Very rarely do we come across campaigns that standout in our memories for a long time to come. Hello Magazine’s recent photo series with Aditi Rao Hydari is one such. There are many adjectives that can be used to describe the pictures, ethereal, sublime, beyond beautiful, are just some.
It is an attempt to recreate Raja Ravi Varma’s iconic paintings with Aditi Rao Hydari as muse. We loved everything about the pristine images but the one element that really got us swooning was the subliminal makeup.
Fresh form a bath
Face: The secret to a good picture is a flawless base. Start with a good primer and make sure you match your foundation to your skin tone and undertone. Your concealer has to be 1-2 shades lighter than your skin tone.
Portrait of a woman
Eyes: If you want a simple, elegant look like Aditi’s, stick to a basic eye look. For the slightest hint of definition, sweep a brown matte eyeshadow starting at the lash line, all the way till the crease. Sweep the same eyeshadow along the lower lash line. Blend out the edges, so it does not look sharp. Finish the look with mascara.
Lady going for a Pooja
Brows: We are forever gushing over how utterly gorgeous Aditi’s eyebrows are. Well done brows frame the face and are enough to make a statement even when the makeup is understated.
Radha in the moonlight
Lips: Aditi champions the cause for muted lip colours and we love this one too! Pale berries or dusty pinks work very well when you want a simplistic look. In fact, you can skip the lipstick altogether and fill in your lips with a lip pencil for a matte, long-lasting look. Be sure to prep your lips with a good primer before you use the pencil!
Image courtesy: hellomagindia on Instagram