Mindy Kaling on the “TODAY” Show

Posted on March 28, 2014

That is some seriously Tammy Faye-style makeup going on there, but we assume she’s made up for TV and it’s just not reading well in candid shots.


Mindy-Kaling-TODAY-Show-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Mindy Kaling makes an appearance on the “TODAY” show in New York City carrying a Céline bag.

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Can’t ding her on the jacket either. It’s been cold this week. Good for her for being a ladystar who dresses for the weather, like a normal person. The outfit looks pretty cute, but we just can’t get past how over-matched it all is. Just one contrasting bit of color somewhere would balance this out so much. Then again, we think the cartoony aspect of this look is probably one of its best selling points. You change the color of the top and the shoes and this goes “administrative assistant” pretty quickly.

Nice bag.



[Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews]

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  • Eva_baby

    The make-up + the cray-cray smile = Brown Guy Fawkes mask.

    I legit did not notice her clothing.

  • Anne Elliot

    does her make-up artist hate her?

    • Seriously, are they just going WAY too hard on the highlighting/luminescent stuff or what?

    • dustinrhodes

      It’s, seriously, always hideous — by which I mean, her face glimmers like a disco-ball. AWFUL.

      • Jackie4g

        She always looks greasy. As if she needs a tissue to blot her face. The make up people aren’t doing her any favors, I am sorry to say.

    • Introspective

      the very first words out of my mouth when i saw this were “her makeup people are fucking with her.”

      i cannot anymore. when your face is unrecognizable due to your makeup its time to reassess mindy.

    • Her makeup gays need not only to be fired, but sentenced to hard labor. Or she needs to hire some makeup gays. Not sure which. But even assuming her odd, scrunched up expression is weather-related or something … damn! That does not look good.

      • Fuchaforever


    • Jacob Bowen

      The amount of blush ALONE is awful!

  • lunchcoma

    I don’t like the purple stuff at all. It’s obviously trying to all be the same shade, and it’s not succeeding. Something like what Emma Roberts recently did with colors in the same family might have worked, or maybe the blouse and skirt just weren’t a good idea period.

    I won’t comment on the jacket, either. I hate being cold, and I think it’s silly we expect famous women to walk around without coats when it’s chilly.

  • NMMagpie

    She looks like that aunt who comes over and tries to fix you up with someone nice all the time.

    • Pennymac


  • @Biting Panda

    No. God, no. Sweet baby lambs, no.

  • marlie

    “Administrative assistant” all the way. Her makeup looks *horrendous.* She needs new makeup gays, like yesterday. But I’ll take the bag, pleaseandthankyou.

    • lrober03

      I looked up the Today show video, and while she is less shiny, that color on her eyes and lips is still……not flattering

    • cluecat

      The bag is distracting because it looks like it has a face!

      • marlie

        I think it’s cute! 🙂

  • Evan

    I love purple, but that’s just a little bit too much.

  • MyFavoriteColorIsGlitter


    • @Biting Panda

      ^thank you^

    • Carla_Charlton

      She’s got some frozen face going on — Botox? Restylane?

      • It’s just the wind.

        • mntnsrck

          I saw her on tv the day these were taken, and I definitely noticed her totally frozen face (it’s what led me here). There wasn’t any wind to blame that time.

      • FranKubelik

        Changes are afoot on her face.

    • Alyssa_T_Robot

      i really hope she was just bracing for the crazy wind or something… this was yesterday and it was intensely windy in the tri-state area. her lips look a little weird but i gotta believe its the lipstick.

      • Violentcello

        I agree. The woman behind her looks like hair’s getting blown around quite a bit.

        That’s no excuse for the shoes though.

    • kt

      Wind, check out the chick behind her whose hair is being ripped off the back of her head

  • Julia

    It’s definitely the lighting because this makeup looked fab on her Instagram yesterday. (highly recommend following her btw, it makes you want to be her best friend even more than you already did)

  • SirLouie

    Yeah, it’s pretty matchy-matchy. But then, maybe her mother picked out her clothes.

  • ashtangajunkie

    I’m sorry. I can’t. Don’t hate me.

    • schadenfreudelicious

      May I join you?..cause i can’t either….

  • sugarkane105

    Her face reminds me of that episode of Friends where Ross had to do Rachel’s makeup for her.

  • MilaXX

    Nice bag. that’s all I got.

  • seventeenwest

    She’s had her lips done, and it makes me so sad. After the “I don’t want to be skinny” talk, she went and bought a Kardashian duck face. Ugh.

    • In_Stitches

      She’s always had fairly full upper and lower lips and she’s wearing a hell of a lot of warpaint with some contour on the lips to make them pop even more. It could just be some makeup magic.

      • marlie

        I agree. I think it’s just badly-applied makeup. She doesn’t seem like she’s had work done.

