A wedding is that one time in a girl’s life where nothing else matters - the relatives don’t matter, the place doesn’t matter, the food doesn’t matter. All that should matter is to look absolutely stunning on your special day and to successfully transform into everything you’ve ever dreamed of as a little girl. And so, we bring you 8 gorgeous hair and makeup looks for inspiration. These varied looks are for every kind of bride and for every kind of wedding. This is the part where you tag your makeup artist. ;)
1. Quintessential red bride
There is something very traditional about the colour red. If you’re going for a traditional look on your big day, then this hair and makeup inspiration is for you. Pick a blend of golden and red hues for your face and eyes if it's an evening wedding. Golden and red go very well with a wheatish, Indian skin tone.
How to: Hues of golden and brown have been blended on the eyelids with a bold winged eyeliner for a retro look. The hair has been twirled to form a messy bun with interlocked curls. Paint your nails with a mixture of red and golden glitter paint. A bindi finishes off this look.
2. The pastel bride
We are totally in love with pastels this season. And what better than subtle makeup to go with a pretty pastel outfit? For a day function, keep it simple with a dash of highlighter and a more natural/nude look with defined eyes.
How to: The face is given a clean look with a shimmery base and highlights to define your best features. A light pink adds blush to the cheeks, with a sparkly silver used as eyeshadow. Keep the lips understated with a pastel, creamy pink or nude lipstick. An accessorised braid adds drama to your look while two-toned nails bring a modern element to this look.
3. Morning bride
Another morning-wedding makeup classic is a clean face with a pop colour on the lips from the Show Stopping Illuminate Bridal collection, which is inspired by the Lakmé Salon bridal show by Payal Khandwala at the Lakmé Fashion Week Winter-Festive 2016. A clean look with either bright lips or well-defined eyes makes this look a winner.
How to: Contour and highlight your facial features with dewy tints of of lilac. Define your eyes with a blend of purple and molten gold and finish off with kajal and eyeliner. Coat your lips with a bright colour and pull your hair back into a thick, high bun with flowers intertwined through the strands.
4. Outdoor bride
This look is perfect for a cocktail function when you can go for fusion outfits and don’t have to stick to ethnic wear. We’re totally crushing on the bridal nathni in this look. Pick a pulled-back hairdo if you have a defined jawline and sharp features.
How to: Let blended shades of blue and brown adorn your eyelids with a hint of silvery white on the inner lids. Bright red lips draw the attention away from broad cheekbones and give the illusion of a slimmer face. Take inspiration from this side-parted French braid that’s finished off with curls at the bottom.
5. Royal Indian bride
Mix traditions with modernity with this look. Not only is this beautiful shirt and lehenga combo a dream, it is the perfect example of fusion wear. Highlighting shades of gold and bronze, this ethereal bridal look is the stuff dreams are made of. This look is perfect for an evening wedding that leads to a starry night.
How to: The smokey effect on the eyes comes from blending gold and bronze shades and then finishing off with kajal and a dramatic winged line. The lips are kept nude and glossy to balance out the drama on the eyes. This hairstyle is adorned with locks of wavy hair that forms a neat, attractive bun at the nape of the neck.
6. Eclectic bride
If beautiful eye makeup is your weakness then you’re going to love this look. It has almost a rebellious charm to it. We’re totally crushing on the messy hair and the pastel pink pout from Lakmé’s Illuminate Bridal collection, which focuses on giving the new age bride her moment to shine and feel just like a princess on her D-Day. This look from the collection is perfect for women with rounder faces and for a sundowner wedding or even a mehendi function.
How to: Shimmery shades of metallic purple and pink give the eyes a smoky effect while black eyeliner is used to outline the eyes. The lips have a softer appearance with a coat of matte, nude lipstick. The nude lippie has been blended with a light pink one for a touch of colour. A modern take on the faux bob, your hair can be set in loose curls with an off-centre parting.
7. Sangeet- Fusion
If there’s any outfit that truly serves the purpose of a fancy sangeet function, it is this purple shirt and green lehenga combination. Paired with 60s-style makeup and hair look, it makes for a sangeet classic.
How to: We admit it, we’re drooling over this look. A subtle medley of purple, lilac and pearly silver line the lower lash line while black, winged liner adorns the eyelids. A milkmaid braid forms a tiara on the head while fresh orchids adorn the interlaced braid. The glittery purple and green nails and lilac lips are going to fetch you truck loads of compliments!
Headed for a cocktail function and want to make heads turn? Trust in the power of fusion outfits! Paired with an eye-catching hairdo and fresh, dewy makeup, you are sure to be the centre of everyone’s attention at the cocktail.
How to: A subtle touch of brown and golden hues with softly smudged kajal adorns the eyes. Dewy skin and pink lips enhance the entire look while a neat-upstyle bun creates the a crown of hair. A pop of pink and glitter on the nails adds colour to the look.
*This is a sponsored post for Lakmé Salon. Lakmé Salon Bridal stylists in collaboration with Payal Khandwala presented the Bridal Show at the Lakmé Fashion Week W/F 2016. Lakmé Salon’s Show Stopping Illuminate Bridal Collection is for the bold, adventurous and daring woman on her most special day. You can view the entire collection here.
Published on Sep 22, 2016