Its Tutorial Thursday and today I’m doing a Kareena Kapoor inspired Heavy kohl eye makeup look which is her go-to look and has been seen on her on countless occasions. Many of you had requested a Kareena Kapoor look when I had done the Aishwarya Rai look last time so I decided to do this look today.
I hope you like it! Don’t forget to leave your comments below!
The look may not look *exactly* how it looks on her because her features are much different from mine and so is her skin tone! Her lower lash line has a much gentler curve(compared to mine) and her socket is much deeper. But I’ve tried to get as much of a likeness as possible! I always thought she wears jet black liner and kohl but on careful inspection, I realised just the kohl is jet black but the liner is a dark taupe-y brown and has a soft quality to it. Only the inner rims of the eyes are lined with an intense black which gives a dense appearance to her lashes as well.
Here are the products I’ve used for the eyes:
- NYX HD eye shadow base
- L’oreal Paris Infallible concealer (not pictured)
- MAC Naked Pigment
- Lakme Absolute kohl
- Bobbi Brown gel liner : Caviar Ink
- MAC Pro Long wear eye shadow : Legendary Black
- Bourjois Volume Glamour Max Mascara
Step-by-step Tutorial :
Step 1 : Prime the entire eye area including lower lash line, brow bone and inner corner.
Step 2 : Conceal using a stick concealer (it will help the pigment being used in the further steps to stick better). If you are worried about fall out, you can conceal the under eyes after finishing the look as well.
Step 3 : Blend the concealer well.
Step 4 : Apply a champagne-beige eye shadow all over the lid. I have used my favorite pigment MAC Naked for this step.
Step 5 : Tightline eyes with jet black kohl. Take the kohl all the way in to the inner tear duct to frame the eyes completely from the inner rims.
Step 6 : Apply a brownish black liner as close to the lids as possible to give a lush appearance to the lashes.
Step 7 : Wing out the liner at the outer corner using the liner making sure the wing merges with the lower lash line at the outer corner.
Step 8 : Apply a dark taupe brown eye shadow to the outer corner and a small section of the crease as shown. Kareena Kapoor’s eye makeup does not have the entire crease defined – only the outer corners and a small section of inner half of the crease is defined. Apply the same eye shadow to the outer half of the lower lash line too.
Step 9 : Blend the brown eye shadow taking care not to spread it too much. Use a fluffy angled brush for this step instead of a round brush to prevent over blending. Using a thin angled brush, apply the brown eye shadow over the liner on the upper lash line to soften it slightly and wing it at the outer corner.
Step 10 : Darken the portion of the upper lash line closest to the lash by adding a little kohl on a liner brush. Clean up any excess in the outer corner or in the under eye area. Apply some loose powder/compact under the brow bone to give it a neat look. You can finish off at this step by applying 2 coats of volumizing mascara or darken the liner further like I have for a more dramatic effect!
The lips and cheeks :
Kareena Kapoor is really warm toned and uses a warm apricot blush which is applied on the apples of the cheeks with a rather heavy hand. She pairs this look generally with a warm nude, dusty peach or coral lip color topped with some gloss.
I tried to get a similar effect but colors don’t appear as warm on me as I’m much cool toned compared to her and I ended up with a much pinker lip but I quite like this combo I’m wearing –
Products I used for the lips and cheeks :
- MAC Sunbasque blush – applied all the way from the apples of the cheeks to the hairline
- Mikyajy Baked blush Peach Twist – only on apples of the cheeks
- Colorbar Velvet Matte lipstick Over the top 1
- MAC Cremesheen lipglass Deelight
[note color=”#FFE4C4″]I hope you liked the tutorial! What would you like to see next? I already have a request for an everyday brown smokey eye from some of you. If you’d like to request a look, you can comment below or mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org![/note]