Aishwarya Rai Bachchan shimmered in bronzy hues at the 83rd Academy Awards. To get her smoldering bronzy look, trace the outer corners of the eyes with black pencil, staying as close to the lash lines as possible. Soften lines with a cotton swab, then dust bronze eye shadow on the lids and even a thin rim below the eye. Dab a touch of gold shadow on inner corners and brow bones. Brush on one coat of mascara to top and bottom lashes. Use a large powder brush to apply bronzer on cheekbones, and blend it out to the hairline, make sure to tap or blow excess powder off. Moisturize lips with lip balm, then slick on a nude brown lipstick.
Diet basics: My diet is very basic. I just eat well. I eat small meals every two hours to keep my metabolism going. Breakfast: Eggs and paratha Lunch: Brown rice, two rotis and chicken or fish, or dal and vegetables Dinner: I try and cut out carbs and stick to just salads Guilt trip: I have a sweet tooth, which I try very hard to control. I’ll indulge once in a while, but I’ll make up for it by doing an extra 30 minutes in the gym the next day.
Fitness Mantra: I follow a strict fitness regime of cardio and weight training three times a week, interspersed with kick-boxing and functional training.
Diva tip: False eyelashes. You feel instantly glamorous.
Hair ritual: I go for an occasional olive oil or coconut oil head massage, which is really good for blood circulation. I also enjoy L'Oréal hair spa treatments.
Day & night: I try to keep my look very natural in the day—no foundation, just coral blush and transparent mascara at the most. And for the night I prefer a heavier eye; I’m a complete kohl and eyeliner person. I hate lip gloss, and will occasionally go for a red mouth. Lately, I’ve been fascinated by coral and orange shades.
Home recipes: Occasional multani mitti packs. I regularly use fresh aloe vera on my skin. Any bruises, blemishes instantly disappear with aloe vera, it’s the best thing for the skin.
Beauty icon: My mother. She is still beautiful today. And there is Rekha aunty. She is wonderful with her make-up. I tell her us young girls are constantly feeling insecure because she’s still so beautiful.
Red-carpet rules: I try out new looks each time. But that’s the fun of it; if I stick to one thing I get easily bored.
In the pages of the latest issue of Vogue India, Nargis Fakhri (who's starring in the upcoming movie Rockstar) looked youthful and absolutely stunning in coral lips. When selecting a bold shade, go with one a shade lighter than your first pick. Chances are, the natural pigment of your lips with amp up the hue of your lipstick by at least a few degrees. And top with a swipe of lip balm to keep the lips looking fresh all day.
While most liners and mascaras are available in a waterproof texture, it is the kohl that’s responsible for Goth or raccoon eyes. Go easy on the khol for the day and try colorful eye pencils instead. For night time drama, experiment with eye liner wings topped with generous coats of mascara. Keep a multitasking palette in your handbag at all times. Sweep on a lighter shade for the day and blend it with a darker hue to achieve an instant smokey eye for a night out. Vogue recommends the brand new Chanel Ombres Perlées de Chanel Eye Shadow Palette, a palette with five luminous and intense shades in pearl finish that are crease-resistant and long lasting.
Lip gloss or tint, go for a natural lip colours in the shades of peach and pink for day wear. If a scarlet pout is not your thing, dab on some serious shimmer over your day colour to shine at cocktail hour.
Creamy concealers, spray foundations and mineral powders make for easy touch ups throughout the day. Frequent touch ups sounds tedious? Invest in a long lasting foundation. We love Lancôme Teint Miracle for its skin perfecting texture, SPF 15 and a glow that lasts upto 16 hours.
Spotted looking oh-so-chic and totally ready for spring at a recent the Elle Race Cup was Neha Dhupia. To wear red the right way this spring is to look for a shade that has warm undertones. Also, skip matte formulas which can feel too stiff, a swipe of sheer balm over a stain will give bold colors a lightweight feel.
With the awards season in full swing, you can’t help but be mesmerized by some stunning beauties that tread the red-carpet with effortless ease. Finding the right outfit for that special night out is of course only half the battle, and what you need is some spectacular make-up to unleash the diva in you. Take a cue from these four lovely ladies who rock the in their glamourous avatars and bring some much needed red-carpet drama to the table. Dick Page, Shiseido’s Make-up Artistic Director, shows us how to shimmer, shine and get red carpet ready.
This look is sheer romance with soft pink lips, shimmering eyes and just a hint of kohl and mascara. To recreate, keep the complexion dewy, like Sonakshi’s by applying a light pink blush directly on the apples of your cheeks. Dust some iridescent powder all over your face and you’re good to go. We love M.A.C Plushglass in Big Kiss for a kissable pout.
Nothing spells seductive like subtle-smoky eyes and loose soft curls framing your face. Copy Mila’s take on this popular look and opt for earthy shades of taupe, cocoa and copper for your eye shadow. Use some kohl on the water line for more definition and finish with a creamy, beige-nude lip colour. Try YSL Rouge Volupte Perle in 101 Beige Caress.
On the latest issue of Femina, Kangna Ranaut is seen channeling her inner Bridget Bardot, with smoky eyes, nude lips, and a 60's inspired up-do. To get her look, soften the black eye shadow by using a creamy, shimmery shadow in gunmetal which has a transparent quality that is strong and modern. Apply your eye shadow outwards at the corners past the natural lashline to exaggerate the eye size and add a touch of drama. Finish your look with liquid liner, black mascara & beige-nude lipstick. Strong eyes look great paired with clean, uncomplicated skin; keep the look fresh by powdering the T-zone only.
Does she need an introduction? Vimi Joshi is an internationally known M.A.C Senior Make-up artist from the Middle East & India. From Bollywood to Hollywood, she had made up anyone and everyone's faces!
Vimi explains how to get the Wonder Woman- Pop Classics M.A.C trend. She explains that neon orange/magenta are huge this season. "More is less"