As a Manish Malhotra showstopper at the Lakmé Fashion Week X FDCI Finale, Ananya Panday walked the ramp in a hand embroidered gown with scoop neck and hearts all over. The classic palette of black, white and red paved way for a classic makeup. On a cloud skin face, the eyes were minimally done with brown tones for definition and lots of clear gloss. The highlight of the look were her plump and juicy rouge lips. Her hair in chocolate brown were diffused with soft beachy waves, tucked away from the face. This makeup look is super easy to create and will never fail to last an impression. Here’s a decode of the look, with editor’s favourite products:

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Primer: After cleansing the face and finishing off the skincare, begin the makeup with a primer. For a cloud skin look, which is a semi matte finish, go for a pore tightening primer rather than a strobe cream (which is usually my pick).

e.l.f. Cosmetics Poreless Putty Primer – Universal Sheer, INR 750

Foundation: Seamlessly blend the foundation to perfect the base for further steps and create a soft matte look.

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation, INR 4,025

Concealer: Under the eyes and wherever required, dab in your concealer in a manner that gives off a lifted countenance and a clean base.

Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Multi Use Sculpting Concealer, INR 2,350

Setting Powder: An essential step in baking and packing your under eyes and other areas in applying a thin layer of loose setting powder to last your makeup longer, making it melt proof and create a sheen on skin.

Huda Beauty Easy Bake Loose Setting Powder Mini, INR 1,650

Bronzer: A little soft contouring goes a long way in creating depth and highlighting the high points of the face, making it appear more structured. For a warmer complexion with matte finish a powder bronzer will do the trick.

Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzer – Brown, INR 3,100

Blush: A touch of powder blush over the cheeks will further enhance the mattish-warm look. A shade with peachy notes and deep pink will highly compliment the overall look and bold lips.

Bobbi Brown Blush – Clementine, INR 3,900

Highlighter: While matte is the memo for the look, a little peck of shine with a highlighter will create a halo look. Powder some highlighter with a fan brush to blend the product into the skin and give a natural looking sheen.

M.A.C Mineralize Skinfinish- Global Glow, INR 3,200


Soft Brown Smoky: Take a little brown eyeshadow on a blending brush and glide along upper and lower lash line creating a diffused, smoky look that will lend definition to the eyes.

Manish Malhotra 9 In 1 Eyeshadow Palette- Soiree, INR 1,850

Clear Gloss: For the effortless high-shine, glossy eyelids all you need is some clear lip gloss. Glide over the lids and it will do its job.

Gush Beauty Lip Gloss – Clear Glass, INR 750

Mascara: Pamper your lashes with curling strokes of black mascara to finish off the eye-makeup.

Typsy Beauty Drink And Blink Mascara – Curling, INR 899

Brows: Tame them arches and create a natural looking pair of eyebrows with mini hair-like strokes drawn with a creamy product.

PAC SuperBrowww Cream, INR 645

Lips: The statement wear rouge lips is the most exciting part of the look with a finishing note to the dramatic makeup. Use a satin finish lipstick in a timeless shade of red to pull off an iconic runway look.

Givenchy Le Rouge Deep Velvet Lipstick, N36 L’Interdit, INR 3,625