How Nick Barose & Kiehl’s got “Lion” actress Priyanka Bose ready for the Oscars

by | Feb 27, 2017 | Uncategorized

Priyanka Bose

Priyanka Bose

As told by Nick Barose…


“For the Oscars, we wanted to be classic and feminine, colorful yet timeless, I wanted to play off the beautiful blue, aqua and purple tone of her Vivienne Westwood dress against her gorgeous bronze skin. I drew inspirations from classic Hollywood icon, glamour girl Rita Hayworth, and Bollywood silent film star Seeta Devi. Priyanka has gorgeous dark eyes; they’re so animated and can look extra dramatic with some colors and even when paired with a pop of color on the lips, too. Dark skin with dark hair and eyes like Priyanka’s can carry more colors– it won’t clash.”


I prepped her skin first, to add extra hydration, and plumped it up with Kiehl’s Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Masque. I used Kiehl’s Rare Earth Pore Refining Tonic to help control shine and oil on her t-zone, so there would be no need to touch her up too much throughout the night, and then I moisturized with Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream. To hydrate and prepare her eyes for makeup, I applied Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado, under the eyes to let it absorb. Then, I primed the skin with Kiehl’s Micro-Blur Skin Perfector. After the gel cream absorbed into skin, I blotted away the excess and smoothed the Skin Perfector over it to give her skin an extra smooth finish and help her last longer. Finally, I prepped her lips with Kiehl’s Facial Fuel No-Shine Moisturizing Lip Balm to add hydration and create perfect shine-free canvas for lipstick.

Priyanka Bose

Priyanka Bose


For foundation, I used IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Compact™ with SPF 50+ in Rich. I applied it with a sponge, so I could layer it for more coverage and thinned it out in certain areas to show off her skin and look camera-ready. Apply with sponge and you can layer it for more coverage or thinning it out in certain areas to also show off skin glow and look camera-ready. IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination™ Anti-Aging Concealer in Tan brightened her under eyes. I used IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores™ Pressed Powder to set the foundation and tone down shine on her T-Zone, and used IT Cosmetics Sunshine in a Compact™ in Warmth to warm up the skin and gently sculpt her face, brushing around the perimeter of her face, center of the neck, and the side of her nose.

I applied IT Cosmetics Ombré Radiance Blush™ in Sugar Plum on the apples of cheeks for a bit of a rosy flush, and then added highlights with IT Cosmetics Hello Light™ Anti-Aging Powder Luminizer in Bella Brilliance.


I filled in and shaped her brows with IT Cosmetics BROW POWER™ Super Skinny in Dark Brown. I drew a classic wing with IT Cosmetics No Tug Anti-Aging WaterProof Eyeliner in Brown and used IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty™ Matte Luxe Transforming Eyeshadow Palette for color on the lids. I finished with IT Cosmetics Superhero™ Mascara, with two coats on top and one coat on the bottom lashes.


On lips, we went for a pop of color, without it being loud so it doesn’t complete with her dress. An earthy shade of red is great because it pops, and there’s a bit of bronze tone to it to make it tie in with a bit of coppery tone in the dress. I used IT Cosmetics Your Lips But Better™ All-Day Waterproof Lip Liner Stain in Perfect Red, and IT Cosmetics Blurred Lines™ Smooth-Fill Lipstick in Brave.


To add a sun-kissed glow to her shoulders, arms and legs, I rubbed on Kiehl’s Creme de Corps, blotted off excess and then dusted IT Cosmetics Hello Light™ Anti-Aging Powder Luminizer in Bella Brilliance on top.

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