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Punk it up

fashion and trends Updated: May 16, 2013 19:24 IST
Shweta Mehta
Shweta Mehta
Hindustan Times
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We didn’t think punk would be making a comeback anytime soon, but as one A-lister after another strutted their stuff at the recent Met Gala, it’s back on the radar. Celebrities at the event may have had a little help from US Vogue editor Anna Wintour, who approved all their outfits. Here’s what you need to know about wearing the theme, in terms of make-up and dressing.

Make-up like Miley Cyrus
Virginia Holmes, co-owner, Fat Mu Make Up Academy, decodes Miley’s look at the event. Here’s how you can get it too:

A flawless base is essential so try Elizabeth Arden’s Flawless Finish Bare Perfection range or L'Oréal’s True Match Mineral bases.

For illumination on cheeks, Revlon’s Skinlights on the cheekbones will give you that beautiful sheen for a red carpet feel. For extra oomph, try Benefit’s Highbeam.

For eyes, you need a fantastic eye shadow quad. Chanel has the Les 4 Ombres range that’s great for Indian skin; 38 Premier Regard is the one to get. Great colours and essential black are the shades you’ll need to achieve this punk look.

For lashes, try Maybelline’s Illegal Length mascara or Shiseido’s Perfect Mascara Defining Volume. Lashes should be curled first, and then at least two layers of mascara used.
n To groom and define eyebrows, use M.A.C’s brow pencils lightly. Don’t be too heavy-handed.

Get the look right
While some stars got the look down to a pat, others were not so successful. Designer Rocky S shares some tips for you to nail the punk style.
Try a completely new, punk-appropriate hair colour.
Go vintage.
Opt for a different colour than the obvious, for example, a blue tuxedo instead of the regular black.
Don’t go overboard while trying to stick to the theme.
It isn’t necessary to include studded belts, rivets, leather, brightly coloured prints and spiky hairdos.
Detailing is good, but mixing and matching everything is a strict no-no.