A Guide To Applying Bharatanatyam Makeup

Bharatnatyam Makeup

Bharatnatyam is a classical Indian dance form that is the pride of our country. And just like the vibrant dance form, Bharatnatyam dancers wear vibrant Bharatnatyam makeup when performing this dance. They look beautiful just like goddesses in such makeup and it is definitely worth trying out if you too wish to look like a classic beauty. Here’s a guide to applying bharatnatyam makeup with informative steps.


Step By Step Guide To Do Bharatnatyam Makeup

bharatnatyam makeup look


Bharatnatyam makeup is not very different from regular makeup looks but it is more classic. It features defined brows, a tri-coloured eyeshadow, winged eyeliner, and red lipstick. Here’s how to get the look.


Step 1: Skincare

Before beginning any makeup routine, always cleanse and moisturise your skin. Use a gentle face wash and then swipe on toner. Apply moisturiser so your skin is hydrated. 


Step 2: Base Makeup

If you are a bharatnatyam dancer you will need a mattifying primer so that it ensures the makeup stays put despite sweating. Apply the primer on your face and neck and then blend on a sweat proof or matte foundation. Dust your face with setting powder so that your base is set and oil-free.

Step 3: Brow Grooming

Brush up your brows with a spoolie and fill in the gaps with a brow pencil. Outline your brow shape with a brow pencil as well and then brush once again to blend the pigment. Swipe on a brow gel if you have one. Stick a bindi at the centre of your forehead, in between both eyebrows.

Step 4: Eye Makeup

This eye makeup is vibrant so make sure to apply an eye primer on your lids first. Begin with choosing three shades from the same colour family. For example mauve, lavender, and pink. First blend the lightest shade above your crease lines. Then apply the lavender shade on your crease line and on the upper half of your lid. Then use the pink shade closest to your lash line. Now draw on winged eyeliner and apply mascara. You can experiment with vibrant eyeshadow shades or even keep it simple with gold or copper eyeshadow.

Step 5: Cheek Makeup

Give your skin a rosy flush of colour by applying blush to the apples of your cheeks and blend outwards. Make sure to use a powder matte blush so that it won’t fade off easily if you sweat.

Step 6: Lip Makeup

Scrub and moisturise for smooth lips. Use a nude lip pencil to define your lip shape and then apply a liquid matte red lipstick which is long lasting and nourishing.


Bharatanatyam makeup is easy to do if you follow the right steps and use the right makeup products. Try it out now and watch how beautiful you will look.

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