A party should have a woman present herself in a unique and special way. Surely, everything needs to be perfect. Makeup expert Megha Puri gives us some pointers on fine art of makeup.
Eyes: You want to dazzle and hence your eyes become the fulcrum of the entire bridal makeup project. The colour of your foundation, the hue of the kohl and the liner make for eyes that glow and reflect your glad heart. Blue, black, maroon, gold and emerald are popular choices for eye shadow and this should match with your overall look
Lips: Wear a lip blush and nude shades if you have gone heavy on eye makeup. For bridesmaids and friends, a light blush and silken lip colour go very well.
Hair: The hair makeup must also be unique but not overwhelming. Go easy on curlers and straightening irons. Keep it relaxed and moistened for a soft look. Match it with the facial makeup and the trousseau. You can use rhinestones, hair jewellery and accessories to upscale the glam quotient.
Make-up kit tips by Megha Puri
Wash your brushes- Brushes are prime breeding ground for bacteria. If you wash your face regularly, makeup residue from applying makeup ends up on your brushes. You don’t need to wash them daily but once per week put all your brushes in a large jar or glass and fill it with water. Add 1 tsp. of baby shampoo, give it a good stir and let the brushes sit all day in the jar. Then rinse them off and dry them really well with a towel to make sure to get most of the water out. Leave them laying on a paper towel or napkin overnight to finish drying. This keeps your face from breaking out and keeps your makeup brushes lasting longer.
Wash your make up containers: Your makeup can flake off colored dust particles onto other products, creating a dirty look to your containers. Not only is this unsanitary but also messy. Once a month, wipe off all your makeup containers on the outside with a hot rag soaked in dish liquid or baby shampoo. Dry them off and they’re like new.
Replace mascara every 3 months: Mascara is one of the quickest products to dry out and it is one of the worst for breeding bacteria. Replace your mascara once every three months. Remember to stick with waterproof if you’re worried about smudges.
Update often: Go through your kit once every 6 months. Get rid of the stuff which needs to be changed or is not durable. Along with updating be sure you have colors that fit in with the season.
Keep them dry: Make sure you keep your make up kit dry. Moisture kills make up. Also keep them away from light and heat which can cause serious damage.
Megha Puri is a well known name in the beauty industry . She did her training from the London School of Beauty and Makeup after which she has worked with big names like Jojo and Ambika Pillai. Bridal makeup is her forte and she is a freelance makeup artist in Delhi . She also has had the opportunity to work in
• Wills lifestyle fashion week
• Designer and Jewellery show
• M.A.C cosmetics (Canada)
• Kingdom of Dreams as a makeup artist and manager.
You can reach her at