Pakistani Wedding – makeup and hairstyle for a desi celebration

Most Pakistani weddings consist of several celebrations. My sister recently got married and I got to play dress up in traditional Pakistani attire. Here’s a picture of me while I was waiting for the rest of the wedding party.

Hair – This hair style is honestly very easy to create. I teased the top using a teasing brush, and added the Big Sexy Hair Powder Play Volumizing and Texturizing Powder to add dramatic volume without having to tease too much. This is one of my favorite products to use when I’m looking to create a look with “big hair”. It’s weightless, odorless, and colorless – meaning you wont see embarrassing white powder on your head! Once I was satisfied with the amount of volume, I pinned the top half of the hair back using bobby pins. I curled the ends using a 1 inch Conair curling iron. Then I set the hairstyle using some volumizing hairspray. This is a fool proof hairstyle and any one can easily create it.

Desi bridal party look
Makeup, hair, and outfit appropriate for a Pakistani wedding.

Makeup – Since my outfit had more than sufficient sparkle in it, I decided to keep my makeup fairly simple. I tried to create an even complexion using a full coverage foundation. Then I used a pink blush to add some color to my cheeks. I chose a matte pink lipstick to wear as matte finished tend to last for several hours. I knew I would be eating and talking all night without any time for reapplication. I did try to play up the eyes a little by using jet black eyeliner, several coats of mascara, and false eyelashes. I think falsies are a quick foolproof way of  adding a flirty touch. I sealed the makeup by spraying an oil free makeup setting spray.

Here is a list of some of the products I used to create this look:

MAC Studio Fix liquid foundation

Ardell Multipack Demi Wispies Fake Eyelashes

Stila customer color blush in pink

Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color 907C Mauve Outta Here

Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color 967 Dollhouse Pink

Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray

Lastly, I feel the entire look comes together with the traditional desi style of jewelry as it perfectly complements the outfit. The maang tika or head piece is my favorite. The jewels I’m wearing were purchased from Pakistan, but many similar styles can be purchased from sites like Amazon.com. Here is on example of a gorgeous and affordable traditional set in silver finish.

 

Eid Mubarak – Eid outfit, makeup, and hair

In this post, I’d like to share the look I created for this past Eid Mubarak. Eid is s an important holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. Families get together on the day of Eid and rejoice together. I went to a family dinner party and wore a new Shalwar Kameez suit, which is the traditional garb for Pakistan. My shalwar kameez was a soft green color with red and gold embroidery work throughout the garment.

Eid outfit, Pakistani clothes
Eid Mubarak. My complete look for Eid.

Since my suit was quite shimmery and heavily embroidered, I kept my jewelry to a minimum. I wore a gold necklace which I borrowed from my mom. Here is a similar style I found which I liked a lot. Its traditional and fun but still looks elegant and not too gaudy.

Desi jewelry, eid outfit
An Elegant Traditional Bollywood Style Necklace Set in Gold Finish

I kept my hair pretty simple. First I tried to give it some volume by teasing the top using a teasing brush, and added the Big Sexy Hair Powder Play Volumizing and Texturizing Powder to add some volume without having to tease too much.

I kept my hair pretty simple. First I tried to give it some volume by teasing the top using a teasing brush, and added the Big Sexy Hair Powder Play Volumizing and Texturizing Powder to add some volume without having to tease too much.
This is one of my favorite products to use when I’m looking to create a “big hair” or “messy” and “bed-head” look. I curled the ends using a 1 inch Conair curling iron. Then I set the hairstyle using some volumizing hairspray. This is a simple hairstyle and any one can easily create it. Just remember, if you want more volume, then take smaller sections of your hair so you thoroughly curl all of it. If you have long or thick hair, then just remain patient and be sure to curl smaller sections, hold the curl in your hand for about 30 seconds until the hair cools down, then finally hair spray your locks to ensure the curls don’t come out.

I wanted to wear a red lip for this look as my Shalwar Kameez suit had red and gold embroidery throughout. Plus I thought the pop of bright color would be appropriate for the joyous occasion. I used me favorite red lip color – Lime Crime Velvetines, Red Velvet. It’s a long-lasting, waterproof liquid lipstick that goes on with the ease of gloss and dries completely matte. Its extremely pigmented so a little goes a long way. It retails around $20.00 and one tube lasts for a long time. I’ve included a swatch for this shade below for ease of reference. I kept the rest of the makeup fairly simple. I tried to bring out my eyes by adding a pair of false eyelashes and by lining the waterline with a jet black kohl pencil.

Best red lipstick
Lime Crime Velvetines – Red Velvet

Here is a list of the main products I used to create this look:

MAC Studio Fix liquid foundation

Ardell Multipack Demi Wispies Fake Eyelashes

Lime Crime Velvetines, Red Velvet

L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Smoldering Liner, 645 Black

Hope you enjoyed this post on my Eid outfit as I had a lot of fun creating this traditional desi Pakistani look for this celebratory occasion.