A South Indian bride is notably known for her flowing silk sarees, elaborate gold jewellery and jasmine adorned hairstyles. However, the next-gen brides are fashion-forward and desire to wear tradition with a twist. Hence, in this article, we have compiled some makeup and fashion trends that you could use to glam up on your big day! Whether you want a traditional and authentic look or a contemporary and fusion look, you can take a few pointers from our list of latest South Indian bridal makeup ideas!
South Indian bridal makeup is often bright and bold as it has to accentuate the brides face amidst jewellery and hair accessories. Another reason for the south Indian brides to use bright makeup is that it compliments their skin tone and colour and texture of the silk sarees. The bridal makeup is a broad phrase and is more than beautifying the face. Bridal makeup consists of achieving the complete desired bridal look. Therefore, it will usually cover bridal makeup, bridal hairstyle and saree draping. An expert makeup artist will arrive at your bridal look during the makeup trials based on the motifs on your bridal saree, its colour, blouse design and the bridal jewellery. Some of the recent South Indian bridal makeup and fashion trends are:
A Natural Finish
Loved Anushka Sharma’s bridal look? Well, her nude makeup look was totally worth it! Everything about this look is natural, fresh and absolutely gorgeous. No wonder it has inspired many brides-to-be this wedding season. So if you are a bride blessed with a radiant and flawless skin and believe in the power of less then choose a “no-makeup look”. Opt for a natural soft look with light makeup in tones of pink to achieve this look. To complement the look you must go for a kanjeevaram wedding saree in a pink or pearl-white colour. And don’t forget the nose-pin!
A Golden Glow
If glamour is your style quotient, then this one could be for you. We saw many celebrity brides donning the golden look last year. This is yet another monotone look in the colour gold. A bright gold-toned saree with layered and heavy jewellery will complete the look. As for makeup, highlighting one of the features and playing down on others will compliment the look. For example, you could use shimmering eyeshadow and light rose blush. This is definitely one stunning look that won’t go unnoticed for the sheer glow it brings to the bridal get-up!
A Royal Touch
If royal is in your mind, then you ought to nail it like Malayalam actress Bhavana. She looked gorgeous in a heavily embellished kanjeevaram saree and temple jewellery.
This type of makeup will look stunning in vibrant and rich colours like red, green, blue, pink and gold. Opt for traditional temple jewellery like a choker and a long maharani haar kind in an antique finish to complete the look. In this type of South Indian bridal makeup, you can use bold lip shades like red or orange.
Opt for South Indian bridal hairstyles like a flowered bun as in Bhavana’s bridal look or a long braid with flowers and jewellery as below.
A Contemporary Choice
Considering a modern twist or a fusion bridal look? Don’t have second thoughts at all. It is a breath of fresh air to see a bride sporting a contemporary look. It can be anything like the choice of jewellery or a saree draped in a different style. We like the way this bride has used a sheer dupatta in her bridal attire which is most commonly used by brides from Andhra and North India. A sheer dupatta contrasting the saree colour makes the attire look prominent and modern. She is wearing Kundan and diamond jewellery which looks elegant on her. Kundan jewellery again is a trend pick up from the north.
A Traditional Mode
The charm and beauty of the traditional South Indian bridal makeup are timeless. It is the kind of look that will look amazing on anyone. The makeup will be heavy on the eyes mostly deeply kohled and winged. Blush and lip colour mostly in red to match the traditional red-coloured bridal saree. The bridal hairstyle generally used in this type of look is a long braid. Complete the look with gold jewellery. If you wish to keep the look simple use minimal jewellery and accentuate your makeup by highlighting the facial features.
These are some of the top South Indian bridal makeup and fashion inspirations that you should definitely check out. Do let us know if you found this article useful and share your feedback with us.
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