12 Unbelievably Easy Tips If Doing Indian Bridal Makeup Yourself

12 Unbelievably Easy Tips If Doing Indian Bridal Makeup Yourself 1

Indian bridal makeup is not a cakewalk and believe it or not, most women have dreamt of her wedding day since their childhood. After immense planning and re-planning, the day finally comes with a feeling of excitement and nervousness. Among other important things, the bridal makeup is a very important aspect for the bride. Here are the steps to do your Indian bridal makeup yourself for some amazing wedding pictures

Remember, like other bridal preparations, your Indianbridal makeup preparation also needs to begin a few days ago. Also, avoid experimenting with new makeup products during this time as it may result in unexpected problems and can also be risky if you aren’t skilled at makeup. Use only those products which you’re comfortable and confident in. 

Use a face pack, scrubber and face mask to have your skin clear. Go for a facial only if you’re habituated to it. 

Coming to the wedding day…


Step 1: How to apply a Cleanser

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Before you begin with your Indian bridal makeup, clean your face and neck with a cleanser or a makeup remover. Wash your face with chilled water and pat dry. Apply a light moisturizer. You can choose from

Garnier Micellar Water (₹125) 

Bioderma Micellar Water (₹498)

Forest Essentials Delicate Facial Cleanser- Kashmiri Saffron & Neem (₹325)

Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water (₹660)


Step 2: How to apply a Primer

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Apply a thin layer of primer. Primer gives you an even skin tone, smoothens it and helps the Indian bridal makeup last long. You can go for

Benefit Porefessional Pearl Primer (₹1240)

Nykaa Prep Me Up Face Primer (₹499)

Lakme Absolute Undercover Gel Face Primer (₹499)

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water (₹990)


Step 3: How to apply a Concealer

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Concealer is used to hide the dark circles, blemishes, pimples, tattoos or dark spots. For an amazing Indian bridal makeup, apply a creamy concealer on the area under the eye to hide your dark circles and prepare the base makeup around the eyes. Try amongst the following

Maybelline New Yor Fit Me Concealer (₹475)

L.A Girl Pro Conceal HD Orange (₹595)

Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer (₹595)

NYX Professional Makeup HD Photogenic Concealer Wand   (₹525)


Step 4: How to prepare a base

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After concealing, it’s time to prepare the base for your makeup. Make sure your base matches your skin tone. Use an SPF free waterproof and sweatproof easily blendable foundation. An SPF foundation would reflect light and the bridal pictures won’t come out good.  Apply foundation on your face, neck, jawline, and tap evenly till it blends properly. Choose from

The Body Care Makeup Base Gel (₹270)

Wet n Wild Photo Focus Primer Water (₹499)


Step 5: How to apply Compact & Foundation

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Use a compact powder to help the foundation set properly. 

Nykaa SKINgenius Sculpting & Hydrating Foundation (₹518)

Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation (₹2990)

Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Foundation (₹349)


Step 6: How to bronze and contour the basics

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Get your bronzer, apply it on your cheekbone, upper forehead, nose sides, chin, and cheek lines. Take out your contouring brush, gently tap the brush over an area of the contour color and merge it with the base color. Choose from

Sugar Contour De Force Face Palette (₹799)

Faces Canada Ultime Pro Face Palette (₹899)

Smashbox The Cali Contour Palette (₹3750)

M.A.C Bronzing Powder (₹2800)


Step 7: How to highlight

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Apply a highlighter in the middle of your forehead, upper portion of your nose, under-eye area, jawline and under your lips. Use a bronzer for contouring the remaining areas. Choose any from the ones named below

Nykaa Glow Getter Highlighting & Illuminating Duo Palette (₹699)

Maybelline New York Face Studio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter (₹550)

L.A Colors So Cheeky Blush And Highlight Palette (₹475)

Nykaa Strobe & Glow Liquid Highlighter (₹699)

Step 8: How to apply blush

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Choose a blush matching your skin tone and how deep you want your lip color to be. Avoid he dark eyes, dark blush and dark lips combination. Opt for a light dusty blush to highlight your cheekbones. 


Step 9: How to do the eye makeup

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  • Eye makeup is the most important aspect. Choose an eye shadow that matches your dress color or a golden and smokey black combination which suits almost any of the colors. Start with the golden color first from the inside and move towards the outside. Apply another coat of the same shade from the middle of eyelid towards the corner and blend well. 
  • Use the black eye shadow now to drag a line from the outer corner of the linline towards the lid and blend it well to get a smokey effect. 
  • Apply a thin line of waterproof kajal on the waterline. 
  • Apply a liner with a thinner line from the inner corner of your eyes towards the outer corner in a thicker line and connect it with the black shadow. 
  • It’s now time for a volumizing and curling mascara which gives your eyelashes look longer and thicker. Don’t forget to apply mascara on the lower lashes also. 


Step 10: How to highlight your eyebrows

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Use an eyebrow pencil to have your eyebrows well-shaped without making it much dark which would result in looking false. 

Remove any strays and then fill in your eyebrows, using a brow brush to shape them perfectly. 


Step 11: How to do the lip makeup

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Now it’s time for the lips to be done. Start with applying a thin layer of foundation on the lips as it will hold the color for long. Apply a lip liner of the same shade of your chosen lipstick to shape up your lips, fill it in with your lipstick. Apply another coat to make the color last longer. Dabbing some foundation to the middle of your lower lip will give you a fuller shape. Opt for lighter shade if you have big lips and dark shade if you have thin lips. 


Step 12: ( Exclusively For Bengali brides)

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For a Bengali bride, the forehead decoration is a must-have. It holds a separate attraction among young brides. Since it is such an important aspect and holds great importance it is always suggested to get it done by any professional or any family member to help out as doing it yourself could be risky. 

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