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By now most of you have seen Deepika Padukone‘s gorgy retro look on this January’s cover of Filmfare Magazine. To imitate, pair a flirty olive-brown winged eye with a peach-pink cheek and matching lipstick– try MAC Lipstick in Fanfare.

In contrast, someone at Hi! Blitz deserves a slap on the wrist for allowing Imran Khan to appear in front of the camera in this state. Someone get him a glass of water and a Blistex!

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Netflix has just added the 2012 film “Heroine”, starring Kareena Kapoor, to its collection of Bollywood movies, and I just had to capture some screen shots and break down this particular look from the film (in which Mahi Arora meets her PR agent). Not only had I absolutely loved it within the context of the movie, but I also had a makeup request from one of my readers specifically for this very scene!

To begin, make sure you have a flawless base. Apply a primer (a sunscreen would be appropriate, considering Bebo is sitting by the poolside), follow with your favorite foundation or tinted moisturizer. Concealer isn’t necessary for this; you’ll want to appear even-toned, but don’t need to go all-out to conceal darkness, since you’re going for a natural, no-makeup feel.

This look is marked by Kareena’s ethereal “perfection complexion”, raspberry-tinted cheeks, and a pretty and unassuming lipstick. Sweep a cool pink blush (MAC Powder Blush in Coygirl) over the apples of your cheeks and blend. Apply a sweet pink lipstick (MAC Lipstick in Sweetie). Make the look authentic with medium brown, wind-swept locks. Curl a few tendrils of your hair here and there and loosely tie the rest back.

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Kareena’s understated eye makeup is actually similar to a look sported by Priyanka Chopra in Fashion. Her lids and crease are swept with a neutral light brown shadow (pick a color that is only one or two shades darker than your skintone). A faint dusting of highlighter powder (e.g. MAC Eye Shadow in Shroom, Ricepaper) is applied over the upper lashes in a line of medium thickness. This is followed by a line of black gel eyeliner (MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack). Curl lashes, apply mascara, and you’re all set!

What was your favorite look from the movie?

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Good morning ladies! I received a request from Kimmy for a breakdown of Katrina Kaif’s look in the song “Mashallah” from the upcoming YRF film Ek Tha Tiger, co-starring Salman Khan. I knew many of you would also want this look– so here it is!

EYES

Sweep a soft, muted plum-brown (MAC Eyeshadow in Quarry) over the lids, blending a little on the outer corners of the lower lashline as well. Using a brown eyepencil, smudge over the outer corners of the lower lashline and into the upper lashline. Curl lashes and apply plenty of mascara.

CHEEKS

Use a baby peach blush with a hint of shimmer (MAC Powder Blush in Peachykeen) along the cheekbones and blend with a light application of an illuminator on the apples of the cheeks (MAC Improper Copper is a new favorite of mine– it’s gorgeous on Indian skintones, and a personal favorite of Kareena Kapoor’s as well!).

LIPS

Apply a beige-pink or peach lipstick (MAC Lipstick in High Tea) and top with a clear lipgloss.

This look is great for the summer, as it combines elements of bronze and illumination on a dewy base– and the eye makeup is pretty no-fuss too! Are you going to try it? Let me know!

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No self-respecting beauty blog would be complete without a makeup breakdown of the enchanting Vivian Leigh as proud and feisty Scarlett O’Hara in the epic 1939 classic “Gone with the Wind”. The breathtakingly beautiful and talented actress managed to do the impossible by making the film almost as good as (or better than) the Pulitzer Prize-winning book itself (one of my personal favorites)!

To get Scarlett’s southern belle look, apply a light beige-taupe eyeshadow (MAC Eye Shadow in Omega) over the lids and blend upwards. Line the upper and lower lashlines very lightly with a brown pencil and smudge slightly to fade. Curl the lashes and apply plenty of mascara.

Lightly sweep a red blush like MAC Powder Blush in Frankly Scarlet (seriously!) over the cheeks for a natural flush.

Finish the look with one of two lipsticks: a peachy-coral for Scarlett’s daytime looks (MAC Lipstick in Ravishing) or a deep red (MAC Lipstick in Dubonnet) for her dressier appearances.

Now if only I could figure out how they did her hair… 🙂

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I’ve just come back from a long stay with my great-aunt (whose Ayurvedic skincare tips I shared here)– and this meant spending many enjoyable hours glued to Indian soap operas on channels Star Plus, Sony Entertainment Television, and Zee TV. Tonight I’ll share with you how to recreate looks worn by most of the heroines in these shows!

FACE

It’s an unspoken rule of daytime dramas around the world: go heavy on the foundation! To get the Hindi serial actress look, use MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation in a shade the suits you and layer, layer, layer. This particular foundation will function as a concealer, heavy-coverage foundation, and mattifying powder in one. Soap actresses don’t tend to wear dewy makeup; the pancake look means totally matte and completely flawless all the way.

EYES

Keep the eye makeup simple and sweet. Sweep a matte light or medium brown eyeshadow over the lids. Line the upper lashline and upper and lower waterlines with a brown eye pencil. If desired, lightly line the brown eye pencil along the lower lashline as well.

CHEEKS

Opt for feminine shades in pinks and plums, like MAC Powder Blushes in Pink Swoon and Breath of Plum. You can also use a matte bronzer (or powder a few shades darker than your skintone) to contour your cheekbones and nose, if desired.

LIPS

The heroines’ lipsticks are soft and ultimately feminine. Use whatever variation of the color pink suits your fancy; you’ll often see brown-pinks, medium pinks, nude pinks, and bright pinks on the actresses. Lipsticks to try include MAC Lipsticks in Twig, Half N Half, Modesty, Sweetie, Fast Play, Viva Glam V, and Chatterbox.

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Saw this photo of Kareena Kapoor prepping for a shoot of her item song in Heroine called “Halkat Jawani” and instantly loved the lip look! To emulate, try MAC Lipstick in CB96, a beautiful frosty pink-orange shade.

Can’t wait for this movie.

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I love you, Femina Magazine India, for finally getting PeeCee out of her maroon lipstick and into a va-va-voom coral-orange shade on your May 2012 cover! Wow! It’s incredible how a new shade of lipstick can instantly energize and refresh this beautiful woman’s face. Are you listening, dearest Priyanka Chopra?!

To get this fresh look for summer, look no further than MAC Lipstick in Vegas Volt.

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