Beauty Makeup

 Party Angels

Rachna Virdi gets make-up masters to recommend classic looks to ace the party game.

The party season is finally here, making you feel like a million bucks! Illuminating lights, booming music, lip-smacking food and sips of delicious wine, all make up for a great party time. In the hustle-bustle of all things grooving, we know preparations for that ultimate party look are also secretly in full swing. But before getting to the party scene, it’s time for all you make-up enthusiasts to experiment with your looks to add a dash of excitement. Be it a house party, theme bash, sundowner pool party or a jam session, a classic party look makes you shine your brightest and gets you ready to party all night.


Kim Myung Jun, Head Make-up Artist, Etude House Global, decodes his favourite make-up look

Eyebrows: Take Drawing Eyebrow Pencil in Black and start by forming a shape, and then slowly filling your eyebrow in. Be careful not to make the inner starting of the eyebrow too dark and use a screw brush to manage the direction of the eyebrows.

Eyes: Now use the Play Color Eyes-Wine Party palette which consists of multiple shades of wine for an intoxicating look on a party night. First, apply the shade ‘camembert & brie’ to define the eyes. Pick out the ‘oak barrel’ shade and apply it all over the eyelids and blend. Move on to the ‘soulmate’ shade on the outer edge and blend it with the previous shade to give your eyes a dramatic pop. Repeat the same process on your lower lash line. Next, take the shade ‘wine burgundy’ and apply it on the middle and inner edge of the eyes.

For a clear and defined look, use the Play 101 Pencil in Black to draw along the eyeline and the waterline, using a brush for a sharp edge. Use the ‘bordeaux wine’ shade next to glam up that under eyeline area and apply it carefully on the outer edge of the eyes to give them a much deeper look. Finish up the look with Mirror Holic Liquid Eyes in a vivid red metallic colour, and apply it in the middle of your eyelids, blending it with your fingertip or the tip of your brush.

With the use of a hydrating base and pigmented colours, you will be able to achieve the perfect glitter eye make-up. Apply the Lash Perm Curl-Fix Mascara to make your look more glamorous, and use them on the lower lash line as well for added volume.

Face: Lastly, for a natural shimmer, apply Play 101 Stick in Rose Gold on the cheeks and blend well.

Stafford Braganza, National Make-up Artist, L’Oréal Paris, recreates this make-up look from the Paris Fashion Week

Skin: The first step to any make-up routine is good skincare. Keep it hassle-free and stick to the basics of cleansing, scrubbing and moisturising for well-prepped skin. Hydra Fresh Anti-Ox Creamy Foam and moisturiser duo is surely worth the try. It’s crucial to get rid of all the gunk and dead skin for a fresh canvas that you can play on.

Face: A light base with Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation is perfect for medium to high coverage. This is the one holy grail product that will keep your look flawless without any need for touch-ups. Use a warm-toned bronzer on the hollows of the cheekbones and below the jawline to add definition and bring out the chiselled look. Add Glow Mon Amour Highlighting Drops for a natural dewy appearance and top it up with Life’s a Peach Blush.

Eyes: Smokey eyes are the focus of this look. Smudge a black shadow on the mobile lid for that seamless smouldering effect. Blending is the key here, so make sure you have no harsh lines. Go all out drawing a winged eyeliner with Super Liner Gel Intenza Eyeliner and finish off with a generous coat of Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara to enhance the flutter.

Lips: Keeping the lips natural, use Rouge Signature Matte Liquid Lipstick. Choose to add a subtle pop making the overall make-up look fresh and effortless.

Finishing touch: Finally, lock it all in with Infallible Pro-Spray and use Set Make-up Extender setting spray.