“I prefer women with opinions. Not cookie-cutter Barbie dolls,” declares Elton, as he empties out his own vanity! The master of faces behind Bollywood’s-Walk-of-Fame at this very moment is letting us peek, nay, paw our way as he gives us a low-down on his beauty regime. Two tubes of lipstick, three concealers, paper (not the kind you’re thinking of though) ….Take note gentlemen.
The makeup genius starts his daily routine by applying Organic Harvest Retention Hydrating Gel followed by Kiehl’s Men’s Oil Eliminator 24-Hour Anti-Shine Moisturizer. ‘Since I have an oily face and this formula leaves my skin so soft and matte’. He waits a bit for it to let it set, then a light dab of Organic Harvest Sunscreen Gel SPF -15 - and he’s ready to go! “This sunscreen is my holy-grail. It never leaves a residue!” Trust us we tried it and this quick-drying, gel based formulation is just what you need as your go-to to beat the Mumbai heat.
When asked who he’d love to work with, he simply giggles saying, “No prima-donna’s please!” Enter FOTD - Inglot YSM Cream Foundation-Shade 53 as base. Being experimental isn’t new, we knew so this one’s his latest muse followed by drugstore-find PAC Concealer Crayon-M23 & M25. Since he’s baring it ALL for us he adds, “Sometimes if I’m feeling more dressy than usual, I wear a third concealer on top”.This time fan-fave NYX Professional Makeup HD Photogenic Concealer Wand Nutmeg steals the limelight. Now contouring like an absolute-pro means he’s making the rules. M.A.C Bronzing Powder – Bronze is his choice for a sheer, sun kissed effect. Its light reflecting pigments enhance the skin tone even more.
The dewy-no makeup look took off the runway this spring and he gets his shimmery dose sans a highlighter, can you believe it! He pulls out Clarin’s Beauty Flash Balm to eliminate signs of fatigue in a flash. The ultimate pick-me-up for tired skin, might we add, he rubs it over his cheek bones and on the tip of the nose for a fresh-glow. Elton says, “Eye brows shape the face, and almost everyone ignores that.”He uses Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade for his perfectly precise brows and creates his oh-so-striking arches with MAC’s Big Brow Pencil. “Mascara is non-negotiable” and just like that another pearl of wisdom is dropped - Boom. Depending on how groovy he’s feeling it’s either Givenchy’s Phenomen’Eyes Mascara or Maybelline New York’s Lash Sensational Mascara to work up the drama.
Being the brand ambassador for Maybelline New York, we had to ask his all-time favourite product launched yet. Maybelline New York Colossal Kajal Super Black was the instant response. To complete the routine, lipstick, as astonishing as it sounds. His poison? MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil and Maybelline New York Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick – Daringly Nude 655. To apply he says, “Dip the spooly into the capsule, dab the little that’s on the applicator with your bare fingertips and spread it evenly on the lips. It’s not too heavy then”.
He finishes off his wet-look with just three products, a hairbrush, Sebastian Professional Craft Clay and hair spray!
That’s it! Makeup makeover by Elton Fernandez done!