It is true that your makeup on your wedding day will be handled by an expert but you need to make sure that you do your homework before appointing a makeup artist. After all, you know what you want.
1. Match the makeup with your attire
Take a look at your clothes and jewellery. Consult with your makeup artist beforehand about the looks which will go with the dress. Select the one which you want to do on the day. Do not go in for any last minute changes.
2. Choose the right foundation
Choosing the right foundation is very important as you don’t want to look ghostly or darker than usual. A yellow toned foundation looks better in photographs while a pink based one may make you look washed out. The goal will be to choose a shade which matches your skin tone. Choosing a tone lighter than yours for your bridal makeup Indian style will create a wheatish effect on your face.
Apply foundation on other exposed parts of the skin like hands, neck, back as well as ears. This way your Indian wedding makeup will look a lot more natural.
3. Use a highlighter
Use a highlighter instead of shimmer or glitter. The main attempt should be to make the skin appear glowing and not shimmery. Highlight the bridge of the nose, the chin, the forehead and around the perimeter of the face.
4. Design your own Vanity
Wedding is an exciting time to shop for new products. Take your time in exploring different brands and different tools for applying makeup. Don’t be shy to take advice from friends and experts. Shop for products that you are confident to use and indulge in some extra shades of lipsticks and eyeshadow, just in case. Keep seperate sets in your vanity for evening look and day time look.
5. Check the weather
Have a wedding during summers, spring or winters? Choose sheer and light makeup as these will be most appropriate when the weather is hot and humid.
Another important factor to keep in mind is the time. If you have the ceremonies in the day time, then keep makeup minimal and opt for a more natural look. If you are going for night time wedding, keep the makeup heavy and add more colors.
6. Choose the right lipstick
Choose a long wearing lipstick for the D day. You don’t want to be applying it every hour. To keep your lipstick/ lip color from staining your lips, put a finger in your mouth and close your lips. Pull out the finger; this will take out all excess lip color.
7. Use clean brushes
Whether you are doing the makeup yourself or a makeup artist is doing it, always use clean brushes and other applicators. You don’t not want to get infected by bacteria.
8. Eye makeup ready
Liquid and gel linera are both sturdy and provide excellent finish. Choose the one you are more comfortable with as sometime liquid liner can be tricky to apply on the lower lid. To keep your eye makeup in place, sweep a bit of translucent powder over it and under the eyes. This prevents the meltdown and raccoon eyes.
Shimmer looks great but keep it limited to only one part of the face. Either do a shimmery eye or a shimmery lips.
9. Fake eye lashes
Want some fake lashes? Try them on few days before the wedding to check if you are comfortable with them. Also use dark colored lash glue so that it matches the skin tone.
10. Filling up the brows
Do not use black to fill in the brows. Use brown shade or taupe shade to fill up the brows. The best way to get a natural looking brow is to use powder instead of pencils.