Get ready to have some fun and be pampered, bride-to-be! The Haldi ceremony is an important pre-wedding ritual in Indian culture where a paste made of turmeric, sandalwood, and other ingredients is applied to your skin for good luck and blessings. It's also said to have natural beauty benefits like anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and also helps in removing tan. 

When it comes to your Haldi ceremony makeup, keep it natural and minimal. Avoid heavy foundation as the turmeric paste may smudge it and avoid wearing white as the turmeric paste may leave stains. Remember to have fun and enjoy the celebrations! This is your special day, and it's all about enjoying the journey to your big day. 

Want to know how to go about your haldi makeup look? Keep scrolling! 

1. Apply Sunscreen to Your Face and Neck 

How To Do Your Haldi Ceremony Makeup

Applying sunscreen to your face and neck must not be skipped! It helps to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun, especially since the Haldi ceremony often takes place outdoors. It can prevent sunburn, dark spots, and premature aging, and keep your skin looking healthy and radiant

Make sure to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Apply it 15-20 minutes before going out, and reapply every 2 hours. Don't forget to apply it to your ears and the back of your neck. It's a small step but it can make a big difference in protecting your skin.  

2. Prime Your Skin 

How To Do Your Haldi Ceremony Makeup

Priming is a super important step that will make your makeup last longer, fill in fine lines and pores, and make your skin look smooth and even. To apply primer, make sure your face is clean and moisturized. Then, take a small amount of primer and gently apply it to your entire face, including the under-eye area and the sides of your nose. Give it a couple of minutes to dry before applying your makeup. And don't forget, there are different types of primers for specific skin concerns, so choose one that's suited for your skin type. Trust us, priming your face is a game-changer for your Haldi makeup look! 

The Lakmé Absolute Blur Perfect Primer is your go-to product for a flawless, even-toned face. It creates the perfect base for makeup, makes it last longer and hides all your imperfections. 

3. Choose a Light Foundation and Concealer 

How To Do Your Haldi Ceremony Makeup

When it comes to your Haldi makeup, it's best to keep it light and natural. Instead of heavy foundation, opt for a light coverage foundation or even a tinted moisturizer. And when it comes to concealer, use it sparingly only where you need it. This will give you a natural and radiant look that will complement the turmeric paste and make you look your best on your special day. 

This Lakmé Absolute Skin Dew Serum Foundation gives you the best of both worlds of makeup and skincare. It is infused with the goodness of Hyaluronic Acid and the power of Niacinamide, it makes your skin feel nourished and hydrated on the inside while making it look flawless and radiant on the outside.  

4. Lightly Powder Your Face 

How To Do Your Haldi Ceremony Makeup

To set your makeup and keep it looking fresh all day, don't forget to lightly powder your face. A light dusting of setting powder will help to keep your foundation and concealer in place, and will also help to control any unwanted shine. This will ensure that your makeup stays looking flawless and natural throughout the Haldi ceremony. 

5. Subtly Contour Your Face 

How To Do Your Haldi Ceremony Makeup

Want to add some dimension to your face and enhance your natural features? Subtly contouring your face can do just that! Using a slightly darker powder or bronzer, apply it to the hollows of your cheeks, along your jawline, and on the sides of your nose. This will help to create the illusion of a more defined face and bring out your best features. Remember, less is more, so go for a subtle, natural look that complements your skin tone. 

6. Apply Your Favourite Blush 

How To Do Your Haldi Ceremony Makeup

Add a pop of color to your cheeks and bring some life to your face by applying your favorite blush. A little bit of blush can go a long way in making you look fresh and radiant. Choose a shade that complements your skin tone and applies it to the apples of your cheeks for a natural flush. You can also experiment with different blush shades to find the one that makes you feel your best. Get ready to have a beautiful, rosy glow on your Haldi ceremony. 

Try out the Lakmé Absolute Face Stylist Blush Duo – Rose Blush that gives your cheeks a hint of colour that blends in effortlessly for a luminous finish. 

7. Use Neutral Eyeshadows 

How To Do Your Haldi Ceremony Makeup

When it comes to your Haldi makeup, neutral eyeshadows are the way to go. They're versatile, timeless and complement every skin tone. Choose shades that are slightly lighter than your skin tone for a natural and subtle look, or go for slightly darker shades for a more dramatic effect. Apply a neutral eyeshadow on your lids, and blend it well for a seamless look. You can also use a neutral eyeshadow to define your crease. These neutral shades will make your eyes pop, and will keep your overall look soft and elegant. 

