Festive / Wedding Special Look Book + Make Up Tutorial | Feat MAC Cosmetics

Seasons greetings to one and all! Tis' the festival of lights, joy, happiness and warmth. We hope you've had a wonderful Diwali weekend with your loved ones, making each moment a memorable one. While on one side, we have got festivities on in full swing, we are also ushering in the wedding season, which will be at it's peak in the coming months. The last season (early 2016) was an important one for most friends, as they tied the knot and welcomed a new phase in their lives. Once again, the time to celebrate great Indian weddings is upon us and most of us can do with all the inspiration possible to look elegant (and get some good pictures with our besties, while we are at it). So, I recently created this simple Indian festive / wedding special look using products by MAC Cosmetics (including a few products from their festive range). Read on to get a step-by-step tutorial to achieve this look.

Look: The Festive Emerald - Gold Eye

Step 1 - Face: Start off by hydrating your skin with a moisturiser. With winter setting in, you definitely don't want any dry skin patches. Then, add a few spritz of MAC Prep + Prime Fix+

Step 2 - Foundation: Use a foundation brush and apply MAC Studio Sculpt SPF 15 foundation. I use the shade NC 40. Blend well, to ensure you get a natural finish. Since I also have a slightly oily T-zone, I used the MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation to set a few areas.

Step 3 - Concealer - Use a concealer to cover blemishes, if any. I used the MAC Select Cover Up for the spots, in NC 35.

Step 4 - Eyes: Start off by contouring the eye with Embark (eyeshadow - part of the Light Festival Eye Shadow x 9 palette). Tightly line the eyes with Modern Twist Kajal Liner in Squid. Next, use Embark again; this time to the outer corner of the eye. Smudge it slightly for a soft, smoky look (optional). Use Amber Lights (a soft gold eye shadow, part of the same palette) across the lid. Then, use Humid (a gorgeous emerald eye shadow in the palette) on the lower lash line and smudge it out slightly for a dramatic, smoky green effect (optional). Lastly, curl your lashes and apply a coat of MAC Haute and Naughty mascara. Since I didn't want to opt for a heavily smoky look, I smudged Embark and Humid a little less, and highlighted my eyes more using Amber Lights.

Step 5 - Brows:  Groom your eyebrows well. I used the MAC Eye Brows Pencil (mechanical) in Stylized.

Step 6: Cheeks - Use Powder Blush in Pinch Me to add a subtle, flushed cheeks effect. Apply a bit of MAC mineralize skin finish in Soft & Gentle for a soft yet glamorous highlight.

Step 7: Lips - Hydrate your lips a few minutes before using the lipstick (use a good non-scented / flavoured lip balm). Then, outline your lips using MAC lip pencil in Cranberry, and finish with lipstick Mehr (matte).

Step 8: Finally, a light spritz of MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ is all you need to seal your make up and look festive / wedding ready!

For accessories, I chose a pair of traditional jhumkas (originally from Chennai). Since the outfit had some interesting pearl embroidery on the neck and collar, I did not opt for any necklace. Instead, I opted for a ring bracelet, which added an ethnic touch to the overall look. For those who don't own a pair of jhumkas, a pair of statement earrings would also work. You can also chose some unique finger rings or other accessories for your hand, especially if your outfit is sleeveless.

Photography: Ranveer Lovely Dua

Hair: Ree Shik (for Team Dancebee)

Location Courtesy: J W Marriott, Sahar (Mumbai)

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  1. You look so beautiful. loved the make up.
    i am trying this for my friend's wedding next month.

  2. Jyoti ShelarNovember 02, 2016

    Love that smile Priya. Keep smiling. Khup chaan :)


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Priya Adivarekar - Founder and Creative Director at Diary of a Dancebee. She is also a renowned Voice Actress and award winning artiste, with serious passion for dance. When not working round the clock, she can be seen reading, enjoying a movie-binge or listening to music.
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