After a brief hiatus from this feature, I’m back with the Celebrity Makeup Files and today, the spotlight is on Aishwarya Rai. I’ve not been a huge fan of this former Miss World’s makeup style off the screen but I absolutely love her makeup in all of L’oreal Paris commercials! I know that quite a bit of editing and color correction goes into commercials but I still really like the general style in which her makeup is done for L’Oreal Paris. It is fresh and sophisticated and gives that Global Ambassador look.
Aishwarya Rai is well known for her gorgeous eyes. To accentuate her light eye color and give a more open look to the eyes, the upper lash line is heavily lined with black liner while the water line is kept bare with flesh toned liner. The upper lash liner is jet black and most often winged at the outer corner giving a subtle cat eye effect. A pair of dense false lashes, some taupe brown eye shadow defining the crease, outer corner and lower lash line complete the simple, sophisticated eye makeup. The final touch is the neat, defined brows filled out with dark brown brow color.
For the skin care commercials where makeup is kept really natural, she only sports some dark brown liner on the upper lash line, brown eye shadow on the lower lash line and natural mascara.
The face is kept semi–matte in most the commercials with very subtle highlighting in some parts. The foundation is full coverage yet not heavy and gives the look of gorgeous creamy skin. There is just a hint of an apricot colored blush. Since she has slightly rounded cheeks, the blush is applied more like a contour to give a sculpted look to the face. I like the minimal look and the blush shade is really natural and very flattering on her.
In one commercial, she sports a bronzed look with a glossy coral lip which looks great on her as well!
She sports different lip colors in different commercials and I think she looks great with neutrals as well as a pop of garnet on her lips! I’ve always seen her with a touch of gloss on the lips and it really gives a luscious, healthy look. My favorite lip color on her is a a deep blue toned red(last 2 pics of this post)! To get the Aishwarya Rai pout, moisturize and exfoliate lips well before applying lip color, apply the lip color with a brush in small amounts, building it up in layers to that is looks more like a stain. Finish off with a thin layer of gloss on top.
I love the looks she has worn in the following 2 commercials!