How To Get Ileana’s Smokin’ Hot Evening Look
While I agree that neutral smokey eyes, nude lips and luminous skin are fail-safe beauty looks for the evening, I love it when Bollywood celebrities take a bold approach to make-up. Just like Ileana D’Cruz did when she attended The Aditya Birla Awards 2015 recently. Her fierce smokey eyes are a worthy party look, especially for that fabulous dress you’re planning to wear on New Year’s Eve.
Follow our step-by-step guide below to cop her look:
@ileana_official at Aditya Birla Awards ?, she’s looking so perfect and unique ❤️ #ileanadcruz #bollywood #hindi #india A photo posted by Ileana D’Cruz FanClub (@ileanadcruzteam) on
1. Prep up
The number one rule for flawless make-up application is to get your base right. Whether you want a matte finish or luminous skin, always start with a light moisturiser. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream works really well in hydrating skin and prevents it from getting oily.
2. Smoke it up
This look is all about the eyes, and I think Bobbi Brown’s Intense Pigment Liner in Black Plum will work really well. Dab some Off-Black — the dark plummy colour in the palette — all over your lids going up to the crease. Then use the dark grey shade and blend in a V-shape around the crease line. This is a fierce smokey eye, so go all the way into the inner corners of the eyes but stop short of going up to the brow bone. The best part about this look is that you don’t need to have an arsenal of make-up brushes to recreate it. You can even use your fingers to apply the eyeshadow and blend it with a Q-tip. Using an angled brush, line the lower lashline with Off Black. Skip kohl and apply two coats of Maybelline Great Lash Mascara.
Bobbi Brown Intense Pigment Liner in Black Plum (Rs 2,410)
3. Power Brows
Brush your eyebrows upwards using a spool, then fill it in with Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow Pomade. Set it in place with clear mascara.
This is a sharp look, so bring out those angular cheek bones with some fine contouring and highlighting using Nyx Cosmetics 3C Conceal Correct Contour Palette.
Honestly, I’m a little bored of the smokey eyes + nude lips combination, which is why Ileana’s coral lips are a refreshing change. Also, the coral prevents this look from slipping into goth territory. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Kiss Me Coral is a great choice to add some colour without looking overpowering.
Use a heat protectant and straighten your hair. Create a deep side part and bring all your hair to one side by pinning it up at the back neatly. Spray some Toni&Guy Classic Shine Gloss Serum to finish the look for some sleek, lustrous locks.