Bridal Makeup: Everything You Need to Know to Ace Your D-Day Look
There are certain Do’s and Don’t’s you need to know about your bridal makeup.
There are certain Do’s and Don’t’s you need to know about your bridal makeup.

Bridal Makeup: Everything You Need to Know to Ace Your D-Day Look

Sure, you’re pretty awesome the way you are, but it’s important to hone the best of your features on your wedding day. Gone are the days when you had to rely on the goodness of your neighbourhood salon – the makeup industry is flourishing and how.

Here’s what you need to know when it comes to your makeup on your wedding:

Get Your Friends on Board

Ask four to five of your friends for recommendations and start speaking to these makeup mavens. (Photo: iStock)
Ask four to five of your friends for recommendations and start speaking to these makeup mavens. (Photo: iStock)

Ask four to five of your friends for recommendations and start speaking to these makeup mavens. This will give you an idea of how good or bad they are, as well as an insight into commercials.

On the basis of the first round, feel free to cut out and add a few names that are close to your budget and seem to be liked by those around you.

Important: Go for a Trial Beforehand

Arrange your trial at least two weeks before the functions so that you can actually replace him/her if needed! (Photo: iStock)
Arrange your trial at least two weeks before the functions so that you can actually replace him/her if needed! (Photo: iStock)

I don’t know how or WHY but a lot of my friends have skipped their makeup trial. It’s different if you’ve worked with someone before (which is a rarity) but since it’s your first time, please don’t skip it.

In fact, arrange it at least two weeks before the functions so that you can actually replace him/her if needed!

Browse and Know What You DON’T Want

Even if you’re not sure of what you want, you MUST know what you don’t want to look like. (Photo: iStock)
Even if you’re not sure of what you want, you MUST know what you don’t want to look like. (Photo: iStock)

Browse through Pinterest and Instagram and save references of the kind of makeup that matches your taste and personality.

Remember – you don’t have to succumb to every trend in the book. Even if you’re not sure of what you want, you MUST know what you don’t want to look like – for instance, in my case, cakey makeup that makes my skin look fair, is a big NO NO.

Does Your Makeup Artist Listen to You?

Does the makeup artist listen to you? Does she give you an alternative to a problem? – are the questions you need to ask yourself. (Photo: iStock)
Does the makeup artist listen to you? Does she give you an alternative to a problem? – are the questions you need to ask yourself. (Photo: iStock)

Does the makeup artist listen to you? Does she give you an alternative to a problem? Are you comfortable with the kind of makeup she’s doing?

If time is going to be a huge factor, ask for more details on how many people they have on their team – this way one person can do your makeup, the other can do your hair and the third one can do draping... etc.

Don’t Buy Random Makeup Products

It’s better to only spend on basics you think you’ll need every day – than things like an illuminator or a bronzer when you’ve never used one. (Photo: iStock)
It’s better to only spend on basics you think you’ll need every day – than things like an illuminator or a bronzer when you’ve never used one. (Photo: iStock)

Once you’ve decided on a makeup artist, discuss what you should buy for your trousseau. I’ve seen a lot of brides binging on makeup products they’ve never used before – just because they’re getting married.

It’s better to only spend on basics you think you’ll need every day – concealer, foundation (liquid/mousse), lipsticks, eye pencil – than things like an illuminator or a bronzer when you’ve never used one.

If you’re looking to change your makeup routine, I suggest opting for the bridal kits a lot of brands have now (like Lancôme, Clinique, MAC) where they customise your kit and teach you how to use each product.

Have some more questions? Feel free to ping me on Twitter @manavisiddhanti. Follow @thequint for daily updates on, well, everything!

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