If I hide my mouth, they can't call me out...
None of us have fugged Aishwarya out yet, because she's usually gorgeous-beyond-words. But with that comes responsibility, and I'm sad to report, The Rai has let us down.
As you may know, Aishwarya Rai is an "ambassadress" for L'Oreal cosmetics. Which is fabulous, because I'm glad to see desi women get their due as icons of breathtaking beauty, and in turn it would suggest that major-label cosmetics companies are expanding their offerings to include products suited to the women of color. Yay!
Having recently discovered that my 2 favorite lipsticks, suited to a beige girl, have been discontinued, I was thrilled to discover L'Oreal's new "Star Secrets" line of products. Eva Longoria, Natalie Imbruglia, Penelope Cruz, and The Rai all have a palate of their own, as part of the "Star Secrets" line. I assumed Aishwarya's lipstick, "Aishwarya's Beige" would be a perfect shade for beige and brown girls...
In various layouts and promo stills, Ash can be seen sporting her "Aishwarya's Beige" lipcolor, and it looks gorgeous. So $8 later, I was the proud owner of my own tube of "Aishwarya's Beige".
Gurrrrrl! Why you lying? I know you're not even wearing your own lipstick... if it doesn't show up on me, I know this mess would wash you out and look invisible on your skin. Why you got to misrepresent? I believed you, Ash; I believed there was finally some makeup out there for us to wear, sista! Daayum. Just for that-- I'm not going to see Umrao Jaan, so I can recoup my $8, chor.
PS, my mascara looks nothing like this, either!
If you can get past the hideous fragrance that smells like your grandma's perfume (not that there's anything wrong with your grandma or her aroma, I just don't need the smell of her on my lips all day long), the color is next to invisible on any desi, olive-skinned or Latina woman, and suggests Rai probably can't even wear the product with her own name on it. "Aishwarya's Beige" ought to be called "Washed Out Anglo-Indian Item Girl"! Somebody get Helen on the phone, maybe she can pimp this stuff.
Ladies, dont' get Wronged by Rai-- this lipstick is crap.
dedicated to ANNA & Rupes.