Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s 5 Outfits and Makeup Looks: Cannes 2014

Red carpet and casual outfits by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Cannes Film Festival 2014 review

Aishwarya Rai vs Sonam Kapoor at Cannes 2014: Outfits, Hair and Makeup Breakdown

As promised, here is a complete review of all the outfits and makeup looks sported by Aishwarya Rai at 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival. Yes I just put down The Winner Stands Alone and all I want to talk about is Cannes and the mystery. We will later have a comparison between the two B-Town divas, Sonam Kapoor and Aishwarya. No we won’t talk about other yucky actresses like Mallika Sherawat..because she is not worth it! (wink). Also includes a little L’Oreal controversy which I dig up. Let’s start and see if Aishwarya managed to shut up the critics or not at the ongoing Cannes 2014.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Two Days One Night Premiere Cannes Film Festival 2014
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Cannes Film Festival 2014

Aishwarya Bachchan turned up looking like a golden bronze mermaid for her first red carpet appearance at the ongoing Cannes 2014. The corset mermaid golden Roberto Cavalli gown accentuated her curves at the right place. Totally a stunner at Two Days, One Night Premiere. Junior B tweeted that he was jet lagged and sleepy but wide awake after “Mrs” turned up like this!

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan makeup hair cannes 2014
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan makeup hair cannes 2014

Although I have to agree that this outfit wouldn’t have looked that glam if not for the perfect beachy mermaid waves and flawless and fresh makeup. She usually sticks to smokey eyes and nude lips combo so this bright red lip and winged liner look is a treat to the eyes. And look at her confidence. Wearing a red lip instantly boosts up your confidence! If you want to look like Ash then we have a step by step tutorial on red lips and winged eyeliner look already on VNA. This is Adele’s signature look and quite easy to recreate. Just go through the tutorial and you will be a pro in no time.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan makeup products used cannes 2014
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan makeup products used cannes 2014

Okay so I think I’m makeup forward! You know how I told you about this new bold shade Lincoln Rose from the L’Oreal Moist Matte lipsticks range. I have been dreaming about this shade ever since I saw a girl wearing it. And look here is Bachchan bahu sporting it! As soon as I saw the pics I knew it HAD to be Lincoln Rose.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan loreal makeup products red carpet look cannes 2014

Okay so here is a little controversy. I found this makeup breakdown on the facebook fan page of L’Oreal France (or was it Italy?) But the point is that its so misleading. Firstly Flaming Kiss is an orange lipstick which she is clearly not wearing. Secondly its unethical of L’Oreal PRs to promote the lipsticks without even bothering to confirm. Glad our desi PR team is smart!

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Roberto Cavalli gown The Search Premiere 2014
Aishwarya Roberto Cavalli Cannes 2014

For her second appearance on Day 7 at the The Search Premiere, she turned up yet again in a Roberto Cavalli couture gown. It hugged her figure perfectly and boy somebody has worked very hard to get rid off the excess body fat! A really great improvement from the last few years at Cannes. But the cut of both the gowns are quite similar. Also since the gown itself is very neutral so brighter makeup would have looked better.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan caught in funny pose cannes 2014
Aishwarya Rai at Cannes 2014

This is one of those typical Bollywood hair oil moments. Sarso aur aamla ka potion!

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan get the look cannes 2014
Aishwarya Rai get the look cannes

She has used L’Oreal Caresse Venus (We have already reviewed 3 shades from this range: Eve, Bella and Juliette and I cannot stress how light weight and perfect these are), Gel Matic Silver Mania (I have it and need a little more of playing around to form an opinion) and Infallible Eyeshadow in Purple Obsession. A makeup tutorial for this look coming up.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan how to look like cannes 2014

And once again a different story by the L’Oreal Paris team of some other country. Now I really doubt the genuineness of these makeup breakdowns by L’Oreal.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Roberto Cavalli Hotel Martinez Interviews Cannes 2014
Aishwarya Rai at Hotel Martinez

This time Aishwarya was spotted at the famous Hotel Martinez terrace giving interviews. And no points for guessing its Roberto Cavalli yet again! (Our B stars are very chipkoo in this sense: Cavalli for Ash, Elie Saab for Sonam and it was Sabyasachi for Vidya Balan last year)

PS – I hate those shoes.

