Entrepreneur Sharnamli Mehra Adhar Teaches You How to Take Your Makeup From Day to Night


My mornings are by far the busiest part of my day. I shuffle between settling my baby into his routine and getting dressed for work. So I don’t have the luxury of spending half an hour on make-up. I start by scrubbing my face and then moisturising it. Next, I apply concealer to cover up imperfections and even out my skin tone. Then, some blush to add a natural colour to my cheeks. I finish if off with a hydrating lip balm.

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The afternoon is usually when I have a lunch meeting with my team. At this point, I use setting powder to keep the shine at bay. I also build on my look by applying eyeliner and mascara to open the eyes up. I’m obsessed with extended eyeliner because I think it makes your eyes look bigger.

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On most evenings, I’m attending a fashion soiree somewhere in the city. Events like these always involve a lot of socialising and my muted day look isn’t really appropriate. So I first add some highlighter to the high points of my cheekbones, this instantly takes the look from day to night. After that, I refresh my blush and pull the look together with a bold coloured lip. Bright lip colours naturally brighten up your face so I always opt for one in a shade of pink.

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At night, my look transitions into a bold one. I usually wear a smokey eye in a combination of blacks, browns, golds and tans to add some intensity. I always add bronzer because that automatically creates depth, and it also looks like I’ve spent a fair amount of time getting dressed for this event. For the final touch, I add a bright, tangy red lip.

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