Want to learn how to look like Bollywood actress and star Deepika Padukone? Here is your comprehensive how-to guide on Deepika Padukone’s beauty secrets, makeup mantras, and hair styling tips.
Deepika, a Kingfisher model, became an instant celebrity post her film debut opposite Shahrukh Khan in the 2007 blockbuster “Om Shanti Om“. Since then, she has rocketed through the Bollywood film industry at amazing speed, starring in several hit films and working opposite India’s top leading men. Deepika’s relationship status is often the target of juicy gossip for tabloids and movie-goers alike.
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DEEPIKA’S DIET, SKINCARE AND EXERCISE
Deepika spoke with the Hindustan Times about her diet, exercise, and skincare regimens.
Says Deepika on skincare: “My daily skincare regimen involves cleansing, toning and moisturising. Healthy skin needs mild cleansing, for which I use gentle soaps. I use products that are mild and do not strip my skin of essential proteins. I am not much of a make-up user and stick to basics like a moisturiser, lip balm and a neutral foundation.”
“I don’t go for regular facials, but do indulge in clean-up sessions once in a while. Also, I am very particular about taking off the make-up before I go to bed. As a ritual, I like to luxuriate in a relaxing body massage with lukewarm coconut or baby oil every week.”
Deepika told the Hindustan Times that she does cardio training and light weight lifting at the gym. She makes it a priority to work out “as often as possible”, despite her hectic work schedule. Keeping practical and realistic about your exercise goals is necessary to maintaining your long-term objectives!
Regarding her diet, she said: “A healthy diet is the first step towards a healthy and fit body. I take a balanced diet with carbs and proteins, and I’m very particular about dietary proportions. I have three main meals in a day, breakfast being the most important of them all. I try to keep my meals balanced and simple.”
As you can see, it’s all about simplicity with Deepika. Pick a quality, reputable cosmetics brand (i.e. Clinique or Clarins) and stick with it for your skincare needs, being sure not to “go overboard on any products”, because according to Deepika, “the more you try to be experimental with your skin, the worse it gets. Just stick to the basics of skincare and witness the splendid results.” Well said!
DEEPIKA’S DAILY LOOK
For her daily look, Deepika begins with a pair of light brown or green colored contact lenses. She applies a light foundation- try a tinted moisturizer- along with concealer under her eyes. She uses a matte ginger-bronze blush powder on her cheekbones. She will apply brown eyeshadow to her eyelids and contour with a darker shade at the crease of her lids. Deepika will then line her upper lashes with black eyeliner and apply mascara. She will finish off her eye makeup by using a highlighting powder underneath the arch of her eyebrow. Lastly, she’ll round the look off with a peachy-brown lipstick.
DEEPIKA’S MAKEUP ROUTINE
There are three basic rules to follow when applying makeup to look like Deepika Padukone.
Deepika loves to give her eyes some contouring with the use of brown- and taupe- colored eyeshadows. Apply medium brown shades over the lid and darker taupe or silvery-brown shades in a sideways “V” shape on the outer edges of the eye, up past the crease of the lid. Try MAC Eye Shadows in Satin Taupe, Charcoal Brown, and Quarry.
Deepika keeps her lip makeup very understated on most occasions, opting for peachy-brown satin lipsticks to pair with any outfit. Such colors are very flattering on women of her skintone. Try MAC Lipstick in Mocha to emulate.
Going out in a little black dress? Pair it with minimal accessories apart from your vibrant red lips like Deepika Padukone does at numerous events. For a loud lip look, keep the rest of your makeup understated and simple. To get Deepika’s red lips, try a blue-based red like MAC Red Lipstick. Be sure the lipstick you choose is not a matte formula.
DEEPIKA’S HAIR ROUTINE
Deepika’s hairstyles are highly consistent. She prefers to tease her hair in the front into a poof, as seen above, for nearly all of her looks- formal and casual. This provides height above her face and helps balance out her striking features; for this reason, it’s a look I recommend all Indian women to try at least once! Giving the hair height and volume is excellent for those who have large features and small faces, typical of South Asian women.
Deepika’s hair is usually curled when it is down and is often clipped up half-way. When it is up, it is in a large bun, loose side braid, or is held with a few large, elegant curls that cascade down her back. To get Deepika’s hair, you’ll need a fine comb for teasing, hair clips, hair spray, and a curling iron.
Deepika’s hair color is usually very dark brown or black with a few subtle dark brown highlights.
And that’s how you can use diet, exercise, makeup, and hair styling to look just like Bollywood celebrity Deepika Padukone. Let us know what you think and if there are any other celebrities you’d like to learn more about!