LOTD & Tutorial: Indian Bridal Eye Makeup
Marriages they say are made in heaven. Weddings on the other hand are a result of conspiratorial planning, procrastination, deep analysis and a balancing act of keeping all parties concerned placated. Trust me when I say that I speak out of experience! My wedding had three communities involved and myriads of people directly or indirectly being affected. As a result for me my wedding was somewhat like an Annual Day function in school wherein I was rushing off to my dressing room every hour to change. I changed 3 outfits during my wedding ceremony in 4 hours flat!
So while going through my wedding pictures I realised that there may be many out there like me who need to keep changing outfits and may need help with eye makeup that would go with any color and any type of outfit irrespective of a lehenga, a kanjeevaram, a benarasi, a paithani, a panetar and even a potloi.
Hence ladies, my this post is dedicated to creating a look that would be neutral enough to be paired with any outfit but will still enhance your bridal look. When I say neutral, I do not mean using neutral colors like browns, beiges and the like but something that wouldn't look out of place with an outfit of a particular color.
So here's the look I created and if you notice the two looks, the only difference lies in shade of the lipstick, rest everything including the eye makeup and the blush is the same.
1. MAC Paint Pot in Indianwood
2. MAC Ricepaper Eyeshadow
3. MAC Goldmine Eyeshadow
4. MAC Folie Eyeshadow
5. MAC Antiqued Eyeshadow
6. Maybelline Colossal Kajal
7. Maybelline Hyperglossy Liquid Liner in Black
8. Ellis Faas Mascara in E401
9. Konad Eyebrow Pencil in Black
1. Faces Flat Eyeshadow Brush
2. Oriflame Blending Brush
3. MAC Tapered Blending Brush 226
4. Kryolan Tapered Blending Brush 3507
Tutorial For Indian Bridal Eye Makeup1. Prime your lids with either a prime or a concealer and set it with powder. This step is necessary in order to make your eye makeup last longer and also to make the colors pop.
Also do not forget to groom your eyebrows as this would highlight your eyes and frame your face in a flattering way.
I have used Colorbar Stick Concealer followed with Kryolan Translucent Powder. For my eyebrows I have used Konad Eyebrow Pencil in Black.
2. Next, apply a highlighter shade on your browbone in order to give an illusion of arched eyebrows and to give a professional touch to your whole look. I have used MAC Ricepaper Eyeshadow (review HERE) for this.
Also, apply a golden cream eyeshadow all over your lid. This too will make your powder shadows stick better. I have used MAC Paint Pot in Indianwood and applied it with my fingers.
3. Next taking a pale golden eye shadow on a flat eyeshadow brush, apply it on your lid in a pat-pat motion instead of a sweeping motion. I have used MAC Goldmine eyeshadow with Faces Flat Eyeshadow brush.
I have used MAC Folie with Kryolan Thin Blending Brush 3507.
6. In order to add a little duo-chrome effect and give your eyes a little festivity, apply a shimmery brown shade on the outer 2/3 of your lid and crease.
7. Next define your eyes by applying kohl on your waterline. Take care of not extending it to your lashline or smudging it. I have used Maybelline Colossal Kajal.
8. Line your upper lashline with a liquid liner and wing it out to add a little drama. I have used Maybelline Hyperglossy Liquid Liner in Black.
So that's it... This is the finished look that is versatile enough to be used with any shade of lipstick and match any bridal outfit.
Feedback is welcome!
P.S. I have tried my hand at doing a Maharashtrian wedding look. I am hoping that I have been at least 80% successful in looking the part :)