ICYMI, BeBeautiful ran a contest for soon-to-be-brides and we offered them a stunning makeover just in time for their weddings! BeBeautiful presents Real Brides in association with Lakmé Salon was an instant hit the minute we announced the makeover project. We received applications from many, many eager brides-to-be, and whittled to down to a few worthy candidates who fit the bill.

Meet our first bride-to-be, Ami Palan. A true rebel, her only rule is to break all rules! We delivered her into the able hands of celebrity stylist, Divyak D’Souza, dermatologist and aesthetic physician, Dr Madhuri Agarwal and National Creative Director – Makeup, Lakmé Salon, Anupma Katyal and this is the metamorphosis Ami went through!

Ami Palan, a rebel in every sense of the word, wanted a look that she could carry straight to the dance floor after her ‘pheras’. She even wanted to wear sneakers with her lehengas so she could run fast enough on to the dance floor! So this is what the team decided for Ami...
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Ami is a person who neither takes care of her skin, nor does she pay attention to her hydration. Dr Madhuri Agarwal noticed a few pits and scars on Ami’s skin and this is the advice she had...

  • You need to hydrate yourself well and stay away from junk food and eat clean.
  • For a beauty rebel like Ami, she suggests starting with small steps, like using a face wash in the morning, and following it up with a sunscreen.
  • She also suggested that Ami end her day with a good face cleanse and a acne control serum.

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Ami’s bridal brief was clear; she wanted an unconventional look and wanted to look every bit the badass she is in real life. So makeup artist, Anupma Katyal decided to give her deep, dark smokey eyes with barely there nude lips. This is what transpired at the makeover…

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Eyes

Anupma used a black eye liner on Ami’s eyes and smudged it to create a dark base for the smokey eye look. She also recommends using your fingers to blend and smudge the eyeliner. She topped it with black eyeshadow to get a more intense look. Anupma chose to do Ami’s eyes first as the fallout from the eye makeup can be cleaned up before starting with the base!

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Eyebrows

Can you believe that Ami has not threaded her brows in over 2 years! Anupma used an angled, flat brush to fill in Ami’s brows and make them look darker. Well-groomed eyebrows always frame the face, so do not neglect your brows!

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Face

If you anything like Ami, be aware that your lack of hydration and skincare leads you to dry skin. This in turn, makes your makeup base crack. Definitely not how you want your wedding makeup to be remembered as! She started with concealer beneath her eyes, around her nose and along the bridge of her nose. She followed it up with foundation and contoured her cheeks using a angled cheek brush.

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Lips

Anupma use a nude lip liner on Ami’s lips and topped it off with a nude lip gloss. Ami has very chapped lips and Anupma strongly suggests you use a lip mask and a lip scrub before you apply lipstick.

Lashes

Lastly, Anupma fixed false lashes to Ami’s eyes and finished with a little highlighter at the highest points of her cheeks.

Hair

Hair

Ami’s hair was styled in a very grunge way with crimped waves to complement her outfit and her personality!

Ensemble

Ensemble

Celebrity stylist Divyak D’Souza chose a beautiful Shivan and Narresh embellished lehenga with appliqué and bead work to suit the fierce personality of the bride. The red and black outfit are perfectly complemented by the smokey eye and rebellious hair!