Bridal Makeup Tutorial : Coral + Bronze

 

This isn’t a traditionally bridal or very dramatic look but it pairs well with bright yellow/oranges and with blues and greens as well. When you’re wearing something very colorful with jewelry to match, the makeup needs to be a little subtle to balance out the whole look! I think this look is perfect for one of the smaller wedding functions!

This video is quite long but I hope you find it useful! Don’t forget to leave me a comment!
 
 

 

 

Bridal Makeup: Tutorial  Coral + Bronze
Bridal Makeup: Tutorial Coral + Bronze

 

Bridal Makeup: Tutorial  Coral + Bronze
Bridal Makeup: Tutorial Coral + Bronze

 

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Bridal Update : Hunt for the Perfect Foundation (Guerlain, Lancome, Shiseido) + MAC Haul

 

Hey everyone!

As you would know, I’m planning on doing my wedding makeup myself and my biggest worry right now is finding the right foundation. I have a couple of foundations that I like quite a lot – MAC Matchmaster, Clinique Super Balanced and Bourjois Happy Light which have worked well for me and photograph well too. But I’ve always worn these in Mumbai where my skin is generally fairly oily. My skin tends to quite dry in winters when I am in hometown Bhopal and I really don’t know if my oily skin routine would work or not with just a richer moisturizer underneath. I decided to check out some luxury brands for foundation. Here’s my experience so far ~

 

– Guerlain ~

I love the staff at Parcos, Infiniti Malad. They are really sweet, helpful and fairly generous with samples. On my previous visit, I’d got samples for Lingerie de Peau and Parure de Lumiere foundation. The shade I got for the former was light for me but I really liked Parure de Lumiere. It gave a very beautiful, glowing finish and felt moisturizing without being greasy. But it had tiny shimmer in the formula that didn’t show in person but can give a slightly oily look in flash pictures. Its not something everyone might notice, its not glaringly obvious but I can see it so that is out. But it did look very beautiful in person and in pics without flash!

 

Guerlain Parure de Lumiere foundation
Guerlain Parure de Lumiere foundation

 

 

Lancome ~

I had tried the new Teint Visionnaire foundation at the launch event and I thought it looked nice – gave medium coverage, very nice glowing finish. It made my skin a tad oily later but I’m thinking that would actually be a plus (with the dryness issues I’ll face when in Bhopal). I would like to try it again, get a sample and test it in flash pictures before I shell out 3500! But I do not like the Lancome counter nearest to my place (Inorbit Malad). The staff is not very helpful. They don’t give samples and only dab a tiny dot along the jawline when you want to try a foundation. Apparently applying foundation all over the face is against company policy (as is giving samples, according the SA).

 

NEW Lancome Teint Visionnaire Foundation
NEW Lancome Teint Visionnaire Foundation

 

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Bridal Update : Hair and Makeup Inspiration!

 

Hey everyone!

As most of you would have guessed, I would be doing my wedding makeup myself! But I’ll be getting my hair done from a salon. I thought its high time I decide on the look I’ll be wearing for my main function (evening reception).

I’m wearing a red net saree with red embroidery and a contrast blue velvet/gold border. I wanted something that is classic but not too dated or too heavy. My mum and I liked this one the moment the shop staff draped it on me. I don’t plan on wearing the pallu on my head so I am thinking of wearing my hair up. I found a lot of beautiful, slightly lived-in, textured up dos that look modern yet have a classic, timeless appeal. A little bit of soft volume will give a bit of lift to my small forehead too. Up-dos look really elegant and wearing the hair up gives the earrings a chance to shine! What do you think? 

 

Updo wedding hairstyles
Updo wedding hairstyles

 

Updo wedding hairstyles (2)
Updo wedding hairstyles

 

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

 

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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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Chocolate Gold party eye makeup : Step by step photo tutorial

 

Hey everyone!

Its the last day of 2011, hope you all have your outfit and makeup ready for the New Year party! In case any of you are still undecided, here’s a simple party eye makeup tutorial to help you out! Its a basic warm shimmery party eye  with the 2 shades that work beautifully against Indian skin tones – Chocolate and Gold.

I have used the Bobbi Brown Chocolate and Gold eye paint palette I’d previewed HERE for this look.

 

Chocolate Gold party eye makeup- Step by step photo tutorial
Chocolate Gold party eye makeup- Step by step photo tutorial

 

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