How to Have Perfect Pakistani Bridal Makeup
The big day has arrived! Since you were a little girl you have always dreamed of your wedding day and here it is!
Everything should be perfect - the dress, the flowers, the hair, the ceremony, the reception, the groom (of course!) and the makeup. Every bride wishes for the best. Regardless of whether the ceremony is traditional or modern, the bride is the centre of the entire event.
Here are a few tips on how to have the perfect Pakistani bridal makeup and be radiant on your wedding day. Let us help you make your day truly unforgettable.
Two Months Before the Wedding
Let us start at the beginning. We begin here because the makeup on the day of your wedding is only the result. It is an end of the process, not the beginning.
In order to have perfect Pakistani bridal makeup, your preparations should begin at least two months before the wedding day.
The first and most important tip we can give you is to drink lots of water. Drink at least ten glasses of water daily. This will have a truly beneficial effect on your skin, hydrating it and making it look healthy and shiny. No makeup can do this for you.
Secondly, clean, tone and moisturise your skin. Start using non-alcoholic cleanser to clean your face every morning and every night before going to bed in order to remove the dirt that has accumulated. It also opens up the pores and lets the skin breathe. After cleansing, apply non-alcoholic toner on your face and neck. Finally, apply good quality face cream to help your skin stay hydrated.
It is also important, before you go out, to apply good quality sun-protection cream (SPF15 or higher) in order to protect your skin.
Be sure that these tips will help you turn your face into the perfect canvas for applying Pakistani bridal makeup.
One Week Before the Wedding
At this point you must have chosen your wedding dress already. Modern Pakistani brides tend to make a blend of both traditional wedding dresses, which are colourful and beautifully made with embroidery and many fine details, and modern wedding dresses with more subtle details. Regardless of the style you have chosen, your makeup should match your outfit.
If you have chosen to have your makeup done by a professional makeup artist, then you should visit them one week before the wedding and tell them what you want, since they might not be acquainted with Pakistani bridal makeup. But, if you are planning on doing your own makeup or some other friend or family member is there to help you, then it is important to make a plan.
First, buy everything you need for perfect bridal makeup, Pakistani style. Buy a concealer, foundation, eye-shadows in the tone of your outfit, waterproof mascara, lip balm, lip gloss, lipstick, eye pencil and different types of brushes for applying makeup.
Second, do a trial makeup. In this way, you will be able to see what suits you best and what colours and shades you should use depending on the colour of your dress. You can then be sure that you will be able to do everything necessary on the wedding day with no unpleasant surprises.
Last of all, calculate the time you need to complete your makeup. This will give you the advantage of knowing how much time it will take to do your makeup on the wedding day and will make it easier for you to make plans for other activities such as doing your nails and hair, getting dressed, etc.
Wake up! Your Wedding Day Has Arrived!
The first and most important thing to remember is - Don't Panic! Maybe this will be easier said than done, but try to stay calm. If you stay calm you will avoid ruining all the hard work you have put in so far hydrating and providing care for your skin. You should be rested, relaxed, and enjoy this most special day.
Do all the morning rituals - cleanse, tone and hydrate your skin. Then the preparations can begin.
Consider doing your makeup first and your hair afterwards. Apply hydrating cream, then a foundation that matches your skin tone and put a little concealer under your eyes. Do not use foundation for this, since it would emphasise dark circles under your eyes. Also, go easy on the foundation. Do not apply three or four layers as your makeup would look heavy and unnatural.
Bridal makeup in general, and Pakistani makeup in particular, should give you a natural and elegant look, emphasising the best features of your face. Put some foundation on your eyelids and the process may now begin.
Shape your eyebrows, using an eyebrow pencil or an eye-shadow close to your natural eyebrow colour to beautifully contour your eyebrows. Then start applying the eye shadow. Use matt shadows as a foundation and then apply more shimmery and glowing shadow that matches the colour of your dress.
Your next step is to apply black or brown eye pencil on your lids and under your eyes. This will give your eyes a beautifully defined look. If you have thin eyelashes or you are going for a more glamorous look, apply false eyelashes. They will give your eyes a cat-like shape. Apply the mascara in two layers.
The next stage is your lips. Use a special pencil and draw around your lips to fix the lipstick and the lip-gloss. Use a lip-liner which is close to the colour of the lip-gloss in order to match the two colours and which will give you a natural look. Apply lip-gloss matching the tone of your lipstick to make your lips sparkly.
Apply matt, gentle pink or bronze blush to emphasise your cheekbones and then you are ready! Try not to sweat or cry to kepp your Pakistani bridal makeup in perfect condition.
We are sure that you will look stunning!
The last tip - Enjoy this, your special day!