My Arabian Bollywood Look!

sculpted cheekbones

Why Arabian? Because I just love the hair accessories these Arabian girls get to wear. If I had my way I would walk around wearing all my necklaces on my head! Infact I’ve got so many pics of mine in my phone wearing various pendants and head gears. Its just sailor keeps telling me that its private stuff and you shouldn’t go around making them your whatsapp and facebook profile photos so I somehow stop myself everytime. But not anymore!

Recently L’Oreal came up with this new Sunset Collection for Cannes 2013 celebrating 100 years of hindi cinema. So they sent accross some stuff to try and create a bollywood look. And I knew what I had to do *wink*

Although we did have more ideas: Rekha’s signature pout look, Saira Banu’s winged liner look and a couple of others. And I

  initially planned to do the Saira Banu makeup look but honestly I was itching to wear another necklace on my head! But I am planning to do it next week so wait and watch.

I posted this teaser on VNA’s facebook page and the response was so good!

l'oreal cannes look

How I started?

I had just an hour left to do my makeup and click pics before the sunset and I don’t like to use flash. So quickly the Arabian princess started her makeup. In 5mins flat I was done! I didn’t go for dramatic eyes since the lipstick I wore was neon pink. But somehow it photos it came out coral. In real life its bright neon pink!

I originally wore my tiny Accessorize pendant on my head and some feathers in my ears. And my mom’s first response was “so you call this dramatic? Bas itna hi kar sakti hai?” Yes Mom! Her style is always so simple and neutral (I have to force bright lipsticks on her!). So there my mom took out her old jewellery box and we started scrounging for the jewels! One after another I tried all the necklaces but boy this multi-coloured kundan necklace got me hooked!

bridal makeup look

 Yeah yeah I got dragged a bit. I almost removed it from the post.

maang tikka makeup

 The only normal photo I came up with. I just can’t do the regular smile-and-click poses.

bridal jewellery

Those earrings were huge! And it was so hot that my makeup was melting. And honestly I prefer not to wear earrings….I feel I look kinda intense without them.

Arabian makeup look

 Trying to look all intense. Haa!

cinema makeup look

 Whats a bollywood look without some drama editing?

60s bollywood look

 Nhiiiiiiiii…..ab ye dilli ki garmi bardaash nhi hoti

dramatic bollywood pose

Makeup products I used for the look: (click for respective reviews)


L’Oreal Infallible Foundation

Colorbar Instant Concealer

MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural

Lakme Absolute Blush in Night Sheen


Loreal Color riche Rose quad palette

Lakme Absolute eyeshadow palette

Faces Eyeliner in Moonlit

L’Oreal Volume Million Lashes Mascara


L’oreal Pink Passion lipstick

umrao jaan makeup

Just shift the head gear to your right and you get the Umrao Jaan touch. My failed attempt at the nazakat and adaa?!


  1. Woah! Amazing..I am not able to control my laughter after seeing the 3rd pic..seriously esa imagine ni kia tha..u r looking like a perfect item girl :D

  2. You look beautiful as always and love the makeup. Some images cracked me up, thinking that you must have laughed after taking them … specially the one with nazaaakat and ada. <3 ya!

  3. […] Arabic eye makeup is basically enhancing your eyes with really dark colors, dramatic liners and cut creases. Middle Eastern ladies wear hijab (I find it so so pretty), sometimes the only face part that it visible are the eyes (they totally prove the quote “eyes are the mirrors of the soul”) so they enhance it as much as they possibly can and it looks phenomenal. […]


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