The Cherry On Top: Ananya Panday Stole The Spotlight With Her Red Lipstick & You Can Too

Ayushi VermaAyushi Verma  |  Dec 9, 2021
The Cherry On Top: Ananya Panday Stole The Spotlight With Her Red Lipstick & You Can Too


Ananya Panday is a social media force. She is the first to try the most fun beauty trends, making her a really interesting Instagram follow. The doe-eyed actor’s signature wide smile and sun-kissed skin have a raw and warm charm. If you’re looking for beauty inspiration from a true Gen Z influencer, look no further than her beauty proclivities.

Christmas may still be a few days away but Ananya is inspiring us all to dig out our favourite red lipsticks and wear them out again. You can’t beat a classic, creamy red lip, and the star knows just how to work it. Glowy- almost glossy- skin and a hazy brown eye makeup ensured that the rest of the look was subtle enough to allow her scarlet lip to take the center stage. It’s the kind of look that’s not only flattering across face shapes, features, and skin tones but is also fail-safe across occasions. Nothing says “glamour” quite like a smile painted in bright, camera-ready red lipstick, and we are officially on board. Wear it to a dinner date, a girls’ night out, or a year-end party. The best part is that it is relatively easy to recreate. To try the look on yourself, follow these seven steps.

Here’s A Beauty Look To Save For Special Occasions, Courtesy Ananya Panday

Step 1: Hello, Glowing Skin

Begin by creating a luminous base. Prep the skin with a rich moisturiser, an illuminating primer and then buff a radiant-finish foundation all over with a damp sponge. You could also mix a few drops of priming oil to your foundation for added glow. Pat and blend a creamy concealer under the eyes and anywhere else you need coverage. Press a setting powder along the T-zone to keep excess shine at bay.

Step 2: Fluffy Arches Ahead

To create Ananya’s brows, begin by brushing your hair with a spoolie. Then, use a powder with a small angled brush to fill any gaps – apply the lighter shade in the inner third of the eyebrow and the darker one for the rest, taking care to define the arches and ends of the brows. 

Step 3: For A Compliment-Inducing Eye Makeup

For the eyes, first, apply an eyeshadow primer or concealer all over your lids. Then, dab a hint of a nude peach-brown eyeshadow to define the eye socket and the crease area, making it slightly to the lower lash line. Next, take a creamy white shade on a clean fluffy brush to softly blend the colour on the entire lid. Then, pick a kohl formula that works for you and trace it along the upper lash line and waterline. Apply it with light hands like a little wash of colour is all you need. 

Step 4: For Your Longest Lashes Ever!

Complete the look by applying some mascara to the upper and lower lash line. To make them look extra fluttery, you can also stick on a few short individual lashes in the centre and outer corners of the eyes. 

Step 5: Your Crash Course To Contour

When contouring, take a creamy contour stick and use an angled brush to contour your face. Apply it along the hollows under your cheekbones, then flip the brush over and use the clean side to blend away the harsh edges to ace a modern-looking contour.

Step 6: Secret To A Natural Glow

We suggest using a lip and cheek tint and lightly at it on the apple of your cheeks, directed towards your temples. For the most natural effect, apply a liquid highlighter with a damp beauty sponge. Finish your look by spritzing on a makeup setting spray.

Step 7: Red Lips And Wine Sips

Line your lips with a scarlet lip liner and then fill in the colour all over. Then, paint a bright red creamy lipstick over the top, using a lip brush for precise application. Blot gently and go over it with a second layer. 

Currently obsessing over this beauty look!

Featured Image: Instagram