5 stunning make-up ideas to steal from Aishwarya, Pooja Hegde and more


5 stunning make-up ideas to steal from Aishwarya, Pooja Hegde and more

From Malaika's intense smokey eye to Aishwarya's sexy red lip

By Shweta Gandhi  February 16th, 2018

Whether your make-up skills qualify as a pro or an absolute tyro, these celebrity-approved make-up looks from the Nykaa Femina Beauty Awards 2018 can be easily emulated with basic beauty products that are lying around at your home. Not only are these looks classic and evergreen (think: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s red lip and winged eyeliner), but they are also ideal for those summer soirées you are already planning.

If you like going bold and dramatic with your make-up, Malaika Arora and Pooja Hegde’s intense smokey eye look will inspire you. And if you like to keep it simple and natural, a nude matte lipstick like Disha Patani’s is what you need to invest in.

Take a look at these leading ladies who’ve got their beauty game going strong.

5 celebrity-approved make-up looks from the Nykaa Femina Beauty Awards 2018:

Aditi Rao Hydari

Aditi keeps it simple with a glossy red lip and a winged eyeliner that features a light flick.  

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Aishwarya's combination of the sultry red lip, winged eyeliner and mascara is a classic look that works with all ensembles — whether it's her sparkling dual-toned gown or an understated dress in minimal colours

Malaika Arora

Malaika's intense smokey eye look — in shades of blue, black and silver — takes inspiration from the cat-eye, with the eyeshadow extending towards the outer corner of her eye. The use of mascara makes it more dramatic, while the nude matte lip balances out the entire look.

Disha Patani

Disha's black and gold eyeshadow highlights her eyes while her matte lip colour in nude gives her a fresh look that's ideal for summer.

Pooja Hegde

Pooja's glittery smokey eye and nude lip should be your go-to look for evening parties. Style it with an all-black ensemble and gold accessories to accentuate the look.  

Tried and tested: February’s top beauty buys worth investing in

Estée Lauder Genuine Glow Eyelighting Creme, Rs 1,950 on Nykaa.com

As a lightweight highlighter, the molten gold creme will bathe your face in a sun-kissed glow, and as a sheer eyeshadow, it will brighten up your peepers.

Lancôme Cushion Blush in Sparkling Framboise, Rs 3,500

The bright fuchsia looks intense in the compact, but it is, in fact, wildly flattering. A few pats of this creamy cheek tint will give you that ran-a-mile flush.

Kiko Milano Creamy Matte Lipstick in Vintage Rose, Rs 1,050

It’s tricky to find a matte lipstick that doesn’t dry out your lips, but this one’s moisture-packed formula proves otherwise.

Valentino Donna, Rs 7,000/ 100 ml EDT

Unlike sugary feminine fragrances, this powdery floral blend makes a strong impression with the suede-like warmth emanating from its vanilla and leather notes.

Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant, Rs 4,995

This activated binchotan charcoal scrub effectively sloughs away oil, grime and skin-damaging pollutants to give you the smoothest feeling ever.

Clinique Blend It Yourself Pigment Drops, Rs 2,950

This is a true successor to BB creams. Mix a drop with your moisturiser for sheer coverage. Or add three, to turn it into a full-on creamy foundation.

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Fiery, Rs 950

It goes on like lip balm and delivers vibrant colour minus the glossiness. Just what you need when a lipstick seems like too much effort.