I don't usually get starstruck when interacting with celebrities; years of working in the fashion and beauty space has made me immune to it. I always keep it very professional, and a celeb will rarely make me stop in my tracks and gawk at them. Yet, that is what happened when I stepped into the press room after one of Kangana Ranaut's showstopping walks at fashion week. She had just finished strutting down the runway in an indo-western white wedding gown by designer duo Shyamal & Bhumika. The woman was glowing with barely any makeup on her face. I was in awe of her healthy skin and fabulous facial features. The distraction made me forget all of the interview prep questions I had prepared in the Uber ride over to reach there.

It's no wonder that this A-lister keeps her makeup minimal on most days. We rarely catch Kangana with a bold lip or a highlighted face for the gods. So, on the occasion of her birthday today, we decided to list down 5 times the actress gave us major minimal goals. Take a look…


01. Bare-faced chic

Bare-faced chic

It's not news that leading ladies tend to mould their promotional styles to the role they are playing onscreen. Kangana's Panga promotional junket was filled with minimal glam, both in the styling and beauty brief. She paired all of her salwar kameez OOTDs with a totally nude makeup look, bringing out her natural complexion to do all the work. We love this understated look from her that has only been played up with a tiny blue bindi. Love!


02. Statement eyes

Statement eyes

There might be just one thing Kangana loves more than going fresh-faced, and that is her endless array of pretty sarees. For the silky blue Raw Mango number, she played up her eyes with a shimmery blue eyeshadow to match her blouse and kept the rest of her makeup minimal. A subtle hint of blush and muted pink lips complete her look.

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03. Plump lips

Plump lips

We did not think it was possible to make a beige outfit exciting, yet Kangana's glam team managed to pull it off! A crucial detail to consider when doing minimal makeup is to properly prep your face with a moisturizer and make it look supple. This even-toned look adds a plump lip and golden lids to the mix, and it works so well.


04. Half-winged liner

Half-winged liner

As far as makeup trends go, Asian beauty practices are having a major moment right now. From Korean faux freckles to Japanese under-eye blushes, we are trying them all. Kangana paired a flicked half-winged liner with her matte fresh look for the layered outfit, and we love how charming it looks!


05. Saree shimmer

Saree shimmer

When in doubt, load on some shimmer, and you can be on your merry way out! We love how the pigmented pink shimmer shadow complements her champagne saree, it is the perfect way to glam up a semi-sheer outfit.

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