Remember when Ileana D’Cruz made her foray in Bollywood with a powerhouse performance in Barfi? She remains one of the fine actors of Bollywood even today. While her acting skills are unquestionable, she’s also always left us in awe with her makeup choices. Case in point—the look below while promoting her film, Mubarakan where her makeup was a 10 on 10. There was glowy skin, long lashes and a red pout—the kinda makeup that’s sure to stand out. Want to try this makeup look yourself? Here’s how you can do it using Lakmé...



Ileana’s base makeup looks flawless, thanks to that subtle glow on it. The foundation looks deeply hydrating yet sits beautifully on her gorgeous face. So if you want to try this look, make sure you start with a hydrating moisturiser that leaves your skin supple.  Next, go for a mousse like the Lakmé Absolute Skin Natural Mousse – Hydrating. Along with lending you medium coverage, this will also ensure that your skin doesn’t feel parched and dry when your makeup is on. Aren’t we all looking for the kinda makeup that gives coverage yet leaves the skin looking hydrated?


Ileana doesn’t have power brows. But she always ensures that her eyebrows are groomed to perfection. In this makeup look, she’s filled them in but it’s not overtly dark and overdone. If you wish to have brows like her, we suggest relying on the Lakmé Eyebrow Pencil that will help fill your brows in.


Ileana has an obvious hint of colour on her cheeks. It’s somewhere between a pink and a peach—colours that work wonders for her dusky complexion. If you have a skin tone like hers and are looking to add colour to your makeup look, we suggest stocking up on the  Lakmé Absolute Face Stylist Blush Duos, Coral—just the colour you need on the apples of your cheeks. But while you apply this product using a fluffy brush, make sure you also blend it perfectly to avoid any makeup faux pas.


Ileana has some serious drama going on around her eyes. Besides being kohl-lined, her eyes have loads of mascara and her inner corners are highlighted—something that’s making her eyes pop. If you want a similar eye makeup look, first line your eyes using the Lakmé Absolute Kohl Ultimate Kajal. Make sure you tightline your eyes too so your eyes appear bigger. Next, use the Lakmé Absolute Flutter Secrets Dramatic Eyes Mascara on your upper and lower lashes. Use two coats if need be. Next, use your index finger to pick up the gold eyeshadow from the Lakmé 9to5 Eye Quartet in Tanjore Rush and apply it on the inner corners of your eyes.


Know where that glow Ileana has on her face comes from? A highlighter! If you want her glowy makeup look, make sure you keep the Lakmé Absolute Moonlit Highlighter handy. Using a fan brush, apply the highlighter to the high points of your face and blend well before finishing off.


Ileana has the perfect shade of reddish orange on her lips—a colour that stands out against her skin tone. To get her lip colour, rely on the Lakmé 9to5 Primer+Matte Lip Color in Red Rebel. Not only will this hydrate your lips but it will also add the perfect colour to your pout.