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Showing posts with label indian bridal looks. Show all posts

Tips and Tricks of Indian Bridal Make-up

Every bride, ever since she is a little girl dreams to look like a princess on her D-day.  From her bridal wear to hairdo and make-up, she picturise it and fantasise about it her whole life. She strives for perfection and this drives her crazy.

So, if you are also one such bride-to-be and is stressed about the Indian bridal make-up tricks, worry not as we are going to share the tips for perfect make-up on your wedding day.

Choose your cosmetics wisely
Make sure you choose the right products keeping in mind your skin type. Use cosmetics which are tried and tested by you earlier. Don’t fall prey to experimentation on your special day as if the product doesn’t suit you, it might lead to skin allergy or rashes which may spoil the most crucial day of your life.

Prep up for pre-bridal
For the much required wedding glow, one should always resort to pre-bridal pampering session. The cleansing and facial regimen will give you the glow and radiance you always want. Make sure that you cleanse, tone, moisturise and exfoliate your face regularly.

It is very important that your skin is hydrated properly to give you a fresh look on your wedding day. You can use home-made face packs to get rid of oil and acne as well as for the unblemished complexion you are striving for.

Make-up Hacks
Make-up may make or break the look. Wearing right amount of make-up is very important. It shouldn’t be over the top and shouldn’t give you a cakey look.

Go for an understated and subtle make-up that enhances your features and suits your skin type.

For the Face
Start with applying primer. The primer helps to even the skin. It also helps the make-up to stay longer. Once you are done with primer, proceed with the foundation. Foundation is the base of any make-up. Make sure you use the colour that matches your skin type.

Check the colour in day light to be sure before you use it on your wedding day. Another point to be considered while selecting the foundation is that it should be long-lasting matte finished foundation. Apply foundation evenly on the face and let it settle for a while.

Dust the pressed powder over the foundation to set the foundation and to keep it in place. Also, it helps to absorb any extra oil that comes out of the pores. The next step is using a concealer over the areas like under-eye circles, corners of the nose and lips. It hides discolouration, blemishes and any acne spots on the skin and makes you look flawless.

If you have a broad nose or round cheeks and you are worried your pictures won’t come as good as you want them to be, try contouring. Contouring is an art of re-shaping the features with the use of one shade darker foundation or bronzer than your actual skin tone.

It is like giving an illusion of a sharp nose and chiseled cheeks with the darker foundation. This makes you look sharp, sleek and picture-perfect.

Blush and Illuminator
Once you are done with the base, next step in Indian bridal make-up is to lighten and brighten the face. For that, one needs to use the blush powder in shades of pink, peach or rose. Blush is used on the apple of cheeks, bridge of the nose and slightly on the forehead to give an impression of natural pink colour of the skin.

This not only makes your face look radiant and glowing but also makes you look ravishing in the photographs. After blush, make sure you use an illuminator on your cheeks to have a little tint of shimmer which is very important for a bride. After all, it’s your day and you need to shine!  

For the eyes
Eye make-up is the most important part of Indian bridal make-up. It’s the dramatic eye make-up which brings the real change. A beautifully done eye make-up is a blessing for any bride. It not only makes you look like a diva but also enhances the best feature of your face.

That is why, eye make-up is extremely crucial and it should be done with the utmost care. For that, start with applying primer and foundation over the eyes.

Use a brow pencil which is a shade darker than your brow hair to darken your eyebrows and to give them a defined shape. After that use an eye shadow that matches with your attire and apply it evenly. Make sure you apply it till the edge of an eye.

Outline and define your eyes by using an eye-liner and kajal pencil. Use a hint of shimmer to highlight your eye-shadow. Lastly, make use of an eye-curler and water-proof mascara for the fuller butterfly eye-lashes.   And let your eyes do the talking!

For the lips
Use a warm and flattering lip shade while doing Indian bridal make-up. Make sure you use neutral colour lipstick or lip gloss if your eye-make is dark. Don’t highlight both lips and eyes at the same time. Apply lipstick with the help of lip brush along the natural line of lips.

The lipstick should be applied from one corner to the other evenly. Use lip-liner as the same colour of the lipstick to make it more defined. Avoid dark coloured lip-liners as it looks artificial in photographs.

I’m sure with these handy Indian bridal make-up tips, you will nail it and look like the most stunning bride you always dreamt to be!

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The Indian Runway Bride: Different Indian Bridal Looks

The coy Indian bride has come a long way and what we see today is a confidant woman who dresses according to her taste, individual style and culture for her big day. She is more of East meets West and the fusion can be seen in today’s bridal wear. The different Indian bridal looks have a more global approach nowadays.

In India mainly the bridal wear comprises of a saree, lehenga, salwaar kameez or an anarkali suit. The events associated with the Indian weddings like the Sangeet, Mehendi, Haldi and the cocktail party have also opened doors for different Indian bridal looks to suit the event. Adding to it the cultural diversity brings out more Indian bridal looks like the South Indian, Maharashtrian, Gujarati, Bengali or the North Indian bride. 

When we consider the saree, it is no longer the age old attire. The blouse worn with the saree has undergone a huge transformation. Sometimes it is the show stealer from the saree, and gives that edge to the outfit. The sarees also portray a look with jackets and sometimes instead of the unstitched drape brides also go for a fitted saree.

Here are some of the modern Indian bridal looks:
Applique and zari saree
Pre-draped Saree
Crystal blouse
Culturally in India the saree is more popular as bridal wear in Maharashtra, Bengal, Orissa and down South. We can see the brides from there decked in Kanjivaram, Banarasi or Paithani style silk sarees.
Bengali bride in red and white banarasi saree
The South Indian Kanjeevaram
Maharashtrian Paithani saree (Source: Pinterest)
The lehenga originated from the north of India but has gained popularity across regions as bridal wear. It has a heavily embroidered skirt teamed with a blouse and stole. The lehengas can be paired with a Gujarati style shorter blouse with bare midriff or the Northern style longer fitted jacket type blouse. The elaborately done lehenga with a big flare gives a royal princess look because of which it has become popular with the girls today.

Opulent red lehenga

Four piece lehenga

Traditional Gujarati inspired Lehenga

The Anarkali suit again due to its flare and volume like the lehenga is a great bridal choice. The difference is that in an Anarkali suit the top is one piece almost reaching the ankles and it is generally worn with churidar pants below. The look is completed with an embroidered stole, or the new trend, a jacket.
Anarkali jacket set

Red embroidered anarkali
The salwaar kameez bride can generally be seen in Punjab region of India. This outfit is preferred by the Indian ladies as daily wear or office formals due to the comfort factor. This outfit however will offer a subtle bridal look as compared to the sarees and lehengas.

In the cocktail parties of the modern day Indian bride, the gowns have also found a place. The Indian bridal looks with gowns can be traditionally inspired or can have a complete modern feel to it.
Corset Gown with traditional embroidery
Modern gown

A bride can mix and match from the plethora of the different Indian bridal looks for her big event. She can wear the traditionally relevant (depending upon her family’s lineage) saree or lehenga for her wedding day and opt for contemporary bridal wear for other events.

A wedding is a once in a lifetime affair, so brides, show all your Indian bridal looks with all the show stopping attires. The wedding runway is all yours!