Monday, July 12, 2010

Deepika Padukone Makeup Breakdown

One of my family friends in India is pretty well connected and was telling me how Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone is a desi (Indian) girl next door. She eats real food and actually gets hungry, she doesn't spend every last waking second at the gym, and she is pretty down-to-earth. And another thing, she has natural beauty. A lot of actresses rely on the magic that is makeup in order to keep up their image. Deepika looks great even bare-faced.

That inspired me to read a bit more about Deepika Padukone and in doing so, I came across some photos of her from the Cannes Film Festival this year.

She definitely has a hot body, but I think her hair and makeup are absolutely gorgeous:

Her makeup is simple yet elegant, and is appropriate for everyday and a fancy event. Here is how to create the makeup:

  1. Using a damp sponge, apply a medium coverage liquid foundation all over the face and next. I would use the Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation because it provides great coverage, can be layered if you have scars or redness that needs to be covered, and photographs amazingly.
  2. With whatever foundation is left on the sponge after applying foundation to the face, run the sponge over the eyes to even out the skin tone and create a base for your eye makeup.
  3. Conceal any problem areas like under the eyes or spots using a creamy color like the Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer. 
  4. Apply a translucent powder like MAC Prep+Prime Transparent Finishing Powder to set the face makeup. Ensure the powder is applied under the eyes to set the under eye concealer.
  5. Since the skin is very 1-dimensional in this look, there is no need for much blush, but in order to add a little color and contour, apply a bronzer to the hollows of the cheeks using a brush like the MAC 187 which will ensure a light application. Use a bronzer that is just 1-2 shades darker than your skin tone.
  1. Fill in brows using an eyeshadow that is close to your natural hair color. Use a thin angled brush like the MAC 166 and follow the natural arch of your brow to fill in any bare areas and create a strong brow that will frame your eyes.
  2. Apply an eye primer all over the lid and brow bone area in a shade that is similar to your skin tone. I like the MAC Paint Pots (Painterly and Groundwork are most common for medium to darker skin tones).
  3. Apply an eyeshadow all over the lid in a shade that matches your skin tone.
  4. Apply a mid-dark brown eyeshadow in the crease. I like MAC's Swiss Chocolate for light-medium skin tones and MAC's Embark for dark skin tones. Blend this well using a fluffy blending brush so the crease is only subtly defined. The emphasis on the eye should be on the liner not the shadow.
  5. Use a liquid liner, gel liner, or a pen style liner in black to apply a clean line on the upper lid and winging out the liner about 1/4 of an inch out. This cat eye look is what makes this look. If you are new to the winged liner look, do your liner first and then do the rest of the eye and face makeup. That way, if you mess up, you can remove the liner and redo it without messing up your other makeup. 
  6. Curl the lashes and apply your favorite mascara.
  7. If you are bold enough and are attending a special occasion, try applying false lashes. Since the emphasis is on the winged liner, instead of using a full strip of lashes on each eye, use a full lash like the MAC 21, cut one strip in half, and use half on one eye and half on the other. The edge that has the longer lashes should be positioned on the outer edge of the eye. I prefer this method to buying half lashes because you are going to pay the same amount for the half lash so why not create your own half lashes and get 2 sets of half lashes for the price of 1?!
  1. Use a dark nude colored lip liner like the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Paranoid to outline and fill in lips with color. 
  2. Apply a bronze colored lipstick all over lips in a shade that suits your skin tone. Personally I like MAC "O" lipstick, but it can be too dark on light-medium skin tones. If that is the case with you apply the lipstick then blot lips with a tissue until you reach the desired color.
  3. Apply a light coat of clear gloss on top to add moisture.
Overall this is an easy look, but the liner and lashes may take some practice. If you try this out, let me know how you like it!


  1. Wow, she is a natural!:D Loving her features.:D
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  2. She's a beautiful girl anyway, but this make-up is making her look super-wow! Will definitely try this look! Thanks for sharing

  3. I am going to try it too...

  4. @Marie She is def a natural beauty!

    @Beauty Passionista This look is not flashy but it is very noticable. Let me know how the look turns out on you!

    @Maddy Keep me posted on how you like the look when you try it!

  5. WOW, I love, love, love your blog!!!!

  6. @Pinch Yup...I agree!

    @vineeta Thank you so much! It's readers that you that make it all worth it! =)

  7. She is so beautiful, I love this look because it simple yet elegant. Thanks for the breakdown, I'll have to try it out.

  8. I agree she looked stunning in the pic above, but for some reason she was critisize for dressing down for that event and her hair and makeup were criticized too :S

  9. Hey Nice collection of photos, I had also found one large collection of Deepika Padukone Photos



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