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Facing the cameras on Kadooment Day


NATANGA SMITH, [email protected]

Facing the cameras on Kadooment Day

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WHILE SOME DESIGNERS are busy sketching their costumes months before Crop Over, some women are busy booking their make-up.

With your soca body in “wuk-up” shape and your costume purchased for “chippin’ down di road”, all that is left to seal the deal for the road march is some dazzlingly artistic carnival make-up.

It is only five weeks away from Kadooment Day, and for those soca divas out there seeking to doll up their faces for the main event, we got you covered with all the glitz, feathers and sparkles.

Here are some tips for keeping that gorgeous look on the road:

A good base is key so an oil control primer will keep you shine-free longer on the road. 

Your foundation needs to provide coverage and SPF protection without having to add heavy layers, which are prone to creasing in the heat and humidity.

Set foundation well with a loose powder. 

Bright, colourful eyes are a must. Metallic shadows with a slightly damp brush can bring life to your shadows.

Waterproof liner and mascara for if it rains.

Eyelashes are a great way to add that extra flair. Using adhesives from Duo, Revlon or Eve Pearl, you can add lashes that last. Matte lips last for hours. Choose wisely as some brands crease and crack under the pressure of constant sipping.

Whether just five or 50,  rhinestones can make you look glam with little effort.

With all this attention to details, maintaining on the road is a must. And to make it easy to look flawless and camera-ready all day, one, use a fixing spray to seal the look; two, walk with blotting sheets for oil and thick absorbent tissue that doesn’t fall apart for moisture; and three, carry your fave colour to rejuvenate your lips. (NS)

Picture compliments Baje International. Make-up done by Shanelle Estwick and Kamilah Codrington and assistant Crystal Jemmott of I Heart Make-up for the launch of Baje International Kadooment band on May 20.  Hair by Capello Salon.

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