Some brides would not dream of achieving their ideal beauty look without the help of a celebrity make-up artist. DIYING their make-up is likely a desired option for some, while others may undoubtedly need to relax the fate in their face in a few trusted favourites. Whatever your reason, it will be worthwhile to invest in a few make-up essentials yourself. A wonderful bonus: Your special day provides the ideal opportunity to splurge on some versatile items that will be available throughout the celebrations (and beyond).
To ensure that you are well organized on your big day, we’ve curated a ready reckoner with the most important make-up products in any package, as well as pointers on how to use them.
A long-lasting, high-definition foundation
When it comes down to the nitty gritty, the basis has to be your starting point. Look for a product that not only makes your skin appear flawlessly airbrushed, but also lasts all day. Long-lasting and long-applied terms must be your cue. Another good way to go about it is with a high-definition base that is enhanced with light-replicating pigments. For a first-class effect, stay away from SPF-infused alternatives. Foundation should be applied in sections to your face with your palms in a round motion all the way down to your neck.
A primer that mortifies
Your pores and skin could become a blotchy nightmare if you don’t prepare properly. After all, your make-up must last through the ultimate selfie, toast, and twirl. As a result, primer is absolutely necessary. The general rule is to use a metrifying primer liberally. After you’ve completed your cleaning and moisturizing routine, apply it to your face, lips, and eyelids, then top with a foundation to create a clean base.
A concealer that is simple to apply.
You may not get enough sleep during your wedding ceremony festivities, but it is the only time when you need to look your best. This necessitates a high-coverage concealer that doesn’t crease or spread and blends in flawlessly with your skin tone to conceal unforgiving last-minute zits, blemishes, or discoloration. After applying foundation, dab a creamy component at the inner corners of your eyes and blend it outwards as quickly as possible into the shadow areas with your fingertips. Do you want to hide a zit? Simply apply concealer to the very top of it and blend until it’s completely covered.
A blush will help you instantly fake a healthy flush, making it an essential addition to your bridal beauty kit. Brides with dry skin should consider using a cream blush—just a few dabs will give you a dewy glow. If you have oily or everyday skin, the powder blush is a great option. A liquid can be used to add extra pigmented components. Layer blushes of various textures to keep the coloration in place and provide long-lasting coverage.
A powder for putting that is compact.
Using a pressed or free putting powder, secure your base. Extra oils can be absorbed with a single swipe of a broom, resulting in a visibly perfect finish. Later touch-ups may be possible with a shorter length.
An eyeshadow palette with everything you need
Your wedding day is the ideal opportunity to throw a few punches together with your eye makeup. Look for a palette that incorporates both neutrals and metallic tones. Warm, earthy tones are appropriate for Indian skin. Gold, bronze, and copper shades also go well together, and the modern Indian bride can choose these colours without a second thought.
Make-up for the eyes that is waterproof
A water-resistant component is the most convenient way to smudge-proof, sweat-proof, or even tear-proof your eye make-up. Make sure you have a highly pigmented, long-wearing eyeliner in your makeup bag. Is there yet another non-negotiable? A mascara, to be precise. But, before you go out and buy one, think about whether you want one for duration or volume.
A highlighter with a lot of pigment.
When applied to the high points of the face (cheekbones, tip of the nose, forehead bones, and Cupid’s bow), a highlighter can provide the perfect pick-me-up and give you a lit-from-inside glow. Choose your components based on the look you want to achieve: a powder highlighter will give you a matte finish, a cream or balm model will give you a dewy finish, and a liquid highlighter will give you the most intense colour pay-off.
Lipstick is the final step in your bridal makeup and is a must-have. Always have a red, crimson, and nude on hand. While matte formulations will last the longest, don’t be afraid to go for a creamy option.