Freida Pinto 2009 SAG Awards Look, Version 2.0

Published in: Face of the Day (FOTD)

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The mission: to duplicate Freida Pinto’s SAG 2009 makeup look!


This time around (check out my previous attempt), I added a drugstore makeup twist.

Version 2.0 relies on some Neutrogena products, like the Nourishing Eye Duo in Starry Night ($9), an eyeshadow duo with two shimmery shades of blue.

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The first time I tried this look, I ended up with a bright teal eye with a crisp black eyeliner. For Version 2.0, I decided to aim for a shimmery grayish blue on the lid. I think it’s a little closer to Freida’s original look than my last try.

Freida Pinto from the 2009 SAG Awards
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This time, after laying down a base of Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Birthday Suit over the entire eye, I mixed both the blues from the Starry Night on the lid.

Then I changed my crease color. In the first look it was MAC Soft Brown. This time, I went for a darker shade, MAC Saddle.

One last thing I switched was the liner. Rather than something that would give a crisp black line, I went for a softer, more diffused line with a black pencil (I used MAC Technakohl Liner in Graphblack) beneath the Starry Night’s dark blue shadow.

freida pinto sag 2009 makeup look fotd version 2 single eye


For the rest of the makeup, I tried to stay soft and subtle using more Neutrogena products. That’s Soft Color Blush in Sunny Spice ($10) on my cheeks and Moisture Shine Lipsheer Liptick in Sparkling Nude ($9) on my lips.

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Hope you’re having a great afternoon so far. TGIF!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. YadiQ says:

    your soo funny

    i love all your quirky pics

    they totally liven my day up and make me realize not everone is in a cranky mood like me πŸ˜€

    • Karen says:

      Heya Yadi,

      Aww, no more crankiness, girl! You are sooo heading on vacay in a few. That’s something to celebrate.

      Have fun at dinner tonight! Do you know what you’re going to order?

      I just got back from lunch in SF with a friend. I had Thai food and it was soooo spicy (I’m normally such a wimp when it comes to spicy food), but it tasted really good. Now I’m ready for a nap, LOL! Sigh, homework calls, though!

  2. p. potter says:

    i really like this blue look on you. the blues are working overtime today, karen!

    do you have any recommendations for a good navy eyeliner? i’m hearing good things about L’oreal Kohl.

    p. potter´s last blog post..Bare Escentuals Buxom Lipgloss: April

    • Karen says:

      Hi P. Potter,

      πŸ™‚ Thanks, homie!

      I’ve heard good things about the L’Oreal Kohls, too. I haven’t tried them yet, though. For navy blue liner, I find myself reaching for Stila Convertible Eye Color in Indigo (that’s the product with both a liner and a shadow). While back I had a navy blue from the Prestige line (crap, I can’t remember the exact shade… I think it was called Denim) and I LOVED it.

  3. Indian Girl says:

    Oh you look lovely ! And those vintage frames totally rock !

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  4. Jaimie says:

    LOVE the look. I think you pulled it off better than her.I like how you can see the colors more on you.

    Don’t forget to check out my Lady Gaga Look Contest!

  5. Catherine says:

    Oh wow that’s gorgeous! You did an awesome job recreating Frida’s look. I am definitely gonna have to try this out next week. I *think* I have the colors to pull it off. Do you like those Neutrogena shadows though? I’ve never tried any of their beauty products…

  6. Katee says:

    Loving the new look of your blog!

  7. lesley says:

    Love the grey and the blue! I think I could totally take inspiration from this for some future dates with Hubby πŸ˜‰

    Hope that you’re having a rockin’ Friday!

  8. pia says:

    thank you for the inspiration, Karen! Happy super weekend!

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  9. Miss QQ says:

    Hi Karen. You look gorgeous! I’m making a note to try to do Natalie Portman’s Oscar look. LOL.

  10. Nadrah says:

    This look is beautiful on you. I like it more than the first one. I have that Neutrogena lipstick, and it doesn’t look anything like that on me! Jealous! πŸ˜›

  11. Karen says:

    Hi Jaimie,

    Thanks! Blues are fast becoming my favorite colors to wear. You contest sounds fun. I haven’t really kept up with Lady Gaga, but I love her song and video Just Dance. She looks really pretty in it!

  12. Karen says:

    Hi Katee,

    Thank you! I hope you’re having a good weekend so far. πŸ™‚

    How are you enjoying your new job?

  13. Karen says:

    Hi Lesley,

    Thanks. πŸ™‚ This look would totally rock for date night!

    My Friday went by in a flash (yay). I’m happy that it’s finally the weekend. I just hope the sun stays out, LOL!

    Is your Saturday off to a good start?

  14. Karen says:

    Hi Pia,

    You’re welcome, girlie! I hope you’re having a great weekend so far, too. Got any exciting plans?

  15. Karen says:

    Hi Miss QQ,

    Thanks! Oh, Natalie looked *great*. What products/combos are you thinking of using to get her look?

  16. Karen says:

    Hi Nadrah,

    Doesn’t that lipstick feel really good when it’s on? It feels all tingly and minty, LOL. Kinda wakes me up in the morning. πŸ™‚

    Do you like Neutrogena makeup? I love the blushes!

  17. Karen says:

    Hi Catherine,

    Thank you!

    I really like Neutrogena makeup (their blushes are *awesome*). These eyeshadows are pretty good; the shimmer looks subdued and not too OTT and the color payoff, texture and wear time is above average for a drugstore brand. I liked Starry Night enough to want to try more in the future. πŸ™‚

  18. Lauren Alyssa says:

    I found this at today:,,20187290_20573059,00.html

    Here’s one way to get the Freida Pinto SAG makeup. It looks like you nailed it, though!

  19. Marisol says:

    Love these pictures!

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