There was a time when bridal makeup meant that the bride wore bright red lipstick. She would have rose powder on the cheeks, dark highlighter accentuating the eyes. Generally speaking, the bride was made to look a bit like a Bharatnatyam dancer with braided long hair decked in flowers. Even the sarees had the same sheen and bright colors.
Thankfully, those days are long over. The women of today have ideas and concepts brimming in their minds.
The wedding look would be something that the woman would have given a good long thought to. Maybe even discussed the looks with her future husband. Naturally, she would communicate her concepts with a specialized and well-renowned bridal makeup artist Jijesh K. of Inspirit Makeovers, the leading and recognized as the best Bridal Make Up Studio at Kochi Kerala.
Jijeesh is renowned as a celebrity and film-industry favorite. His art and charm bring out the true beauty hidden within each individual which has led him to create beautiful makeovers for brides and grooms for over 15 years – with clients in India and abroad.
For many decades, Bollywood and Kollywood were the inspiration that drove both the brides and the makeup artists. Presently we are in an age and time where inspiration may strike from anywhere. It can be the centerfold of a fashion magazine. It could be a beauty product advertisement that inspires. It could be a social media trend or a post on Pinterest that sparked an interest.
Now with the all-pervasive internet, inspiration can strike from anywhere and at any time. At Inspirit Makeovers, we believe each individual is special and beautiful in their own way. The trick is in enhancing this beauty and revealing the true highlights of the individual that truly makes her special, endearing and charming.
Mystery in the eyes
Indian women are gradually learning the power and beauty of subtle and soft eye makeup. The gentle sweeping tones and the color coordination with the skin tone and the ensemble makes the eye make-up enchanting in a way that is camera friendly.
One should remember that a large number of the bridal photographs and videos clips would be close-ups. The eye make should make the bride interesting and receptive for the camera. So that she looks her best in the pictures enduringly, for years to come.
Lips that speak wonders
The days of deep red, burgundy, purple and deep browns are long over. It is the time for experimentation and dual tones, sometimes even multiple tones. It has to match not just the eye tone and the eyeliner tones but that of the whole ensemble so that it blends in.
It has to emphasize the lips, accentuate them beautifully to create an overall beautiful look. Something that only a consummate artist can do at Inspirit Makeovers.
Outfit as the centerpiece
It would be a failure on the part of a makeup artist if the bridal dress is not the centerpiece from which the whole overall look is created and crafted. There shouldn’t be any mismatch between the makeup and the wedding dress.
Each should ideally complement the other and together become subtly something even greater and wonderful. Of course, the Jewellery should not be forgotten – as it is a major part of the bridal makeup as far as Indian and especially South Indian weddings are concerned.
Things to take into account before bridal makeovers –
- For everything to work out fine, discuss your ensemble, dress, preferred style, and Jewellery with the makeup artist well in advance. Surprises can be overcome, but it is always better to be prepared and relaxed. This will help the artist select the right color palette that matches your outfit and Jewellery.
- It is also best to meet the makeup artist in person well in advance so that he has a good feel of your skin tone, looks, and aspects that make you beautiful and a special individual.
- Trials are good. With the wedding dress, with the after-wedding evening wear, the party wear, the mehndi wear – because the makeup for each event will be different and unique.
Most importantly, the hair
The Indian wedding always carries certain restrictions that come from tradition as far as bridal hair makeup is concerned. The work of a bridal makeover artist is to work with the restrictions and make for new looks and stunning effects.
There is the sleek and simple look – the simplicity that does not take away attention from the beautiful wedding dress – but adds to the overall beauty.
The natural hairstyle of the individual plays a role because it is what makes that person both beautiful and recognized. It would not be too nice if the bride looks on her wedding day like a totally alien person. Sleek and relaxed hair can not draw too much attention and should blend in with the dress, Jewellery, and makeup to create the perfect look.