Of course we adore the traditional brides, but the ones that defy convention and do things with a twist find a special place in our beauty book. We got Sarah Jane, (we cannot think of anyone else who would be able to pull off unconventional with more style) to wear royal blue to her imaginary reception, and Cory Walia to try some avant-garde looks on her. For all you brides-to-be who want to play by your own rules, here’s a quick guide…

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Sarah prepped her skin the Lakmé Absolute Skin Gloss Reflection Serum that has mineral enriched glacial water that renders a lustrous look to even out tired skin. With a super smooth texture, it glides on effortlessly to lend your skin a glossy, hydrated look all evening long.

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After creating a solid base with the Lakmé Absolute Face Stylist Foundation and the very reliable Concealer Stick, Cory first lined Sarah’s upper lid with the Lakmé Ultimate Kohl Liner.

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He then followed that up with one of our personal favourites – the newly launched Lakmé Absolute Gel Addict Liner in Deep Sea – drawing a thick line across her upper lid, having it almost double up as a shadow.

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In a royal twist that almost left our previous aquamarine look feeling high-and-dry, he outlined her lower waterline in the same colour giving her eyes a rich, bold, blue look that would complement her cobalt outfit.
Note: This is the perfect trick if you’ve got small or deep-set eyes. The same colour worn across both your upper and lower waterline instantly makes your eyes appear bolder, bigger and brighter.

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With so much colour already on her face, Cory kept Sarah’s cheeks natural giving them a slight, peachy flush by combining two of the Lakmé Absolute Blush Duos shades – Peach and Coral Blush.

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To put the finishing touches on her look, Sarah wore a starkly contrasting pout (bravo!) courtesy ‘Pink Passion’ fresh off the Lakmé Absolute Gloss Addict Range. For a long-lasting glossy effect, Cory layered on some more transparent gloss to cement her look for the evening.

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And lastly, don’t we all love brides who defy the clichés and do things a bit differently? Our unconventional bride opted for the ‘Royale Blue’ from the Lakmé Absolute Gel Stylist Range and decided to ditch those traditional nails for some navy digits. Now that’s our kind of gal!

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Et voilà! That’s how Cory and Sarah nailed the royal reception look! Do we love it or do we love it?