The 10 Most Epic Beauty Looks Of 2015
When in doubt turn to Bollywood. As far as hair and beauty goals are concerned, it’s one formula that never fails and 2015 was no exception. I’m so pleased that more and more leading ladies are moving out of their comfort zones and pushing the envelope when it comes to taking risks. Whether it’s the no make-up look or seriously fierce beauty, this year can very well be called the year of the braids. Here’s our list of our favourite gals who inspired us to break out of our make-up rut:
1. Deepika Padukone
Dramatic Goth eyes, smokey eyes, bright pouts, sultry nude lips, upside-down French braided topknot, and an assortment of twisted and braided hairstyles is how Deepika’s year in hair and beauty has panned out. Although she continues to wear her signature teased at the crown hairstyle often, I’m glad she’s been more experimental and given us some chic hairstyles that work in both casual and formal settings.
2. Sonam Kapoor
The fashionista ranks high on my list because of the ease with which she moves between looks that span from fiercely sophiticated to a pretty desi girl vibe. No wonder then, she inspired a whole post about some of her best beauty looks in 2015. Read about it here.
3. Alia Bhatt
Fun, flirty and young is how I would describe Alia Bhatt ‘s hair and make-up game. This girl knows how to dress her age, which explains her popularity among tweens and even little girls as old as five (my nieces are fangirls too, so I know). Whether she’s promoting her movie or attending a Diwali bash, her make-up is an extension of her youthful personality. What really caught my eye though are the beautifully braided hairstyles she’s worn in the latter half of 2015.
My cutey PA @narola_c_jamir finally made use of my @cushnieetochs dress and #hotpink pumps! @tanghavri thanks for being part of my team ? @shaanmu you know we can never go wrong with #hotpink lips!!!! ??? @gurmeet0721 thanks for the secret accessory ? #definitionoffear #presscon #delhi A photo posted by Jacqueline Fernandez (@jacquelinef143) on
4. Jacqueline Fernandez
Besides having enviable fitness levels, Jacqueline has gorgeous hair that’s to die for. I would give up everything I have (which isn’t much in the first place) to get her luscious mane. She has that rare quality where she can stun in a real simple ponytail as well as stop us in our tracks in a fierce smokey eye look.
Ready for the sangeet in my favourite @manishmalhotra05 and stunning jewellery by @maheepkapoor for #sayantanifinejewels. Styled by the talented @chinardesai and make up and hair by my darlings @niluu9999 and @sheetalfkhan! #ViPshaadi #maidofhonor #happiness #love #prettyinpink A photo posted by Sonakshi Sinha (@aslisona) on
5. Sonakshi Sinha
After religiously following her on Instagram, I crown her the undisputed Queen of the cat eyeliner. It seems to be her favoured choice of make-up, and I’m not complaining because they complement her almond-shaped eyes so damn well. But if you think Sona’s all about the winged eye, you are mistaken. Whether it’s a deep, berry pout or a striking teal winged liner, this girl is winging it in the hair and make-up department. No wonder she’s been giving us some major beauty goals this year. She’s also one of the first few celebs to chop off her hair, which is quite noteworthy in an industry that’s obsessed with long hair.
Malabar event in abudhabi ? A photo posted by पुरशोतम हंस (@pompyhans) on
6. Kareena Kapoor
Now we all know how beautiful Kareena Kapoor looks without a trace of make-up, but when she steps out in a diffused smokey eye and braided bun the effect is stunning to say the least. Kareena has always given me hair and make-up goals ever since her Poo avatar in K3G. I especially love the neutral smokey eye looks on her.
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7. Neha Dhupia
This girl is on fire. I have always thought as much about Neha Dhupia. Her looks are always fiercely independent of current trends. She does exactly what she wants to and carries it off with panache. I especially love her fierce hair and make-up looks. Pardon me, if I sound like a fan girl right now but she deserves the compliment.
#Navratri #dandiya #dancing #festivalseason wearing this delicious @ridhimehraofficial and @amrapalijewels you @sanamratansi A photo posted by Aditi Rao Hydari (@aditiraohydari) on
8. Aditi Rao Hydari
Sugar, spice and everything nice, Aditi Rao Hydari is the embodiment of this little rhyme. No matter what she does with her hair and make-up, she gives off a sweetly sexy vibe that perfectly suits her style. It’s probably her doll-like lashes but there’s an inherent softness about her face that she plays up with her make-up and hairstyles.
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9. Malaika Arora Khan
If I can look even half as gorgeous as she does at her age, that would be a life well-lived. To say that Malaika Arora Khan gives me hair and make-up goals would be an understatement. This woman gives me #lifegoals. She’s drop dead gorgeous no matter how she does her hair or wears her make-up, and I’m not going to tire of calling her a hottie!
10. Kangana Ranaut
I don’t know anyone apart from Kangana Ranaut, who can wear Princess Leia’s braided buns without looking caricature-ish. I love how she usually looks breathtakingly fresh in her bare-face, flushed-cheeks look, but can rock an edgy emo look with elan, and rememeber that time when she wore her hair a la Freida Kahlo? I would say her statement ringlets are her star feature!