Indian weddings are fascinating, there is no denying that. From bright and colourful outfits to lip-smacking foods, these weddings are often unmatched in glamour and grandeur. As a guest at one of these weddings, you want to make sure you look your best for the hundreds of wedding photos, but you also don’t want to go over the top. If you are struggling to create the perfect wedding guest makeup look, here is a simple step by step guide that you can follow to rock all upcoming weddings!
Step 1 – Prep your lips
Before you even begin with your Indian wedding guest makeup, prep your lips with a hydrating lip balm to get your lips ready for the lip makeup that will follow. Lip balms prime and nourish your lips and smoothen the texture to give you a smooth and even lipstick application. The Maybelline Baby Lips Lipcare keeps your lips moisturized for up to 8 hours and the SPF in it also protects your lips from the damaging sun rays. So, coat your lips with a generous layer of lip balm and gently wipe it off before applying lipstick.
Step 2 – Let your eyes do the talking
Your eye makeup can make or break your look - you want the colours to be bold and glamourous without looking over the top. Silver or gold eyeshadow shades are a fool-proof way to make a statement with your eyes. Since shimmery and glittery eyeshadows often have some fallout, do the eye makeup before your face to avoid making a mess on a flawlessly done base. Use Maybelline’s The 24K Nudes Eyeshadow Palette to create stunning eye makeup looks with the sparkling and shimmering shades. To add a touch of warmth to your eye makeup without using gold eyeshadows, try The City Mini Eyeshadow Palette 5th Avenue Sunset to create a soft but dramatic look. If you cannot make up your mind, use the Maybelline Virtual Try On tool to test the different palettes and other Maybelline makeup products virtually so you can pick only the best for your makeup look.
You cannot create an Indian wedding guest makeup without kajal, so enhance the beauty of your eyes with the Maybelline Colossal Super Black Kajal. The rich, glossy sheen of this kajal stays waterproof and smudge-proof for 16 hours, so cry all the happy tears, this kajal is going nowhere. Create intense lines with a waterproof eyeliner to make an impact or smudge a gel eyeliner to give your eyes a smokey look.. Finish off your eyes by coating your lashes with the Maybelline Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara to give your lashes some dramatic volume.
Step 3 - Prime for long-lasting face makeup
Weddings are a busy time, and no matter the style of your wedding guest makeup, you want it to survive the day. The first step to achieving a flawless base makeup is to use a primer to create a smooth and even base for the rest of your products. Primers help your face makeup products glide on smoothly and increase the longevity and wear of the rest of your makeup. Use the Maybelline Fit Me Primer to blur your pores and make your makeup last up to 16 hours or try the Face Studio Master Prime Primer – Redness Control if you want to colour correct and cancel out any redness in your skin.
Step 4 – Use a long-wearing foundation to last through the night
Guest makeup for weddings need to be simple and lightweight so you can eat, drink, dance, and party without having to worry about a thick layer of products on your face. Choose a lightweight foundation that gives you sufficient coverage without feeling heavy on your skin. The Maybelline Superstay Full Coverage Foundation gives you a flawless finish that does not fade or shift for 24 hours, making it perfect for your wedding guest makeup looks.
You need to keep in mind that weddings are filled with bright lights and flash photography, and the wrong shade of foundation is going to stand out like a sore thumb in all your photographs. To ensure you look your best on this fun day, use the Maybelline Foundation Finder tool to find your exact shade of foundation.
Step 5 – Hide the evidence of a wild wedding week with concealer
Indian weddings are filled with a host of activities leading up to the big day. Maybe you had a wild bachelorette party or stayed up all night dancing to your favourite tunes on the sangeet night, and now you have dark, puffy under-eyes and skin that looks tired and lifeless. Even when doing a simple guest makeup for the Indian wedding, you need to use a brightening concealer to hide your dark circles. The Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer is a super-concentrated concealer that instantly erases dark circles and fine lines without creasing around your eye area. Use the lightweight Maybelline Fit Me Concealer to cover up any dark spots or blemishes and add a natural-looking coverage to the skin.
Step 6 – Chisel your cheekbones and define your face
Bring back the depth to your face by creating shadows with some contour. The Maybelline V-Face Duo Contour Stick is an easy to use cream contour stick that is perfect for giving you chiseled cheekbones and a defined jawline – a key step even in a simple wedding guest makeup look. Since this is a cream product, use it to enhance your facial features before you go in with powders.
Step 7 – Make your makeup stay in place with some setting powder
Powders not only help you control the excess shine on your face, they also add coverage and blur your pores, making your skin look smooth and flawless. Apply the Maybelline Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder to smoothen your skin’s texture and mattify your face and carry the Fit Me Compact Powder in your purse for touch-ups on the go.
Step 8 – Add a rosy glow with a pretty blush
When it comes to guest makeup for weddings, don’t underestimate the power of a vibrant blush. Regardless of your skin tone and undertone, the right shade of blush can add a natural-looking flush to your face, making your skin look healthy and fresh. Add a pop of colour to the apples of your cheeks with the Fit Me Mono Blush shades or mix and match colours from the Master Blush Color & Highlight Kit to create a customized shade that is uniquely you.
Step 9 – Glow glow baby
Even the simplest makeup for wedding guests is incomplete without lots of highlighter. Highlighters are perfect for adding a radiant glow and can brighten up even the most tired-looking skin. Once your face makeup is all done, add the Face Studio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter to illuminate the high points of your face. You can also dust some of the shimmer on your Cupid’s Bow and chin. If you don’t like the look of highlighter but still want to make your Indian wedding guest makeup look glowy and radiant, mix the Face Studio Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter with your foundation to give your complexion a glow-from-within.
Step 10 – Get some #browsonfleek
Frame your eyes and add structure to your face with perfectly defined eyebrows. Clean your brows to get rid of any face makeup products and use an eyebrow pencil to fill in sparse brows and give them a fuller appearance. If you are opting for a simple wedding guest makeup look, give your brows a natural look by using a creamy and blendable pencil like the Maybelline Fashion Brow Cream Pencil.
Step 11 – Play up your pout with matte lipsticks
Don’t forget – the wedding is going to be filled with a lot of eating, drinking, and talking – so you need a lipstick that lasts as long as you do. The Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick Rouge Reds Collection has 4 stunning red lipstick shades that last 16 hours, so pick a colour that suits you best and get ready to rock the night (or day!) away. If you want a subtle nude lipstick, the Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick - Seductress is perfect for Indian wedding guest makeup looks. Before going in with your lipstick, especially when using bold colours, line your lips with a lip liner to prevent your lipstick from feathering or bleeding outside your lip line.
Step 12 – Lock everything in place
The final step of any dramatic or simple makeup for wedding guest should be sealing everything in place with a makeup setting spray. Use the Maybelline Face Studio Lasting Mix Makeup Setting Spray to lock in your makeup look and extend its wear. The setting spray prevents your makeup from melting and fading and controls excess shine.
Complete your look by wearing your favourite outfit and add some jewellery to complement the clothes and enhance your beauty. Weddings are all about having fun and making memories, so create a wedding guest makeup look that you are comfortable with so you can enjoy the day while feeling your best!