Indian bridal makeup for a reception

Less is more – You don’t always have to apply too much product to look stunning. This Indian bridal makeup will help understand this

Weddings are the best time to dress up and look your best at all the different functions – sangeet, pheras and the reception with beautiful mehndi and even more beautiful Indian hairstyles. This is a step-by-step tutorial on the makeup that can be done for an Indian bridal reception.

The final look achieved in this bridal makeup tutorial is:

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Step 1: First start with the eyes. Apply an eye shadow base (MAC Let me pop) all over the eyelids for the eye shadow to stick on.

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Step 2: Next apply a pinkish-gold eye shadow (MAC Expensive Pink) on the eyelid with a flat eye shadow brush and blend well.

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Step 3: For the outer corner, choose a color that is a matte texture and much darker than the shade already used. A dark brown, purple, burgundy or black (MAC Carbon) will work. Apply it with the help of a fluffy blending brush and blend till the crease.

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Step 4: Use a highlighter (MAC Shroom), with the help of a tapered blending brush (Sigma E45) just on the brow bone to add some shine there.

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Step 5: Next up, fill the waterline with a water proof kajal.

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Step 6: Since the lip is going to be a bold red, use an eye shadow (MAC Carbon) with an angled brush (Vega) to draw the eyeliner on the upper lash line to keep the focus on the lips.

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Step 7: To amp up the look a little bit, add some glitter glue on the eyelid (Kryolan), just on the eye ball and top it up with a colorful glitter (B&D) to add a sparkle.

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Step 8: The second last step in eye makeup – curling lashes and adding mascara!

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Step 9: The final step would be to smudge some black eye shadow just below the waterline so that the kajal sticks on to the shadow and becomes totally smudge proof.

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Step 10: Moving on to the face, first begin with massaging the face primer (MAC Prep+Prime).

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Step 11: After primer comes foundation. Apply the foundation (MAC Studio Tech NC 35) with the help of a brush (in case of a liquid) or a sponge (if it’s cream). Blend evenly. Now would be a good time to have a close look in the mirror to decide on the areas that need to be concealed further. Then if required, apply a translucent powder to set the foundation.

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Step 12: To give some shape and structure to the face, contour the cheekbones with a matte powder or liquid foundation or concealer that is 2 shades darker than the original skin tone.

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Step 13: Add a peach blush (B&D) or a pink shade with a fluffy brush on the apples of the cheeks.

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Step 14: Time to highlight the cheekbones, bridge of the nose, cupids bow and chin.

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Step 15: For the final facial feature – the lips. Apply some lip balm before starting with the makeup so that the lips are well hydrated. Take off the balm with a tissue and start applying the lip liner (MAC Brick) from the cupids bow moving side ways.

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Step 16: With the help of a lip brush (MAC 316) apply the lipstick (MAC Russian Red) evenly on the lips. Using a lip brush for a bold lip color is highly recommended as the brush gives you utmost precision.

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Step 17: To blur out the edges and clean up some harsh lines of the lipstick, run through the edges of the lips with a foundation powder (MAC Studio Fix powder+foundation) or with a concealer.

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The finished look!

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In case if you would like to see the video tutorial of this look, just click here.

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