9 Makeup Products That Are Wedding Season Certified
Wedding fever is in full swing. And here’s the thing—with big, fat Indian weddings, it never just stops at one. Fun, games, and yummy food aside, the three to four month wedding season brings along its own set of stress(even for the guests). From outfits to makeup, giving each of the festivities individual attention with no repetition can be rather heavy…on the mind and the pocket too. Thankfully, when it comes to makeup, you can always repeat without anyone knowing. Multi-purpose products that can go from day to night, sangeet to reception in more ways than one is definitely key when creating this wedding perfect makeup kit. Here are 9 must-have makeup products available at Parcos.com, that are perfect for wedding season.
Your makeup needs a strong base to sustain through rain, shine, dancing, trips to the buffet and tears (especially during weddings), and therefore investing in a good primer is key. A primer preps the skin for the rest of the makeup products and creates a seamless canvas for it. Secondly, it also reduces the appearance of pores and makes your skin look naturally smooth. Plus, longevity is important when it comes to weddings and a primer helps prevent the rest of your base products from melting or moving, allowing for longer wear.
Thanks to the December weather, you can ditch the matte foundation and opt for a dewy and more hydrating base. This way, your skin remains moisturised and you’re left with a radiant and natural glow—something that is very festive and wedding appropriate. You can also opt for a foundation that contains SPF, so that your skin is protected from the sun’s rays during the day (over and above your regular sunscreen).
A good concealer can go a long, long way, therefore investing in the right kind can save you time. Pick one that offers good coverage and immediately brightens duller areas, without looking cakey on the skin. This will help cover any blemishes or dark circles, while leaving you with a natural and radiant finish. If you have an even complexion and aren’t looking for that intense coverage, you can opt out of wearing foundation and only go with a concealer.
#4: Setting Powder
Another makeup essential to have in your arsenal is a lightweight setting powder. As the evening goes by, your skin is more susceptible to oiliness, causing your overall glow to dull down. Always keep a setting powder handy, so that you can blot down the excess oil and instantly refresh your skin. Remember, you want to retain that glow, therefore apply the powder only to the oily areas that require it (like your t-zone) and not to your entire face.
Who doesn’t love adding that pop of colour to their eyes? Any wedding look doesn’t look ‘glam’ enough without eyeshadow—and stick eyeshadows make for a great wedding go-to. Perfect to create those glamorous looks while you’re on the move, stick eyeshadows are easy to use and make those shimmery eyes easy and effortless. Plus, they double up as colourful eyeliners too, so if you want to make your look interesting, these products are one way to go.
Now, while we all love our classic smokey eye, this year was all about keeping things monotoned. Therefore, opting for shimmering golds and hues of browns is the best way to go—these colours brighten your eyes and pair well with any kind of ensemble. We recommend going for subtle shades of rose gold, copper, gold, or brown, as it’s easy to work with and will complement any and every colour you choose to wear.
An Indian wedding and no classic eyeliner? Not at all! A desi wedding staple, your eyes won’t be complete without eyeliner. Now, there are two (or both) options you can add to your kit—liquid and pencil. A liquid eyeliner works beautifully to create those sharp and precise wings—they give it that classic touch. A kajal pencil, on the other hand, enhances the drama and creates that perfect statement, you can use it on your top lid and bottom lid, and can even smoke it out for that timeless shaded effect. A kajal pencil is a must-have as you can pair it with your eyeshadow to create that smokey eye look.
Never underestimate the power of a good mascara. Look for curling, volumising, and lengthening effects in your mascara, as it will help emphasise your eyes and leave your lashes with that much needed false-lash effect. Plus, it enhances your eyes and pairs well with your eyeshadow and eyeliner. It basically ties your entire eye makeup look together in a neat and fluttery bow.
Here’s where we give you the liberty to pick and choose what you need. When building your wedding and festive makeup kit, make sure to mix it up with three essentials—a red and a nude in terms of colours, and a matte and a gloss, in terms of texture. By doing so, you have the option to mix and match the hues whenever you feel like it, depending on your outfit, mood, and vibe. If you want to go the extra mile, invest in a lip and cheek tint—this way you save on an additional blush, and can use the same product to perk up your cheeks as well.
#9: Blush & Highlighter
Give your cheeks a pop of colour and touch of shimmer with a two in one blush and highlighter. A blush will add that pink, red, or peach flush to your cheeks, while a highlighter will emphasise those highpoints and leave you with a million-watt glow—two elements that are prerequisites of wedding makeup, of course. Adding a touch of highlighter to the inner corners of your eyes is also a fabulous way to brighten your eyes after a long night of partying.
A multipurpose two-in-one blush highlighter makes for the perfect go-to, especially when you’re on the go. It slips right into your handbag, and is great for those quick touch ups without being too bulky.