21 May 2015

Get The Look | Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Cannes 2015

Something different for you guys today, I recreated Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's first red carpet look from Cannes 2015.  As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to try it out.  I love experimenting with coloured eye pencils as you'll see in this post, and this just looked really fun!  Hope you guys enjoy it, and let me know if you'd like me to do more of this kind of posts.
Get The Look Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Cannes 2015 Makeup - Aspiring Londoner


I applied the foundation using the Real Techniques Buffing Brush,  the applied the Nars concealer on blemishes and under eye are, also applied the L'Oreal Lumi concealer on the under eye area to brighten.  Blended the concealers using my Beautyblender.  I set the concealer under my eyes using the Clinique mineral powder.


Too Faced Cocoa Contour Chiseled To Perfection Contour Palette (swatch here)
Max Factor Creme Puff Blush in Nude Mauve (swatch here)

I contoured very lightly, as Aishwarya had subtle definitions to her face but nothing too chiseled.  I applied Medium Cocoa to the hollows of my cheeks and Dark Cocoa to to the perimeter of my face.  I used the tiniest amount so it wasn't too obvious.  For blush, I chose Max Factor Nude Mauve, as it adds the most natural flush but you can hardly tell there's any colour there at all.
Get The Look Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Cannes 2015 Eye Makeup - Aspiring Londoner


Collection Eyes Uncovered Nude Grey Palette (swatches here)
GOSH 9 Shades Eyeshadow Palette - To Have Fun With In LA
Max Factor Excess Longwear Eyeliners in Charcoal & Excessive Jade
Soap & Glory Archery Brow Pencil
Bourjois Volume Glamour Push Up Mascara
Bourjois Mega Liner Ultra Black

If you look closely, you can see Aishwarya has quite a shimmery eye makeup.  So I opted for the Nude Grey Collection palette.  I applied the shade 'Under The Moon' on the inner 2/3rd of my lid and the shade 'In A Nutshell' on the outer V of the lid and a little on the crease.  I didn't use too much of the dark shade, just enough to create a subtle definition.  I didn't want to define my brows too much, so just filled in some gaps using Soap & Glory Archery Brow pencil.

I created a really thin, slightly winged liner using the Bourjois Eye Liner.  I kept it really close to my lash line.  For tight lining my upper lash line, I used Max Factor's Charcoal liner  and applied 2 coats of mascara.  Then I lined my lower water line using Max Factor's Excessive Jade liner.  This is more of a Teal shade than Turquoise, so I dug out the GOSH LA palette, and took the bright Turquoise shade (middle row on left) and packed that on to my lower waterline using a flat eyeshadow brush.  (This feels really strange to do!)  Then I went on to put some mascara on to my lower lashes.  It might seem like a lot when reading it, but honestly didn't take me very long at all to do the eyes!
Get The Look Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Cannes 2015 Berry Lips - Aspiring Londoner


MAC Lipstick in Rebel
MAC Lipstick in Diva

Looking at the pictures side by side, I can see that I haven't captured the lip colour exactly - but oh well!  At first look, I thought MAC Rebel alone would be perfect, but once on my lips, I realised it was too purple.  So I deepened it slightly by dabbing on MAC Diva.  In hindsight, Rimmel Kate Moss Matte Lipstick in 107 might have been better.
Get The Look Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Cannes 2015 Makeup - Aspiring Londoner

Get The Look Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Cannes 2015 Eye Makeup - Aspiring Londoner

That's the finished look, it was quite straightforward and a fun look.  Berry lips in the Spring/Summer season with a pop of colour with the Turquoise in the makeup.  

If you decide to recreate this look, please do Share in the comments below or tweet me @aspiring_london!  Also let me know if you'd like to see more 'Get The Look' posts from me :)

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