Makeup and Outfit: Indian Wedding!

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Makeup Look and Outfit of the Day: Traditional

Its sailor’s birthday today so I’m gonna do a post that he requested…..not the makeup part ofcourse but the photos! I had my friend’s wedding a month back and all last month I played hard to get with him for the photos but here they are now! The wedding was in the morning so I went really subtle with my makeup (I would have gone subtle anyway!). Why don’t people stick to the timings in India? If the card says the baraat will reach at 10am then it means 11am at max no? So I got up around 8 and started getting ready to leave at sharp 10. But nooooooo my parents were getting ready so slowly saying. Trust me I was clicking my full makeup pics after I was totally done and my father was just starting to apply his hair colour! And mom was still going over her multani mutti regime. Had it been their

      relative’s wedding the scene would have been totally different but this time they were driving pleasure out of it!

By the time everyone got ready, I had clicked a zillion pics for the blog and sailor. And not just that I even got a full hour to take some great shots for the Mac Studio Fix Fluid foundation review which you would see soon.

glowing cheeks makeup look

When I say subtle I mean really subtle. I did this neutral soft brown eye makeup with a slight winged liner. While doing my eye makeup I had planned on wearing a matte red lipstick like Ruby Woo to its full power. So that explains the simplicity. And yup that’s how oily I get in the summers so excuse the oily face.

brown copper eye makeup look

 This is the full outfit. As I showed you in the preview post, I wore a red anarkali with a heavy border. The border you see right now is 3/4th of the original border which I got cut. Talking about the anarkali, I love it. I loved it at the first sight. The colour on the left pic is the actual shade..its such a pretty red. But the fitting..not so much.

I don’t understand why these boutiques are so averse to semi-stitched suits. They run away at the very mention of semi! So when I showed the anakali to my boutique lady just a week before the wedding, I had expected her to go “ooooooh its so pretty” but instead she goes “ohh the neck is done already..I see..the kalis are done too..umm” . So she went into this long speech about how the kalis on this particular anarkali are meant for a more round body instead of my petite frame and so they need to be re-done again and how the yolk on the neck is too heavy etc etc. I don’t need the technicalities lady, its your job! All I want is a pretty anarkali as I imagine it in my head.

anarkali suit for indian wedding

First, I am not at all happy with how the bust looks. Its so flat to put it plain! Whats the point of an anarkali without a little detailing at the bust line? And since the back is kept low, it limits the brassiere options. And people the bust has been stitched in such a way that even Kim Kardashian would complain! Any suggestions you girls can give? Seriously I’m not going out like that again. This time I just used my hair and the dupatta to cover it but that looks so stupid!

Secondly, the fit wasn’t that great either. The arms, pajami, etc. I somehow wore it like that this one time but I gave it for re-fitting after the function. Seriously I hate getting my clothes stitched at these boutiques. I so want my personal tailor..one day..one day!

red anarkali wedding suit

I wore the 5inches golden pumps I showed you before with the outfit. They make me look super tall. I almost fell once in front of everybody. Naah I just love them.

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My makeup break down for the look:

Face: Mac Studio Fix Fluid Foundation, Mac Mineralize Skin Finish Natural, Lakme Day blushes

Eyes: I think I used different shades from a l’oreal, lakme and maybelline palette (Basically any matte brown and beige would do), Maybelline Gel Eyeliner, Lakme Kohl Ultimate, Lakme Eyeconic Mascara

Lips: Maybelline MAT 3, TBS clear gloss (don’t know what was I thinking but I wear this lipstick everywhere these days!)

dewy makeup look tutorial

And for my hair, I had hair spa done just a day back so my hair were behaving pretty amazingly. So just made a pouf and fixed with some hair spray. And those red extensions really complimented the outfit.

makeup look indian wedding

I don’t need to use a highlighter. The only perk of having a super oily skin I guess. The glow you see on the cheekbones is just the oil. For the first few hours I can manage the oil but after some 5-6 hours it spreads all over the face and that is when things turn ugly.

outfit and makeup for day wedding

Btw its time to get a new foundation. My Studio Fix is nc40 and with the winters setting in I’m moving back to nc35. My face looks a little muddy in some of the photos (like the one below) because of a darker foundation. It isn’t much noticeable but I can see how pathetic it would look for the December wedding I’ve to attend. So I’m thinking of getting a much creamier formula. Any suggestions? I am open to all the brands but since Mac shades suit me so its more preferable. How is the Prolong Wear foundation? Any other I should check out?

traditional indian makeup look

Btw I went for a mini trip this weekend. Also got to see the Taj Mahal. I have visited there once when I was around 10 but things have changed a lot (for better) after it got the 7 Wonders status. A lot of stairs and passages are now out of limits which makes it a little boring. But Taj is Taj!

