Undoubtedly, wedding is the day when the bride gets to be the most beautiful girl in the room. Such is the charm of a bridal ensemble that many girls dream of donning the avatar since childhood. Most women plan their wedding outfits, their jewelry, make-up and other things to the last detail. And, it won’t be an exaggeration to say, that under the pressure of looking breezy and perfect, most brides-to -be end up losing their sleep too.
My recent outing to Mumbai for my sister’s wedding made me quite an expert about the bridal makeup hacks. My darling 'behna' decided to tie the knot at her fiancé’s hometown; Navi Mumbai. Our family was entirely new to the city, and naturally, my sister’s dream was to look the prettiest. Thankfully we not just sailed through but also took some key learnings from the experience. I realized by following a must do list, this gigantic task of wedding make up can turn quite a cakewalk. So, here’s what I recommend to every bride before they say “I do” in a new city.
Plan like a pro: Doing your research well is a must, especially if you are getting married in a new city. It is a good idea to read up about the good make up boutiques and reviews first. Also, factor in your budget, the distance of the salon, the artist’s market reputation, in your plan. Our Experience: However, in our case, we weren’t really convinced with the choices on the internet and we decided to take a slightly different route. Rather than going to a salon we decided to bring the salon home, rather, I would say to the hotel room. A mobile marketplace of services was obviously our Man Friday. Being a frequent user of UrbanClap, we decided to use the service this time too. And Woa, weren’t we in for a good experience! We not only ditched the ordeal of going from pillar to post to find the right beauty parlor but also found a good bridal make-up artist in Mumbai on UrbanClap that was in our budget.
Key Takeaway: If you can’t go to a salon. Bring a salon home
Always get a make-up test: Would you like to look your best on the wedding day? It would obviously be a stupid question to ask, coz, you certainly would want to. So, hiring any bridal makeup artist won't work. Don’t go by hearsay and sample the work, before you sign up for the deal. While a makeup artist may have impressed you with her brilliant portfolio and past work, it is always a better idea to get the artist to do your trial makeup so that you are sure their style suits you
Our Experience: Though we had read several reviews and testimonials on the app about our chosen makeup artist, we also decided to take a make-up test before the big day. I was pretty impressed with the trial, and so was my sister. We decided to go ahead with her.
Key Takeaway: Seeing is believing. Take a trial before you choose. It is best to have a friend along as you take the trial so that you get an honest opinion.
Steering too far away from the original: The biggest mistake brides make is to try something new or incorporate a new makeup trend that is making a lot of news. This is a day that you will remember for the rest of your life, so don't fall for any beauty look that doesn't make you feel like yourself. On your special day, you need to stick to a good makeup style that you feel the most comfortable and confident in.
Our Experience: Actually, one of our cousins tried smoky eye makeup at her wedding. The results weren’t quite impressive. So, we instructed our makeup artist to keep it simple and classy. Thank God, we did that. The results were excellent.
Key Takeaway: Simple is sophisticated. If you are wearing a heavy attire (which in most cases you would, coz it’s your wedding), simple makeup would do wonders.
Check the brand and product quality: Using expired and cheap makeup products may leave lasting scars on your face that could be difficult to remove so it is always advisable to go for reputed makeup artists who use good products.
Our Experience: Thankfully being a frequent UrbanClap user, we knew the marketplace only employs verified and reputed professionals. We checked with the artist about the brand of the product and we were okay with the products too.
Key Takeaway: Never, never, never settle down for a shady make up brand.
Using a substandard product may leave lasting scars on your face that could be difficult to remove, so it is always advisable to go for reputed makeup artists who use good stuff.
Besides, a bride must take pre-wedding packages too, which comprise skin based facials, body polishing massages, full body waxing, hair spas and so on. Often many are shy about getting these treatments in a beauty salon. But with apps like UrabanClap, you can now call a beautician home too (just the way we did)
As the countdown to your wedding day begins, you can’t help but feel butterflies in your stomach. Getting your make up done from the comfort of home not just saves you the commute time but also helps you to take it easy on your big day.