Step 1: Primer
Hide those tired eyes with an eye primer. Follow it up with a foundation and concealer. This will also ensure that you don’t have runny eye makeup, however hot, or cold,it gets. Use cream or pressed powder eye shadows for summer. These will hold well.
Pro-Tip: You can try to reduce the fine lines under your eyes before the big day by using Olay Regenerist Revitalising Eye Serum which helps to renew the youthful look of the eye area.
Step 2: Eyeshadow
Using a flat eye shadow brush apply eye shadow to your upper lids and softly blend it in with a fluffy dome shaped brush. Always apply the darker colour to the crease and use the highlighter above, up to the brow bone.
Step 3: Kaajal
We recommend black on the lower lash as this defines your eyes beautifully. You can use liquid gel for the upper lash to make a simple line or try the winged effect. If it’s your first time, do that before the eyeshadow as you might need to do it a few times to get it right.
To stop sweat, oil or watery eyes from ruining the kaajal, rub an ice cube around your eyes and let it dry naturally. Apply the kaajal after that. And use waterproof products that will stay put for up to 12 hours.
Step 4: Eye lashes
Use an eyelash curler and waterproof mascara to make your lashes look fuller. Alternatively, dust translucent powder on your lashes before applying your regular mascara; it will stick better. You can also use false lashes. Look down in a handheld mirror and put them on. Once the glue has dried, curl them and apply a coat of mascara.
Steps 5: Colours
In summer you can use hues of rust, copper or gold. These colours will also complement your jewellery and clothes. For winters, dark navy blue mascara looks fabulous on big eyes. If your eyes are small, use a white eyeliner to make them pop. If you’re blessed with a dusky skin tone, use brown eyeliner.
Be bold and experiment, but we recommend using colours that complement skin tone, and not match your outfit exactly. Use natural colours like peach, pink or pastel shades for daytime. For the night ceremony you can go heavier with brighter colours or even neon shades, if you can carry them off.
These bridal eye makeup tips are just a guide. Do what you feel works best for you. But remember, winter or summer, your makeup needs to stay put for 10-12 hours. Choose your products carefully. Do several trial runs before your final day so there are no unwelcome surprises.