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Dazzle on your wedding day!

May 18, 2011

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The wedding day is one of the most special occasions in a womans life. On this day you need to look your best. With the right use of make-up, you can be a beautiful bride. *(As told by Manzoor Khan, a leading Bollywood make-up artist)

Heres how:

* Create the perfect base:

If you have dry skin, apply moisturiser and in case of oily skin go for toning and scrubbing a day before the wedding. While doing your make-up, the first step is to apply a foundation matching your skin tone. Use just one layer of foundation, or you could look too made up. If you have blemishes or dark circles, before the use of foundation, you can apply concealer. The concealer can be a half shade lighter than your natural skin tone. While using the foundation, do not forget to apply it on your ears and your neck as well.

*Shape your brows:
Grow your eyebrows for some months before your wedding and before the ceremony, get it shaped by a well-known beautician. Fill in your eyebrows with a brown coloured eyebrow pencil.

*Play up your eyes:
If you have deep-set eyes, you should apply more frosted and shimmer based eyeshadows, which make your eyes look wider. If your eyes are more bulging, avoid the shimmery shadows and go for the less frosted or matte finished ones. This will lend stability to your face.

*Use a lot of mascara. 
Make sure to separate the end or tips of your lashes. Before applying the mascara, curl your lashes with an eyelash curler. This opens up your eyes and makes them look bigger and brighter.

*This season, it is trendy to cut down on the thickness of your liner. Apply kajal on the bottom of your eyes and also on the lids beneath your lashes on the upper eyelids. On the wedding day, stick to the traditional black liner or the deep blue eyeliner. On other days, for instance on your mehendi or reception, you can experiment with colours, according the colour of the outfit you are wearing.

*Pamper your lips:
Highlight your best feature. If you are going for heavy eye make-up, the lips should be more subtle. Complement your looks with a nice frosted colour and gloss. If you are using golden or brownish eye shadow, go for a lipstick in a reddish tone. But tone down the shade of red.

*Highlight your cheeks:
Contouring is extremely important as it enhances the shape and structure of your whole face. Take a dark brown compact or blush. Locate your cheekbone and apply this under the cheek bones. Blend it well towards your jaw line. If you have a roundish face, use the blush a little under the cheek bone, and blend it properly towards the hair line and the apple of your cheeks. This will make your face look oval, which is considered to be the best shape for faces.

*Put a blusher on:
If you have naturally high, defined cheekbones, you should not contour it. Highlight the cheeks with shimmer; a golden or a bronze shimmer can look absolutely fabulous. Remember, here too blending is the key.

*Add some curls:
Hair complements your look up to 30 or 40 per cent. Straight hair is out and curls are in. Remember that if you have a longish face, avoid high put up hairstyles.