Dramatic or subtle, vintage or natural – whichever you prefer, renowned make-up artists Natasha Nichol and Virginia Holmes from FAT M, Make-up school tell you how to get the look you desire.
The Vintage Bride
Everybody loves a little bit of a vintage romance even in their wedding make-up! Keep skin matte but sculpted with contouring and a hint of an earthy toned blush. Stay away from bright blush as the lips in this look are strong and you don’t want them to clash.
Since it’s a day look, keep eyes neutral with very little shimmer, just create a light socket contour and draw on a nice graphic winged liner instead. You can channel the 50s 60s Indian heroines for inspiration! For lips use blue based reds or shades of wine and burgundy. This is a great look, very polished and a classic.
The Glowing Bride
If you have a great skin, show it off with a natural look. Skin should look fresh and dewy. Using highlighters and illuminator is a good idea. You can mix illuminator into your foundation or use highlighter on the high points of the face like the cheekbones, bridge of the nose, centre of the forehead and chin, add a little to your cupid’s bow as well. A little contouring at the temples, under the cheek bones and jaw line will give you a more sculpted effect if you want it. Cream blush is also a great idea as it adds colour and freshness to the face. If you have oily skin, go for gel or powder blush instead.Keep eyes neutral with some gold or bronze shimmer, a light crease contour and soft eyeliner. Don’t forget to add a good amount of mascara as well. Keep lips natural but not very nude. A pink or peach toned lipstick on the warmer side will add to the freshness.
The summertime bride
Colours of summer look wonderful on an Indian bride. The trick though is keeping the hues subtle so as to not look clownish! The skin of this look can be quite similar to the glowing bride but more bronzed .Bronzer can easily make you look healthier and glowing. For eyes too, use shades of gold or bronze with thin black eyeliner or a smudged smoky liner on both top and bottom lashes. Use a lot of mascara and don’t shy away from some natural false lashes or individual lashes. The lips in this look make the statement. Pink or orange based reds that just pop, bright fuchsias or corals are all great options, you can choose according to what you wear.
The Metallica Bride
No we don’t mean a heavy metal look! Metallic’s have been very big this season on the eyes, especially in jewel tones shades of purple, blue and green, these are great and work so well in an Indian wedding. You can try a smoky eye with one or more of these colours together. If you’re not a big fan of colour on the eyes, you can always go for bronze, copper and gold too with hints of colour. Try to avoid silver as it can wash out Indian skin. Skin should look nice and lively but not overly done so as to not take attention away from the eyes, same goes for the lips. A pretty nude or light pink will go perfectly with this look.
The Bollywood Bride
This look is very sexy and not for the faint hearted. At the same time, it is very easy to go overboard with this look so one has to go about it carefully. The skin is highlighted and made glamorous with a lot of sculpting. Bronzing works magic in this look. Eyes can be done up in any colour with a lot of sheen and shimmer, kohl can be used to rim the eyes and a liner works too! Lashes should look lush so mascara and some tasteful falsies are a must. Lips can be done up with red or pink depending on how heavily the eyes are done. A little gloss can be applied at the centre of the lips for that extra oomph.