Wedding weekend hair, makeup & outfit changes

So, here’s the post I told you guys I’d be blogging about next – last weekend’s wedding madness!

Born and raised as a Sikh girl, you might already know about the kind of weddings we traditionally hold / attend. It can be one very long and exhausting weekend, but equally just as fun and exciting!! Involving plenty of dressing up, preparing, parties and get-togethers.

Leading up to the weekend I hadn’t planned what I was going to do for hair and makeup, I was even considering to call over a hair and makeup artist to do it all for me, then I thought ah what the heck, this is my opportunity to put my creativity to the test…. No matter how tired I may be.

Friday evening went something like this…

step by step eyes, defined eyes, angled

highlighting and contouring, eye makeup, defined eyes, brows

I usually always begin by applying my base first, but this time round I stepped out of my comfort zone and prepped my eyes first. There are some real advantages of doing so and even though I feel it looks odd before the completed look comes together, it’s well worth the wait!

In my step by step above, I decided to use two pieces of tape to guide the way I wanted to create my eyes as I wanted the results to be quite sharp. As well as the crisp outer corner, if you look carefully, you’ll see a subtle sharp edge in the inner corner of my eyes too. However, if you wanted to create some drama, swap the lighter colour used in the inner corner for a brighter one and the look will transform into more of an editorial eye!

I gradually built up a brown to bronze colour for the base of the eye and then added some dark blue for the outer corner and light blue underneath the lash line.

I have to say, highlighting and contouring has to be my favourite part of my makeup routine. Remember how we used to look like before this even started to trend?! I use Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse in the darkest shade for contouring and my YSL Touche Eclat for the highlight = dramatic results!! A little goes a long way, so it is really up to you how much product you want to use.

hair, sari, blue, up-do, makeup

On to the final look! Funnily enough, as I put my hair up into bit of a mess (which looked pretty similar to a birds nest) whilst doing my makeup I decided to add a bit of a twist.

Without a hair brush, I gathered my hair from the crown, turned it in and used a small hair clip to secure this down and with the rest of my hair, combed over and pinned down! Very random and last minute choice but when I finally secured the look, it appeared to have all fallen in place. To my surprise it actually lasted the whole night without hairspray. I do think that when wearing a decorative outfit, it’s best to show it off with your hair up, it really does make all the difference wouldn’t you agree?

Sunday, last day of the wedding…

royal blue, indian, indian outfit, silver jewellry, lashes, red lips, natural hair

Sunday morning

sari, silver jewellry, lashes, pink lips, natural hair, indian wear, indian outfit, indian wedding

Sunday afternoon

That’s right, two outfit changes! I had to be careful with my makeup as it had to match with both of the outfits I wore. The last thing anyone wants to do is start all over again with less than an hour to spare in between!

I chose to create a softer look for my eyes without the use of tape this time. As you can see, pink is the main colour that stood out above my crease which suited me perfectly for both outfits. All I had to do was change the lip colour!

For my hair in the morning, I back combed it into a beehive and let the rest fall naturally as it were. For the evening I poofed it all into a bun! I should have had my hair up in the morning, but it wouldn’t have looked any different to the other day.

So what are your thoughts? Is there anything you would have done differently? Would love to know!

Love Simi xxxxxxx

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  • Reply Camila May 26, 2014 at 1:06 am

    I am loving the sunday morning look and would love to recreate it! it’s perfection!
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    Thank you Camila, I am now following you! Love your blog 🙂 x

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