One of the most important parts of a wedding is the haldi ceremony. As a symbol of blessings, this ceremony is performed when women in the family apply haldi to the bride’s face. If you’re a bride-to-be, know that this marks one of the most beautiful moments in your life. Naturally then, you want to look picture perfect while your photographer clicks your candid pictures during the ceremony. While you may have already booked your makeup artist for your big day, you can surely do your own makeup on the day of your haldi. Want a step-by-step breakdown of how to do your own makeup? Scroll down…
 

Choose your base

Choose your base

The first makeup tip to doing your own makeup on your haldi is to use a base that will hydrate your skin so your makeup stands out. If you have dry skin, make sure you use a deeply hydrating moisturiser first. To double up the hydration, use a base that will not only hide your blemishes but also act as a moisturiser. If you ask us, the Fair & Lovely BB Cream should do the trick for you. It lends your skin a matte feel so it’s perfect for your Haldi day if your skin tends to turn oily. Besides, it also covers dark spots and blemishes along with lending you a fairer look. Fuss-free and lightweight, this product will act as the perfect base makeup for your haldi day.

 

Add bronze on the eyes

Add bronze on the eyes

If you’re going the traditional route and wearing yellow for your haldi ceremony, an effective makeup tip would be to use pink and bronzy eye makeup that will do perfect justice to your look. Apply some eyelid primer to make sure your eyeshadows stay in place. For eyeshadow, we suggest choosing the Lakmé 9 to 5 Eye Quartet, Desert Rose—a palette that has the perfect bronze and pink. First apply the pink from the palette all over your eyelids. Post this, starting from the corner of the lids, apply the bronze shade while blending it inwards without missing out on the crease. Blend it perfectly to ensure there are no harsh lines.

 

Create a winged eye

Create a winged eye

A winged eye on your haldi ceremony? Bet you can’t do without that drama! Once the eyeshadow is sitting beautifully on your eyes, line your eyes using the Lakmé Absolute Gloss Artist Eye Liner, Black while creating the perfectly done cat eyes.

 

Go for a sunkissed look

Go for a sunkissed look

If you’re having a winter wedding and your haldi ceremony is outdoors, a sunkissed look with your yellow outfit will be the perfect makeup look. For that, pick up bronzer from the Lakmé Absolute Moonlit Highlighter palette and apply it to the hollows of your cheeks, your forehead (if you have a broad forehead) and along your jawline for a chiselled yet sunkissed look.

 

Add colour to your cheeks

Add colour to your cheeks

A soft pink blush or even a pale orange blush will add the right amount of colour to your haldi look. So use the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Shimmer Brick, Pink to add the perfect amount of glitter and colour to your cheeks.

 

Finish off with a red touch

Finish off with a red touch

Add a hint of red to this look by way of a lipstick. Make sure the lipstick keeps your skin hydrated while lending your puckers a matte feel. We suggest going with the Lakmé Absolute Luxe Matte Lip Color With Argan Oil, Crimson Lush for this purpose.