It’s Alia Bhatt’s birthday today and the Piscean star never fails to wow me with her beauty looks, especially her makeup. She is the MVP of minimal makeup – even her all-out glamm is not overbearing.
There is a lot to learn from Alia when it comes to her makeup routine and I have some scoop on the exact makeup tips her MUA uses to get her ready for the camera. Here they are.
Her Glowy Makeup Base
My most important question is how Alia’s base makeup look so natural and to that, I found my answer. Alia’s go-to makeup artist Puneet B. Saini revealed in an interview that she applies sheer finish foundations that have skin-enhancing properties rather than matte ones on Alia.
The Chanel Vitalumière Foundation is what is usually used on Alia but I find the Kiro Daily Dewy Serum Foundation to give similar results on a budget.
The Perfect Match
For this ethereal look, celebrity MUA Puneet Saini matched Alia’s eye makeup to her silver saree. Saini used a silver eyeshadow with a holographic finish that includes hints of lilac. It was finished with mascara and no eyeliner whatsoever.
I am a total fan of holographic makeup too and to mimic Alia’s eyeshadow, I’m using the Lime Crime Diamond Dew Liquid Eyeshadow – Aurora on my lids.
Alia’s Nude Lip Combo
While the most popular nude lip combo trend uses a brown lip liner with a pink-tinted lip gloss, it’s the reverse for Alia. She often uses a pink lip liner to define her lip shape and then swipes on a nude lip gloss.
I think this makeup hack is more subtle and can work well even on my pigmented lips. I’m using the POPxo Makeup Collection Lip Gloss Kit – Glazed to cop this look.
The OG Eye Makeup Hack
Instead of using a kajal or kohl pencil like we usually do to look more awake, Alia’s makeup artist dresses her eyes with eyeshadow instead. She recommends using a nude eyeshadow or a shade darker than your skin tone on your lash lines for an effortless look that will never get messy.
Using eyeshadow in place of eyeliner is a makeup trick that is especially great for anyone over 30 as it is subtle and lifts the eyes. I’m reaching for the POPxo Makeup Collection 12 Eyeshadow Kit – Nood Crew to follow this hack.
Alia’s Natural Blush
To make Alia’s cheeks pop, her MUA mixes multiple blush shades and then tops it off with highlighter. This is a great hack to customise your glow and gives the most natural and radiant finish.
Since the hack involves mixing blushes, cream blushes are the best option as they are easily blendable. I choose the Simply Nam Girl Next Door – Terracotta Velvet Cream Magic Blush.
Soft Smokey Eye Look
The makeup that makes Alia’s looks so soft glamm rather than bold is her soft smokey eye makeup. The star often opts for brown smokey eye makeup instead of black because even her makeup artist believes that black is too OTT.
To create the perfect brown smokey eyes, Alia’s MUA smudges a dark brown kohl or eyeshadow on her lash lines and avoids the inner corners of the eyes in order to make her eyes look bigger. I trust the POPxo Makeup Collection 4 Eyeshadow Kit – Drama Queen for smokey eye looks.
On Alia Bhatt’s birthday, I’m gonna try out some of her favourite makeup tips. What about you?
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