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Makeup For A Maroon & Silver Saree

This is a reader query. She will be attending an Indian wedding & would be wearing a gorgeous maroon saree with silver embellishments.

She sent me a photo of the saree:

If I'm wearing a saree like that, I am guessing my makeup will be pretty much the same as Vanessa Hudgens' here....

Since the saree is so bling & I'm assuming you'd be wearing some bling jewelry too, I'd want to keep my eyes matte, maybe just a little shimmery color on the center of my lids & inner corners. A simple smokey eye look will suit it well:
  • A matte brown like MAC Espresso + something with a hint of plum-like MAC Sketch- on lids
  • A matte black like MAC Carbon or Bourjois Intense Eyeshadow #10 on the outer V, and blend it with MAC Sketch.
  • A pearly vanilla highlight color on your brow bone & inner tear duct areas.
  • Black pencil liner, like Lakme Kohl Ultimate, smudged on top and bottom lash line
  • Black  mascara. Maybe add some natural-looking false lashes too.
  • I wear a lippie that suits the saree exactly, or almost. Maybe MAC Rebel lipstick.
  • If you're not comfortable with a bold lipstick, then a nude lipstick would look great too, like Jlo below....

Although I think the lip liner is off & the blush is a little much. The eyes are perfect! 

Hope those tips will come in handy! :)

♥ Cynthia Z *.*


  1. The saree is beautiful. Love the colors.

  2. Good advice! Venessa Hudgens makeup looks gorgeous!!

  3. How do you apply foundation,concealer, powder, blush all together and still look natural? Somehow when I apply foundation and concealer, I look like I have been painted on with nude nail polish. But just powder alone does not suffice to hide dark circles, spots and discoloration. I cannot afford to waste trials on expensive brands. I tried MAC once. Didn't work.What do I do? What mistake am I doing?

    1. LOL...nude nail polish XD

      Maybe they're not the right shades for your skin tone, or applying too much? A good blending brush does help even out everything & make sure your skin is well moisturized before applying makeup


    2. Ok. Thank you. Will try lesser and moisturize. Blending brush will be my next buy:)

  4. beautiful...n nice suggestion cynthia

  5. thank you a million cynthia..they are awesome and very helpful indeed :) i will definitely let you know how it turns out after the wedding :)
    thanks a million again <3 and you are really a great help~

    1. Happy to help ... Ok do lemme know how it turns out :)



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