Reader Query : Makeup suggestions for Gold/Red/Black Saree

 

Hi everyone!

One of the readers Kanika, sent me this picture requesting suggestions for makeup for an upcoming wedding function. Its a gorgeous black net saree with bright red and gold work on it. The color is a classic combination and especially looks good for a winter evening occasion.

Read on for my makeup suggestions!

 

Reader Query : Makeup suggestions for Gold/Red/Black Saree

Reader Query : Makeup suggestions for Gold/Red/Black Saree

 

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Here are my suggestions for the makeup :

I’d suggest a smokey eye paired with a medium toned lip and lots of gold highlighter with this outfit. Since its  traditional attire and we are almost into the winter season, a smokey eye would look perfect with this saree. Based on the other pics that Kanika sent me, I can see that she has lovely eyes and also likes to use kohl. The smokey eye can be either golden based (like the one I have shown in my Tutorial HERE) or a copper/chocolate brown based (as shown in my Tutorial HERE).

 

How to do golden smokey eye makeup - Step by step tutorial

How to do golden smokey eye makeup - Step by step tutorial

 

Metallic copper smokey eye makeup look FOTD

Metallic copper smokey eye makeup look FOTD

 

 

LIP COLOR : 

The lip color should not be kept too nude even though it is a smokey eye look because its a wedding function where there would be plenty of photographs taken in night time and a light lip color would completely wash out the face. A peachy brown/terracotta shade with a maroon/brown undertone would look good with this.

My suggestion would be something like Revlon Colorburst lipstick Sienna (worn lightly otherwise it can be overpowering) or Avon smooth minerals lipstick ‘Rosy Brown’ mixed with Chambor truly lasting lipstick ‘Truly Terracotta’. I wouldn’t suggest a pure brown lip color because that’ll add age to the face and make the lips appear thin and dull. A little bit of peachy brown gloss will look great- may be just added to the centre of the lips. My pick would be Avon glazewear Intense ‘Apricot’.

 

BLUSH :

A coppery/peachy brown blush preferably with a little shimmer would look great. My suggestions would be Chambor baked blush ‘Glitzy Copper’ , Revlon colorstay mineral finishing powder ‘Sunkiss Radieux’. (I have used both in my FOTD shown below).

One very very important makeup product that one must never forget for such occasions is HIGHLIGHTER! Since the saree has gold work, a gold/copper highlighter on the cheek bones (and brow bone) would add a lot of life to this look.

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MAC Cream color base ‘Improper Copper’ is lovely gold based highlighter and I have used it in my following FOTD to add some extra glow to the look . Notice the reflection at the cheek bones? Also notice that I have applied the blush not at the apples of the cheeks but more like along the cheekbone below it- not exactly contouring but something with a similar effect of giving definition to the cheek bone. This will really suit round face types and look great with the smokey eye as well.

 

Metallic copper smokey eye makeup step by step photo tutorial

Metallic copper smokey eye makeup step by step photo tutorial

 

This look is very similar to the one done HERE (Shown below)- but cheek/lip products used are different. The application of the blush is also different and you can see how much of a difference its making in giving a slimmer effect to the face.

 

Metallic copper smokey eyes with nude lips makeup look FOTD and makeup breakdown

Metallic copper smokey eyes with nude lips makeup look FOTD and makeup breakdown

 

Another possible look with this saree could be a bold red lip with gold eye makeup but since its a family wedding, I feel bold red lips may not be the best choice and since there is already a lot going in the saree with the vibrant red and gold detailing, its best to keep the colors of the makeup a little understated (but not nude!)

I would also suggest a mix of gold and red bangles for this outfit with golden earrings.

If you’d like to add any suggestions to this for Kanika, you’re welcome to add them in the comments section!

I hope you liked the suggestions Kanika 🙂

 

You can find reviews of the products recommended in this post listed below :

Revlon Colorburst lipstick Sienna

Avon smooth minerals lipstick ‘Rosy Brown’

Chambor truly lasting lipstick ‘Truly Terracotta’

Chambor baked blush ‘Glitzy Copper’

Revlon colorstay mineral finishing powder ‘Sunkiss Radieux’

MAC Cream color base ‘Improper Copper’

 

If you need suggestions for makeup for an outfit, mail me your pics along with the occasion you’ll be wearing the outfit for at ankita@corallista.com

 

You might also like to read :

Corallista’s Makeup Suggestions: Makeup for grey/blue/brown saree

 

21 Comments

  1. October 4, 2011 / 1:31 am

    wow.. I loved both the looks, but u look awesome in copper smokey eyes.. : )

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 5, 2011 / 12:06 pm

      Thanks Nitika 🙂

  2. October 4, 2011 / 11:43 am

    Metallic Copper smokey eyes look fab 🙂

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 5, 2011 / 12:06 pm

      Thanks KrazzyKi 🙂

  3. October 4, 2011 / 11:43 am

    its looking awsome thnks a lot ankita
    lots of hugs
    :))))

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 5, 2011 / 12:06 pm

      Thanks Kanika 🙂 Glad u liked it!

  4. Shai
    October 4, 2011 / 12:58 pm

    I have a saree in the same colours, so your suggestions are important for me too! I liek the 2nd and the 3rd best!

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 5, 2011 / 12:07 pm

      🙂 🙂 Do try it out!

  5. October 4, 2011 / 2:16 pm

    I liked all the looks esp the metallic color eye look … ankita can you tell me the best lipstick in terms of texture, color and stay ??

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 5, 2011 / 12:08 pm

      Thanks Shreya 🙂 What exactly are you looking for – glossy finish or matte finish? And what price range?

      • October 5, 2011 / 2:04 pm

        glossy but not shimmery 🙂 like hydrated but not glitters , hope i could explain myself.
        price range 500 Rs

        • Corallista
          Author
          October 5, 2011 / 8:33 pm

          Revlon superlustrous, Revlon Colorburst and Chambor Silk Touch, Chambor truly lasting. The price range is Rs 450-550. Revlon ones last a little longer while Chambor ones are more moisturizing 🙂 Hope that helps!

          • October 6, 2011 / 12:27 pm

            Revlon colorburst seems to be praised everywhere 🙂 i’d also check out the other two which ever i get good shades. Thanks ankita it really helped.

            P.S- loving your products 🙂 eye shadows are amazing

  6. October 4, 2011 / 7:32 pm

    Metallic copper smokey eye look would look fab for this!

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 5, 2011 / 12:08 pm

      Thanks Parita 🙂

  7. October 4, 2011 / 11:12 pm

    the mettalic coppery look is nice..

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 5, 2011 / 12:08 pm

      Thank u Ani 🙂

  8. shoba
    May 3, 2013 / 3:40 am

    wow i love diz and csn u plz suggest some makup ideas for festivals like diwali navrathri etc?

  9. Joo
    September 18, 2014 / 9:39 am

    U r kind ankita thanks for helping ur readers … I would also ask for help whenever I get married …

  10. sushmitha
    August 28, 2016 / 7:18 pm

    Hi ankita,I am wearing a parrot green softsilk saree with baby pink blouse for a day time function, Please give me makeup suggestion for this colour combo,especially right lipstick shade.Thanks in advance

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