The Oriental look adds an element of exotica and is perfect to adorn for cocktail parties. It includes lot of colours and requires you to pay special attention to hair to get the look right.
• First take the concealer followed by a pancake and translucent powder. Match it to the skin colour for natural finish or go for one shade fairer uplifting the tone.
• Clean the brow and add a light and bright shimmering colour eye shadow.
• Apply the eyeliner with wing effect from top to bottom.
• Add kohl in the lower eye lid along with mascara on the eyelashes for better definition. Apply blush on temples and cheek bones and end the look with a lip liner for defined lips along with a lipstick of long lasting colour and gloss.
Divide hair in two parts E2E (ear to ear) in the front section and the back section. Create pony tail between the back section of the parting and above the ear, keeping a semi-circular effect.
• Push all the hair below ear towards one side creating one sided pony clipping it with pins and not rubber band.
• The section from forehead to E2E, create a side parting or whichever one prefers making a side swap.
• Back comb the hair that is in the ponytail and which is clipped to enhance the hairstyle.
• Add flowers and straws for the Oriental effect.
Chic out of the bed look
For this sultry appeal, keep the hair dramatic and large and makeup nude and subtle.
• Apply the foundation, translucent powder and concealer (if required).
• Add the blush on cheeks and use light peach and pink as eye shadow.
• Use kohl as definer to the lower eye lid and light mascara for effect.
• Apply gloss on lips for sheer effect.
• Divide hair in two parts, forehead to E2E and E2E to occipital bone
• Defuse dry the back section of hair with a diffuser and once done back comb lightly for height and better formation of the style.
• In the front section, defuse dry towards the ears and in the centre, blow-dry straight to create evenness to the face.
The 70's show
Popularised by Deepika Padukone in Om Shanti Om, this look has the softness yet the glam appeal to lighten up your special day.
• Apply the concealer, pancake and translucent powder in same order.
• Clean the brows, apply any matte coloured eye-shadow matching the dress. Apply shimmer eyeliner double the size of the black liner.
• The black eye liner should be applied with the winged effect and mascara. This look is a no kohl look; instead use highlighter of brown colour.
• Let the blush sweep the entire cheek.
• Lastly, use dark and bright colour lipstick for prominence.
• Divide hair in two parts, forehead to E2E and E2E to occipital bone.
• Further divide the E2E to occipital bone section in two halves top and bottom.
• Start tonging the bottom half and make a pony tail with the top half of the hair. Add the roller hair pieces in a flower shape keeping the pony tail hair in the centre of the flower. Tong the pony tail hair also.
• Remember, the E2E and forehead section needs to be parted on the side tonging them and clipping them lightly for effect.
• Add accessories as seen in the picture to add the final dash of glamour.
A traditional twist
This look is a fusion of Arabian nights meets Indian and oozes sensuous appeal to the hilt.
• Apply concealer, pancake and translucent powder.
• Clean the brow and add black colour eye shadow to the concave shape of the top eye lid. Smudge it lightly towards the brow area.
• Use heavy mascara followed by kohl in lower lid.
• Smudge it towards both the sides, creating a winged effect.
• Use highlighter from the arch area to the end of the brow.
• Add blush on the cheek bone and temples to create a sharp effect.
• Apply deep lip colour as the Egyptian's ladies do for lip enhancement.
• Blow-dry your hair. Section your hair from forehead to E2E and E2E to occipital bone.
• Back comb from E2E to occipital bone for a bouffant style effect.
• Make centre parting in the forehead section by lightly back combing it.
• Add accessories like mang tikka for the Indian touch.
Photography by Ram Balmur, Models- Nondini Dhawan, Munira and Sherie Makeup and Hairdo- Maushmi Dhawan, Location-Beautiful Secrets Salon