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Corallista Inspired LOTD: Sonam kapoor at Cannes 2014

I have always watched beauty gurus recreate looks that celebrities sported and I tried my hand at that for the first time again with a Sonam Kapoor at Cannes 2013. I managed to do a fairly decent job, I think. (I'll let you be the judge of that.)
This time Sonam Kapoor looked fantastic in some of her outfits. You would have read about that in oh so many blogs so I am not getting into the details. What I did like the most was the brown smoky eye and I wanted to try that and luckily Corallista had a tutorial up for that within days. So that's why this is a Corallista inspired look. I used all the tips and tricks she had talked about in her video. (click here to see it)
What I like about Corallista's videos is that she breaks it down and tells you why she is using a particular product for that look. She doesn't just mention what products are used. This made it easier for me to recreate it by keeping what she said in mind.

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Today I am trying something a bit different. I am not just telling you what products I used but giving a bit of an explanation. Kind of a tutorial. Just minus the stepwise pictures.

So here is the look.

  • For the base I started with a primer, NYX colour correcting primer. It is something I just picked up recently. My foundation is MAC StudioFix Fluid in NC 44. I used a sponge to blend it out. 
  • For concealer I used L'Oreal True match blendable concealer in N6-8 and MAC StudioFinish concealer in NW35 over that. The coverage that the two give is better than either or and I like that. I always use an eye cream below the concealer. I have used Clinique All About Eyes
  • While I waited for the foundation to settle I started with my eye makeup
  • I used NYX eyeshadow base in Skin Tone so that all my shadows stay on longer and show up better. 

  • For a black base I used the Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate and smudged it just till the crease. I also lined my water line with it.
  • The brown eyeshadow that I used to smudge blend everything out is MAC Dark edge. It has a satin finish. I smudged this under my waterline as well for the smoky effect.
  • Then I blended and blended like crazy. Here and there I did add some more black and brown till I was happy with the effect.
  • I highlighted the browbone slightly with IN2IT
  • After curling my eyelashes I used Lakme Eyeconic mascara. I have no experience with false lashes (that's where I need to venture next). And the eye makeup is done.
  • Coming back to the face. I wanted the makeup to last long so I layered products.
  • For contouring first I used TBS Bronzing gel in Honey Glow under the cheek bones. 
  • Corallista had mentioned that Sonam's blush was dusky pink. To get that effect I used MUA cream blush in Yummy. I used it just below the apple of the cheeks and extended into the contour. 
  • Then to finish the blush I used Lakme Rouge Blusher in Honey Bunch and brushed it over the contouring. 
  • To set all this I used Deborah Milano compact in 02.
  • For the lips I used a lip pencil first, Bourjois Levres Contour in Factieuse. It is a nudish colour. I topped this with a Tips and Toes Lip Gloss in Allure. This has peachy undertones.

my sister is in the background

with my super pretty sister!!
  This completes the look.

The outfit. You can see I started to get oily in about 4 hours.

So have I done justice to it?

What do you think?

miss kays


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