British model and television actress Sapna Pabbi made her film debut last month with the erotic thriller Khamoshiyan. Better known for her role as Kiran Rathod in espionage drama television series 24, the actress is a self confessed fan of veteran actress Rekha and superstar Shah Rukh Khan. The film also marked the Bollywood debut of popular television actor Gurmeet Choudhary and also stars Ali Fazal. Here's how the story goes; Heartbroken and uninspired novelist Kabir (Ali Fazal) sets off on a soul searching journey to find a purpose in life. He finds solace in the arms of damsel-in-distress Meera (Sapna Pabbi), who runs a deserted hotel. He believes she's the inspiration to start afresh but things are not like they seem….
The supernatural erotica has steamy and bold scenes aplenty, all of them featuring Sapna as a conniving seductress who likes to play mind games. Meanwhile, Gurmeet Choudhary plays Meera's long suffering husband Jaidev.
Sapna sports a unique, 'good girl-gone deliciously bad' look in the movie. I personally loved the transformation, and as a makeup artist I see so much potential for change in the women I meet. This tutorial is dedicated to helping you master the girl-next-door transforms into a glam diva routine. Most Indian women—like Sapna—have a graceful demeanor and wholesome "girl next door" beauty quotient. Their personal style is classic with an easygoing kind of flamboyance. When I talk to them about makeup, I get the impression that necessity over luxury almost always wins; most of them suffer from skin concerns such as acne, pigmentation or uneven skin tone, and all their beauty efforts are focused on covering this up. Many makeup artists also use cosmetics to camouflage but it's important for women to discover that cosmetics can do much more than just cover up problems. It's time to update your look with the host of modern textures and colors and keep your look modern.
Transform in eight easy steps
After moisturizing your face, apply a primer. Dermalogica SkinPerfect Primer SPF 30 provides a beautiful opalescent sheen to skin, and the lightweight texture is a suitable alternative to an oil-based moisturizer for achieving a glowing complexion.
To build coverage, start off by smoothing on Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation stippled onto ruddy, problem areas. Then spot-conceal with Bodyography Skin Perfecter Concealer.
Set your complexion with Natio Loose Powder and, use the same brush to sweep on NYX Professional Makeup High Definition Blush (a must-have in your makeup kit).
Eyebrows should frame and lift the face. Brush/draw on soft and full brows. Never underestimate the power of full brows to make you look at least five years younger! I generally fill brows and define them with Bodyography Essential Brow Trio.
Sweep Natio Cream Eye Shadow-Marshmallow across lids, from your lashes to brows. To shape your eyes like Sapna, complete with contours and highlights, also use neutral ivory and taupe shadows.
Line your top lashes with a black gel eyeliner. Winged eyeliner isn't the hardest thing in the world to grasp; it just takes practice and, above all else, conviction! Draw that line like you mean it! The slower you go, the shakier your hand and messier the job. It helps to do your liner before applying foundation because you can clean the edges with makeup remover and a cotton swab without messing up your base. Try Bodyography Gel Eye Liner. Go brown by day and black by night.
Now apply Ardell Runway Claudia Black Eye Lashes. Fold them in half before sticking them on the outer portion of your upper lids. Then layer on an ultra-black mascara. I simply love the lushness of the new Bodyography High Intensity Mascara.
Now my favorite part! L'Oreal Paris has launched several new shades of red for your new trademark pout. I'm in love with L'Oreal Paris Pure Reds Color Riche Collection - Freida Pinto. It gives you the perfect red lip. The modern velvety texture (often referred to as "liquid matte") drags the classic red lip kicking and screaming into 2015!
As a makeup artist it's moving to see someone be brave enough to remove all their makeup and expose—on camera—what they work every day to conceal. It is doubly inspiring to watch them spring to life once the makeup is done, even though it's not what they're accustomed to.
By makeup artist Arshis Javeri (www.arshisjaveri.com)