Peak wedding season is here and of course, we’re turning to our favourite celebs to get our dose of #Glamspo. Safe to say, ‘minimal’ is the celebrity-approved way to go! The art to acing the minimal makeup look is keeping it light and letting your natural bridal glow take centre stage. It’s about using fewer products in a smarter way to have a larger impact.
Bollywood celebrities like Anushka Sharma and Alia Bhatt honed in on a classic, minimalist look - we’re talking radiant, glow-y and natural-looking skin. And, for all the brides-to-be that are looking to embrace this pared down, classic bridal look, we’ve got you covered! Take notes as we break down the quintessential steps to nail this effortless makeup look.
Start by prepping your skin with a gentle cleanser like the Conscious Chemist Flashfix Gentle Exfoliating Face Cleanser. Follow it up with a moisturiser, we suggest the Clinique Moisture Surge 100h Auto-replenishing Hydrator. And, a broad spectrum SPF is non-negotiable. ICYMI, well-prepped skin gives you an incandescent glow, which in return helps you use less product.
Conscious Chemist Flashfix Gentle Exfoliating Face Cleanser
Clinique Moisture Surge 100h Auto-replenishing Hydrator (Moisturizer)
For a natural looking base, consider picking something lighter than a foundation like BB or CC cream, or tinted moisturiser. Smashbox Halo Healthy Glow Tinted Moisturiser Broad Spectrum SPF 25 gives a lightweight dewy coverage, and is infused with ingredients like hyaluronic acid and peptides that help keep your skin hydrated. Lightweight concealers like the Kay Beauty HD Liquid Concealer work best for this look to cover dark circles or blemishes if any, without leaving you with a cakey appearance. You can use a setting powder like SUGAR All Set To Glow Translucent Powder to set your concealer for a natural matte finish.
Smashbox Halo Healthy Glow Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF
Kay Beauty HD Liquid Concealer
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Time to make your brows look on fleek! Opt for a brow gel instead of an eyebrow pencil. e.l.f Cosmetics Wow Brow Gel will give you fuller-looking, defined brows. For your lids, pick up a nude shade like M.A.C Powder Kiss Eyeshadow - What Clout which will glide perfectly on your eyelids and leave behind a lovely soft matte colour. Heavy kohl rimmed eyes is a no-no for this look. Go for the Maybelline New York The Colossal Kajal 24 hour Smudge-Proof in Deep Black and apply lightly on your waterline. Follow up with a mascara that adds volume and length. L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara will add intense length and excellent volume in just one coat.
Now for the finishing touches — a rosy blush or coral touch are the ideal picks for a minimal look. Creams blushes are the way to go, and the Daily Life Forever52 Butter Blush is super creamy with a hint of shimmer to add to the dewy effect with a light flush of colour. For the lips start with a lip balm like the LANEIGE Lip Glowy Balm and complete with the perfect light nude shade Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lipstick - Blushing Nude.
Lastly, don’t forget to smile. And there you go, you’re ready to make a stunning appearance as you walk down the aisle toward your happily ever after!