Bridal Trial - Traditional with a Modern Twist

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with pics from another bridal trial.  I hope these posts are helpful to you out there.  Whether you're a future bride, an aspiring makeup artist, or you just enjoy a good before and after.  My bride actually wanted two looks...a more neutral ceremony look and something more fun for the evening.

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This bride was super easy going.  She had a bad experience with makeup for engagement pictures and knew that she what she definitely didn't want - thick, cakey foundation and dark lips.  According to many of my younger Indian brides, it's difficult to find an artist in their community who can help create a traditional Indian Bridal makeup look but with a modern twist.

When dealing with the skin, the key is to only correct what's necessary.  The bride had great skin so she honestly didn't need too much foundation.  I used corrector to neutralize her dark undereye circles and it made a huge difference.  After that, a sheer layer of foundation evened everything out.


I placed the emphasis on her eyes and gave her a medium toned lip as a compromise. For the first look we decided to do a twist on the traditional coppery red look and instead went with pinks, plums and burgundies.  I used my much loved MAC Spiced Chocolate Quad for this look.


For the evening, we went with a fun gold and teal eye to match her reception outfits - yes that is plural lol.  We used Stars Makeup Haven Cougar on the inner 1/3, and MAC Aquadisiac and Talent Pool to add color to the lid, and I used MAC Typographic to smoke it out - instead of black, it's a soot color which adds more subtle smokiness.

I wanted to emphasize the eyes but make it comfortable for the a result, I didn't go to heavy on the color, worked on blending out the lines, and only took liner on the bottom half-way in.

I also took some great shots of her at the wedding.  Can't wait to show you soon!  Till next time, Ciao Bellas!

Atlanta Makeup Artist