Bridal Makeup Breakdown: Makeup Artist Reveal!

by Mehak Shahani on April 2, 2014

in Bridal Makeup

Im ALWAYS curious to know about the products the pro’s like to use. So we asked some of our favourite Makeup Artists on our Wedding Website Wed Me Good to do a makeup breakdown for a bride. (Those searching for a bridal makeup artist in India dont forget to view our favourite in our showcase here –  Bridal Makeup Artists in India (Wed Me Good Recommended)).

One of those talented makeup artists is Avantika Kapur, someone relatively new on the scene, but once we discovered her work we knew we had to put her on our WMG recommended list because its exactly what we look for !. We asked her what made this gorgeous bride Nida glow like a lightbulb (apart from the fact that she is utterly gorgeous !) and she helped us explain!!



Avantika says  ” On meeting a bride for the first time all I can think of is how can I give this girl a great skin and enhance her own unique features. Makeup that not only looks beautiful in person but also photographs in the right way.. And that is exactly how I worked on Nida.”

Primer: Since Nida’s skin was dry, I first moisturised her skin with Bobbi Brown’s Vitamin Enriched Face Base and then used MAC’s Prep n Prime Primer.

Concealer: To conceal blemishes and dark circles, I used my favourite concealer MAC’s Studio finish concealer.

Foundation: For her foundation I used Chanel Vita Lumiere to give her a beautiful sheer effect.

Loose Powder: I used my favourite loose powder in the world, Shu uemura face powder sheer! It has such beautiful colorless effect, you know it when you use it!

Contouring: For giving a Nida a chiseled look (which also photographs very well), I used Deep Dark powder from Mac to contour her cheeks, nose and neck.

Highlighter: Girl meets Pearl from Benefit

Eye Primer: Urban decay’s eyeshadow primer potion, which makes eyeshadows last longer and crease less.

Eyes: I used eye shadows Expensive pink (P&B Favourite!) and Mulch from MAC (and a tiny bit of Sparkles from Inglot) and highlighted the brows and inner corners with Nylon, again from MAC.

Eyeliner: Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner by Maybelline. It is the best in the market at this point of time, better that most of its expensive counterparts.

Mascara: Loreal False Lash Architect (Waterproof)

Kohl: Loreal’s Lajal Magique (Waterproof)

Lipstick: A mix of Girl About Town and Vegas volt from MAC

BLush: Mix of Style & Peachykeen from MAC

WOW. I think Avantika did a SUPER fab job on Nida and I am running to go get Style and Peachykeen like right now! Stay tuned to the Wed Me Good Blog when we cover this brides wedding ceremony. Yay.! (FYI- Vegas Volt is like so gorgeous on lighter skin tones. I made my best friend Piggy buy it and she calls me every week for a customary thank you. No kidding. )

Girls. PLEASE comment below to tell me if you would like makeup breakdown posts like these on P&B. I put this here since a lot of non brides would also be helped by the products that are being used.  However if those dont interest you, then i shall limit these to th Wed Me Good blog.

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{ 40 comments… read them below or add one }

Ishita Ray April 2, 2014 at 10:56 pm

this is the exact post I was looking for.. I became a fan of avantika seeing d makeup on this girl


Faiza April 2, 2014 at 10:59 pm

Her skin is looking so grogeous!!! totaly in love with makeup….


Arzoo April 2, 2014 at 11:00 pm

Wow that’s a great breakdown, I must get that foundation soon as her skin looks flawless and is same as mine.


Lisha@HeartBowsMakeup April 2, 2014 at 11:09 pm

ooooh this is a great feature! She looks absolutely flawless!


Supria April 2, 2014 at 11:58 pm

Love these sort of makeup breakdown posts. I am always curious to see what the pros use. I have to get MAC Expensive pink in my life!

The bride looks so cute-sy :)


Mayuri April 3, 2014 at 12:19 am

amazing breakdown.. loved the detailed post.. thanks for sharing <3


Xuvious April 3, 2014 at 12:29 am

It’s so flawless and perfect! :)


Embellished April 3, 2014 at 1:27 am

Love the lipstick!


inaya April 3, 2014 at 4:36 am

more of these posts please!


laks April 3, 2014 at 9:49 am

Such a cute pretty bride. Loved her flawless look <3


noopur April 3, 2014 at 10:00 am

Absolute love for dese posts… Great work avantika n mehak for letting us normal mortals have an insight on a pro’s makeup bag… Keep up


M April 3, 2014 at 10:11 am

Of COURSE we like seeing makeup breakdowns! Not just on brides but on celebs or of anyone who has done their makeup well!


mily April 3, 2014 at 10:40 am

Loved it Mehak..yes more of these please…….I want to now save and buy everything from that list except loreal Kajal magi”que”..hated it ..does nothing for me! Can i know from where can i buy Shu Uemura Sheer powder?


