Traditional Asian bridal: behind the look
20 Saturday Sep 2014
24hr liner, Ardell, Ben Nye, Bobbi Brown, concealer, corrector, deluxe shadow, foundation, Gold Mine, Honey, Ilamasqua, MAC, MAC eyeshadow, MAC Paintpot, OCC Lip Tar, Painterly, Ruby Woo, Smashbox, Stalker, Supercover, Urban Decay, Viseart matte neutrals
My signature glowing skin. August 2014 bride Nilima wanted flawless skin and gold/ brown soft smokey eyes, but without highlight & contouring. It’s finished off with kohl-rimmed eyes, and a light, natural set of false lashes, that add length but don’t thicken the lashes. Nilima has a nice full set of lashes but wanted a little more length.
This is what I call a simple bridal look. Confused? Let me clarify. It is simple in that there is very little highlighting, and no contouring at all. I kept the eyes soft with blended corners, and black kohl-rimmed eyes. It’s all very blended and classic, compared to the current bridal trends, like arabic eyes, or bronzed & contoured cheeks. It’s a simpler, more understated look that is just perfect for walima brides like this.
Face: Supercover foundation, Bobbi Brown corrector, Bobbi Brown concealer, Ben Nye blush
Eyes: MAC Paintpot in Painterly, Viseart matte neutrals palette, MAC eyeshadow in Gold Mine, Urban Decay deluxe shadow in Honey, Smashbox 24hr liner, Ilamasqua infinity gel liner, Ardell lashes.
Lips: OCC Lip tar in Stalker, MAC Ruby Woo
I gave Nilima tumbling curls with volume at the crown, to elevate just where her dupatta was set. Nilima wanted volume at the top but defined curls at the end. The Babyliss Dial-a-heat curling tong is perfect for this (I used the 32mm).
Thank you to Nilima for choosing me for her walima, and I wish her all the best in her married life.