Decoding Madhuri Dixit’s Top 5 Iconic Makeup Looks

Decoding Madhuri Dixit’s Top 5 Iconic Makeup Looks

Whenever someone mentions Bollywood makeup looks, the first thing that pops in our head is Madhuri Dixit's iconic looks! Bollywood deserves credit for many things, from its music to its outfits and its makeup. Our desi girls became divas through the Bollywood industry's glitzy and glamorous celebrity makeup looks.

We have a number of iconic actresses and their iconic makeup moments. However, Madhuri Dixit—also known as the "Dhak Dhak" girl—is perhaps the one who has captured our hearts most frequently and for the longest.


Here’s decoding  Madhuri Dixit's iconic looks throughout her glamorous career on screen. So, fasten your seatbelts and prepare for the ride of a lifetime - makeup inspirations from Madhuri Dixit!

How to Achieve Madhuri Dixit’s Iconic Makeup Looks from These Popular Movies

#1 Chandramukhi’s Sharp Contour from Devdas

Who can forget Chandramukhi from Devdas! Although Aishwarya Rai appeared stunning in the lead role, Madhuri Dixit stole the show with her many looks in the film.

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When it comes to creating this shiny visage, the trick lies in highlighting the cheekbones with sharp contours and creating a dramatic eye look with some winged liner. Add some fiery red lipstick to your look for a polished finish.

#2 Pooja’s Dewy Makeup Look from Dil To Pagal Hai

Madhuri Dixit Nene's killer wardrobe in Dil To Pagal Hai was full of chiffon kurta sets, delicate blouses, sleek sleeves, sweetheart necklines, and captivating ethnic, which quite was fashion-forward for 1997. Truth be told, we'd wear those amazing ethnic styles even in 2022. And the same goes for this classic Madhuri Dixit makeup look!

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She opts for a dewy makeup look with thin black eyeliner streaks and filled-in eyebrows for this minimal appearance.

The look is rounded off with nude lipstick, which draws attention to her rosy pout.

#3 Nisha’s Famous Ethnic Makeup Look from Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!

Hum Aapke Hain Koun has become a romance cult classic. Everything, from the sartorial look to the songs of the movies, is still replicated during the many Indian wedding functions.

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The makeup of Madhuri Dixit in this look, complete with mascara-laden eyes, blushed cheeks, and glossy pink lips, continues to be a go-to traditional makeup style for women today! Madhuri Dixit's makeup looks in this movie are just fablous.

#4 Aaja Nachle’s Iconic Kohl Eye Look

Aaja Nachle marks Madhuri's return to the screen after a sabbatical of several years. The dance sequences in this film saw her dressed in theatrical makeup for her role as a classical dancer.

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The title song of the movie had Madhuri glammed up with kohl eyes, pink nude lips, and contouring, which is still enough to make us want to groove to the iconic Madhuri Dixit song!

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#5 The Pastel Pink ‘Ek Do Teen’ Look from Tezaab

Madhuri's first foray into popularity was in 1988 when her song Ek Do Teen from the film Tezaab became an anthem. The look from this song is still recreated 33 years after the song was released.

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If you want to achieve the Ek Do Teen look, create a flawless base, and follow it up by tightlining your eyes and applying some blush. Don't forget to top it off with a pastel pink lipstick—also trending in summer 2022, by the way! And voilà, you're photo-ready.

#6 Bonus Look

Yes, we know we promised only 5 of Dixit’s most iconic looks, but we feel this list is incomplete without her latest makeover. Bringing forth Madhuri in The Fame Game, her latest hit Television series on Netflix.

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We loved Madhuri's dazzling smokey eyes and her demure blush that highlighted her cheeks to make them stand out. The burgundy lips and filled-in brows complete the glam look. 

Makeup Lessons from Madhuri Dixit (to Slay at Any Age!)

Despite being in her 50s, Madhuri Dixit Nene hasn't let her beautiful appearance slip. The last few years have seen her experiment with contouring, acid pink lipstick, blue eyeshadow, and sparkly lip gloss. Here are some of Madhuri Dixit’s makeup tips anyone can use, regardless of their age.

#1 Go Matte for a Natural Look

Even though dewy and glowy bases have become extremely popular over the past few years, matte bases are a great option for covering fine lines. Queen Dixit Nene usually uses a matte foundation with a natural finish, which she plays up with strategically placed highlights.

Also read about how to adjust your foundation according to season.

#2 Paint ‘Em Lips Red

Regardless of how bold it might be, a red lip always makes a powerful beauty statement. Dixit often wears a bold lip when she's not rocking her smokey eye.

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Applying a little lip liner to her lips will ensure that it does not slip from her face as she is always attending promotional events or participating in shoots.

Also Check out 8 red lipstick shades every lipstick lover has to own.

#3 Must-cara — It makes a LOT of Difference!

Madhuri often likes to bring her expressive eyes into focus. To do so, she always uses an eyelash curler—followed by an eyelash volumizing mascara

If you aren’t blessed with already long lashes like her, go for a lengthening formula for your eyes.

Also learn about glam & safe diy colored mascaras for eye makeup lovers.

#4 Fill That Brow Well

With age, both the fronts of the brow and the tails of the eyebrow begin to recede. Additionally, they can become wiry and coarser, and lose their natural color. Dixit likes to thicken up and color in any gaps in her arches to make them look fuller. She does this by using feather-light strokes with a brow pencil and then uses brow wax to keep everything in place. 

#5 Sometimes, All You Need Is to Go Full Glam

Queen Madhuri tends to make it a point to experiment with several different features at the same time rather than just one. It doesn't matter if she pairs a bright pink lipstick with blue shimmery eyeshadow, as long as everything goes together. Would you like to try something new as well? Get inspired!

Also read about eyeshadow guide for different skin tones for perfect eye makeup every time.

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So, there you have it! Reigning looks from the beauty queen you can recreate on a special occasion. We hope all your “how to look like Madhuri Dixit” questions have been answered. Shine like no other on your big day by unleashing your inner Madhuri!

Any looks that captured your heart (or that we forgot to mention)? Let us know in the comments section. Happy Madhuri Day, darlings! XOXO