How To Recreate Radha’s Makeup Look At Home
I recall listening to my grandmother narrate Radha-Krishna stories to me as a child — she was always equipped with a storybook, and I was always peering at each page to glimpse the characters. And I remember finding Goddess Radha divinely beautiful — with her hair pulled back into a bun, and flowers, bindis, chokers, and all sorts of accessories embellishing her face and neck. But my fascination with the goddess didn’t end there — and, clearly, that’s the case with most. That’s why we’re breaking down her look this Janmashtami. Ahead — a step-by-step decode of Radha’s makeup.
Radha Makeup Look
Goddess Radha’s beauty is divine — with a cluster of flowers lining the forehead, and flower-encrusted maang-tikkas draped over the front of the head, she’s inspired many to recreate ‘the’ Radha makeup look over the years.
How To Create Radha Makeup Look At Home
Radha’s look is composed of a couple of constants — drawn-on flowers sitting atop the eyebrows, flower-adorned accessories punctuating a low-hanging bun, and flower-encrusted maang-tikkas embellishing the forehead. Now — these elements are very visible. But in order to truly capture the goddess’ look, you must dive into the intricacies of her makeup. Ahead — a step-by-step breakdown of how you can create Radha’s makeup look at home.
Step One: Cleanse The Skin
Start off with skincare. You can cleanse your face with a foam-based cleanser to remove build-up and residue gently. Conclude by moisturising your face with a lightweight and brightening formula that seeps into your skin seamlessly, and locks in moisture for a silky-smooth base.
Use: MyGlamm Iridescent Brightening Foam Cleanser
Use: MyGlamm Iridescent Brightening Moisturising Cream
Rosehip Oil-infused Daily Moisturising Cream
Step Two: Prime For Long-Lasting Makeup
Dot a primer all over your face to set the base for your makeup, and extend the longevity of your look. Look for a primer containing hydrating ingredients (like Hyaluronic Acid, Rosehip Oil, or Camellia Oil) for a candle-lit, goddess-worthy base.
Use: MYGLAMM Tinted Perfection Face Primer
Step Three: Build The Base
Opt for a matte-texture, liquid-based foundation to emulate Radha’s smooth, seamless finish. Make sure you’re covering the face as well as the neck with dottings of the formula. Blend the foundation into the skin with your fingers before using a (damp) blender to perfect the base. Try looking for a formula infused with the benefits of skincare. Go over areas that you feel aren’t covered well, once again.
Use: MyGlamm Treat Love Care Age Defying Foundation
Liquid Foundation With Medium Coverage, Enriched With Indian Mulberry
Step Four: Accentuate The Face
Apply a little bit of contour along the hollows of your cheeks, jawline, and forehead to sculpt your face naturally. You can use a blender to mix the product into your skin easily. Once you’re done contouring, it’s time to bake the face. Swipe a translucent powder under the eyes, over the chin, forehead, and jawline, and above Cupid’s Bow to set the base. This step extends the longevity of your makeup, absorbs oil, and reduces shine for a flawless finish.
Use: MyGlamm Chisel It Contour Kit-Face Value
Use: MyGlamm Glow To Glamour Shimmer And Fixing Powder (Finesse)
3 in 1 Highlighter + Blush + Bronzer
2 in 1 Shimmer and Fixing Powder
Step Five: Brush ‘Em Brows
While your makeup is baking, move on to the brows. Brush your brows with a spoolie, and fill them with an eyebrow-pencil. Use a jet-black or dark brown eyebrow-pencil to create fine hair-like lines and strokes in the direction of the hairs to make them appear bold but natural. Before moving on to the next step, use a buffing brush to brush your face, and rid it of excess powder.
Use: MyGlamm Lit Brow Definer Pencil - Shook
Step Six: Add A Flush To The Cheeks
You’ll need a pink-tinted blusher for this — scoop a little bit of the pigment onto your fingers, and swirl it into the apples of your cheeks to lend a soft, pink flush to the skin.
Use: MyGlamm K.Play Flavoured Blush — Juicy Strawberry
Strawberry Flavoured Matte Colour-rich Blush
Step Seven: Colour The Lids
Use a buffing brush to add a little translucent powder to the lids as well. Wait for a few minutes before picking a shade of yellow, and applying it to the inner-corners of the eyes. Go on to tease the centre of your lid with a shade of pink. Colour the outer-lid and crease-line with a shade of purple. To add some finishing touches, you can accentuate the crease-line with a shade of orange-red, and layer yellow on top. This look focuses a lot on eye makeup. Define the outside and centre of your lower lash-line with purple or pink, and pack a little bit of yellow in the inner-corners. Once you’re done, dab some golden glitter onto the lids to glamourise the eyes.
Use: Manish Malhotra 9 in 1 Eyeshadow Palette - Soiree
Compact Eyeshadow Palette with 9 shades in Matte, Metallic & Foil Finishes
Step Eight: Line The Eyes
Finish off by tightlining the eyes with white kajal to make them pop. Swipe a jet-black eyeliner right underneath to create a contrast between the colours, and dramatise your eyes more. Extend the black eyeliner into a wing. You’re going to want to define your entire eye with eyeliner to capture Radha’s look. Make sure to define the inner-corners, and make them sharp and bold.
Use: MyGlamm Lit Glossy Liquid Eyeliner
Step Nine: Define The Lashes
Drench your lashes in a few coats of a volume-inducing mascara.
Use: MyGlamm Twist It Up Mascara-Black
Volumising and Curling Mascara
Step Ten: Highlight The High Points
Dust highlighter all over the high-points of your face as well as the inner-corners of the eyes and the brow-bones.
Use: MyGlamm Spotlight Illuminating Liquid - Stardust
Step Eleven: Get Your Hands On A Pink Lippie
Use a bright, poppy pink lipstick to conclude this look, and don’t forget to overline your lips to achieve that perfect puckered pout.
Use: MyGlamm Lit Liquid Matte — Pinky Promise
Moringa Oil Enriched Matte Lipstick
Before concluding the look, you can use face-paints to draw tiny flowers along the forehead, and add a flower-laden maang-tikka to tie it all together.
And that’s on recreating radha’s look makeup at home.
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