My Best Friend Jheal’s Wedding
Jheal and her bridesmaids to get camera-ready with L’Oréal Paris.
Cannes is all about legend and fable. We have images of glamor, red carpets and movie stars from the famous film festival. And tales of yachts, luxury and the good life from the swish set that love to party there. Whether at work or play, the city oozes sophisticated charm and style and it has always been an inspiration. So it’s no surprise that bride-to-be Jheal Jain and her bridesmaids, looked to Cannes as their lodestar and let their inner style icons shine at the latest edition of My Best Friend’s Wedding.
It helped that the L’Oréal Paris’ Cannes Collection, part of the Infallible Collection turned to magic in the hands of makeup artists Hinal Dattani and Johann Arora who created for the girls looks that were would wow the paparazzi! It certainly impressed wedding photographer Natasha Samant of The Storyteller who treated our stars like the cream of Hollywood as she clicked pictures of them through the day.
Making sure that their luscious locks were styled to perfection and in place at all times were Johann Arora as well as hairstylist Poonam Solanki. And since no sensational look is ever complete without clothes that are truly striking, the girls picked one-of-kind creations with some very haute labels – Karleo Fashion, Cherie D, Neeta Lulla and Shehla Khan to name a few.
The only thing the squad needed now were some charming trinkets from Azotiique and they were good to go!
The lush environs of the JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar brought in winds of Cannes, enhanced with gorgeous decor by Gurleen M Puri. She skillfully put together balls of white flowers, fresh bouquets, and pretty lanterns and illuminated the area using bistro lights.
Jheal told us she’d wanted to be part of My Best Friend’s Wedding shoot for ages, “One of my colleagues had been a part of a WeddingSutra shoot and I immediately got interested. After spending the day shooting here, I can see why the shoots have such a fantastic reputation. My bridesmaids and I have been planning a photoshoot and today, we managed to pull one off thanks to you guys. We’ve had such a great time! It was lovely and all of us really enjoyed ourselves.”
Divya, her bridesmaid agreed, “Yes! We were also pleasantly surprised with the decor. When we were trying to the plan the photoshoot ourselves, we were thinking about creating a setup with the same vibe and you guys really nailed it for us!”
Bride-To-Be Jheal Jain
Makeup artist Hinal Dattani envisioned a romantic look for Jheal. Once she had prepped her skin, she highlighted her eyes and lined them using the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Gel Crayon Eyeliner in Back to Black. The supersaturated gel liner opened up her eyes instantly making her look brighter. With a wide assortment of colours ranging from nudes and pinks to plums and reds the lines has a hue to match everyone’s taste. For Jheal she used L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss in Blushing Ambition lip color, an intense, highly pigmented, matte shade.
Looking at herself after she’d had her makeup done, Jheal said, “It complements my dress perfectly! I especially love my eye makeup – soft, subtle, beautiful! Hinal created a smoky eye that was subdued with the gel crayon that was the key product to achieving the look! It added depth without having to use a lot of eyeshadow. Besides that I also loved how fresh the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss looked through the day without the need of touch-ups and the creamy formula ensured long lasting comfort. ” Wearing the white gown by Karleo Fashion was a dream come true for Jheal. She said, “The gown was stunning! I’d had always wanted a Christian wedding. While I will only be wearing traditional outfits at my nuptials, putting on that white dress fulfilled my wish!”
Bridesmaid Divya Jain
For Divya, makeup artist Hinal Dattani created a look that was chic and contemporary. She intensified her eyes using the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Gel Crayon Eyeliner in Back to Black. The saturated black pigments ensured a deep color payoff and the creamy formula allowed easy application. Since her eyes were dramatic, Hinal toned down the rest of her makeup and opted for the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss in Bare Attraction.
This was the first time Divya had ever pulled off a look with dark eye makeup and she said, “I’d never tried a look like this for myself because I wasn’t sure it would suit me. Even today, I only tried it out because Hinal insisted and she definitely knows her stuff. I’m so glad I trusted her. I even told my friends about how happy I am with the look.” Her lip color caught her fancy too, “I loved that gloss by L’Oréal Paris! Not only was the color fantastic but the soft texture of the product provided added comfort and made it ideal for long wear.” As for her outfit, Divya said, “I loved Neeta Lulla gown I wore so much! It was nothing like anything I have ever worn before and was truly incredible!”
Bridesmaid Anushi Jain
Makeup artist Johann Arora imagined Anushi with a subtle edge. Using the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Gel Crayon Eyeliner in Back to Black she defined her eyes. Then she pulled out the L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Metallic Addiction in Pure Gold for a look that was brave and the perfect match to Anushi’s personality. She mentioned that this is one of her favorite products by L’Oréal Paris and shed light on the reason, “Packed with the most luxurious metallic finishes, this product is not just a lipstick but also a highlighter and an eyeshadow!” Anushi picked out pastel number by Shehla Khan and particularly liked the earrings and cuffs by Azotiique which were very cool accessories.
Bridesmaid Rashi Parmar
Makeup artist Johann Arora began with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation in Shell Beige in order to create a smooth visage. Packed with absorbing minerals, it helps soak excess oil for up to 24-hours. She drew focus to Rashi’s lips with the bold L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss in Shanghai Scarlet. This intense shade added dimension to her look and the velvet texture was ideal for all-day comfort.
Impressed by the gloss Rashi said, “There’s a brilliant lip color for everyone but red has always been one of my favorite shades. It suits me perfectly and I was thrilled the make up artists thought so too!” She also had words of wonder for the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation, “The fluid emulsion glided perfectly for full coverage and an effect that was neither cakey nor dull.”
A gown by Cherie D caught her eye and she knew that she had found just the dress she was looking for. The outfit featured complex golden work on the bodice and the cream skirt was a perfect contrast. She said, “My dress looked really good and I felt very confident wearing it.”
Bridesmaid Payal Thakur
Payal’s look by makeup artist Johann Arora was a classic. She created a glowing complexion for her using L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation in Shell Beige. The air-light, long-wearing liquid formula was elemental in giving her clear skin. To finish the look she painted her lips bright red with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss in Forbidden Kiss.
Talking about her lip color she said, “I was very happy with my look and especially the gloss! The lasting color was ideal for all day comfort, required in a shoot like this.” Payal chose a pastel gown by Shehla Khan. The outfit had delicate silver spiderweb embroidery on the bodice and lines of needlework that trailed downwards on the skirt. She let us in on her favorite aspects of her look, “I love the outfit and my makeup but the highlight for me was the way Johann styled my hair by sweeping everything to one side. And from the jewellery, the long earrings by Azotiique were my favorite.”
Are you engaged and planning your wedding? Would you like to be a part of My Best Friend’s Wedding shoot? Write to us at email@example.com with your name, link to your FB profile and wedding date. Selected winners will receive a complete ‘Bridal Wardrobe’ consultation on how to pick the wedding outfit that perfectly complements your body type and personality.
Location: JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar
Decor: Gurleen M Puri
Outfits: Karleo Fashion (Jheal Jain), Cherie D (Rashi Parmar), Neeta Lulla (Divya Jain), Shehla Khan (Payal Thakur and Anushi Jain)
Makeup Artist: Hinal Dattani (for Jheal Jain and Divya Jain) for L’Oreal Paris India
Hairstylist: Poonam Solanki and Pinayaki Solanki (for Jheal Jain and Divya Jain)
Makeup Artist and Hairstylist: Johann Arora (for Rashi Parmar, Payal Thakur, and Anushi Jain) for L’Oreal Paris India
Photography: The Storyteller