Even though she’s only a couple of films old, there is an aura of poise and elegance that sets her apart from her contemporaries. Yes, we’re talking about the beautiful Janhvi Kapoor. The 23-year-old is mostly seen in easy-breezy Indian ensembles and her subtle hair and makeup looks are simple yet stunning and oh-so-easy to recreate.

In one of the recent pictures she posted on her Instagram handle, Janhvi is an absolute sight to behold in a traditional white and golden saree. She paired this saree with an elegant retro makeup look, complete with a bindi and a luscious red pout that transports us back to the 50s. With the festive season upon us, this is one makeup look that beauty minimalists will totally be digging. Here’s how to master it in a few simple steps…




Step 01: For that lawless matte base like Janhvi, start by prepping your skin with the Lakme 9 To 5 Matte Moist Mattifying Moisturiser. Apply it all over your face and neck. To give your foundation a clean slate to glide on and ensure your makeup doesn’t budge throughout the day, apply a pea-sized amount of the Lakme Absolute Undercover Gel Face Primer on your face, concentrating on areas that tend to get oily the most — like your T-zone, chin, bridge of the nose, etc..

Step 02: Next, take about a coin-sized amount of the Lakme 9 To 5 Primer + Matte Perfect Cover Foundation and blend it into your face using a damp makeup sponge for an airbrushed finish.

Step 03: Conceal the problem areas with a tiny amount of the Lakme Absolute White Intense Liquid Concealer for clear, blemish-free skin, just like Janhvi’s.

Step 04: To add some flush to your skin, apply the darker the shade from the Lakme Absolute Face Stylist Blush Duos - Coral Blush to the apples of your cheeks and blend it outwards for a subtle hint of colour.

Step 05: Lightly highlight the high points of your face such as cheekbones, brow bones, cupid’s bow and bridge of the nose with the Lakmé Absolute Highlighter - Moon-Lit.




Step 01: Janhvi’s kept her brows really bushy and natural-looking. To achieve similar results, start with brushing your brows up with a spoolie and then use the Lakme Absolute 3D Eye Brow Definer to fill in the sparse areas and add definition.

Step 02: Next, sweep the peachy-coral matte shade from the Lakme Absolute Infinity Eye Shadow Palette - Coral Sunset all over your lids.

Step 03: Apply two coats of the Lakme Absolute 3D Lash Volumizer Mascara on your upper lashes to define and open up your peepers.


Step 01: Moisturise and prep your lips by applying the Vaseline Lip Therapy Vitamin E - Original to prevent the lipstick from settling into cracks or fine lines.

Step 02: Line and define your lips using the Lakme 9 To 5 Lip Liner - Red Alert for a bold, statement pout.

Step 03: Lastly, fill in your lips using the Lakme Absolute Matte Melt Liquid Lip Color - Firestarter Red. Finish this beautiful makeup look by applying a bindi and letting loose some face-framing tendrils like Jahnvi. Recreate this makeup look with your festive attire, and we assure you, a ton of compliments are bound to come your way.

All images courtesy: @janhvikapoor