#BTExperts Makeup Artist Sonic Sarwate Shares His Bridal Must-Haves For Flawless Looking Skin

With a decade of experience creating flawless, luminescent makeup looks, the beauty savant shares his pick of favourite products and expert tricks to help you get gorgeous.

Just like your gorgeous bridal trousseau, your D-day makeup should include something classic, something iconic and everything that stands the test of time. Got long-lasting foundation, waterproof mascara and a lipstick that perfectly complements your ensemble? Well, that's half the beauty battle won.

For everything else, here are expert tricks by Sonic Sarwarte, the Global Senior Artist at M.A.C Cosmetics India to cruise through the wedding festivities flawlessly! Here are his favourite products and classic tips that are sure to help you ace any look:


Brides Today: What is your favourite foundation when it comes to bridal makeup?

Sonic Sarwate: My favourite foundation for bridal makeup is MAC Studio Fix Fluid because of its oil-controlling formula that offers a matte finish with medium to full coverage. Also, given the fact that bridal makeup has to be long-wearing, I always prefer using Studio Fix Fluid.


Rs 2,300, M.A.C Cosmetics stores

BT: How can we pick out a foundation closest to our skin tone?

SS: A mistake most people make while shopping for foundations is that they try it on their hand or neck for 2-3 minutes which I don’t recommend doing. One must use it all over their face and leave it on for sometime before choosing the correct foundation and colour. Also, never opt for a shade that is lighter or darker – go for the shade which is the closest match to your skin tone.


BT: What are 3 must-have beauty products that are always in your vanity bag when doing bridal makeup?


  • Ruby Woo – It’s an iconic red which works well on every skin tone. It’s a long-wearing lipstick formula with the intense colour payoff and a completely matte finish which is ideal for a bride as it doesn’t smudge.

    images_012820030757.jpegRs 1,650, Nykaa.com

  • Feline Kohl Eye Pencil – Eye Kohl is an integral part of India bridal makeup.
  • Prep + Prime Fix Plus – It’s an essential product in my kit as I use to set the makeup and keeps your skin hydrated, moisturised and refreshed through the day.

    images-1_012820031227.jpegRs 1,900, Shoppersstop.com

BT: What is your *expert trick* while creating bridal makeup looks that you would like to share with the readers?

SS: I stick to classic makeup for bridal makeup because I want the bride to love her makeup 20-30 years down the line when she’s looking at her wedding album. When you stick to seasonal trends it gets a bit tricky as you might not like it when it’s out of trend.



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