What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about wedding makeup looks? Probably a gorgeous bride flaunting smokey eyes and dark red lipstick, walking towards you in a stunning lehenga. In this imagination, grooms barely find a spot. The idea of grooms applying makeup is still at a very nascent stage. But that shouldn’t stop you, dear groom, from looking your best on your big day.
When we talk about makeup for grooms, we don’t expect it to be too elaborate. Even a light layer of makeup is enough to rock your wedding day. Most importantly, the ‘makeup for groom’ idea isn’t that bad because it helps you look good on camera. Now that we have your attention, here’s a step-by-step guide on how you can ace the simple groom’s makeup and look dapper!
1. Prep your skin
Many people skip this step, however it is a total game-changer. Prepping your skin will help the products glide smoothly on your face - be it bridal or groom makeup for wedding. It’ll also help your makeup last longer. Start by applying moisturiser to a cleansed face. Let it set for a few minutes before moving on to the next step, which is a primer. Apply some pore filling primer to fill out your pores and create a smooth base. Now that your skin is prepped, let’s begin with the groom’s makeup.
2. Prep your lips
Soft, supple lips should be your priority, regardless of whether it’s a regular day or a special occasion like wedding. Chapped and dry lips are not ideal on your wedding day. Start your lip makeup by using a lip scrub to gently exfoliate your lips. Use a bit of lip balm to deeply nourish your lips. The next step in this minimalistic grooms’ makeup is to apply a light layer of tinted lip balm for perfectly pink lips!
3. Face Makeup
To call it a perfect ’dulha makeup,’ you need to get the base right. Start by dotting some foundation across your face and blend it with the help of a makeup sponge or brush. Use a small quantity of a matte foundation at first and build up the coverage as you need. After the foundation is blended, use some concealer to cover dark circles under your eyes or any visible marks or scars. Blend it well and ensure it doesn’t crease. If you are having trouble finding the right shade of foundation or concealer, we have the perfect tool for you. With the Maybelline Foundation Finder tool, you can virtually pick the perfect foundation and concealer shade for your base makeup.
The next step would be to use some cream contour and slightly chisel your face. Using contour will give your face a very natural definition and add some shape to it. With a light hand, place the contour under your cheekbones and hairline and blend it well. Pro tip: if you have a beard, place the cream contour just above your beard line. This will help add extra definition to this face makeup for grooms. Use some loose powder and place it wherever you’ve applied concealer. Let it sit for a couple of minutes and dust it off later. A great tip to keep in mind while doing groom‘s makeup for wedding is to keep a mascara handy. After you are done with their face makeup, run the mascara wand through their beard. This will help cover the traces of foundation or powder that may be visible in your beard. It also helps set the beard in place.
4. Eye makeup
When it comes to the bridegroom makeup, your eyes require minimal effort. It is best to keep the eyes simple and just define them slightly. Start by applying some waterproof mascara on your eyelashes. This will help add volume to your lashes and also add definition to your eyes. The next step would be to fill your eyebrows in. You don’t need to make them too bushy, just filling the sparse areas will help add structure to them. And that’s it! Just these two steps will define your eyes and add dimension to your final look.
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