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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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To get Katrina Kaif‘s look in the song “Dhunki” from the 2011 film “Mere Brother ki Dulhan” (co-starring Imran Khan), prep well with concealer under the eyes. Line the upper and lower waterline with a brown-black eye pencil (Revlon ColorStay EyeLiner Pencil in Black Brown). Blend a light brown eyeshadow on the lids and up to the brow. Use a medium brown eyeshadow on the lids themselves. Using a thin brush, smudge the medium brown eyeshadow into the lower lashline as well. Use a smudgy black pencil to line the upper lashline, then blend upward to cover the bottom half of the lid. Curl lashes and apply mascara.

Finish the look with a light warm peach blush (MAC Powder Blush in Pinch O’ Peach) and a coral-beige lipstick (MAC Lipstick in Shy Girl). Pair your makeup with a funky orange nail polish.

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A few of our followers on Twitter requested a breakdown of Katrina Kaif‘s makeup in the item song “Chikni Chameli” from the 2012 film “Agneepath”, starring Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra. Let’s get started.

Start with a careful application of concealer, foundation, and powder; you want a flawless base to start. The eye makeup is a pretty basic brown smoky eye. Fill in the lid with a medium brown eyeshadow (MAC Eye Shadow in Saddle), and blend a dark brown eyeshadow (MAC Eye Shadow in Corduroy) over the outer third of the eyelid and into the crease. Blend a small amount of black eyeshadow (MAC Eyeshadow in Carbon) over the upper lashline. Use a very fine brush with the dark brown eyeshadow (or a brown eye pencil) to line the lower lashline lightly. Apply false eyelashes (if desired) and lots and lots of mascara. If your eyebrows are sparse, fill them in carefully with a brown eyeshadow. Apply your favorite highlighter/illuminator under the arches of your brows.

Sweep a matte bronzer one shade darker than your skintone into the hollow of your cheekbones. If you wish, you can also use the bronzer along the sides of your nose to contour for a slimmer appearance. Apply a light coral-peach blush (MAC Powder Blush in Melba) to the apples of your cheeks.

Finish your makeup with a cinnamon-peach lipstick (MAC Lipstick in Touch) and top with a clear lipgloss for extra plumping effect. Enjoy!

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Many of the ladies of Bollywood love to swim, swim, swim to keep their bodies fit and trim. Such superstars as Katrina Kaif, Bipasha Basu, and Sonam Kapoor all swear by swimming for their outstanding figures.

Other Indian actresses and models known to love swimming for fitness and weight loss are Mugdha Godse, Koena Mitra, Neetu Chandra, Ileana D’Cruz, Aarti Chabria, and Sameera Reddy, who says that a 45-minute freestyle swim around the pool “rejuvenates” and de-stresses her like nothing else (Bwood Beauty).

Gliding through the water like a fish isn’t as hard as it sounds! Unfortunately, many South Asian women are reluctant to try swimming— possibly because it’s just not a sport they grew up with. How to remedy this? Swimming lessons! Swimming clubs! If you fear the water, remember, you’re not alone! But countless women have conquered their fear of swimming with the help of an instructor or friends. You never know how wonderful it is until you try– and with a supportive companion at your side, you’ll quickly realize how fun and freeing it feels!

Some are uncomfortable wearing skimpy bathing suits or bikinis. Never fear! There are plenty of conservative and cute outfits out there– (boyshort bottoms, tankinis, swimwear dresses) at swimwear specialty stores and department stores— for women of all ages, shapes, and sizes. Stores now even offer control tops and bottoms to smooth curves and give a trim appearance… think Spanx in bathing suit form!

Learning to swim has benefits that go beyond a supermodel’s waistline, a tight derriere, and toned arms and legs! Swimming is brilliant for improving lung function. Learning how to breathe properly and deeply is so important for a beautiful mind, body, and soul. Just ask any yoga or pilates lover!

Furthermore, swimming is an amazing form of exercise for older women or women with joint problems, because unlike running, it’s very low impact on the knees and other delicate joints.

I have been swimming since I was little. I always find swimming to be incredibly relaxing– even meditative. There is a peacefulness in the water, with its ruminative silence, with the lights from the sky glittering in the pool’s depths, that takes me out of this world and into a next. It’s a great time to think, to reflect, and– hey!– burn calories at the same time. Truly, to swim is to fulfill the entire being.

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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.

Kat keeps her lips soft with Smith’s Rosebud Salve and Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1.

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!

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Caught sight of Katrina Kaif looking absolutely stunning on the cover of Elle India’s September 2011 issue. To get this look, conceal any imperfections with your favorite concealer, and finish the look with a maximum coverage foundation. It looks like Kat’s makeup is a little lighter than her skintone here… normally I don’t recommend that, but I do love the contrast of pale skin with a blood-red lip (think Twilight!). To emulate, try a bold brownish-burgundy lipstick like MAC Lipstick in Underworld.

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Our reader “Ann” requested a makeup breakdown of Katrina Kaif‘s look in the song “Paisa” from the 2009 Bollywood film “De Dana Dan”, co-starring Akshay Kumar. To get Kat’s look, lightly sweep a shimmery peach-brown eyeshadow (MAC Eye Shadow in Amber Lights) over the lids. Blend a lighter, neutral shadow with faint shimmer (MAC Eye Shadow in Shroom) in the inner corners of the lids. Apply mascara. Use a bright pinkish-peach blush (MAC Powder Blush in Fleur Power) on the apples of your cheeks, and blend well. Finish the look with a yellow-pink lipstick (MAC Lipstick in Fanfare).

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