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Founder and Editor-in-chief, VNA. When she is not moonlighting as the editor, you can find her watching american sitcoms and movies. She is a huge lover of literature, instagram, snapchat and food and could possibly be more passionate about these than makeup!

48 COMMENTS

  1. Girl u look exquisite! Loved the anarkali and the extensions compliment it so well
    and well about prolongwear.i have it and love it to the core..its waterproof so really holds up in this humid weather. But for winters ill certainly need a heavy duty moisturizer for my combi skin with it. I suggest check out studio sculpt for winters instead!

  2. hey, you look lovely! love that color on you!
    MAC Prolongwear is awesome awesome! in winters you’ll need to moisturise the skin well, but if you are looking for something for a wedding, you will love it!
    Also check out Bobbi Brown..they have a tad better shade match in foundations- and all of them have yellow undertone :)
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    • yaaayyyy m so going to buy it. bobbi brown..never thought about it..any formula u recommend? need to check dem it seems

  3. Looking very pretty anshita :)..yes the foundation looks too dark for your complexion..you are no way nc40..you are between nc35-nc37…..and about the anarkali misfit n shape problem..tell your boutique lady to make it fit exactly from where your golden border ends,talking about the upper part of the dress…making it fit where the band (you must undstand which band im talking about :D )rests on your body…when that gets fit on your body the fuller part of the bust area wil look more fuller giving an illusion of bigger bust..and taking the dress one inch more less till your waist..this will gave better shape to the waist part as well n then it will look gorgeous as it shud…incase if for some reason she is not able to fit this dress,for a quick fix u can just get a dori/thin belt attached to the sides,exactly where the golden border on upper part ends..when u tie the thin belts fit together you’ll get a much better shape on the bust area

  4. Ditto with me…i always end up buying darker foundation for me because of the oil on my face….Try UD De Slick, it really helps in controlling oil…Just Blot and Spray and you are good to go! Talking about the attire these tailors…omg they charge so much and they dont give u the results…me too fed up!
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  5. pretty lady, I did not notice much about the bust. I think perhaps because it’s the photo. I personally do not like deep plunge backs because, as you pointed out, it limits the brassiere options and I would not compromise on my well fitting ones. ( I wear different fits for different outfits. :P )
    Tailors are so difficult to find these days. Thankfully there is a tailor opposite to my house who can do small alterations amazingly, provided you give him a sample to compare with.
    Why didn’t you wear the Ruby Woo? I’m really cross now!!

    Need to catch up with you soon. :D
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    • i too hv different fits for different outfits! we really need to catch up soon. i dont hv ruby woo..just a dupe of it. but gonna buy it soon!

  6. @Nivedita-Thanks for appreciating my comment dear ^_^
    I am my own fashion designer..i am sooo particular about things that no boutique person/tailor can be upto my designs n expectations..so i learnt stitching,n designing/creativity runs in our blood..so i do it all myself..time consuming,painstaking..but totally worth it!! If anshita would be in mumbai i would definitely fix her red anarkali for her :)

  7. Hii
    U must try Bobbi brown moisture rich foundation. Its like a dream.

    I m sure u wl love it. And when you find a good boutique, please share.

    xoxo

  8. Omgg anshh u look soo dainty n pretty! Ekdum doll like <3:-* ur hair luks amazing!! N i lovd d anarkali on u too :D

  9. love your outfit and your makeup breakdown. and coming to foundation prolongwear is really good . you can try the sculpt one from mac, they r really good in winters … :) and your hair oh my my no words for it , they r just awesome … :) and coming to the fitting to the outfit ..thoda khaya-piya karo yaar …your outfit will get fitted automatically ..hehehehe joking ….you r looking fab whatever be ur fitting :)

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