While our social feeds may be chock-full of intense graphic eyeliner looks, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja is here to remind us of the undeniable charm of a simple kohl-rimmed eye. Sonam’s love for makeup stems from growing up around beauty icons as a little girl and is one of the Bollywood stars who never fails to serve up inspiration in the department. Her chiselled jawline and those to-die-for eye makeup are on the wishlist of many beauty fanatics.
The star recently took to IG to drop a bomb of a beauty look that featured a razor-sharp jawline, a nude lip, and smouldering, smoky eyes. The look is proof that no eye makeup is sexier or more glamorous than a smoky eye. And the best part? It looks great on all eye shapes, eye colours, and skin tones. Plus, the look works just as well during the day as at night. Want to replicate it for the festive events you’re planning to attend? Keep scrolling for your crash course to doing this artsy smokey eye makeup and celeb-approved hairdo. Trust us, you’re going to want to take notes.
A good base will set the rest of the makeup product up for success. First, prep your skin with a glow-boosting moisturiser. Then, buff a little layer of an illuminating serum-infused primer to retain max glow. Make sure you don’t forget the neck area. Use a damp sponge for foundation to get a flawless finish. Dot and blend concealer under the eyes and on any scars or blemishes you wish to cover.
Brush your brows in place. Then, use a brow pencil to draw thin, hairline strokes and fill any sparse areas. Then, comb through them with a clear gel.
Smooth the eye primer across the lids and let it set. Next, apply a nude eyeshadow with a medium shadow brush to create a base for the smoky eye. You can take a little bit of matte brown colour to just blend on the outer corner of the eye. Grab a black kohl and apply it on the lower lash line as well as the upper lash line. Apply it as an eyeliner on the upper lash line and smoke it out using a fluffy brush. Then, take some brown eyeshadow on a precise eyeshadow brush to smoke out the kohl on the lower lash line. To finish the eye, coot the lashes with mascara and stick on a pair of fluttery false eyelashes.
Add warmth to your face by using a bronzing powder across the temples, hairline and jawline, and sculpt the face by applying the cream contour along the hollows of your cheeks. Then, pop an illuminating blush on the apple of your cheeks.
Apply a peachy cream blush on the apple of your cheeks, directed towards your temples. Then, use a highlighting powder on the high points of your face.
Line your lips with a pink-toned lip pencil and then apply a satin lipstick in the same hue all over your lips.
Smoothen out the locks using a hair straightener. We suggest using a hair gel to keep those frizz and flyaways at bay and ace the slick look. Now, middle part your hair and divide the ponytail into two separate sections. Twist both sections and then wrap them together with a rubber band. For some extra gleam, spritz a shining spray.
We can’t wait to see her next celebrity beauty look!
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