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Get a Makeover this Valentine


Taking good care of skin is the first step towards successfully creating any desired make-up look. Bollywood hair and make-up expert says, “The key to romantic makeup is flawless dewy skin, so be sure to keep the skin hydrated.” As Valentine’s day is fast approaching, Taluja shares simple steps to look gorgeous.

Apply a citrus-based colour corrector to counteract under eye blue/purple undertones and neutralise any unwanted red tones, such as spots and blemishes. Use in conjunction with the apricot shade to further brighten and even the skin tone.

Next, apply a light-reflecting sheer liquid foundation and use a concealer only where you need it most. If you have a particularly oily T-zone, dust with translucent powder to set.

Apply a blend of sandy beige and pink powder blush to the apples of your cheeks and blend along the cheekbone. To add some extra warmth to skin, finish with a light dusting of bronzer along the edges of your face and gently across the bridge of the nose, where the sunlight would naturally fall.

Brush on neutral beige eyeshadow and blend shimmery mocha eyeshadow on top, working it from the lash line to the socket crease. For a more sultry look, blend plum eyeshadow into the hollow of the socket focusing on the outer corners. Using a fine eyeliner brush, apply a thin line of shimmery mocha shadow just under the roots of the lower lashes and blend to touch in the inner corners to open up your eyes.

Draw along the upper lash line with a black eyeliner pencil and thicken the line gradually from the middle of the eyelid towards the outer corner of the eye, extending it slightly beyond the eye and curving it upwards to create a subtle flick. Draw along the inner rim of the lower lid to elongate the eye. Curl lashes and apply mascara.

Apply silky lip gloss in shell pink for a touch of colour and a glossy finish. Try any bright colour like pink, red or orange.