Hi I am Meenakshi Dutt and today I am going
to show you an Indian engagement look. Our bride is definitely wearing a one piece
dress which is actually a very traditional outfit compared to Indian outfit.
The colours and the whole theme is very Indianized. Her whole look is going to be actually a slightly
modern but with the touch of Indian traditional look which we can’t go away from.
Because definitely it’s a function it’s an engagement where we have to keep in mind the
tradition and the culture. So we are going to start with her with a little
concealer. Now I am blending the foundation into the
skin. Any foundation you use for the bride make
sure that it should have good concealing power. It should conceal the blemishes, make the
skin even and also give a natural and a soft look.
The more blending we do of the foundation the more even the face looks…
…and the more it lasts. Now we will set it with loose powder. The
loose powder consistency should also be fine. It should not leave too much colour on the
face… …but should set the foundation and give
an even tone. We can work towards contouring a little…
…if required. Some faces are sharp… …features are sharp enough.
But a little bit contouring helps in all kind of faces so that whatever little features
that don’t stand out with the simple foundation get defined again.
Now we will start working with the eye makeup. We are going to use a goldish cream eye shadow
on half the eyelid. We are using a slightly shimmery highlighter.
And we are going to fill in the eyebrows now. A little hint of red which definitely we are
going to reduce because I don’t want the “shagan” look to look like a bridal look.
Now we are going to enhance more of gold… …the creamish gold.
We are going to blend it with a little more smokey brown to reduce the redness.
Very fine soft glitter… …under the eyes again smokey brown.
Add in the kohl. Kohl always accentuates the eyes very beautifully.
And in all the traditional Indian functions it adds in to all the Indian features.
Soft, very soft peachish blush. Its light because you want the bride on the
engagement to just look very “glowey” very pretty.
Soft simple liner in outward stroke. It is just enough…
…not very thick because it’s an engagement function.
A soft coat of mascara. Soft lip liner in a nude colour.
I am lining the lips with it. Just filling in the lips with liquid lipstick.
A little peach with the nude always enhances the complexion and gives a very doll kind
of look which is just perfect for the “shagans”. We will just finish the look with high defenition
gloss. Just little in the centre.
Now this is like what I have done on her like a very soft look.
On engagement or “shagan” what we have to keep in mind that the base or the makeup,
or whatever we do should hot be very jarring to the eyes…
…because what happens is everybody comes close to your face.
They talk to you like this… you know. The stage is
definitely smaller… it’s a little more personal
function. So you know you are actually in close quarters