Indian Bridal Make up
A wedding day is an auspicious and important day in the life of every bride and it is natural for each one to want to look their fabulous best, yet retain some of their inherent everyday charm. Since there will be photographs and different lighting, bridal makeup needs to be out of the ordinary.
A bride should be beautiful and not overdone. It is love that makes her beautiful and not the makeup artist. She's the star and has to look like a dream, her face translucent, soft and glowing. More on Bridal and Wedding hairstyles
Indian Bridal Makeup Tips
Bridal makeup plays an integral role in complimenting the bride's facial features, gown and accessories and it must complement each of these wedding elements.
A trial makeup session a few weeks before the big day helps to gain insight into the cosmetic possibilities for the bride and experiment with the look she may finally decide on-be it ultra-glamorous, demure and dignified, lush and vibrant or cool and composed.
Skin rejuvenation treatments are good for brides with normal skin a few weeks before the wedding as this helps rid the skin of dead cells and gives a radiance glow; but brides with oily skin should avoid harsh skin treatments as these can cause over activity of the sebaceous glands, leaving skin more oily. Using mild cleansers and balancers made specifically for specific skin types, is a better bet.
For a flawless complexion, the first step is application of moisturizer about twenty minutes before applying makeup and a bit of oil-based under eye concealer oil-based (in anticipation of possible water works after the ceremony).
Light wearing foundation with a dusting of face powder over it sets the makeup in well and to live up to the tag of a blushing bride, one is advised to go in for a powder blush-on, which is longer lasting than the creamy counterparts.
To light up the eyes, many brides opt for an eyelash perm, which lasts about 9 weeks but using eye shadow primer, then applying a neutral shadow over the eye and prepping the eyelids with a little face powder can gain an equally lush effect. An off-white pencil lining the inside of the lower rims of the eyes can brighten them up. Double coat of waterproof mascara is the final touch for the eyes.
Brides and kissing go hand in hand and for luscious lips on the wedding day, it is recommended that the lips are touched with lip base/balm and outlined with a lip liner first, filled with extra layer of long-wearing matte-color and a hint of gloss to help the lipstick stay on.