The Monsoon Bride
While monsoon weddings do amp up the romance factor, a sudden downpour can lead to bleeding kohl, smudgy lips, and oily skin—a not-so-flattering look for the bride. Thankfully, it is possible to avoid this nightmarish scenario. PRIYANKA RAVANI PUNAMIYA ex
Hiring a professional make-up artist is only the beginning. While designing your look for the big day, keep these tips in mind during the discussions. Come rain, storm or sunshine, your make-up has to stay intact and flawless, especially for those hundreds of pictures the photographer will make you pose for.
AVOID CREAM-BASED MAKE-UP
Make sure your make-up artist knows that you aren’t too keen on using cream-based products on your face. The humidity in the air, combined with the oily, heavy and greasy finish often associated with these products, will make you look like a badly-decorated cake. Products with a water-based foundation will let your skin breathe, and your face won’t look patchy by the end of the ceremony. P.S. Don’t experiment on the wedding day with products or styles you are not sure of. Stick to what you’ve discussed and don’t forget that minimalism is in.
USE AN OIL-FREE PRIMER
Your skin can be extra oily during the rainy season, and this can cause the make-up to run, making it look as if your face is melting off! To prevent this, your skin needs to be prepped. This is where oil-free primer is your best friend (other than the best friend that is your bridesmaid). Pre make-up tip (30 minutes prior): 5-10 minutes before the make-up artist shows up, rub ice cubes wrapped in a cloth on your face. This technique helps control sweating caused by humidity.
SWITCH OVER TO MATTE LIPSTICKS
Matte lipsticks don’t smudge and, more importantly, they also don’t stain your teeth—a very important thing to consider since those wedding pictures will be around for life! Also, the matte finish cuts out the need to constantly touch up your lip colour during the ceremony, giving you a pictureperfect pout that lasts all day.
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