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We know how Indian weddings bring along a myriad of functions and thanks to the various options that are available in the market today a bride must have a distinct look for each of her wedding functions. Thanks to the crunch of time we know you cannot do it all, you're not superwoman as much as you wish to be! We understand your plight and have thus curated for you a listicle of how to do makeup at home quick and easy. Trying out different looks can be a fun activity too. So, read on and learn some hacks on how to do makeup at home to get your glam side on! 

A Little on the Natural Front

1. Roka Ceremony

Tripti Malhotra

Roka ceremony is the first ceremony that puts you on the gear for your approaching wedding day. For most couples, it is a close-knit ceremony with family and closest friends. So, grab hold of your makeup brush, read these tips on how to do makeup at home and get going!

  1. Wipe your face with face wipes. A clean and clear skin means a flawless makeup application
  2. Apply a thin layer of primer to prep your skin for the regime
  3. Apply the foundation. To check the shade of the foundation, match it with the colour of your chest. Less is more when it comes to foundations, so use the right amount only!
  4. Conceal your under eyes in an upside-down triangular shape and blend till it matches your skin tone
  5. Set the makeup with a compact
  6. Defining your eyebrows, go for small strokes and then fill in the gaps in your brow with a colour that matches your brow hair
  7. Pick an eyeshadow shade that matches with your outfit and start blending from the corner of your eye to the far-reaching spot of your brow
  8. Use mascara to add volume to your lashes
  9. Apply a thin layer of eyeliner. You can use stencils for the perfect winged look
  10. Apply the blush in an upward stroke and add a dab of highlighter while you're at it
  11. Once you've moisturised your lips, draw an outer line with a lip colour pencil that matches the shade of your lipstick
  12. Fill it in with a lip colour
  13. Dap some powder to set the tone and make it last longer 
  14. Set the makeup with a setting spray

2. Haldi

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Even for your Haldi ceremony, you can sport the above-mentioned makeup. Since the fun element of a Haldi function is how your family and friends smear turmeric paste on your skin. So, it is best to go for an all natural look instead of a full-blown makeup. Just follow the steps mentioned above and you will nail how to do makeup at home like a pro. 

The Shimmer & the Glam!

3. Engagement

Tripti Malhotra

Engagement Ceremonies are the next big thing leading to your wedding day. So, to fit the profile your makeup would be different from that of your Roka ceremony. Here, you can definitely step it up and go for a slightly more dramatic look. So, read these tips on how to do makeup at home for your engagement ceremony and put your glam spot on!

  1. Follow the same basic. Clean, clear ad a moisturised skin is a must for all makeup regimes
  2. Apply a thin layer of primer for full coverage. You don't want blemishes and open pores
  3. Apply foundation. Ensure that you blend it well
  4. Conceal your under eyes in an upside-down triangular shape and blend
  5. Contour your cheekbones, jaw, T-zone and nose for a chiselled look
  6. Set your makeup with a compact
  7. Define your eyebrows using the same method
  8. Pick a darker eyeshadow shade. Try a smokey eye look. Start blending the shadow from the out eyes as keep making the shade lighter as you reach the inner eye
  9. Highlight your inner eye using a white-based eye shadow to accentuate them even more
  10. Apply mascara to your lashes in an upward motion
  11. Apply a thin layer of Kajal. You can use stencils for the perfect winged look and definitely put on fake lashes and then curl them using a lash curler
  12. Apply the blush in an upward movement and add a dab of highlighter while you're at it
  13. Once you've moisturised your lips, draw an outer line with a lip colour pencil that matches the shade of your lipstick. Idea is to go for a lighter lip shade since you are going for a darker shade of eyeshadow
  14. Fill it in with a lip colour
  15. Dap some powder to set the tone and make it last longer 
  16. Set your makeup with a setting spray

4. Cocktail

Tripti Malhotra

Even for your cocktail party, you can sport the above-mentioned makeup. Cocktail parties are all about glamorous gowns and shimmery backgrounds. so, your makeup too should be on the glamorous front. Imagine a red carpet look maybe? We sure can. So follow each of the above-mentioned steps to do makeup at home like a pro. Remember the idea is to go big or go home and we are definitely going for the bold and the beautiful. 

