10 Must Have Make-Up Shades For Every Desi Girl

Jyotika Udeshi , 31 Jul 2014
Priyanka Chopra in Mikhael Kale
Priyanka Chopra in Mikhael Kale

Gone are the days when fair skin and light eyes ruled the world! Desi girls, like Frieda Pinto, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Priyanka Chopra are on top of their game. Follow these colour schemes to enhance your inner desi-ness!

Gold, bronze and copper

No, we haven’t got our medals wrong! Warm gold, bronze and shimmery copper eyeshadow really bring out the sparkle in our dark eyes. Sweep a bronzer in golden brown to get a radiant, sun-kissed look.

Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze
Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze
Shiseido Bronzer
Shiseido Bronzer

Blue, green and purple

We Indians have been blessed with dark eyes and it’s time we play them up! Line your eyes in navy blue, jade green, plums and deep purples. Jewel tones do complement our pretty eyes!

Bourjois Metallic Eye Liner Pencil in Violet Miroitant
Bourjois Metallic Eye Liner Pencil in Violet Miroitant

Corals, reds and pinks

Lipsticks in these shades are a desi girl’s best friend! A blush in warm pink or apricot can also be applied to highlight dusky skin.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Love that Red - 725
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Love that Red – 725
Lakme Absolute Face Stylist Blush Duos
Lakme Absolute Face Stylist Blush Duos

Black

Introducing the LBE (Little Black Eye) – chic, simple and versatile! For an easy day look, line your eyes in black kohl. Take it up a notch at night, by rocking a smoky black eye – never forget that Indian skin and eyes are the perfect prototype for this!

Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint in Curvaceous Coal
Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint in Curvaceous Coal

Now that you have mastered these basics, go out and prove to the world ki dekhi lakh lakh pardesi girl, ain’t nobody like a desi girl!
P.S. Remember to share your makeup tips in the comments below!

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