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Bollywood beauty Aishwarya Rai does not just glow due to having professional makeup artists available 24/7. The actress and model for L'Oreal cosmetics has a lifestyle, beauty routine and host of makeup techniques that make her radiate chic sex appeal. Start with a good base and don't be afraid of experimenting with color combinations and different finishes, to create a dramatic look worthy of the big screen.
Setting the Foundation
Your primary goal in applying foundation is to create glow without greasiness. This means using a foundation with a water base rather than an oil base, unless you have very dry skin. Conceal blemishes and shadows and use a foundation with a satin finish to add a bit of sheen.
Eye-catching eyes are the core of a dramatic Bollywood look. Begin by applying a generous coat of primer. Then, create a two-tone look. Brush on a metallic hue from the inner corner of the eyelid outward. Use a dark or bright hue on the upper part of the eyelid. From the upper eyelid to the brow line, apply a pearly light color for highlight. Complement this look with curled eyelashes topped with black or dark brown mascara. Keep well-manicured eyebrows with a high arch.
While Aishwarya Rai's eye makeup typically features smoky colors, deep earth tones, metallic sheen and dramatic jewel tones, her other features have a more natural look. She often wears nude to barely-there lip shades, sometimes branching out with light berry or tinted gloss. Her blush is modest and blends with her skin tone, adding subtle contour to her roundish cheeks.
The way you treat your skin from day-to-day has a dramatic effect on how it appears. Aishwarya Rai favors natural beauty aids to create natural glow. She washes and moisturizes her face with cucumber water. When Rai needs a deeper scrub, she employs the traditional Indian technique of massaging gram flour into her skin. She skips deep-friend food and junk food and drinks eight glasses of water every day. To protect her gorgeous skin, she wears sunscreen with a high SPF when going outdoors.