A Pop of Colour

Mehndi and Sangeet ceremonies are two functions where you can look like a blooming flower. Wondering how to do makeup at home for these two pre-wedding functions? Don't worry we've got you covered!

5. Mehndi

Tripti Malhotra

You can dress up in a plume of colours and still look fabulous. That is the beauty of a Mehndi ceremony. Since the quintessential Mehndi decor background has the vibrancy of colours our makeup can reflect that too. Read on and learn how to do your makeup at home keeping the vibe of your function alive. 

  1. Clean, clear and a moisturised skin. The Holy Trinity of makeup
  2. Apply primer for full coverage. Dab small portions on to your problem areas and blend
  3. Apply foundation and blend it using a sponge brush for maximum coverage
  4. Conceal your under eyes in an upside-down triangular shape and blend using a sponge brush
  5. Contour your cheekbones, jaw, T-zone and nose for a chiselled look. Contouring will give your face detailing
  6. Apply a layer of the compact to set your makeup
  7. Define your eyebrows using an eyebrow pencil that matches the colour of your brows
  8. Pick a shimmery eyeshadow. Go for a white-silver or a rose gold look. Start blending the shadow from the out eyes as keep making the shade lighter as you reach the inner eye
  9. Or, if you're going for a spring vibe look then make use of two pastel shades instead and blend them in the middle using a thin brush
  10. Highlight your inner eye using a white-based eye shadow to accentuate your eyes
  11. Apply mascara to your lashes in an upward motion
  12. Apply a thin layer of Kajal. Go for a white Kajal instead and do something quirky.
  13. You can also opt for a coloured eyeliner instead of the black one
  14. Apply the blush in an upward movement
  15. Once you've moisturised your lips, draw an outer line with a lip colour pencil that matches the shade of your lipstick.
  16. Fill it in with a lip colour
  17. Dap some powder to set the tone and make it last longer 
  18. Set your makeup with a setting spray

6. Sangeet

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Follow a similar pattern to do your Sangeet makeup as well. Since it is going to a night time function remember to use a little more quantity than usual since there will be a lot of wedding photographers clicking your pictures. 

Full-blown Bridal Makeup

Wedding and reception, the two mammoth size functions. So, your makeup should be just as grand right? Follow these steps on how to do makeup at home and become the bride who put her own spin on her bridal makeup

6. Wedding

Tripti Malhotra

  1. Clean, clear ad a moisturised skin. This is a must
  2. Start by cleansing your face
  3. Use a toner. Just dab some toner on a cotton pad and pat it all over your face and neck to cleanse it. Toner will also help you to maintain the pH level of your skin
  4. Choose a moisturiser that suits your skin type and massage your skin well
  5. Apply primer for full coverage. Doing this will boost coverage, smoothen out your texture and minimise pores
  6. Apply foundation and blend it using a sponge brush for maximum coverage. Dab small amount on your spots and blend well
  7. Conceal your under eyes in an upside-down triangular shape and blend using a sponge brush. Ensure that you use a liquid concealer
  8. Contour your cheekbones, jaw, T-zone and nose for a chiselled look. Contouring will give your face detailing and make it appear more angular
  9. Apply a layer of the compact
  10. Define your eyebrows using an eyebrow pencil that matches the colour of your eyebrows
  11. Use an eyebrow gel to set them in place
  12. Start blending the shadow from the outer eyes
  13. Highlight your inner eye using a white-based eye shadow to accentuate your eyes
  14. Apply mascara to your lashes in an upward motion
  15. Using an eyeliner, line your upper waterline and the outer corners of your 
  16. You can also opt for a coloured eyeliner instead of the black one
  17. Use a brush to smudge it to avoid lines
  18. Apply the blush in an upward movement
  19. Once you've moisturised your lips, draw an outer line with a lip colour pencil that matches the shade of your lipstick.
  20. Fill it in with a lip colour
  21. Dap some powder to set the tone and make it last longer 
  22. Set your makeup with a setting spray

8. Reception

Tripti Malhotra

Follow a similar pattern to do your Reception makeup as well. Since it is going to a night time function you can go for dark makeup as well. You don't have to limit yourself to a neutral look. 

These are some handy tips on how o do makeup at home like a pro. We understand that it will take you some time to perfect the application technique but practices make a man perfect right? So, try your hands on these tips and see the wonders you are capable of weaving. 

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