BY Ayesha Babar

Actress Sonam Kapoor made waves at the recently concluded Cannes Film Festival. Critics could not stop raving about her red carpet gowns, which were all custom-made pieces by Ralph and Russo, and her interesting makeup and hair choices. Travelling with her trusted makeup artist Namrata Soni, Sonam delivered one fresh look after another. We bring you her most celebrated makeup look, which she wore to the AmFAR Gala reception, which is one of the highlights of the film festival.

  1. Smashbox primerAs Sonam has confessed in the past, she does not have the best skin in the business and has to prep and moisturise it, especially when travelling. I would suggest those with similar problems to use a facemask at home to take the dullness away before a big event.

  2. Once you have moisturised your skin thouroughly, apply a primer down the centre of your face and across your forehead. In the summer months especially, this will help the foundation adhere to the skin and prevent your t-zone from becoming an oil-field!

  3. Choose a light – medium coverage foundation, building it up in areas where your skin tone is more uneven and letting your skin breathe overall.mac-pigment-old-gold

  4. Instead of her usual smoky eye, Sonam has gone for a wash of colour on her eyelids with a single colour – a yellow-based gold eyeshadow.

  5. To create the shadowy wing that Sonam is sporting, use a liquid eyeliner to line the top lid and then go over that with a black eyeshadow, winging the shadow at the outer corners. This creates a more subtle wing that compliments the overallsoftness of the look. Finish the eyes with lining the waterline with a black eye-pencil.Laura mercier pink lipstick
  6. Avoid heavy contouring and instead of bronzey tones, apply a pink blush to the apples of the cheeks, taking it towards your ears.

  7. For the lips, choose a soft pink colour that compliments your skintone. Top it with a gloss in the same colour.

For added oomph, take inspiration from Sonam’s classic single braid hairdo, and you are all set to be the belle of the ball yourself!