Easy Wedding Guest Makeup Looks

The wedding season is here and most of us have multiple invites for the month of December! In case you are short on time and are wondering how to quickly do your makeup for all of these weddings then here are a few looks as well as tips and tricks that you can try!

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Pink lips with subtle shimmery eyes are perfect for the daytime. Instead of using a darker shade in the crease, you can even go for a simple shimmery eyeshadow all over the lids with a lengthening mascara to add a wispy feel to your lashes. A green shimmery eyeshadow like the one in the picture will look great for the Mehendi function and you can switch it up with a gold/yellow eyeshadow for the Haldi function. You can skip on heavy contouring and can simply add a subtle blush and highlighter for that healthy glow!

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For the night, slightly darker eyeshadows and dark red or fuchsia lips work the best with most Indian outfits. Just make sure that your lipstick and outfit do not clash with the colours that the bride is wearing, after all, all eyes should be on her! You can go for a winged liner if you are comfortable with that or can create a smokey eyeshadow look (these are easier with a deep brown shade instead of a black eyeshadow and look more guest-appropriate too!). You can go slightly heavier on the highlighter and can add a touch of bronzer for a more glam look, but remember, if your eye makeup is very heavy you can go for a subtler shade on the lips or vice-versa. Balance is key!

Be it day or night, a setting spray is a must to keep your makeup intact throughout the ceremonies. It is also wise to carry your lipstick with you so that you can gorge on the food without worrying about messing it up. Don’t experiment if you do not have enough time to get ready and stick to what you feel comfortable in 🙂

Hopefully, these tips will help you with your wedding guest looks for this season. If you have some interesting makeup hacks that work for you then do let me know in the comments below!

 

 

 

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The Wedding Makeup Guide – How To Look Your Best On Your Wedding Day

One thing that can act as a major dampener on your wedding day is makeup gone wrong. If your eyeshadow is a bit too smoky, your lipstick a bit too vampy, or your foundation a bit too pale, you may end up cursing your makeup artist for the rest of your life- whenever you flick through your wedding album. Here are some steps that you can take to make sure that you don’t look like a cakey, pale, or over-shimmery disaster on your big day.

  1. Decide what you want – There are a lot of factors that will determine the most suitable makeup for your bridal look. These factors include the time of the ceremony, the weather, your outfit, the wedding theme etc. Once your outfit and jewellery are decided for all the functions, skim through a few makeup looks on the internet and shortlist the ones that you like for each event. Take these images with you and discuss with your MUA whether they can work with what you have picked. This is what brings me to my second point – the makeup trial.
  2.  The Makeup Trial – If you have the time and the money, I will highly, HIGHLY recommend getting a makeup trial done. Try out multiple makeup artists if you are not satisfied with the first MUA you pick. Makeup trials allow you to gauge not only the skill of the MUA, but also whether the two of you can work with each other without guns being pulled out. Trust me, I have heard many a horror story of MUAs bullying brides and brides having emotional breakdowns due to the same. A makeup trial is the best time for the MUA to understand your preferences, and to add his or her professional expertise to make them more suitable for you. Take multiple pictures in different lighting, with and without flash, to figure out whether the final look works for you or not.

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  3. The Balancing Act – While some MUA’s can be bullies, most of them know their art well. So if they tell you that the amount of makeup that you are normally comfortable with will not show up at all in the pictures, nine times out of ten – they are right. If you are someone who doesn’t wear a lot of makeup on a daily basis then all the contouring, the false lashes, and the colourful eye shadows might overwhelm you, but remember, you are not a bride on most days. The lighting at the venue will tone down your makeup and your outfit and jewellery will balance it out. So basically, do listen to your MUA with an open mind, most of their suggestions will be right, however, if they insist on making you two shades lighter than you are or decide to put all the colours of the rainbow on your face, run for your life (which is why a makeup trial is important because who can run in their wedding shoes?).
  4. Hair – Your hairstyle is something you might not give much thought to as compared to your clothes, your shoes, and your makeup. However, a good hairstyle can make or break your entire look. Pick a hairstyle that goes well with your makeup and outfit. This will also depend on whether you will have a chunari on your head or not, so choose accordingly.

