23 October 2018Last updated


Reader Rozina’s makeover: Top tips from a professional

We share advice from makeup artist Kate Randall on how she created this glamorous look

6 Dec 2016 | 04:02 pm
  • Rozina felt that she wanted to try something new with her makeup look


Rozina, 45, from India says:

“I have been doing the same look for over a decade and wanted a different look and to try something new. Kate helped me to move out of my comfort zone and experiment with colours that I would have never used. I really loved what she did with my eyes – she created a look that was exotic and beautiful! I have tried to recreate the look at home since then, but with blues instead of green. It was an amazing experience and I got a lot of really useful pointers from Kate.”

The Look

“Natural lips and cheeks keep the focus on the eyes in this super-glam and on-point look.”

The Tricks


“I left Rozina’s eyebrows natural as they were thick and dark already. But I did suggest she shorten the outer length a little. You can work out the ideal length of your eyebrows by running an imaginary straight line from the edge of your nose, past the outer corner of your eye. Eyebrows are very important because they can also make your nose appear narrower or thicker – the closer your brows are to each other, the narrower your nose appears and vice versa. They used to say to run an imaginary line from your nostril past the inner corner of your eye to find where your brow should start. But if you have a naturally wide nose, the gap between your brows will be too narrow and look odd. So use common sense.”

Bright colours

“Rozina wanted to freshen up her look. She said she always wore dark red lips and traditional kohl eyeliner. I wanted to try to give her a softer look all round and I wanted to take advantage of her large eyelids by using colour. I used a light eye primer first to create a blank canvas to paint on to. Using a light base makes colours pop.”

Natural-looking lips

“I chose a lipliner the same as her natural lip colour and applied it all over her lips, topping it off with a natural-colour lipstick to give a fresh, yet defined, look.”

The Products


  • Fashion Fever eyeshadow palette 09 (green)
  • Mac eyeshadow in navy blue
  • Lancôme Hypnose mascara
  • Urban Decay eyeshadow primer potion,
  • Eden Illamasqua Precision Gel Eyeliner, Infinity


  • Bioderma Sébium Mat Moisturising Mattifying Fluid
  • Laura Mercia Foundation Primer Blemish-less
  • Illamasqua Rich Liquid Foundation
  • Barry M Chisel Cheeks Contouring Kit
  • Bodyography Creme Blushm, Dahlia
  • Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder


  • Kylie Cosmetics Candy K lip liner
  • Palladio Herbal Matte Lipstick, Regal Cafe

Find more great reader makeovers and advice from Kate here


Artist by trade, Kate has had a passion for makeup since she was young. She has a keen interest in teaching women how to use makeup to create the face shape and the features they want. Follow her on Facebook (K.T. Randall Makeup) and Instagram (@k_t_randall). For details on booking a makeover, or a makeup lesson email