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We all know the importance of a good makeup artist, especially on one of the biggest days of your life- ZE WEDDING. But if you ask me, the thing that differentiates us (the average makeup doers) from them is the right kind of knowledge about the makeup products. You know, in terms of quality, longevity, and application, among others. Of course, practice makes perfect and I’m in no way doubting their professional skills as an artist. But rather, encouraging brides to do a pretty decent job at it.
You can’t hire a makeup artist for every occasion and let’s say you hired one for the wedding, he/she’s not going to stay with you all night long so in case of any breakouts, you need to be a pro at handling the situation.
Which is why, the 3 parts of this makeup pro series is going to give you all the information you need and you can, like the series, become a pro at it. So for starters, you need to know what makeup products you should absolutely own. Keep reading to know more…
You need to start off with a primer, which is necessary to even out and smooth the surface of your skin, in turn, creating a proper base to work on. Bonus point: it helps in making the makeup on your face stay longer.
Benefit the POREfessional face primer- (INR 1,296, available on Amazon)
Rimmel fix and perfect pro (INR 862 on Amazon)
The problem with foundation is, it’s a little difficult to find the right shade. Especially due to the store lightings that are deliberately made different to increase sales. One quick tip is to choose shades that are closest to your skin tone and then test them by applying swatches on your jawline.
Estee Lauder: Double Wear Foundation (3,300 INR)
Say bye to the sudden nasty pimples, scars, spots or dark circles by choosing:
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer1)
Mac prolong wear concealer (2100INR)
NYX Cosmetics Conceal, Correct, Contour Palette
Get that Kim Kardashian look rocking and define those cheekbones and jawline for a structured look to the face.
Makeup Revolution brightening Contour Kit (850 INR)
Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush and Contour Palette (INR 1350)
Freedom Pro Contour (INR 636, Nykaa)
A blushing bride looks the prettiest, don’t you agree?
Maybelline Cheeky Glow (INR 299)
Makeup Revolution Golden Sugar 2 Rose Gold Ultra Professional Blush Palette (INR 1350)
Clinique cheek pop (INR 2250)
Freedom Pro blush palette (INR 1080)
Maybelline White Superfresh (INR 150)
L.A Girl HD Pro Face (INR 700)
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish (INR 2600)
M.A.C Dazzleshadow – I Like 2 Watch (INR 1600)
Makeup Revolution Ultra 32 Shade Eyeshadow Palette Flawless Matte (INR 1750)
Colorbar Ultimate Eyeliner (INR 440)
Maybelline Falsies (INR 500)
M.A.C Extended Play Gigablack Lash – Extended Play Gigablack (INR 1650)
Clinique High Impact Volume Mascara (INR 2150)
The obvious key to making your eyes stand out and look stunning! Trust me, eye makeup is not complete without these babies.
Ardell Runway Gisele Black Eye Lashes (INR 430)
MAC Lash- 4 (INR 1200)
NYX Cosmetics Micro Brow Pencil (INR 875)
MAC Eyebrows (INR 1400)
Recommended Read: 12 Stunning Eye makeup Looks For the Wedding Day
Coming to my favourite part of makeup!
Colorbar definer lip liner (INR 479)
Mac Lip Pencil (Rs 1450)
A lipstick plays the role of a cherry on top of the cake and brings out the complete look in a glamorous manner.
1) MAYBELLINE Superstay 24Hr 2-Step Lipstick INR 600
2) Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick (it DOES last all day)
3) L’Oreal Paris Color Riche (INR 950)
4) Lip Plumer (Optional)
If you wish to make your lips appear fuller, apply Sephora lip plumper before applying your preferred liner and lipstick.
When choosing your makeup products, you need to make sure that the words ‘long lasting’ are written on it because that’s what we’re looking for the most in achieving the perfect makeup look. This list recommends some makeup products that I, personally, have seen some artists use on the brides or someone attending an important event.
Another thing to remember is that you DON’T need super expensive makeup products for every part. For foundation, concealers and primer, it can be pretty important but the rest can be done with a medium-low price range. For best results, test the products out in terms of longevity at least two weeks before the big day.