by Aarti Kapur Singh
Here is how to achieve natural makeup look like style diva Jacqueline Fernandez!
Beauty queen Jacqueline Fernandez first hit the Indian glamour scene after winning Miss Sri Lanka Universe in 2006. She has since entered Bollywood as a film actress. When actresses choose to OD on the makeup, Jacqueline chooses to look clean. She believes in flaunting her natural beauty rather than looking caked. The ploy sure works – because it enhances Jackie’s naturally beautiful skin and gorgeous features. She has the best hair ever, and loves to leave them loose. Jackie is known to avoid even a beauty cream; just water keeps her skin fresh and hydrated.
Jacqueline Fernandez without makeup is no less of a stunner! And here are some steps you can follow to achieve that naturally fresh look a la Jacqueline.
In order to make your makeup blend in easily, first wash your face with a cleanser and gently exfoliate it with a towel. This is the most basic preparation for makeup looks of all sorts.
When it comes to going for the natural appearance, moisturizing becomes even more important. It gives your face natural softness and also ensures that make-up goes on smoother without leaving your skin patchy. Dry or flaky skin can make it obvious that you’ve got product on. You can use a tinted moisturizer or a good BB or CC cream. If it has sun-protection qualities, even better!
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The cardinal rule of the natural look is to use minimal products and always blend them. Here is how you can deal with your skin, eyes and lips.
A. Skin: Jacqueline has been naturally gifted with a clear complexion. To get a naturally glowing face like hers, despite having patchy skin, apply a liquid based foundation that is dermatologically tested safe for all skin types. Also pick a variant that is slightly lighter to your skin tone. If your skin gets shiny, follow with an oil-absorbing powder. If your skin is very oily, skip using a moisturizer and only use BB cream and powder. Next, add a light coat of color to your cheeks to get the perfect pink rosy cheeks. Pick a blush that easily blends on the skin.
B. Eyes: Make heads turn with those sexy eyes by making them look wide open and bright. For that apply a thick black eye line with a pencil liner to get the perfect shape and apply some shimmering nude or beige eye shadow on your eyelids. Brownish tint enhances your eyes’ natural contours without showing up as shadow. Opt for an eye-shadow that is slightly darker than your skin and brush it into the creases and along the lower lashes to make sure there are no hard edges. Tight-lining the lower lid with a white eye-pencil is also a great way to make your eyes pop. For extra eye brightening, apply eye shimmer to the centres of the lids, the brow bones, and the inner corners of the eyes. This will make your eyes look awake and bigger, giving a natural-glowing look. You may line your lower lash line with a long-stay kajal and finish the look with mascara for luscious long lashes a la Jacqueline. Mascara gives a fuller look to the lashes without making it too obvious. Of course, make sure you don’t leave any clumps behind.
C. Lips: The lips are the best feature of the face that stand out perfectly when highlighted well. For a naturally supple look, exfoliate lips well with homemade cream and a soft washcloth. Anything you put on cracked lips will show and look unseemly. Next, choose a neutral lip color. A lip balm keeps you lips moisturized and gives it a good base for the lipstick. If you want a deeper color on the lips, apply a subtle pink or neutral lipstick. Avoid matte or ultra-shiny textures that make it very apparent that you’ve used product. Instead go for tinted balms with a hint of color that goes with the natural shade of your lips.
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