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Friday, February 19, 2010

Step by Step: Look like Freida Pinto!

Bonjour encore mes amis... as promised today I will reveal to you the make-up our MU Natasha did for our lovely Slumdog lolita Freida Pinto for a lovely charity shoot just the other day. The charity is run by Emma Thompson and some of the top actresses in the world have taken part in it... we are so proud that our lovely Freida is a part of it.... if you'd like to know more about it you can visit www.mysafeplace.co.uk.....and bravo Ms. Thompson for the good work....!..and we love your picture!! ooh la la......
Ok.... back to le maquillage........ so the brief for make-up was to keep Freida looking like a natural polished version of her lovely self.... so keeping that in mind... here's what Natasha used...

Base- Estee Lauder double wear foundation

Concealor- yellow toned Bobbi Brown cream concealor

Loose powder- NC 20 by MAC

Eyes- Eye pencil by MAC in Coffee
-Screen face matt neutral eye shadow palette

Mascara- L'Oreal Voluminous in black

Blusher- YSL creme blush in Velvety peach- see pic

Highlighter- Shisheido cream stick - champagne tone- see pic

Contour - MAC shadow in Blunt

Lips - Spice pencil by MAC and 8 hour cream by Elizabeth Arden

So as you can see there is a mix of a lot of different brands... something we MU's pride ourselves on - our product knowledge and picking out the best from the best... great colours and textures that just glide on and make the make up application easy and flawless...


- Prep the skin - tres important... cleanse and moisturise well for the make up to go on and stay smooth...

- next apply the base with a foundation brush all over the face and neck.

- conceal under the eyes and nose area - be careful not to rub but gently pat into your skin using you finger or a sponge.

- then set with a loose powder... just a small amount should do...

now you move on to doing the rest of the face...

Brows - brush out using a brow brush or mascara wand to take of any excess powder and to groom..then fill in using an angled brow brush dipped in eyeshadow just where needed.. the colour should match the brows.. lastly set in place with clear mascara..

Eyes -a bone shadow was applied all over the lid up to the brow bone area ... next sweep a brown all over the lid and slightly take it out to give the effect of elongation... then using a MAC 217 brush dip it into a deeper brown and sweep it into the socket line to create definition...now take the coffee pencil and really work it into the root of the lashes on the top and lower lash line and smudge and set with a deep brown shadow... the curl lashes and apply mascara top and bottom right from the very root to the tip...and lastly use a soft brown kohl pencil to rim the inside of the eyes...

Cheeks -apply creme blusher along the cheek bone into the temples ... and then slightly contour under the cheekbones using powder blusher in Blunt ...next add highights on the
brow bone..cheek bone and apples of the cheek with the lovely shisheido cream stick

Lips - line and fill with the Spice pencil and add a touch of 8 hour cream on top for a wee bit of shine and moisture....

Phew! hope this helps you peeps... any more questions let me know and I will be happy to answer... now go practice and soon we will give you another breakdown as MU Natasha will be getting the lovely mademoiselle ready again for an awards night... a leetle more oomph in the next one... until then....enjoy..... Mx


  1. hey you've done a great job on Freida Pinto, and i would like to know which color of the double wear foundation did you use on her?
    much regards

  2. Thank you! Cant really tell you which colour exactly as i never tend to use one straight out of a bottle.. its a mix of a few shades... all depending on how pale or tanned her skin is on the day.... what i would advice is if you're a pro make up artist to get a range of 3 yellow toned colours from light- medium- dark and within those you should basically be able to work any tone for most indian skins.. if not a pro make up artist and you want it for yourself...then match your shade in store but always always go out and check it in natural light.. the colour should blend in with your skin and not stand out... that's how you would know its right for you. Alternatively you can come to our fat mu Hq and we will help you pick out a shade.
    Hope this helps!