Deepika Padukone has never looked so good as she did in her debut film, 2007’s “Om Shanti Om”, co-starring Shahrukh Khan. Deepika played the role of a 1970’s Bollywood film heroine, and did she ever look like the perfect “Dreamy Girl”! Old-fashioned Bollywood makeup is characterized by exaggerated cat eye makeup and pinky-nude lips (i.e. yesteryear actresses Helen and Hema Malini). Here’s how you can get the look for yourself.
– Apply your regular moisturizer. Use concealer (MAC Studio Finish Concealer) on your undereyes, on and around the nostrils, and to cover any blemishes. Flawless skin is crucial to pulling off this doll-face look.
– Apply a powder foundation (MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation) for a matte, medium-to-high coverage effect. Sweep your powder brush in downward strokes, or, for heavy coverage, use a sponge to apply.
– Use a powder in a shade darker than your skintone (MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural) in the hollows of your cheekbones. Blend well to produce a subtle effect.
– Lightly line the lower waterline with a muted brown eye pencil (MAC Eye Pencil in Coffee).
– On the eyelid, apply a pink eyeshadow with subtle shimmer (MAC Eyeshadow in Expensive Pink). In the crease of the eyelid on the outer corner, apply a pinky-plum eyeshadow (MAC Eye Shadow in Plum Dressing) for a slight contour. Apply a highlighting shadow (MAC Eye Shadow in Ricepaper) to the brow bone underneath the arch of the eyebrow.
– Using a black gel eyeliner (MAC Fluidline in Blactrack), draw a thick line over your lashes. Extend the line out generously to form a wing.
– Apply false eyelashes if desired, curl lashes, and apply a thickening mascara.
– To get Deepika’s cool pink lips, try MAC Lipstick in Sweetie.
Done! This look would go great with ethnic wear- a conservative lahenga or fitted salwar- and an elaborate hairstyle for a special event or party. You could also tone down the wing of the eyeliner if you want this look for daily wear. Have fun!