|Parminder Nagra of ER (love her!)|
The first thing I noticed was that they tend to wear feminine clothing that are only reserved for women and that is key to looking feminine. Indian women even have their stomachs bare in saris! The patterns are vibrant with beautiful embroidery. Of course, I don't think Black women are going to start wearing saris but we would look beautiful in flowing dresses and skirts with delicate embroidery.
These women also tend to have long hair. I talked about natural hair in my last post. Depending on your texture you may be able to grow long hair that hangs down or big full hair like an lion's mane (which I think is beautiful and breathtaking). You can also use weaves and wigs if you feel it is necessary, but I will always encourage Black women to wear their own texture and hair instead of trying to look like other women. I'm going to say it... long hair is more feminine, but I think that we should wear long hair in it's natural state. If you look better in short hair that's fine, but try to wear a haircut that is feminine and different from a man's.
What stood out most for me though was their eyes! Indian and Middle Eastern women wear very visible black eyeliner on their brows and around their eyes! Most women don't do that. A lot of them have dark skin like Black women and the eyeliner makes their eyes look so much bigger and beautiful and their brows look perfect. I thought that this would be a quick and easy way for us to enhance our eyes! I'll post some tutorials below. What do you think about wearing this much eyeliner? Would this style look good on us? Why don't we wear more eyeliner anyway?
Enhancing Brown Eyes Look
How to Massively Eyeline Your Eyes
How to Apply Bollywood Eyeliner (good video)
How I do my Winged Eyeliner
Eyeliner Techniques and Styles (great)
5 Ways to use a Pencil Eyeliner
How to Use Kohl Liner
Arabic Make-up Style
Bollywood/Arabic Inspired Tutorial