It’s your wedding. With the word ‘wedding’, enough is said, to make one understand you are talking about the most important day of your life. Off late South Indian brides have become extremely conscious of their bridal look. Following are the top South Indian bridal makeup tips which you just cannot miss to look the most stunning South Indian bride.
1. Getting the Right Brand of Long Lasting Bridal Makeup Kit According To Your Skin Type
Before even thinking about the kind of bridal makeup looks you want for the Muhurtam and reception of your wedding, the first and foremost task you need to do is making sure that you get the right brand of long-lasting bridal makeup kit for yourself which suits your skin type. Look out for long-lasting, smudge-free and waterproof cosmetics.
2. Only Tried and Tested Brands, No Experiments on the D-day
Make sure you stick to your usual tried and tested brands so that you don’t have any worries of skin allergies on a prime day. You never know how your skin will react to a new product or brand, so don’t goof up on your wedding day.
3. Starting Off With Exfoliation Is a Must
Exfoliation removes the dead cells and thereby offers you a smooth skin to apply the makeup. Your makeup doesn’t look cakey if it gets a prelude of exfoliation followed with cleansing.
4. Age Old Formula of Cleansing-Toning-Moisturizing
Once done with the exfoliation it is always great to follow the age old regime of cleansing, toning and moisturising. Toning is extremely important after exfoliation which opens up your skin pores.
Toner tones up your skin and keeps you away from fine lines and wrinkles. Finally, end the regime with a good moisturiser to keep your skin hydrated.
5. Multiple Trial Sessions for the Best Bridal Makeup Look
It is extremely important that you go through a few trial sessions to have a practical experience of how you might look like, going by the bridal look you are imagining for yourself.
It might happen that a particular bridal makeup doesn’t go with your face structure or skin tone or the season’s trend. So sit with your bridal makeup artist and discuss the perfect look for yourself on your D-day.
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6. Choosing the Right Primer
Applying a nice primer even before you start off with the base makeup is important as it acts as a base to which your makeup clings to and thus lasts longer; also helps in covering the acne and creases on your skin.
Choose the best primer for your bridal look depending upon your skin type from the wide range of smoothing, oil-controlling, or colour correcting primers available in the market.
7. An Alternative to the Stereotype Foundation
Applying a tinted moisturiser is best recommended for a naturally flawless and glowing skin. This way you get a natural yet glamorous look for yourself. Tinted moisturisers offer lesser coverage compared to the foundations and that plays the trick.
8. Getting the Right Foundation
In case your skin changes with the season then, try what is best suited for the season when you are getting married. Like, in dry seasons if your skin goes way too dry then it’s better to have a cream based or oil based foundations.
But usually, it’s better to get a water based one which is more long lasting and offers a fresher look. Talking about shades, try a few drops on your hand to get the right shade for yourself.
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9. Bridal Makeup Matching Bridal Outfit and Accessories
Before starting off with the bridal makeup look make sure that whatever colour makeup you are using is going with your bridal outfit.
Your blush, lip colour, eye shadows, and everything else should be in accordance to your wedding sari or bridal lehenga or whatever outfit and accessories you are carrying. Violating this major rule will only make your look go horribly wrong!
10. Keeping One Feature at a Time for Highlighting
Always go for only one feature at a time. You may choose either of eyes and lips for the two different days of muhurtam and reception. Highlighting both in the same go will only make you look gross.
In case you need to change multiple outfits for different rituals, use colours like gold, bronze, and neutral shades of brown and pink; whether for eye shadows or lipsticks. It’s important to mention here that if you are willing to get a bridal look having a blood red pout, then it’s better to keep your eye makeup as minimal as possible.
11. Avoid Using Fingers, Use Blenders
There’s a reason why so many blending tools or beauty blenders (as they are called), are being invented, whether it’s the brushes or sponge blenders of different shapes and sizes.
These days you have airbrush kits which give you the best possible blending. Using fingers may end up your makeup go cakey.
12. Correct Bronzer as Per Skin Tone
You might prefer to get a cream based bronzer which is a few shades lighter than your natural skin tone or complexion so that it doesn’t give you a heavy look.
13. It’s Your Wedding, Blush Blush Blush
Avoid the powdery look of a traditional blush by applying a cream blush or cheek stain. They can be easily applied with the help of a blush brush or a beauty blender.
14. All Makeup Blended Well
Bridal makeup usually looks bit louder with so much of colour makeup used. But make sure the entire thing is being blended well. You can’t indulge in having harsh lines, not even a single of them for your bridal makeup look.
15. Not to Forget the Fixing Powder
Fixing Powder offers you a waterproof base that so as to withstand sweat. Considering the climate of South India, brides should never ever skip the fixing powder. You can easily apply it with a powder brush.
16. Get the perfect blend with airbrush
Airbrushes give you the perfect blend. Whether foundation, blush or eye shadows; you can have the perfect blend and touch with the airbrush. So instead of buying multiple blenders and sponges for different elements, you can have just one airbrush for all. Its maintenance is also devoid of any hassles, so perfect in every way.
17. Where to Highlight and Where to Contour
The simple trick to do the highlighting is to look for the pop-up places where the light hits, like the tip of a nose, temple area, cheekbone, brow bone and inner corners of eyes.
On the other hand, the sides of your nose, jawline and the hollows of your face needs the dark shades from a contour kit to five your face a well-sculpted look.
18. Well Defined Eyebrows
Getting a pair of well-defined eyebrows gives you a facelift. Always be cautious of your brow shape. It should be well plucked as per your face shape. Once in the right shape, you can dress it using an eyebrow makeup kit.
19. Eyebrow kit to make your brow more prominent
Not all of us have voluminous and dark eyebrows. So, there are eyebrow kits which help us in getting the right colour and volume for the eyebrows. There are already a number of brands from which one can choose as per preferences.
20. Not To Forget The Eyelashes
You shape up your brow, and leave out your lashes? Not done! Use an eyelash curler from any brand available and get that u-curve to your lashes before applying a generous coating of mascara on them.
21. Right Way of Applying Mascara
Make sure you put more at the ends of the lashes rather than the base. This will give you a more natural look.
22. Stick fake eyelashes to create voluminous dramatic eyes
Fake eyelashes add volume to your eyes. They become more dramatic and in case you are highlighting this particular feature, then fake eyelashes is a must. Get the right size in proportion to your eye shape.
23. Glitter on eye-shadow
Glitters or shimmers, when applied over eye shadows; create a stunningly glamorous effect. So any South Indian bride opting for a shiny look is advised to dab a bit of glitter all over the eye shadow.
24. Contact lenses in Hazel or Light Brown
Coloured contact lenses bring out the best dramatic effect in South Indian brides. Especially the hazel lens adds some sort of mystic element to the beautiful eyes of the South Indian brides.
25. Last But Not the Least: Healthy Routine for Healthy Glowing Skin
Above everything, the one thing that you should start doing with a few months to your wedding is following a healthy routine. No matter how much glamorous makeup you put up using shimmers and cover up your blemishes with concealers, nothing stands like the natural glow.
This is possible only if you eat healthily, drink plenty of water and sleep enough. So more than relying on makeup start following a healthy lifestyle and get that naturally glowing skin.