There’s no denying that model Gigi Hadid has been genetically blessed, but her good genes certainly can’t be held solely responsible for her flawless red carpet makeup.
Thankfully for the rest of us non-models, there are a few beauty tricks and techniques at play, which we can all incorporate into our own makeup routines for more powerful and polished beauty looks.
Here are a few things you can learn from Gigi Hadid.
Volumise those lashes
Lashes with the right amount of oomph can take any beauty look from everyday to electric - just take a look at Gigi’s eye makeup here for proof. To get the impact you’re after, you’re going to need a mascara that will give your lashes a healthy dose of volume without the dreaded clumping.
To up the ante on your lashes, try Maybelline New York Colossal Big Shot Mascara. The intensely black collagen formula coats lashes from root to tip, enhancing lash volume for eyes that pop with power in just one coat. Plus, this mascara can be layered without worrying about clumping.
Embrace a soft smoky eye
A soft wash of a single colour is always an excellent choice for a subtle eye makeup look, but if you really want to make a statement that’s somewhere between low-key and full-on smoke, try Gigi’s neutral smoky eye. By using light shades like beige and champagne, and pairing them with bronze and brown, you can give your eyes sultry definition that doesn’t overtake the rest of your makeup. For more of a winged effect, apply your shade from the outer corners and up instead of blending it around.
Make life easy for yourself by investing in a handy eyeshadow palette that holds all the shades you need. For a brown-based eye makeup look like Gigi’s here, we like Maybelline New York The Nudes Eye Shadow Palette; but if you want to try something a little different with your soft smoky eye by experimenting with some rose gold, burgundy or pink tones, use Maybelline New York Blushed Nudes Eye Shadow Palette.
Make a statement with a bold lip
When it comes to a powerful beauty look, there is no trick that works quite like a bold and vibrant lip colour. And lest you think a bold lip means fire engine red or a deep wine hue, Gigi shows us that any shade will do, so long as the colour is richly pigmented, and the application is flawless.
Keep a few shades of the Maybelline New York Color Jolt Intense Lip Paints in your beauty kit (there are eight colours in the range, so there’s plenty for you to choose from): Applied like a gloss, but featuring the intensity of a lipstick, the lippie packs a punch in the colour department, and will leave your lips feeling nourished and comfortable all day. The flocked tip also helps ensure you get that sharp, precise application you’re after.
Define your brows
A power brow equals a powerful beauty look, so don’t forget to give your eyebrows some extra definition when grooming them. Follow Gigi’s lead and ensure that when you shape and fill in your brows, you still maintain a natural finish. You want your faux brow hairs to look like actual hairs.
To do this, use Maybelline New York Brow Precise Micro Pencil to create gentle flicks to fill in any gaps. You can also use it to trace around the edges of your brow to give subtle definition.
Master that contour
You may associate the contouring technique with Kim Kardashian and her harsh brown and white lines, and deem it too hard to get into, but in reality a contour - whether subtle or intense - can enhance your angles and step your makeup up a notch. Here, a warm bronzer has been used on the underside of Gigi’s cheekbones to give her some fierce angles that don’t look too overdone. Simple, but effective - and not a harsh line in sight.
To copy her look, use a soft powder brush and the brown shade in the Maybelline New York Master Contour Palette and gently sweep the colour from your temple to down past your ear and all the way to the corner of your lip.
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Do you have any go-tricks for taking your makeup look to the next level? Please share them with us in the comment section below.
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