Dreaming of India

India has always been an inspiration for color and texture, and we’re going to show you just what we love about the home of Bollywood Beauty. “India is a mecca of color, flavor, and all types of beauty,” says Jeffrey Paul, celebrity makeup artist and Bollywood Beauty expert (he’s responsible for Freida Pinto’s signature look!). “There’s so much to be influenced by—the food, the architecture, the colorful saris, the textiles, it’s absolutely incredible. And the women in India are so beautiful. I love their complexion and their features.”

So what’s the signature Indian look? “Whether infant or elderly, black kohl is a beauty staple. At a very young age, babies wear it as a method to cleanse their eyes because the kohl is formulated with medicinal properties. Imagine us putting eye liner on a baby in the West? This is just something they grow up with, it’s beauty and medicine combined,” Jeffrey says. What other beauty trends mark the classic Indian look? “Black liner, of course. Colorful eyes, lush lashes, shimmering natural lips, bronzed complexion, silky hair, and lots of jewelry.”

Ready for some sari-inspired shades in your beauty routine? Beautylish recommends: 

  • Cover Girl Lip Perfection Lip Color in Divine
  • Essie Nail Polish in Too Too Hot
  • NARS Blush in Taj Mahal
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil in Clash
  • Milani Baked Eye Shadow Metallic in Blue My Mind
  • Sugarpill Eye Shadow in Buttercup

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Holi Elephant
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The gorgeous Bollywood star, Aishwarya Rai
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