My Reception Make-up Breakdown

So, I spent hours and hours (read days) obsessing over my wedding and reception make-up. Here's the look I did for the reception. I absolutely loved it as it was not over the top, didn't use the usual golds and burgundies, and was make-up I felt was subtly dramatic.

Make-up Used:

  • Le Blanc de Chanel used as primer
  • Chanel Teint Innocence in Wheat
  • Chanel Correcteur Perfection concealor in Beige Santal
  • Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat in #3 to highlight subtly
  • MAC Satin Taupe eyeshadow
  • MAC Brun eyeshadow
  • Black Radiance Continuous Creme liner in Classic Black
  • CoverGirl Lashblash Waterproof Mascara
  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance
  • Anastasia brow pencil in Brunette
  • Ardell #117 false lashes
  • Duo Lash Glue
  • Physician's Formula Bronze Booster in Medium to Dark
  • Chanel Mocha blush
  • Chanel Orientale lipstick
  • Clinique Quickliner in Root Beer
  • Lancome lip gloss in Sunray

Tools Used:
  • Sonia Kashuk Blending Sponge
  • MAC 109 brush for bronzer and blush
  • MAC 214 brush
  • MAC 217 brush
  • MAC 239 brush
  • Bobbi Brown eyeliner brush

Step 1:
Prime your face with the Le Blanc de Chanel face primer. Then, apply Chanel Teint Innocence with a damp Sonia Kashuk Blending Sponge.

Step 2:
Dot Chanel Correcteur Perfection concealor where you need it, e.g. undereyes, and blend with the Sonia Kashuk Blending Sponge.

Step 3:
Prime lids with Too Faced Shadow Insurance.

Step 4:
Apply MAC Satin Taupe over the lid with the MAC 239 brush and bring it slightly above the crease.

Step 5:
Define your crease with MAC Brun using the MAC 217 brush. Bring the shadow above the crease so that it's a bit more dramatic. With the MAC 214 brush, apply Brun close to the top and bottom lash lines to define the eyes.

Step 6:
Line your eyes with the Black Radiance creme liner with the Bobbi Brown eyeliner brush. Start at the very inner corner and only when you are halfway across should you start making the liner thicker. Extend the eyeliner so that you get a slight wing. Liner your lower waterline.

Step 7:
Apply the Ardell false lashes with Duo lash glue.

Step 8:
Enhance your brows with the Anastasia brow pencil. Your eyes are almost complete.

Step 9:
Apply Physician's Formula Bronze Booster slightly under your cheekbones with the MAC 109 brush so that you define them.

Step 10:
Apply Chanel Mocha blush with the MAC 109 brush on the apple of the cheek and blend into the bronzer. There is no need to take the blush all the way to the temple. Just focus it primarily on the apple of the cheek so that you get a pop of colour.

Step 11:
Apply YSL Touche Eclat on your brow bone, across the top of your brows, on the bridge of your nose, on your cupid's bow, and right above the apple of the cheek. Blend the Touche Eclat so that your face is subtly highlighted.

Step 12:
Line lips with Clinique Root Beer lip liner. Fill in lips with Chanel Orientale lipstick and finish with a dab of Lancome Sunray lipgloss.

Step 13:
Your lashes will have properly adhered to yoru lids by now, so now is the time to blend them in by applying the CoverGirl Lash Blast waterproof mascara (carefully) to your top and bottom lashes.


Ranjani said...

You look gorgeous, and yep you're right it's a refreshing change from the usual reds and golds-love it!!

12:39 PM
Husha said...

Do you know how gawjuss you look?? mashallah mashallah

and I love your 1st jora. Outfit & jewellery is so BANG! beautiful,

that it's good that the makeup is toned down

11:13 PM
priya said...

gorgeous!!loving it!!

10:32 AM
Anonymous said...

Beautiful look! Thank you for such a detailed breakdown, and sharing part of your special day with us :)

11:46 AM
Anonymous said...

Love your makeup look absolutely wonderful :)

4:07 PM
Anonymous said...

Congrats Anu Akka looking sooo gorgeous. Now would you tell me how you did your hair as well.I love your hair too soooo simple but sooo elegant

4:19 PM
Anonymous said...

You are an absolute stunner! you pretty much look like a Bollywood actress... sigh. what i would do to look like you :(

5:51 AM
Anonymous said...

aawww Annu you got such a "roop" as a bride. Lovely lady may you always look so beautiful Amin :)
Best wishes,

9:45 AM
Jan said...

Why do i feel like i have seen you somewhere ?! I am from chennai too..From near adyar/besant nagar. You look soooo familiar !!

11:23 AM
SmartyArtChiq said...

congrats! and you looked lovely! go head!

6:18 PM
Kate Gene said...

You look stunning; like a princess! Congratulations on your wedding.


Kate Gene

2:56 AM
Anonymous said...

Stunning!!! congrats

12:10 AM
ricquetta said...

Oh missy, your absolutely stunning!

11:08 AM
Anonymous said...

Wow! You look beautiful :)

4:08 PM
Anu said...

You look very simple and lovely.Really liked your make up.

11:53 AM

Anonymous said...

you look amazing!! congrats on your wedding! may you have a lifetime of happiness :)

1:11 PM
Anonymous said...

Wow nice make up..From where you got this make up done? can you give me the details

6:00 AM
Kristina - MA Photo Booth Rentals said...

Great make-up! You look gorgeous!

8:59 PM
Anonymous said...

aww.. you look very pretty =)

3:44 PM
Yasmin said...

Fantastic Tips!

5:53 AM

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