Thank you stopping by and as you already know through the title f the post, this post is the second one in my Proudly Indian Series. I got a lot of love on my first post ( and thanks to you guys for that!) and if you haven’t read it already, you can read it HERE.
Today, I have a done a simple Rajasthani look. Honestly, every time I think of a Rajasthani look, there are two contrasting images that come to my mind, one is Lachi (Rani Mukerji in PAHELI) and the other one is Maharani Jodha (Aishwarya Rai Bachhan in JODHA-AKBAR). Now, these two were quite a contrast if you know what I mean. While Lachi was from a normal trader family of Rajasthan, the other was a queen and hence there was a stark difference in the way these two women dressed up. However, upon closer inspection, you can see that there were a few similarities in the way these two women dressed. First, both of them wore a BORLA ( a pendant worn on the head, a typical of Rajasthani married women) and a Red Bindi, a little towards the centre of the forehead. Second, most of their makeup was also similar, i.e. a very natural looking base and nude lips.
In my recreation of the traditional Rajasthani makeup look, I have stuck closer to the way how Lachi a.k.a. Rani Mukherji wore her makeup in Paheli. In the following makeup look, I have done a light and natural looking base with slight contouring and highlight but no blush. I have stuck to soft brown smokey eyes and loads of kohl on the waterline. For the lids I have used the Limited Edition FRENCH ROSE Palette from Lakme Illuminating Range.
For my face, I have used the Sephora 10 Wear Perfection Foundation that I had bought sometime last year when I had a strong tan. The foundation, being about 2 tones darker than my natural skin, did help me get that slightly tanned looking skin that I felt would go well with this particular look.
For my lips, I used INCOLOR Matte Me in the shade 26 all over the lips and shade 27 in the centre and then kind of merged them in to get a matte raw looking lips kind of effect, devoid of any color.
For the jewellery part, I wore this Borla that my mom recently got from me from her Rajasthan trip. I had given her specific instructions about the kind I wanted and she just got me this stunning one that I am so happy to own. The Jhumkas are also gifted by mom!
This Rajasthani look is not something over the top or overly bridal-esque. It’s a look that you can see many regular women wearing on the streets of Rajasthan.
I really hope you all like the look. I do have a couple of other signature Indian looks planned in the series but if there is anything you want me to do first, do let me know and I will try to do it first.
Thank you for stopping by to read this post and I will see you all again soon.
Until next time,