LOOKBOOK: Bharatanatyam – Indian Classical Dance!

Hi there,

Known for its grace, purity, tenderness, and sculpturesque poses , Bharatanatyam is one of the most artistic dance I’ve laid my eyes onto till today.  I did a beautiful look for Atmica here today.. I hope you enjoy!

What Bharatanatyam is all about:

Bharatanatyam is considered to be a fire-dance — the mystic manifestation of the metaphysical element of fire in the human body. It is one of the five major styles (one for each element) that include Odissi (element of water), and Mohiniattam (element of air). The movements of an authentic Bharatanatyam dancer resemble the movements of a dancing flame.

Bharatanatyam proper is a solo dance, with two aspects, lasya, the graceful feminine lines and movements, and tandava Ananda Thandavam (Tamil) (the dance of Shiva), masculine aspect, which is identical to the Yin and Yang in the Chinese culture.

I hope you enjoy my take on their intense makeup!

Model & Muse: Atmica Reddy!

Key features in the makeup:

  • The highest coverage base possible, in talking cake on 10 layers of foundation! (It has to be sweat proof, duh)
  • Exaggerated brows, lips, blush & anything you can come up with!
  • Fierce eyes, to help them emote even better, of course!


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