Makeup magic-maker Elton Fernandez is in the house, spilling the beauty beans on all things bridal!
The mother of all beauty-blunders before the wedding is…
Signing up for the most bizarre-sounding facials and unheard-of-skincare treatments. In my opinion, a new, never-tried-before ingredient may wreak total havoc like an allergic reaction or even worse. Just stick to a regime you usually follow that works well for your skin-type. Try out that mud-masque way after the honeymoon I’d say!
One essential a bride-to-be must splurge on is…
The hottest hairdresser in town! Although it may cost a bomb, this is by far the most critical. You don’t want to mess with your hair texture and play around with shades that don’t match your face. And yes, while a more economical salon is great for regular upkeep the foundation shade of your mane must be set by a renowned professional.
An overrated product any bride can trade in…
Red lipstick. Go in for softer, muted hues that match your personality perfectly.
Last minute advice for a damsel in distress?
Bridezilla, excess stress may lead to break-outs. Go in for hot-oil head massages regularly to destress, followed by relieving body reflexology. This improves the blood flow and circulation while washing out unwanted toxins too.
How early is too early? You commit to a makeup artist …
About 6 months prior to D-Day just so you’ll have time for a trial too. I always ask my clients to show me reference images of what they have in mind as it just makes it easier to comprehend the look that they’re picturing for themselves. Also, while choosing a MUA keep in mind the artist’s aesthetic aptitude.
Makeup misses you’ve witnessed too often are…
Washed out pictures! Due to the flash, sometimes the bride looks too white and pale. To avoid this unwanted hassle, strobe, colour correct and contour to add depth and dimension to the face and neck.
Bridal trends for the upcoming season are…
Chrome nails, laissez hair, pink lips, nude eyelids, highlight, highlight, and highlight some more. Gold is going to be huge too! Last year was the reign of the glitter lip but 2017 is all about moody metallics. Think gold lips, after all we’re Indians who needs a mandate to go bold?
The easiest way to destress is…
Some gentle, tender loving care!
Your most-coveted, camera-ready makeup look is…
So easy to duplicate! Start with a primer as it has an adhesive-like quality that acts as glue so your base is always in place. Next contour and contour some more. Then trade the morning lip for an extra long-lasting lipstick that’s smudge-free and transfer-proof followed by a tinge of petal pink for the cheeks. A dark-hued, potent mascara for the eyes and wear your attitude like never-before.
A coy bride can wear a red mouth by…
Lightly applying lipstick using your index finger instead of the bullet. Gently pat it on for a softer, stained effect. You can even smudge the colour a little as blurring the lip lines are very in!