In the second of this three-part series, ‘Ishqbaaaz’ actress and bride-to-be Navina Bole shares her bridal makeover experience which saw her decked out in stylish lehengas at the Neeta Lulla Studio in Mumbai, and transformed into an elegantly modern bride with flawless makeup by Lakme Absolute products crafted by makeup artist Kumar Iyer, hairstyling by Laksh Singh, ornate jewelry from Azva and a candid photo session with photographers Namit and Vipul of Knotty Affair.
As soon as Navina got to know that she was selected for the bridal makeover editorial photoshoot with WeddingSutra, she was elated. “It was a welcome break for me. I shoot non-stop for a daily television show and this was absolute bliss.”
As she is a fashion maven, she dived straight into the wide array of lehengas available at the Neeta Lulla Studio. “They were all so beautifully designed and colorful... but I fell in love with an emerald green floral lehenga that had a contrasting yellow dupatta. The intricate floral embroidery and splendid golden border of the dupatta instantly caught my eye,” shares Navina.
For the jewelry she went simple. “I loved the Azva jewelry, but since my lehenga was very colorful and vibrant, I wanted something very subtle yet tasteful - and the combination of a statement necklace, earrings and maang tikka worked best for my modern day bridal look.”
Navina is naturally very beautiful but what is a girl without a sprinkle of fairy dust? She surrendered herself to makeup artist Kumar who used Lakme Absolute products to craft the most elegant look on her. “Kumar was fun to speak with and he advised me on colors that would complement my skin tone. He also gave me a fresh and dewy makeup look that I adore. Hairstylist Laksh added beautiful and bouncy cascading waves to my hair that looked gorgeous!”
Since Navina has been in front of the camera for more than 10 years, posing in front of the shutterbugs was hardly an issue. Rather, she enjoyed every bit of this candid photoshoot with photographer Namit and Vipul of the Knotty Affair. She adds, “Vipul and Namit were such a treat to work with. I enjoyed every bit of my interaction with them and cannot thank WeddingSutra enough for such a great experience. Everyone was very warm and this bridal pre-wedding photoshoot rehearsal, I am sure, will be very helpful to all of us.”
Navina’s look was all about subtle glamor so makeup artist Kumar Iyer started with the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Foundation to give her face an even flawless finish. He then powdered Navina's face with Lakmé Absolute White Intense Wet and Dry Compact to set and create a smooth base for the rest of her makeup. Since Navina is blessed with beautiful almond-shaped eyes, Kumar accentuated her lids with a combination of Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eye Shadow in gold shimmer and a touch of Lakmé Absolute Precision Eye Artist Kajal in black. Generous coats of Lakmé Absolute Flutter Secrets Volume Mascara added further dimension and drama to Navina's eyelashes. Kumar skipped the blush completely and with expert strokes added a touch of Lakme Absolute Sunkissed Bronzer to give Navina's face that ethereal illuminated glow. The sensuous look was finished by adding Lakme Absolute Moonlight Highlighter to the high points of Navina's cheekbones and a touch of Lakme Absolute Illuminating Lip Shimmer in Tropical Shine to subtly highlight her lips.
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