We Bengalis just love sarees. I have been stealing maa’s sarees since I was a child! I would sneak into her wardrobe and put on some of her makeup too. From a red bindi, to badly applied lipstick, and an untidy hair bun – I’ve done it all.
I’ve also been punished for breaking an expensive lipstick once. That obviously didn’t stop me from doing it all over again. Basically, sarees and makeup are my love language.
I needed some inspiration for an upcoming wedding in the fam, and guess what? I found my favourite celebs on IG serving just that!
Athiya’s W-Blush Technique Is Winning
She looked amazing at all her wedding ceremonies, but since I am biased toward sarees – this one had to be on top of my list. The W-blush technique is quite famous, thanks to IG trends, and it fared well with this traditional ensemble too. The MyGlamm K.Play Blush delivers similar results. The rest of her makeup is minimal and easy to recreate – no MUAs needed.
Falling For Rakul Preet’s Muted Makeup
Most of my sarees are colourful and bright, so I needed to bank a couple of these subtle makeup looks for ’em. Rakul Preet’s muted makeup fits right in. Her kohled eyes and mascara-laden lashes take centre stage, while the orange blush complements her saree. I’d have to go for the Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow+ eyebrow gel to make my brows that arched though.
Sanya’s Dewy Base Is Evergreen
Sanya Malhotra’s dewy makeup is something that even my mom is in love with. I love how her subtle winged eyeliner and dramatic lashes enhance her look. The pink eyeshadow and rosy lips bring out the beauty of the Falguni Shane Peacock saree she wore at the Stardust Awards, 2023. I suggest mixing a few drops of liquid illuminator with the MyGlamm Super Serum BB Cream for a natural glow like hers.
Esha Gupta Is Serving Eye Makeup Goals
Esha Gupta’s makeup is all my dreams come true. Along with sarees, Bengalis also have a thing for bold eyes and bindi. And Esha serves just that. That smokey eye adds tons of drama to her face. The Good Wife shade of the LIT Satin Matte Lipstick will complete this look.
Vaani’s Glow Is Bomb.Com
Not just Hailey, even Vaani Kapoor is proof that glazed doughnut skin is here to stay. She did justice to this Tarun Tahiliani saree with her monotone makeup and a whole lotta highlighter. Tightlining the eyes with a white kajal or liner makes her eyes appear brighter and wide awake – I need it for sure. For that glossy pout, the Too Faced Lip Injection is my favourite.
Since all of these celebs have their hair in a bun, I am convinced that it is the best hairstyle to complement a saree.
I finally have enough inspo to get ready for a Bengali wedding this weekend!
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