In August I tied the knot with my best friend. The day itself felt like a blur, but the preparation for it seemed to go on for years. I tried as much as I could to stay stress-free and we did quite well. Asian (Pakistani/Indian/Bengoli) weddings are always a big fancy do but I wanted something simple, something hand made. We had a lot of little custom-made touches in the wedding. If you want to see a post on all the DIY details then let me know, however today I will be focusing on my lipstick choice. I planned all my makeup items before hand, the lipstick, eyeshadow, foundation with the help of my good friend Ravina.
Since I was little I knew I wanted to wear white with pink. The norm for my culture is to wear red but I had my heart set on something else. My mom, sister and I shopped until our feet ached and we found ‘the one’ in the very last store. It was almost like a (very heavy) ball gown. I loved the veil that sits on the head, it was a rich, bright pink colour, and so the search for the perfect lipstick began. A lot of time was spent browsing the internet for swatches, browsing beauty counters for the perfect colour. My main makeup was going to be minimal with a strong focus on the lips so it just has to be perfect. Lipliner is a must if you want to have a long-lasting lipstick, so I went to MAC (the queen of lip-liners) and found Embrace Me, its a stunning bright pink which would provide a good base for my main lip-colour. NARS Schiap caught my eye, its the perfect blue-toned pink which looks stunning on olive skin-tone, it was mine. Now these two looked awesome together but it was lacking something, I couldn’t really put my finger on it. Maybe some form of dimension? Whenever in doubt head to to MAC - a motto which served me well, MAC seems to have every single lipstick colour possible and I found myself picking up All Fired Up a matte formula, I brought this hoping it would do the job and ugh – its uh’mazing. The three colours work so well. All Fired Up was applied on the outer corners with a strong emphasis in the centre with Schiap. It’s a lip-colour that I still love till this day.