I rarely ever replicate any celebrity’s makeup . There is no particular reason. For me makeup is very mood dependant. Some day I’d be in a red lipstick mood on a bright sunny day and someday I’d go for a natural look even for evenings. So there is never a particular look that I am going for mostly when I do my own makeup. But boy! Aishwarya Rai has such a star power. She makes you sit and take notice of her. I got obsessed with her makeup at the recent Cannes 2015 appearance. I dug out all that I had from my makeup kit and went all out to recreate the look. I don’t know I may or may not have succeeded in replicating the Queen B’s makeup look. I kinda loved how I tried something new and fresh. Hope you like it. 🙂
These were the inspiration pics. 🙂
And that’s my take.
Here’s the eye makeup breakdown. From what it looked like that there was a shimmery white eyeshadow and a shimmery taupe eyeshadows used both on the lid and crease. I used The Balm Nudetude Palette and used only 3 colors – sassy ( for inner corner and browbone), selfish (a medium shimmery taupe for all over the lid), Sophisticated ( a deep shimmery taupe for crease). The liner was very lightly winged for the upper lash line. I used Bobbi Brown Eyeliner Pencil in Pacific, which is a gorgeous teal green pencil. Finished off with some wispy eyelashes and mascara.
I didn’t realise the lips could be a tricky part until I stared at the pics, esp at her pouty pic and realised that there was a gorgeous ombre going on.
So for lips I filled my lips with a wine lip pencil, the applied red lipstick just on the centre of the lips and with a thin brush I took matte black eyeshadow and traced it around my lip line. Then with a clean lip brush I blended in the edges to make everything look smooth and gradient.
Products Used and Dupes :
- The Balm Nudetude Palette. Dupe : L’oreal Bronze Taupe, MAC Stain Taupe, L’oreal Smokey Brown Palette
- Tom Ford Liquid Eyeliner
- Tom Ford Brow Pencil
- L’oreal Million Lashes Mascara
- Bobbi Brown Eyeliner in Pacific. Dupe : Revlon Eyeliner in Glazed Green, Colorbar Eyeliner in Jade, MAC Eyeliner in Undercurrent
- Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
- The Balm Bronzer Bahama Mama
- YSL Blush Radiance. Dupes : MAC Frankly Scarlet, Jordana Blush in Redwood
- The Balm Mary Lou Manizer (for highlighting)
- Estee Lauder Lip Pencil Wine . Coloressence Lip Liner Wine Shine, MAC nightmoth, Lakme Lip Pencil Go Grape, Revlon Lip Liner Burgundy
- Tom Ford Lipstick Ruby Rush
- Black eyeshadow from the palette.
You could use L’oreal Pure Garnet Lipstick too.
51 thoughts on “Aishwarya Rai Makeup Breakdown Cannes 2015”
Oh My My. This makes me sit back and read the entire article and see the pictures closely. Great work Rati. I am sure Aish had loads of MUAs working on this look, but you girl, nailed it.. 🙂 🙂
i got obsessed with her makeup vinnie. I had to give it a shot!! thank you. :-*
Wow! You look beautiful 😀
thanks garima! :))
Oh my goodness! Rati you nailed it ! You look gorgeous 🙂
yay!! thanks vidhi! :))
Oh to the MY GOD Rati. You nailed it. i like the lip shade you created, loved your pout, in my opinion your lip shade gets one mark more than Aish’s.
