There are many traditional bridal colours according to different cultures but when it comes to asian weddings the traditional colour is red. Whether its dark red, tomato red, orangey red or maroon red, they all fall under the category of red.
Nowadays many brides are trying to steer away from this colour and are adopting the more contemporary colours like ivory, baby pink, gold and mint green. Whatever colour and style you choose to take your vows in you will want to feel and look a million dollars.
The key to this is a good make-up artist who understands your style and the look you want to achieve on the day.
For example, if you choose a creamy gold Jhodda Akbar themed outfit, this style is all about the heavily embroidered lengah and the grand statement jewellery. In this case your make-up artist needs to understand that your make-up needs to be flawless but yet subtle because the lengah and the jewellery are going to do all the talking. Some good eyeshadows to achieve this look are soft browns and earthy golds like MAC’s Honesty and Woodwinked or Bobbi Brown’s Sable.
If you are going for a more contemporary pastel coloured outfit like baby pink or ivory then you can create more drama with your eye make-up by asking your make-up artist for a smokey eye look but with colours that will compliment your outfit so the look isn’t too over powering. Some good eyeshadows that would suit this look are soft pinks and plums like MAC’s Swish and Plum Dressing or Provoke Cosmetics Aniseed.
If you have decided to go for the cooler tones like minty greens or blues it’s a good idea to intensify the eye make-up. A good smokey eye will never go unnoticed in amazing shades of iced blues and turquoise like NARS Sugarbaby and Tropic or Provoke Cosmetics beautiful shadow dust pigments in Wave and Peacock.
Wearing new popular bridal colours like hot pink and fuscia purple are a good opportunity to have bright bold eye make-up using vibrant pinks and deep purples like MAC’s Stars n’ Rockets and Parfait Amour or Provoke Cosmetics Boudoir.
Rich emerald green outfits have that regal look and are great with dramatic cat-eyed make-up using dark greens like MAC’s Humid and greensmoke or NARS Night Porter. Emphasising your lashes for this look is a must, the more exagerated the look the better for a fantastic finishing result.
Finally, even if you do decide to stick to the traditional red asian bridal outfit your make-up doesn’t have be traditional with reds and golds. You can ask your make-up artist to create a sophisticated smokey eye using rich earthy browns and charcoal greys with loads of impact that will definitely stand out from the crowd.
So whatever colour you opt for on your big day as long as your make-up artist understands the overall look you want to achieve and ensures the make-up compliments your outfit rather than clashing with it- you will definitely look a million dollars.
If you would like further advice or help with your bridal make-up or would like to book me as your make-up artist feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Goodluck with your plans- for more tips on bridal make-up check out my article on Asian Bridal Makeup Tips.