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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
Aroma Sah

The new-age bride is shying away from the traditional heavy made up look when it comes to their pretty face. They may spend a lot for the heaviest attire, but for their makeup, the simpler the better. "The bridal makeup now is about trying different foundation base which is metallic, sheen base, satin base, shimmering base and most favourable airbrush and silicon base," says makeover expert, Aashmeen Munjaal. Airbrushing and silicon makeup gives a natural smoothness to the skin along with a perfect match to the skin tone. It is best suited for people with problem skin such as fine lines, pigmentation or open pores. Munjal adds, "They last for more than 24 hours (regular makeup lasts only seven hours on an average) and are free from cracks and patches."



Colour perfect

"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.



BrideHighlight well

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.



Hair trends

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
Kajal pencil
Waterproof eyeliner

Go the glam road

Onscreen:
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.

Reel Life:
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.