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Reader Request: Tutorial For Makeup With a Pink and Silver Saree

Makeup Tutorial

Poorva says...

Hi :) Could you help me out ? I'm wearing a pink and silver saree for an event, and was wondering what kindof eye makeup would go with that? it's a light pink lace saree with silver sequins , thin border n some work here n there- all silver. It.s got a very elegant look so i was thinking would a silver smokey eye look good? or something else? do suggest something as soon as u can ! :) it.s a day event, n in college so nothing too fancy! U know na how engg colleges r :P

n also if u could suggest a blush n lippie?  something easily available n affordable? or u could just tell what kind of blush n lippie would look best with the look? basically asking this coz im new to blushes n lippies n IMO everything pink would look odd, no? I have only a few blushes which r mostly similar pinks only!
thank you :)

And this is what I replied...

Hey Poorva,
The way you describe your saree, it seems to be really gorgeous :) and you are right everything pink would look weird :P and pulling of a silver smokey eye during the day could be tricky too...
What you could do is wear a mauve or lavender or light purple shade of eyeshadow in your eyes and bright pink lipstick like Maybelline HOOKED ON PINK or MAC LICKABLE... keep your blush neutral like Colorbar Floral Fuscia...

If your event is a little later and if you have enough time, i could do a tutorial for you as well... Lemme know when your event is :)

Well, the event turned out to be next month and hence, here's the tute I did... Of course when I started out with the makeup, I tweaked things here and there and this is how it turned out to be :)

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Products Used
1. Colorbar Perfect Match Primer
2. Kryolan Ultra Foundation
3. Inglot Eyeshadow DS72
4. MAC Eyeshadow Cork
5. MAC Eyeshadow Patina
6. Ellis Faas Cream Blush in S303
7. Ellis Faas Mascara - E401
8. Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick Hooked On Pink
9. Maybelline Hyper Glossy Liquid Liner - Black
10. Kryolan Ikonic Gel Liner Pencil in Black        
11. The Body Shop Pencil Concealer
12. MAC Eyeshadow Ricepaper


1. Prime your face with your favorite primer. Since,  it's a day event and Summers are almost here, priming would be a really good idea.

2. Then apply a concealer wherever necessary and set it with powder.

3. Now that your base is ready, do your eyebrows (optional)

4. Next, taking a shimmery Purple eyeshadow, apply it on your lid area... It need not be evenly applied as we would be blending it out later. I have used Inglot DS72 cause it is a pretty purple with chunky silver shimmer.

  5. Once that's done, apply a highlighter shade (I have used MAC Ricepaper) on your browbone area to highlight it.

6. Then taking a neutral shade (I have used MAC Cork) with a tapered blending brush like MAC 217, apply it in your crease area and blend the harsh edges of the purple eye shadow applied in step 4.

7. Please note that this step is optional. Using a shimmery mauve shade, apply a bit of it on the inner half of your eyes. I have used MAC Trax.

8. Next taking a tapered brush apply the highlighter shade in the inner corner of your eyes. This as everyone knows, opens up the eyes.

9. Then taking a fluffy blending brush like Faces 106, take the initial purple eyeshadow lightly and blend it all over the eyes... This will blend all colors and yet give a dimension.

10. Finish your eye makeup with some kajal, liner and mascara.

11. With respect to the blush, go for a cream blush (for that subtle glow) and stick to a neutral shade. DO NOT use a pinkish blush!

12. Finish off with a pretty pink lipstick. If you are uncomfortable with Pink, a basic nude lippy will also look good with the dark purple eye shadow and defined eyes :)

Hope this helped Poorva!   


  1. ohh fab look and eye makeup is so kool suma :) i'm love with de necklace and drop earrings :P

    1. Wow! thank you so much for all the nice things you've said Gowthami :) ♥ Means a lot really :)

  2. Love the look.. The eye makeup is really nice.. Hooked on pink looks really nice on you. I too have it on pink.. but it somehow doesn't look so great on me. I have to mix it up with other colours to make it work for me..

    1. Thank you so much bebe :) Am so glad you liked the look :) ♥ Hooked on Pink doesn't suit you? Uh oh! How did that happen :/ What shades do you mix to make it work for you?

    2. For a brighter look I usually mix a deeper pink and for a toned down look I mix a nude lippy...
      On its own, it looks a little weird on me.. Don't know why.. I thought it'd look perfect..

  3. You created such a beautiful look Suma. This will definitely go well with a light pink saree :)

  4. thanks a ton :* :* n i loved the look :) will let u know what i finally manage to create n how it looks :) thanku soooo much :*

    1. aaaahhhh am sooo glad you liked it :) do lemme know what look you finally do :)

  5. You look lovely Sam.. Great tutorial. :)

    Hina xx


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