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21 Jan

Colour make-up trends to look out for

Seen too much of red and gold? If you want to be the bride who is remembered for her avant-garde take on makeup, then these cues are just what you need

Think quintessential Indian bride and the image that comes to mind is that of a demure bride, adorned in a traditional lehenga, heirloom jewellery and classic makeup in red, copper and gold hues. We’ve seen the age-old colour palette do the rounds for scores of years. Now, with the changing tastes of a modern bride—one who is more experimental—these three makeup looks could serve as inspiration for your big day.

PEACOCK HUES

“Lavender, purple, mauve and teal are the perfect colours to create a bridal look that steers away from the expected style,” recommends Aakriti Kochar, beauty and makeup expert, Oriflame India. When applied to the face, she believes that this colour scheme is a daring choice. Moreover, the eclectic palette promises glamour. For instance, peacock tones, when applied to the eyes and teamed with a thick eyeliner, can create an impactful look and make for a bride who is bold and confident.

DEWY FACE

Think of a dewy face, flushed cheeks, amber-rosy lips and doe eyes instead of conventional makeup with red and maroon hues and a heavy cakey base. Beauty experts at Revlon recommend a dewy foundation or applying highlighters to your face. They believe that it’s time to ditch the smoky eyes for a light-coloured eyeshadow. You could also play with shimmery eyeshadow and combine it with a thin liner, flushed cheeks and pink lips. Cream blush and tints are not only suitable to achieve the perfect bridal look, but will also benefit you as they last much longer.

OMBRÉ LIP

If you’re an unconventional bride-to-be, then you’ll love flaunting the ombré lip this bridal season as suggested by makeup artist Priya Kapur. To her, ombré means gradation or gradual shading of colour on the lip.

Here are the steps to achieve an ombré lip:

  • Apply concealer on your lips to create a clean canvas for the colour.
  • Use a gothic lip liner to create an outline of your lips. Thicken the liner without covering the entire lip area with this colour.
  • Apply a light colour like blush pink to the centre of your lips. Press your lips together and then open them in a smooth motion.
  • Use your lip brush or a cotton bud to blend the edges of the two colours to create a fading effect.
  • Apply gloss to the bow of the lip to create an attractive pout.

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