Bollywood has always set the standard for beauty and style. Be it Kareena Kapoor (the legendary Poo) who make Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham the icon of the early 2000s or Sonam’s statement-making style in Ayesha. We’ve always doted on our bevy of stunning starlets to lend us some beauty inspo. And this year has been nothing less than phenomenal.
Here are some Bollywood makeup looks we’re hung up on
Janhvi Kapoor in Dhadak
The newest kid on the block, Jhanvi Kapoor knocked us over in her debut film as she played the perfect picture of angelic exquisiteness. With volouminous curls blowing in the wind, her eyes always took center-stage. With eyeliner to accentuate her innocence and mascara to set her eyes aflutter, this starlet completes her look with flush of colour on her lips and cheeks for that fresh look. Tightlined eyes with kohl and a dash of matte brown eyeshadow is all she adds to get ready for her evening with boo. Oh, and don’t forget to arch those brows up and dab on a hint of highlighter.
Kareena Kapoor Khan in Veere De Wedding
Trust Kareena to turn up the temperature with her pout painted in the hottest hues of red, and eyes so fierce, you couldn’t look away even if you tried. Oh, and don’t get us started on those cheekbones chiselled by the gods themselves. As she played the commitment phobic, bride-to-be in Veere De Wedding, she made chilling in PJs with a full face of makeup the norm (who are we mere mortals to argue with Poo). Be it her light brown smoked eye bridal look or the glammed-up kohl eyes, this stunning diva knows just how to add a hint of drama to every look.
Jacqueline Fernandez in Race 3
If this Lankan goddess wasn’t working a gun like she was born to kill in her chartbuster movie Race 3, she was burning up the dance floor with her sizzling moves. This belle babe is perfectly put together for every occasion. While big bouncy curls are her go to hair look, she kept the focus on her ninja moves with subtle nude hues and a simple kohl tightline for her action scenes. But when the clock struck ‘party time’ this glamazon turned up the WOW-quotient with a bold lip, winged eyeliner and that ’OH MY GOD’ highlight that puts the word LIT to shame.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Fanney Khan
Making a statement with her fiery red locks, Aishwarya gave us MAJOR hair goals in her role in Fanney Khan. Pairing her voluminous rouge curls with soft pinkish nude lips, she kept her eyes simple yet defined with subtle winged liner and neutral shades on the eyes during the day. But the second she hit the stage, she channelled her inner Beyonce with a siren red pout, cheeks contoured to show off those ‘Miss World’ winning cheekbones and eyes smoked out for that added oomph. Are you feeling them ‘Red is the new black’ vibes too?
Deepika Padukone in Padmaavat
Who better to essay the role of royalty than the immaculate Deepika. From her stunning jewellery to her stellar performance, she had us gobsmacked. Looking like a physical embodiment of a glowing goddess, this Ranisa let her center-parted hair down and stepped into the courtroom on candlelit evenings with eyeliner winged by the gods themselves. While she chose toned down, earthy tones for her evenings in the palace, she celebrated her statement unibrow with slightly smoked kohl eyes. With the festive season creeping up on us, I know where I’m looking for inspo to keep them heads turning my way.