With the release of her latest Gangubai Kathiawadi approaching closer, Alia Bhatt has switched on queen mode as she promotes her latest film. Her latest Instagram post takes us back to the days of classic Bollywood as she poses in a white saree with red roses adorning her luscious hair. And of course, as always, she looks ethereal. So here’s a quick and easy breakdown of her makeup and hair so you can recreate it when you want to channel your inner retro queen.
We know how much Alia loves skincare. So, before starting with the makeup, spend a good 15 minutes doing your skin prep by cleansing and moisturising it well. This will not only create a flawless canvas for makeup but also help you achieve a dewy look.
Step #1: Use the Lakmé Absolute Blur Perfect Primer to create a perfect canvas for the makeup as it is long lasting and blurs out blemishes and imperfections.
Step #2: For the base, pick the Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Serum Foundation for a radiant and glowing finish like Alia’s. Next, blend the Lakmé Absolute White Intense Liquid Concealer over blemishes and under-eye areas.
Step #3: Go over your cheekbones with a bronzer. Take it to the sides of your forehead and jaw to fake a sun-kissed yet sculpted look.
Step #4: Highlight generously on your cheekbones, tip of your nose, forehead, browbones and chin with the Lakmé Absolute Liquid Highlighter. We are aiming at blinding everyone with our glow!
Step #5: Finish off with a dewy setting spray.
Eyes & Lips
Step #1: Prep your eyes with a primer and then use the Lakmé Absolute Spotlight Eye Shadow Palette - Berry Martini for eyeshadow. Use the golden shade and go over your eyelids, blending it in seamlessly for a subtle look.
Step #2: Curl your lashes with an eyelash curler. Then, apply Lakmé Eyeconic Curling Mascara for that classic Bollywood curled lashes.
Step #3: Brush up your eyebrows and create light strokes with the Lakmé Absolute 3D Brow Definer to make them look naturally thick.
Step #4: For lips, use the Lakmé Absolute Matte Melt Liquid Lip Color - Rhythmic Red for a statement pout like Alia Bhatt.
Step #1: Start off with TRESemmé Heat Protectant Spray to protect it from heat damage and keep frizz at bay. Blow-dry your hair (either after hair wash when it’s 80 per cent dry or you can damp it slightly before blow-drying). After that take a curling iron and curl big sections as your hair to create a wavy look.
Step #2: Create a deep side parting. On the side with less hair, take two roses (or any flowers of your choice) and pin them behind your ear.
Step #3: Apply the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Hair Serum on the rest of your hair to add shine and vibrancy.
All images courtesy: @aliaabhatt