BRIDAL LOOK 1: ASIAN BRIDAL MAKEUP

Asian Bridal Makeup

Asian Bridal Makeup

Asian Bridal Makeup

Introducing look 1 of my 3 part series on Bridal makeup……..

A few months ago, I suddenly had an idea of celebrating bridal makeup across different cultures. I love how different cultures vary in their interpretation of bridal beauty – every interpretation is wonderful and confirms that the definition of beauty must encompass diversity otherwise it is a meaningless word. Now, before I get attacked for cultural appropriation I just want to say that I have a deep respect for Asian culture and I do not intend for this blog post to offend anyone. I merely seek to provide inspiration for my readers and to further develop my makeup skills. Imitation is the best form of flattery, so I hope that my attempt of creating an Asian bridal makeup look shows just how much I admire the artistry that it involves. I’m never offended when someone of a different race dresses up in traditional Nigerian clothes – if anything it makes me feel proud that the person liked my culture so much that they wanted to be a part of it somehow. Phew! So glad to get the heavy stuff out of the way, now let’s move on.

I must confess that I absolutely loooved this photoshoot!! I was so honoured to be loaned a beautiful Lehenga Saree and jewellery by my lovely friend Minal; she actually wore this outfit on her wedding day which made the loan even more special. The colours and embroidery of the Lehenga is just stunning! I felt so sad when I had to take it off; regular clothes seemed so boring in comparison. I have to give my friend a shout out right now: THANK YOU SO MUCH MINAL for your amazing generosity which meant so much to me; I was really touched!

I noticed that in Asian Bridal makeup, more is more! So I did not hold back with my makeup application; in fact I thoroughly enjoyed the freedom to use colour without restraint. I created a gold smokey eye and used the most dramatic pair of false eyelashes that I currently own: Eylure Luxe Mink Effect Lashes in ‘Gilded’ (see below for all the shopping links). I contoured my face using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Cream Kit in ‘Deep’.  Then I finished off the look with Mon Cheri, a cherry coloured liquid lipstick by the Beauty Bakery, which I have previously reviewed here. The overall look is rich, bold and ahhmazing! When a bride is draped in red from head to toe she can never be upstaged at her wedding; in fact, she literally steals the show. Stay tuned from my bridal look 2…..can you guess what’s coming next??

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Asian Bridal Makeup

Asian Bridal Makeup

Here’s a list of the products I used to create my Asian Bridal Makeup Look:

EYEBROWS

MAC Eyeshadow, Embark 

L.A. Girl Cosmetics PRO Conceal HD Concealer, Toast 8 g

EYES

KIKO Neutral Eye Base Primer

MAC Mineralize Skin Finish, Dark Deep

MAC Powder Blush, Raizin & Black Up Blush, 06 (transition colour)

 KIKO Eyeshadow, 256 (main eyelid and under eyebrow)

Inglot Eyeshadow, 298 & KIKO Eyeshadow, 295  (outer eyelids) * this KIKO eyeshadow is sold out so use any matte black eyeshadow

Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gel, 77

L’oreal Telescopic Extra-Black Mascara

Eylure Luxe Mink Effect Lashes, Gilded  *unfortunately this lash only available in the USA at the moment

Revlon Precision Lash Adhesive Dark 5ml

FACE

Becca Ever Matte Poreless Priming Perfector 40ml

L.A. Girl Pro Conceal Hd High Definiton Concealer 0.28 Oz #990 Orange (colour corrector)

MAC Studio Fix Fluid, NW 55

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Cream Kit, Dark/Deep

Ben Nye Translucent Powder, Topaz (to set areas highlighted with concealer)

MAC Mineralize Skin Finish, Dark Deep

Inglot Eyeshadow, 298 (face contour)

KIKO Infinity Eyeshadow, 235 (nose contour)

Inglot HD Highlighter Trio 104, Gold & Bronze (face highlighter)

NYX Makeup Setting Spray – Matte Finish

LIPS

Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector, Rosewood Shimmer (06)

KIKO Smart Pencil, 706 (entire lips) *unfortunately this product is discontinued

Beauty Bakerie Lip Whip, Mon Cheri (click here)

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Asian Bridal Makeup

Asian Bridal Makeup

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