How to recreate Katrina Kaif’s signature Smokey Eye

Celebrity hair and makeup artist Daniel Bauer reveals his secrets behind Katrina Kaif’s signature kohl-rimmed eye look.

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"She is an incredible person to work with"

Katrina Kaif’s makeup artist Daniel Bauer has shared a step-by-step guide in creating the star’s signature smokey eye look.

Talking about working with the Sooryavanshi actress, Daniel said:

“Katrina is somebody who can rock any western or Indian look.

“Dressed in Sabyasachi, we wanted the look to be sophisticated, traditional, but 100% in line with Katrina’s beauty, which is all about being herself and keeping it as natural as possible.

“Katrina does not like to sit in the makeup chair for too long, so being planned and prepared works for everyone.

“She is an incredible person to work with, and has a phenomenal understanding of makeup.”

He added that the key to any great makeup look is focusing on the littlest details, ones you can’t even see, but these details make the biggest impact on the overall look.

Katrina Kaif’s makeup artist added: “Makeup is about balancing and correcting.

“Eye shapes highly impact the nature, intensity and build-ability of the smoky eye.

“For Katrina, we like to open up the gaze with a soft brown eyeshadow for a dramatic effect, while also opening up the outer edges of her eyes to create a full, more rounded almond eye.

“The look needs to work both, on and off-camera.”

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For Katrina’s look, Daniel used some of his all-time favourite products, ones that he has been using over the years.

A trick that Daniel often likes to use for his eye looks is to use a concealer as the base for the eyeshadow rather than an eye primer.

Daniel says that he is a huge fan of Make Up For Ever’s Nudes You Need Palette as it gives him a great base to start building up the layers of the smoky eye.

Danessa Myricks Beauty is also the latest addition to his makeup kit.

Daniel Bauer also likes using the Kay Beauty Eyeshadow Palette in Bare Soul, and shared that the shades are Katrina’s personal favourite:

“So, it’s like having a 100 per cent customised eyeshadow palette with Katrina’s favourite shades.”

For Katrina’s winged liner with a smoky eye look, Daniel “prepped the inner corners with white cream from the Make Up Forever palette.”

“I applied Danessa Myricks Enlight powder shimmer, again, just in the inner corners.”

The makeup artist added: “While a conventional smoky is oval, I made the outer edges tapered to flow into a liner which makes the eyes appear like perfect almonds.

“Here, I built up the liner from darker to light, opening up the eye, creating the almond shape, while also creating the drama for a smoky effect.

“I finished the looks with a few single lashes, individually cut to size, following the eye shape.”

Alongside Katrina Kaif, Daniel Bauer has also worked with Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra and Aishwarya Rai.

Ravinder is a Journalism BA graduate. She has a strong passion for all things fashion, beauty, and lifestyle. She also likes to watch films, read books and travel.