Arranged marriage or rishta meetings can be pretty daunting! What do you say? What do you wear? Should you wear make-up? There's so much uncertainty and so many thoughts racing through your mind it's hard to think straight! While the entire experience is nerve-racking for most people, we would really LOVE for you to rock that first impression. Right from your clothes, to your make-up, to your conversations; these tips that will help you breeze through those initial hiccups at a rishta meeting. Just be confident, be YOU!
If you'd like to doll up and put your best face forward, here's what you can do to leave a lasting impression!
The first step is to decide on a location and the time that you're going to meet. If it's a day-date, keep your look minimalistic and fresh. If you're stepping out at night, play up either your eyes or your lips.
Don't go overboard with make-up if you're stepping out during the day. You want to dress to impress, opt for a casual yet modest outfit that won't give away too much. Keep your make-up as close to natural as possible. A cream or a luminous foundation would be the best choice. The L.A. Girl HD PRO BB Cream and the Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation are great options for days when you want your skin to shine through. We recommend using a glowy moisturiser like the M.A.C Strobe Cream to give your skin that little boost of dew. A dash of highlighter on the high points of your face to give you a stunning glow.
Let your eyes do the talking! If you are stepping out during the day, a little kohl and a few layers of mascara are all you need. If you've got an evening date, a soft, smokey eye or smudged out eyeliner topped off with oodles of mascara will have him mesmerized! Pick a soft brown eyeliner pencil like the Lakme Eyeconic Kajal - Classic Brown.
Again, if you're stepping out during the day a nude lipstick is the ideal choice. Pick a browny nude lipstick like the NYX Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream - Stockholm will bring out your natural beauty without looking too overpowering. If you've got a date at night, a bold red lipstick will ensure that he can't take his eyes off you! Check out the Maybelline New York Gigi Hadid Matte Lipstick - Khair (Rs 550)
Keep things casual, don't go OTT with your hair. Keep it real, easies wash and blow dry it a little bit to get rid of any frizz.
A light spritz of a mild fragrance like The Body Shop Japanese Cherry Blossom Fragrance Mist will have you smelling light and fresh all day. If you're going to be out and about all day, keep a small bottle of perfume handy in your purse so you can refresh yourself on-the-go!
And hey, don't sweat it if he doesn't call you back it's his loss! At least your highlighter was on point! *wink*