A member of the minimalist clan, Deepika Padukone’s makeup choices often sway towards the subtle. She loves her neutral tones and her Instagram is a testament to that! Deepika’s signature makeup look circles around warm eyes, slightly flushed cheeks and a classic nude lip. We STAN! However, this time around she decided to sway towards the bold spectrum and made a daring statement with her eye makeup.
In this look, Deepika Padukone’s bushy brows make a rather pleasant comeback. Her adventurous eyes are paired with a radiant, dewy base that balances out the entire look. Perfect for a New Year’s Eve party where you want to let your eyes do all the talking, here’s how you can sport the same look in 6 easy steps!
An Illuminating Base
Notice how Deepika’s base makeup isn’t matte at all? She’s opted for a radiant base that will ultimately make her foundation look dewy. Begin by prepping your skin with a moisturiser, followed by a strobe cream that has a golden tint like the MAC Cosmetics, strobe cream in goldlite. Next, go in with a foundation that has a sheer, illuminating finish like the Kay Beauty hydrating foundation. Dab it with a damp beauty blender for a softer finish. Do you see how your base is gleaming? You glow girl!
We’ve always adored her eyebrows that are somehow perfectly defined and bushy at the same time. Begin by brushing your brows to ensure they’re placed exactly how you want them. The secret to thick brows staying in place and looking all feathery is brow wax. Comb through the brows using the Patrick Ta, major brow shaping wax to keep em looking sharp. Use the Anastasia Beverly Hills brow wiz to fill in the gaps and sparse places. A pigmented brow pencil doesn’t just make the brows appear fuller but also helps define them.
Bronzed and Glowing Babe
We’re so used to seeing Deepika with her signature flushed cheeks, no? However, this time around she’s kept it majorly bronze-y and we LOVE! Choose a liquid bronzer like the ICONIC London sheer bronzer and dab it over your cheekbones, jawline and temples. Going for a bronzer as compared to a contour ensures there is a warm glow that’s imparted and not some intense sculpting. Next, opt for a highlighter with glimmers of gold that aren’t too blinding. The Flower Beauty shimmer and strobe highlighting palette in champagne shimmer makes a perfect match. Swipe it on the cheekbones and a tad bit on the temples. We know it’s tempting to go all out with the glow, but we gotta turn it down a notch.
Eyes That Mesmerise
The show-stopper of the entire makeup look, Deepika’s eyes truly have us all mesmerised. Prep your eyelids with an eyeshadow primer first. After this, opt for a brick-brown matte eyeshadow and apply it all over the eyelid. Ensure that you blend out any sharp edges with a brush. Next, use a shimmering golden eyeshadow to make the inner corner of the eye pop a little. Now comes the adventurous bit! Take an intensely pigmented kohl like the Colorbar just smoky kajal and use an angled brush to apply it in a thick stroke. Add a dramatic wing to the mix. Use the same brush to apply the kohl on the lower lashline. Now, use a black eyeshadow to set the kohl and smoke out the edges. Voila, your eyes are the centre of all the attention.
Lashes With Some Drama
If you’re looking to replicate her dramatically stunning eyelashes, opt for a pair of falsies. But, if you’re not comfortable with lashes, go for the L’Oreal Paris, lash paradise mascara. Just 2 coats of its formula will have your lashes lengthened, curled and voluminous.
Keepin’ It Nude
To keep her eyes in the limelight, Deepika’s lips are on the nude side of things. A creamy lipstick with a satin finish like the Estèe Lauder pure colour envy sculpting lipstick in intense nude is the perfect choice for minimal lips. For a precise application, use a lip liner before you go in with the lipstick.