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“My Inspiration Board”
Cosmo: What’s the inspiration behind your collection, AXIL? Amit Aggarwal: “This collection is a step towards a future that we envision for the human civilisation. For AXIL, we looked at the wildflower as a metaphor to represent femininity and how it
Cosmopolitan India2 min letti
Lip Stains are So Much Better Than They Used to Be, Guys
Multi-taskers can come with some pretty major claims, but this one delivers what it promises—kiss-proof, long-lasting flush for lips and cheeks. The formula is weightless; coverage, sheer; and it leaves you with a minimalist (almost natural) colour t
Cosmopolitan India2 min letti
Are You the Reacher Or the Settler In Your Relationship?
1 WHICH ONE OF YOU IS MORE LIKELY TO BE APPROACHED FOR MODELLING? a. ‘He is. He goes to the gym, and is in great shape.’ b. ‘Neither of us.’ c. ‘I am. Everyone says I’m really photogenic.’ 2 ARE EITHER OF YOU THE JEALOUS TYPE? a. ‘I try not to be, bu
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“Ask Me Anything!”
Cosmo: If you ruled your own galaxy, what laws would you implement? Cara Delevingne: “I would abolish the word ‘hate’, and it would be a nudist galaxy—all love and naked bodies.” C: How do you take a brilliant selfie? CD: “I like to see how ugly I ca
Cosmopolitan India2 min letti
Is Microbiome Skincare the Next Big Thing?
“Microbiome skincare is all about preserving the normal or commensal bacteria in your skin. The concept is well-known in the gut—whenever you take an antibiotic, you take a probiotic or a prebiotic with it to replenish the good bacteria. Likewise, on
Cosmopolitan India3 min lettiDesign
Fine-Tooning
The wardrobe staple comes upgraded with details inspired by the Western, this season. Accessorise it to channel the Texan in you: read with a 10-gallon hat, neckerchief, cowboy boots (skip the holster, please!) and the like, à la sheriff Woody from t
Cosmopolitan India2 min letti
How to Live Like You’re On Vacay Every Day
The famous YouTube star, actress, bestselling author, Olay ambassador, and now talk-show host (A Little Late With Lilly Singh premiered on NBC in September, 2019, making her the first female late-night lead on a major network in more than 30 years) h
Cosmopolitan India3 min letti
Why Your Skin Feels Like Damaged Goods…
From sun exposure to laundry detergents to smiling too much, there are so many factors that play a role in why you might feel like your skin looks damaged. As a response to its surroundings, the results of various external factors can be seen on your
Cosmopolitan India3 min letti
Nude Or Fluorescent?
Crazy ideas that were once reserved for just the runways have now found a year-round audience IRL. Bright colours have no seasonal appeal, and your bronzer is not reserved for sunny beach days any more. With so much room to play with one’s look, why
Cosmopolitan India2 min letti
Why Do We Hate Feisty Women?
Sassy girls are hilarious, right? Something about these sweet youngins acting like jaded, cheeky mini-adults makes for incredible entertainment. See: Darby Camp as a precocious elementary schooler on Big Little Lies, calling her mother “woman” and co
Cosmopolitan India1 min lettiDesign
Read This Before You Buy Your Next Pair of Falsies
No make-up make-up people: try translucent strips. They’ll give you a full fringe without looking like you’re t-r-y-i-n-g. On the other hand, solid-black bands say, ‘Imma glam girl’, since they look like you’re wearing a full-on lined eye. Shop for f
Cosmopolitan India2 min letti
Beauty Expert
QI’m prone to dandruff and my scalp is terribly irritated. Help! A: Given your situation, it’s probably wise to switch from over-the-counter products to a customised haircare routine. You can try SkinKraft—they specialise in creating a skin and hairc
Cosmopolitan India1 min lettiDesign
The SS20 Accessory Edit
Offering the comfort of flats without skimping on extra height… this style is truly a blessing for your aching heels. The 2020 update on platform heels includes an exciting flat-bed version, available in a host of summer-friendly styles. The only dif
Cosmopolitan India1 min letti
Pulling Off Yellow Eyeshadow
Pastels are fine for some occasions. This is not one of them. Sheer, pale yellows will just make you look sickly, so stick to vivid hues like rich mustard or nearly neon. You’re going for ~intentional~ here, babe. Start with an eyeshadow primer (to k
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Lust List
