Telugu culture involves a lot of simplicity in the overall wedding culture. The centre of attention of a wedding i.e. the bride is also dressed very simply. As for her make-up, jewellery, hair-do, and costume are very rich and elegant, therefore, the facial make-up needs to be very light to prevent a very flashy and over the top look.
Here are basic steps using which you can do a Telugu bridal make-up all by yourself at home.
Before starting make-up, clean your face and neck properly. This is important to remove dirt and impurities from the face and get a smooth base. After cleansing, rub ice cubes on the face to close the open pores. Apply a very light moisturiser that contains no SPF.
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The second step is to use corrector on spots and places like under and sides of the nose, below the lower lip, under-eyes, eye lids, jaw line and cheekbones. Apply strokes of the corrector focussing major problem areas.
Use dots of foundation all over the face and blend well with the corrector. Use a clean and moist make up pad and with slight patting motion to give the face a smooth base. Use foundation and corrector that suit your skin tine and not a tone lighter. Also note that these contain no SPF because base make up with SPF will make the appearance in photographs light.
Finally, set the base with loose powder. Apply it in the similar patting motion. Using a big brush remove the extras from face and neck to prevent the look from becoming cakey.
5. Eye Shadow:
To start with the eye make-up, apply loose powder over the eyelids and under the eyes. Apply a base colour on the lids first. Using a deeper shade on the outer corner, add depth to the eyes by blending it inwards. Then apply a glittery colour on the brow bones and blend thoroughly. If required, use another quote of the highlighter to accentuate the eyes.
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6. Kohl, Eye Liner and Mascara:
Usually, powdered eye liner is used to highlight the eyes. With a thin brush, apply powdered liner on the eye lids and under the eyes. Then with a liquid liner, apply a thin outline on the eye lids. Use mascara on upper and lower eye lashes and finish the eye makeup with the final touch of Kajal.
7. Eye Brow Corrector:
There are various options to choose from on the way you would like to enhance the eye brows. You can use powdered liner, black eye shadow that has a little glitter, Kajal pencil or eye brow pencil to deepen the eye lashes. This makes the eyes more prominent and bright.
On the cheek bones, use a nude blusher or the ones with very light pink or peach undertones. Avoid using dark shades; those make the appearance darker. It is basically just to enhance facial features. Use a few strokes on the nose, under chin and on forehead too. This makes the face glow when photographed.
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9. Lip Liner, Lipstick and Gloss:
For the lips, the only most important thing is the correct shade. Use of very dark shades is not preferred, so use one that goes well with the outfit and suits the skin tone too. Apply a foundation base on the lips, use lip liner to outline the lips. Then a base coat from the lipstick, using a lip brush, for even results. Use very little gloss to make the lips look plump.
These easy to do steps require basic knowledge of make-up and you are sorted with the make-up part for your big day. Try not to use bold and dark colours, because Telugu brides are the perfect example of simplicity at its best.