Thursday, November 13, 2008

Steal the Look: Aishwarya Rai's Makeup from Bride & Prejudice

Aishwarya Rai is modeling one of the latest trends in makeup by lining her eyes in green and pairing them with rose-beige glossy lips. A great look to draw attention to your eyes, no matter what your eye color (although the addition of green contacts certainly doesn't hurt!). Here's how you can get the look:

Start with concealer and matte foundation/powder as a base. I know this sounds a little 90's, but I'm saying this because Aish's face doesn't look dewy here, and with the colder weather coming up, a matte foundation creates the perfect canvas to show off the the subtle colors on the lips and cheeks. Try Clinique Almost Powder makeup SPF 15 . If your skin is like Aishwarya's your color is most probably Deep.

Keep eyeshadow at a minimum by sticking to neutral shades. Clinique's Color Surge Eyeshadow Duo in Twice the Spice is a good choice to complement this look, with the light color on the lids, and the darker shade in the crease. Finally, line your upper eyelid with MAC Technakohl Liner in Jade Way, and apply black mascara to your upper lashes ONLY.

Apply Clinique Soft-Pressed Powder Blusher in Pink Blush to the apples of the cheeks only. I prefer using a MAC #129 blush brush for this.

To get full glossy lips with a hint of sparkle like Aish's, outline and fill in lips with Clinique Defining Liner for Lips in Berry Nude ($14). This is part of a new line of creamy liners from Clinique that even comes with it's own built-in sharpener in the cap. (I bought these in two colors btw, in Berry Nude and Nudey, both look fab on brown skin). Then swipe on Clinique Full Potential Lips Plump and Shine lipgloss in Rose Bloom ($17.50) on the center of your bottom lip and then press your lips together to get the color on the top. This is a better way to use this particular gloss. I learned the hard way using it like lipstick and applying it on both on the top and bottom lips is overkill and looks like...a little too much.

UPDATE: Another option to get this lip look would be to use Bobbi Brown Metallic Lip Shimmer lipstick in Twighlight Pink with Mauve lipliner.

A big thanks to our lovely reader, Geeko for sending us the picture! Enjoy.


  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to post this. It was sweet of you to mention me. You made my day!

  2. I was just wondering about the Sally Hansen Microwavable Wax, have you ever encountered the problem with it being gooey and unmanageable when it's almost halfway down the jar? Even though I microwave it for 15seconds the texture doesn't spread as nicely anymore, it get all lumpy. Any ideas?

  3. no prob geeko, I'm just sorry it took me so long to put up the post! I wanted to make sure I had the color recs correct before I put it up, and getting to the mall hadn't been easy the past couple of weeks. Thanks so much for your patience and also, for sending us the pic. :)

    lolita, I've had the same problem with that wax. I didn't realize it at first because I wrote about it right after using a fresh jar, but you're right, the more it withers down to the bottom, the more it clings to itself! I tried adding a little water to it before microwaving, but that was like a double edged sword, literally. It make it more loose, but then it wouldn't stick to the skin to remove the hair, as if adding water no longer made it a wax. I'm sorry to say, I'm back to using the ready-made cold wax strips for my face. Their no nonsense and way easier to use. Plus, I don't need to constantly make trips to the microwave!


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