A Makeup Technique for a Flawless Complexion

Kirin Bhatty (@kirinstagram)

At the 2020 Golden Globes, actress Awkwafina (The Farewell, 2019; Crazy Rich Asians, 2018) was a timeless beauty in her Dior gown and classic makeup, created by celebrity makeup artist Kirin Bhatty (@kirinstagram). “This being her first Golden Globe nomination and such a momentous occasion for her, I wanted to honor that cosmetically and focus on iconic, Hollywood glamour," said Bhatty. "For a modernized take, we complemented her red lip and winged eyeliner with understated, glowing skin...the result was simple, yet striking and strong.”


1. Prime the face with PRO Skin Glass Skin Primer on the high points of the face (the bridge of the nose & above the lip) to create a glass-skin effect

2. Use the PRO Skin Matte Primer on the forehead, chin and cheek area to mattify shine

3. Apply PRO Soft Focus Longwear Foundation in 3 Fair to even skin tone

4. Use PRO Soft Focus Longwear Concealer in 1 Fair to spot treat and conceal imperfections

5. Define and sculpt the face with the TANtalizer Buildable Bronzing Powder in Sun Daze

6. Swipe Light Source Mega Beam Highlighter in Celestial on the bridge of the nose and above the lip to illuminate

7. Finish with Color Source Buildable Blush in Prismon the apple of the cheeks

8. Set the face with POREfection Baked Perfecting Powder in PF 1 (Fair)


1. First, apply shade Karat from the LUX Diamond Palette to the entire lid to set a shimmery base color, and then layer shades Diamond and Radiant on top

2. Then blend the LUX Diamond Crème Shadow in Cashmere to the outer lid to even out the tone

3. Create a sharp, angled wing along the top lash line with the Front of the Line PRO Liquid Eyeliner

4. Top the lashes with two generous coats of LUX First Class Lash Mascara

5. For brow dimension, apply PRO Matte Eyeshadow Palette in the shade Corduroy


1. Line the lip with Alter Ego Lip Liner in Pin Up to create a precise shape

2. Fill with the PRO Satin Lip Color in Currant to accomplish a long-lasting matte lip

3. Finish with Light Source Mega Beam Highlighter in Celestial in the inner corners of the lip to add dimension