Keep it up please,
thanks anju!! :)) she is the ultimate and I’d so humbly take this compliment. thank you 🙂
Yeah too beautiful… will certainly try this one…
Surprised to see black eye shadow used on lips…
more to learn from you
thanks sappy. it was like right infront in my palette. i kinda dared to give it a shot! 😀 it worked..if i could say so myself. :))
wow Rati… This is total awesome recreation… And u used black eye shadow on lips…. So totally unique.. How did u even think of it… Its perfect… Its amazing… Its inspirational…. WOW
thank you arpita!!! :)) My lipstick wasn’t getting dark enough on the edges so i took my chances! 😀 awwww!!! :))
OMGGGGGGGGGG this soooo cool Rati totally love it 😀
thank you neha! :))
Omg! You look so gorgeous! Totally amazed 😀
thanks vanya!! 🙂
Aren’t you super Gorgeous? 😀
You should def make makeup tutorials RatiDi! 🙂
awww thanks priyanka! 🙂
Aishwarya is really a diva! And this was one amazing makeup breakdown…:D you look stunning.
I love how you explain each step so well.
thank you so much bhawana!! :))
AWESOME.. I LOVE Aishwarya.. she is magical.
But you know today.. for this look.. I love my IMBB Aishwarya more.. 😀 😀
awww thanks surabhi 🙂
Drop dead gorgeous – that’s what I would like to say about you both :* I loved how you used black eyeshadow as a lip liner 🙂
thankooo jomo. :-*
Lovelyyyyyy….You should do makeup tutorials.Plzzzzzzz do tutorials
i have tried to explain as much as I could anu. give it a shot. trust me, the tips would come in handy! 🙂
You look so ravishing and sultry. high time for tutorials at IMBB.
thanks sital. 🙂
mam u look simply Gorgeous !! m Finding you more stunning than “Aishwarya Rai” 😀 love ya !!
thank you. :))
Beautiful…..and it looks exactly the same as Aish’s 🙂
that sounds really good. thank you 🙂
Wow Rati, I am just staring and staring at you. You look absolutely flat out fabulous, stunning is the word, and you have done your makeup flawlessly to replicate her look. Just loved loved loved your photos.
thanks a ton sabrina!!! mwwwaahh!!
Aww I liked it more than original aishwarya’s make over.. <3 <3
simply gorgeous, stunning and I loved that you look equally innocent even with bold red make over.. claps
N thr truth is i love aishwarya and always admire her still I must say that U effortlessly stole the show this time!!! 🙂 🙂
awwww neetu. thank you so much. you guys are too sweet!! :))
Oh MM GEE! This is perfection Rati! I have the palette, the bronzer and the highlighter! So gonna re-crete it. You look beautiful girl 🙂
awww that’s amazing nishu. give it a shot! would love to see your version. :)) thank you 🙂
Wow Rati!! Both my favourites looking drop-dead gorgeous ♥ very very inspirational dear 🙂 I am in awe and out of words *clapssss*
awwww thanks san!! :))
Oh gosh! Me saying you look stunning would be totally inadequate here! You totally nailed the lips, Rati! The only thing I didn’t like about Aishwarya’s look was that her hair seemed a bit flat. Except for that, drooled over the ES gown and totally adored her eye makeup!!
Your volume at the crown sets off this look beautifully. And those earrings are so cute! they remind me of the Eiffel tower hehe 🙂
Thank you so much sam!! :)) hahah! will post a close up shot of those earrings soon. They are quite cool. :))
FAB…I guess the lip shade is pretty similar to MAC VIVA GLAM-1. Isn’t it?
the lip shade you created.
what u say Rati.
Fab work Rati. I read through your article and noticed how much of little small things you have observed in her make up. truly gorgeous pic.
Thanks gurpeet! :))
I too loved Aishwarya’s makeup and you’ve got it so right! For the lips you can do a simpler application – just try the L’Oreal Arabian Night lipstick from the moist matte collection – I think she has that shade on her lips with a hint of gloss on top (her lips look very faintly shimmery in the close up pics)
Thanks shilpa. Will give it a try. I actually wanted to play with all the makeup I had without purchasing anything new. It was a little challenge I set for myself personally! I am glad you liked it. But will def check the lipstick . 🙂
Rati you nailed that look completely….u look amazing…pure stunner you are….I seriously cannot make out even a single difference between the two looks..too good!