Perfecting The Indian Look
As India celebrates their National Republic Day, we took a look at what it is that make Indian women so mesmerizing and beautiful. Over the years certain Indian Beauty Standards have been set that women all over India attempt to follow. Surprisingly the Indian beauty standardsfollowed by ancient ancestors, are the same ones that are still followed today!
Indian Beauty Standards
1. Almond Shaped Eyes
Almond shaped eyes are a trait that you have to be born with. Taking a look at some of India’s biggest Bollywood stars (Aishwarya Rai being the most prominent), it is safe to say that most of them possess this one particular Indian beauty standard for sure!
2. Sharp Nose
Let’s take a quick look at all the Bollywood actresses who had nose jobs done to achieve this particular Indian beauty standards! – We have Priyanka Chopra, Aishwarya Rai, Kareena Kapoor and Shilpa Shetty!
A sharp nose is said to make the face look slimmer and more graceful!
3. Long and Thick Black Hair
India would not be India without the long luscious locks! Most advertisements on television are for various shampoos and conditioners to make your hair long, strong and thick. In fact, it is a tradition for the mothers to massage coconut oil onto their child’s hair to make sure that their hair grows out well!
4. Hourglass Figure
Until Kim Kardashian came about, Hollywood rejected hourglass figures and adored slim and trim girls. But, India, right from the beginning of times, appreciated and adored any woman with an hourglass figure.
In fact, comparing ancient pictures of Indian beauty standards and modern pictures, you may not find all that much of a difference where the figure is concerned!
5. Chiselled Chin
A chiseled or a pointed chin is viewed as a feminine trait, whereas, a box-shaped jaw is concerned to be completely manly in nature! This is why Indians view the Bollywood stars like Deepika Padukone, to be a bigger star than Frieda Pinto.
6. Full Lips
Needless to say, this particular Indian beauty standard is a symbol of sexuality and femininity. Before you say anything, No, this is not a trend that was brought on by Kylie Jenner.
7. Fair Skin
Although this may be a point to debate upon, the way fairness cream products are flourishing in India (not just for women but men too), is a clear sign that fair skin is much more valued than darker skin.
Where the color of the skin is concerned, the North Indians seem to have it easier than the South Indians, who are darker by nature.
8. Dark Eyebrows
Another beloved trait is dark eyebrows. Most often Indians use a method called threading, which is healthier than waxing (although not less painful) to shape their brows. This method is slowly catching up in places like America, Canada and Australia. After shaping their brows perfectly, a brow gel or a pencil is used to darken the brows!
You can only imagine an Indians reaction during the ‘bleached brow phase’!
9. Thick Eyelashes
They say that an Indian woman can hold a whole conversation only using her eyes. The eyes of Indian women are also said to be the most expressive! This would not be possible without those long thick eyelashes.
Just a flutter of those beauties and you already know she’s interested in you!
10. Thick Lined Eyes
Kajal or Kohl is one of the major Indian beauty standards, as it is used as not just a way to highlight those expressive eyes, but, when used organically, is very cooling to the eyes – perfect for the hot, sultry Indian weather!
There you have it! 10 Indian Beauty Standards that showcase what makes an Indian Girl so perfect!