Here’s What We LOVE About Coldplay’s New Video!

A lot has been said and written about Coldplay’s new video Hymn For The Weekend, especially agitated voices on the internet screaming cultural appropriation by the band as well as Beyoncé, who also features in the video. Sure the cliches abound, but I personally don’t think there’s anything offensive about the video or how it portrays India. However, that is not what my article is about.

Queen Bey being Queen Bey, I’m really digging her make-up in the video. While her costume by Indian designers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla has also been on the receiving end of some flak, it’s her gorgeous make-up that I want to draw your attention to. Where Queen Bey is concerned, her hair and make-up has never not been stellar and she doesn’t disappoint in this video either.

If you can take your eyes of the ornate headgear, let’s take a moment to admire the perfection that is Queen Bey’s face. I think the gold-green smoked out eye shadow coupled with kohl rimmed eyes are flat-out fabulous. The eyes are soft and have just enough colour to complement the bold lip (more on that later). The gold-green eye shadow warms up her dusky complexion perfectly and should work brilliantly on Indian skin tones as well.

Expertly applied bronzer and some intense strobing give her a sun-kissed glow. She sports two lipsticks in different portions of the video. While the gold is a throwback to the 90s, it should stay there IMHO. However, I really love the strong plummy brown matte lipstick she’s wearing; it just strengthens the case for the 90s brown lipstick. I’ve rounded up some plum-brown lipsticks to channel your inner diva. After all, this is the month of loving yourself!


Maybelline Color Show Wine Divine_Hauterfly

Maybelline Color Show in Wine Divine (Rs 224)

Diana Of London 2000 Kisses Wonderful Lipstick - Red Rose_Hauterfly

Diana Of London 2000 Kisses Wonderful Lipstick in Red Rose (Rs 599)

Inglot Lipstick 275_Hauterfly

Inglot Lipstick 275 (Rs 850)

NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream - Transylvania_Hauterfly

NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream in Transylvania (Rs 1,090)

NYX Cosmetics Intense Butter Gloss Black Cherry_Hauterfly

NYX Cosmetics Intense Butter Gloss in Black Cherry (Rs 1,150)

MAC Underworld_Hauterfly

MAC Satin Lipstick in Underworld (Rs 1,450)

Wet n Wild MegaLast Lip Color Cherry Bomb_Hauterfly

Wet n Wild MegaLast Lip Color in Cherry Bomb (Rs 1,480)

NYX Simply Vamp – Enamored_Hauterfly

NYX Simply Vamp in Enamored (Rs 1,619)

NARS Audacious Lipstick in Liv_Hauterfly

NARS Audacious Lipstick in Liv (Rs 2,016)

Nars Pure Matte Lipstick – Volga_Hauterfly

Nars Pure Matte Lipstick in Volga (Rs 2,388)

Max Factor Colour Elixir Lip Liner in Mauve Mistress_Hauterfly

Max Factor Colour Elixir Lip Liner in Mauve Mistress (Rs 3,310)

Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope Lipstick in Entourage_Hauterfly

Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope Lipstick in Entourage (Rs 3,553)

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