Who needs an overpriced make-up artist when you’ve got yourself a couple of helpful tips from us! Granted it’s sometimes nice to be pampered and fussed over, but you can totally do away with the professionals for wedding functions like the mehendi, And if you’re confident of your skills (we believe in you!), you could even do it yourself for your wedding. All you’ve got to do is follow our 10-step “how to do bridal makeup at home” guide to flawless bridal beauty.
ID Your Make-Up Inspiration
Any how to do Pakistani bridal makeup at home guide worth it’s salt must start by saying that it’s crucial for you to do your own research and find reference images of different looks that you like. Once you’ve narrowed down the look you know will work on you, search for tutorials online to get it 100% right. Now it’s time to learn how to look your best on your big day.
Start Prep 2-3 Weeks In Advance
You need to moisturised every single night before you get to bed and use a good quality sunscreen during the day. Stressing out and constant dehydration will lead to your skin looking worse as your D-day closes in. The better you treat your skin, the better it’ll look and the less make-up it’ll need. Make sure to cleanse, tone and moisturised in that order. Toning helps dissolve dead skin cells. Keep your lips moisturised 24×7 as well, specially in the week leading up to the wedding. Keeping yourself hydrated and moisturized hence forms step two of our “how to do bridal makeup at home” guide.
You need to spend the maximum time getting your skin perfect using primer, foundation and concealer (explained in the next step). Start by applying the primer over all textured areas on your face including breakouts, uneven surfaces, and even those tiny wrinkles around the eyes and lips. Use an oil-free foundation if you feel you need more coverage. If not, just apply a tinted moisturiser using your fingers in a circular motion from your face down to your neck, and you can have a look that approaches airbrush bridal makeup, but in the comfort of your own home and at your convenience.
Conceal All Your Secrets
Secret blemishes that is! Use a highly pigmented cream concealer for visible blemishes and broken blood vessels. Focus on the under-eye area, nose and any other red spots. But avoid caking it on as concealer has light-reflecting pigments which will look ghostly in pictures. Important tip: Always pat the concealer on your skin instead of rubbing it in.
Shape Your Face
Add structure to your face by contouring with a brown-matte shade which is darker than your skin colour. When you suck in your cheeks you’ll see the hollows, apply the contouring product there and blend. Next, highlight using a shimmer power on the T-zone and cheekbones. Your skin will glow when the camera light falls on it.
All About The Eyes
Use an eyeshadow base to hold down the eye makeup. Look for neutral eyeshadow shades in browns, golds and bronzes. None of the peacock stuff. Use a light shadow colour all over the eye, a medium colour on the crease and add more eyeshadow to the corners of the eye for extra effect. Here’s a “how to do Pakistani bridal makeup at home” tip: Use a shimmery colour to highlight your brow bone.
The 3 E’s—Eyeliner, Eyelashes And Eyebrows—And In That Order
Use a black or brown kajal for your waterline. Then apply a gel or liquid eyeliner. For added drama create a cat or winged eye at the corner. Curl your lashes and apply three coats of a waterproof mascara, unless you want to use false lashes. Fill in the natural line of your eyebrows with a shade closest to your hair colour using a liner and brow powder—pay maximum attention to the ends of the brows.
Blush Like You Mean It
Always apply blush on the apples on your cheeks, at a two to three-finger distance from your nose. You don’t want to add redness to your face unnecessarily. For a natural blush, swipe in a check mark motion.
Set It Right
You’ll need a loose translucent dusting powder to set your make-up once you’re done. A light-reflecting setting power will blend your entire look and make it look even and complete. Be sure to find one in a colour that matches your skin tone.