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A guide to Bhumi Pednekar’s festive and glamorous look

Feeling inspired by the striking play of colour and old-school Bollywood glamour seen here? Here’s a step-by-step breakdown to Bhumi Pednekar’s cover look

FEAST YOUR EYES

For the cover shoot,the styling and beauty narrative was to highlight the flamboyance and opulence of India’s vibrant festivals. Hair and make-up artist Elton Fernandez reflects,“We wanted to capture a celebratory mood, while portraying spontaneity. For that candid, in-the moment shot, the makeup had to complement— not overpower—Bhumi (Pednekar).” Focused on highlighting one feature, Fernandez reveals,“To avoid playing it safe, I made blue—a striking yet tricky colour—the hero element of this look.” The colour was used to play up her eyes,but in an unusual manner. He shares,“I gave her a winged eye effect with a deep blue eye pencil. To lend dimension to the eye make-up,I applied a frosty, bright blue eyeliner along the centre of her lash line.”

 

IN THE MOOD FOR NUDE

Shades of nude played second fiddle to the hero hue—blue. “I worked in a bit of a blended cut crease in fleshy tones to introduce warmth to the look. When placed along the inner corners of the eyes, the warm tones also give the illusion of a leaner, more contoured look. For the lips, I opted to overdraw the outline ever so softly to emphasise their shape. Since I didn’t want the make-up to appear overdone,a frosty, fleshtoned gloss completed the nude pout.” To finish off, a gentle brush of mascara was applied to the lashes.

 

COME UNDONE

For the hairstyle, Fernandez wanted to channel an old-world Bollywood charm à la Dimple Kapadia. “There’s modernity in the styling with romantic wisps of hair flying across the face,so it doesn’t seem overtly coiffed. Instead, it’s an undone and lived in look, which makes it relatable and desirable,” says Fernandez.

    Photographs: Taras Taraporvala, Hair & Make-up: Elton J Fernandez, Outfits: Ri by Ritu Kumar, Styling: Lynn Lobo, Creative Direction: Gopalika Virmani, Location: The Great Eastern Homes, Mumbai
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