Indian/South Asian Bridal Makeup Series: Haldi/Pithi Makeup

Hey Everyone,

With all the love and positive feedback I received on my last bridal makeup tutorial, I knew I had to do a few more of those videos. So I decided to expand into a series and cover all the different events that we have for the wedding. This particular look is one I thought would be great for the pithi/haldi ceremony. 

That ceremony is about perfecting the brides skin for her wedding day by purifying it with natural ingredients. All the older people of the family come forward and put turmeric powder, yogurt, gram flower, honey etc. on the bride to make her skin glow! That part is done without her having any makeup on, and then she goes and showers/changes to her outfit and gets her hair and makeup done. This look was created with that in mind.

The look I created was with glowing skin in mind, and more natural makeup. I didn’t want to mask her beauty, and wanted to show off her youthfulness! I was going for a “pretty” look as opposed to super done up and unnatural.

Be sure to check out my video on this look too! It will be live on Thursday at 7 am EST

Again, please bear with me while these picture continue to show up sideways. The problem will hopefully be fixed soon! In the mean time, if you click on them you should be able to see the image properly.




Products Used:

– MAC fix plus spray

– Too Faced shadow insurance

– Urban Decay Sin e/s from ammo palette

– MAC soft brown e/s

– MAC transparent teal pigment

– MAC rice paper e/s 

– MUFE liquid/gel eyeliner

– Urban decay virgin e/s from naked palette

– MAC handwritten e/s

– MAC carbon e/s 

– MAC brun e/s

– MUFE hd foundation color 120

– Graftobian neutral palette concealer (second from the top left)

– Graftobian hd powder foundation warm palette (mixed the two lightest shades)

– Nars cap vert cream bronzer

– MAC tint cream color base

– MAC triple fusion highlighter/bronzer

– MAC plum liner 

– Unknown lipstick shade =(

– Unknown lashes

– Benefit they’re real mascara

Indian Bridal Makeup Tutorial

Hey everyone!

Today I created an Indian/South Asian bridal makeup look for you guys. This is one of my most requested looks, so I had to do it! I decided to go all out and wear jewelry, veil my head, and the full outfit. This look is in collaboration with Arshia from Happy Treasuress (click on the name to be taken to her video!!). She did a makeup look for the mehendi/sangeet ceremony which precedes the actual wedding ceremony. Be sure to follow me on instagram  All links are down below too!

Our culture is very colorful, and our weddings are even more so. Our traditional wedding color is red and usually has thick gold embroidery and beading. Due to this, makeup artists tend to favor gold for the eyelids. Some brides feel comfortable rocking a dark red lip in conjunction to the red outfit, but most modern brides who come to me don’t want that look. I feel more comfortable with a lighter lip too with such a dark outfit, so that is what I chose. I hope you guys enjoyed this look! Don’t forget to watch the video on how I achieved it on my youtube channel. The widget to take you there is down below!

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When achieving makeup looks like this, its important to keep in mind that the jewelry and outfit have a lot to do with the final look! While the makeup might look super over done without all of the trimmings, the second you have your full outfit together everything starts making sense.

Here are some of Arshia’s pictures from her look!



I hope you guys loved this look as much as I did creating it. Here are the links:

My video:

Arshia’s Blog:

Arshia’s Channel:

Product List:

– Anastasia dipbrow pomade in dark brown

– Urban Decay primer potion original

– MAC rubenesque paint pot

– MAC amber lights e/s

– Makeup Geek in the spotlight e/s

– MAC soft brown e/s

– MAC brun e/s

– MAC handwritten e/s

– MAC brown script e/s

– MAC nylon e/s

– MAC ricepaper e/s

– MAC carbon e/s

– MAC reflects gold pigment/glitter

– Benefit they’re real push up liner

– Urban Decay zero eyeliner

– Fake lashes (from some random store in LA)

– Makeup Forever mat velvet plus foundation color 65

– MAC pro longwear concealer NW35

– Nars radiant creamy concealer in ginger

– Nars radiant creamy concealer in biscuit

– Beauty Blender (red carpet)

– MAC translucent loose powder

– Nars casino bronzer

– MAC blunt blush (for contour)

– MAC melba blush

– Mario Dedivanovic eye m glam highlighter

– Makeup Forever Pro Powder in 126

– Ben Nye berry lip liner

– MAC diva lipstick

– Gerard Cosmetics plum crazy lipgloss