Everyone had high hopes from the film. Starring Sidharth Malhotra, heart throb of the nation, with two successes under his belt, and light eyed Shradha Kapoor, this was an action-romance flick everyone was waiting for. Directed by Mohit Suri the film also featured Riteish Deshmukh in a negative role, a first for him and a far cry from the comic characters he’s played so far. As the brooding yet charming ruffian, Sidharth and the pretty-as-a-picture Shradha shared an electric chemistry. The film may not have fared well at the box office but the movie’s songs are doing the rounds on the lips of love struck girls and boys across the galiyan of the country. Kudos for the songs must go not just to the talented music composers and lyricists but to the pretty heroines who are working hard to prove they are more than just good lookers. Alia Bhatt recently showcased her singing talent in Highway when she crooned to the track Sooha Saaha and now, the new girl to join the singing brigade is none other than the ethereally pretty Shradha Kapoor.
While the movie trailer created a debate as to who the real villain in the movie was, there were many who believed it was none other than the film’s leading lady. A promo video that went viral showed Shradha wearing a menacing villain hoodie, triggering speculation that there was more to her than meets the eye.
But this was not the only avatar she sported on screen. She is also spotted in the quintessential girl-next-door ensemble, a look she carries so well. Her character embodied poise sprinkled with an appealing smattering of mischief and fun. Her makeup was soft and matte, a real inspiration to girls out there who struggle with oily skins and shine in these rainy, humid months. Taking a leaf from Shradha’s look we’ve decided to show you how to perfect the matte look while highlighting certain features so that you too can look dewy soft and pretty.
Dewy or glossy skin is of course a summer staple, but not all of us can maintain dewiness for long periods of time without venturing into oily territory. Luckily for oily-skinned gals, the matte look is back in a big way. We’re talking matte everything! With a little expert help, you too can create this matte magic.
Perfecting the matte look
For your face
Start with an oil-free mattifying primer like the Bodyography Veil Foundation Primer – Clear.
Then apply a full coverage foundation with a matte finish all over. I love the finish and texture of the L'Oreal Paris Matte Morphose Foundation.
Now set the foundation by pressing — not dusting — pressed powder into your skin. You should use a shade that matches your skin tone or opt for a translucent formula like Lakme Flawless Matte Complexion Compact.
Use a soft, natural blush to add color and dimension to the face without making it look harsh. Lightly dust a warm shade like Street Wear True Color Blush across the apples of cheeks.
Do up your eyes
To create the perfect canvas, conceal and powder the entire eyelid. Then apply a light-colored shadow, like the one in Rimmel Colour Rush Quad Eye Shadow, Shade Sun Safari, to the brow bone, center of the lid and inner corner of the eye.
Use a fluffy brush to blend a darker shadow from the same palate, I used the Kent TWMU4 Definition Brush to fill the shade into the outer corners of the eyes and crease.
To keep the look totally matte, use a small precision eyeliner brush like the Vega Eye Liner and add dark brown or black eye liner like Revlon Colorstay Creme Gel Eye Liner to define the eyes with a thin line of color as close to the lash line as possible.
Pretty up your lips
Use Basicare 4 NR Foundation Wedges, Triangle Sponges to dab cream concealer all over your lips. This will help the color stay on longer.
Then apply your favorite matte lipstick. We suggest you keep kept the look understated and pale with Faces Ultime Pro Longwear Matte Lipstick, Shade Ultime-Peach-Blush.
You could wear it directly or use the Roots Lip Liner Brush to apply the formula with precision. It’s also a great tool to correct the shape of your lips if needed.
For the final mattifying touch, dust your lips with loose powder. This will not just keep your lippie firmly in place but also give a lovely matte effect.
By makeup artist Arshis Javeri (www.arshisjaveri.com)
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