Indian Bridal Makeup Part 9 : Eye makeup ~ MAC, L’Oreal, Inglot eye shadows, Liners, Mascara

 

Hey everyone!

Continuing the Bridal Makeup Series with Eye makeup Recommendations. For Bridal eye makeup, one needs long wearing, well pigmented eye shadows and waterproof/smudgeproof liners and mascara. Its also a good idea to use a good eye primer/base to ensure longevity of the makeup. Here are my recommendations ~

 

Indian Bridal Makeup Series

Indian Bridal Makeup Series

 

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Primers/Base :

 

  • MAC Paint pot (Rs 1100)  : Indianwood(warm gold), Genuine Treasure (shimmery olive-gold), Soft Ochre (nude with yellow undertone), Painterly (nude with pink undertone), Quite Natural (light natural brown). I would personally recommend Indianwood, since it has a gold color, it can be worn alone too.
  • NYX  HD eye shadow base ($7) : It is a clear primer and works really well! Comes out quite reasonably priced if ordered online from an international website like cherryculture or porkdaisy.
Eye makeup Primers for Indian Bridal Makeup

Eye makeup Primers for Indian Bridal Makeup

 

MAC Paint pot for indian bridal makeup - Indianwood, Genuine Treasure Swatch

MAC Paint pot for indian bridal makeup – Indianwood, Genuine Treasure Swatch

 

Kohls :

 

  • Lakme Absolute Kohl (Rs 650) : The darkest, longest lasting kohl I’ve tried, so so worth it!

 

Eye liners :

 

  • MAC Pearlglide eye pencils : Very pigmented, soft and long lasting, this range has very pretty and complex shades with loads of pearl and shimmer. See the review of Undercurrent(green) HERE.
  • Chambor Dazzle pencils (Rs 450): Super smooth, creamy and pigmented, these are really long lasting (I own these in 5 shades, love them!)
  • Colorbar I-Glide pencils (Rs 350) : I like these for the smooth texture and good staying power though some shades could be better pigmented.
  • Faces long wear eye pencils (Rs 249) : The best for the beauties on a budget, they are soft, creamy and stay on well.
  • L’Oreal Paris gel liner (Rs 750) : Comparable to MAC gel liner, this is pigmented, creamy and waterproof. Doesn’t flake off or dry up in the tub (the Maybelline one dries up in the tub in a few months). I’d recommend both the black and brown one.
  • MAC Fluidlines (Rs 1050) : MAC Fluidlines are known to be excellent.  Blacktrack is a good black liner though you could just pick the L’Oreal one.
Long wearing liners for indian bridal makeup

Long wearing liners for indian bridal makeup

 

Pigments : 

 

  • Illamasqua Ore ($24) : If you can get your hands on this (can be ordered through Illamasqua website), you will not want to wear anything else! It is a gorgeous antique gold with multi colored shimmer. It looks amazing on the eyes and the gives that lovely sparkle everytime the light hits the eyes!
  • MAC Naked (Rs 1350) : Champagne-beige shade, great for highlighting and as as all over lid shade for a subtle eye. Review HERE.
  • MAC Old Gold (Rs 1350): Gold-green duochrome, excellent if you’re wearing something with a bit of green in your outfit. Check Swatch HERE.
  • MAC Tan (Rs 1350): A warm reddish champagne-brown pigment, Tan looks great as an all over lid wash on Indian skin for a soft neautral metallic eye. Check Swatch HERE.
  • MAC Melon (Rs 1350): Peachy-gold, high shimmer finish, this would look as a wash on the eyes for fair complexioned brides. Check Swatch HERE.
  • Make Up For Ever pigment no. 902 (Rs 937) : I love this pigment for highlighting. It looks whitish in swatches but when blended out, it gives has a gorgeous gold sheen.
  • Make Up For Ever pigment no. 930 (Rs 937): Red tinged copper shade, great for a smokey metallic eye.
Illamasqua Ore pigment

Illamasqua Ore pigment

 

Pigments for indian bridal makeup - Illamasqua Ore Swatch

Pigments for indian bridal makeup – Illamasqua Ore Swatch

 

MAC Pigment Naked Swatch

MAC Pigment Naked Swatch

 

Make Up For Ever star powders swatch 902, 930

Make Up For Ever star powders swatch 902, 930

 

MAC Eye shadows :

 

