Makeup Essentials for The Indian Bride: High End and Affordable Dupes

For the Indian bride that loves makeup, her wedding is the perfect setting for gorgeous, glamorous looks. And to get you started, we’ve compiled our makeup faves  – high end products and their much more affordable dupes! Here are our top makeup essentials for the Indian bride to help put your best face forward. And be sure to check out Happy Shappy’s amazing range of makeup artists to help you get there on your special day!


Lay a flawless base for your makeup with a foundation that offers a wide color range, and matches Indian skin’s undertones. Olive skinned girls, rejoice! Both of these foundations are perfect for a wedding – moisturizing, long wearing, and non-comedogenic – which means you’ll glow all night, without the breakouts!

High End Pick: Bobbi Brown | Affordable Dupe: Bourgois Healthy Mix Foundation

Eye Palette

Play up your eyes with a palette that has all the shades you’ll need – colors that work well together, and look lovely with dark eyes. Bronzes, golds and a bunch of nude shades all in one place. Use them in different combinations to create dramatic eyes that match each of your wedding looks perfectly.

High End Pick: Urban Decay Naked Palette | Affordable Dupe: Maybelline Blushed Nudes


For a perfectly flushed look that makes you glow with the incandescence of the sun, a good quality blush is a must. An easy way to fake a healthy flush, despite all the late nights you’re probably having! Plus, both of our blush picks have teeny tiny flecks of rose gold, which act like a highlighter at the same time – letting you skip a product when getting ready!

High End Pick: Nars Orgasm | Affordable Dupe: Milani Luminoso

The Red Lip

Bring the drama, add to the hungama. A bright red lip is a must have for the Indian bride’s perfect pout! It’s a classic that never goes out of style – the go-to beauty look that’s always going to make you feel like a million bucks. And whether you pair it with a nude eye or a dramatic one, these lips will definitely be painting the town red.

High End Pick: Mac Russian Red | Affordable Dupe: Milani Confident

The Natural Nude

For a more subtle but still polished and glam look, go for a lovely nude. It plays really well with a wide range of Indian skin tones and gives the effect of “your lips – but better!” Nude lips are perfect for pre-wedding functions, and even your actual wedding day if paired with a bold eye. Happy Shappy loves warm beige lip colors with hints of pink and peach – and Indian brides have been rocking this look long before Kylie came into our lives!

High End Pick: Mac Honeylove | Affordable Dupe: Revlon Brazilian Tan


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