Best of South Asian Beauty

South Asian wedding week closes and we dedicated this article to our South Asian brides! Looking amazing on your wedding day is a must! Here are some of our picks for the best in South Asian beauty.

Beauty Gurus and Educators:

  1. dress your face Tamanna Roashan– Also known to over 1.6 million followers as “Dressyourface” on Instagram, Tamanna’s work on South Asian brides and celebrities has made her one of the most influential makeup artists around. In 2014, the half-Indian, half-Afghan beauty collaborated with Anastasia Beverly Hills to create a limited edition “Tamanna- Dressyourface” eye palette that quickly sold out. She also offers online makeup classes on her website.
  2. anuAnu Mahli– Though she is based in the U.K., Anu specializes in South Asian bridal makeup. Like Tamanna, she offers classes in makeup through her website Anu Professional Hair and Makeup artists. Her Instagram page is full of her amazing work.


One of the most popular items in South Asian beauty is bold alluring eye makeup.  A smoky eye consisting of a darker brown or black outer corner with a wash of gold or silver always looks great. Brands like Urban Decay, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Stila, and Lorac are great options for eye shadow. Lining the rim of eyes with kohl’s are a staple in South Asian makeup.


  1. MAC Cosmetics – Fluid Line in “Blacktrack “and “Smolder” eye kohl                                             smolderMAC-indulge-8214
  2. Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in “Black Ink”                                                                                                    bb
  3. Inglot – AMC Eyeliner Gel “77”                                                                                                                 inglot
  4. Stila – “Stay All Day” waterproof liquid eyeliner in “Jet Black”                                                          Stila
  5. Lakme – “Absolute eye khol” in Black                                                               Lakme-Absolute-Kohl-Ultimate
  6. Lakshmi eye khol                                                                                                    lakshmi eye khol


  1. Lancôme – Hypnose mascara                                                                              lancome hypnose
  2. Lakme – absolute flutter secrets dramatic eyes                                                   LakmeAbsolute-Mascara




  1. NARS – “Sheer glow” offers great variety and is not too heavy looking on the skin.                                     sheer glow
  2. MAC Cosmetics – MAC offers a great variety of foundations in different shades and finishes. Our favorites include Pro Longwear foundation, Studio Sculpt, and face and longwear foundation mac pro concealer

     3. Lakme – Absolute Face Stylist foundation                                   lakme foundation

4. Makeup Forever “HD” foundation                                                                                                                  hd_foundation_37840

5. Illamasqua “Skin Base”                                                                                                                                     illamasqua

Concealers- Concealers are important because dark circles tend to be a prominent feature in South Asian skin. Here are the best concealers to hide dark circles.

  1. NARS –  Radiant Creamy Concealer                                                                                                         nars concealer
  2. MAC – Pro Longwear Concealer                                                                                                                mac concealer
  3. Cover FX – Cream Concealer                                                                                                                      cream_concealer_n_x-light
  4. Kevin Aucoin – Sensual Skin Enhancer                                                                                                  kevin scoin
  5. Urban Decay – Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer

naked concealer

Eyebrows: Thick bold brows are a staple in South Asian makeup.   Anastasia Beverly Hills “Bow Wiz” and “Dip brow Pomade” are amazing and highly recommended for budge proof brows.

dipbrow_granitebrow wiz


  1. NARS blushes come in a great variety and are not chalky. They will complement any bridal look.                                                                                                                     madly
  2. MAC blushes                                                                                                                                                 mac blush
  3. Clinique cheek pop blushes

Cheek pop


  1. MAC cosmetics are famous for their extensive collection of lipsticks. The wide range of lipsticks means there is something for everyone.                                                                                 mac_sku_M3EW01_640x600_0
  2.  NARS – Audacious lipsticks are beautiful and feature a vast array of colors.

 audacious lipstick

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