Freida Pinto as Latika in Slumdog Millionaire
Make-up by Natasha Nischol with fat mu
Freida Pinto
Photo:Ishika Mohan / © Fox Searchlight
Updated:Monday, June 29th, 2009

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Lancôme Galatée Confort Cleanser
Lancôme Tonique Douceur
Lancôme Bienfait Multi-Vital Glow SPF 15 Sunscreen
Cosmetics à la carte Skin Tint
Kryolan Dermacolor Camouflage Creme Palette
Screenface Translucent Powder
Screenface Blushing Gel
Screenface Eyeshadows Palette
M.A.C. Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner
Revlon ColorStay Eye Liner
Onyx Brow Fix
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Bobbi Brown Lip Tint SPF 15
Shiseido Accentuating Color Stick
Make-up artists Natasha Nischol and Virginia Holmes are the creative team behind fat mu, which was featured in the Make-up Around the World segment of Issue 78 of Make-Up Artist magazine. Visit the fat mu blog at
Nischol first prepped Pinto’s skin to create a canvas to work on and for the make-up to stay looking fresh and glowing all day. To cleanse the skin, she used Lancôme Galatée Confort (a creme cleanser). Nischol then used Lancôme Tonique Douceur to tone the skin and Lancôme Bienfait Multi-Vital Glow to moisturize.
After prepping the skin, Nischol smoothed Cosmetics à la carte Skin Tint in Gold+Honey on Pinto’s face to even out the skin tone and create a glow.
Nischol used a Kryolan DC Camouflage Creme Palette and would mix the colors she felt were appropriate at the time.
Nischol then dusted Screenface Translucent Powder (loose) lightly all over to set the make-up, concentrating on the t-zone so that the glow from the face was still visible.
Screenface Blushing Gel in Barely Rouge—Nischol concentrated most of it on the apples of Pinto’s cheeks to create a very natural flush.
Eye Shadow
Nischol wanted to achieve an artistic effect, without overloading too much eye shadow. First she applied a wash of taupe eye shadow from the Screenface Eyeshadows Palette in Neutral over the entire eyelid to create a base. Then, over that she applied a wash of M.A.C. Eye Shadow in Woodwinked (a warm antique gold shade), again over the entire lid, concentrating on the center for a pop of color and brightness to bring a sparkle to Pinto’s eyes. Nischol then used a medium brown from the palette to contour the eyelid crease and on the outer corner of the eye for a bit of a lift and definition.
Eye Liner
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink applied very closely to the top lash line to accentuate and add even more definition. Nischol also used Revlon ColorStay® Eyeliner in brown inside the rim of the lower lash line after applying mascara.
Onyx Brow Fix
Maybelline Great Lash® Mascara in black, applied to the top and lower lashes
Nischol created a natural look, while still adding color, moisture and shine, by using Bobbi Brown Lip Tint SPF 15 in Maple Tint (available on the U.K. Web site).
Highlights / Countour
To complete the look, Nischol used Shiseido Accentuating Color Stick in Glistening Flush (S3) on the top of Pinto's cheekbones and brow bone to bring the whole look together and light up her face.

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Member Comments for Freida Pinto as Latika in Slumdog Millionaire
Comment By Mae87 on 2009-05-11 19:26:41
THANK YOU so much for posting this breakdown! I only recently saw Slumdog Millionaire. I know, I\\\'m behind, and I was delighted to see this detailed listing. The film exceeded my expectations and definitely lived up to all the hype. Freida Pinto looked stunning. Gorgeous. I'm seriously thinking I now need to purchase the Bobbi Brown lip tint in Maple from the U.K.
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Comment By CoriS on 2009-05-15 18:33:22
Hi Mae,
We're glad you like the breakdown! Make sure to check out fat mu's blog and tell Bobbi Brown Cosmetics where you heard about the product. Don't forget to review the products once you use them.

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Comment By toutlemonde on 2009-05-16 13:58:39
Yes! I'm so glad this was posted! I'm sure Freida's skin is naturally beautiful anyway, but it was completely flawless in the movie. It was a distinctive look because her skin looked perfect but didn't look like any make-up had been caked on at all. I'm really excited about checking out some of these products.
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