“I’ve never known what kind of “bride” I’d be, so I just decided to be myself,” wrote Tarini Manchanda in her wedding Instagram post. A personality whole believes in being content rather than posting content, is a reminder that there is no right or wrong way to becoming a bride. Traditional beauty standards like heavy mehendi, maximal makeup and bridal red can be moulded to fit your choices. If you don’t know where to start, take cues from the entrepreneur.
No makeup makeup look
While outfits stage a bridal look, makeup elevates it–which is why picking a makeup artist can make or break it. Like Tarini, find someone who understands your personality and creates a look according to your expectations. For her bridal shower, makeup artist Manan Sawhney, created the no makeup makeup look with no foundation or false lashes as the bride-to-be wanted lesser products.
Try soft waves
Being the crowning glory, your hair deserves it’s own styles across various events. But, if you’re not one for stronger curls or straightening and want to avoid heat damage, try a softer version at the bottom of your tresses. Remember to finish off with a hair spray for maximum hold throughout the night.
Minimal makeup for evening events
“Some bridal looks are simply proof that a fresh face is effortless and timeless! I didn’t shy away from working my minimal magic even though this was an evening event,” shared makeup artist Shradha Luthra in an Instagram post. While evenings can dim a minimal face, classic black eyeliner, a pink pout and dusting of blush can go a long way.
Customise traditional bridal beauty
Indian bridal beauty mood-boards have certain staples–mehendi lad arms, red chooda, maximal makeup, over the top hairstyles and more. But, they aren’t for everyone. Sharing her version of a bridal look, Tarini shared in her Instagram post,“Picking traditions that mean something to me, and being fortunate enough to drop ones that don’t. I am not one for heavy mehendi, chudda, a maang tikka or sindoor, but I do love a bridal red.”
Accessorise with white roses
For wedding pheras a duppatta covers the bride’s head, so a low bun is ideal. It looks clean, draws attention to your face and complements maang tika or heavy jewellery. To elevate the classic hairstyle, you can accessories with statement pins or freshly picked flowers like Tarini. Be it roses, mogra or jasmine, white flowers look ethereal and can bring together your look.
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