Aishwarya Rai, "Ash" to her friends, was a part-time model, but she spurned the film industry in southern India while she studied architecture. After she was crowned Miss World in 1994, however, things changed. Acclaimed performances in movies followed, and Rai became so well known outside of India she was named the first Indian actress to be a member of the Cannes Film Festival jury. Now the Bollywood star is appearing in Hollywood films. This gray-blue-eyed beauty doesn't need makeup, but if we were to choose a look we love on her, it would have to be honeyed caramel colors with just a touch of shimmery pink and gold. We asked our iVillage makeup artist how to get this look.
Step 1 Using your fingers, place a shimmery-pink cream eye shadow across the entire eyelid, going slightly upward, just past the crease.
Step 2 Highlight just under the brow bone with a sheer golden-yellow cream shadow, and gently blend, using your fingers. Be sure the pink at the eyelid and crease merges with the golden tone.
Step 3 With a pointed liner brush, apply deep brown liquid or cream eyeliner to all of the upper lids, following the lash line, in a thick swath.
Step 4 Use two coats of brown mascara on upper and lower lashes.
Step 5 Apply a silky, textured liquid foundation using a lightly moistened makeup sponge. The damp sponge will allow for a more translucent finish.
Step 6 Using a fat, soft powder brush, lightly powder the face with a loose, translucent powder.
Step 7 Apply a golden peachy blush to the cheekbone. After, you may want to dip your powder brush back into your translucent loose powder and apply it lightly over the blush. It will help blend out the blush, creating a more diffused look.
Step 8 Use a caramel-colored lip liner to slightly amplify the perimeter of the lips.
Step 9 Finish with a creamy-textured, honey-colored lipstick, applied carefully and evenly with a lipstick brush.
Product Name: Bloom Honey Bunch Lip Gloss
A sheer caramel brown with a hint of berry.
Product Name: DuWop Lip Pencil in Idle
A really velvety liner with natural plumping properties. This peachy-neutral tone also contains SPF 10.
Product Name: Sephora All Over Skin Liquid Foundation
This is a silky, hydrating foundation that gives a natural, sheer finish.
Product Name: Avon True Color Blush in Golden Glow
This blush has a powder-to-cream formula that is amazing. It's a powder in the compact, but when applied, it blends like a dream because the powder's so fine.
Product Name: Physicians Formula Eye Definer Automatic Eye Pencil in Dark Brown
A rich, waterproof, easy-to-blend brown.
Available: Mass market retailers
Product Name: Ramy Cream Quad in Drama Queen
With golden-pink tones of copper and peach, this creamy shadow dries with a powder finish, imparting a subtle, shimmery glow.
Product Name: Neutrogena Weightless Volume Wax-Free Mascara
This dermatologist-tested, gel-formulated mascara builds volume without clumping and contains vitamins A, C and E.
Available: Drugstores nationwide