Beautifying Lara Dutta

How Guerlain helped transform a natural beauty into a stunning sensation

Posted: 01.03.12

Lara was at Claridges recently getting to celebrate the launch of the Louis Vuitton flagship store on Bond Street, for whom she has been a brand ambassador for the past three years. The world’s most noted fashionistas were there, and Lara wanted to look nothing short of fantastic. She invited Asiana along to witness her Guerlain makeover, whose make-up range she swears by.
‘I have been using their products for many years and have loved everything that they have brought out,’ she gushes. High praise indeed, considering the years spent getting ready for the camera has left her slightly wary of make-up artists. She revealed: ‘I’ve had years of people touching my face constantly pulling, poking and tugging at it, so I tend not to wear too much make-up when I’m not working, and am incredibly fussy about what I put on my skin by choice!’
She added: ‘When you’re Indian you are blessed with certain genes, good skin and good hair, but then it’s up to you to look after it and just make sure that it lasts. So when you find a make-up range that works for you, as I have with Guerlain products, it’s best to stick to it!’
She beamed: ‘I’ve been thoroughly spoilt and pampered today by Guerlain. I feel absolutely wonderful.
Get your shopping list on the ready, ladies. What’s wonderful for Lara Dutta can only work wonders for us…

Make-up artist Kasia told us: ‘Lara had a bit of a tan, so her skin looked already warm and healthy. I used the Guerlain L'Or make-up base with Pure Gold to add even more radiance and to hold the make-up. Precious Light highlighter under the eye area added brightness, while New Terracotta 4 Seasons bronzing powder and Terracotta Lady Tan Magnifier added that extra sun-kissed look.’

Lara has naturally beautiful, smooth skin, so Kasia Tomaka, Guerlain’s make-up artist, used the very best products in the Guerlain skincare range to hydrate, lift and to ensure her skin looked radiant for the entire evening. She made sure the skin nourishment wasn’t reserved only for the face, but gave her whole body that glow. A thrilled Lara revealed afterwards: ‘My whole body feels incredibly supple. It’s important for all of your skin to feel fresh to complete a look, especially when you’re baring flesh in your eveningwear.’

Kasia revealed: ‘Lara’s eyes are just so naturally striking. I concentrated on those gorgeous brown eyes by adding golds and sparkling browns with Guerlain Ombre Eclat 4 Shades in 441. I then contoured the eyes with our Black Liquid Eyeliner and Black Kohl Pencil to give Lara that daring, edgy evening look.’
To add further allure, fluttering lashes were added, provided by Monika at Shavata. (

Lara toyed with a rouge lipstick, but then it was decided simplicity was the key to carry off the look she was after. Kasia pointed out: ‘Lara wasn’t going for out-and-out seduction, but a more understated allure. Because I created a dramatic smoky look on Lara’s eyes to heighten the drama, I opted for very nude colours on her lips using hydrating Rouge G lipstick with pure ruby powder and mango butter and then finishing off with Terracotta sparkling lip gloss in 01 for extra shine.’

‘To add a glow to Lara's golden body, I applied Guerlain Terracotta Dry Oil with tiny gold particles and the creamy, warm smell of Tiare Flower to her legs and arms. To add extra sparkles I've brushed Terracotta Lady Tan Magnifier over her decollete’
Kasia Tomaka, Make-up artist

‘I’ve always loved Guerlain’s terracotta line and simply adore the packaging. My favourites include the kohl, mascara and eyeliner, and the bronzers – they were perfect for when I was shooting Blue seeing as they’re the only things that stay put under water’ Lara Dutta

‘Guerlain is about classic, timeless, unique and luxurious beauty and these are the exact words that spring to mind when describing Lara. We look forward to working with Lara again in the future, she is so versatile and beautiful inside and out. The Asiana girls and I are definitely going to be using these products on ourselves!’
Jazz Kaur, PR Manager, Guerlain

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