We speak to three leading bridal MAKEUP ARTISTS AND UNCOVER THE TRENDS FOR THIS WEDDING SEASON

 KIRAN KHAN

How would you describe your signature bridal look? 

My signature bridal look features natural looking and fresh, yet contoured skin with soft bronze eyes, a smokey eye liner and mixture of soft peach, brown and nude lips.

Which bridal makeup trends are you loving the most this season? 

Dewy skin and natural lashes.

Are there any makeup trends you’d like to see brides leave behind? 

Heavy lashes, caked faces and red lips. It’s 2019, time for a change girls.

What are your secrets for gorgeous skin makeup? 

Less is definitely more. Keep a light hand on foundation and concealer. Most importantly, focus more on skin care rather than cosmetics.

Do you have any staple makeup/hair products to use?

I have so many. I absolutely can’t live without my beauty blenders and concealers by NARS. They’re sheer, yet cover all imperfections. I also love the Shade + Light Contour Palette by Kat Von D  — can’t imagine finishing any makeup look without it.

What’s the most requested look brides come to you with? 

I’m known for my bronze eyes, so that’s the most requested bridal look at my studio. Some also ask for gold glitter eyes. I’d say about 90% of my clients come to me for my signature traditional baraat makeup.

What piece of advice would you give to brides as they prepare for their wedding day?

Please focus on your skin. The more you invest in skincare, the better your makeup will look. Drink plenty of water. Keeping hydrated really does help more than most of us realise. Also, moisturise regardless of your skin type. Exfoliate regularly to remove dead skin, especially on the lips and get extractions from a professional, once a month, to remove whiteheads and blackheads for that smooth finish.  Lastly, relax and get adequate sleep.

FATIMA NASIR

How would you describe your signature bridal look? 

Every bride wants to look and feel beautiful on their big day. I always focus on enhancing their best features, keeping their likes, dislikes and preferences in mind. I don’t impose what I like on clients, instead I optimise what the client wants and make it as eye-popping and fabulous as possible.

Which bridal makeup trends are you loving the most this season? 

I’m seeing a growing trend for subtle looks and less makeup. No blinding highlights and no foundations three shades lighter.

Are there any makeup trends you’d like to see brides leave behind? 

Three tone lighter, caked up foundation that cracks when you smile and a prominent white eye pencil in the water line. Our beauty industry has evolved a lot in the last five years, with trends changing dramatically. Modern brides want to look like the best version of themselves, instead of a completely different person. There’s a much greater emphasis on natural makeup and a desire to look more beautiful in person, not just in photographs.

What are your secrets for gorgeous skin makeup? 

Skin preparation is the key to beautiful glowing skin. Always moisturise before applying foundation. This is one of the most important steps.

Do you have any staple makeup products to use?

I’m a huge fan of the highlighters by Becca and Illuminating Bronzing Powders by Bobbi Brown.

What’s the most requested look brides come to you with? 

Sabyasachi fever has drastically changed bridal hair and makeup trends. As a result, many designers have been styling their campaigns in a similar fashion. A lot of brides now want the same subtle and understated look.

What piece of advice would you give to brides as they prepare for their wedding day?

Moisturise skin as much as you can and wear sunscreen religiously. Staying hydrated and getting at least eight hours of sleep every day is just as important. Avoid excessive makeup, keep the face clean and let your skin breathe.

 OMAYR WAQAR

How would you describe your signature bridal look? 

I like very neutral looks. I enjoy playing around with the eyes, but since most of my clients don’t like a lot of makeup, I avoid it. I don’t believe in caking up the face or using too much powder.

Which bridal makeup trends are you loving the most this season? 

I love the sleek hair look. I think it’s very classy and modern.

Are there any makeup trends you’d like to see brides leave behind? 

Yes — hair bigger than the bride’s head.

What are your secrets for gorgeous skin makeup? 

I take my time to prep the skin before applying foundation. You shouldn’t rush it.

Do you have any staple makeup/hair products to use?

Not really. I keep switching my products. The only one product I always use though, is the Porefessional primer by Benefit.

What’s the most requested look brides come to you with? 

Sleek hair. I feel whenever someone wants the sleek hair look, they come to me. Also, brides who don’t like a lot of makeup opt for me.

What piece of advice would you give to brides as they prepare for their wedding day?

Please get sufficient sleep so you don’t end up with dark circles and eat clean to avoid pimples. Also, drink lots and lots of water.

Stressing out is natural, but don’t let it get to a point where you don’t enjoy your wedding. Focus on having fun — it’s your big day!

Text by Mehek Raza Rizvi
Coordination by Sana Zehra

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