1) Natural Make-Up
Be it Kareena Kapoor in Heroine, or Katrina Kaif in JTHJ and Ek Tha Tiger, both look breathtakingly beautiful in their own skin and the make-up has been kept minimal. The key here is use only as much make-up as you need to even out your skin tone and conceal any blemishes or marks that may be there. That’s it!
One can use a concealer below and above the eyes to hide those dark circles, blend in a good foundation through the face and neck to even out the skin tone, finish with a little loose powder. A natural rose, pink or rust colored blush as per your skin tone on your cheek bones, nose, chin will give you that pinched look. A little kohl and mascara to enhance the natural beauty of the eyes and nude or pale link lipstick touched up with transparent gloss will finish the look.
2) Black Tresses
Colored and highlights while now in vogue was never part of the natural look of our divas in the year gone by.
Be it our very favourite Sushmita Sen, Rekha, Sridevi or the current reigning queens Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma, Diana Penty all have opted for natural looking jet-black tresses. Again the idea is to look as natural as possible. So value your beautiful black hair and work on enhancing its quality rather than letting the highlights take over!
While it has been argued a gazillion times that the contemporary Indian heroine needs to retain some of her curves in order to appear sensual, the fact of the matter is our listed Divas are fit (read fit, not size zero) and gorgeous!
Can you imaging a flabby Rekha or Sushmita?! Deepika, Anushka, Kareena have beautiful bodies and they work religiously on maintaining them. Being fit and having a toned body gives you that confidence that will help you bring out the diva in you! So start working out and watch that calorie intake – there is no short cut! ;)
4) What to wear/accessorize
Trends come and go, feel free to pick what works for you. As long as you follow the 3 rules mentioned above, the outfit you adorn will only add to your persona beautifully. The fit of a garment, the colors, and occasion need to be kept in mind while choosing what you wear. Our divas have worn everything from gowns to sequined dresses to formal blazers to Anarkalis to strappy tees and ripped jeans and managed to retain their aura and charisma in whatever they wear. You have got to stick to comfort and personal style and the rest will fall into place!
As far as accessories go, again to each his own and remember- keep it minimal. If you notice your favourite list of gorgeous Bollywood women, the accessories are limited to oversized bags, sunglasses and shoes in a casual setting and statement earrings and clutches in a more evening cocktail look.
There is no substitute for this one! Wear your look, strut your stuff, dazzle in that beautiful smile ALL with confidence. A diva knows who she is and what she is worth. She needs no reassurance. Be it in the gym, or in pajamas or in the most glamorous cocktail dress- SHE is spotted easily because of her confidence, poise and the ease with which she presents herself. So remember to wear the right attitude and everything else will just fall into place!