A befitting definition of a blockbuster Bollywood queen, Kajol Devgn has stolen millions of hearts since the 90s. Her cinematic roles, from Anjali in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai to Simran in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge have remained the most iconic Bollywood characters over the years. Zara sa jhoom loon main, arey na re… 90s kids know how that song goes, amirite? Last seen in the Netflix movie Tribhanga, it won’t be a lie to say that we’re starstruck by her ravishing presence even today. Take for instance, her annual Durga Puja appearances. Her effortless Bengali charm always makes us go weak in the knees. Well, being Kajol’s birthday today, we took the liberty to fangirl over five of her best festive-ethnic beauty looks. Some cool beauty tips below… check ‘em out!
Make a statement
If you are a saree buff like this graceful actress, then you’d know that a saree and hair bun are a classic combination you just can’t go wrong with. To give your bun some layering and colour, you can wrap a gajra on it, made from the flower of your choice. Like Kajol, finish the look by dabbing a dark brown shadow on the eyes and drawing a soft, smudged line in the same shade, below the waterline.
Pro tip: There are various versions of artificial gajras you can opt for like pearl-beaded, crystal-studded or tiara-styled gajras. So take your pick!
Comfort meets chic
Let’s settle on the fact that ponytails are comfortable! On a festive day, take notes from Kajol and her swept-back, lightly tousled ponytail. To keep this hairstyle in place for longer hours, spritz the TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Invisible Hold Natural Finish Texture Hold Level 1 Hair Spray. Complement this look with flushed cheeks, your favourite highlighter and metallic rose eye shadow on the upper lids. Don’t forget the touch of a rosy lip shade like the Lakmé 9 To 5 Primer + Crème Lip Color - Pink Pop CP1.
Flattering in a desi avatar
This one is a must-try overall makeup and hairstyle look to recreate for an at-home festive gathering. You can begin with lining your eyes with kohl, a hint of blush on the cheeks and a lovely brown shade on the lips. Finish the ethnic look with a loosely done fishtail braid, and you’re all set!
A hint of smokey
For when you are feeling edgy and want to turn things around a little, try Kajol’s glamorous modern-festive look that is an absolute winner. You can begin with a bronze eye shadow and layer it with a smudged smokey black shadow on the lower lids. To get this eye look, use the Lakmé Absolute Spotlight Eyeshadow Palette – Smokin Glam. Finish with a rust-red lipstick and sleek, straight hair tucked behind your ears.
On a lighter note
Minimal and elegant, we’re totally crushing on how Kajol has worn her sunshine smile with a nude brown lipstick. To get this look, combine the Lakmé Absolute Matte Ultimate Lip Color with Argan Oil - Brunch Nude with kohl-rimmed eyes, a bindi and easy waves clipped invisibly on one side. 100 points to the fact that she didn’t forget to match this look with a beige nude nail paint like the Lakmé Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Color - Salmon.
Images courtesy: @kajol