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Quintessential, extremely stylish, ultra modern yet modest is how you would describe Indian brides today. But some things still remain unchanged – like every girl, she has planned her dream wedding and her look for the special day.
Indian brides are now opting for bolder looks and experimenting with styles unlike the old times when there weren’t many options and the colour palette was limited and restricted to certain tones and hair styles comprised of typical buns or plaits with Indian flowers used to beautify the bridal look.
Innovation is key!! Once you get your basics right, that is, the perfect foundation shade, choose the right colour palette and the fix on the hair style to suit your face, everything else will fall in place. All you have to do then is accessorize right to make your bridal look completely unique.
Though reds and pinks are associated with traditional bridal makeup, you can make your look more dramatic by blending these traditional tones with eccentric shades like blues, lime greens, gold or aubergine for the eye make up. If a particular colour makes your face seem muddy and dull, it is a complete no-no. A colour which makes you skin glow is your colour! Follow your inner instinct to help you choose the perfect colour. Choose a lip colour, which gives you the same kind of glow.
Pink, beige, pale peach, orange, taupe will go well with a fairly light skin. We would suggest deeper tones like maroon, fuschia, dark chocolate, plum, wine, and ruby for a dark skin. For a wheatish complexion almost anything from a pale nude to a brilliant scarlet or a gentle caramel will do.
You can even get creative with your eyes. Rather that the traditional way of highlighting the eyes by a kohl liner, you can use coloured liners. Also you can opt for a trendy style to line the eye instead of the customary border depending which style brings out the best in you.
Hair is as important as your makeup. The traditional buns are now being replaced by more relaxed and stylish up dos. Unlike the olden times when an Indian bride was expected to have long hair, many brides have short hair today. The key is to style it correctly whether long or short. Various elements can be added to enhance the look. Crystals, pearls necklaces, exotic flowers or sometimes even antique neckpieces or other jewels can be used as a part of hair accessories.
We hope these tips from our wedding planners in Mumbai come in handy for you while choosing your colour palette and the perfect bridal look!!