Wedding day is a very special day for a girl. On this day she remains the center of attraction. So every bride wants to look beautiful and attractive on this day.
Indian bridal makeup is quite different from the kind that is done in other countries of the world. Indian brides wear majestically heavy and gorgeous outfit along with heavy gold jewelries on her wedding day. So it is very important for her makeup to match the brightness and grandeur of her outfit.
Tips For The Perfect Indian Wedding Makeup
To look great on the wedding day, start taking care of yourself at least a month ahead of your wedding. This is because for perfect makeup you need to have good skin. There are many beauty parlors and spas that offer pre-bridal treatments that include body massage, skin treatment, hair treatment, pedicure, manicure etc. You can follow this treatment at home also. Go for regular facial for getting a glowing skin. Go for cleansing, toning and exfoliation of your whole body. The pre-bridal care will make you look stunning on the wedding day.
On the wedding day your makeup should be glamorous yet natural. ‘Mahendi’ which is an integral part of Indian wedding should be applied on your hands and feet. Choose an excellent design a day before the wedding with the help of professional or expert mahendi artist.
The makeup trends used today are glossy and shimmering. For looking beautiful, attractive and elegant, your base makeup should match your skin tone as well as the dress and hairstyle. But it should not look over done. It should be simple yet elegant. For base makeup, wash your face and apply a good quality moisturizer.
Apply some ice on the face so that your makeup can last longer. The color of the foundation should match your skin tone. First apply concealer and then apply foundation evenly blending it well on neck and jaw line. A matte finish and oil free foundation is preferable. End with dusting translucent powder that matches your foundation color for a shine free long lasting makeup.
Also keep translucent powder handy for touch up so that you don’t have shiny forehead or nose in your photographs. As everything from bridal outfit to jewelry you are wearing on that day is loud, your cheek makeup should be minimal. Just a light blush and use of fine matt gold dust is enough for the glow. In various parts of India, the brides’ forehead is decorated with shining beads or sandal paste. Keep this also minimal. Use simple design for it. Overdoing it with complicated design will make your face look crowded.
Indian women mostly have very charming eyes. Draw your eyes with thick black kajal or eyeliner to highlight them and make them look more attractive. Bronze or gold eye shadows should be used to compliment the bright colors of bridal dress. Use black mascara to highlight the lashes. Also brush your eyebrow and apply brown or black eyebrow pencil to highlight them.
The wedding outfit of the bride is mostly red, pink or maroon. So the choice of your lipstick shade should be in between browns and maroons. You can also try various shades of red but not bright blood red as it makes one appear like a vampire. Your makeup on your wedding day should be to flaunt your best features, not to overdo it.