Make-Up Essentials for That Complete Bridal Look

On the most special day of your life, you should be radiating happiness, contentment and bliss. Every bride wants to look her best on her wedding day. But sometimes, things like a runny mascara, smudged lip colour and a streaky, orange spray tan can ruin even your choicest bridal attire.

Hiring a make-up artist isn’t often on the priority list of brides-to-be but doing so ensures that you look stunning in the wedding photos. If you don’t want somebody else to do your make-up and want a professional finish right at home, then following these make-up basics will help you achieve a flawless bridal look enough to impress any Odia groom. Odia Bride

Start with a primer: Apply a thin layer of primer before anything else. Primer smoothes the surface of the skin and evens out the skin tone to ensure a professional make-up application that lasts all day. Think of a primer as lingerie for your face― they smooth, conceal and hold the rest of your make-up in place. For a classic wedding make-up with just a hint of glam, try Prime Beauty Balm from MAC, that comes in a sheer beige tone, or Matte Perfecting Primer from Estee Lauder for an oil-free, even finish.

Don’t forget the concealer: Use a creamy, full coverage concealer on the under eye to appear fresh in any kind of weather and glow in the wedding photos. A concealer can be used to hide everything from dark circles to tattoos without looking pan-caked. Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer is the highest-rated concealer available in India. It blends like a dream, is oil-free and water resistant and is available in ten different shades. If you’re on a medium budget, then go for L’Oreal True Match Super Blendable Concealer.

Get the perfect foundation: Apply just the right amount of foundation for coverage and colour. Use your fingertips to even out a powder foundation, and for a liquid foundation, massage it all over the face and jaw line. Try MAC Studio Sculpt for a smooth and high-coverage finish.

Highlight the eyes: Accent your eyes with a classic black or rich eggplant eye liner. First line your eyes with waterproof, smudge-proof eyeliner and top it off with eye shadow to add softness and drama to the look. Choose from MAC’s Liquid Liner and Revlon’s ColorStay Crème Gel Eye Liner for a smudge-proof look to last upto 24 hours.

Blush blush: Choose a natural looking blusher that matches your skin tone. Try Multi-Blush Cream Blush from Clarins that illuminates your cheeks with four beautiful shades.

Seal the make-up with a highlighter: Highlight your cheekbones, browbones and the corner of the eyes and use a finishing powder to set the make-up. Try the Prep+Prime Highlighter from MAC to bring a soft colour to your skin and Revlon ColorStay Aqua Mineral Finishing Powder to set your make-up.

Finally, some lip love: Use a natural lip liner and gloss in peach, mauve or nude shades. Try Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector from Clarins for pretty puckers.

Simply follow these tips but feel free to play around with shades in accordance to your choices. Remember to nourish your skin well before the big day and follow up with a classic bridal makeup for a natural glow.


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