Shraddha Kapoor isn’t one to post too much; but when a photo of hers sashays down our feeds, you know it’s dripping with glam. The actress’ recent carousel on Instagram testifies to the importance of highlighter—with tints of rose straddling her cheekbones, accents of highlighter glamourising her look, brushed-out brows playing into the ‘no-effort‘ aesthetic of the look, and a hue of pink bedecking the lips. We’re pretty sure this one reigns supreme over the rest of her looks, and that’s why we’re decoding it for you. If you identify as a ‘lit-from-within’, ‘minimalistic’ makeup gal, this one’s for you.
Before you dive in, rehydrate your skin with your go-to moisturiser to play into the dewiness of this look. Once you’re done, set the base of your makeup with a hydrating liquid-based foundation to further capture the aesthetic. Go over lines, creases, and spots with a concealer after.
Shraddha’s rose-tinted cheeks underscore this look. The flush isn’t too obvious, but it does lend a sunkissed glow to her face. Start off from the sides of the ears to the centre of the face, meander over the bridge of the nose horizontally, and onto the other side of the face to recreate the flush.
If you noticed, highlighter takes centre-stage in this look. Sweep one across the high-points of your face—cheeks, temple, jawline, and the bridge of the nose—and blend. You can even dust some onto your Cupid’s Bow to further justify the aesthetic.
A lip-balm is enough to tie the lit-from-within aesthetic together. Just pick one with accents of pink—ideally infused with ultra-hydrating properties to nourish your lips.
Accentuate your lashes with a volume-inducing mascara. You want them to appear feathery-light and fluttery—so a few coats is enough. You don’t want to end up with clumpy, spider-like lashes.
If your eyebrows are thick, you don’t need to fill them in quite as much. You can brush your brows with a spoolie, and define them just a little with a pencil. And if you’d like to fill them in, you can go ahead and do that too. Just make sure you’re capturing the natural-looking, brushed-out aesthetic regardless.
This ‘do is pretty simple to recreate. Just brush your hair backward, and bunch it all up into a sky-high bun. Secure the bun with an elastic, and you’re done. You can prep your tresses with a gel to tame flyaways and breakage, and spritz some hairspray at the end to hold the style in place.
And that’s it! That’s how you achieve Shraddha’s luminous look in a couple of steps. What are you waiting for? Your summer-cart is calling out for you.