A stunning bridal outfit, jewellery, hairdo and makeup contribute to making you exceptionally gorgeous on the most important day of your life. However, your bridal makeup ties the whole look together which means it requires a whole lot of planning. It can make or break your look, therefore, it is important to go for trials before the day of the wedding. Remember that lack of planning can lead to major makeup faux pas, last-minute stress and a lot of chaos. In order for your big day to run smoothly without any last-minute confusion, you need to ensure that you’ve planned your makeup well in advance. We at Inspirit Makeovers help you look your best on the D day.
The wedding day is the most important day in a bride’s life. All the dreams which she thoughts in her mind regarding her marriage are going to fulfil. So, on this day she has to look far beyond gorgeous just like a princess! The most important part of the wedding is the bridal makeup. Bridal makeup is no easy deal. Two things need to be on point to make sure to get a bride’s makeup perfect. Firstly, the bride should be happy from the inside, so that the natural glow is visible and when the makeup is applied then the face can be more vibrant and beautiful. Secondly, the makeup itself should be done by a professional who understands what suits the bride best.
Indian bridal makeup has always been elaborate and time-consuming. Many Indian brides now go for a more subtle makeup but even that takes a lot of layers in contour and base to complete the look. But time on the D Day isn’t the only thing you need to invest here. To look perfect, the Indian bride has to follow a careful regime to prepare the skin before the bridal makeup. Once done you can prepare your skin and hair the best way possible for the ultimate day, here is what you do on the D Day :
• After cleansing your face, use some ice to close the pores so that you don’t perspire and the makeup does not run out.
• Let your makeup artist know once again that you do not want any surprises in the form of an experiment with your face on your wedding day.
• Warm your skin tone with bronze powder.
• Use a gel-based foundation primer to make sure your foundation does not run out.
• Go for a neutral and light dusting powder to balance the extra sheen.
• Go for a golden-toned concealer and base rather than pink toned so that it complements your skin tone in the light of the camera.
• Don’t miss the contour. Photographs demand a well-defined face with great features and cheekbones. However, make sure the definition does not make your face look too sharp.
• Go for a classic look unless you are sure that your unique look will be timeless in the photographs. Keep in mind that your wedding photos will last longer than your life.
• Make sure you are not using talcum powders anywhere in the entire makeup regime.
• Make sure the makeup artist keeps the shimmer minimalistic and does not use actual glitter.
• Make sure the makeup artist is using the exact shades and brand of makeup that went in the trial run. The right shade is the most important thing.
• To fill in your eyebrows, use a brow powder or a gel. If you are using a brow pencil, make sure it is not obvious. Let the brow powder do most of the work. Make sure you don’t give a very sharp shape to the eyebrows. The look should be soft and sweet for a bride.
• Use an eyelash curler and go for waterproof mascara. Do not overdose on the mascara and make sure there are no clumps.
• Go for gel eyeliner so that it lasts long and defines your eye better. Make sure everything is waterproof.
• Let the foundation be gold toned but the blush and lip colour must be in shades of pink or red.
• Go for cream blush if you have dry skin and powder blush for oily or normal skin. Don’t overdo the blush.
• Keep the lip colour within your natural lip line. Use warm shades of red. Fill in with the lip liner before using the lipstick. Don’t just use it to the line. Your lip liner needs to be of the closest shade to the lipstick.
• Accessorise your hair with colourful little bejewelled clips. Don’t wear your hair down without much styling. The wedding day is not the day to go minimalistic with the hair. This is why you had that hairstyling session two weeks back.
• Make sure to follow the classic rule of highlighting either the lips more than the eyes or vice versa. No matter how well the individual makeup for each feature is done, no matter how pretty you naturally are, highlighting everything will make you look like a clown.
Always be ready for touch-ups. Let your bridal makeup artist be there for you with the lip liner, lipstick, top coat of the foundation, blush, mascara, cleanser, and eyeliner all at the ready. Take a short break to fix your makeup whenever needed.