MAC Cosmetics Reveals Brides of India Looks
Inspired by India’s vibrant culture and wedding traditions, MAC Cosmetics present three new elegantly trendy looks that honour the nation’s diversity.
Relive the bridal heritage of three distinct regions in India – the North, South, and East – as MAC presents its new make-up looks for brides who to marry the lastest trends with sacred traditions.
MAC Brides of India Collection reveals a series of wedding looks designed to take each region’s popular bridal make-up preferences to the next level of gracefully beautiful, elegantly stylish, and ultra-sophisticated beauty.
According to M·A·C India’s Global Senior Artist, Sonic Sarwate who created the three looks, the inspiration comes from the golden thread that binds brides across India together – their gold wedding jewellery. “While each region has its unique aesthetic, auspicious gold jewellery underpins every Indian bride’s wedding day look. Like pure gold, the three trendsetting, culturally appropriate ceremonial looks that I’ve created will also remain classically timeless,” says Sonic.
Sonic chose M.A.C ’s Art Library Eye Palette Flame-Boyant eyeshadow as the centrepiece for each bridal look. Inspired by traditional lip colours, he curated the perfect hue to enhance each region’s jewellery choices. “A long-lasting lipstick is a crucial make-up element on the wedding day. North Indian brides require a strong bold maroon red lip, so I chose Matte Lipstick Diva. As do Bengali brides, so rich matte Retro Matte Lipstick Ruby Woo pulled the look together like a charm. For the minimal South India look, Satin Lipstick Twig is subdued yet stunning perfection,” he says.
The North Indian Look
A dramatic bold look defined by modern shimmery eye make-up, in deep coppery red with warm undertones of pearlescent gold. Extreme Dimension Mascara 3D Black Lash created the thick, defined lashes, and the eyes were lined with Technakohl Liner Graphblack. The gorgeous maroon red matte lip is fittingly named ‘Diva’. Contoured and highlighted skin comes from applying Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Medium Tan and Hyper Real Glow Palette Get It Glowin’.
The South Indian Look
Colour comes courtesy of the garland of flowers, gold temple jewellery, and an elaborate ornamental headdress. Therefore, this make-up look needs to be poised and understated. Skin is made picture-perfect by Studio Fix Concealer NC45, Studio Fix Powder NC43.5, and Strobe Cream in Goldlite. The standout feature is the cat-eye-like wings created by using Technakohl Liner Graphblack on the upper and lower lids. Satin Lipstick in Twig is perfect for a subdued, yet stunning lip.
Bengali Bride Look
Retro Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo gives a powerful fiery blast of red and is the heroine of this stunning look. It works perfectly with the red and white bindis across the Bengali bride’s eyebrows, which are groomed to perfection with Styler in Stud. Pro Longwear Fluidline Blacktrack is used to create dramatic cat eyes and In Extreme Dimension Mascara 3D Black Lash adds volume to her lashes. The natural skin aesthetic comes from Studio Fix Fluid NC45, Studio Fix Concealer NC45, and Studio Fix Powder NC43.5