Hey, did you just get a wedding invite? As you rejoice in the excitement of attending the wedding, you must also be overwhelmed with all the planning you need to do to look your best. Well, as a wedding guest, don’t we all wish to steal some attention, too? And guess what…it’s totally fine!

After you’ve narrowed down on your outfit, shoes and a cool gift for the bride and groom, it’s now time to perfect your wedding guest makeup down to the T. Good news is that we have you covered. Here are some amazing wedding guest makeup tips that will keep you looking fab and fresh all day long. Let the party begin!

 

Set your base with sunscreen

Set your base with sunscreen

It’s likely that you’ll spend a fair share of the wedding attending daytime functions. So, before moving on to your main makeup, layer your face with a moisturising, matte sunscreen like the Lakmé Sun Expert SPF 50 Pa+++ Ultra Matte Lotion to protect your skin from sun damage. The ultra-matte lotion will absorb quickly, is non-greasy and won’t leave behind an annoying white cast that looks horrendous in photos.

 

Use two different foundations

Use two different foundations

Makeup that makes your whole face shine could be disastrous, more so in the flash photographs taken at the wedding. We suggest using two different types of foundations – a matte formula and a soft, glowy formula. If you have oily skin, apply a matte foundation like the Lakmé 9 To 5 Primer + Matte Perfect Cover Foundation on your forehead, T-zone. And apply a dewy foundation like the Lakmé Absolute 3D Cover Foundation on the rest of your face, taking it down till your neck. Don’t forget to set the entire face with some loose powder to keep the makeup from budging.

 

A blushed glow

A blushed glow

As a wedding guest, you may not be in favour of wearing a very bright makeup look. But, take your blush seriously. When you’re attending a daytime function, give your face a natural, healthy flushed look using a rosy blush like the Lakmé Absolute Face Stylist Blush Duo. It will add an overall glow to your makeup. Apply it on the apples of your cheeks, and lightly dust it on the bridge of your nose and chin. Remember not to overdo it or you’ll end up looking like a clown.

 

Pick the right eye shadow

Pick the right eye shadow

One of the focal points of your entire wedding guest makeup is either your eyes or lips. Be it a night or a day wedding, steer clear of dark eye shadows. The best trick is to opt for shadows with pastel, soft metallic or soft matte colourways. To avoid creasing, choose powder eye shadows instead of creamy ones. Unlike liquid, creamy ones, powder shadows last longer and blend easily with other shades.

 

Define your eyes

Define your eyes

Instead of a thin, almost invisible eyeliner, draw a dramatic winged eyeliner. This will add contrast and complement your soft eye makeup well. Next, complete your eye makeup with waterproof mascara. Whether it’s a monsoon wedding or you just easily get teary-eyed, a smudge-proof, water-resistant mascara like the Lakmé Absolute Flutter Secrets Dramatic Eyes Mascara will make your peepers look fuller and defined.

 

Seal it with a glam lipstick

Seal it with a glam lipstick

If you want your lips to be the point of focus for your wedding guest makeup, then vivid, bold lip shades like red, plum, maroon or pop pink are some great picks. Alternatively, for a monotone look, you can match your lip shade with your eye shadow hue. While glitter and pastel monotone palettes are suitable for a day event, metallics and popping, brighter shades are perfect for night functions.

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