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Bridal Beauty: Makeup For Pre-Wedding Functions Like Sangeet & Mehendi


Makeup Tips For Pre-Wedding Ceremonies Like Sangeet Or Mehendi

In the excitement of the impending wedding, we often trivialize and in some cases even overlook our makeup for pre-wedding functions like Sangeet, Mehendi, various Poojas and the like. Of course in front of the actual wedding ceremony these little functions mean very little but they do form an important and an integral part of the whole regalia...

So my today's post is about these little functions that occur before the wedding but still count... Not to be confused with an Engagement/Sagan/Aashirbaad ceremony, these pre-wedding ceremonies are often light-weight and fun and are the kind of occassions for which most brides-to-be do not hire a MUA. Hence, it becomes more important to give a prior thought to how you want to look on these ceremonies...

Here are a few pointers you might want to keep in mind:
  1. You want to keep your makeup light and go for a light-weight foundation or even a BB Cream.
  2. If using a light foundation, then do not forget to set it with powder especially if the ceremony warrants a lot of dancing and other fun stuff.
  3. Do not skip on grooming and filling in your brows. They look fabulous in pictures.
  4. Do not overdo your eye makeup... A simple sweep of a glittery eyeshadow should be enough... I highly recommend using MAC Paint Pots in Let Me Pop or Bare Study or Rubenesque. If on a budget then Maybelline Eye Color Tattoos should work too :) Line your eyes with kajal and wing out your eye liner for a little added drama (you are the bride after all!).
  5. Instead of using false eye lashes, my suggestion would be to go for loads and coats of mascara for that oomph factor.
  6. Give your look a pop of colour in terms of a bright lipstick. Fuchsia works best for such occasions. It is fun, flirty, young and looks really fresh in pictures.
  7. Go for a pinkish blush and do not contour your face. Contouring takes away the fun and casual element from makeup. However, if you want you could use a highlighter on your cheekbones and the bridge of your nose for a little definition and that "put-together" look.

I have created the following look keeping a Sangeet ceremony in mind...

Makeup Products Used:
1. MAC Face & Body Foundation (Review HERE)
2. Kryolan Translucent Loose Powder
3. Konad Eyebrow Pencil in Black
4. MAC Ricepaper Eye shadow as Highlighter (Review HERE)
5. MAC Paint Pot in Let Me Pop
6. MAC Trax Eye Shadow
7. Maybelline Colossal Kajal
8. Maybelline Hyper Glossy Liquid Liner (Review HERE)
9. MAC Zoom Fast BlackLash Mascara (Review HERE)
10. Colorbar Powder Blush in Plum Brown (Review HERE)
11. Lakme Absolute Moonlit Highlighter Duo (Review HERE)
12. Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick in Hooked On Pink (Review HERE)
 If I have missed out on anything important, please do contribute through the comments section :)


  1. Simple and elegant look :) i love the hair do... and will sure try this hair style :)

  2. You look gorgeous,loved your hairstyle ,can you do a tutorial for hairstyle :)

  3. I really love this look! I may try this eye look soon, I think it may suit me.
    Love the lips :) x

    1. woohoo thank you and yup it is a universally flattering makeup... you must give it a shot especially if you are planning to attend any Indian functions :) ♥

  4. pretty pretty pretty :)
    Recently i got myself a translucent powder , you know that powder which is light in weight as compared to a compact and has shimmery particles in it . I want to know how translucent powder can be used for make up and what are different ways in which translucent powder can be used .

    1. Hey preeti can you tel the name of that gorgeous powder?

    2. Thank you Preeti... Ooohhh your query gave me a superb idea for post... I'll answer it in the post... Wait till tomorrow :) ♥

    3. Sayu , its a small kit with compact , loose translucent powder and few eye shadows . Its from brand ADS , Made In China . The quality of products from this brand is as good as some of the costly brands we splurge on . Do try it . I am in learning phase of cosmetics so instead of investing in costly brand I opted for ADS . I am happy with the quality ADS has .

  5. Loved the look Suma! You took me back to my wedding... my sangeet and mehndi were on the same day and all I had on was compact, kajal and lipstick!! what did you wear to yours?

    1. ha ha thank you Anks... and same here I had sangeet and mehendi on the same day as well and you wont believe it but I wasn't wearing any makeup on that day! Not even kajal :/ Worst mistake of my life :'( The pictures from that day are horrible!

  6. I love the style of hair what you done..plss do tutorial...btw you looks like pinky doll..:p

    1. thank you Sayu :) I'll surely try doing a tutorial for the hairstyle :) :*

  7. loveddd the hair style suma :) allll pics are great but i lovedddd the last one :D :D
    tilted head and that cute smile :D :D

  8. loved d fresh.. pls share ur hairstyle tutorials too.. love d way u do ur hair :)

  9. Absolutely gorgeous Suma.. The overall look suits u soo perfectly and tha hairdo is simply wow!! The entire makeup n hairdo seems to be perfect for pre wediing functions! Very very elegant and beautifuly done!! :)

  10. Nice Suma.. "Bindi" and "bell earnings" could have added more drama.

  11. wowwwwwwwww lukly look u roock n look uber classy luv de retro kinda hairstyle :*

  12. I soo loved the way you have done your eyes.. @_@

  13. This looks amazing! Love the look! Pretty Pinks!


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