What are Some Tips for Bridal Makeup?

A girl’s wedding day is something she has grown up dreaming about, and when it finally arrives, she wants to ensure that the day is nothing less than perfect. From the outfit to the invites and décor, everything must be well-coordinated.

But many times, in the hustle and bustle of the million things that needed to be taken care of before the big Indian wedding, many of us spend very little time perfecting the wedding makeup look, getting our bridal beauty treatments, or finalizing a makeup artist.  

Since a wedding makeup look is something you’ll keep seeing in photographs for all the years to come, it is really important that you pay attention to it. Since we’re all aware of how busy the time leading up to the wedding is, here is a list of Indian bridal look tips that you must keep in mind:

1. Keep the season in mind

When discussing the bridal makeup ideas, your wedding season plays an important role in deciding a lot of things. It can include following makeup trends related to the texture, formulation, and finish of your foundation. For a summer wedding, you don’t need a dewy looking foundation because you will be sweating. And a super matte-finish foundation during the winters will only accentuate the dry patches on your face. Hence, a good makeup tip is to consider your skin type and season before finalizing any makeup products.

2. Ask for a makeup trial

Finding and finalizing a makeup artist can sometimes become a tricky task. Therefore, always ask your makeup artist a few key questions like the products they are going to be using, whether the makeup will be HD or airbrushed, the costs for each, etc. After you’ve understood the basics, discuss the kind of makeup look you have in mind, and asks for suggestions. Remember to request a makeup trial so that there are no unpleasant surprises on your wedding day, and you can make alterations when you still have time.  

3. Face Fix Up Tips

Remember to use a primer before moisturizing, and allow it to blend well with your skin. It helps to keep your concealer and foundation in place and keeps your makeup intact for long hours.

It is also important to use a concealer to cover spots or blemishes. You can even brighten up your skin tone by using a colored concealer like yellow or green concealer to cover the face’s reddish blemishes.  

Then, apply a foundation without SPF and blend it well with a makeup brush or even a sponge. Start from the center of the face, apply the foundation on the other areas, blending it outwards. A foundation that has a matte finish can be a good option. On the other hand, foundations with an SPF can give your face an undesirable ‘flash’ effect in photographs.

If you want a glowing look, use a highlighter on your face’s higher planes like the cheekbones, the bridge of the nose, the center of the forehead, and the Cupid’s bow.  You can shop for any of these products from the Lakmesalon website.

4. Bronzer Tips

A Bronzer is commonly used to contour the face and make it look chiseled and sharp in the photographs. Take a blush brush, apply the bronzer with strokes on the sides of the chin, not on the center. Do the same on the sides of the forehead and the two sides along the nose bone. Blend well.

5. Use only waterproof products

There is no doubt about the fact that your wedding day is the happiest day of your life that is also going to be an emotional rollercoaster. While you can’t really help the tears, you can take steps to prevent them from ruining your makeup by opting for waterproof makeup only.

6. Eyeshadow Tips

Indian brides love gold eye makeup because it goes amazingly well with red, fuchsia, green lehengas, or even saris. So, if you want to play safe, then this color is for you.

Paint your eyelids with a gold or peachy pink shade, use some charcoal shadow on the lids and contours to give a subtle, smokey effect. You can achieve this by using a brown shade on the inner crease area. You can even use golden eyeshadow instead of silver for the brow bones.

7. Lipstick Tips

If you’ve thin lips, then line your lips with a color that goes well with your normal skin tone. If you have plump lips, then line the natural lip line with a darker shade. Remember to wear lipstick that compliments your whole look.

Try to go for maroon or dark red for fuller lips, and peachy pink or light pink for thin lips.

Thin-lipped people can also apply lip plumper instead of a lip gloss, concentrating more on the center of the lip.

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