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Bridal Beauty: Tips & Tricks For Your Engagement/Sagan Makeup

Engagement Makeup

Marrying into a North Indian family is like getting a crash course on Bollywood weddings and demystifying the various functions and celebrations that are always a part of a Karan Johar movie. From rokka to sagan to chunni-chadhana to teeka to mehendi to sangeet to jai-maala to phere to vidaai, I have been educated about them all...

Of course with a huge number of functions come an equal (if not more) number of outfits and hence makeup. Thus today's makeup is versatile enough to be worn on the lesser functions like the Engagement or the sagan or for chunni-chadhan and even for a Rokka ceremony (if you are having one on a big scale)...

For today's makeup, I have kept the look young, fresh and feminine. As is evident, the color palette for this look consists of pinks and purples, since I have noticed that most brides keep Red or Maroon for the actual wedding ceremony.
So here's the look...

Products Used
1. Kryolan Ultra Foundation (review HERE)
2. Kryolan Translucent Powder
3. Konad Eyebrow Pencil in Black
4. MAC Retrospeck Eyeshadow as highlighter (review HERE)
5. Colorbar I-Glide Pencil in Prunella (review HERE)
6. Inglot Eyeshadow in DS
7. Illamsaqua Blush in Morale (review HERE)
8. Colorbar True Gloss in Radiant Pink (review HERE)
9. Maybelline Colossal Kajal
10. Ellis Faas Mascara in E401 (review HERE)

Tips & Tricks For Your Engagement Makeup

1. Try to keep your Engagement makeup light, fun and young. Go for a more mature and classy look for the actual wedding.
2. Opt for fun shades in the palettes of pinks, greens, light blues and pale goldens.
3. The main focus of your makeup should be on flawless skin and a perfect but natural looking base.
4. Avoid bronzers and contouring as they have an effect of weighing down your entire look.
5. Go on, satiate your cravings for false lashes.

Hope this helps and if you have any particular queries or questions regarding bridal makeupor even makeup in general then do write to me at :)


  1. you are looking sooooooooooo gorgeous! <3

  2. oh my gawwwddddddddddd !
    kitna cute look ... i feel like giving a kiss on your cheeks hehe
    very cute and natural look and also looks fresh
    halter neck blouse looks good on you . fromw here did you get it stictched
    pearls bhi achche hai . real hai kya ? kitne mein khareeden ? shop pune mein hai kya ? and wo earrings bhi saath mile ya tumne alag se khareeden ? so many questions ..... :D
    you better answer fats or i come to your home and rob the blouse the saree and pearls :P


    1. thank you so much Prreti :) Am glad you liked the look ♥
      Here are your answers... The blous I got stitched from Delhi. Yes the pearls are real and have been bought from Hyderabad :)

  3. aur haan give me your gtalk id which you use regularly . meine last birthday wish-wale comment mein bhi likha tha ...tum reply hi nahi karti
    this time give it jaldi se :)

    1. I generally am not a chat-chat person but if you have any issues and cocnerns, you can surely mail me at :)

  4. oh my my you look gorgeous girl! loved the eye makeup!

  5. Looooove the look... I've been waiting for the post ever since I saw the pic.
    The lip colour is gorgeous n you are looking stunning :)
    Would maybelline superstay eternal rose look equally good. I'm planning to get that. Those lipsticks stay on my lips the entire day..

    1. ha ha thank you thank you thank... am really glad you liked the look Sumathi :) ♥
      Yes Eternal Rose is a gorgeous color... I have reviewed it here btw:

  6. U look stunning dear..!! the makeup is flawless and apt for such ceremoniess..!!
    i am floored with ur killer looks dear.. :)

  7. Look gorgeous....i want to knw that what you used on your face for that glossy n glitter look?

    1. *giggles* the shiny shiny thing on my brow bone area is MAC Retrospeck eyeshadow :)

  8. u r looking v pretty dear <3
    loved ur lippie...

    can u do tut for this eye look plz..

    my recent one :

    1. Thanks a ton Tej! ♥ Sure I'll do an eye makeup for this :)

  9. Beautiful Look Suma .. Really looking fresh and young :)

  10. Aaahhh you look extremely beautiful dear !

  11. Hi girlfriend, I dont want you to feel bad. But I just had to mention this. I have been having sprinkles
    (grey hair) worries, but seeing your sprinkles in the photos make me feel so much better!! thanks so much for being honest!

    1. ha ha ha I have loads of greys! Somehow they aren't very visible in these pictures but you'll notice in other pictures... I have a lot... but i have embraced them ;) Don't really want to use color and screw with my hair ;)

  12. loved the look, I am hooked on to your bridal post. Pearls, makeup, hair style 10/10


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