She made her big Bollywood debut in May this year, and since then, she’s been a major beauty-spiration for all the millennials out there. It’s not just her peppy, sporty fashion sense that has caught our attention, but also her minimal yet on-fleek beauty game, which gives us life each time she makes an appearance. And… she is also the newest, youngest star kid on the block! If you haven’t guessed it already, we are talking about Ananya Panday.

As the actress turns a year older today, we are taking the day to celebrate Ananya’s minimal yet statement makeup looks. If you’ve been keeping a close watch on her makeup game, you’d know that the actress loves the latest trends—no-makeup makeup, filled-in brows, highlighter, contouring. So, if you’re a millennial just like Ananya, then you’re in for a treat. We’ve picked five important millennial makeup lessons from this beauty. Here’s a look at them.

Millennial makeup lesson #1: Statement lips
 

Millennial makeup lesson #1: Statement lips

A deep red or a bright pink lipstick can instantly up your glamour quotient, and millennials know this way too well. That’s exactly why Ananya never shies away from sporting statement lips. In fact, a vibrant lip hue can instantly amp up your little black dress or even a no-makeup makeup look.

Millennial makeup lesson #2: High on highlighter
 

Millennial makeup lesson #2: High on highlighter

Highlighter has gained popularity of late, so no look is complete without adding some glow to the high points of your face. Highlighter not only gives that lit-from-within look, but also lifts your face and plays up your best features. Applying highlighter on the right places—top of your cheekbones, side of your under-eye area, cupid’s bow, bridge of your nose and brow bone—can make you look more youthful.

Millennial makeup lesson #3: Pop of colour
 

Millennial makeup lesson #3: Pop of colour

Thanks to the never-ending makeup trends, eye makeup has reached a whole new level. From smudged eyeliner to graphic eyeshadow, there is so much out there to try. And millennials are not the ones to hold back when it comes to experimenting with makeup. Since colour has made a huge comeback this year, a solid eyeshadow hue such as burgundy, green or yellow makes a drop-dead gorgeous statement. Ananya Panday’s look is proof!

Millennial makeup lesson #4: Contouring, hell yes!
 

Millennial makeup lesson #4: Contouring, hell yes!

Contouring is a godsent makeup technique. PERIOD! How else would we be able to create the illusion of a slimmer, more chiseled face? Whether you want higher cheekbones, a narrower nose or a more defined jawline, contouring can do the trick for you.

Millennial makeup lesson #5: Wow brows
 

Millennial makeup lesson #5: Wow brows

Let’s admit it! There was a time when thin brows were everything. However, with the changing times and trends, today, it is all about filled-in, arched brows. In fact, you won’t find any millennial’s vanity kit missing an eyebrow filler pencil or palette. Being a millennial herself, Ananya too, is a sucker for thick, bushy brows. And her pictures are proof!

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