Want to learn how to look like Bollywood actress and star Katrina Kaif? Here is your comprehensive how-to guide on Katrina Kaif’s beauty secrets, makeup mantras, and hair styling tips.
Katrina Kaif is one of India’s most sought-after superstars, known for her beautiful face and stunning body. Kat first came into the public eye as the girlfriend of Salman Khan. At that time, this half-Indian, half-British beauty was still a struggling model. After she became actor Akshay Kumar’s “lucky charm”, starring in several hit films by his side, Katrina’s star began to shine in its own right. Now she is one of the hottest celebrities in B-town, sought after for everything from magazine covers to starring roles.
KATRINA’S DIET, EXERCISE AND SKINCARE
Katrina begins her morning by drinking three to four glasses of water, starting the detox process early. She always advises drinking a lot of water for clear and radiant skin. Katrina sips antioxidant-rich green tea and black coffee throughout the day to keep her energy levels up (UTV Stars).
Katrina says: “I’m not sure if you could call it a ‘diet’ but I do try and eat right… I mean eating the right foods, in right quantities, at the right time. If you follow this mantra, you’re sure to be not just in better shape but also feel much healthier from within” (Pinkvilla).
This Bollywood beauty stays up-to-date on the latest beauty trends, and is not afraid of experiment with her routine for best results. Says Kat: “I use acai berry supplements to keep my skin healthy. I have wheatgrass powder every day in a drink. I am trying to give myself an antioxidant boost with green tea and am on a macrobiotic raw food diet” (Vogue India).
Katrina eats fresh fruits every two hours, and gets all of her vitamins and minerals from plenty of fresh vegetables. She prefers brown bread on her sandwiches. Katrina likes to consume a lot of fiber to keep her system regular and fresh, and avoids carbohydrates and empty calories. People Magazine revealed the diet Kat undertook to get in shape for her item song “Sheela ki Jawani”:
- Breakfast: Cereals and oatmeal
- Lunch: Grilled/steamed fish with buttered brown bread
- Evening snack: Brown bread peanut butter sandwich
- Dinner: Soup, fish and some rotis with grilled vegetables
Kat told Vogue India that she doesn’t usually hit the gym because she puts on muscle easily, and has instead turned to pilates with instructor Yasmin Karachiwala. She also enjoys swimming, jogging, weight training, and Kathak dancing (Indiatimes). Exercise, Katrina says, is her “shortcut to beauty therapy”, because it gives her blood circulation a boost and makes her skin feel healthier.
The pretty actress likes to stress that true beauty comes from within: “If you feel good from inside, you are bound to have great looks very soon. Most of the people go for the external cure only. But you must be healthy within if you are looking forward to that natural glow” (Times of India).
Katrina says that “the way you look, honestly, has a lot to do with how you feel… the calmer you are, the easier the smile comes to your face” (Desihits). Kat also likes to unwind at spas and beauty salons, saying that her “favorite beauty haunt” is the Shahnaz Herbal Clinic. She regularly indulges in facial and body massages at The Oberoi and Freeda’s in Bandra (Bwood Beauty).
Known for her smooth, moon-like complexion, Katrina’s favorite beauty tip is to keep it clean! “The only [beauty rule] I adhere to religiously is ‘take off your makeup’ before you hit the bed. It helps tremendously!… I use a face wash by Mene & Moy which has two per cent salicylic acid and Lancôme Cleansing Milk for the face and eyes” (iheartmakeup). She also uses the Shu Uemura Skin Purifier Cleansing Beauty Oil (Vogue India).
But, like all of us, Katrina too suffers from skin imperfections. “To deal with a beauty emergency,” Kat says, “I rely on a mineral mud mask by Anne Semonin. It calms my skin” (Bwood Beauty). Mud masks are said to draw out impurities and toxins, firm skin, and bring a rejuvenated glow by encouraging blood circulation. Kat believes less is more when it comes to makeup, saying, “My skin behaves well if I use less make-up” (iheartmakeup).
Katrina is not a stickler for specific beauty products on her skin but likes to keep her brands high-end: “I don’t have any favourites. What matters to me is that the product has to be from a reputed company… I feel that even if it may work out a bit more expensive, it’s worth it” (Pinkvilla).
To moisturize her skin, she chooses a La Prarie night cream or the Clarins Gentle Night Cream at night and the Peter Thomas Roth Max Daily Defense Moisture Cream SPF 30 or the Purifying Apricot Facial Oil by Anne Semonin by day.
Katrina’s favorite perfume is Gucci Rush. She likes to pick up new fragrances that suit her fancy when she is travelling at duty-free shops.
KATRINA’S MAKEUP LOOK
1) Give yourself a flawless base
Kat’s number one asset is her gorgeous peaches ‘n’ cream complexion. No matter how busy she is, she always makes sure to have her concealer and powder in place for any appearance. (Remember ladies, you don’t have to be fair like Katrina to have sensational skin! Just make sure you are concealing imperfections carefully- any skin color can be Bollywood-worthy.)
Katrina avoids foundation and sticks with a cream concealer (Make Up For Ever Camouflage Cream Palette in No. 3) and a loose powder (M.A.C NC 30 Select Sheer Loose Powder). For touch-ups to prevent shine, she carries a pressed powder with her (Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Pressed Powder in Warm Natural). Her makeup must-have is her cream highlighter (Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat).
Fun tip: “[When feeling tired] I put ice in a muslin cloth and apply it on my face before I wear makeup. I do that because it wakes me up,” says Katrina (People).
2) Wear a peach-toned blush
Peach blushes look divine on fair-skinned Bollywood celebs like Katrina and Kareena. Try peach, peach-beige, or pink-peach blushes to emulate Katrina’s healthy radiance. Her go-to cosmetics brand for blushes is Giorgio Armani.
3) Wear lipgloss
Katrina “doesn’t like makeup, but loves lipgloss” (UTV Stars). Katrina uses Stila Lip Glaze in Apricot and MAC Tinted Lipglass in Underage. Lately she has been favoring the above lip color, a gorgeous coppered plum (MAC Tinted Lipglass in Lovechild).
KATRINA’S HAIR STYLES
I’ve said before that Katrina has the best hair in the business. On her hair care routine, she says: “I wash my hair with Pantene shampoo once every two days. It’s something I’ve been using since I was a child. After washing my hair, I use a leave-in conditioner and serum because my hair is fine and tends to get frizzy in the heat. And then I blow dry it” (People).
“I use Kiehl’s Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairative Hair Pak… My hair is exposed to a lot of styling and blow-drying so I also use heat-protect products. I use Pantene Five Minute Strengthening Rinse-Off Mask; it really works on my thick hair” (Vogue India).
To get hair like Katrina, blow-dry or straighten with a flat iron and curl the bottom half into large, loose curls.
Kat told Cosmo Magazine that she takes iron supplements, which she says are “excellent for hair”. She has been quoted multiple times saying that she has regretted coloring her hair in the past, as it caused it to dry up and fall out. I’m sure Katrina would advise you to keep your hair its natural color!
“My hair suffers quite a bit, thanks to the number of products that are used during shoots to style it,” says Katrina. “I try and take care of it by using serums or going for a hair spa. I get my hair trimmed from a good hairdresser once a month. In Mumbai, I go to Asif Rajan, Dilshad Pastakia or Sapna Bhavnani” (Pinkvilla).
And that’s how you can use diet, exercise, makeup, and hair styling to look just like Bollywood celebrity Katrina Kaif. Let us know what you think and if there are any other celebrities you’d like to learn more about!