Perhaps the most important of all Indian beauty tips is proper skin care; your skin would definitely look best if it were smooth, pure and translucent looking. Cleansing, moisturizer and protecting it from the sun are habits that you should form on a daily basis. Before makeup application, make sure that your skin is clean as can be and never sleep with makeup on.
How to Apply Indian Makeup
Most Indians have a yellowish skin shade instead of pink, so you should not make the mistake of choosing a base that is too pinkish.
Many foundations are now available in yellow shades and start by applying foundation using a sponge (for compact), a brush (for loose powder) or fingers (for liquid or cream foundation).
Liquid foundation works best for dry skin while semi-liquid is great for combination skins. Make sure that you properly blend your foundation with your hairline and neck.
If you have blemishes or dark eye circles, cover them first through a few dabs from your concealer.
If you have dark skin, go for beige concealer shades; for fairer ones, go for natural tones. Make sure that you spread it evenly.
In Indian makeup, kajal is quite central. Kajal is the Hindi word for kohl. Kajal is used by Indian women as a type of eyeliner and is usually applied around the edges of the eyes. Put on a good eyeshadow afterwards and never neglect putting on a mascara to lift your eyes.
Line your lips first a good lip liner, then apply some lipstick. Make sure that your lip liner blends well with your lipstick and put on some lip gloss.
Indian Hairstyle Tips
Indian makeup designs are best complemented by the right hairstyle. Indian hair is naturally beautiful, so what you mostly need to do is maintain that healthy, shiny looking hair. Wash and condition it regularly using a mild shampoo and get a cut that will best complement your face, body and lifestyle.
Indian Bridal Makeup
Indian bridal makeup is rather complicated. Aside from the usual makeup, the bride needs various other accessories and makeup application techniques to be the perfect bride. Some of which are as follows:
• Bindi, Tika, Rakhri worn on the center of the forehead.
• Jhumka (earrings) that add to bridal beauty.
• Kajal applied on the eye edges.
• Mangalsutra (necklace of gold and black beads) as symbol of being married.
• Choodi (bangles) as sign of marriage.
• Nath (nose ring) for a traditional look.
Indian makeup artists are fully aware of the intricacies of bridal makeup and their services usually include makeup and hair style as well as the application of the many ornaments and accessories.
Following the Indian makeup tips mentioned above is not enough. Your makeup should only be secondary to your facial features and tertiary to the right attitude and self-confidence. Many Indians think that being tanned or dark is a bad thing, so they end up feeling insecure about it. You must learn to love your skin tone and work towards highlighting it.