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 Here is on example of a gorgeous and affordable traditional set in silver finish.


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