Ugh, it has been forever since I last posted on here. I don’t really have an excuse so I am not going to faff on too much about that. Anyway, moving on very swiftly from that, I’ve recently been to quite a few weddings and I wanted to share with you my outfit and makeup from one of the events I attended. I wore a pink saree that is actually very simple but somehow really impactful. You’ll see what I mean in the following pictures.
I tend to wear a lot of traditional Indian and Bangladeshi dresses, which I usually get from places similar to Lashkaraa, but I don’t wear a lot of sarees. I can’t actually wrap them, so one of my new year’s resolution was to learn how to wrap a saree. Unfortunately I still haven’t mastered that yet, so I have my mum to thank for the wrapping of this saree. This saree was so made for a wedding, you know when you have a wedding to go to where you aren’t close family, but you still need to make an effort? This saree was made for that. The saree itself is really plain but the blouse is quite a statement piece so it wasn’t too simple for a wedding at all.
The saree itself was from Mongas, they used to have a shop in Luton which is where I picked it up however unfortunately they have now closed this shop down. They have a shop in Southall so that may be worth checking out. I have some bad news for you guys if you are loving this saree – I picked it quite a few months ago so I doubt they will still have it in stock. However Mongas is really worth checking out for party sarees and wedding guest sarees. I think I picked this saree for either £100 or £120.
Now on to things you can pick up. Lets talk through the makeup products I used for the below makeup look.
When I bought this saree, I knew exactly what shadow palette I would use when I finally wear it. The Urban Decay Naked 3 palette was made for this, it has gorgeous pinky toned shadows that just compliment my complexion so well. I love the darker shades at the end of the palette as well as you can create a really nice plum toned smokey eye. I thought since it was a wedding I’d add in some glitter courtesy of a Tom Ford palette that I have but hardly ever use. For my lips, after a long while I decided to turn away from the liquid lipsticks and pick up one of my trusty MAC lipsticks.
- MAC Studio Fix Foundation in NC30
- Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Medium Neutral
- Tarte Amazonian Clay Blusher in Exposed
- Jouer Powder Highlighter in Topaz
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Ebony
- Urban Decay Primer Potion
- Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
- Tom Ford Titanium Smoke Palette (for the silver glitter on the lid)
- Collection Liquid Eyeliner
- Avon Supershock Gel Eyeliner Pencil
- Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
- Kiss Peony False Lashes (on sale right now!)
- Jouer Powder Highlighter in Topaz (for inner corner highlighter)
I hope you liked this post that I’ve created. I was unsure about posting it as the saree is actually no longer available but I thought you might like to see how I styled my outfit and also how I created my makeup look. I know August is peak wedding season for the Asian community and also with Eid around the corner I wanted you guys to get a little inspiration. Let me know what you think of this post and also if you’d like to see more blog posts like this. Speak soon (hopefully), Tanzina x