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Look Beautiful… Oh! Bride & Groom

Posted by shaadivows on May 11, 2009

You have to look picture perfect in your wedding and you don’t want to take any chances as far as looks are concerned.  Looking good is mandatory for both the bride and groom. You have to look nothing but stunning. Going for expert pre-wedding packages is the best way to make sure your look your best.

The package for brides includes:picmakeup

  • Full Waxing
  • Spa/Facial
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Hair Spa Treatment
  • Haircut/Colour
  • Bleach
  • Massage
  • Threading

For the grooms the package includes:

  • Hair Cut/Colour
  • Shave
  • Massage
  • Facial/Spa
  • Bleach
  • Manicure
  • Pedicure

The rate for these packages may vary from 3000-15000 depending on how elaborate a treatment you choose.

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Bridal Make-up

Posted by shaadivows on May 5, 2009

It’s your day and you can’t afford to look anything but the best. Make the most of the moment. Make sure on your D-day and couple of days before that you:

  • Avoid any kind of food which gives you oily, swollen, irritating skin. Couple of things you should stay off are caffeine, alcohol, spicy food, red meat etc.
  • Drink enough water (atleast 8-10 glasses) this will keep your skin hydrated and flush off body toxins, end result a glowing skin.
  • A day before your wedding, take an appointment in your favourite salon and pamper yourself with a facial, massage, waxing, threading, hair spa, manicure and pedicure… et al. Make sure you go to a parlour who knows your skin cause you don’t want to end up with an infection/rash.
  • If you have hair colour/or any other treatment, refresh it a week before your wedding.
  • Remove all makeup the night before your wedding. Put lip moisturizer or Vaseline on your lips to avoid dry lips. Your face should be properly washed and clean before you start your make up on the wedding day.

Choosing a professional bridal makeup artist, might be costly (it ranges between 1500-20,000 per occasion), but it is definitely worth it. The reasons why one should invest in a professional are:2

  • They are experts in their domain
  • The products used are high quality
  • They can give you many options as far as makeup is concerned

When choosing your makeup artist, keep the following in mind:

  • Your budget
  • Consult your friends/peers and take a review on the artist
  • Speak to the makeup artist in person and discuss the look/looks you want to adorn
  • Book the makeup artist at least 2 months in advance. Check the events you want to hire them for and also check whether he/she would bring their hair artist and draper along with them.

If you have decided to do your makeup yourself, you should keep the following tips in mind:

  • Avoid pink tone foundation. It will make your face appear pale in photographs. Also when you apply foundation make sure you apply in all exposed areas – your neck, hand and back. Avoid pale blushers. Warm shades go well with Indian complexions and look good in photographs. Lipstick should compliment your outfit. Avoid pale colours and flashy colours, as most bridal wear tend to be bright, either of the choices will spoil the overall effect.
  • Make sure you use smudge-proof eye makeup. Do not use artificial eyelashes, for it looks odd in real life.
  • While applying make-up, blend it well. There should not be any visible lines. In case you are using translucent powder, for a long-lasting make-up, avoid patting too much. It will make your skin look dry and flaky.

Makeup Guide

  • Practice doing your makeup several times before the wedding day. 1
  • When you practice, have someone take a photo of you when you complete your makeup. You want to make sure that the makeup looks good on camera.
  • Wash and masteries your face before applying a concealer. Select a concealer which is one tone lighter than area around your eyes and nose. Then gently apply and blend it all over the face and under the neck an oil free foundation, which will last throughout a long and hot day. Try and choose a colour tone, which is slightly lighter than your skin tone but never for white. Matte foundation is best suited for Indian skin tone. It gives a natural effect.
  •  Touch up blemishes with a concealer stick
  • Apply translucent powder and spread evenly all over the face to get that matte effect.

Make sure before you hit the venue you carry an emergency kit. Make sure the kit contains these essentials — cold remedy and stomach upset medications, Band-Aids, smelling salts, tampons, pads, dusting powder, hand lotion, tissues, bobby pins, basic make-up kit, deodorant, perfume, small hand towel, hairdryer, gel, hairspray, brush, toothbrush, toothpaste, earring screws, buttons, flat shoes, iron, safety pins, sewing kit and a small flashlight.

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