I cannot forget that day when I was a bride and I had many challenges and anxieties ahead of me. To name a few, how am I going to cover my pimples? My rough hair, my skin tone and list goes on… Believe it or not, all I had by my side was my mom and her conventional techniques of applying turmeric and butter on my face few days before the wedding. It really worked then, but now, with the advancement in skin-safe cosmetic products and with proper application after uniquely blending with conventional techniques, like our mom shows, it really adds lot more beauty in the already-beautiful brides.
Here are MOST common problems
Mood changes due to Stress and other biological factors
Poor Hair dos
Unique facial features
Harsh chemicals and the list goes on….
2) Solutions from Nina Doshi:
Ladies, let me tell you that there are many solutions for adding a ‘WOW’ factor in your look on that special day. From your wedding to reception, you want to look and feel your best in your videos and pictures. In fact, you want to be the most beautiful looking women in that event. And yes ladies, there are solutions and easy techniques to enhance your beauty. All it takes is few pro-active measures prior to your special day.
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Hints and reminders for the "Bride-to-be"
Brides should understand the difference between everyday makeup and the type of application that will enhance their beauty in wedding photos. For brides, the choice is simple -- learn the proper techniques from a makeup artist months before the wedding, or simply invest in a professional application on the day of the event.
For perfect photos, apply foundation evenly. Use a long lasting matte finish and end with a dusting of pressed powder. Be sure to keep pressed powder handy for touch up; you don't want a shiny nose or forehead in your pictures! Remember to match powder to your foundation color. Be sure to blend it well along the jaw line.
Avoid heavy eyeliner - it'll only make your eyes look smaller. Pass on false eyelashes, too. They can cast a shadow beneath the eyes. Instead, accent the outer corner of eyes with black or gray eyeliner.
Choose bridal makeup that's on the understated side. Our best suggestion, select a professional makeup artist with experience in bridal photography.
Because skin tends to break out or look flushed after a facial, be sure to schedule your facial at least one week before your wedding.
To keep your hands soft, apply our rich non greasy Hand Crème before going to bed, then put on a pair of white cotton gloves. While you sleep, the gloves will hold in body heat and help the hand crème penetrate. In the morning, you hands will feel softer and smoother. (This trick works great on feet, too!)
• Light colors such as pastels reflect more light and hence enhance the volume of a person. Advisable for persons on the slimmer side.
• Dark colors such as blacks and burgundy, by virtue of reflecting lesser light diminish the volume of the wearer and are advisable for persons on the stouter side.
Short persons should avoid wearing clothes with contrasting colors.
• Banaras koras, brocades and silks
These fabrics have always been, are and will always be intrinsic to dressing for weddings in Indian culture. They remain a favorite with the designers as they are versatile and lend themselves to unlimited possibilities as far as embroidery is concerned.
• Laces / Nets
This fabric conveys a fresh, young, pretty, dream-like feel. Delicate embroidery is preferred on lace while net is more versatile and lends itself to a wider range of embroidery.
Satin has a luxurious, rich and glossy feel. It is used as lining of expensive outfits. Satin is a versatile material for embroidery and can carry considerable embroidery weight.
• Lycra / Lurex
This fabric hugs the body and provides a close fit. Hence, it is necessary that the wearer has a good figure else it would accentuate features of the body that are not as attractive. Embroidery on lycra / lurex is limited and requires a special technique.
Dressing for the ceremony:
Mehndi is a ceremony that is full of fun and excitement. Hence bright colors are predominant with green being the most popular color. Ghagra cholis are the trend. Half sleeves are advisable, as the mehndi has to be applied.
Sangeet is characterized by song and dance. Hence the garments designed for this occasion should not be heavy and should not constrain movement.
The accent on garments for this occasion is towards the Indo-western and western. Cocktails, generally being a night function, darker shades are preferred and the look of the garments are sleeker, more streamlined and less traditional. Fabric such as lycra, satin and net are in good taste and embroidery is generally light.
Engagement and Wedding Ceremony
These being the most auspicious of wedding ceremonies, the clothes worn are almost always traditional, primarily dictated by the background and culture of the client
The clothes designed for the reception tends to be the most elaborate, the most grand. The reception outfits can be more modern in terms of cuts, embroidery and fabric.
Terrific hairstyles that make you look positively gorgeous. Gone are the days when what your hairstyle didn't really matter because you invariably had to cover your hair and half your face with a ghoonghat. The contemporary bride shows off both her glorious hairstyle and her confidence, therefore, what you do with your hair is critical to making or breaking your look.
Getting those glorious hairstyles sported by models and film actresses is not something only the glam world can achieve, you too can get the same look with the help of Nina Doshi.
Check out in advance with Nina Doshi, what style will go with the shape of your face, your outfit and yes, even your groom. Yes, groom. For instance, if your, to be hubby is much taller than you, an uplifted hairdo will narrow the height divide, while if your groom lacks in the height department, you might want to have a low slung hair do to keep yourself at the same height as he is.
• This is the polishing time for the diamond. After having visualized the look you want for yourself and the clothes you will wear on your wedding day, you come to decide the type of make up you should have, to highlight that glow which is evident on your face.
• The most important thing that has to be kept in mind when choosing make up is the season, the time of day and the type of your skin you are going to use make up on.
• Your skin-type is the most important thing that you have to take into account when choosing your make up. If you have normal to dry skin type, you need to wear cream based make up, and if you have oily or sensitive skin then you have to choose powder based make up.
• Season also plays an important role in the selection of the make up to be used. In summer, you need to minimize your make up, as every thing tends to wash off as soon as is it is on the skin. In winter, though, you can choose to a heavier look for your face to match the heavy fabrics and dark colors of your dress.
• Again the time of day when the wedding is performed should also be kept in mind. Daytime weddings require lighter tones to be used in make up while the evening ones the opposite.
After you have taken the above-mentioned facts into account, you can decide whether you will go to a professional or do it yourself, with / without the help of someone whom you can rely on. When deciding on the make up, pay special attention to the color of your clothes and the jewelry you are going to wear. (Indian complexions always look better with a red or bronze make-up).
• Keep one part of your face as the focus area If you chose to highlight your eyes, underplay the lips or vice versa. If one tries to highlight too many features in a face, at the same time, the onlookers’ eyes get distracted, and the impact of any one feature is lost, leaving a chaotic impression behind.
• If you have chosen the Old World, traditional look, then you will have to go in for a red or bronze tone of make up, with a red bindi and designs drawn on your forehead. The eyes are emphasized with kohl and we are able to create a look that our grandmothers had, at the time of their wedding. Only now we have a greater variety of cosmetics at our disposal and the look is contrived rather than the natural one that they had following days of rigorous tending that a girl to be married received.
• If you have chosen to appear a very chic and modern day bride, then your make up will have to be chosen according to the latest trends in color and texture of make up. You get a greater chance to experiment with the looks seen on the ramps and try out on yourself. Since the style, color and fabric of your dress will be trendier, the jewelry can also be matched and the make up becomes more of a fashion statement than anything.
• And finally, if you choose to be the no-nonsense bride with an eye for practicality, then you will definitely go for the bare necessities of make up and leave the rest behind. Your make up will be light, just adding a little more color to your face and highlighting the best feature of your face. You will go for the easier to wear style and will not spend too much time in front of the mirror.
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