Wedding makeup dos and don’ts


Lord of Penmai
Jul 5, 2011
Wedding makeup dos and don’ts

Ready to walk down the aisle but clueless about what kind of makeup will suit you?

Makeup is an integral (and migraine-inducing we must add) part of weddings. Most brides love to play up their eyes for their weddings. However, refrain from matching your makeup to the shade of your attire. Having two distinct lines of colours in your eyeshadow is extremely tacky. Eye makeup should be so perfect that it draws attention to your face but is not distracting at the same time. Before you go all out with your arsenal, go through our definitive list of dos and donts:

Absolutely Do:
Appoint a makeup artist
Ok so you are good at doing your own makeup but your wedding makeup should not look like everyday makeup. It makes sense to get professional help. Also, all the stress related to marriage leaves most brides jittery. Doing your makeup while you are a bundle of nerves isn't a good idea. Try and test more than a few makeup artists, discuss the look that you have in mind, and appoint someone who can give you exactly what you want.

Eye drops are handy
Lack of sleep, stress or just shedding tears (some brides do get emotional) might leave your looking tried and irritated. You don't want your eyes to itch and look red. Try keeping a bottle of eye drops at hand and make sure to use a brand you are familiar with. Remember not to indulge in any product or regime (hair and skin related) four weeks before the wedding.

This is one of the most important and also one of the most difficult advice to follow. Indian weddings are known to sap the energy out of you. However, it is necessary that you get enough sleep to look and feel fresh. Dark circles can be covered with concealer however, puffy eyes are more difficult to camouflage.

Matte eye shadow
Bridal outfits are full of bling and so is the jewellry. It makes sense to go easy on the bling makeup-wise. Use matte eyeshadows since they don't reflect light so your eyes won't look shiny in pictures. Use a highlighter under the brow bone as this really makes your eyes stand out.

Absolutely Don't:
Go overboard with eye makeup
Although a lot of makeup artists will be tempted to load your eyes with makeup, steer clear of heavily done up eyes. It's your wedding, not a Halloween party you are heading to.

Coloured contacts
They spell crass with a capital C. Avoid all shades of blue, green, grey, etc. Your makeup artist should do a fabulous job with your makeup such that you don't have to depend on contact lenses to make them stand out. Unless you are wearing a natural shade of brown stay away from coloured contacts.

Concealer that is too light
Apply a concealer that matches your skin tone. It must not be dark and certainly not lighter unless you want to look like you have two headlights for eyes.

Get carried away by trends
Some trends are classic, while some are purely fads. Five years down the line, you might cringe looking at your wedding pictures. So stay away from trends and opt instead for classic styles or something that's an in-between.

No dark eyeshadow
Perfectly done up smoky eyes look classy. It's a great look for weddings too provided you do it with lighter colours. You want your eyes to look feminine and bridal but not punched. You are better off without colours like black, brown, grey, charcoal, etc.

Wear frosty, shiny eyeshadows
Like we said before bridal lehengas and jewellry are extremely blingy, so when it comes to makeup you can leave shiny, shimmery, sparkling, frosted makeup out. These type of eyeshadows also reflect a lot of light which means they could affect how you look in your pictures (in a bad way).

No tweezing on D-day
You absolutely must not tweeze your eyebrows on your wedding day. You might end up with angry, red patches as you walk down the aisle and that surely isn't how you want to look in your pictures.

Wear falsies
Is your wedding day going to be your first time wearing false eyelashes? Then by all means don't wear them. If you still insist on wearing falsies, then try wearing them a few times before the actual day. You want to enjoy your wedding without having to worry about your falsies falling off.


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Dec 2, 2011
Good sharing Viji....will be vey useful for many girls
Feb 13, 2013
Make up is all fine; but try to get a good quality skin beforehand. Use home-made remedies for basic skin care like mint leaves for acne and under eye bags, lemon, yoghurt, turmeric, sandalwood powder etc. Also, never use substandard cosmetic products; invest in good quality moisturizers, face washes, toners etc. Trust products from good brands like parachute, etc.

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