This year, when you started writing your resolutions about staying fit and being nicer to people, we hope you added one more: The resolution to try out new makeup looks. Cause, why not? We know how easy it is to fall into the trusty eyeliner, nude lipstick routine. If you’re falling short of inspiration, look no further. Scroll down to get ideas from our very own Bollywood divas. Shake up that makeup kit and live a little!
The red eye like Jacqueline
We love how Jacqueline Fernandes has gone for a matchy-matchy eye and gown combination. Since co-ord sets are in fashion anyway, why not give this a shot and match your eyeshadow to your outfit. The next time you put on a bright red outfit whether to a wedding function or a night out with your friends, we urge you to try this red shadow. Use the Hook Me Up eyeshadow palette from Colorbar to get this look. Apply the nude shades as base and layer on the red pigment from the outer corner of your lid moving inwards. If you don’t have this palette, pull off this look with your glossy red lipstick, it can act as a cream shadow!
Wine lips like Deepika
Worried that dark shades don’t suit Indian skin tones? Here comes Deepika to put all our unfounded fears to rest. Try out a dark plum lippy instead of a red lipstick this year. It will look amazing with all your outfits for the evening that are in shades of nude pinks, silver, gold and the classic black. Make sure you keep your eyes clean and simple with a highlighter and just the mascara. You can definitely ditch the eyeliner when trying out a statement lip. This is a guaranteed show-stopping look! BeYu’s selected one from the pure colour and stay range is just the perfect berry shade for us Indian skin tone girls!
Big curls like Priyanka
This year, promise yourself to embrace volume and curls. If you are already curly haired, that’s one problem solved, of course though, you must fight the frizz. If you have wavy or straight hair, pick up a new skill – get tonging. It will add a playful new look to your hair and you now have a new excuse for messy big curls. Invest in a multi-styler like the Philips HP869500 and style your locks the way you want!
Strong brows like Alia
Traditional salon wisdom passed on through generations has been to thin down the eyebrows and add arches. However, this year we urge you to grow them out a little and truly make them the highlight of your face. Wide bold brows can make long faces look softer while round faces can sport the strong brow whilst retaining the arch. Make sure you fill up your brows with an eyebrow pencil or brown shadow to avoid them fading out in pictures. If you’re brave enough to try the full look, get that comb and mess them up. Maybelline in collaboration with Gigi Hadid has recently launched their new fashion brow enhancer. The pencil is easy to handle and fixes all the unruly eyebrows in place. Now that is something that’s gotta be in your makeup kit.