BRIDE AND BEAUTIFUL
BAD MAKE-UP CAN EASILY RUIN YOUR BIG DAY. GET EXPERT TIPS AND RUNWAY INSPIRATION TO LOOK YOUR BEST WHEN IT REALLY MATTERS
PRIYANKA KAPOOR, HAIR & MAKE-UP ARTIST
Q. Must wear lip colour?
A. Don’t wear a product only because a celebrity has worn it. Wear what suits your complexion. Lip glosses give a softer look to the face in comparison to a lipstick. Russian Red by M.A.C. and Ambition by Bare Minerals are popular colours among brides.
Q. Must have beauty products?
A. Natural products are the safest and work best for any bride. Amla juice taken on empty stomach every morning for two weeks will give any bride the perfect inner and outer glow she aims for, without any side effects. Q. Key make-up areas for the bride? A. An Indian bride is never complete without great eye make-up. Enhance your look with kohl and mascara.
ROHAN JAGTAB, SALON DIRECTOR AT B:BLUNT
Q. Your advice to Indian brides-to-be?
A. The Indian bride always mixes fashion with tradition. Various aspects go into creating the final beautiful image of a perfect bride. Your hair, make-up, jewellery and costume should all complement one another. As far as hair is concerned, glamour from the 50’s are all the rage while others are experimenting with contemporary styles. Make-up should be subtle, but bold enough to highlight the best features of the bride.
Q. What are the interesting ways to wear one’s hair this wedding season?
A. One can take a lot of inspiration from vintage styles. Be innovative and merge the classic with the modern—waves and curls are always in demand. By adding volume and just a dash of colour, you can give your hair a whole new look. For easy and popular styles, try variations of the chignon and braids.
SUMAN JOSEPH, HAIR & MAKE-UP PROFESSIONAL
Q. What is the key look for eye make- up for a wedding?
A. Gold eye make- up with strong liner and lots of kajal is
always in vogue.
Q. Nail art has been popular for a while, could it be used as an interesting element during the wedding season?
A. Nail art can be used with dark colours like fuchsia pink, bright red, dark maroon. Top the ends with Swarovski crystals to add glamour.
STAFFORD BRAGANZA, NATIONAL MAKE-UP ARTIST,
Q. What are your top five make- up tips for the brides- to- be? A. 1. Use shades to add emphasis and depth and to illuminate your eyes. Medium- tone shades work best. 2. Be very careful while selecting your foundation. Always select the shade which is closest to your natural skin colour. Never go lighter than that. Do not cake your foundation and make sure to blend it into the neckline. 3. Remember if you are a day bride, your blush should be soft. The blush should also complement your outfit. 4. Choose a lipstick that matches your skin tone and outfit. Don’t pick a shade just because it looked good on someone else. Also, do not to apply frost or shimmer to your lips. 5. Always use waterproof mascara on your wedding day to avoid mascara smudges around your eyes and down your cheeks.
SONIC SARWATE, SENIOR ARTIST, M.A.C INDIA
Q. Which colour-palette works best for Indian skin tones when it comes to wedding make-up?
A. Warm metallic shades like deep gold, antique gold, champagne gold, bronze and copper really complement Indian skin tones. Also, shades of red, plum and wine suit us very well.
Q. Metallic tones are big this season. Which wedding function would be perfect to incorporate this look?
A. Metallic tones can be incorporated in your make-up for any occasion provided it is used in the right way. Keep the metallics restricted to only one part of the face. Use matte shades along with metallics to create a greater impact. So if you are wearing metallic eye shadow, keep the rest of your face and lips matte.
Q. Black eyeliner has been a classic for years, how can we demonstrate its versatility?
A. Black liner has always been an essential part of Indian make-up. Classic liner has been transformed this season by making it more graphic and futuristic. It’s all about individuality and making a statement. So whether it’s a clean line or a smudged smokey, the shapes are very graphic and edgy. Q. Any particular colour shade you would like to recommend? A. Shades of red are really big this season. Keep it simple and focused on one feature of the face. If you are wearing red on lips, keep the rest of your make-up more neutral. Use liquid foundation to get naturally glowing skin with a hint of natural blush on the cheeks.