Min­i­mal makeup is mak­ing a big state­ment, as celebs cham­pion the barely-there look

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Public ap­pear­ances and film pre­mieres have al­ways been high on glam­our. But Bol­ly­wood di­vas are not shy­ing away from keep­ing it min­i­mal when it comes to ththeir makeup.

In the string of re­cent events, a host of ac­tors, in­clud­ing the very fash­ion­con­scious Sonam Kapoor, and ac­tors such as Alia Bhatt, Aditi Rao Hy­dari and Pari­neeti Cho­pra faced the shut­ter­bugs in barely-there looks that in­clude lit­tle to no makeup. This adds to the global trend of go­ing au na­turel, with even makeup-lovers like Hol­ly­wood re­al­ity star Kim Kar­dashian mak­ing a bold state­ment by pos­ing makeup-free this month for the cover of an in­ter­na­tional fash­ion mag­a­zine and #nomakeup self­ies be­com­ing an in­ter­net trend.

Makeup ex­pert Jojo says that barely-there makeup has the abil­ity to make a big noise. “I am com­pletely in favour of ac­tors go­ing for min­i­mal makeup be­cause less is al­ways more when it comes to cre­at­ing the nat­u­ral look. Also, it makes for a prac­ti­cal ap­proach — it’s easy, quick and as long as there’s good skin to back the look, it should def­i­nitely be flaunted,” says Jojo.

Like Bol­ly­wood, the run­way is also not afraid of ditch­ing loud makeup. “I love the no-makeup look on the ramp, es­pe­cially when fash­ion is inch­ing to­wards an­drog­y­nous styles,” says de­signer Nida Mah­mood. She adds that Bol­ly­wood glama­zons ditch­ing makeup can prove to be a pos­i­tive in­spi­ra­tion for those just start­ing to experiment with makeup.

“I hope young­sters are inspired to go the min­i­mal way like these celebs, and un­der­stand that it’s so much nicer to look fresh, rather than caked up,” she adds.

Beauty ex­pert Am­bika Pil­lai also gives a thumbs up to the un­der­stated look, but points out: “Min­i­mal­is­tic makeup is great, but some­thing on the face needs to be high­lighted. A touch of high­light on the cheek­bones and just a bit of mas­cara can com­plete the look,” she says.

L-R:L R: Pari­neeti Cho­pra,Cho­pra Sonam Kapoor,Kapoor Alia Bhatt,Bhatt Shrad­dha Kapoor; be­low,be­low left left: Aditi Rao Hy­dari

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