Posts Tagged ‘Malaika Arora Khan’

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 SRK’s signature haircut has been replaced by thirteen-year-old boy circa Y2K with a gravity-defying roof (minus the frosted tips, at least).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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It seems I’m doing a series of mini makeup breakdowns on item songs! Here we’ve got Malaika Arora Khan in “Munni Badnam” from the 2010 blockbuster Bollywood film “Dabangg”. I was more of a “Sheela Ki Jawani” girl myself, but Malaika did look super sizzling in her smash hit song!

To get her look, sweep a matte plummy-brown eyeshadow (MAC Eye Shadow in Quarry) over your lids and up into the crease. Line your lower waterline and upper and lower lashlines with a smudgy black eye pencil (MAC Eye Kohl in Smolder). Smudge the upper lashline line until it covers the lower half of the eyelid. Take a little more of your brown eyeshadow and smudge it into the corners of your eyes outwards to form a cat-eye. Blend well. Re-line your upper lashline to create the illusion of thick lashes. Apply a highlighting powder (MAC Eye Shadow in Nylon) to the browbone. Finish with mascara.

On your cheekbones, use a matte burgundy blush (MAC Powder Blush in Desert Rose). Finish the look with a neutral brownish-pink lipstick (MAC Lipstick in Viva Glam V). To get the dots on your cheeks, use a black liquid or gel eyeliner.

What do you guys think? Should I do a makeup breakdown of Katrina Kaif in “Sheela” from “Tees Maar Khan” just to be fair? 😉

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