Charmaine Rao Soares, make-up artist for Yves Saint Laurent (YSL), first prepped model Ieva Kuzma’s face with cleansing water and Top Secrets make-up base to help the make-up stay on longer. She then used Teint Radiance foundation to even out Kuzma’s skin tone and then added Touche Éclat as a highlighter. She finished the look with loose powder. The pink eyes are YSL’s new spring look and she achieved that with the 5 Colour Harmony for Eyes, shade No. 10. She used light pink all over the lid, the bright pink on the crease of the lid and topped with the brownish pink shade in the palette. She smudged a black kohl pencil close to the lashes and finished off with Volume False Lash Effect Noir Radical mascara. For a touch of pink she used Crème Blush on the cheeks and Rouge Pur Couture on the lips. For the second look in blue, Soares used Eye Shadow Duo 25 and for the green eyes she used 5 Colour Harmony for Eyes, shade No. 6. The rest of the look remained the same. To take the spotlight from the eyes to the lips, Soares left the eyes light with the yellow from 5 Colour Harmony for Eyes, shade No. 7 and filled the lips with Rouge Volupte, a creamy coral shade.
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1. Bling it on: Purple sequinned jumpsuit, Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna, Rs 29,500; yellow envelope clutch with turquoise embellishment, Creo, Rs 3,333; coloured perspex headband, Little Shilpa, Rs 5,000 onwards; rectangular-cut crystal bracelet, Creo, Rs 4,500; flat sandal in patent calfskin, with flower in handpainted metal and patent calfskin, Christian Dior, Rs 36,000. 2. Flower girl: Orange chiffon dress, Nachiket Barve, approx. Rs 9,950; nude and orange pumps, Charles and Keith, Rs 2,199; and perspex and floral headband, Little Shilpa, Rs 5,000 onwards. 3. Working it: Pink jacket with black lapel, Zara, Rs 8,990; pink cropped trousers, Zara, Rs 4,590; yellow briefcase, James Ferreira, Rs 4,000; pink floral ring with crystals, Swarovski, Rs 14,000; and black suede pumps, model’s own. 4. See Green: Emerald green dress, James Ferreira, Rs 9,500; multi-strand yellow beaded bib necklace, Creo, Rs 5,950; animal print clutch, Jimmy Choo, Rs 26,000; high-rise, tie up stilettos, Tommy Hilfiger, Rs 4,499. 5. True blue: Electric blue dress, Diesel, Rs 10,595; black stilettos with neon green elastic mesh strap, Jimmy Choo, Rs 35,500; and orange clutch, Zara, Rs 5,990.
Charles and Keith: All stores in Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi.
Christian Dior: Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, Colaba, Mumbai; and DLF Emporio mall, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi.
Creo: Kemps Corner, Mumbai.
Diesel: All stores in Bangalore, Mumbai and New Delhi.
James Ferreira: 47-G, Khotachiwadi, Girgaum, Mumbai.
Jimmy Choo: The Galleria, Nariman Point, Mumbai.
Little Shilpa: Bombay Electric, Colaba, Mumbai.
Nachiket Barve: Available on order, call 66912972.
Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna: Cue, D-19, Defence Colony, New Delhi.
Swarovski: At all Swarovski stores.
Tommy Hilfiger: At all Tommy Hilfiger stores.
Zara: Palladium, Lower Parel, Mumbai; and Select Citywalk mall, Saket, New Delhi.
Photographs by Himanshu Sheth
Model: Ieva Kuzma/Anima Creative Management, Mumbai
Styled by Ameeta Shankar & Rachana Nakra/Mint
Make-up: Charmaine Rao Soares/Yves Saint Laurent
Hair: Wendy Fernandes & Sugandh Dariya, Paul Mitchell
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