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Band, baaja and food - three top reasons why we love attending weddings. It is also the perfect occasion to try out all those over-the-top wedding makeup looks and click a ton of pictures for your Instagram feed. Am I right, lovelies? But if doing a smokey eye or striking contour isn’t your cup of tea, don’t worry. We have just the look you can rock this season — a no-makeup makeup look. Subtle yet glam, it’s perfect for girls who love a minimalistic look. Read on for a step-by-step guide on how to ace the natural wedding makeup look…
- No makeup wedding looks: the basics
- Prep the face
- Eye makeup
- Top ideas for natural wedding makeup Looks in 2022
- FAQs about ideas for no-makeup wedding looks in 2022
No makeup wedding looks: the basics
No-makeup makeup look, barely there makeup, natural wedding makeup, no matter what you prefer to call it, they all mean the same. It’s perfect for days when we can’t be bothered by the whole shebang, but still want our skin to look amazing. And while a no-makeup makeup look may sound like the same kind of look, there are different ways to achieve this sought-after look. Here’s how to have a strong base to spruce up your no-makeup makeup look for the next wedding you attend.
Prep the face
Step 1: A flawless base requires good skin prep. Start off by washing your face with the baddie-free Simple Kind To Skin Moisturising Facial Wash. This multivitamin face wash softens and moisturises skin while deep cleansing it.
Follow it up by spritzing the Lakme Absolute Pore Fix Toner all over your face to hydrate the skin and further get rid of any grime. Next, to fake that lit-from-within glow, apply the Lakme Lumi Cream instead of your regular moisturiser. This lightweight moisturiser comes with a hint of highlighter which means you are halfway ready!
Step 2: While foundation is a given in the traditional wedding makeup looks, ditch your heavy-duty foundations and turn to a lightweight formula for the perfect no-makeup makeup look. The Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Foundation is feather-light and loaded with SPF 15. It blends like a dream and gives a flawless finish for 16 hours straight as it blurs out all your pores and blemishes.
Step 3: Next up, go in with a concealer to cover up stubborn areas that the foundation couldn’t like under-eye dark circles and maybe that one nasty acne scar with the Lakme Absolute Mattreal Mousse Concealer. You only need to dot a small amount on the concerned area as this full-coverage concealer immediately hides imperfections. Just pat the concealer in with a damp beauty sponge or flat concealer brush to get a matte finish.
Step 4: Eyebrows help frame the face and add definition, which is why it’s important to define them well. Use the smudge-free Lakme Eyebrow Pencil to create natural-looking hair strokes. Since it is water-resistant, you won’t have to worry about it sweating off your face while you are busy being the life of the party at your cousin’s sangeet.
Step 5: Next, sweep the lighter golden shade from the Lakme 9 to 5 Eye Quartet - Desert Rose on your lids to get a subtle shine. Then, curl your lashes and apply a coat of the Lakme Eyeconic Volume Mascara to open up your peepers and make your lashes look fuller. Again, waterproof is the key as this waterproof mascara won’t have you worried about running tear tracks by the end of a wedding function.
Step 6: Lightly swipe some rosy blush like the Lakme Absolute Face Stylist Blush Duos on your cheekbones for a healthy flush of colour. Its silky yet natural finish will elevate your no-makeup makeup look, making it perfect for a wedding.
Step 7: Finally, it’s time for the lips! Since it’s a no-makeup makeup look, we suggest going for a muted lip colour. You can put on a dusty pink lipstick like the Lakme Cushion Matte Lipstick - Pink Rose. Loaded with French rose oil extracts, it gives you an intense finish while keeping your lips soft. Or go for a lovely nude lip colour like the matte Lakme Absolute Precision Lip Paint - Alluring Nude which will last all day. And voila you’re ready to slay!
Top ideas for natural wedding makeup Looks in 2022
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1. Dewy look
Put down that matte powder and give your skin a dewy look using an illuminating cream. Highlight the high points of your face such as your cheekbones, bridge of the nose and cupid’s bow using the Lakme Absolute Liquid Highlighter to glam up your usual no-makeup makeup look to get a dewy yet non-greasy finish.
2. No mascara
How do you glam up your no-makeup makeup look without mascara? It’s simple, use an eyelash curler! Also swipe some sheer eyeshadow on your eyelids and you are ready to go! You can even highlight the inner corner of your eyes to make your eyes look bigger and brighter.
3. Clear gloss
Another simple yet amazing way to enhance your no-makeup makeup look is by embracing those lip glosses. Swipe a few coats of clear gloss on your lips and team it up with a hint of eyeshadow on your eyelids.
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4. White eyeliner
A white pencil eyeliner can do wonders for your look — it can give the illusion of bigger eyes and also add a touch of glam to your look. If you’ve pulled off an all-nighter and your eyes look dull, use this trick to make them look more awake instantly.
5. Pop of colour
Add a pop of colour if you still like the over-the-top wedding makeup but are too lazy to go all out with a stunning wine, maroon or burgundy lip colour to switch things up a bit. We love what a simple swipe of just one dark lipstick can do for your lips while keeping the rest of your makeup minimal.
6. Strong brows
When you are trying to get the no-makeup look, it is important to keep your eyebrows filled and well-defined. Brush out your brows with a spoolie and lightly fill them in using a pencil. After filling them in, brush them out again to even them out and give the brows a more natural look.
7. A blush look
Keep your cheeks as natural as possible and avoid contouring them. Just sweep a very light pink or coral shade to add a hint of colour and give you a healthy, rosy glow.
FAQs about ideas for no-makeup wedding looks in 2022
Q. Should I wear foundation to a wedding?
There is no rule that you need to wear foundation. If you can even your skin tone and cover blemishes with just a primer and concealer, you’re good to go.
Q. How to make a no-makeup look appropriate for a wedding?
There are also different types of no-makeup looks. If you are going to a wedding, make the highlighter the highlight of your look so that you glow and are up-to-par with all the other guests and bridesmaids.
Q. How do I prep for a wedding makeup look?
To get that natural finish, your skin should be perfect. And to get that, start prepping weeks in advance. Drink a lot of water so that your skin is clear. Invest in skincare products to avoid any last-minute zits or blackheads. Don’t forget sunscreen so that you don’t end up with patchy skin or tan lines.
Clean, fresh and youthful, natural wedding makeup is very simple. But do not let the simplicity fool you! A lot of work goes into creating the very famous ‘no-makeup’ makeup look. And we’ve got you, right from perfecting the base to some tips that will elevate your look.