your eye shape. Do you have deep-set eyes? Close-set? Hooded? Determining the shape of your eyes helps you decide which shading technique is right for your specific features. However the brush set you will need irrespective of your eye shape is Colorbar Ready To Wink Perfect Eye Makeup Kit
Enhance your natural eye color You want to choose an eye shadow shade that will intensify your natural eye color. Finding colors that complement your peepers the most takes experimenting, but here's a good place to start:
Black Eyes: Shadows with ivory or pink tones help black eyes pop. Deep lilac and purple is another great option. Try the Maybelline New York Color Sensational Diamonds Eye Shadow - Tourmaline Purple.
Green / Hazel Eyes: A plum-colored shadow looks very flattering if you have green or hazel eyes. Rusty shades are also gorgeous. I love the Coloressence Satin Eye shades.
Brown Eyes: If you're a brown-eyed girl you're lucky, because most shades look great on you. However, gold or purple hues look especially beautiful. The MUA Luxe Paradise Eyeshadow Palette is perfect.
Decode your palette You might be tempted to open an eye shadow palette and just have at it, but it's important to know which sections correspond to each part of your eye. There's a method to all this palette madness! There's a variety of palettes out there, but here's a general breakdown of your basic eye shadow quad palette:
Lightest color: This is your base color. Apply this shade from your upper lash line all the way to just beneath your brow. You can also use this color in the inner tear duct corner of your eye where the shadow is deepest to add a bit of brightness.
Second lightest: This is your lid color, as it’s slightly darker than the base. Brush this over your lid from your upper lash line to your crease
Second darkest: This is applied to the crease for a contouring effect. This should go over the area where your brow bone meets your lid. It helps to create definition.
Darkest color: Finally, the liner. Using an angled brush, apply it to your upper lash line (and lower lash line if you want a bold boost), making sure to brush where the root of your lashes meets your lid so there is no visible gap. For perfection you must use the Real Techniques Eyelining Set.
Blend, blend, blend I can't stress this enough! Blending your edges is the difference between your eye shadow looking flawless and looking like … well, a hot mess. Don't smear. Use a light touch and gently sweep your brush along your lid, blending harsh lines. To blend like a pro, you need the right brushes. There are so many eye shadow brushes out there in every shape and size, it can get confusing. But here are the three most important ones you should own:
Basic Eye Shadow Brush: The bristles are flat and stiff, and you use this for all-over color.
Blending Brush: The bristles are soft and fluffier for seamless blending.
Angled Eye Shadow Brush: This is a precision brush that is perfect for applying your liner color above your lash line.
Take care of your tools Cleaning your eye shadow brushes is probably at the very bottom of your to-do list, but it's very important. We're talking about your eyes here, so cleanliness is key. Run your brush under lukewarm water and then pour a 50 paisa-sized amount of baby shampoo into your hand. Swirl the brush in the shampoo in your hand, rinse well and pat dry with a clean cloth.
Choose your formula wisely Pressed eye shadows are your basic, most common formula. They're a great, mess-free option. Cream shadows are perfect if you want a dewy sheen, but they can crease easily — especially if you have oily lids. Loose shadows usually come in a small pot, and you'll feel like a professional makeup artist using them. But they are definitely the messiest of the three
By makeup artist Arshis Javeri (www.arshisjaveri.com)