4 Bollywood celebrity eye makeup ideas you’ll want to close 2019 with


With the last few weeks of 2019 upon us, it is time to get your game face on for the start of a new decade. Making the task easier are your favourite Bollywood celebrities, who have been test driving the latest and the greatest that the world of eye makeup has to offer. From feline flicks of eyeliner to a merry explosion of colour, there’s plenty to be excited about and very little time to do it in. Before the party season hits, here’s all the Bollywood-approved eye makeup inspiration you need on your mood board.

Cat eye

The winged eye has seen many iterations down the years, and Deepika Padukone took its most potent version to the Cannes red carpet earlier this year. Standing tall in a monochromatic Peter Dundas creation with a samurai-esque high ponytail, she sealed the deal with a reverse cat eye that accentuated her bottom lid. If you’ve been looking to cop the look, start by applying an even base of eye primer to keep your handiwork smudge-proof. Those with a shaky hand will find assistance in stretching the under-eye area with the ring finger. Draw a winged flick as you normally would on the lower lid, instead of the upper, and repeat the process on the inner crease of the eye. For maximum impact, opt for a volumising mascara to give your lashes that extra lift and drama.

Bright eye makeup

Canary yellow, aqua blue, mermaid green… 2019 will go down as the year when celebrities nudged beauty boundaries further than ever before. While smoky grey eyeshadow once reigned supreme, all hues on the colour wheel are now considered fair play. For further notes, look to Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, who doused her lids in a merry sunshine hue to go with her multi-hued Anamika Khanna creation. Elsewhere, Priyanka Chopra was spotted at the Cannes Film Festival in a sparkly Fendi number with a shimmery hue of aqua blue on her eyes. The French Riviera inspired Deepika Padukone to set aside the usual suspects as well, and the actor opted for pink eyeliner to go with her nautical striped Loewe pantsuit.

Graphic eyeliner

Harder to execute than the average winged eye, graphic swooshes across the lids have nevertheless been having their moment in the spotlight. Chopra made her debut on the Cannes red carpet in a high-shine Roberto Cavalli, choosing to indulge her experimental streak with a graphic winged eye. Sonam Kapoor Ahuja invited geometric-inspired designs into her repertoire as well, choosing to elevate the classic winged eye with an angular triangle at the outer edges. While the possibilities are endless, a felt-tipped eyeliner pen offers precise placement of pigment. If you’re new to the scene, it helps to trace out your desired shape before filling it in with eyeliner to negate any do-overs.

Metallic eyes

If you’ve been looking to give traditional eye makeup looks a party-ready update, allow the humble metallic eyeliner to stand at your service—whether applied across as a precise flick of shimmer and shine or doused liberally over the lids. Kriti Sanon took hers as a blue smoky eye, while Sonakshi Sinha opted for gunmetal shimmer to mirror her head-to-toe sequinned Yanina Couture number. If you love your glitter but can’t quite seem to get around the fall out, an easy rule of thumb is to remember to press the pigment into the skin instead of sweeping it across the lids. It pays to keep a couple of cotton buds at hand to mop any errant flecks of glitter too.

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