Makeup Artist and Beauty Expert Preeti Chotai shares a list of 10 absolute must-haves for every bride.
Having tried and tested almost every make-up product on the market now, I have come up with a list of 10 absolute must-haves for every bride. Even if you will have a professional take care of your makeup on your big day, these products will help you retain that gorgeous bridal glow in the run up to and long after the wedding.
1. Chanel Perfection Lumière Chanel’s perfecting, luminous, long wear foundation with adjustable coverage unfailingly creates a flawless visage. The patented technology manipulates light to give optical correction and optimal right reflection resulting in immaculate looking skin with a gorgeous bridal radiance. My foundation of choice at the moment! www.chanel.com Chanel Boutiques in Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru
2. Lakme Absolute Drama Stylist Shadow Crayon These creamy, easy to blend, long-wearing eye shadow crayons allow a variation of looks with minimum effort. From daytime to evening, formal to playful, you can easily create a multitude of looks without much fuss. A variety of colours to match your wardrobe, they are a must! Available at Lakme Salons and all Major Department Stores
3. MAC Mineralise Skinfinish Natura This is my all time favourite finishing powder with minerals that leave a soft, non-greasy halo-like glow. Its very light coverage can be used alone or to set a foundation. Without a doubt, one of my holy-grail products! www.maccosmetics.in
4. Lakme Absolute Forever Silk Lipliner Intense, smooth with definitive staying power, this lipliner creates the perfect base for your lipstick. No bride should be without Lakme’s Absolute Forever Silk Lipliner to ensure a perfect pout that will withstand all those celebratory cheek kisses! Available at Lakme Salons and all Major Department Stores
5. Makeup Forever Aqua Eyes Kohl is one of the very few classic Indian makeup products no Indian bride will go without for her wedding. Makeup Forever’s Aqua Eyes is richly creamy and intensely black but with a long lasting formula. Every Indian bride should have one in her makeup bag! Available at Sephora
6. Makeup Forever Aqua Smoky Lash All the emotion at your wedding needs waterproof mascara (you have been warned!) and there is none better than Makeup Forever’s Aqua Smoky Lash. The darkest of blacks, lengthening and volumising with unbelievable staying power even in the face of happy tears – what more can a bride ask for? Available at Sephora
7. Lakme Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi-Definition Matte Lipstick 15 gorgeous shades to suit the Indian palette of skin tones, Lakme’s latest innovative matte lipstick spoils us for choice. The highly pigmented, long wearing rich lipsticks look and feel beautiful. Lips are luxuriously moisturised while the look is still matte. The perfect lipstick for a bride who wants classically matte lips! Available at Lakme Salons and all Major Department Stores
8. Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage A bride’s ultimate weapon against all those pesky imperfections and signs of stress, this oil-free, long-wearing concealer comes in two tones which allows you to custom blend your shade. Incredibly highly pigmented, just the smallest amount will effortlessly conceal any imperfections- an absolute must have! http://uk.spacenk.com/secret-camouflage/MUK114163155.html (Space NK delivers to India)
9. Benefit Brow Zings Benefit’s best selling Brow Zings Kit gives you everything you need for perfect, polished brows. Good eyebrows frame the face beautifully and this kit makes short-work of them. I cant live without mine! Available at Sephora
10. Guerlain Meteorites These pearls hold the secret to radiant skin with a glow that looks as if it’s from within. The best highlighter for brides who want to look flawlessly luminous and radiate an ethereal glow, it’s just as pretty to look at as when applied – LOVE! Available at Sephora