Sunday, September 28, 2008

Steal the Look: Twinkle Khanna

A big thanks to our reader Lolita for pointing out this effortlessly chic makeup worn by Twinkle Khanna.

Here's how you can get the look:

Apply MAC Tete-A-Tint eyeshadow from the lashline to the crease, and MAC Vanilla on the brow bone to highlight. Then line the upper and lower lashlines (including the inner rims) with Loreal Le Grande Kohl eyeliner in Black Sable. Swipe Loreal Voluminous Mascara on the top and bottom lashes and the eyes are set.

Twinkle seems to be using a bronzer here, but you can easily substitute a blush for it. (I myself am not a big fan of bronzers, I prefer using blush). But if I've got some picks for you to try either way. If you're a bronzer gal, try Nars Bronzing Powder in Laguna. If you like blush better, try MAC Mocha blush. Swipe it on your cheeks, your temples, and your chin. Avoid dusting it on the bridge of the nose. Unless you're an expert at applying bronzer, it's too easy to overdo it and look like you have a cold instead of a naturally sunny glow.

The lips here are achieved by using MAC Taupe lipstick, MAC Subculture lipliner (line only, don't fill in the lips with this), and topping it off with MAC Plushglass in Wildly Lush. Enjoy!

UPDATE: Kohl Girl helped me find some more picture of Twinkle from that night and it seems that the lipstick and eyeshadow are most definitely not from the Bobbie Brown Cocoa Mauve collection as originally posted. I've updated the color recs and added the new pics to give a more accurate depiction of the look.

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  1. That was wonderfully fast. Thank you heaps I can't wait to try this look.

  2. about her hair? I can never get my desi hair to be as glossy and smooth as Twinkle's. What do you use for hair products?

  3. desimom- start using Pantene Pro-V Ice Shine conditioner. It makes a huge difference. Normally, I let my hair air-dray, but if you need to blow dry always work a little bit of blow dry lotion through your towel dried hair to protect it from the heat. I use Redken Satinwear 02 Ultimate Blow Dry Lotion. If you're not blow drying, put a little (about the size of a quarter) Biosilk Silk Therapy in the palm of your hand, rub them together, and then work the serum through your hair. I think out of all the products I use, Biosilk is the one product I cannot live without. You can fine Pantene and Biosilk at the supermarket, but Redken can only be found at a salon. But I hear Pantene makes a great blow dry lotion as well, I'm still waiting for my Redken to finish before I try it.

    Now, my hair is naturally frizzy and wavy, so to get a look like Twinkle's, I always use a flat iron after my hair is dry to smooth my hair. The flat iron brings out alot of shine too. Once I'm done with the flat iron, I rub a little more Biosilk in my hair and it stays shiny looking all day.

  4. Thanks Chic Mommy! Can't wait til my shampoo is finished to go buy the Pantene you recommended. Sadly, I just glop on the bulk size Pert that we get from Costco! I do have a Keratase finishing lotion but don't have a blow dry lotion so I'll have to get that one!

    Thanks for the prompt reply too!

  5. Nice post. I would really appreciate a break down of Aishwarya's look at


  6. Geeko,got your pic, I'll try to see if I can post it over the weekend. She's definitely got a dark green eyeliner thing going on, and I think the lipstick is MAC Oyster Girl lipgloss with Plum lipliner but I'll try to do a more detailed breakdown soon. I know everything seems to come back to Plum lipliner but it's such a staple color for desis, it simply works!


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