Indian Bridal Makeup Tutorial 2 : Smokey Black and Gold with natural lips

 

Hey everyone!

I showed you a classic gold-ruby combination in the first Bridal Tutorial Posted HERE and today I’m showing you a more toned down look with a black-gold smokey eye and a natural lip.

This look is for the subtle bride who likes to keep it simple and classic with minimal color. There is just a hint of gold on the eyes and rest of the face is polished and natural. This look is different from the more conventional bridal looks but I think it’ll look good on almost everyone and is perfect for those who’re not very fond of deep lip colors and much shimmer on the eyes.

 

Indian Bridal Makeup 2 : Smokey Black and Gold with natural lips
Indian Bridal Makeup 2 : Smokey Black and Gold with natural lips

 

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Products used for the Black-Gold Smokey eye :

  1. Shiseido Shimmering Cream eye color BK 912 (black with subtle green shimmer)
  2. Lakme Absolute kohl
  3. Make Up For Ever pigment no. 902 (Gold Pearl)
  4. Black matte eye shadow from Coastal Scents 88 palette (not pictured)
  5. Bourjois Intense Extrait eye shadow no. 9 (dark blackish brown)
  6. Inglot Body Sparkles no. 56 (reflects gold)
  7. Bourjois Volume Glamour Max Mascara
  8. Colorbar Instant Cover up stick concealer 03
Indian Bridal Makeup 2 : Smokey Black and Gold with natural lips
Indian Bridal Makeup 2 : Smokey Black and Gold with natural lips

 

Β Step-by-step Picture Tutorial :

 

Indian Bridal Makeup 2 : Smokey Black and Gold with natural lips
Indian Bridal Makeup 2 : Smokey Black and Gold with natural lips

 

Step 1 : Take a long lasting cream eye shadow like the Shiseido one used here or MAC Paint Pot in Blackground and apply on lid as shown.

Step 2 : Now take a fluffy brush like MAC 217 and blend the cream eye shadow in the crease.

Step 3 : Apply a black long lasting kohl like Lakme Absolute kohl on the inner rims of the eyes i.e. upper and lower waterlines.

Step 4 : Taking a pointed pencil brush, apply the black cream eye shadow on lower lash line leaving inner corner and tear duct area.

 

Indian Bridal Makeup 2 : Smokey Black and Gold with natural lips
Indian Bridal Makeup 2 : Smokey Black and Gold with natural lips

 

Step 5 : Take a gold highlighter like MAC Ricepaper or Make Up For Ever pigment 902 and highlight the inner corner and tear duct.

Step 6 : Apply the same highlighter on the brow bone.

Step 7 : Apply a matte black eye shadow all over the lid over the cream eye shadow.

Step 8 : Using a dark brown matte eye shadow, blend the black applied in previous step in the crease. Apply the same dark brown to the lower lash line over the cream eye shadow applied in Step 4.

 

Indian Bridal Makeup 2 : Smokey Black and Gold with natural lips
Indian Bridal Makeup 2 : Smokey Black and Gold with natural lips

 

Step 9 : Take a gold reflecting pigment and press it gently over the lid using a brush or using finger tips. I have used Inglot body sparkles no. 56, applied using fingers.

Step 10 : Curl lashes and apply waterproof Mascara. Apply a little more of the black eye shadow along the upper lash line to cover up the gold sparkles there.

Clean up any excess/fallout and apply concealer. Fill your brows after the face makeup is done.

 

For the FACE :

 

  1. Before I started my eye makeup, I had applied Clarins Instant Light Complexion Perfector in 01 Rose Beige all over my face excluding my eyes and lips. This is a great illuminator and gives a lovely glow to the face!
  2. Once my eye makeup was finished, I applied MAC Matchmaster foundation no. 3Β using Inglot 21T foundation brush all over the face and neck.
  3. After applying foundation, I applied Benefit Girl Meets Pearl highlighter (golden pink) on the cheekbones and along the bridge of the nose. Since its a liquid highlighter, it needs to be applied before any powder products are applied. You can also use MAC Cream color base Improper Copper or Colorbar pen highlighter.
  4. Once all the cream/liquid products are done, set your face with a compact/face powder. I used Clinique Blended Face Powder using a fluffy face brush.
  5. As the last step, I applied MAC Ambering Rose blush on the apples of the cheeks and blended it towards the temples.
Indian Bridal Makeup 2 : Smokey Black and Gold with natural lips
Indian Bridal Makeup 2 : Smokey Black and Gold with natural lips

 

For the LIPS :

 

  1. Natural lips in everyday looks are very different from natural lips for a bride. You need a little more color on the lips for bridal makeup and to achieve the right shade, I mixed 2 lipsticks – Lakme Absolute Matte lipstick in Peach Carnation and Colorbar Velvet Matte Peach Crush.
  2. Go through the LIPS section of THIS post to read how to prep lips before applying makeup.
  3. Once the lips are moisturized and exfoliated, line and fill lips with a nude lip liner like Colorbar Nude Pink.
  4. Using a lip brush, apply a peachy brown lipstick like Lakme Peach Carnation all over the lips.
  5. Now to add some color, clean the lip brush on a tissue and now apply a bright intense peach/orangey lipstick like Colorbar Peach Crush on the lips till you get the desired color. You might want to add a touch of gloss since both the lipsticks used here are matte and could be drying over a few hours.
Indian Bridal Makeup 2 : Smokey Black and Gold with natural lips
Indian Bridal Makeup 2 : Smokey Black and Gold with natural lips

 

**Please ignore the moist (read sweaty) upper lip! The pallu on the head with the maang tikka was giving me a lot of trouble and needed readjusting after every shot! I switched back to a more wearable draping style for the remaining pictures.

 

Indian Bridal Makeup 2 : Smokey Black and Gold with natural lips
Indian Bridal Makeup 2 : Smokey Black and Gold with natural lips

 

[note color=”#FFE4C4″] I hope you liked the look! Drop your comments below![/note]

Also read :

Indian Bridal Makeup Tutorial 1 : Soft Golden eyes with Deep Ruby lips

Indian Bridal Makeup : Lipstick Suggestions and Swatches

 

 

28 Comments

  1. this look wud look gr8 with a creme color see through chiffon saree… but this look is very hard to carry off.. but looking gr8 on u

    1. I have worn sarees on rare occasions though I love the sound of a cream chiffon saree, I’m picturing it with a heavy border – gold work on a maroon or black velvet border!

  2. Hey Ankita, just came upon your blog through Tanveer’s Addicted to Blush. I love your bridal tutorials! Amazing inspiration.. Am bookmarking these to show my MUA.. Thanx a lot.. I am having a winter wedding in the daytime, could you please suggest a suitable look for the day? Any help would be wonderful!

  3. My eyes look droopy even when I try the way you wear eye makeup. Do you know any solution to make my eyes look lively by covering up with makeup? Or a wing upwards, at the outer corner will give me some life in my eyes???? Please reply

    1. Winged liner would definitely work. Also avoid very dark/smokey looks, stick brightening neutrals – champagne gold shades/copper/bronze shades with black winged liner.

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