One of our readers requested Genelia D’Souza‘s makeup look in the 2011 Bollywood film “Force”, co-starring John Abraham– and I’m glad she asked, otherwise I would never have seen Genelia in this gorgeous avatar! I simply love her kohl-lined eyes… though I give props to any brave soul that would attempt those nudey-nude lips. Nude lips are very, very hard to do, because you’re always walking a fine line between cool and corpsey.
To get Genelia’s lip look, try MAC Lipstick in Blankety. If you have pigmented lips, prep with a lip pencil in a similar nude shade (specifics are not important as the pencil gets covered by the lippie; the point is to cancel out some of your natural lip color and to give the lipstick a base to adhere to).
On the cheeks, sweep a rusty-gold-bronze illuminating powder like MAC Iridescent Powder in Golden Bronze from the apples of the cheeks, then darker into the cheekbones. This powder gives you a two-in-one effect of highlighting and sculpting.
For the eyes, use your favorite eye pencil or gel eyeliner (like MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack) to line the upper and lower waterlines as well as the upper and lower lashlines. You’ll have to be generous with the dark eyeliner, so be sure to prep well with concealer under your eyes first. Finish by curling lashes and applying lots of mascara. If you’d like, use a dark brown eyeshadow to darken the brows like Genelia’s.
And that’s you finished! But the most important part of this look is that dazzling smile– don’t forget to keep wearing it!