      • seventeenwest

        I dunno. Maybe she’s pursing her lips, but they look pretty artificial to me. Especially after following her on Instagram for quite a while. She suddenly looks different in my eyes.

        • Let’s compare it to the next photoset where she’s not facing down a gale and make the call then.

    • MarieLD

      I hate to say this, but I don’t think she has had work done–I think she’s just gained some weight in recent years. As have I.

  • KayEmWhy

    Why is her face always so greasy? She needs blotting papers or something. Hate the look.

    • Jackie4g

      Oops. I said the same, before scrolling down.

      • KayEmWhy

        Seems like we’re not the only ones who think this.

  • Stefanie Argudo Mackenzie

    She really should carry some blotting papers (or rags) in her bag for the perma oil slick on her face. She can’t be blind to it..

    • marlie

      I don’t think she needs blotting papers; I think her makeup artist needs to use a whole new product on her face (and less of it), because it always looks too shiny. Always.

  • Imasewsure

    I don’t mind the matchy matchy since it’s an awesome shade of purple… but the makeup!! She needs to stop!!

  • Jen

    powder. please tell your makeup artist to try it out.

  • kt

    She can do a heavy face, and even though she is being blasted with hurricane force winds, it only looks a little weird. Good for you

  • VicD

    Love the purple, but the makeup is seriously frightening.

  • mjude

    ack on the makeup. she has such pretty skin tone, I don’t get it

  • dustinrhodes

    Why does she always look like she smeared a vat of Vaseline on her face?

    • sisterb67

      If only she’s smear the vat of Vaseline on her LEGS. I get it that ladystars don’t wear hose anymore, but for God’s sack, if you’re going bare-legged all year round, you NEED to moisturize.

  • tania831

    ok in the last two set of photos of her the face has been a mess and that is not just makeup that is some really obvious fillers in the cheeks forehead and lips. Its bad and was totally not necessary

  • AnguaVonUberwald

    Happy Bag!

    • Victoria Anzalone

      I thought I was the only one who noticed her bag sticking its tongue out at me!

  • Meh. With all that disposable income, she could do better.

  • Nika E

    The horror of it all…

  • decormaven

    I love purple, but that’s one too many for a look. Do love the chunky heel on the shoe, though.

    • marlie

      I *need* those shoes.

  • Guest

    Oh lawd, that make-up is beyond bad. JESUS, TAKE THE WHEEL.

  • R.A.

    Did they use Homer Simpson’s makeup gun on her?

    • R.A.

      “Close your eyes Marge!” POW! “Now you’re ready for a night on the town!”

      “GASP! HOMER, you’ve got it set to whore!!”

  • lynnlee

    I’m really short and round, and I know I like matching shoes because it seems to give a longer- maybe smoother?- look. I think at one point short women were encouraged to be matchy. Now when I wear too many different colors it seems jarring

  • Pablo

    I’m out, I can’t even talk about the clothes with that face, did she have some work done?

    • TerryMH

      I thought so too, especially when I saw her in the last post. I know a lot of folks disagreed with me but I don’t know how its possible to look at older photos of her compared to this one and come to any other conclusion other than she has filler in her lips. Though I suppose there’s a tiny possibility she’s suffering from an allergic reaction to her lipstick.

  • SophieCollier

    I have never, ever seen this woman with flattering makeup. I don’t know what the problem is, because she’s got a great canvas there to work with, but she always ends up looking oily and muddy.

  • It’s not just the makeup, her expression reads really Tammy Faye too. I wonder what on earth is going on?

  • elemspbee

    awful. i dread clicking on thumbnials w her photo

  • CupcakeTrudy

    I want those shoes! They’re bright purple and seem to be relatively comfortable for a high heel. What I don’t like is the shoes paired with an entirely purple outfit. In fact, an entirely purple outfit is pretty hard sale and it’s not working for me at all. Seems to fit well, but no.
    Her makeup is CRAZY bad.

  • Fuchaforever

    Tammy Faye…LOL….OD-ing on purple like Barney…what a hot mess…her makeup reminds me of the make up my 9th grade Spanish teacher used to wear! And that is not good. Yes, please hire/fire make up person STAT!

  • Garcia Loca

    That bag looks like a non-smiley face over her vagina.

  • yllas

    The banishment of any kind of leg covering is the biggest fashion crime ever. Her legs! Her legs look HIDEOUS! All splotchy, bruised, mottled. UGH.

  • Ann VerWiebe

    The shoes are fab!

  • Danielle

    Sweet mother Hubbard.

  • those are some really unflattering photos of her knees. i don’t know why, but the outfit seems to draw attention that direction. also, her face seems so shiny always, her makeup person should direct some attention to that situation. maybe it’s just killer bad lighting.

  • Aurumgirl

    Oh, yes. So much prettier!

  • Jane Patterson-McGuire

    Oh hey, she links to her makeup artist in that instagram. So now we know who to blame.