My fellow lipstick addicts, look alive! Today is International Lipstick Day, and while we are celebrating by filling our carts with 20 lipsticks we absolutely do not need, we are also giving credit where it is due – to Bollywood. Thank you Bollywood for fueling our lipstick obsession beyond its expected limits. Before the internet took over an entire generation, the only legit source of trending beauty statements used to be Bollywood and glossy magazine pages. Today, we’re celebrating our favourite Bollywood divas and their beyond beautiful lipstick looks.
Do you remember your first lipstick? Or the excitement you used to get as a child when you stole your mother’s lipstick to play dress-up? We bet you remember that one lipstick you saw Priyanka Chopra wearing and you rushed to the mall to get yourself one. Or was it Kareena Kapoor? Whether it was Bebo or PC, Aishwarya or Deepika, here is a list of all the Bollywood moments in history that gave us major lipstick inspo which will never be forgotten.
Starting with this iconic red lip by the OG Bollywood heart breaker – Aishwarya Rai Bacchan, in the movie, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. While anyone can simply do a red lip, no one can do it like Aishwarya. A bold red makes her eyes pop and she knows it. Pair it with deep burgundy locks, and you’re ready for the kill.
Who is it for: If you’re looking for a lipstick look that will turn heads in every room, cop Aishwarya’s bold lipstick look.
While Sonam Kapoor usually gets pats on her back for her ingenious fashion statements, we are here to give her credit to rock gloss lippies like no other. In her movie, Aisha, her character’s makeup gives us the ultimate posh girl vibes. Now that glossy lipsticks are back on trend, let’s open the Bollywood record, shall we?
Who is it for: If you’re looking for something fun, cute, and trendy to complete your makeup look, go for a glossy lipstick. You can also use a clear gloss to top off your favourite lipstick shade for that effect.
We have first-handedly witnessed Priyanka’s evolution with makeup, hair, and fashion over the years. And that’s why you will agree with us when we say, that Priyanka Chopra’s nude lipstick look in her cameo song in the movie Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela was our personal favourite. She donned a beautiful shade of nude that defined her fully structured lips, without it letting overshadow the intricacy of her overall look.
Who is it for: If you have intense eye makeup, you would not want to clash your eyes and lips. A nude lip is your best bet. A nude lip is also for anyone trying to have a subtle makeup look that isn’t loud.
But can you rock a pink lip as fiercely as Shraddha Kapoor? Yes, you can! Get your hands on a poppy pink lipstick and pair it with a graphic eyeliner just like Shraddha in the movie ABCD2. This lipstick shade oozes confidence and boldness.
Who is it for: This lipstick look is for our fearless girls, who do not shy away from being the center of attention wherever they go.
We don’t know about you, but we would kill to look this graceful and all things perfect, all at once. However, what we can do at most (which does not put us in jail) is to copy Deepika Padukone’s lipstick look from her movie Bajirao Mastani. Wearing an exquisite deep marsala shade, Deepika’s makeup gives off very classic vibes.
Who is it for: If you’re looking for something classic that can easily turn from a day look to a night look, a marsala lipstick shade is your perfect match.
Now that you know the top scorers on our board of lipstick inspirations, why don’t you try to find which one do you relate to the most? Are you a fearless Shraddha, or are you an iconic Aishwarya? Either way, there’s no day as good as International Lipstick Day to find out!
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