MAC has the best range when it comes to neutrals! I get a good 6 hours of wear (minimum) with most MAC eye shadows without a primer but for your big day, I would still recommend a primer underneath to keep the shadows from creasing. My recommendations

 

  • Woodwinked
  • Romp
  • Amberlights
  • Tempting
  • Antiqued (check swatch HERE)
  • Bronze (check swatch HERE)
  • Goldmine
  • Ricepaper
  • Sable/Twinks
  • Cranberry
  • Plum Dressing
MAC eyeshadows for indian bridal makeup

MAC eyeshadows for indian bridal makeup

 

MAC eyeshadows for bridal makeup - Woodwinked, Romp Swatch

MAC eyeshadows for bridal makeup – Woodwinked, Romp Swatch

 

MAC eyeshadows for bridal makeup - Amberlights, Sable Swatch

MAC eyeshadows for bridal makeup – Amberlights, Sable Swatch

 

MAC eyeshadows for bridal makeup - Sable, Twinks Swatch

MAC eyeshadows for bridal makeup – Sable, Twinks Swatch

 

MAC eyeshadows for bridal makeup - Cranberry, Plum Dressing Swatch

MAC eyeshadows for bridal makeup – Cranberry, Plum Dressing Swatch

 

L’Oreal Infallible (Rs 450):

 

I love these eye shadows, they are super pigmented and really long lasting! Highly highly recommended!

  • Forever Pink : Light Pink with a soft golden sheen
  • Hourglass Beige : White gold, good for highlighting
  • Endless Chocolate : My favorite, gorgeous bronzed chocolate brown! Worn in the Bridal Makeup HERE.
  • Burning Black : Smokey Purple, for those who are wearing pink/purple outfits, a touch of purple looks lovely on the eyes. Worn in the Bridal Makeup HERE.
L'oreal paris infallible eyeshadows

L’oreal paris infallible eyeshadows

 

L'oreal paris infallible eyeshadows - Forever Pink, Endless Chocolate, Burning Black

L’oreal paris infallible eyeshadows – Forever Pink, Endless Chocolate, Burning Black

 

Colorbar Eye shadows (Rs 300) : 

 

These are very reasonable and have a good staying power too! Would recommend a primer underneath though.

  • Spicy Brown : Coppery brown, great for a brown smokey eye or all over lid wash. Review HERE.
  • Heatwave : Antiqued Olive-gold, beautiful shade! (Review HERE)
  • Expensive Pink : Similar to MAC Cranberry
  • Gorgeous Gold, Copper Crush


Inglot (Rs 300 for refill) :

 

Inglot offers a HUGE range of shades, I’ve swatched just a few here. I like the texture and pigmentation, would recommend a primer underneath though.

  • AMC Shine 26 : Light gold
  • AMC Shine 07 : Peachy gold
  • AMC Shine 25 : Warm antique gold
  • Pearl 405 : Bronze with pearl
  • DS 609 : Rusty brown with gold shimmer
  • AMC Shine 12 : Berry brown with gold shimmer
  • AMC Shine 21 : Bronzed Chocolate brown with gold shimmer
  • 409 Pearl : Taupe-brown with brown pearl
Indian Bridal Makeup eye shadows from Inglot

Indian Bridal Makeup eye shadows from Inglot

 

Inglot eye shadow for bridal makeup - Shine 26, Shine 07 Swatch

Inglot eye shadow for bridal makeup – Shine 26, Shine 07 Swatch

 

Inglot eye shadow for bridal makeup - Shine 25, Pearl 405 Swatch

Inglot eye shadow for bridal makeup – Shine 25, Pearl 405 Swatch

 

Inglot eye shadow for bridal makeup - DS 609, Shine 12 Swatch

Inglot eye shadow for bridal makeup – DS 609, Shine 12 Swatch

 

Inglot eye shadow for bridal makeup - Shine 21, Pearl 409 Swatch

Inglot eye shadow for bridal makeup – Shine 21, Pearl 409 Swatch

 

 Mascara :

 

  • Maybelline Colossal Volume Mascara (Waterproof one) (Rs 330)
  • Bourjois Volume Glamour Max Mascara (Rs 595)
  • MAC Zoom fast Black Lash Mascara (Rs 830)
[note color=”#FFE4C4″] I hope you found this post useful! If you have any recommendations, you can add those in the comments below![/note]

Also read :

