Sonam, Aish, & Freida: L'Oreal's Indian Beauties at Cannes Film Festival 2014

2014 May 20 - by dulhan
France, film, and fashion - Cannes has and always will be the eye of the cultural storm.  And in recent years, with Bollywood royalty descending upon the Cannes red carpet in all their gala finery, it seems like the festival has a bit of something for everybody (us especially).

So, lovelies, grab a cup of chai and settle down as we discuss the Indian beauties of Cannes.

Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan, our favorite Sabyasachi campaign model, looked every bit a star in her column of gold by Roberto Cavalli.  Previously a Bollywood princess, Aish has definitely come into her own as the reigning queen and let no one dare criticize her post-baby body ever again. Kristin Chenoweth may have worn this dress at the Oscars but I'm sure you agree that it looks better in Aishwarya.

Is it just me or does everything look perfect when it touches Aish? Those gorgeous red lips have me grabbing at my lipstick. I don't know what shade that is, but I'm going to try everything until I find it.

Aishwarya blows a kiss!

You can get Aish's classic Bollywood red lipstick look with L'Oreal's Mat Moist Lincoln Rose lipstick, Volume Million Lashes Mascara, and Super Liner Gel Intenza.


Sonam Kapoor has come a long way since her controversial nose ring at last year's Cannes to top everybody's 'Best-Dressed' List with this sheer pink Anamika Khanna sari.  Like, I know it's just a sari with the dupatta thrown around her shoulders, but it definitely looks so much more high-fashion when she wears it.

She even paired it with a stunning pearl and gold choker designed by her mother, Sunita Kapoor. Ugh, is the whole family made up of fashion goddesses?

I'm a huge fan of pink on pink and the underhyped coral lipstick she's wearing brings out the rosiness in her dress.  Everything looks in harmony and nothing overpowers.  With all that metal on top of the ballerina-esque pinks, Sonam looks soft and hard at the same time.

Sonam's second look, this romantic Elie Saab number, was  just as subtle with beautiful beadwork.  It's definitely refreshing to see a Bollywood starlet show this much skin, and yet she makes it look so effortless.

Sonam topped off the look with some soft 20s-inspired pin waves.  Her makeup was bolder this time, to accent her all black look.

This understated Elie Saab powder blue dress, while not as eye-catching as Sonam's red carpet looks, makes her look like a lost Genovian princess.

Not technically Bollywood, but definitely lovely nevertheless, Freida Pinto looked so glam I've been drooling over her looks all day.  This Michael Kors dress wasn't my favorite of the week so far, but I still love how it moves.  I also, of course, I'm dying for her lipstick.

Freida's second look, an Oscar de la Renta (obviously), was gorgeous - coral pink, tight bun, and simple jewelry - minimal and effective.  She looked striking and elegant with the coral complementing her skin.

Another simple makeup look to highlight the dress, Freida's lipstick was subtle and shiny and her eyeliner was perfectly highlighting her eyes without making them the dominant feature.

The monochromatic looks of the L'Oreal Indian It Girls at Cannes were so on point - they all looked elegant and gorgeous.  Ugh, I don't know which I'd want to go to Cannes for more - the movies or these beauties.