One cannot possibly miss a very important aspect in every Indian bride’s list: Make up! With a myriad of wedding themes available, zeroing on a particular theme is tough, not to mention deciding the corresponding ‘look’ is even tougher.
Thus, prospective brides fussing around every minute detail and expecting high standard is not uncommon; aka move over salons and hello professional make up artists. After all, every bride wants to look her stunning best to be able to show off on all the numerous social media sites and photo opportunities. So, what does a bride keep in mind in the current wedding season? Here is our little pick-:
When brides decide their outfit, one of the first questions that pop up in their mind with respect to make up is; what colour eye shadow and lip colour should they be using? The eyes speak a thousand words and Smokey eyes will never fail to impress. But this year we are ditching the blacks and opting for candid colours like metallic greens, gold and pinks. Here is a little tip; throw in some glitter or jewel tones to make a bolder statement. Don’t forget to get those fake eye lashes out and make them long and doll like. Mickey Contractor, the brand ambassador of MAC cosmetics recommends using fake eye lashes in all your events.
Now coming to the next important aspect; your lips! While dark colours are definitely in, but we are recommending berry hues like bright strawberry, black current and even reds. Make those lips plump and pouty with some gloss. Ladies, don’t be shy in trying a maharani pink with your orange lehenga and dark purple pouts with your green lehenga, it is all about contrast and standing out among the crowd.
After the colours have been taken care of, what about the base i.e. your face? The makeup moguls suggest skipping heavy bronzing, highlighting and sticking to the glow. Just a neutral blush and a pinch of highlighter on the cheek is enough to make you rule the day. Remember to keep it simple and natural. For all those getting married during the day, our stylists recommend it to keep the entire make up fresh and dewy. The neutral base on your face along with peachy pink lips and glittery golden eyes will make you summer-y stunning. Techniques like air-brushing, though a bit expensive would also help in ensuring that the make-up lasts long.
Now give those long straight tresses of yours a welcome break and make way for wavy braids and side swept fish tail braids. We are not saying goodbyes to those waves, but we just want them tighter and curlier. We also recommend keeping accessories like padding, hair donuts and sausages handy to create that bohemian or romantic look in a short span of time. This way the hair stays secured for a longer duration as well. Thanks to Kate Middleton, seashell-shaped buns are also making a wave, although they may not suit everyone.
We always keep a watch out for all the trends and recommendations. But nevertheless, we also believe in staying true to one’s style and intuition. Yes, we believe in letting your heart speak when it comes to deciding on your make-up and hairstyle.
So, before blindly following a make-up trend, we advise you to discuss your options with your make-up and hair professionals and decide these much in advance, so as to save you those last minute panic attacks. Remember that despite the makeup, the most stunning bride is the one who has a natural glow, which stems from her inner happiness. So, here is to a colourful future for all those stunning brides to be.
Bridal looks featured in this post are from “Orange the salon“