Day 4 of the Lakmé Fashion Week got off to a cracking start with the Lakmé Absolute bridal makeup Masterclass with makeup maven Cory Walia, wedding couturier Manish Malhotra and the lovely Sarah Jane Dias. At the end of one hour, we were certain that this masterclass was just what all the brides-to-be needed in time for their wedding day. Here are all the updates you need to know...
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The LakméAbsolute Bridal Makeup Masterclass was hosted by Sarah Jane Dias with the experts Cory Walia and Manish Malhotra.

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Look #1: The Mehendi Look

Clothing: A skin coloured lehenga with mirror or embroidery work and embellishments to dress it up.

Hair and makeup: A coral lipstick from the Lakmé Absolute Gloss Addict range that has the longwear effect of a lipstick but the softness and shine of a lipgloss that would compliment her lehenga and skin tone as opposed to loud, attention grabbing colours.

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From the Expert: Says Cory Walia, “When you’re wearing something that is rich in colour or work and then have makeup that’s also quite heavy, go easy on the jewellery. Too many standout elements will fight for attention and kill your look.”

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Look #2: The Cocktail Look

Clothing: You can take the colour a notch higher but still not too over the top. Our bride wore a peachy pink with a layer of mesh and lots of zardosi and embroidery work.

Hair and makeup: The hair is modern with light waves and lips that compliment the colour of the garment. This means subdued shades of coral, pink or orange from the Lakmé Gloss Addict collection.

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From the Expert: “Since I always tell brides to highligh just one feature when it comes to their makeup, I’m using the Lakmé Absolute Drama Stylist Eye Crayon which is the perfect combination of powder and cream to enhance her eyes.”

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Look #3: The Sangeet Look

Clothing: Since the sangeet is all about the naach-gaana and meant for everyone to have a good time, brides can be a little more experimental about what they choose to wear. This bride stuck to the softer tones but a high collar with mirrorwork and an unconventional cut added that element of zing to her overall look.

Hair and makeup: Since there’s already an element of unconventional-ness added to her look, her hair and makeup is simple, takes only a few minutes to do and looks natural.

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From the expert: “If the skin is healthy, then there’s a natural glow that comes through. I advise all my brides to take care of their skin especially in the last few months leading up to their wedding. The Lakmé Absolute Skin Gloss Night Mask helps brides get that glossy sheen which makes them look so radiant! This works exceptionally well for me because then my look can incorporate an element of natural beauty which I can then embellish upon,” says Cory Walia.

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Look #4: The Reception Look

Clothing: “These days I have a lot of brides coming to me with very daring requests. They’re willing to move away fromt the conventional shades and cuts and willing to try out new colours and designs. Some of them even want to incorporate different elements from different lehengas into their wedding trousseau. And I love that!” says Manish Malhotra. Our bride choose a navy lehenga with ivory detailing.

Hair and makeup: Did you know that hair adds to 65% of your look (makeup accounting for only 35%)? Our bride opted for an elegant, fuss-free hairdo.

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From the expert: “Usually if the brides are keeping things traditional in terms of their clothing, then I prefer to go a bit off tangent when it comes to their makeup. For this bride I’m choosing my favourite  Lakmé Absolute Gel Addict liner in a deep blue that’s in the same colour family as her lehenga but yet stands out on it’s own. Plus, it’s absolutely tear proof which means it’ll last till the very last guest leaves,” jokes Cory Walia.