In the enchanting journey of a wedding, where emotions blend freely, the spotlight extends beyond the bride, embracing her sister, mother, and best friend. Each of these exceptional women contribute to the joy that envelops the bride, and their beauty deserves to be celebrated with diverse and individualistic grace. Having said that, it’s equally important for them to look their best, but not overshadow the bride and ensure that she stays the centre of attention.
Here are some handy unconventional beauty tips for a bride’s close ones as to how much they should get ready on this special day.
For the mother: Create a timeless and sophisticated look using make-up as a tool for self-expression. Indian mothers often tend to shy away from make-up but encouraging them to experiment with looks can add more charm to their eternal beauty. Using shimmery eyeshadows in neutral tones and using pastel shades can add a touch of elegance. Make sure you are matching the make-up shade with the lipstick or eyeshadow to create a well-rounded look. Do not forget to touch up the neck and keep the nails polished and perfect.
The sister, the keeper of shared secrets, needs to shine as an ultimate bridesmaid. She should put her best foot forward by experimenting with vibrant colours, glossy skin, and glittery eyeshadows. For an unconventional touch, she can prep up the trending Korean glassy skin trend by using face gloss and highlighters on cheekbones. This not only adds a modern, young touch but also ensures her radiance takes centre stage. She can consider using a body gloss stick or shiner on her neck, back, and arms to ensure she flaunts glassy skin all over!
The best friend can create a captivating look by defining the eyes with graphic eyeliners matching the outfit. Whether it's a bold wing or a subtle line, do not hesitate to experiment with colours. They can consider hot pink, red, or magenta with a velvety matte finish, adding an edge to the overall look. Try exploring a bright colour and keeping the rest of the make-up simple to suit various moods and occasions.
On this memorable day of your life, let your confidants shine bright along with you and create beautiful and unforgettable moments with laughter, tears of joy, and of course, waterproof make-up!
Styling tips for the mother, sister and best friends of the bride
They can accessorise with a bold headpiece, a necklace, or a pair of earrings to elevate your look and make a style statement. Remember not to overdo it. Another thing to remember is to not opt for a traditional hairdo, but not pick a common one either. Unconventional braids or twists will make you stand out and add a touch of uniqueness to your overall appearance. And lastly, don’t let your nails go unnoticed. Choose a bold polish or geometric patterns to make your nails look stunning and eye catchy.
Now, carry yourself gracefully and enjoy your loved one's special day.
Inputs by Radhika Chandak, Senior Hairdresser and Makeup Artist, Ayush Manocha’s chain of salons, and Ms. Aashka Goradia Goble, Co-Founder, RENÉE Cosmetics
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