The Lakmé 9 To 5 Eye Color Quartet Eye Shadow - Mystic Nudes is the perfect neutral palette to create your Haldi makeup look. It features high-intensity powders give your eyes a defined finish. 

8. Add a Touch of Eyeliner 

How To Do Your Haldi Ceremony Makeup

Want to make your eyes stand out even more? Adding a touch of eyeliner is the way to go! A thin line of liner along your upper lashes can give your eyes a defined and dramatic look, while a subtle line on your lower lashes can make your eyes appear larger. You can choose a classic black liner or a brown liner for a more natural look. You can also experiment with different eyeliner styles, such as winged liner or a smudged look. Just make sure to keep it subtle, and you'll have beautiful and defined eyes for your Haldi ceremony. 

9. Apply a Generous Amount of Mascara 

How To Do Your Haldi Ceremony Makeup

Want to add some pop to your Haldi ceremony look? Apply a generous amount of mascara! A few coats of mascara can make your lashes look longer, thicker and more defined. It's the perfect way to add some drama to your eyes, and make them stand out. Remember to wiggle the mascara brush at the base of your lashes and then sweep it upward to the tips, this will help separate your lashes and add volume. Don't be afraid to layer it up, just make sure to avoid clumps. A little mascara goes a long way in making your eyes look beautiful and captivating on your Haldi ceremony. 

The Lakmé Eyeconic Volume Mascara volumizes without weighing your lashes down and is easy to remove. It is infused with ingredients such as calendula extract and castor oil that are known to care for your lashes. 

10. Apply a Lighter Shade of Lipstick 

How To Do Your Haldi Ceremony Makeup

Want to make your lips look full and luscious for your haldi bridal makeup? Apply a lighter shade of lipstick! A light and natural shade of lipstick will complement the turmeric paste and make your lips look full and luscious. You can choose a light pink, nude or peach shade. Apply it on your lips, and if you want to make it last longer, you can apply a lip liner first. This will give you a natural and pretty look that will make you feel beautiful and confident at your Haldi ceremony. Don't be afraid to experiment with different shades to find the one that makes you feel your best. 

11. Highlight the High Points on Your Face 

How To Do Your Haldi Ceremony Makeup

Do you want to give your Haldi makeup look some extra glow? Highlighting the high points on your face is the way to go! This technique involves applying a highlighting product to areas of your face that naturally catch the light, such as your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, your cupid's bow, and your brow bone. This will help to accentuate your natural bone structure and give you a radiant, lit-from-within glow. You can use a liquid, powder, or cream highlighter and apply it with your fingers, a brush or a beauty sponge. Remember, a little goes a long way, so start with a small amount and build up as desired. Highlighting is a great way to add some extra dimension and glow to your look, and it will make you look stunning on your Haldi ceremony. 

The Lakmé Absolute Liquid Highlighter – Ivory illuminates your skin and offers a lightweight touch. Its liquid texture not only makes it easier to blend but also stays on for longer compared to the classic powder highlighters. This super-concentrated shimmer liquid highlighter also has a moisturizing base of glycerin and water to hydrate your skin from within. 

12.  Apply Setting Spray 

How To Do Your Haldi Ceremony Makeup

A setting spray is a lightweight mist that helps to lock in your makeup and keep it looking fresh all day. It works by creating a barrier on the surface of your skin that prevents your makeup from smudging or melting off. It's also a great way to add some extra hydration to your skin. To use it, hold the bottle 8-10 inches away from your face and mist it all over your face, making sure to close your eyes and mouth. Wait for a minute or two for the spray to dry before getting dressed. Setting spray is a game-changer for keeping your makeup looking fresh and flawless all day. 

Congratulations, bride-to-be! You're well on your way to having a flawless Haldi bridal makeup look for your pre-wedding rituals. From priming your face, to applying a light foundation and concealer, to highlighting the high points of your face, and finishing off with a setting spray, you've learned some great tips to make sure your makeup stays put and looks beautiful all day. Remember, the key is to keep it natural and minimal, and to have fun during the Haldi ceremony. You'll be the most beautiful bride on your special day. Enjoy every moment of your pre-wedding rituals and don't forget to take lots of pictures!