Celebrity Hair & Makeup: Freida Pinto at 2012 Golden Globe Awards

L’oréal Paris spokesperson Freida Pinto got all dolled up with sultry eyes and a retro half-do at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Details from Freida’s makeup artist Leslie Lopez and hair stylist Giannandrea Marongiu on how to dupe the look right here!

Freida Pinto hair and makeup at 2012 Golden Globe Awards

“Freida has such gorgeous eyes!” said Leslie. “I really wanted to channel a young Sophia Loren and make Freida’s eyes the focal point of her look.”

Step by Step How-To
Leslie gave Freida a flawless face by starting with L’oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Foundation in W6 (Sun Beige). She created a sun-kissed look on the cheeks with L’oréal Paris Magic Smooth Soufflé Blush in Cherubic.

For Freida’s eyelids, she used L’oréal Paris Infallible Eye Shadow in Bronzed Taupe, and Iced Latte on the brow bone for an extra pop of shimmer. Leslie gave the look an extra layer of smokiness with L’oréal Paris Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner in black before curling her lashes and applying a few coats of L’oréal Paris Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara in Black.

To keep Freida’s eyes the focus, she kept her lips on the natural side with L’oréal Paris Infallible Le Rouge in Lingering Mocha, a soft mauve.

Inspired by Freida’s princess-like Prada dress, Giannandrea wanted to keep the hair easy and simple so that the overall look was elegant, timeless and, of course, chic. Giannandrea created a soft twist with the top and sides of Freida’s hair while giving the crown that extra oomph for volume. Cascading waves fell softly down her back to maintain the feel of effortless beauty.

Step by Step How-To
Giannandrea began with wet hair and applied a generous amount of L’oréal Paris EverStyle Volume Boosting Mousse before using a hairdryer to blow it dry using only his fingers to give hair texture. He then applied L’oréal Paris EverStyle Alcohol-Free Volume Root Lifting Spray & Volume Boosting Mousse to just the crown area to create voluminous lift. Using a round brush, he blasted hair – separated in sections – with high heat and then temporarily set each section with Velcro rollers. After spraying each section with L’oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray – Extra Strong Hold Unscented for a soft hold, he let the hair sit while Freida got her makeup done.

After her makeup was applied, he took out the rollers and brushed through the curls to create soft, flowing waves down her back. He then back combed the crown for added lift and took the top portion of the hair with a few pieces from each side and created a very subtle, soft twist that flowed into the length of the hair. To finish the look, he used a touch of the L’oréal Paris EverStyle Alcohol-Free Smooth & Shine Crème to smooth out the length and sides to give the style an overall clean feel. Giannandrea set Freida’s look with L’oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray – Extra Strong Hold Unscented to keep hair in place throughout the night.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


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