How to look the perfect bride
Wedding season's round the corner, are thoughts of the wedding day worry you? Here’s how to look impeccable on the biggest day of your life. Read on.fashion and trends Updated: Nov 21, 2010 13:57 IST
"Keeping the emphasis on the beautifully shaped full lips and well contoured rosy cheeks is the trend this season," says beauty expert Surbhi Chhabra. Rainbow shades or peacock shades are what brides are preferring. Munjal says, "Two to three hues blended for a dramatic effect whether horizontally or vertically, is the trend." Metallic pigments, diamond crystals or shimmering glitters for eye shadow in the shadow line and heavy coloured kajal in contrasting tone with glitter liner is a must to be tried out. Even coloured lashes are in trend for a doll eye look.
Munjal says, "The trend is more to give a blushing look with dimple effect (illusion of dimple) to your cheeks and face, dimple effect on cheek and chin as well. Skin care must start a month before the big day. "Go in for facials and packs so the face is glowing and is off all the dead skin. But if you are a working woman then opting for a dead skin remover can be time saving and rejuvenating for the skin," says Chhabra. Also, hand painted bindis are thing of past. These days, kundan, crystal, stone and bejeweled eye bindis are in fashion.
High buns, side partition with high puffing is the bridal look in hair this season. "The orchids or rose buds of contrasting colour, have replaced the traditional gajras. You can also go for a bejeweled choti, not gajra clad, which looks designer and stylish," says hair expert Vishwashanti Shreshta.
Must-haves in your trousseau makeup kit
Waterproof bases and concealors
5 to 6 bridal colours of the season both for eyes and lips
4 or 5 different colours of blush
Contour colours in tones of browns and black
Few neutral to dark colour lip liners
A black colour mascara
Go the glam road
Every year Bollywood films have marriage sequences where actresses present the bridal looks that become the trend to watch out for. This year’s popular onscreen brides were Sonakshi Sinha in Dabbang, Kajol in My Name is Khan, Zarine Khan in Veer and Katrina Kaif in Rajneeti but Kareena Kapoor’s bridal look from 3 Idiots remains a much sought-after choice with her side curls.
Sara Ali Khan recently wed her longtime boyfriend on television and the trend to pick was minimalist. On the other hand, bold eyes was the look for Priyanka Alva, who married actor Vivek Oberoi recently and bright red lips for tennis ace Sania Mirza. Other celebrity wives this year were Manisha Koirala, Ishaa Koppikar, Anoushka Shankar and Nandita Sen.
Visit them: The top beauty salons that should be your haven if you are entering holy matrimony are Ambika Pillai Salon, Vidya Tikari Salon, Bharti Taneja’s Alps, VLCC and Lakme. Pre-bridal treatments to bridal makeup and sari/lehenga draping, all services are provided here and will cost you R10,000 onwards.