Getting engaged to the love of your life is a really happy time for a girl. We are sure you have already started the preparations for this day and have your dress, shoes, venue and guest list ready. But what most of us forget paying attention to, is the engagement makeup and hair you want.

Most times this is because the engagement ceremony is usually a close-knit family affair and most people decide to put in all the efforts in gearing up for the actual wedding day. But this does not mean that your engagement day is any less special and everyone has the right to look their best even on this day. But if in all the preparations, deciding upon the engagement makeup look that not only works with your outfit, suits your personality and is absolutely perfect for the occasion has slipped your mind, then we are not surprised.

But you need not fret because you’ve got your back! Find below a detailed breakdown of five kickass celebrity-inspired makeup looks that are perfect to sport on your engagement day. Recreate anyone of the following engagement makeup looks for your D-day and be floored by all the complements that are bound to come your way.


1. Peach crush

Peach crush - Engagement makeup look

The colour peach is gaining a lot of popularity in the makeup world, and for all the right reasons. This colour has the power to look dressed up or super casual, depending on the occasion you’re planning to wear it for. If you’re planning to wear a blush or nude coloured outfit, then is the perfect engagement bridal look for you.

Step 01: After you’ve completed your base makeup, it is time to do your eyes. Start with applying the peach shade from the Lakmé Absolute Infinity Eye Shadow Palette - Coral Sunset all over your eyelid. Be careful to not go above the crease. Blend it in properly to avoid any harsh lines and make the shadow look seamless.

Step 02: Next, draw a thin line as close to your lash line as possible using the Lakmé Absolute Kohl Ultimate Kajal – Black and lightly smudge it out for a subtle smokey effect.

Step 03: Finish your eye makeup with two coats of mascara and you’re good to go.

Step 04: To your entire look together, it is important to choose the right kind of lipstick. Picking a shade that is too dark will overpower the eye makeup and something too light will wash it out, and you obviously want your engagement makeup to be nothing but perfect. Hence strictly avoid this mistake. Always a pick a lipstick shade that is close to the peach on your eyes. This will give a beautiful monochromatic effect.

Start by lining your lips with the Lakmé 9 To 5 Lip Liner - Coral Chic. This will give your lips some amazing definition. Next, fill in your lips with two coats of the Lakmé 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color - Coral Date to complete your makeup beautifully.


2. Golden goddess

Golden goddess - Engagement makeup look

There is just something really beautiful about traditional Indian outfits, and if you have chosen an ethnic ensemble, then here is an engagement makeup look we think you will love. Irrespective of the colour of your outfit, if you want to give yourself that beautiful traditional look, then this what you ought to go for.

Step 01: After you’ve completed your base makeup, add some colour to your cheeks by applying a matte blush is a dusty pink colour. This will give your face an instantly healthy appearance.

Step 02: For your eyes, start by applying a metallic golden eyeshadow to two thirds of your eyes starting from the inner corner and going outward.

Step 03: Apply the black colour eyeshadow from the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eye Shadow Palette and apply it in the outer corner. Blend the two colours properly to give it a seamless finish. Finish the eye makeup by applying some falsies and two coats of mascara.

Step 04: For the lips, start by lining your lips using a nude brown lip liner. Next, take an orange-brown lipstick and apply it on your lips until they’re opaque.


3. 'No makeup' makeup look

'No makeup' makeup look - Engagement makeup look

If you are someone who doesn’t want to wear too much makeup for your engagement, then here is the perfect engagement makeup look for you. Always stick to colours that are neutral and closest to your natural skin colour for that perfect 'no makeup' makeup look that has fast become everyone’s favourite, both in India and internationally.

Step 01: For the perfect 'no makeup' makeup look, it is really important to ensure that your skin looks healthy. Hence, after cleansing and toning your face, apply a rich, dewy moisturiser to make your skin look plump.

Step 02: Next, apply a matte finish foundation such as the Lakmé 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Perfect Cover Foundation all over the face and neck area and blend it using a brush or makeup sponge.

Step 03: Add a little colour to your face by using the darker shade from Lakmé Absolute Highlighter – Moon Lit highlighter palette. This will give you a beautifully bronzed look.

Step 04: For the eyes, apply a nude eyeshadow that is closest to your natural eye colour and smoke out the outer corner using a brown or black eyeshadow, depending on your preference. Complete your eye makeup by applying several coats of volumising mascara.

Step 05: The lipstick colour you choose plays a really important role in tying a 'no makeup' makeup look together. A tip to keep in mind is to always pick a shade that’s closest to your natural lip colour.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ):

Q. What is HD makeup?

A. Engagement makeup is usually of two types, HD makeup and airbrush makeup. HD makeup is done using makeup products that have sheer and lightweight opacity, but still end up covering your imperfections beautifully. But the problem with HD makeup is that it if not applied properly, it can end up looking extremely cakey and unnatural.

Q. Can I do my own engagement makeup?

A. Yes, you totally can! Since engagement makeup isn’t going to be as elaborate as your wedding makeup, you can totally do your own makeup. But if you plan to do this, we really recommend that you keep a few things in mind. Start by researching the kind of makeup look you want to create and practice it a few times before finally recreating it on your engagement day. This will not only make you feel a lot more confident but will also ensure that through trial and error, you tweak it to give yourself the perfect engagement makeup look.

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