As a South Asian bride, you are exposed to extreme emotions (crying, laughing, screaming, stressing…etc.) so a foundation that stays in place without moving is a must. My go-to for my brides is MAC Pro Longwear foundation, the most reliable for all skin types with a flawless airbrush finish. MAC’s description of the foundation is pretty on point. A comfortable, long-wearing foundation that gives medium coverage with a natural finish and up to 15 hours of wear in any environmental condition. Lightweight and creamy, it applies and blends easily leaving the skin feeling soft and free to breathe all day while controlling oil. Specially treated micronized pigments help give a smoother, more flawless, natural matte finish with stay-true color. I myself have worn it for 13 hours, and even after 13 hours my skin still looked fresh.
Indian weddings can be long, so a long-lasting lipstick is a must. Whether you go with traditional attire or something innovative, bold RED lips is a must have at your big fat Indian wedding festivities. I’ve tried many reds, but I would have to say MAC’s Ruby Woo Retro Matte long-wearing Lipstick, a formula which has a strong penetrating color payoff and a fully matte finish, takes the win. Ruby Woo trumps all skin types, not just South Asian skin tones, because it has a blue base in the red. It flatters both warm and cool skin tones.
Let’s face it, you are going to cry at some point! For that moment, waterproof eyeliner is a must on a South Asian bride’s wedding day. Emotions will be running high, whether it’s during the ceremony, the speeches or during the father-daughter dance. After trying so many different types of eyeliners, Inglot AMC gel eyeliner is my top choice. The formula is waterproof, smudge proof, and intensely pigmented which stays on all day no matter how much she cries.