Bollywood actress, Sonam Kapoor, was the epitome of red carpet glamour in her Elie Saab Couture gown for the screening of ‘The Homesman’ during the Cannes Film Festival. As a counterpoint to her voluminous gown, the L’Oréal Paris ambassador styled her hair into a faux bob with flapper girl waves. Mixing the eras, Sonam opted for a 60s makeup inspiration with bold red lips and heavy lush lashes.
Here’s how you can master her vintage updo in just a few steps.
Step 1: First section the crown into a triangular shape with a defined side part. Next, wrap this section around a small-barrelled curling iron, holding it a forward angle and securing each curl with a pin.
Step 2: Curl the remainder of your hair into loose curls. There’s no need to pin down these curls.
Step 3: Remove the hair clips from the top and brush out the curls into an S-wave pattern.
Step 4: For long hair, gather strands into a low ponytail and twist into a faux bob.
Step 5: For a finishing touch, spritz on some hairspray for extra hold and accessorize with a jewelled hairband just above the eyebrows for the flapper girl look.
Here’s a behind the scenes look at Sonam getting ready for the red carpet:
For her second appearance on the Cannes red carpet, Sonam Kapoor stunned in a traditional Anamika Khanna ensemble. The modern take on the traditional Indian sari featured intricate floral embroidery and a beautiful mesh overlay. No one does Indian fashion and glamour quite like Sonam and she accessorized the look with a pearl and gold choker and smoldering eye makeup. If you’d to give her smokey eye look a try, here’s how:
Start on a bare, clean eyelid to achieve the perfect result.
Apply a wash of chocolate brown eyeshadow to the base of your eyelids. Then using an angled brush, blend the pigment up towards your brow bone. For a softer, more natural-looking finish, use the same chocolate eyeshadow to define your eyebrows.
Trace a kohl pencil along the upper and lower lash lines to define the shape of your eyes. The trick is to draw the line as close to your lash line as possible. Using a clean brush smudge the liner out to create a smokey effect.
Coat your upper and lower lashes with black mascara. Two coats will give a slightly heavier look. You can try false lashes for a more glamorous effect.
Images and content courtesy of: L’Oreal Paris
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