When it comes to the definition of smoldering exotic beauty, look no further than Freida Pinto. At a Jaeger-LeCoultre party at the 69th Venice Film Festival, she was stunning with a radiant complexion and incandescent smoky shadow that used a hint of brown to make her eyes sparkle even more. Celebrity makeup artist Fabiola tells us how to create this sophisticated look.
Step 1: Darker skin tones look best in golden-tinted foundations, since they make skin appear fresh and glowing. Apply a lightweight, creamy foundation, such as Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, with a moist sponge or foundation brush in areas where you need coverage.
Step 2: To make your eyes pop, use a slightly lighter highlighting concealer under them. Try:YSL Touche Éclat Radiant Touch.
Step 3: Using a blush brush and a subtle bronzer, like Benefit Hoola, contour your cheeks by drawing a figure 3 starting at the temple, dipping below the cheek and ending at the jawline. Apply a warm apricot blush, like Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Blissful, onto the apples of your cheeks.
Step 4: Prep your eyelids with an eye shadow primer, such as Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, to ensure that color will stay on without smearing or creasing. Then blend concealer over your eyelids to remove any hint of darkness or color. (You really want to start with a blank slate.)
Step 5: Apply a soft wash of peach nude eye shadow, like the one in Maybelline ExpertWear Eyeshadow in Sunbaked Neutrals, all over your lids.
Step 6: Using a soft black liner, rim the insides of your lower lash lines and trace your top lash lines. Then trace black eye shadow over these lines and smudge outward to create a tight, soft cat eye. Use a bit of golden-brown shadow to smudge out the top and bottom lines. Try:L’Oréal Infallible 24HR Eye Shadow in Eternal Black and Continuous Cocoa.
Step 7: Finish with two coats of black lengthening, thickening mascara on your top and bottom lashes. Try: Too Faced Lashgasm Mascara.
Step 8: Smooth a satiny coral-pink lipstick, like L’Oréal Colour Caresse by Colour Riche in Sunset Angora, onto lips to complete the look.
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About the Author:Karina Giglio is a lifestyle, beauty and health writer whose work has appeared in numerous national publications including Women’s Health, Washingtonian, Ladies Home Journal, OK!, Allure, Fitness, Marie Claire, Bride’s and The New York Post. She was a regular contributor to makeup.com, and her articles and blog posts can be found on prevention.com, dailyglow.com, yahoo.com and huffingtonpost.com. Karina has worked onstaff at Cosmopolitan and YM, as well as being part of the original Sephora.com launch team