There’s a lot to be said about Sobhita Dhulipala. When she’s not taking on complex roles, she’s busy giving her audience on Instagram book recommendations and sartorial style inspiration. While everyone’s reasons for spending too much time stalking her may encapsulate these things, I have a different reason for visiting her profile on Instagram—her makeup looks of course. No stranger to experimenting, Dhulipala’s makeup looks are a treasure trove of subdued glamour with a hint of drama. On some days you will see her sporting a statement eyeliner with a striking lip and on some days you will see her with nothing but a cheek tint.
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Her latest, a fresh-faced, shimmering eye is just the perfect look for the ongoing wedding season. If you’re not a fan of maximalist makeup looks but still want to experiment a tad bit, this makeup look is for you. Featuring natural brows, minimal blush, subdued sultry eyes and a nude lip—this makeup look is extremely easy to recreate. Here’s how you can achieve it and all the products that can help you do so.
Over here we see Dhulipala with cloud skin, which is a crossover between matte and dewy skin. Begin by prepping your skin with an illuminating primer like the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter for a glowing base. After this, opt for a foundation that offers your skin a matte finish like the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place makeup. Instead of applying it all over your face, focus on areas with pigmentation and blemishes so that your base looks minimal and skin-like.
Her affair with natural yet tamed brows is a tale as old as time. Steer clear from brow pomades and powders to retain the natural look of your brows. Benefit Cosmetics Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil with its creamy formula fills in the sparse areas of your eyebrows while still ensuring that they don’t appear too filled in. To lean into the fluffy effect, use the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze to hold your brows in place whilst giving them a fluffy effect.
Dhulipala’s eyes steal the show with the soft glimmer and diffused brown kohl. The ColourPop 9Pan Pressed Powder Palette in Feelin’ Toasty features colours and finishes that match the look. Use the lighter brown on the sockets of your eye and blend it. Then use the champagne-toned golden shimmer all over your eyelids. After this, opt for a dark brown kohl like Colorbar’s Just Smoky Eye Kajal in Just Brown, and trace it over your lash line. Repeat this for your lower lashline too. With an angular brush, extend a wing to give your eyeliner a soft cat eye. If you’re looking to intensify your lower lash line like her, use a darker brown eyeshadow to deepen the colour.
Steer clear from pigmented blushes and opt for a sheer cheek tint such as the ICONIC London Sheer Blush. With its sheer formula, your cheeks get a muted wash of colour. Next, for a glassy glow on the cheeks use the Huda Beauty Empowered Face Gloss on the high points of your cheekbones. The unique formula of this product has a reflective glow which looks ethereal.
Keeping the lips simple, Dhulipala has opted for a nude lip that adds a delicate pop of colour. First, prep your lips with a hydrated lip balm and use a slightly darker lip liner to line your lips. Doing so ensures that the edges of your lips are defined and there is no bleeding of the lipstick. The Smashbox Cosmetics Be Legendary Prime & Plush Lipstick in Stepping Out is a nude colour that doesn’t wash you out. Its creamy formula glides over your lips smoothly without settling into any cracks.