This story was updated in January 2019.
Heading closer to world domination and standing tall as the reigning queen of B-town, Deepika Padukone clearly doesn't need any introduction! She started her career in the modelling industry and went on to become one of the most sought out actresses in the industry. Not only is she a director's delight and a photographer’s muse but she is also every fashion designer’s inspiration. She can pull off any outfit and make it look classy. And well, let’s not get started on how gorgeous that million-dollar-smile of hers is. With pearl white teeth, dimpled cheeks, sharp jawline, cupid-bow-shaped lips, well-defined cheekbones and dreamy eyes, Deepika is a heart-stealer. Wondering what makes her look phenomenal all the time? We have all the answers for you. Read on!
Deepika Padukone is one of those lucky women who is blessed with flawless skin. She looks beautiful in every lip shade, eyeliner or eyeshadow she uses. And well, there’s no denying the fact that no one looks as pretty as DP without makeup. The actress is very particular about her skin. She makes sure to keep herself hydrated in order to keep glowing. Wondering what her skincare regime is? Read on to find out and take notes!
Deepika Padukone strongly believes that outer glow comes when your body is healthy from the inside. She makes sure to keep herself hydrated with generous water intake. She drinks about 2-4 liters of water per day!
Despite her hectic shooting schedule, Deepika tries her best to get good sleep. This not only keeps her fresh but also prevents her under eyes from getting dark circles or looking puffy. She sleeps for about 6-8 hours every day.
Deepika absolutely loves to go for spas, especially Thai and the pressure point massages. She indulges in frequent massages and steam treatments to rejuvenate her body and relax her mind. Her favourite Spa centers are Myrah in Mumbai, Banyan Tree in Phuket in Thailand.
The most common advice that we all receive is to remove our makeup before hitting the sack. While most of us are too lazy to do it, Deepika would never make that mistake. She follows the CTM (Cleansing, Toning, Moisturising) technique daily before sleeping. She removes her makeup with a removal cream, uses toner to remove the oil from her pores, keep them tight and maintain the pH balance of her skin and at last, she applies skin hydrating cream to moisturise her face and protect it from dryness.
You wouldn’t find Deepika sitting in a parlour and getting regular facials done too often. She’s more of a deep cleansing and nourishing person. She makes sure to take care of her skin herself so that she doesn’t have to go for facial treatments too often.
We have seen Deepika sport a natural look wherever she can and look absolutely stunning. Her mother once told her that less is more and she swears by that piece of advice. She prefers to stay sans makeup if she’s not shooting. She ensures to use an SPF moisturizer and a lip balm every time she steps out as she doesn't believe in using too many products at one time.
Soaps are coarse and disturb the smoothness of your skin. One should ideally use shower gel or body wash for silky smooth skin. Looks like Deepika follows this advice diligently. The actress prefers to use body scrubs as opposed to regular soaps.
When you're shooting day in and day out, your hair is bound to be exposed to straighteners, curlers, hair sprays and a lot of hair styling products apart from the usual pollution. When it comes to hair care, Deepika trusts nothing but coconut oil. She's been using it since childhood and believes that a weekly hair oil massage is the key to keeping her scalp healthy and protecting her hair follicles from all the heat damage and pollution. Also, Deepika uses a heat-resistant spray to reduce the ill effects of hair styling products. No wonders her tresses shine like anything.
Deepika Padukone has been an athlete and a badminton player since her childhood. The leggy actress is very serious about her fitness regime. She is a complete fitness freak and follows her regime without any excuses or delays. Whether she has an early morning shoot or a late night shoot, she takes out time for a gym session. Let us acquaint you with Deepika’s fitness mantra. Read on!
The secret to Deepika’s fit body is rigorous gymming. The actress’ Instagram feed is full of videos and pictures of her in the gym. Her fitness trainer Yasmin Karachiwala introduced her to pilates and stretching exercises, which she includes in her daily routine now. She does a lot of freehand weight exercises and 4 to 5 sets of stretching with 20 reps. She also focuses on cardio training and light weight lifting.
The actress' fitness routine took an extreme turn when she was working on the Hollywood flick xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. She took up functional strength training, intense pilates training to tone her body, a series power lifts, box jumps, bench hop-overs, squat jacks, training with intense power bags for torso building and core strengthening, squats and thrusts for toning and about 200-pound leg presses.
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Deepika starts her day with yoga in her garden. She does different asanas which help her look fresh and healthy.
Deepika doesn’t just limit herself to gym sessions and yoga. She is a big-time adventure junkie. She has added outdoor activities such as trekking and cycling to her fitness diary. Being a certified scuba diver, she goes for scuba diving whenever she gets time.
Deepika Padukone looks stunning in every ensemble that she dons. Be it an evening gown, a saree or a simple tee and jeans combo. Wonder how she manages to stay slim and fit all the time? For the uninitiated, Deepika is a die-hard foodie and doesn’t believe in skipping meals in order to get a lean frame. Pooja Makhija, her dietician has regularized her meal timings for every two hours. Her diet is balanced with a healthy mix of carbohydrates and proteins. Deepika takes three meals a day and considers breakfast as the most important and the heaviest meal. She keeps all the three meals balanced and simple.