Indian Bridal Makeup Tutorial 5 : Earth Tones ~ Brown and Terracotta

Indian Bridal Makeup Tutorial 4 : Gold, Berry and Purple

Indian Bridal Makeup Tutorial 3 : Traditional Antique Gold and Red

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

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

Indian Bridal Makeup : Lipstick Suggestions and Swatches

Indian Bridal Makeup Part 4 : If you’re doing your own makeup ~ Tips and Pointers

 

 

18 Comments

  1. Manali Goel
    August 2, 2012 / 9:27 pm

    loved this post …very very informative since I am preparing my bridal makeup kit this has helped me narrow down my options..between i have L’Oreal Infallible in Eternal Black and totally love it..will pick up expensive pink and endless chocolate for sure. Also does it make sense to invest in MAC PAINPOT INDIANWOOD?

    • shweta
      August 3, 2012 / 11:10 am

      oh yes manali.. paint pots r really worth investing in.I was apprehensive at first too but they make ur shadow last n last n last.!my eyeshadow doesnt budge thru 14 hr workdays if used with paintpot.if u get a colored one it doubles up as eyeliner too… I tried it the other day and my liner dint budge… from 8am to 8 pm and this is after a gym workout in between

      • Manali Goel
        August 3, 2012 / 6:24 pm

        Thanks shweta will check it out inthe MAC store !

  2. Ish
    August 2, 2012 / 9:37 pm

    Lovely post Ankita.. cant tell you how helpful they are. going great

  3. August 2, 2012 / 11:16 pm

    Very nice post,though not for my marriage but it is useful to me now as well as I am new towards applying eye shadows!! 😛 😛

    Ans Hey!! I thought that L’Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Extra-Black Mascara is the best one and I bought it yesterday, but you didn’t mention its name? I didn’t even use it,so is it not that good?? Is it good enough or I need to buy Bourjois Volume Glamour Max Mascara?? Please recommend Ankz!! 🙁 🙁

    • Corallista
      Author
      August 3, 2012 / 1:47 am

      L’oreal Volume Million lashes is amazing but its not fully waterproof!! Wouldn’t want to risk that on your wedding day!

      • August 3, 2012 / 11:49 am

        Ohh…so its ok for normal wear na? I would save Bourjois for my wedding day!! hehehe *blush blush*

  4. Priya Sarkar
    August 2, 2012 / 11:36 pm

    I agree with Manali… this is a highly informative post, Ankita. You are a pro!

    However, you have mentioned that we should be using a primer before that. Please recommend some primers I could buy and how to use them. I have never used them.

  5. Sophia
    August 2, 2012 / 11:38 pm

    totally agree with u on the nyx primer n lakme kohl…..must haves for any eye makeup….wer did u get the kohl from…last time i chkd it was oos on many of the online portals…..n i think mac ‘expensive pink’ n mac pigments pink bronze,copper sparkle,museum bronze,melon etc would also work gr8 for Indian functions….

  6. Sophia
    August 2, 2012 / 11:42 pm

    n mac pigments ‘naked deep dark’ and royal flush also go well with bridal looks 🙂

  7. rubab
    August 3, 2012 / 3:41 am

    What about revlon illuminance cream shadow in black magic and skinlight.
    maybelline colossal volume mascara
    covergirl lashblast 24 hrs
    are my favourite one’s both are waterproof.

  8. August 3, 2012 / 9:27 am

    this is a lovely post..u hv a fab collection anks..m so tempted to get all th stuff that u hv shown..:)

  9. Sunayana
    August 3, 2012 / 10:47 am

    The review is extremely informative. Request you to review body shop eye shadows vis a vis the ones above od MAC and inglot.

  10. August 3, 2012 / 11:10 am

    Bookmarked this page:)

  11. August 3, 2012 / 12:29 pm

    bookmarked this post! awesome detailed level explanation ankita! keep up the good work 🙂

  12. shivangi
    August 3, 2012 / 1:56 pm

    OMG Ore is so so pretty!

  13. August 3, 2012 / 4:12 pm

    Incredible post and you have covered so many important points in here so well. Stunned with the sheer variety of choices you have given. nice 🙂

  14. Joo
    September 10, 2014 / 6:02 pm

    Well personally I like Mac eye-shadows & hvng loreal gel liner that's really nice.. Next one would be Maybelline or bobby brown ..

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