GET THE LOOK: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's Cannes 2016 Smokey eyes and Lavender Lips

*DISCLAIMER: Not for the faint-hearted. The pictures of Madhubani Chakraborty in this post can give you nightmares. So beware.*

Hello everyone,

Aishwarya Rai’s lavender lips at the Cannes film festivals have stormed the internet, dominated headlines and became the butt of all the jokes and trolls.
Yes, it is true that even I didn't like that color on her at first and thought a different tone, like a deep purple, would have nailed the look. This shade of lavender lips didn't really complement her beauty or her personality. 

But the media and people started shamming her on social media sites, which started from her choice of lip color, how “snake-bitten” she looked to how much fat she has gained and how many wrinkles are visible around her eyes. Come'on people, she is beautiful and wanted to experiment. She took a big risk which didn't work for her. And that's totally OK, it happens. Not every day is your best day. It is totally your choice to not like it, but that definitely doesn't give you any right to humiliate her.
And as I was going through all the posts shamming the lady, I somehow fell in love with her look. Yes, not everybody has the guts to flaunt such a lip color that too in one of the biggest star studded galas of the year.
When we are so accustomed to lambasting people over such petty things that we tend to ignore that she was present there for the premiere of her film Sarbjit (film based on a sensitive and important issue) and also she had been representing a well-known cosmetic brand for 15 years there- this is enough to show her sustained success and popularity.

Anyway, today I am here with a tutorial of this makeup. And yes, I can never imagine myself wearing such a lip color in public. I don't have the courage to do so. Hats off to her...

So let the tutorial begin...
Start by prepping your skin. Apply a moisturizer and also don’t forget your sunscreen if you are going out in the sun. Apply dots of your favorite liquid foundation all over the face and blend with a wet sponge. This will give a dewy finish.

Apply a concealer under your eyes and on any discoloration on the face. Groom your brows. Tight line your eyes and pat black eyeshadow on your lid. Now take a fluffy brush, swirl over a brown eye shadow and blend the black on the crease area. Line your waterline with Kohl and smudge it with the same black eye shadow.  Buff some brown eye shadow on the black shadow on waterline too. Finally apply loads of mascara to finish your eye makeup.

Contour and then apply a pink blush on the cheeks and also your favorite highlighter on the high cheek bones and nose bridge.

Now comes the part you all were waiting for.
I don’t have any lipstick that can match the color and exact texture of Aishwarya’s lip color. So I applied eye shadow over a creamy base. My base was my concealer. So after applying a thick layer of concealer, I lined my lips with a nude lip pencil and then filled in with lilac eye shadow. Well, I did a subtle ombre effect. Darker purple on the corners and lighter in the middle.

This is the look without Lenses:-

And this is how the makeup looks with lenses on:-

So hope I didn't scare the shit out of you. Let me know your favorite Cannes celebrity looks this year. I’ll try recreating them.

Pour in your valuable thoughts and give a G+ if you like it.


  1. OMG!! U look so ravishing !!!!!!!!! Beautiful look !!! U just rock it !! I just loved the ombré effect!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  2. Hi Madhubani.
    How are you?
    Came over to your blog after seeing your post on Indiblogger.
    We are a married couple from Mumbai, very new to blogging.
    Loved the pix on your blog, thanks for sharing.
    We would appreciate if you can stop by at our blog and leave a comment on our recent post.
    Best wishes and regards.
    Vee N Ric

  3. You are a pro at pulling off any look with ease! :)

  4. wow... you have nailed it girl... I love the ombre effect on lips...

    1. Thank you... kinda felt that the ombre made the lip color more wearable..

  5. You looking fabulous actually Maddy. I agree we won't have the guts to wear it out in public but Halloween's a good time to sport it out. All your get a celebrity looks funda stood out with G++++.

  6. u look fab... loved the pictures n ur writing style! don't know why we give so much importance to celebrities anyway when i am sure we have enough things to deal with already, in our daily lives :)

  7. Absolutely.. agree with everything you said...
    And thank you so much...


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