Avantika Kapur April 3, 2014 at 6:12 pm

Hi Mily… I pick up shu uemura products whenever I travel abroad since it’s not yet launched in India. But I think you might be able to order it online :) they have great mascaras too!


mily April 4, 2014 at 6:20 pm

Thank you Avantika…So amazing of you to reply yourself to my query…..I am over the moon :D will order them online then :)


lovee August 6, 2014 at 2:06 am

Hi Avantika,
Can you please provide me your email . I am getting married in Dec . would love to get make up done from you. I have sensitivity issues makeup with chemicals so will be great if I can talk to you or email you.


malvika April 3, 2014 at 11:04 am

Woww…. I just loved her makeup n i want more posts like this :)


Deshna April 3, 2014 at 11:11 am

Would like to see more of such makeup breakdowns.


pari April 3, 2014 at 11:29 am

Bride looks absolutely gorgeous and beautiful.i just loved your post..Would like to see such posts more on the blog..I am looking for a foundation from a long time…such posts will definitely help me and others to select best products Love..<3..amazing post..


Shailja@BeABrideEveryday April 3, 2014 at 11:53 am

Loved the pink bridal tone !


Harine April 3, 2014 at 11:56 am

Wow.. so nice of her to have shared the makeup breakdown.. The bride looks very pretty.. Different set of products she has used… Very informative.


Pallavi April 3, 2014 at 12:25 pm

This post is very helpful :), The bride looks super glam :)


Shikha April 3, 2014 at 12:40 pm

I would definitely like to see such post.. PnB is about makeup and style what if its bridal… :)
she looks so beautiful


Clothes and Creativity April 3, 2014 at 2:14 pm

Lovely make-up!


Nivedita April 3, 2014 at 2:15 pm

M, no matter where you post, I am going to read it. I loved this post and wish you keep them coming. We so experiment with products, but being non professional, sometimes, our dos can be risky. So, for special occasions, it’s better to know what the professionals rely on.


Aayushi April 3, 2014 at 2:56 pm

I like the way she has used her eyeshadows…. Nida definately made a pretty blushing bride….


Swethachandravarkar April 3, 2014 at 3:02 pm

Mehak want more of these,just awesome:)


Manasi April 3, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Aww…The bride looks so pretty :)


Shreya April 3, 2014 at 3:38 pm

Wow this post is so helpful to chose right kind of products ! Please Mehak we would love to read more of these posts on P&B !


D's Mom April 3, 2014 at 4:37 pm

Pretty bride and such a lovely glowing skin :)


Krupa April 3, 2014 at 5:53 pm

Let these be here!!! Who said only brides have to look pretty?? Even bridesmaids who are doing their own makeup wanna look pretty..


Priyanka Jain April 3, 2014 at 7:07 pm

Yes mehak, would love such posts :) <3


shruti April 3, 2014 at 9:44 pm

hey mehak…please keep such posts coming!!! eagerly wait fr each post on pnb n wed me good!!!! commendable job…keep up the gud work!!!


Swati April 4, 2014 at 1:39 am

Would love such posts! Keep them coming! :)


Sidra Zafar April 4, 2014 at 2:51 am

Pls do these kind of post more often…. It will be very


coralcrue April 5, 2014 at 1:17 am

The Shu Umera powder sounds fab. thanks for the makeup break down, was nice to know :)


shagun April 7, 2014 at 11:27 am

this lady is so pretty with clean skin



Ramya April 7, 2014 at 3:13 pm

Keep going mehak,don’t stop or limit this and i love the makeup breakdown there.looks pretty


Tanvi May 6, 2014 at 2:22 am

Hi. I was wondering why almost no lists and tutorials include anything on techniques of Brow makeup. And the products option for Eyebrows. Could you guide me through a few please?


Avantika Kapur July 16, 2014 at 6:37 pm

Hi Tanvi, the brow kit by benefit in dark brown is great. Also never do brows with black since it makes the look very bold and stark. Hope this helps!


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