Hi loves! I was a part of an awesome collab on YouTube earlier this month for Pohela Boishakh which is the Bengali New Year! Me and three of my Bengali YT girlfriends created makeup looks for the holiday and I kind of love where it went.. traditionally Bengali women will rock their white & red sarees for for Boishakh but we each ended up doing our own personal festive style! I was inspired by pastel colors and glossy lips of the early 2000s, my look gave me all the Rani Mukerji feels and I loveee how it turned out! Unintentional correlation but fun fact: Rani happens to be [Indian] Bengali, woop!
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I am closing out the week today with one of my favorite tutorials ever! So many of you seem to think so as well 😉 thank you for the buckets of love (& screenshots!) on Snapchat yesterday while I was filming this. I love when we can all share the excitement haha!
Bipasha Basu got married recently and her photos have been all over my twitter feed.. holy smokes she looked perfect!! It was only after admiring her traditional look that I realize I’ve never seen a famous Bengali bride before!! I wish I could rewind three years and do my wedding all over again. I kept catching myself going back to look at her photos so I thought I would do my best to recreate the look. Its my favorite yet & I hope you guys love it too!!! I wore it out to dinner last night without the eyebrow decoration and a lipstick change and it wore flawlessly with a matte brown lip too!
My loves!!!! Thank you all so much for the incredible response to my latest video!! I’m sorry it took me a few days to get the product list up but the weekend got a bit busy. ICYMI today is Ekushey February (literally February 21st) – known around the world as International Mother Language Day, declared by UNESCO in 1999, honoring Bangladesh’s Language Movement as well as ethno-linguistic rights for all peoples around the world. I’ll end up writing a novel so I’ll leave it just at that so you can listen to my monologue in my video before the tutorial starts 🙂 I’ll be completely honest, I was a nervous wreck about speaking up about anything remotely political or racial because things are taken out of context so easily on the internet.. but to receive such a warm and open response was amazing and I’m so happy that I took the plunge.
To honor the day and my heritage I decided to create a traditional Bengali look, not to be confused with a look for Ekushey as it isn’t a happy day to remember. Traditionally in Bangladesh you’ll see everyone dressed in black & white on this day. I teamed up with my friend Sharifa Easmin and we both created different looks. Mine originally was going to look a lot like hers but she killed it – I went back to the drawing board and ended up getting super inspired by Aishwarya Rai in the movie Devdas. While she isn’t Bengali, her character (Paro) is and the styling, colors, and textiles in the movie are to die for.