WEDDING DIARIES - Wedding Ceremony Attire - Makeup

After hairstyle, here's makeup... As I told you in the last post, I got married after quite a lot my friends and I learnt a lot about what not to do!!! One of the 'not' was not getting a MUA to do my makeup!!! Yup, you read that right... No Makeup Artist!!!
See, most of the South Indians, have a wheatish to dusky skintone. But then, as much as fair skinned people in the Europe & US love their tanning products, so much so, Indians love their skin whitening products. There's a craze for fair skin and the MUAs try to make the skin fairer with makeup!!! They apply the foundation a tone or two, lighter than the skintone of the bride. That makes the brides look so unlike themselves. They can't even recognize themselves!!!! Sometimes it gets ashy. Sometimes it starts looking ghostly! Sometimes there's a stark difference between the tanned arms and neck and the white washed face!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wanted to look like myself and I wanted to wheatish skintone as it is, and not whitened...

I have some products and I had to buy only few. I knew my skintone. I have good foundations that matched my skintone. So why not do some trials till I get what I wanted. I did 2 trials and took some photographs indoor, outdoor, with flash, without flash to check if I look OK in every case and finalized on the products. For my eyes, I opted for a copper & golden eye shadow with lips were deep colored...
Here are the products...
Base: Olay Serum & Cream duo (reviewed here)
Liquid Foundation: Revlon Photoready in N*de (reviewed here)
Concealer: Revlon Photoready in Medium Deep (reviewed here)
Powder Foundation: Mineral Hygenics in Medium Golden (reviewed here)
Bronzer: Mineral Hygenics in Warm Kiss (reviewed here)
Blusher: Lakme Pure Blusher in Rouge Affair
Lipstick: Lakme Aquashine in Wine
Eyeshadow: Inglot M3 pearl in 556 (reviewed here)
[Golden on lid. Wine on outer V. Peach on brow bone]
Eyeliner: Lakme 9 to 5 Defining Eyeliner in Black
Mascara: Etude 
Kajal: Lakme Satin Kajal
Finishing Powder: Mineral Hygenics in Silk (reviewed here)

Coming back with more on the wedding attire!!!

P.S: Photography by ShutterMonkeyz

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  1. You look so radiant! Even I'm not a fan of getting makeup done by MUAs.. more often than not, they mess it up.
    Congratulations on the wedding :)

  2. that last shot. its amazing. i love the no mua part. proud south indian girl. wish more brides follow your trend. congrats and god bless :)

  3. Your make-up looked amazing doll, so beautiful. Love these pictures xx

  4. You did a lovely job with your make-up! Even I feel that at the time of my wedding, I might just skip the MUA and do it myself :) Congratulations!

  5. I'm happy that you have decide to shared these photos and your experience....I also did not want a make up artist but have asked a friend to do my make up...and I was satisfied with the result. You look beautiful in these photos, wonderful make up!

  6. U look gorgeous bhushvali. The makeup is so professionally done.

    New Post Up

  7. Love the last pic, good one !

  8. get call not asking a MUA. you look lovely dear!

  9. You make a very beautiful and stunning bride... good job with the makeup.

  10. you did a great job. What you are saying is 100% true. Happy Married Life.

  11. you look so pretty... the earthy tones look great on you.
    please do check out my blog if you dont mind...i am new at this :

  12. So pretty, you make a stunning bride... yeah, most brides look a little ghost-ish on their wedding days, cause of this obsession with fairness.

  13. Thank you so much for your wishes & comments.
    So glad that my 'No MUA' decision worked out well! :)


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