We’ve been friends since we were 16, We’ve been through together with each other in all of our good and not so good times and with her it’s more like we’re sisters!
Words truly can’t express how excited I was about her big day! Rebecca was finally getting married!!!!! How can I ever forget how she surprised me by sending home a lovey bridesmaid invite decked with ribbons and confetti in her lovely dusty lilac theme..
Here’s a glimpse of the fun bridal shower we celebrated together..
As elegant as it sounds, lilac and mauve got me excited to think of a fun makeup look that would compliment our pretty bridesmaid dresses that she picked out for us. I was imagining something doll like, with a pop of glitter and glam!
The first thing that I made up my mind with was that I wanted to use Urban Decay’s midnight cowboy glitter eyeliner to create this bridesmaid eye look that I was dreaming of. Although I couldn’t find the midnight cowboy here in India, I managed to find its perfect dupe from NYX liquid crystal liner in Champagne
When we think of weddings, blushing bridesmaids with pink cheeks and a hint of champagne gold to bring out the spirit of celebration and joy, were a few vivid thoughts that crossed my imagination. With all this in mind, I decided to create my very own dusty lilac bridesmaid makeup!
For this look, I reached out to the morphe 35U palette with vibrant hues of pinks and purples. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette has become a staple that I reach out to for its gorgeous transition shades. Boun Fresco is a beautiful matte lilac transition shade from ABH.
To start off with, I set the base of the eyelids with MAC Soft Ochre paint pot to prime and even out the lids. Then, I went ahead and set the cream concealer with the Golden Ochre matte eyeshadow from the modern renaissance palette. This forms a perfect base to intensity any eyeshadow or pigment that goes over it.
For the crease, I mixed ABH’s Love letter, Red Ochre, and the pink/purple shade from the morphe palette.
Well, To get a lovely crease, It’s all about blending! You got to blend and blend and blend and blend until all the shades become one with each other and creates a beautiful texture on the eyelids without any harsh edges.
Then I went ahead and created a well defined cut crease with a champagne golden eyeshadow in buzz from Urban Decay in a flat brush and packed it up with the NYX liquid eyeliner like a pigment over it. This instantly added a pop of glam and glitter to the look.
For the lower eyelids, I added some Inglot gel eyeliner to define my eyes. I wanted to bring in some hues of purple to reflect the lilac from the dress. For this, I used the vibrant purple shadow from the Morphe palette and gently smudged it on the lower eyelids below the gel eyeliner.
To finish the eye look, I drew a cute winged eyeliner. The entire look comes together only when you add some lush whispies with a generous coat of the too faced better than sex mascara.
For the cheeks, I used the Nars Orgasm blush and mixed it with the matte blush from the Jaclyn hill face palette. For the highlight, Guess how far I went? I blended the Mary Lou manizer with some champagne pop and some more of presecco pop! Yeah, There’s no such thing as too much highlight and I am always game to slay a dab of extra highlight..
The Nars all day luminous weightless foundation is my all time favourite foundation for the flawless airbrushed look and that’s what I reach out to for any big day like this. I used to be in the shade Tahoe, but these days I find Syracuse to be a better match for my skin. I used a warn brown bronzer from Nyx as a very mild contour on the cheekbone.
Never forget the brows! To know how I do my brows for any makeup look, you can check out my detailed post on how to perfect your eyebrows.
For the lips, I was contemplating between a bright pink or a dusty mauve based pink. A few lipsticks that would compliment this eye look are:
- Viper from colourpop ( Mauvy pink)
- Stingraye from colourpop (Pink with a hint of purple and brown)
- Le Bois de rose from Lancôme (Rose pink)
- R 19 from sephora (Dusty pink)
The one I ended up using was the one from ColorBar in the shade Shower 005
I like to add some highlight on the high points of my brow bone, tip of my nose and the inner corners of the eye to add that pop that will lit up your entire face. I set my face with a generous amount of MAC fix plus.. and…Voila! Here’s how the dusty lilac bridesmaid makeup looks like….
This was before I put the falsies on…
Here’s a special picture with the most stunning bride herself 🙂
Do let me know in the comments below, what you think about this dusty lilac bridesmaid look 🙂
Cheers to our friendship and this is me wishing you sweetheart, lots of love, joy, happiness and many more years of togetherness ❤