If you’re wondering about the fuss surrounding body make-up, we’ve got you covered with our guide on this raging trend
If there’s one thing you should know about bridal make-up, it’s that it isn’t limited to the areas of the face. With the spotlight on her on this big day, bridal make-up calls for a head-to-toe approach. “For instance, it should extend down the neck and over the shoulders, if necessary, which will ensure that the bride’s face is not a different colour or texture to the rest of her body,” says Roy N Subramoney, managing director of an international make-up brand.
What’s The Buzz?
High shine is a big trend this season. “If you want a bright, shiny look for your face, maintain that look for your body too. Your body and face make-up should be similar in terms of the shade, while complementing one another,” asserts make-up artist Sonic Sarwate. This season, it’s all about that Instagram-worthy glow. “Extend the use of a highlighter and bronzer across parts of your body to not only add radiance to your overall glam, but also emphasise the key aspects of the face and body. Whether you want a faux tan, a chiselled illusion, or an exaggerated head-to-toe lustre—body make-up is the answer,” points Subramoney.
The Beauty Lowdown
When applying body make-up, take care to match the skin tone of your body to that of your face. “This is important to keep the look consistent. For example, if you’re going for a matte look, follow the same approach for your body make-up as well. Also, the make-up should be waterproof so that it does not stain your outfit,” says Sarwate.
Besides concealing blemishes, body make-up is used to contour and highlight certain areas of the body. Subramoney states, “The neck, shoulders, collarbone or décolletage, arms, visible back areas in case of low back/ backless outfits are the areas that can and should be accentuated with body make-up.” Doing so draws attention away from areas that one is uncomfortable with, such as freckles, pigmentation or veins.
Body make-up is especially recommended if you’re hosting a destination wedding, as it addresses concerns like tan lines or hyperpigmentation. “You can use body make-up in the form of liquid and spray cans. I would recommend using a strobe body lotion because it not only adds a subtle shine to your skin, but also doubles as a lightweight body lotion,” says Sarwate.
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