Aishwarya Rai Bachcham Eva Longoria Freida Pinto Loreal photoshoot cannes 2014
Aishwarya, Eva Longoria and Freida Pinto at Loreal photo shoot

For the customary photoshoot along with other L’Oreal brand ambassadors Eva Longoria and Freida Pinto. Somebody tweeted “posing for selfies with Eva Longoria doesn’t make you look cool!” haha! While I like the monochrome look but can’t help noticing how off the red lipstick looks. The shade, the texture..everything looks just..off?

Aishwarya Rai Abhishek Bachchan The Search Premiere 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival
Aishwarya Rai 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival

For her last appearance at Cannes 2014, hubby Abhishek Bachchan joined her at the The Search Premiere. What’s the deal with these neutral gowns! Yet again Aishwarya Rai turned up in a nude gown..this time by Armani Prive. Is it just me or do you also think the bust looks a little stiff and weird. Its like Himalayas with a valley (lamest joke ever!)

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Armani Prive couture gown amfAR gala cannes 2014
Aishwarya Rai amfAR gala cannes 2014

She wore the same outfit to the amfAR gala later that night. The husband wife co-hosted the event.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan makeup breakdown cannes 2014
Aishwarya makeup breakdown cannes

Although I like the turquoise eye makeup but the red lips look totally wrong. As a general rule, teals or blues work better with hot pinks or infact any pink shade. So the makeup is quite contrasting and just not working.

aishwarya rai airport look cannes 2014

Customary Airport picture. Saying bye bye to Cannes until next year.

Okay so overall each of the outfits look good individually but as a team they look boring and repetitive. And do you also think she wore the same hair all the 3 days. Probably this was her routine at Cannes: get up fatafat in morning, don’t wash the hair as we believe in recycling, change into a mermaid dress..it gots to have a tail, make sure there are no colours, wear the same red lipstick lying on the table from last night’s makeup and go go leave the door.

And now the question every one seems to be asking: Sonam Kapoor vs Aishwarya Rai? Well I don’t think its right to compare the two. Both the ladies have a different style and bring something new to the table. While Sonam’s style is more fresh and fashion forward, Aishwarya is more into classics and comfort……And that by far is my most politically correct statement!

Image courtesy: FB fan pages of L’Oreal/Aishwarya, Twitter, Getty Images

Which Aishwarya red carpet look did you like? Share your views with us.

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Founder and Editor-in-chief, VNA. When she is not moonlighting as the editor, you can find her watching american sitcoms and movies. She is a huge lover of literature, instagram, snapchat and food and could possibly be more passionate about these than makeup!

30 COMMENTS

  1. She is doing exactly what she did earlier. Wearing only anarkalis everywhere. and now, wearing just these nude mermaid gowns. Not that I care much, I just watch these pictures for the clothes, makeup and jewellery and have fun! :D
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  2. I agree about the makeuo repeating part. She should have experimented with more lip colors than just red. However for the dresses I think its right to stick to a style if it suits you. One cannot experiment with different styles on such a huge platform. If one of the styles turns out to be a flop, imagine the backlash!
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    • a little cut here and there wont harm her. this is an international platform where being shy or a little too comfortable doesnt work. I think she should start experimenting..people love her..its time she gave them a reason.

  3. I am really really doubtful if Aishwarya was wearing any of the makeup products listed by Loreal PR from any country be it India, France or Italy. She definitely wasn’t. Was wearing makeup for such a long time for such an important event she definitely would have gone for some better luxurious brands for sure. Also the lipstick shade they’ve mentioned is not the exact match.
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    • I’ve seen her green room videos where they show you the products and all. it was def loreal. she may have mixed more pigments from other brands though

    • thanks a lot Reshma! these posts take so much of my time isiliye they are rare. but i will write more now :)

  4. Regarding the L’Oreal makeup, it’s possible that L’Oreal Paris was going for the closest match in color.
    Here in the US, we don’t have some of the L’Oreal product that the L’Oreal India team listed in their breakdowns like Kajal Magique etc. but, we do have the ones L’Oreal Paris listed. It’s probably a regional thing. :) I love all your Cannes outfit posts btw, so much fun to see!

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