The big fat Indian wedding is a celebration like no other. New age brides start planning months in advance to make sure everything is just spectacular. Bridal beauty is one of the most important steps on the wedding agenda. It’s always best to choose your makeup artist and hairstylist based on the styles you love. Once you have made your pick, make sure you have enough time for trial runs before the D-day. The best bridal looks are always a collaborative effort between the MUA and the bride.
Before you plunge yourself into the wedding frenzy, here are 4 trending bridal looks to discuss with your makeup artist:
Barely-There Bridal Beauty
Light base and nude lips are the current favourites among new age brides – thanks to celebrity weddings like Viruska’s fairytale in Italy. The traditional yet natural look is gaining more and more fans with minimalism taking over the reins from classic glamour. The bold red lips give way to pastel pinks and peaches, shimmers step down as the dewy finish take over – simplicity is certainly the sophistication.
There’s no restriction on this look – although, it is undoubtedly made for day weddings. But even for the evenings, if the rest of the bridal trousseau is steeped in glamour, this look can certainly make heads turn.
The Pastel Party
This one is a sure shot hit among the morning brides – it’s a play around the softer shades, but certainly not understated. Instead, the bride can go for fresh and dewy base accentuated by defined lips in popping pinks or corals. A bit of shimmer on the eyelids, amps up the glamour and swipe of eyeliner to keep everything in line. A dab of blush wouldn’t be out of place either.
If you are a sucker for pretty pinks, give it some character by opting for a unique shade – grapefruit or salmon works well with the Indian skin tone. You can even mix and match multiple pink hues with your wedding attire and makeup. An expert makeup artist can help you blend it all in to create a stunning look.
The Boho-Chic Bride
Boho-chic is one look that’s been going strong in fashion and beauty – be it everyday style or bridal. Bridal boho comes with a hint of glamour – textured braids for the hair, crazy colours in smoky finish on the eyes, floral accents et al. If you want more drama, get a touch of bronze on the eyes for a bit of shimmer and sparkle.
A versatile bridal makeup look that can find its place in both day and evening wedding ceremonies, the boho-chic certainly needs an experts treatment to find its right style. Keep your skin tone, the dress, and jewellery in mind when planning out this unique beauty look.
The Red Queen
No one can topple the Red from its position of power in Indian bridal beauty. Classic and elegant, the royal Indian bridal hue is in itself a statement – a commitment to age-old traditions and the fearlessness to carry it off with grace.
As most Indian brides stick to red for their wedding saree or lehenga, incorporating the same colour into their makeup is quite the challenge for a bridal MUA. But an experienced professional would know the right hues to make a lasting impression. The key is to focus on one area – bold and bright red lips with a matching bindi or rose-gold shimmer for the eyes and cheeks.