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To get petite Bollywood actress Amrita Rao‘s look in the 2004 film “Main Hoon Na” (co-starring Shahrukh Khan, Sushmita Sen and Zayed Khan), start with concealer and foundation where needed. This look is grungy and youthful, so the emphasis is on the eyes and the lips are understated.

Sweep a pink-purple eyeshadow (MAC Eye Shadow in Creme de Violet) over the lid. Blend a white-pink shimmer shadow (MAC Eye Shadow in Pink Freeze) under the brows. Using a smudgy black pencil (MAC Eye Kohl in Smolder), line the upper and lower lashlines, blending out and upward a little at the outer corners (see picture).

Finish the look with a pale bluish-pink lipstick (MAC Lipstick in Creme Cup). Don’t forget to bring some cool attitude!

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Actress Amrita Rao looked divine as the bride-to-be of Shahid Kapoor in the 2006 Bollywood family film “Vivah” (“Vivaah”). She played the part of the Indian bride preparing for her wedding to perfection: she was demure, conservative, beautiful, delicate. Here’s how you can get the look for yourself!

Recommended Products

MAC Studio Finish Concealer

MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation

MAC Select Sheer / Loose Powder

MAC Powder Blush in Sincere

MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack

MAC Eye Shadows in Expensive Pink, Honesty, Mulch, and Antiqued

Diorshow Mascara by Christian Dior

MAC Lipsticks in Modesty and Viva Glam VI

Face

– Amrita’s makeup in Vivah is high-coverage. Use a concealer (MAC Studio Finish Concealer) to cover any blemishes or darkness. Also apply concealer to the nostrils to draw attention away from the nose.

– Apply foundation (MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation) in a stippling (dotting and swirling) motion.

– Set foundation and concealer with a sheer colored powder (MAC Select Sheer / Loose Powder).

– To the tops of your cheekbones, SPARINGLY apply a matte coppery beige-toned powder blush like MAC Powder Blush in Sincere.

Eyes

– Line the lower waterline with a black gel eyeliner (MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack).

– Amrita’s eyeshadows vary throughout the film, but the idea remains the same: apply eyeshadows in shades of pink and bronze. Use MAC Eye Shadows in Expensive Pink and Honesty paired with darker colors like MAC Eye Shadows in Mulch and Antiqued. Wear the lighter colors on the eyelid and use the darker colors on the outer third of the eyelid and in the upper crease for contouring.

– Using your black gel eyeliner, draw a generous line over your eyelashes and extend slightly beyond the upper lid to give length to the eye.

– Apply false eyelashes if desired (falsies are a big part of her look, so if you are going the whole way, don’t skip this step). Curl lashes and apply your favorite mascara (mine is Diorshow Mascara by Christian Dior).

Lips

– Amrita’s lip colors are neutral and conservative; to get her Indian bridal lips, apply a neutral pink lipstick like MAC Lipstick in Modesty (fitting name, right?), or for a darker lip, apply MAC Lipstick in Viva Glam VI, a “terracotta-plum” shade.

“Vivah” is one of my favorite films; I’ve seen it a million times and recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about traditional Indian culture. Check out the adorable song below; the entire movie is also available on Youtube with English subs.

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