When it comes to bridal makeup for the wedding day, we only trust the unmatched skills of makeup artists. But one can’t deny the fact that besides a whole lot of fun and frolic, a wedding can be rather damaging on your finances. Since our customs involve a host of ceremonies, wouldn’t it be economical for you, as a bride, to do your own makeup for one of the festivities? While the haldi ceremony involves less makeup, you can totally go all out and practice doing your own mehendi makeup. It’s really not that big a task—with a few tricks and tips, you should be well-equipped to giving yourself a makeover on the day of your mehendi. Here’s a stepwise guide to doing so...
Prime right
 

Prime right

Keep in mind that you have to sit patiently for hours while greeting guests and posing for pictures. And mind you, you’ve got to do all this while looking picture perfect! How do you get your mehendi makeup to stay that long? The answer lies in a primer that keeps your face oil free and helps your foundation set perfectly. We suggest using the Lakmé Absolute Blur Perfect Primer that’s light on the skin and helps seal your makeup easily.

Select an illuminating base
 

Select an illuminating base

Remember that for functions like mehendi, your base makeup needs to be strong. We suggest going for a glimmering foundation that along with good coverage, gives your skin that hint of radiance you need as a bride on your mehendi day. Blend well to ensure there are no harsh lines or uneven foundation. If you ask us, you should invest in the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Foundation that’ll help add that subtle sheen to your base makeup.

Cover up the darkness
 

Cover up the darkness

You’d be lying if you said that you never had to worry about dark circles and dark spots being the bride. To get rid of the darkness around your eyes and to cover those pesky dark spots, make sure you rely on a medium coverage concealer. Just dab on to the required areas and make sure it disappears into your skin while sealing it with a compact. To get the perfect concealer in your vanity kit, we suggest you get your hands on the Lakmé Absolute White Intense Concealer Stick—a concealer in a stick format so application becomes so simple!

Make sure you highlight
 

Make sure you highlight

The light is going to automatically catch the high points of your face. This means using a highlighter to ensure that certain parts of your face have a dewy glow—one that makes your mehendi makeup look flawless. We suggest opting for the Lakmé Absolute Moon Lit Highlighter that’s sure to give you the highlight you need on your mehendi day.

Keep it subtle yet shimmery on the eyes
 

Keep it subtle yet shimmery on the eyes

While you can go all out with smokey eyes and bronze eye makeup on your D-day, mehendi makeup requires a more toned down version of the full blown bridal makeup. While you set your base, don’t ignore the eyes but don’t go all OTT either. Use subtle tones like peaches and dull gold as eyeshadow and wing your eyes for this function. We suggest going in with the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eye Shadow Palette (Gold) for this purpose.

Finish off with a pop of colour on your lips
 

Finish off with a pop of colour on your lips

To complete your mehendi makeup look, make sure you choose a pop of colour for your lips if you’re going subtle on the rest of your face. We suggest trying out a bright pink lip shade like the Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Lip Color in Pink Satin.