You don’t have to be deeply entrenched within the pop culture space to have heard about Deepika Padukone. For some, the actress first made an impression thanks to a series of jaw-dropping appearances on the red carpet that showcased her venturesome sensibilities, many of which is bolstered by ambassadorships with sartorial heavyweights such as Louis Vuitton and Cartier. Then there are others who recognise Padukone’s prolific body of work—her roles in Bollywood breakout films Om Shanti Om as well as Love Aaj Kal that garnered her critical acclaim; three Filmfare Award wins; as well as a nod of recognition from Time magazine for being one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2018.
Bearing this in mind, there proves no doubt: Padukone has made her mark. And will continue doing so, it seems, judging by her current upward trajectory. What does this encompass? As of 2024, this includes the lead role in action movie franchise, Fighter, involvement in the highly buzzed about Indian mythology film Kalki 2898 AD, as well as the continued development of her self-care label, 82°E. Unsurprisingly, the renowned entertainer’s transition into beauty entrepreneurship was a natural one, with her exponential portfolio of beguiling hair and make-up looks having cemented her status as one to watch within the realm.
From playful takes on top knots to a multidimensional smokey eye, Vogue Singapore presents a curation of Padukone’s most standout beauty moments. Prep your peepers for the visual feast, below.
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Padukone is well aware that a polished, elegant bun gains an intriguing edge when textured ends are allowed to peek through.
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Warm coral acts as the perfect foil to this deep, jewelled navy eyeshadow. Padukone ensures all attention is centred on her lids by pairing the look with an understated pink lipstick.
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A touch of punk
All aboard the soft goth train. This statement dark lip is the ultimate head-turner.
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To new heights
You know what they say about the height of the hair. Take a leaf from Padukone’s book and tease up volume at the roots while keeping the rest of strands delectably soft and moisturised.
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A soft, textured up-do serves as the perfect modern touch to make-up that pays tribute to old school Hollywood glamour.
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Nothing exudes sensuality quite like an intense smokey eye and strategically-placed face-framing tendrils.
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Twist and flip
Talk about adding a teased twist to a conventional ponytail. This rendition by Padukone grants just the right amount of girlishness to a full face of glam.
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Never forget that Padukone was on the Barbie bandwagon before everyone else. This iconic ensemble from the Met Gala 2019 strikes all the right notes.