She starts her day with fruits instead of coffee, two egg whites, low-fat milk, and dosa or upma. She avoids the aloo with her dosa and prefers pudina chutney over coconut chutney.
A bowl of dal, vegetables, one chapati with chicken or grilled fish.
Deepika avoids eating heavy and prefers eating salads and roti to obtain maximum nutrition.
Between her meals, Deepika likes to eat seasonal fruits and drink fresh fruit juices and coconut water to keep hydrated.
Deepika looks gorgeous in every look. Don’t you agree? Be it going all natural, sporting the smokey eyes look or the no-makeup-makeup look, Deepika has always looked ravishing. While we know that she keeps herself healthy with a balanced diet and working out, her makeup kit adds to making her look glamorous. Want to know which all products does she use to look ever-so-stunning? We’re here to spill the beans on the same.
Deepika is pretty particular about her eyebrows and limits her threading sessions as she loves thick and fuller brows. She believes that having the right thickness and shape can help define one’s natural features.
Deepika's favourite eye makeup product is mascara. Mostly, she likes to keep it simple by not going for too many products. She likes to enhance them. Her go-to mascara is the iconic DiorShow.
Deepika loves her eyeliner - just like us! She feels that it adds dimension to her overall look by drawing attention to her striking almond-shaped eyes. Highlighting her eyes with black eyeliner, paired up with red lipstick is one of her favourite looks. Deepika loves contouring her eyes with MAC Eye Shadows in Satin Taupe and Charcoal Brown.
Deepika either likes to go bold or go bare. She loves her red lipsticks as much as her nudes. For the times she’s not wearing makeup, she keeps her lips hydrated with the Neutrogena Lip Balm with SPF. It prevents her lips from drying and getting chapped.
Deepika has some interesting shades of lipsticks that she likes to wear when she steps out. For an everyday look, she likes to wear nude lip colours like peach and browns and for an evening event or a red carpet event she likes to wear scarlet red.
Some of her all-time favourite lipsticks are:
Lancôme Le Absolue Rouge in the shade Rose Lancome: An ultra-luxurious, hydrating lip colour with a comfortable feel and all day wear. It comes in 44 elegant shades and 3 finishes - sheer, cream, or matte. Wrap your lips in rich, satiny colour with this deeply replenishing lipstick.
Price: Rs 2,615. Buy it here.
Bobbi Brown Lipstick in the shade Rose Blossom: It is a warm-toned Bright Rosy Pink shade with a soft satiny sheen to it. It is not flat matte or super shimmery; it has a velvety feel. The shade is also easy to carry with every skin tone.
Price: Rs 4,082. Buy it here.
MAC Retro Matte Lipstick, Riri Woo: It is described as a “matte cool red with a retro matte finish.” It’s a deep, medium-dark red with strong cool undertones and a matte finish. RiRi Woo has Rihanna’s signature etched around the side of the lipstick itself. The limited edition colour is a classic and lasts up to eight hours.
Price: Rs 1,094
MAC Mocha: This peachy yellow-brown shade is one of MAC's bestsellers. It is a very natural lookinh colour and best for formal or workplace. The lip colour enhances the complexion and flatters every skin tone.
Price: Rs 1,500. But it here.
MAC Ruby Woo: It is a deep red shade which stays for long and features an intense colour payoff along with a matte finish.
Price: Rs 1,500. Buy it here.
Deepika swears by the Neutrogena Sunblock! She believes that the sun does a lot of damage to our skin which begins internally with pigmentation, freckles and uneven skin tone. The non-oily formula works wonders for her skin.
Price: Rs 514. Buy it here.
For her daily look, Deepika applies a neutral shade of foundation along with a dash of concealer under her eyes. Deepika uses a ginger bronze blush to highlight her cheekbones.
To know how to pick the right foundation for your skin tone, click here.
Smelling good is an important part of feeling great. Deepika is not a big fan of very flowery, strong or musky scents. She likes young and fresh fragrances. Deepika uses Hugo Boss Femme perfume, Romance by Ralph Lauren and Diptyque.
Thinking of picking up one of them? Read on to know more!
Hugo Boss Femme: Hugo Boss Femme is a fruity perfume which has a tinge of tangerine and blackcurrant. It's a long lasting scent which has notes of musk in harmony with apricot and lemon tree wood.
Price Rs 3,809. But it here.
Romance by Ralph Lauren: Romance by Ralph Lauren has the essence of velvety woods, extravagant florals and seductive musk. Presented in a crystal clear bottle, it has the scent of a lotus flower and marigold.
Price: Rs 6,200. But it here.
Diptyque: It is a woody aromatic fragrance with a fig leaf and fig as the top notes, coconut and green accords as the middle notes and cedar, woody accords and fig tree as the base note.
Price: Rs 11,581. Buy it here.
Image Source: Deepika Padukone's Official Instagram Account
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