Unleash the girl boss in you

Make-up has influenced women immensely, boosting their confidence and letting them express themselves. In the spirit of celebrating women, experts have decoded the “girl boss” looks of three iconic, inspiring women, who are role models for women around the world.

Oprah Winfrey

Make-up

* Apply foundation and contour the face to sharpen your features.

* Colour correct flaws and stress points.

* Opt for a beige lip liner and fill it in with a copper lip colour.

* Accentuate the eyes with a black liner and glue individual lashes at the outer corner of the lash line to achieve natural curls. Apply a thin line of kohl on the lower eyelid and blend it with reddish dark brown shadow to smoke up the eyes a bit.

* Define the brows with a dark brown brow shadow, apply brow gel to set the colour and add definition. Finish it with a mascara.

 Hair

* Cleanse your mane with shampoo and conditioner to give it a super-reflective shine.

* Gently apply a dollop of smoothening cream on wet hair to smoothen and soften the mane.

* Use a blow dryer attached with a diffuser on medium heat to dry the hair.

* Apply a coin-sized amount of shine mousse for that brilliant shine and glossy hair.​

Priyanka Chopra

Make-up

* To get smooth, even coverage, use a foundation and concealer.

* Use a good primer. Primers prevent shine, even out your skin tone and diffuse imperfections.

* Use a matte red lip colour to add a pop.

* Accentuate the overall look with soft smokey eyes and blend it with brown muted shades with a soft black eyeliner to create an ethereal vibe.

* Define the brows with a dark brow pencil. Add mascara to accentuate the lashes.

Hair

* Cleanse and condition your hair with a hydrating shampoo and conditioner.

* Apply a dollop of anti-frizz serum on towel-dried hair to control frizz and add shine.

* In case your hair texture is fine, use some amount of texturising mousse to make sure the hair doesn’t weigh down.

* Part the hair to an extreme left or right. Tie it in a low ponytail. Finish by using a hairspray for a texturised matte finish.

Michelle Obama

Make-up

* To get the morning-fresh face, use strobing to apply the base and primer.

* Use a nude eyeshadow and spread it all over the eyelids. Contour the eye area and opt for a black liner. Use a voluminous mascara for a touch of drama.

* Fill in the brows with an eyebrow pencil matching your hair colour.

* Keep the cheeks matte and go with a pale rose colour blush.

* For the lips, choose a baby pink lip gloss
 

Hair

* Cleanse and condition your mane with a high-shine shampoo and conditioner.

* Next, apply some straightening serum to keep your hair straight, smooth and manageable.

* Blow-dry section by section concentrating more on the ends to make sure you achieve a much bouncy look.

* Spot spray hairspray all over for that extra boost of shine and softness.

 

(Courtesy: Sushma Khan, national creative director, make-up Lakmé Salon & Audrey D’Souza, TIGI educator)

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