Beauty quick-fix: Jazz up with desi kohl

  • Snigdha Ahuja, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Feb 07, 2015 16:46 IST

For some of us, the quick application of kohl is all the make-up we need to perk up a dull morning. And, if a shade of soft charcoal could go a long way, imagine the charm of some colour play.

Teal waterline wonders: Our first pick to top classic black is an indulgent shade of green. Pick up a shade of turquoise for your waterline for a day event. If you are afraid to experiment opt for a soft teal. You can also balance the colour out by applying it only on the inner-corners of your eyes that curve towards the waterline.

All the whimsy of white: One of the biggest beauty trends of 2014 was the resurgence of white might for the eyes. From making one's eyes look bigger to adding whimsy to your look, white has its perks. Our tip? Avoid going for a chalky look and top your white with a matte silver for a more formal look.

The colour dare: Learn from celebrities such as Rihanna and Jessica Biel, who up the beauty quotient every time they step out. If you are in the mood for an all-eyes-on-me kind of a look, opt for a reverse cat-eye (under the lower lash line) in a baby blue or bright orange. Or, you could even go the abstract route. Fill in the waterline with black kohl and then brush your fingertips on an orange eyeshadow to apply to the inner corners of your eyes.

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