The best thing about celebrity weddings is the range of ideas and inspiration they bring with them. It makes the job of to-be brides as well as their make-up & hair artistes easier. Three fabulous brides have set the bridal trends rolling this season — Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra and Sonam Kapoor.
While to-be brides pin celebrity bridal looks for inspiration, make-up & hair artistes get busy in translating those celebrated looks on their clients. No matter where the wedding is — beach, mountains, palace — bridal look always remains Indian. The quintessential Indian bride always finds subtle ways to exhibit her traditions, culture and legacy that she will be taking forward from one world to another.
Here are some trends that you can follow for your big day:
Beauty & the bloom
From Anushka Sharma’s ethereal flower bun to Deepika Padukone’s quintessential gajra for her reception, bridal hair has got a blooming makeover. A range of flowers is now being used to accentuate the beauty of the bridal bun. From romantic roses to exotic orchids, brides are asking for a unique bouquet of flowers. From oversized crowns to individual blossoms nestled in the curls, brides are seeing flowers in a new light and counting on them big time.
It is no more about making a tough choice between a braid and a bun. You can have both! Yes, hairstylists across the globe are pushing the envelope for opulent bridal hairstyles. Combining curls with a chic chignon or braid with a bun, bridal hairdo comes layered with different styles. Think big and opulent.
Traditional and royal jewellery has made a huge comeback this bridal season. From Deepika Padukone to Priyanka Chopra, traditional hair accessories like matha-patti, passa and maang-tikka are in big demand. Chic and traditional, these hair accessories immediately make a bride look classic and timeless.
Bling with a nose ring
One thing that is common among all these celebrity brides is the nose ring. The quintessential bridal accessory, nose ring makes the Indian bride stand out from the rest. Whether you pick a small one or an oversized piece, make sure you try it first and take expert advice if the size of the nose ring complements your face or not.
Check out the choker
From a reel-life queen to a real-life bride, no one rocks the choker look like Deepika Padukone. Choker, undisputedly, takes the spot of the most liked bridal accessory of the year — big & beautiful. It instantly adds a royal appeal to your bridal look.
Lovely, luminous skin
Heavy bridal make-up is outdated. Most brides opt for clear, smooth and pristine skin. With minimal make-up, it is the glowing skin that takes the centre stage this bridal season. For the desired luminance from within, choose your foundation carefully. When it comes to bridal make-up, you can go for the latest make-up techniques such as airbrush make-up, HD make-up and silicone make-up that cover all your blemishes, and give you smooth skin that illuminates from within.
What could be more enchanting than an easy, overall sweep of colour? Make way for the vibrant and versatile colour of ‘Living Coral’ which has been declared as the colou of the year 2019 by Pantone. The new take on smoky eyes with coral colours is quite in vogue this season. Keep the eyelashes thick and lips muted. Or, you can flaunt a bright, beautiful coral shade on the lips and keep the rest of the make-up subtle.
(The author is director & founder, ALPS Beauty group)