Friday, October 2, 2009

Kareena Kapoor's Makeup Breakdown

I received a request to do a makeup breakdown of Kareena Kapoor's look in the following photo:
I had to zoom in a little to see what her makeup looked like:

I tried the eye look on myself so you can see how it looked on me, but I will also let you know what you can use on the rest of the face to achieve the same look.

First see for yourself whether or not my eye look comes close:

I thought I got pretty close there...whaddya think? (is it lame that I am kinda proud of myself for duplicating this look?)

Back to the is what I used:

  1. Urban Decay Primer Potion as base
  2. MAC Patina shadow packed on lid with the 239 brush, then applied to the lower lid
  3. MAC Cork shadow applied liberally to the crease with the 224 brush
  4. MAC Brown Down shadow applied to the crease with the 226 brush, then applied to the lower lash line with the 219 pencil brush. Kareena has more color on the lower lash line that I do, so you can apply a bit more. I look scary with shadow on my lower lash line and not on the waterline, so I did not make it too dark.
  5. MAC Blacktrack Fluidline in a thin line on the upper lash line using the 208 brush (my fave for fluidlines)
  6. I curled my lashes then applied Lancome Definicils to the top lashes only
Here's what the closed lid looked like:

For the rest of the look you can use the following:

  1. Prime face with your primer of choice, I like MAC Prep+Prime and Urban Decay Pore Perfecting Primer
  2. Use a matte, medium coverage foundation like MAC Studio Fix liquid or MUFE Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation
  3. Conceal under eye circles with your concealer of choice
  4. Set foundation with MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural pressed powder
  5. Since Kareena has a natural glowy cheek, I would use a light layer of MAC Lilicent blushcreme on the apples of the cheeks, and blend blend blend to make it look natural
  6. An alternative to the blushcreme would be MAC Beauty Powder in Blush of Youth. This came out in the Rose Romance collection, so if you have it great! If not, try something light with just a flush of color.
  7. Apply a subtle highlight to the apples of the cheeks with MAC Cream Color Base in Hush
  1. Depending on how pigmented your lips are you might have to choose something different, but I would use MAC Viva Glam V lipstick, followed by MAC Love Nectar Lustreglass
So there you go! If you try this out, let me know what you think!


  1. not lame at all! you did a great job of blending..very wearable :)

  2. it seriously is pretty....u did a great job...:)
    Luckily i have all the colors u have i will try this one soooon....:)

  3. OMG...i squealed with joy when i saw this post...and yes you have nailed the look perfectly...its jst too wallet is going to bear the damage now :-))


  4. Hi,

    This is my first visit to this blog and when I saw this tutorial I'm beyond happy. I've been looking for this look for a long time. Thanks!


  5. @fantastic aw thanks! the colors are neutral so it was an easier look to blend.

    @resham I'm glad you have all the colors! Let me know how it looks once you try the look. =)

    @MadAfterMakeup You are too funny! =) I am glad you like the look and if you do invest in these colors, you will be happy because they are so versatile! You can wear this look almost anywhere.

    @Anonymous Yay! I am happy you enjoyed the post and I hope you continue to enjoy the blog!

  6. Wow you nailed it! I'll have to try this out myself.

  7. @Neena Aw thanks! Let me know how you like it on yourself!

  8. Hi, can u please tell me how to line my lower lash line and the best product for the same. As of now, i'm using a surmaa and a tube kajal but i'm not able to do it perfectly. I somehow leave a gap between my lower lid and lash line.

    I loved Kareena's eye makeup in Kurbaan and 3 Idiots. Can u please tell me how to do that.




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