Many brides-to-be want to know what regime they should follow so they glow naturally and look stunning in the days leading up to their wedding. Bride-to-be Ruchi Desai from Mumbai asked us the same question when we interacted with her on email. So WeddingSutra and Lakmé decided to take her shopping for beauty products with help from ace makeup artist Nisha Sablok.
Ruchi’s Top Skin Concerns
Ruchi was concerned about her dry skin and a small scar due to a recent break out. Since her wedding is in February, Nisha advised her to see a dermatologist so the scar can be treated. She told her to keep the skin moisturized to avoid dryness and drinking 2 litres of water helps keep pimples away!
Nisha’s Top Makeup Picks for Ruchi
“Since she has big and lovely eyes, I wanted to accentuate her features and highlight the eyes”, says Nisha who created a look suited for her Sangeet or Reception. She demonstrated how to achieve a black brown, smokey eyes look. She began by using Lakmé Face Stylist No 4 as the base as it went well with Ruchi’s skin tone. For the eyes, she first used the Lakmé Absolute Eye Chromatic Baked Shadow in Day Shimmer as the base before applying the gel liner. This shadow can be used as a wet shadow as well as for a nice and intense look, advises Nisha. Over the brown shadow, she applied the Black Gel Eye Liner to create smokey eyes. She used the gel liner for this look as it lasts a long while, hence it is perfect for Sangeet functions that go on for longer hours. Then, she applied the Flutter Secrets Dramatic Eyes Mascara on her eyelids. To finish the eyes, she applied the Lakmé Absolute Ultimate Kohl– Nisha’s favorite kohl, it does not smudge at all, and is waterproof. She finished the look with Bare Beige Lipstick on Ruchi’s lips, adding the perfect nude lips to compliment the smokey eyes look.
Inside Nisha’s Beauty Bag
Nisha loves the Lakmé Absolute Kohl Ultimate pencil as it glides beautifully across the eyelids, and the Lakmé Absolute Flutter Secrets mascara, which is ideal to create a fuller look and adds triple the volume to the eyelashes as compared to some other brands of mascara. The Lakmé Absolute Gloss Stylist Lip Glosses are really intense and smooth any my favorite is Berry Cherry.
Ruchi’s Beauty Shopping Experience
With a little over two months to go for my D day, WeddingSutra’s beauty shopping was exactly what I needed. I was delighted to know that makeup artist Nisha Sablok was going to assist me with my beauty shopping and suggest products from the Lakmé Absolute range. She started by asking me about my daily makeup routine and recommended some changes. I have always been fascinated with smokey eyes and wish to wear that look for one of my wedding functions and hence, I didn’t shy away from trying that look.
She began the makeup lesson by first applying a foundation, and emphasized the importance of using the correct foundation. All this while, I was afraid to use a foundation thinking it wouldn’t suit me as I couldn’t find the perfect shade. But she applied the Lakmé face stylist no. 4 and it suited my skin tone perfectly. She then moved to my eyes. I was really surprised how a little bit of concealer under the eyes instantly freshens them up. Keeping in mind my big eyes, the elongated eye liner that she gave is something I am going to try on a daily basis. Having gone too heavy on the eyes, she then suggested something light and simple for the lips and cheeks. She dabbed some natural blush and lip gloss and I was ready for a glamorous night out. I was the lucky one who not only got my makeup in place but also my hair. She completed my look with a perfect messy bun.”
What I Learnt about my Beauty Regimen
The biggest misconception I had was that using a foundation would make my face look cakey; thanks to this experience I found my perfect shade. I have already purchased the Lakmé Absolute Ultimate Kohl and love the way it adds oomph to the eyes. Also, I love trying different shades of lipsticks and here I discovered the bare beige lipstick and the natural look it gives, exactly what I always look for.”
If you would like to go Beauty Shopping with Lakmé in Mumbai please write to us (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following details. Selected lucky winners will be notified via email: Your name, contact number, link to your FB profile, wedding date and a one paragraph write-up (4 to 10 lines) on why you are looking forward to this experience.