L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro-Essence, ₹1,450 If crystal-clear skin is one of your #GoalsFor2020, then this first-of-itskind micro essence will come in handy. Powered by micronised technology, which helps it penetrate up to 10 skin layers, i
Cosmopolitan India2 min lettiDesign
What Lies Beneath
A lot is being spoken about inclusivity and body positivity of late. From hiring models across sizes, colour, ethnicities and orientations, to creating garments that are more representative, the world is finally waking up to diversity (albeit a littl
Cosmopolitan India4 min letti
Exactl That How to Get Beauty Look
“For this look, I prepped Deepika Padukone's skin with the Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentré—it's a great multi-tasker, and can be used as a primer, moisturiser, and make-up remover—and Bobbi Brown's Under Eye Cream. I layered it with Pat McGrath's Su
Cosmopolitan India2 min lettiScience & Mathematics
Cosmo Astro
Unfortunately, Mercury Retrograde is making life feel blech for you. But it won’t last long—once the planet re-enters your sign on March 16th, things are going to get exciting. Also, Venus in Taurus and Mars in Capricorn are helping expand your socia
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‘Kiss, Marry, Kill’ the Biggest Trends
KISS Priyanka Chopra Jonas COLOURFUL LEATHER The material is still edgy, but bright hues are less intimidating. MARRY Olivia Palermo PLEATED MIDI A timeless skirt with the perfect legth doesn’t exi…. Megan McKenna KILL BALLET TULLE Leave the princess
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Beauty Scoop
The sweet-smelling flower is often mistaken for being too girly. But off-late, master perfumers have concocted rose-infused potions that smell fresh, fun, and sexy. Whether you like light floral fumes or heavy, musky ones, you will definitely find on
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The Line Of Defence
By: PRIYANKA YADAV; Photograph: ANAND GOGOI ■
Cosmopolitan India1 min lettiDesign
Blue Jeans Baby
High-rise, wide-leg jeans are here to stay in 2020. This style comes with two major pros: it accentuates the smallest part of your waist, and makes legs appear lithe. Rock one during the day with a cropped top and denim jacket plus sneakers. Also, wi
Cosmopolitan India1 min lettiScience & Mathematics
The Visionary, Sony Alpha 7R IV
Although I prefer not to compartmentalise my work, for the last 20 years that I've been shooting, a large part of it has involved fashion and environmental portraiture. With my background in cinematography, I try and bring in the same cinematic aesth
Cosmopolitan India1 min letti
We Heart It
By: PRIYANKA YADAV; Photograph: FAIZAN PATEL; Fashion Interns: MANVEEN GULIANI AND SAHIL VASUDEV; Flower Courtesy: INTERFLORA ■
Cosmopolitan India7 min letti
My Dream Life!”
It is 8:10pm, and Kiara has just entered the studio where the Cosmo covershoot will take place. It’s an uncommon time for a covershoot, but this one is an exception. Because, over the last few weeks, Kiara has been in the throes of a frenzied promoti
Cosmopolitan India2 min letti
Cosmopolitan India
Editor-in-Chief Aroon Purie Group Editorial Director Raj Chengappa Publisher Karen Wilson Kumar Editor Nandini Bhalla Editorial Co-Ordinator Akansha Bahadur Associate Editor Meghna Sharma Senior Features Editor Humra Afroz Khan Senior Stylist Priyank
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The Cool Gang
By: ZUNAILI MALIK; Photograph: AMAN MAKKAR ■
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Exploring Kinks From Around the World
Let’s be honest, ladies: we’ve all had some kind of fetish or sexual fantasy… that many of us like to keep only to ourselves. There’s nothing wrong with that. Just like there’s also nothing wrong with opening up to a partner you trust, trying them ou
Cosmopolitan India3 min lettiGender Studies
Editor’s Letter
It’s that time of the year, when our inboxes are spammed with lingerie discount codes and pink e-cards featuring roses. It’s that time when many people ridicule (or dismiss) the relevance of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. Often,
Cosmopolitan India1 min letti
Out Of The Blue
Curiosity by Asian Paints is as versatile as it is striking. Even with the temps rising, your skin needs ample hydration. Bring home one of these heroes—packed with the moisturising goodness of hyaluronic acid, humectants, rose geranium, vitamins, mi
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