Maharashtrian wedding is known for its integrity in India where most of weddings are huge affairs with bands, horns and revelry. They are rather kept simple with less of noise. They are less opulent and sumptuous in nature, kept economical. Most of the rituals are performed in the day time. The sari worn by the brides comes in colours like golden yellow, green with jari border. The sari traditionally is known as ‘paithani’. The jewellery worn is a perfect blend of gold and pearl. The brides ostentatiously display their traditional jewellery like ‘tushi’ and handmade ‘chudda’. The ‘chudda’ worn by Maharashtrian bride is very different from the typical ones worn by other brides of different cultures. The ‘chudda’ or bangles are of green in color.
We have discussed a lot about the commendable jewellery worn by the brides. Well I think now we should come to the makeup part and strictly adhere to it.
So here is a small tutorial which will teach you how to do Maharashtrian bridal makeup.
How to do Maharashtrian Bridal Makeup:
- A good moisturizer
- Eye shadow
- Eye liner
- Compact powder/ loose powder
- Lip balm
- Lip gloss
- Lip liner
- Mogra flowers
A good face wash should be used to cleanse away the impurities and dirt from the face. Pat your face dry with a towel. Follow it by a good toner.
Apply a good moisturizer according to the skin type so that the skin is hydrated and there are no rough patches.
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A primer should be applied to the base for the makeup to stay for longer hours.
A good branded concealer should be applied to hide dark patches and imperfections. It should be applied around the eye, blemishes etc.
One should be very careful while choosing a good branded foundation. It should go with your skin tone. Generally one should take a tone higher than the skin color.
Foundation should be applied in dots in a circular motion. One can use rosewater in order to blend the foundation with the skin.
Eye shadow: A golden shimmery or copper shimmery eye shadow should be chosen. A paler color should be chosen for the areas near the vicinity of eyebrows. Blend it well with an eye shadow brush.
Eye liner: A medium thick eye liner should be applied.
Kajal: A thick line of kajal should be applied. A waterproof and smudge-proof kajal should be chosen.
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Mascara: Two coats of good curling mascara should be applied.
Natural blush shades like red or shades of red should be chosen. Apply it to the cheekbones to highlight it well.
Loose powder/ pressed powder:
Apply a little of a loose powder or pressed powder. Make sure you don’t apply it too much. Just dab a bit.
Before applying a lipstick one must apply a good lip balm to keep your lips soft and hydrated. Lipliner should be applied. One should go for a subtle shade. Red or coral shades should be worn. Apply the lipstick using a lipstick brush. Gloss is optional. Use a blotting paper in order to remove the excess lipstick.
Apply a coat of loose powder and then dab it with a blotting paper for the lipstick to last long.
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If one wants to stick with the traditional wedding look, opt for a half-moon bindi followed by a red or black motif. The picture will explain it better.
Mogra Flowers/ Gajra:
- The hair should be combed into a bun adorned with mogra flowers or gajra.
- The look should be completed with a ‘Nath’- a traditional pearl gold nose ring.
- Mundavalya is a must wear ornament by both the bride and bridegroom. It is a string of pearls tied horizontally on the forehead and dropping from either side. The Maharashtrian bride is finally ready for the most special day of her lifetime.