To every woman, her wedding is just about the most important occasion in her life. Every woman will go to any extreme to look her best on that special day. In the past, friends and relatives played an important part, in dressing up the bride in all her finery. Today, that handiwork is entrusted to professionals, who attend to every minute detail of the bride's appearance – right from the bridal outfit through her hairstyle to the color of her nail polish.
Bridal makeup is an essential part of a bride's appearance. Along with her stunning array of jewelry and her spectacular wedding dress, are a cosmetic makeup and a coiffure to make heads turn.
It is essential to use makeup that goes well with the bride's features and complexion. Indian bridal makeup is rather dazzling with blues and golds dominating, but it should be borne in mind that such colorful splendor should enhance rather than subdue the radiance of the bride. The makeup should be subtle enough to cover any imperfections and yet highlight the bride's strong points to her advantage.
Since bridal makeup today, is far more important than it was in our grandmothers' days, here are a few tips to help you along the way … Consider having your makeup done professionally. If, however, you choose to do it yourself, consult an expert and learn whatever is necessary. Ask for advice on how to attain that 'perfect look.'
Choose the most lightweight foundation possible while still getting the exposure you need. Heavy establishments are rather noticeable. Have your eyebrows arched 3-5 days before the wedding. You may experience some redness after the procedure, and that can be difficult to conceal.
Your eyes represent your soul, and on this day at least, your eyes will most likely be filled with joyful tears. Prepare your eyelids with an eye shadow base or a little face powder. Use waterproof mascara allowing each coat to dry for a few seconds before applying the next layer. If you expect to cry a lot, leave your lower lashes clean, this minimizes smudging.
Stick to a soft and delicate tone for lipstick, since bold or dark colors might be overpowering. Remember to match the hues in your blush to those in your lipstick. Consider the lighting in the area where the wedding will take place. If you are to be married in the sunshine, go for lighter or softer colors.
If you expect to be in a hall with very low lighting, deeper tones work best. Contour your face with blush or bronzer, even if it's not part of your daily routine. It will give your skin a healthy glow and subtly define your features.
You should test your makeup at least two weeks before your wedding to leave time to make any adjustments. It's your day! You've got to set the world around you on fire!