October 2017

Bollywood Makeup
[Bollywood-September 2008]

Mickey Contractor, makeup artist to the stars, shares some of his makeup tips using MAC Cosmetics to get that Bollywood Look you’ve dreamed of all along. He has worked on Kajol, Rani Mukherjee, Asha Bhosle, Aishwarya Rai, Tabu, Preity Zinta, Sonali Bendre, Pooja Bhatt, and Sushmita Sen just to name a few! It was he who transformed Rani’s “girl next door” look in Ghulam, to the more glamorous in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. He is famous for giving Rani the kohl-eyed, pale lips look that everyone is craving for. Keep reading to find out how you can get this look! It was Mickey who also convinced Kajol not to shape her eyebrows because she looks beautiful with them. As the director of cosmetic major MAC India, Mickey feels that beautiful is “anyone who is herself and has a personal style” and that a “clear complexion” is a sure prerequisite for beauty. Follow some of Mickey’s tips and you’ll be sure to look like a Bollywood star!


Mickey believes that he is most famous for his “no make-up look”, but this, he says, “involves more effort than full make-up”. Here’s the how-to from the make-up artist himself:

THE LOOK: SULTRY SMOKY on Kajol, Aishwarya, and Rani

This dark eyes and pale mouth look is always a winner. Be it Kajol’s sexy act amongst the pyramids in Kabhie Khushi Kabhi Gham, Aishwarya Rai in Shabd or Rani Mukherjee’s sultry peepers in Chalte Chalte, the smoky look is always a stunner. Here’s the rocking explanation:

THE LOOK: OLD IS GOLD on Jaya Bachchan

Remember Jaya Bachchan as the super-glam Ma of K3G? Here’s Mickey’s advice for the middle-aged divas in the making.


“The crux of perfecting your art of make-up lies in the finer details,” stresses Mickey. Here are some expert tips, to make all the difference:

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8 Responses to “Bollywood Makeup”

  1. deepti tuli Says:

    hello sir, Deepti this side……
    i just want to know about makeup courses. because i want to be an makeup artist but i am confused about my training. from where i should learn makeup. do u have any academy from which i learn more about makeup…????
    thank you so much…
    i am waiting for your response..

  2. admin Says:

    I’m sorry, we don’t offer any makeup courses or training. Nor do we have an academy. We are only an online magazine. ~Arzoo

  3. annie Says:

    em what about in veer zaara can you tell us what preity zinta put on for that ???

  4. deeti Says:

    luv the picturess but dont youu think kajol needs to do sumnk bowt her uni brow

  5. manjula Says:

    I have pigmented lips because of over-use of lipsticks. is there any non surgical way to remove this. also i have very thin lips. which lip plum works better. i have fair oily-normal skin tone

  6. Anjum Says:

    Atleast a link to get better understanding of bollywood makeup……love Anjum

  7. Prathna Says:

    I am interested in knowing, what is that makeup which actresses use over their arms also, is it MAC, or some other makeup, which makes them look extremely gori?

  8. priyanka Says:

    my wedding is going to be in november so i wnt list of products which helps me for bridal makeup and tips for using foundation my color is fair and where to get mac products in india as i m living in rajasthan

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