There’s so much talk of high heels and little black, blue and beige dresses that the thought of dressing in something that’s in the exact opposite direction barely crosses our mind. But what if this Valentine’s Day you surprised yourself and your partner by opting for something ethnic instead of the run-off-the-mill Western look? It’ll be different, make for an excellent surprise and, take it from us, you surely won’t see any other girl wearing the same thing you are. Jumpstart your ethnic V-Day look with the Lakmé CC cream and continue as follows…
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What you should wear…

You’ll be surprised to know but you can mix and match a lot of individual pieces to get your ethnic look in place. We recommend…
A traditional white kurta with gold work that makes for the perfect balance between Indian and Western; worn with statement heels in a contrasting colours and chand balis.
If you don’t wish to play it too traditional you can pair a dressy crop top or a blouse (the piece should work by itself) with a printed pair of pants or a flowy skirt. Accessorize with traditional silver jewellery and a pair of Kolhapuris.

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How you should look…

Step 1: As is the case for any V-Day look, we’re suggesting you prep your skin and give it max coverage using the Lakmé CC cream; as an added benefit it even moisturises and evens out your skin tone.
Step 2: Since you’re going ethnic, line your eyes with the Lakmé Absolute Kohl Ultimate on the lower waterline (and be generous while you’re at it) and sweep a line across your upper eyelid with the Lakmé Absolute Gel Addict Liner in the same colour.
Step 3: Ditch the eye shadow and colour your cheeks a healthy shade of pink from the Lakmé 9 to 5 Pure Rouge Blusher Range.
Step 4: Now that your liner must have dried apply a lot of mascara to add the required drama. Pull your look together with a dark, defining lip colour like the Mauve Cooler or Scarlet Drill from the Lakmé 9 to 5 Range or Coffee Shot from the Lakmé Absolute Gloss Addict Range.

White kurta, crop top and skirt available at Global Desi at Myntra.com