Alfred Lord Tennyson has famously quoted, “A happy bridesmaid makes a happy bride.”
Well, he certainly deciphered it correctly! A bridesmaid is that one prominent person the bride completely depends on- a therapist, personal shopper, co-conspirator, and soul sister. While the Indian wedding scenario typically does not confer the tag of a bridesmaid to the bride’s bestie, the essence and sentiment echo the same. She is engaged in running from pillar to post with the bride, shopping for those lehengas, sarees, Anarkalis, jewelry, footwear. She also accompanies you to that extensive bridal makeup and hairstyling trial session with an exemplary patience and calmly gives you her honest opinion.
As the bride’s bestie is engrossed in the seemingly endless wedding preparations, she also has to prep her closet with the wedding fineries. She also has to look chic as she sashays next to you with a handy tissue or lipstick for those nick in the time moments. The bridesmaid doesn’t really have the time to spare time to deck herself for the wedding with her being the one point contact between the bride and others like all the Buajis and Mausijis! The only resort that seems viable is to be wedding-ready without any professional help.
So, if you are a bridesmaid and clueless on your makeup for your bestie’s D-day, POPxo has eased your worry with a simple makeup tutorial. The steps are easy with an exceptional outcome. Let’s explore the nuances of this tutorial.
1. Prepping your face
A key to achieving that flawless makeup and in order to make it last longer, moisturizing is an essential step. So chose a good moisturizer, dab it well and let your face soak before you move on to the next step.
2. Achieving that perfect base
Apply foundation evenly by choosing a correct shade and blend it well into your moisturized face with the help of a brush or sponge. Don’t skip the neck area. Use a concealer by choosing the correct shade to highlight your features and blend it well. Use a light compact over your concealer to accentuate the highlighted features. Use the compact powder of your skin tone and brush it well to mattify your skin base. Use a brown eyeshadow to contour the cheekbones and bridge of the nose.
3. Eye makeup
Use the same eyeshadow shade as the one used for contouring to fill in your eyebrows. Use a white eyeshadow on your eyelids and highlight your brows with a silver eyeshadow. Use a golden eyeshadow over your lids. Fill in the inner corners of your eyes with silver eyeshadow and the outer corners with brown eyeshadow. Blend in the eyeshadows. Apply the eyeliner and use a white eyeshadow under your eyes. Finish off eye makeup by applying a swipe of mascara.
4. Face makeup
Use a blusher for that flush look to peek through a flawless skin. Put on a pink lipstick and use a lip liner to achieve that perfect pout.
So, a shout out to all those pretty bridesmaids. Look awesome for your bestie’s D-day with this tutorial and twirl, pout and enjoy your Yaar Ki Shaadi with a candid flair.