Sonam Kapoor recently slayed the ramp in an ivory-gown bedecked in diamonds for designer duo Ralph & Russo’s at Haute Couture Fashion Week. While the A-Lister set the stage ablaze in bridal couture, she instantly gave us our very own Pinterest-worthy bridal makeup look to decode. Now, if you’re going to be walking down the aisle soon, follow these ten simple steps to the tee. Let’s face it, all of us don’t have a fairy godmother like Namrata Soni!
Most brides tend to skip the most critical step – a CTM routine. Starting out with a flawless base is the only way to ensure makeup stays in place throughout the day. Cleanse, tone and moisturize as soon as you’re out of the shower as pores tend to open up and allow makeup to sink in effortlessly.
Next, for a cream-n-peaches glowing complexion you’ll need a medium to light foundation such as L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24h Foundation along with a makeup brush or sponge. Blend the formula outwards as you let this mattifying liquid settle deep into the face like a light, velvety veil, refining it for natural, seamless coverage.
Set the foundation with NYX Professional Makeup HD Finishing Powder for an air-brushed finish. The translucent powder minimizes imperfections, as well as the appearance of fine lines and pores for a non-cakey, sheer look. Since it’s a silky, mineral-based formula, it’s great for sensitive skin, too.
Next up, on-point eye makeup. Like the vision in white, opt for the shimmery Maybelline New York Color Sensational Diamonds Eye Shadow Palette in Topaz Gold. The creamy powder coupled with crushed pearl pigments lends an iridescent, high color pay off when applied to the peepers.
Contrast gold-crushed eyelids with an intense feline flick. Draw on a dramatic extended cat eye with Nykaa’s 24H Vinyl Luxe Eyeliner. The ultra precise felt-tip brush allows for easy application that settles into a silky, satin wing. What’s more, the transfer-proof formula doesn’t budge one bit all day long.
Now, amp up the volume with fluttering lashes. Use the lengthening side on Colorbar’s Lash Illusion Mascara Duo to separate as well as elongate each lash, while applying the volumizing formula to add definition, lift and curl. This black beauty is water-resistant too, so a happy tear or two won’t be an issue.
Sonam’s #blessed with big, bold brows. But if you’re running a little sparse, fill them up with Nicka K’s Eyebrow Pencil. Sculpt, shape and stylishly transform them with this soft, easily blendable formula that’s a cult favorite for grown-in, fuller arches.
Now, it’s time to highlight and accentuate the face. Choose Revlon’s Photoready Skinlights Face Illuminatorfor a lit-from-within look. Apply it on areas that catch light – the cheekbones, jawline, bridge of your nose and cupid’s bow.
Pop some color on the apples of your cheeks with a healthy dose of blush. Our favorite is Essence’s Silky Touch Blush. It’s soft shading offers a completely natural hint of pink with a stunning subtle finish.
SPOT IT. SHOP IT.