Taking my first step into Asian bridal makeup was difficult. The competition out the there was huge. I needed to be unique and offer a service that clients wanted and remembered. My style has now been named as ‘sophisticated and elegant’ not bad hey? Once I completed the course specialising in Asian bridal makeup I was well equipped to take on any request…well, after lots of practising on myself and the hair dummy, to create that perfect bridal bun.
I found Asian bridal makeup very exciting, it reminded me of the old Bollywood films, where the actresses had perfectly bold eye liner with the fabulous winged out sides, defined contouring and the amazing voluminous hair styles. These women set a standard by which even till this very day clients refer to and imagine themselves with the same beautiful makeup as they had once seen on the big screen and treasured from their childhoods.
How do you achieve this perfect flawless look?
Lets start from the beginning, not all makeup artists follow the same routine as I do but that’s because we all have our own unique way. I’m going to start with the eyes, this is where you can either choose to go crazy bold, subtly seductive or very simplistic with good contouring. With each of these looks a thick black eye liner is usually the best choice. Some times a soft smudged line can also look amazing depending on the overall look of the bride. Always go for a natural thick look type of lashes, don’t go cheap, it’s obvious when you have. If you feel the lashes are still not thick enough add on aanother pair on top, this will look better than a thick really cheesy pair. Always trim your false eyelashes to the shape of the eye for a more natural look, or if you really want to, you can place the false lash slightly past the end of your natural lash line, this can create the illusion of bigger eyes. Go for a foundation which you know suits your skin type. You know when you’ve got it wrong, lines can appear of oily skin and skin can appear flaky with dry skin types. Don’t forget the primer! Primers can be a life saver.
Remember to blend the foundation onto your neck too, there’s nothing worse than a miss matched face and neck colour.
Find a good contouring powder and brush, I would suggest watching my Traditional Bridal Tutorial to achieve to perfect contour. Add a blush on to the apple of the cheeks, and use a subtle highlight just above the blusher. There’s lots of uses of highlighter which can really enhance different features on your face. Leave your lips till last, always give yourself plenty of time and prep your lips before hand with a soft toothbrush. I always choose a colour that identically matches the Asian bridal outfit.