She had an international career with her very first movie and has been unstoppable ever since. It’s not just her acting prowess that has impressed us over the years, but also her red-carpet appearances that are always on fleek. Guess who we’re talking about? Birthday girl Freida Pinto!

Freida is one of the few actors who constantly gives us drop-dead gorgeous beauty-spiration. And she’s never one to hold back from experimenting, be it with makeup or hair. From metallic eye makeup to vintage hairstyles, Freida’s beauty game needs a huge shout-out!

Here are all the makeup lessons we learnt from this dusky beauty.

Play up your eyes
 

Play up your eyes

We love how Freida Pinto never shies away from experimenting with a deep eyeshadow pigment. Pick dark shades like brown, copper or gold and add a dash of metallic shimmer on the inner corners to make your eyes look more awake.

Choose a blush with orange undertones
 

Choose a blush with orange undertones

The most commonly used pink blush may not be the best option to complement dusky skin tones. If you’ve been keeping a close tab on Freida’s makeup game, you’d notice how the actress is often seen wearing blush with orange undertones. Colours like rose gold and coral work like magic too in enhancing a dusky complexion.

Dark lip shades for the win
 

Dark lip shades for the win

Firstly, you’ll be happy to know that both matte and glossy finish looks great on dusky women, and Freida Pinto is proof! The diva pulls off a deep red matte lipstick with as much panache as a nude lip gloss. In fact, you can even go ahead and experiment with frosty and shimmery shades. If your lips are too dark, then dab some foundation before going in with your lipstick. This will help your lip colour pop.

Don’t give up on that bronzer
 

Don’t give up on that bronzer

Bronzers are not for women with a dusky complexion. Wait, what? Who doesn’t love a natural, sun-kissed glow? Take cues from Freida Pinto and go ahead with a neutral bronzer that’ll give you a lit-from-within glow. Apply the bronzer on your temples, cheekbones and jawline in a number ‘3’ shape, and flaunt that I-just-got-back-from-a-beach-vacay look!

Highlight (with care)
 

Highlight (with care)

While you don’t need to ditch the highlighter completely, make sure you don’t over-do it either. For deep skin tones, it’s best to use a highlighter with golden undertones as opposed to pink and silver as they might end up looking a little chalky on you. Apply the highlighter only on the high points of your face, complementing it with bronzer.

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