Makeup they say is an art and we at Bandbaajaa.com can’t help but second the statement. As important as it is to find a wedding dress which is ‘just perfect’, complementing makeup can do wonders to make it look even better.
Since Indian weddings are a lot of about drama, makeup does a job primarily on the same lines. But sometimes, brides tend to go a little overboard, use the wrong products and techniques which are rectified in the wedding album but by then it is unfortunately too late.
So to ensure that you as a bride look every bit glamorous, we asked our makeup experts about how to avoid makeup disasters and it’s time for all you brides-to-be to take notes.
Don’t Replicate A Look
‘Social media these days is flooded with makeup blogs and images and brides wish to replicate the same on their wedding day which is not advisable’ says Vandana Piwhal. A specific look might suit a specific face cut but may not look appealing on you. Customization according to the expert is the key to look ravishing.
One Single Primer Doesn't Do the Deal
If your makeup artist primed your facial skin and started off with your makeup, don’t be okay with it! Gazala’s years of experience tell that as important as it is to prime the facial skin, eye primers and lip primers play a role very crucial.
Don't Lose On The Traditional Charm
When asked Misha from Pooja and Misha what comes to her mind when she thinks of an Indian bride, she immediately said gold and bold and that’s the makeup she abides by. Misha feels that an Indian bride must stay closer to the traditional look which can be achieved with a winged liner, dark kohl and a touch of desi.
Don’t Experiment with New Products
Zara from Zara’s Makeovers gives this one as a warning. New products can sometimes irritate the skin and cause break-outs which are so severe that even makeup can’t do much to help. So 15 days prior to your wedding, stick to your same beauty regime and avoid adding new products to it.
Don't Overdo Your Makeup
Bridal makeup sure is heavier than the everyday drill but Amita Ahluwalia suggests that brides should still abide by the less is more look. Especially for day weddings, too much color on the eyes or a bold lip should be kept at bay.
Don't Use Makeup which is Not Waterproof
This rule is said enough but practiced less. According to Prerna Khullar, waterproof makeup is the most essential for Indian weddings. ‘You don’t want your mascara to be smudging and lipstick to be bleeding by the end of your event right?’ laughs Prerna!
Summers say Skip the Highlighter
As much as the makeup world is obsessing over highlighters, Amita feels summer brides should either skip it or use it very carefully. ‘Since Indian skin type normally has an oily T-Zone, a highlighter can further make the face look greasy and dull.
Don't Go For Conventional Bridal Look
Who said smoky eyes were not meant for the bride? Gazala feels whatever is in trend is tailor-made for the modern bride and smoky eyes is particularly a trend which looks gorgeous with lehengas.
Don't Compromise on Quality
Even if your makeup artist assures that he/she will use quality makeup, a double check on your part is mandatory suggests Vandana Piwhal. Quality makeup not only makes your face look flawless but assures longevity making you look visionary in your wedding pictures.
Ditch the Monotonous High Bridal Bun
Most brides are seen sporting a high bun for their D-day look and Pooja and Misha do not seem to appreciate the repetition. ‘Soft curls, messy braids, flower buns, there is so much to do’ Misha says.
Don't Contour Excessively
Contouring does give the face a chiseled structure but excessive contouring can make the face look weak and steal the bridal glow. Especially for brides who naturally have high cheekbones, contouring doesn't stand necessary!
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Don't Imbalance The Look
This is the thumb rule of bridal makeup according to Prerna Khullar. If the eyes are glittery, the lips need to be subtle and vice versa! A balanced look comes out beautifully in pictures and makes a bride look like she has never looked before.
Follow these makeup tips for a look which can steal the show.
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