Makeup for Indian Bride| Indian Bridal Makeup

by Bhumycka on July 17, 2011 · 47 comments

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Indian Bridal Makeup

Every girl dreams of looking a spectacular bride on her wedding day. Plan your Indian bridal makeup well in advance and talk to your beautician or makeup artist beforehand about the kind of look you want to create. Take time out especially for purchasing suitable makeup products if you will be doing your bridal makeup at home.

Concealer & Foundation

Even with facials and turmeric packs well in advance, you may notice some blemishes on your face on the D-day. To cover the reddish skin, use sheer color corrector and apply tinted moisturizer of yellowish green or olive green shade to neutralize it.

Use a deeply pigmented foundation and take professional help from the trained staff at beauty counters when you choose your shade for D-day. You cannot afford a mistake!

When you apply foundation, also go over your neck, exposed chest area, behind the ears and the back of the neck. This is so that your face does not stand out in stark contrast against the rest of your body as you stand in the bright lights.


If you are fair-skinned and want a fresh rosy look to go with pinks, whites, and other pastel-coloured outfits, then pink shades of blush are a good option. Yet, these may tend to look washed out and too light under the glare of intense stage lighting or for studio photography sessions. But these shades look wonderful in daytime weddings when you need to look more natural and mellow.

Considering that makeup for an ordinary event differs from bridal makeup because of stage lighting and photographs, a bronzer is a better option than blush. It naturally contours the face and gives it a glamorous glow, perfect for bright lights and close-up photographs. If you wish to appear subtle, look for salon services that use the air-brush technique and choose light shades such as cream, gold, and brown for warm undertones. For cool undertones, lilac, soft pinks and plums will do the job well.
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Deep warm lip colors such as mahogany and orange-browns; coppers, deep warm reds, chocolate, taupe, deep purple, plum and burgundy are fine choices for Indian complexions and also go well with the festive mood. These colours should be chosen according to the bridal outfit the bride wears and the time of the wedding event.

Bright and warm lip colors such as reds, orange-red, orange-gold, copper and warm beiges, creams and caramels blend well with similar shades in your bridal lehenga. If you are wearing slightly unconventional turquoise or purple lehengas then cool-toned colours such as fuchsia, magenta, blue-reds, shades of lilac and pink and make lips look plusher and fuller.

Dusky and olive-skin needs extra care while choosing lipstick shades for the bride. If you don’t want anything too off the wall, you can always stick to the classic maroons and brown colors with golden undertones for some extra style.

A wonderful fact about red shades of lipstick is that it makes the teeth look whiter, so you can happily flash that gorgeous smile!

One basic rule to remember as a bride is to make one part of your face the focus point. You may choose the eyes or the lips. If you’re doing bold accentuated eyes, then keep the lips simple and underplayed. And vice versa.


Current trends show that brides need not just stick to traditional rose pinks where eye makeup is concerned. If you like contemporary makeup, go for moss green, blue, turquoise or purple eyeshadows and eyeliners.

Otherwise, you can do the classic pinks and golds on your eyes with waterproof mascara and gel liner.


The overall bridal getup ought to be coordinated and colours should not jar with each other. A daytime wedding requires lighter more neutral shades to make the bride look natural, while a night wedding needs a more dramatic look.

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dimpi July 17, 2011 at 8:50 pm

hey bhumycka….nice write up…..really detailed but to the point…. :yes: :waytogo: :thumbsup:


Taps July 17, 2011 at 9:00 pm

The videos are awesome ! :thumbsup:


Nia July 18, 2011 at 12:06 am

I loved the first pic! superb!


Rati July 18, 2011 at 12:10 am

I was just staring at the makeup in that pic. 😛


Nia July 18, 2011 at 12:51 am

Wish there was open-eye look too of that pic!

You wanna try that one in tutorial?

Looks like she went for shiny-black grey everything tones?


bhumycka July 18, 2011 at 1:12 am

Oh yeah, rati! plz do a tutorial for the first pic. i think it is such an unconventional/modern choice of colours for bridal makeup.. hard to pull off too.. how do we do it?? Usually we see brides with warm-toned makeup.. these is so different from that..i really like it..


Rati July 18, 2011 at 11:28 am

Let me try.. . 🙂 how was harry potter? 🙂


Radhika July 18, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Ebbberybody in the whole world saw Harrrrry Pottter…only me no seeeeeeeeeeeeee …me cryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy :(( :scream: :scream: :scream: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa:


calicoaster July 18, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Even I’ve not seen it!! 😥


Rati July 18, 2011 at 12:58 pm

hawwwww!!! why go watch it. 😛 😛


Radhika July 18, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Hubby will not be tricked into sitting through another HP ever 😐 He hates them…I dont even understand..I say you are bored or soemthing…how can you hate it??!!!!!


Rati July 18, 2011 at 1:04 pm

you go alone and watch it. We went to watch the movie na.. next to us was a 10-11 year old cute golu molu boy sitting with a huge popcorn tub and pepsi. he had come to watch movie alone. :worship: :worship: :worship:


Radhika July 18, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Hawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww…his parents sent him alone???!!! I tho get very worried seeing kids wandering alone 😐

Rati July 18, 2011 at 1:08 pm

guess he must be having his driver waiting for him or something. he was so happy and was giving all kinds of expressions (hahahha , oh no!! yaar!! ) 😛 while watching the movie. It was so phunny and cute. 😆

Radhika July 18, 2011 at 1:11 pm

Hheheheeeeeeeeeeeeeee….that would be so cute 😀

bhumycka July 18, 2011 at 1:45 pm

it was awwwwwwwwwwwwwesome! the best movie they made in the whole series… :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:


Shai July 18, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Hated the 3D though…it was unncessary.


bhumycka July 18, 2011 at 2:28 pm

i didnt watch it in 3d..yipeeee :yahoo:


Rati July 18, 2011 at 2:36 pm

they didnt do justice to 3 d :wilt: :wilt: :wilt:


Rati July 18, 2011 at 2:36 pm

I know.. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:


Bee July 18, 2011 at 7:24 am

Omg… I am so loving the pics. Very artistic na. Excellent write up Bhumycka. I’m looking at the pics for the 3rd time now.


Suma July 18, 2011 at 11:26 am

great article bhumika 🙂 yay i did my own make-up for my wedding 😀


shugraa July 18, 2011 at 11:43 am

Love the 1st pic….
I did the 2nd pic n came out perfectly :D… tanx for the videos…


Radhika July 18, 2011 at 12:49 pm

All the makeup is so nice…me want to play bride bride now, do makeup and very pretty clothes 😀


Radhika July 18, 2011 at 12:52 pm

I will try that purpley blooooeyyy first look…me like that…:D


Rati July 18, 2011 at 1:09 pm

yes yes try.. I want to see what colours you use :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:


Shai July 18, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Gorgeous!! Should get married again!


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