My Best Friend Bhoomika’s Wedding
With L’Oréal Paris and WeddingSutra Favorites, bride-to-be- Bhoomika and her squad created looks fit for her bachelorette party!
Bachelorette parties are the perfect way to honor the past before entering the future. Whether it is a low-key staycation or an all-out rager in Vegas, this little breather gives you a moment to reflect on your friendships and take time away from the madness of the wedding.
Eager to spend some quality time with her favorite girls, bride-to-be Bhoomika and her friends escaped to indulge in a day spent relaxing and reminiscing about their times together as they made a whole bunch of new memories.
Bhoomika and her gang’s idea of a perfect day was treating themselves to a glamorous makeover which they achieved using L’Oréal Paris’ innovative products. While the high-quality ingredients ensure the perfect finish, the advanced formula means the products are ideal for long wear even on a day spent in the sun. Celebrity makeup artist Ojas Rajani made the most of their diverse range of makeup and gave the girls looks that would start a party wherever they went.
The day was spent at Courtyard by Marriott Mumbai International Airport. The hotel’s elegant spaces and lush outdoors offered one-of-a-kind backdrops that added to the aesthetics. As the girls bonded with each other and discussed Bhoomika’s upcoming wedding, WeddingSutra Favorites Reels & Frames captured striking images that not only encapsulated the theme of the shoot, it also brought to the fore the warmth they share.
Talented designers Nikhil Thampi and Nachiket Barve dressed the girls in some of their most chic gowns immediately elevating the mood of the shoot. The clothes were a hit amongst the girls instantly.
Known for their extensive collections crafted using American diamonds and semi-precious stones set in 22kt silver, DNA Jewels extended pretty baubles which were the perfect complement to each of the girls’ looks.
While talking to us in between shots, bridesmaid Ruby mentioned she was going to get married soon and had started following WeddingSutra. She said, “I follow WeddingSutra vigilantly on Instagram and have been saving so many pictures as references. The content is very useful and gives the reader great insight into what’s new and what brides should look out for.”
Bridesmaid boxes curated by The Wedding Lounge
Bride-to-be Bhoomika agreed and mentioned how she liked spending the day with WeddingSutra Favorites. “This was such a great experience and the Reel & Frames team was amazing. They showed us how we could pose when we were feeling a little lost and that really helped us feel more confident in front of the camera. Team WeddingSutra pampered us so much! It is wonderful how you make your brides feel. This shoot really gave me a glimpse into what is in store for me in the lead up to my wedding day. With the best designers, makeup artist and photographers shooting us, this day was just delightful.”
As the one in the spotlight, Bhoomika’s look had to spell elegance and power at the same time. Makeup artist Ojas Rajani gave her a sultry gaze and completed the look with a red-stained pout. Using the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara she fanned out her lashes. The volumizing and lengthening formula glided on evenly and easily due to its smooth texture and delivered a full lash fringe that was feathery soft. The L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Moist Matte Lipstick Pure Garnet allowed her to achieve perfection. Infused with ultra-moisturizing oils the product rendered a gorgeous velvet matte finish that was ideal was for all-day comfort.
Impressed by the shade, Bhoomika said, “I thought the lip color I wore was fantastic. Not only was the shade striking, but it was also one that I haven’t seen a lot. It instantly uplifted the overall appeal of my look.” Talking about the rest of her makeup she said, “I loved the way Ojas did my makeup. I showed her about 100 reference images of what I wanted, but she didn’t make me an exact replica. Instead, she understood what would work best for my features and the outfit and made me look better than ever.” As for the gown by Nikhil Thampi, she said, “The red outfit I wore was nothing like I had ever worn before. It fit me perfectly and was absolutely dreamy.”
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For Ruby, makeup artist Ojas Rajani had a more monochromatic look in mind. While she bordered her eyes with an intense black liner, she downplayed the rest of the face. The L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Moist Matte Lipstick Beige Couture was the star of this getup. Created using the matte gel technology and packed with the goodness of jojoba oil, the product left her lips nourished and looking healthy. Not only did the lipstick last all day, but also added a sophisticated touch to her subtle visage.
“What I loved the most about the look was the lip color,” said Ruby excitedly while talking about her makeup. She elaborated, “Selecting a nude lip color can be a little tricky, but this one went wonderfully with my complexion. To add to it, it lasted the entire day! This is a lip color that I can’t wait to purchase on my next shopping trip.” Ruby, also loved the black gown by Nikhil Thampi she wore, “It was so well designed and very edgy. The gold work on one side and the lapel on the other made it stand out. I really enjoyed wearing it and my friends can’t seem to stop complimenting me.”
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Makeup artist Ojas Rajani used the L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Moist Matte Lipstick Beige Couture along with the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara to create this look. The mascara wand with over 200 soft wavy bristles holds the maximum amount of formula and catches every lash for a dramatic volumizing and lengthening effect. The lipstick, on the other hand, with its muted color helped bring balance to the bold eye makeup. The hydrating components of the lipstick delivered an intense matte look that also gave Nidhi’s lips a smooth and silky finish.
Nidhi who was particularly happy with the lipstick, said, “It was evident that the shade was created keeping in a wide complexion scale. I thought that the color looked great against my skin but I’m sure it will work for a lot of other skin-tones too.” She then turned her focus on to her clothing. While she had never worn an outfit like that before, she couldn’t be more excited about trying something new, “I wasn’t too sure about trying this Nikhil Thampi gown. However, once I wore it, I instantly loved it and I can definitely see myself picking such a silhouette in the future.”
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Rocker Chic was the approach when it came to Priyanka’s makeup and the key features that took the look forward were statement eyes and a lip color that packed a punch. The L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Moist Matte Lipstick Soft Violet combined with deep pigments and jojoba oil has an intense color pay-off. The lipstick imparted a lush texture to her lips and the long wear quality of the products ensured that there was no need of touch-ups.
For Priyanka, this was a look she had tried for the first time. She recalls her experience, “I felt really confident about the look Ojas gave me – I thought it was stunning. The lip color too was great. While this wasn’t the first time I was using a lipstick by L’Oréal Paris, it definitely was the first time I was trying a color other than pinks and peaches.”
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Location: Courtyard by Marriott Mumbai International Airport
Jewellery: DNA Jewels
Outfits: Nikhil Thampi (Bhoomika, Ruby, and Nidhi), Nachiket Barve (Priyanka)
Makeup: Artist and Hairstylist: Ojas Rajani for L’Oréal Paris India
Bridesmaid Gifting Partner: The Wedding Lounge
Photography: Reels & Frames