This Makeup Artist Reimagines Your Favorite Disney Princesses With An Indian Twist

Indian makeup artist Hamel Patel is proud of her culture. Many of the everyday makeup looks she creates on her Instagram page pay homage to her heritage with traditional Indian adornments: kohl-rimmed eyes, colorful bindis, and dramatic gold jewelry. But with her Indian Disney Princesses series, Patel wanted to take her cultural celebration a step further.

“Growing up I always wished there was a Disney Princess I could relate to, one that represented where I came from,” she said. “So I came up with this idea many months ago and I'm so happy how they turned out! Introducing outfits/makeup looks inspired by the eight original Disney Princesses we all grew up watching, with a little desi twist!”

The colorful Disney princess looks that Patel created – including a take on Beauty and the Beast which she calls “Bhoomi and the Bewaqoof" and a “Sleeping Beti” update on the traditional Sleeping Beauty look – all put a gorgeous, Indian twist on beloved Disney characters.