YouTube Tutorial Deets: Easy Indian Wedding Guest Makeup!

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Desi weddings! Bright, bold colourful! Festive and fun! I was very excited for this video because A: I got to feel like a Desi (Indian) girl and B: I was collabing with my good friend and fellow South African YouTuber, Sanesh from Sanesh makeup.She also did a stunning Indian Wedding guest makeup tutorial.


You can view Sanesh’s video here


I realised I had never done a look on my YouTube channel and i was super pumped to do one! My look was simple and showed a great way to add a pop of colour to your makeup without fear . . . You can watch the video here .

I used a gorgeous fiery orange called Slow Burn from the Urban Decay Electric palette. I applied it over a gold base, MAC Paint Pot in Indianwood. Wearing bright colours to match Indian outfits in those brilliant colours is easy because you have metals to soften the colours or mute them with the brilliance of the metallic, silver, gold and pewters.


I applied Slow Burn to the outer third of my lid. You can make this look your own and swop the bold colour with any colour of your choice, a hot pink, neon green, ya’ll know them Bollywood colours! Then I added MAC Woodwinked, which is a gold shadow and I patted it on the lid until it met Slow Burn where I lightly blended it together. All the action was on the lid and there was no crease work. This eye look is super simple and I hope you angels are fearless and go for bold!

I used MAC Texture to add warmth to my crease, MAC Nylon to highlight my brow bone and inner corners and MAC Carbon to smoke out my lash line.

I opted for a pen liner to do my wing and the struggle to keep in frame was real. I used the Urban Decay Ink for Eyes (Perversion)

Because the pen liner is not matte, I used the black eye shadow to set the liner and really pull out the wing to a sharp point!



I used the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on eye pencil in Perversion to tight line and line my lower waterline. I used the shade Voodoo, a purple Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Pencil, to add some dimension and interest to the lower lash line. Eventually, I did go over it all with a black eye shadow, making sure not to end the line at the inner tear duct and close off my eyes.

I used a pair of Morphe lashes I received in my epic makeup up swap earlier this year. Those lashes were playing me so hard and I was ready to rip them apart, I almost did. Honestly, I think I need to go for anger management classes because sometimes creating winged liner and applying falsies can be Hell! I know, first world problems . . but . . . it’s a true story, really . . . really . . .

Eventually, I got them on and before I knew it I was highlighting with my new obsession, the Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer. Dang, why does it have to be so good . . . because it’s sooooooo ssssssssspensive!

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I gave you three lip options. MAIN PIC: Apeachy coral (MAC Tropic Tonic),  TOP: and a bright fuchsia (MAC Girl About Town) and BOTTOM: a light-blue-based pink (Inglot 417) Let me know what your favourite lippie is with this look.

Do you think you will have the courage to rock a bold eye shadow look? There is nothing wrong with neutrals, but adding a pop of colour can really light your spirits, and God knows, everyone needs a little bit of that!

Until next time

Stay blessed and beautiful,

Embrace your inner desi and wear those brights like no ones watching!




MAC Lingering Brow Pencil

Essence Brow gel


MAC Paint pot Soft Ochre and Indian Wood

MAC eyeshadows: Nylon, Texture, Carbon and Woodwinked

Urban Decay Ink for Eyes (Perversion)

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on eye pencil (Perversion, Voodoo)

Urban Decay Electric palette

Bourjois Push Up Volume Glamour mascara

Morphe Lashes #43


Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In –Place Foundation (Henna)

Becca Resurfacing Primer Perfector

Kat Von D Shade and Light palette

MAC Mineralize Skin finish (Give Me Sun)

MAC Warm Soul Blush

MAC Oh Darling! Extra Dimension Skin Finish

Lip Option 1

MAC Edge to Edge Lip liner

Inglot 417

 Lip Option 2

MAC Lasting Sensation Lip liner

MAC Tropic Tonic

Lip Option 3

MAC More to Love lip Liner

MAC Girl About Town

Music by Dirshen Pillay

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