Drapping the INDIANESS with Style
Indian culture is richly known in other parts of the world since the ancient age. Its multi-diverse flavor has been consistently unique in its very own way. Manners, traditions, living and trading patterns etc. are one of the graceful components of Indian culture. According to a data published by a famous fashion magazine I was going through some days back, the women segment currently accounts for an overwhelming 87% of the total ethnic wear market at INR 54,425 crore, it is the growth of this segment that will continue to drive the overall sector. The women’s wear segment alone is expected to grow at a steady rate of 8% over the coming decade. This is something like WOW for a fashion freak like me. It just simply inspires me to carry N number of my favorite Indian ethnic fashion statements for myself without the fear of getting repetitive or boring with the same style again and again.
My personal favorite Indian ethnic wear would be undoubtedly the most popular and the most subtle wear aka SAREE. Saree gives a decent yet stylish look to women. There is various type of work and designs are available to give you best look according to the occasion. Besides being stylish it is comfortable also. It not only gives you traditional look but can make you look sexy also. But one has to admit this fact that while the Sari is good attire, one cannot say that it is the best dress for all women in the world. A dress is as good as it does for the wearer. A badly draped sari can be as bad as any dress badly worn; it wouldn’t make the wearer look beautiful.
So for today’s photo shoot I had to be extra cautious and at the same time extra curious as well because today I am trying to drape a saree knowing how difficult it could be and how careful I need to be because a slight mistake here or there it can take the look from top to rock bottom. So I selected a saree which is a very basic and a common printed saree which almost 60% of the housewives wear in their daily life. So the idea was to make these very basic sarees a different look and combine them with makeup and accessories to boost up the look….!!
Now to compliment my look the makeup needed to be taken care with at most simplicity and sincerity. The makeup should be such that the face and expressions can do all the talking and the makeup can provide the perfect role of supporting cast keeping things naturally beautiful and elegant. Hence to do so I chose to carry a three layer eye shadow look with an almost nude lip color.
For the base I have used the l’oreal paris Crayon Correcteur Concealor (which bdw I think has a great coverage and works nicely in covering up the spots specially under the eyes), and for the foundation I have applied Maybelline Clear Glow BB cream, which works as excellent foundation….
Lastly to give the finish, I have applied the Maybelline Dream Satin Skin Powder to set the concealer and the foundation….
There it is.. The complete base… just to add the blush u can use any blushes from either Maybelline or L’oreal paris…
I have used Maybelline New York Nudes Palette, and Maybelline Womens The Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow.
Firstly I have prepared the base using the light brown shade on the lids and dark brown on the outer corners later for giving the Smokey effect….
After we are done with the base, for the crease I have used the light red shade for giving that classy red eye shadow look…
Once the lids and crease are done, we can apply a little golden shimmer using just the finger pads just on the centre to add a little drama….
For the eyelashes I have used the creamy mascara from colorbar…!!
I have not used any lip color in this look as I wanted the nude lips look…
So there it is..!!
My complete makeup look… Hope you like it…!!
At the end it may look like getting draped in a saree is a tedious task but trust me at the end it’s all worth it. No wonder why a women wearing a saree looks extremely out of this world and why all the western ladies go gaga about wearing a saree while visiting India. In today’s photo shoot I made sure to realize myself how proud I feel being an Indian as one saree draped around my body showcase the culture in the most beautiful yet subtle way possible and I am sure it would have awakened the Indianness hidden inside you somewhere.