x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 19 January 2018

Top tips: that A-list look

Achieve red carpet glamour with these tips from Make Up For Ever.

Get the look: sunset shadow.
Get the look: sunset shadow.

Want to recreate the glamour of the A-list celebs walking the red carpet? Make Up For Ever, the principal partner of this year's Abu Dhabi Film Festival, shares secrets for that captivating look.


Get the look: ethereal glow

Step 1: Primer

Before using any make-up, apply HD Primer to your face and neck to unify the colour of your complexion.

Step 2: Cover

Blend HD Foundation all over the face, including the tops of your eyelids and neck, to give you the perfect coverage. Next, apply concealer and blend it around your eyes to cover dark circles.

Step 3: Contouring

In order to highlight your best features, use the Sculpting Kit, a set of two compact powders comprising a light shade and a darker one and designed to reshape the face. Using the dark shade in hollow areas reduces the size of the face, while the lighter tone can be applied to emphasise and highlight prominent features. For the glamorous look, contour and highlight the cheeks.

Step 4: Finish

Apply HD Blush on your cheeks with either a brush or sponge for a more intense effect. Finally, apply a small amount of HD Powder to the face - HD Powder minimises shine and lights up the complexion.


Get the look: sunset shadow

Step 1: Start by blending a Kohl pencil on your eyelid, then add eye shadow on top. Highlight your eyes by applying a light shade of eye shadow on the brow bone for contrast.

Step 2: Apply Kohl pencil at the base of the upper and lower lashes as well as the inner eyelid rim. Blend in the texture for a customised smoky effect.

Step 3: Apply Smoky Lash Mascara above and below the lashes. To prevent clumps, apply two to three coats in a row without waiting.


Get the look: luscious lips

With smokey eyes opt for nude lips or discreet colours. However, if you have light eye make-up, then go for strong colours such as red or fuschia. Finally, spray the Mist and Fix make-up to seal your make-up and keep it in place. Make sure to apply a highly pigmented lipstick with strong and long lasting effect such as the Rouge Artist Intense.