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One of our readers requested Genelia D’Souza‘s makeup look in the 2011 Bollywood film “Force”, co-starring John Abraham– and I’m glad she asked, otherwise I would never have seen Genelia in this gorgeous avatar! I simply love her kohl-lined eyes… though I give props to any brave soul that would attempt those nudey-nude lips. Nude lips are very, very hard to do, because you’re always walking a fine line between cool and corpsey.

To get Genelia’s lip look, try MAC Lipstick in Blankety. If you have pigmented lips, prep with a lip pencil in a similar nude shade (specifics are not important as the pencil gets covered by the lippie; the point is to cancel out some of your natural lip color and to give the lipstick a base to adhere to).

On the cheeks, sweep a rusty-gold-bronze illuminating powder like MAC Iridescent Powder in Golden Bronze from the apples of the cheeks, then darker into the cheekbones. This powder gives you a two-in-one effect of highlighting and sculpting.

For the eyes, use your favorite eye pencil or gel eyeliner (like MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack) to line the upper and lower waterlines as well as the upper and lower lashlines. You’ll have to be generous with the dark eyeliner, so be sure to prep well with concealer under your eyes first. Finish by curling lashes and applying lots of mascara. If you’d like, use a dark brown eyeshadow to darken the brows like Genelia’s.

And that’s you finished! But the most important part of this look is that dazzling smile– don’t forget to keep wearing it!

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Another year, another IIFA (International Indian Film Academy awards), this time in Toronto, Canada. This year’s IIFA was full of glitz, glam, and for the most part, gorgeous-ness. Here are my picks for the beauty and fashion winners and losers of the weekend.

Without a doubt, my pick for winner of the weekend is Anushka Sharma. She dazzled in a Sabyasachi sari (show them how to make it look youthful, girl!) and a long black gown; what a figure! Love the volumized bun! Also appreciate the branching out of her usual makeup style with a dark winged cat-eye on right.

Another winner at the awards function was Shilpa Shetty. She put everyone to shame in a slinky, sequined black number on the green carpet. Only Shilpa’s waistline can pull this one off! Also like the matching of the lipstick to the clutch; very cute. To emulate, try a frosty pink lip color like MAC Lipstick in Creme de la Femme.

The runner-up is Priyanka Chopra. I loved her Manish Malhotra lahenga (the blue velvet is gorgeous and so rich); BUT, her lipstick really hurt the look for me. Think it might be MAC Lipstick in Verve. A beautiful deep blood-red with a hint of shimmer would have worked oh-so-much better. Lovely PC, what can I tell you that will get you out of your matte brownish lipsticks rut?

Now for the losers.

It pains me deeply to say this about Shahrukh Khan, because he is my first love and my absolute favorite actor. I used to have six life-size posters of his up in my bedroom. But that ridiculous hairstyle has got to go.

Where has Rahul of “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai” gone? SRK’s signature haircut has been replaced by thirteen-year-old boy circa Y2K with a gravity-defying roof (minus the frosted tips, at least). Basically, it looks like he’s trying too hard to appear younger than he really is.

As spotted by highheelconfidential, Bipasha Basu and Ameesha Patel showed up on the green carpet wearing the same dress in different colors. Both actresses also acknowledged this on their Twitter pages:

Embarrassing, but in my opinion, not actually that big of a deal. What’s more pressing to me is- how on Earth did they sit down in those tiny dresses?!

I don’t know about Malaika Arora Khan. Recently I’ve been cringing a little at her wardrobe choices; as her husband gains weight and loses hair, she remains fit and fabulous, but if I were her age, I’d be covering up a little more. Too much skin-show can look desperate.

I felt awkward looking at Genelia D’Souza‘s pictures on the green carpet. Her cat eye/smoky eye makeup was over-the-top and her hair styling was amateurish. I love her playfulness but it’s consuming her in the picture on the right. Unfortunately, she’s not making it work!

What do you think about my choices for winners and losers at IIFA? Agree? Disagree? Got other favorites?

All images courtesy pinkvilla.com and highheelconfidential.com. Thank you!

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For perhaps one of the most simple makeup looks in Bollywood film history, look to Genelia D’Souza in the 2008 surprise hit “Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na”, co-starring Imran Khan. This look is great for young girls going to school.

Apply a tinted moisturizer or powder foundation (if needed). Line the lower waterline and upper lash line with a black eye pencil (Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner in Black). You don’t even need a blush; apply your base makeup lightly enough for your natural contours to show through. Finish the look with MAC Tinted Lipglass in Lovechild, a “coppered plum” lipgloss.

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