Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Sushmita Sen Bridal Makeup Breakdown

Even though I already had my dream wedding, I am still mesmerized by bridal wear and love seeing the latest bridal collections from the top Indian designers. (Ok, so please tell me I'm not the only one who does stuff like this!?) 

So as I was browsing through designer Vikram Phadnis's bridal collection from earlier this year, I couldn't help but notice how gorgeous actress Sushmita Sen was looking as she strutted down the runway:

Even her makeup was impeccable....very appropriate for a bridal look and very age appropriate:

Here's how you can get this look at home:


  1. Moisturize skin and and apply a primer without SPF.
  2. Apply a medium-coverage foundation that matches your neck and jawline. 
  3. Apply concealer to trouble spots. 
  4. Apply a bronzer that is just a couple shades darker than your skin tone. You don't want to go too dark. This step should just add a bit of depth and contour to the face, not make you look like you were recently on a beach vacation.
  1. Apply neutral eye colors to the eye. A light peach color on the lid, a medium brown in the crease, and a dark brown in the outer v. 
  2. Highlight the brow bone with a non-shimmery, vanilla-y highlight color.
  3. Line the upper eye lid and the water line with a black liner.
  4. Smudge black shadow or black pencil liner along the lower lash line.
  5. Apply mascara to both upper and lower lashes.
  6. Apply natural length false lashes to give volume and depth to your lash line. 
  7. Fill in brows with a brown shadow that matches your hair color.
  1. Line lips with a neutral or my lips but better lip pencil.
  2. Fill in lips with a bronzy-light maroon color lipstick. 
  3. Add a touch of sheer gloss to the center of the lips.

Don't forget the trendy sindoor (red powder in the part of the hair) and large red bindi signifying that a woman is married. These are two very traditional elements that have become on-trend in recent years. My opinion? When you are as gorgeous as Sushmita, even a grandmother-style, large bindi on the forehead can't distract from your features.


  1. She still looks so stunning!:D

    ***** Marie *****

  2. She is so beautiful! Love the breakdown of the look. Although I am now married I still enjoy looking at pictures and outfits and makeup as well.

  3. O she always looks gorgeous!!! Love her's fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

  4. So beautiful! I wish that I could pull off this type of look. I wonder if I could incorporate part of it into a traditional white wedding??

  5. @Marie I know!! Sigh....

    @Neena Glad to know I'm not the only one!! =)

    @Rakhshanda No prob! Isn't gold just so glamorous?!!

    @Sara I agree....she's a beauty!

    @anamika thanks!! =)

    @K You can always incorporate hints of it, such as choosing a goldish ivory dress with lots of beadwork and wearing lots of jewelry!

  6. Kajal Couture and Neena - I too must confess that the bridal obsession lives on long after my own wedding!

    Also, I love your new header! It's an eye catcher.

  7. she looks beautiful:)



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