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  5. The Venue For The Makeup – Most wedding MUA’s these days offer the option to come to your home or the wedding venue to do your makeup. However, this blessing can also be a curse in disguise. Your house or the wedding venue can be very chaotic and the environment can fluster you while getting ready. Also, the MUA could be late due to a number of reasons, which may bring out your inner bridezilla. Furthermore, the dim lighting at most hotels is quite unsuitable for getting your makeup done as you may look totally different once you step out. So unless you have a punctual MUA and a quiet, well-lit place at your home/venue, it may make more sense to visit the makeup studio, where there will be more staff, more products, and more resources in general, to get you ready on time.

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  6. Budget – Budget can be a huge determining factor in which MUA you pick but I will highly recommend selecting one that uses makeup of well-known brands. Personally, I feel that MAC products work really well for wedding makeup and are long-lasting too. If you do not find an MUA in your budget that uses MAC makeup then you can go for Lakme products instead.
  7. Prepping – Your makeup will never sit right if your skin is not in good shape. You need to up your skincare game several months before the wedding to look your radiant best. Check out my bridal skincare post to find out how to take care of your skin when you are a bride to be.

These are my tips on how to get your makeup on point for your wedding day. Let me know what you want the next post of the bridal series to be in the comments below!

Some Do’s and Dont’s for the Bride To Be

The Great Indian Wedding can take a toll on even the attendees, so one can only imagine how flustered it leaves the bride at times. I often receive DM’s on Instagram from brides to be, asking about beauty rituals to follow, skincare tips, hair care rituals, and what not. Which is why I decided to create a list of Do’s and Dont’s for the bride to be, particularly an Indian bride, so that she can be better prepared for the big day.

Dont’s-

1. Don’t use any new skincare/haircare product in the month leading up to the wedding. Whether it is a hair color or a chemical peel, perform patch tests and then start using the product at least 3 months prior to the wedding. This will ensure that you do not suffer from a horrible reaction or end up with a hair color that does not suit you at all on the night before the wedding.

2. Don’t let your makeup artist make you 3 shades fairer than you are. I have heard of horror tales where makeup artists bully the poor bride into wearing a foundation that is way too light for her or an eyeshadow that is too gaudy. How you look on your wedding day is something you will cherish forever, so make sure to go for a makeup artist who has good reviews and who is also accommodating of your own tastes. Remember, nobody looks beautiful just by painting extremely light foundation on their face.

3. Don’t choose stilettoes as your bridal footwear. While heels add a certain amount of grace to a wedding lehenga, stilettoes come with the risk of making you stumble and hurting your feet. Opt for comfortable wedges instead and try them on for a few hours beforehand so that you know for sure that they fit snugly on your feet.

Do’s –

1. Book a makeup trial with your MUA. It may cost you, but nothing is more expensive than looking like a nightmare on your own wedding day. A makeup trial is the only way to know for sure that your makeup artist is able to accommodate your choices, complement your natural beauty, and give you a look that goes well with your outfit and theme of the wedding. There are some MUAs out there who think bridal makeup only means a dark lip and smokey eyes, avoid them like a plague.

2. Try out all your wedding outfits a week prior to the wedding. You may have purchased your wedding outfits over a span of months and some of them may even be heirlooms. Try out each and every outfit a week or two prior to the wedding, just to make sure that they still fit well and that there are no broken zippers. You may have put on or lost a little weight in the lineup to the wedding, so this will give you some room for alterations and will prevent last-minute panic.

3. Feed yourself! Don’t get obsessed with losing 5 kgs in the week before the wedding. A flat belly is not more important than your health. Eat fruits and vegetables in good quantities and avoid dehydrating food items such as caffeine and salty snacks. Nobody would want the bride to faint on the stage, would they?

So these were some do’s and dont’s for the bride to be based on my experience. Let me know if you would want me to start a bridal series with this kind of content to answer the queries of the beautiful brides to be.