Alia Bhatt first exploded on our screens as a cherubic 19-year-old in Student of The Year, playing the now iconic role of Shanaya. Since then, she’s gone from strength to strength, with some impressive turns in Udta Punjab, Kapoor & Sons and Highway, to name a few. Off screen, her bubbly personality reflects in her style and beauty choices: she loves experimenting with her hair, sporting braids and updos, but her makeup… not so much. We trace her beauty journey from ingénue to bona fide star.
At a leading magazine’s beauty awards show, Alia styled her long tresses into a side-swept hairdo and had on barely any makeup, which perfectly showed off her porcelain skin. We loved this fresh look on the then 20-year-old.
Alia’s beauty looks were a bit of a hit or a miss this year – most often, her makeup didn’t do justice to her expressive face. Take, for instance, this event where her bold red lips and bronze eyeshadow seemed a little OTT for her.
This was the year that Alia opened up to experimentation. During the press promotion of Shaandaar, she gave us a myriad of different hairdos – from milkmaid braids to braided ponytails and updos.
After experimenting with hair, Alia slowly embraced different beauty looks before settling down on her fave – the smokey eye. For a wedding, she sported a slicked-back low bun and sported rockstar-esque smokey lids that looked absolutely stunning on her.
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2017 was the year when Alia chose more grown up, polished looks. Most often, she stuck to sleek ponytails and perfectly coiffed hair with minimal makeup. Less is always more.
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While we weren’t too thrilled with her choice of gown for the Filmfare Awards, Alia’s makeup though was #flawless. She roped in long-time collaborator Puneet B Saini who gave her subtle nude lips and a slight sweep of bronzer. Alia’s hair was styled in loose, romantic curls. How gorg is she?