The next make-up inspiration from my 2014 bridal series is a classic, natural walima look. For Sangeet looks, refer back to my previous post (here), and for wedding day inspiration see here.


Hair look

The hair is a simple yet classic side braid, with a hair choli running down the length of the braid. The centre of the head, up to the crown is decorated with a stunning matha pathi which is a replica of a design by Kyles Collection.

Make-up look

While the overall look is very regal, the make-up itself is a very soft, natural look, so as to compliment the heavily detailed jewellery and the rich tones of the saree.


Eyes: MAC pro longwear paint pot in Groundwork as a base, with 3 neutral tones from the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette blended over the lid and into the crease, and along the edge of the lower lid. The eyes are lined all round with Daniel Sandler Black Velvet waterproof pencil liner, with a coat of Smashbox Full Exposure mascara and a set of false lashes to complete the look.


Lips: Lips were primed with Dr Lipp, and then the outline was traced with Body Shop invisible lip liner (lip line fixer) to prevent feathering. The lips were then outlined and filled in with MAC lip pencil in Half-Red. Dior lipstick in two shades (Roulette Rouge and Rouge Diapositive) were applied over the lip pencil, and finished with a touch of Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Skin Protectant over the centre of the top and bottom lip for a hydrating and glossy finish.


Face: The skin was prepped with Embryolisse Lait Crème Fluide, and then primed with Kiko Photo Perfect Smoothing Serum. Once moisturiser & primer had absorbed into the skin, an orange colour corrector (Kryolan Paint Stick in Mandarin) was applied to the forehead, cheekbones and chin, and blended out softly with clean fingers. This counter-acts the yellow undertones in the Kryolan Ultra cream foundation. The cream foundation was applied to the skin using a cosmetic wedge and stippling/ bouncing over the skin to really work the foundation into the skin for a natural finish. Concealer was applied where needed, under the eyes, corner of the nose, and just around the mouth.

Blush was applied in 2 layers: first a cream blush (Revlon Photoready cream blush) was applied to the apples of the cheeks and blended upwards towards the temples; then a powder blush from Sleek MakeUp was applied over the cream blush.

A cream foundation from Kryolan Ultra palette was used as a light contour under the cheekbones and blended into the foundation for a natural sculpted effect. The whole face was then lightly set with face powder from Bobbi Brown, and then spritzed with Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray.


This is one of my favourite looks from the shoot and is one that is very easy to recreate yourself. Give it a go and let me know how it looks on you. Thanks for reading!



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