India’s top bridal make-up artists have shared some of their best-kept secrets with you! Make notes to get that perfect bridal glow on your big day. By Anushka Goel

10 Bridal Beauty Tricks And Tips From The Best Make-Up Artists In Town

Ojas Rajani

Top three make-up must-haves for a winter bride : 

A winter bride should pick a good illuminating skin serum to brighten her skin during gloomy days. Also, a smooth, dewy-finish foundation and concealer is a great buy. Choose a tinted liquid blush in peach or pink hues for flushed cheeks, lips, and eyelids.

Pakkhi P Siroya

Top three lipstick picks :

I like nude and soft tones. However, my top three choices would be an oxblood-red lipstick, a taupe lipstick (these pair well with smoky eyes), and a dusty-rose shade that gives a hint of rosiness (this is perfect for brides who want to don the no-make-up look).


Cherry Deol

Flowers or hair jewellery?

Flowers add a breath of freshness to a bride’s look; they enhance the hairdo more than the usual hair accessories. For multiple functions, a bride can create different hairstyles just by adding a variety of fresh flowers—baby’s breaths along with daisies for the mehendi ceremony; roses and carnations for the wedding day; and artificial accessories with an open hairdo for cocktail night.


Chandini Singh

Latest sustainability trends in wedding make-up : 

Going natural and organic is the best thing a bride can do. I advise brides to use cleaner, greener products as much as possible. It’s important for winter brides to stay hydrated and to have healthy, glowing skin. Also, say yes to using refills, recycling empty bottles, avoiding the use of make-up wipes, and sticking to biodegradable things.

Jasmeet Kapany

Make-up look for day weddings :

A day bride can embrace a subtle, pastel-hued make- up look. The right tones can add a certain sophistication that will make the bride look naturally radiant.


Urmi Kaur

Bold or soft for an evening look?

The best way to make a bride’s face stand out is by accentuating her features. During winters, I opt for a soft look that enriches the bride’s natural beauty, while also glamming up one feature that I want to focus on. I keep the look ethereal by using individual lashes for extra volume. For a winter bride, my priority is to keep the skin as fresh and dewy as possible. For a soft-glam look, consider radiant skin, brushed-through brows, diffused eyeshadows, and neutral lips.


Tejasvini Chander Kapoor

Hair up or down?

Winters are the perfect time for brides to leave their hair down. Luscious curls showing through a sheer dupatta is a great winter-wedding look. All you need is a light dupatta that is easy to drape over the head without a bun.



Anjali Manchanda

How to keep bridal make-up intact?

Choose a professional make-up artist—he/she will know how to make the make-up last longer. Secondly, the bride should start following a basic skincare routine (cleansing, toning, and moisturising) every night, at least 15 days before the functions. This way, make-up artists get healthy skin to work on. To make the base or foundation last longer, make sure not to add too many layers of foundation.

Namrata Soni

Bold, smoky, or soft eyes?

It depends on what the bride is wearing and her vibe. For darker shades of red, blue, or green, I prefer a soft-glam look because of the contrast it creates. But if the bride chooses to wear ivories or lighter pastel tones, I would pick bronzy browns and smoky eyes, which casts an interesting contrast with the outfit.

Sandhya Shekar

Cream or powder blush?

I prefer a moisturising-cream blush for winter brides. This adds an extra layer of hydration and suppleness to the skin, which gives a flushed glow to the bride.


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