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After: Anu Menon

For someone who would rarely wear makeup—never mind experiment with it—Anu fully embraced the addition of foundation and eye shadow, happy to learn how to play up her eyes with warm browns and ready to dive back into her makeup palette to try other tones. Her new strategy adds about 10 minutes to her morning routine: “This definitely takes more effort and time but nothing that can’t be possible with a little planning and, of course, practice,” says Anu, who adds: “I love the results. Definitely makes me look more pulled-together.”


1. Using fingers, apply foundation, then blend with a damp makeup sponge. 2. Brush on taupe shadow from the Maybelline palette. 3. Using an angled brush, line the upper lids with the dark green color from the palette, “smooshing” the color, says Rae, into the top lash line. 4. To warm up the eyes and create definition, apply slightly shimmery bronze color from the Color Workshop palette in the creases of the eyelids. 5. Curl lashes, then brush mascara on the top lashes. (Skipping the lower lashes will look more natural, less “done.”) 6. Lightly line the outer halves of the bottom lids with the dark green shadow. 7. Dab concealer under the eyes. 8. Apply shimmery pink blush from the Color Workshop palette. 9. Brush loose powder over the face to set the look.

See Anu’s own photograph of herself, post-makeover.

(Elinor Carucci)

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