Kareena Kapoor Khan has been an inspiration for many over the years. Whether it was her minimal makeup in Jab We Met or her smouldering eyes in Veere Di Wedding, everyone wants to copy Kareena’s looks, and there have been many. Here, Anu Kaushik and Lekha Gupta, two makeup maestros who have seen Kareena Kapoor Khan’s evolution up close, break it down for us.
When Mickey Contractor was doing her makeup for Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, he was a fan of her gorgeous skin and lauded how young she looked. He did not want to age her up with harsh makeup, so they stuck to using shades of pink through her makeup while keeping the base very minimal. Looks like that makeup became her go-to for the next few years.
Starting 2004 up until mid-2008, Kareena’s hair got some major Victoria Secret Angel-esque curls, and they were blonde, “I think going bleach blonde could have been a way for Kareena's makeup artists and stylists to get her to look a little older. Even the makeup was sobered down and tones of brown were introduced. The brown lip liner filled in with a nude lip colour with gloss was a route her makeup shouldn't have taken at all,” said Lekha.
Breakthrough look: Bold red lips with kohl in Chameli
Product recommendation: Lakmé Absolute Plump And Shine Lip Gloss for fuller, bold lips like Kareena.