The new midlife crisis

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The new midlife crisis
#NaarisWhoInspire: Kangna ‘Queen’ Ranaut

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If Bollywood is criticized for its gloss, glamour, and body-shaming, it’s also appreciated for such inspiring actresses like Kangna Ranaut. From a small town non-English speaking background to taking London by storm with her thumkas, this feisty actress sure knows what it takes to be THE queen!

When she burst onto the Bollywood scene with her wild curls, petite frame and wide-eyed wonder, she quickly became a favourite with the masses. A series of candy floss movies later, she made a mark (and how!) with the blockbuster hit Queen.

One of the reasons she inspires us is her bindaas ‘like-I-care-a-damn’ attitude. From her fashion statements, bold lifestyle and affairs to her daring interviews, the pretty lady has managed to be as unconventional as they come.

When the Deepikas and Katrinas were hiding their roaring love stories, Kangna was flaunting hers. She not only talked about her romp with the much married Aditya Pancholi, but also spoke up during the alleged domestic abuse controversy with the former villain of Bollwyood.

While B-Town is a sucker for polished comments and accented English, here was a small town girl who spoke in broken English without bothering with the backlash. Even though she was panned by many, she stuck to her roots and made an impact. W.O.W!

The stunner doesn't require an A-list actor as her co-star, all she needs is a solid script and an outlet to unleash her acting chops. Yes, she has the most difficult job of carrying Tanu Weds Manu Returns on her able shoulders. We have complete faith that she would shine in the dual role of Tanuja and  Kusum. All the best, Ms Ranaut! Also, take a bow.

   
The new midlife crisis
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As Spotify declare that 42 is the age people start listening to chart music again, we examine the new rules of having a midlife crisis. How did we swap the Ferrari for Taylor Swift?

Wear it dry, and you’ve got your standard dusting of color—classic and predictable (in a good way). But wet! Wearing it wet opens a whole new world of opportunity. “What you’re doing is bringing out the pigmented nature of the shadow,” makeup artist Vincent Oquendo says. “Whenever I wet an eye shadow, it’s when I really want it to pop—but it really has to be a special kind of product to be able to blend after it sets. Because a lot of the times when it sets, you get streaking.” Nobody wants that. In order to avoid any wet shadow mishaps, follow these guidelines:

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Midlife crises are still alive and well.
Midlife crises are still alive and well.

First, go with the obvious: any eye shadow labeled wet-to-dry. The Nars Dual-Intensity line is the standout—the singles come in 12 different shimmery shades, and there’s a corresponding brush (then there’s the newly released Dual Intensity Blush line, which was all over Fashion Week—but that’s a product for another post). Burberry also makes a few very versatile shades specifically for this in their Wet & Dry Silk Shadows. And the technique-specific eye shadow category isn’t just a ploy to get you to buy more product. “You can’t just use any eye shadow for this,” Vincent says. “Certain ones will harden up on top and become unusable because they’re not made for this.”

Baked shadows are also fair game—we’re fans of Laura Mercier’s Baked Eye Colour Wet/Dry and Lorac’s Starry-Eyed Baked Eye Shadow Trio in particular.

For more advanced players, Vincent suggests moving on to straight pigment (MAC or even OCC’s Pure Cosmetic Pigments). With the added moisture, they’ll become easier to layer with other products. For a look with more depth, try using a cream shadow as a based before swiping with a wet powder shadow. “It’s like insurance,” Vincent says. “You’re doubling your wearability.

Brush
This all depends on exactly what you want to do. “Mind the resistance,” Vincent says, particularly if you’re looking for uniform color across the lid. “I tend to recommend a blender brush, which is the brush that looks like a feather duster. If you do it with a stiff brush, you’re defeating yourself before you even start. The joy of a wet-to-dry is you have to get it right amount of product loaded up, and then it blends itself. If the brush is too stiff, it will leave the shadow streaky and then much harder to control.”

However, if tightlining or waterlining is in the cards, a much thinner brush is required accordingly.

Liquid
Do not, repeat, do not put eye drops, water, or any other sort of liquid directly on your eye shadow. This’ll screw up your product for later use. “Lately, I’ve been wetting the brush with the Glossier Soothing Face Mist, but Evian Mineral Water Spray is good for sensitive eyes,” Vincent says. If the top of your powder does get a little hardened by wet application, there’s a trick to remove it: Get a clean mascara spoolie and “exfoliate” your compact, Vincent recommends. This won’t crack the compact and will make it ready to go once more.

Photographed by Tom Newton.