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Beauty Cheats

by BY RIDHIMA SAPRE for ELLE.IN

SONAM KAPOOR'S PERFECT ARCHES

To start with, you definitely need a person who understands your face shape and threads your brows accordingly. Once the groundwork is done, you can tweeze any extras if necessary. To shape, use a small, stiff angled brush with dark brown eyeshadow (avoid black as it can end up looking unnatural), and using short, feathered strokes in the direction of growth, fill in any gaps and define the edges. A bit of highlighter just below the brows, on the bone, will help add definition.

Bobbi Brown Dark Brow Kit, price on request

Maybelline New York Dream Lumi Touch Illuminating Concealer,Rs 500

M.A.C Brow Set, Rs 850

 

KIM KARDASHIAN'S CONTOURED CHEEKS

Kim K’s face is a make-up masterclass. We’re not saying she doesn’t look pretty without the pancake (some would argue she looks better), but her iconic look is great to pick up pointers on face shaping. Remember this basic rule: go brighter in the centre of your face (that’s around your nose) and darker at the outer edges. Use your bronzer on the outer edge of your face making a “3” – a half moon from your temple to the centre of your cheek, below the bone, and then another from the centre and out, along your jaw. Dot the bridge of your nose and cheekbones with highlighter, and then blend like your life depended on it till it’s all seamless.

The Body Shop Blusher Brush, Rs 795

Chanel Camelia de Plumes Highlighting Powder, price on request

Lakmé Absolute Sun Kissed Bronzer, Rs 350

 

EMMA STONE'S BIG EYES

This one’s a doozy. All you need is white pencil liner, black (or dark) liquid liner, loads of mascara and relatively steady hands. Rim your waterline with the white pencil on the top and bottom lid. With the liquid liner, create an elongated wing on top, sticking as close to the lashes as you can, and repeat on the bottom lid. Finish with two to three coats of mascara, pushing the wand in for a few seconds each time you reach the tips of the lashes for a curling effect.

Lancôme Artliner, Rs 2,320

Lakmé Eyeconic White, Rs 250

Maybelline New York Falsies Big Eyes Mascara, Rs 599