Everything about Indians is a little extravagant. So, how can we make exception for our weddings. In a Western scenario, the groom can easily go without makeup. But our Indian weddings are too grand and jazzy for a plain look. That is why the groom needs makeup to match up to his shimmering bride on the wedding day.
Our makeup expert Gauri Kapur says, "Makeup for men has to be done very carefully. It should not take away their masculinity. An Indian groom must do makeup to cover flaws and bring out the best features of their face but very subtly. Whether it is for a normal guy or a celebrity, these rules apply."
Makeup looks best when nobody knows that you have put on makeup. That is the ultimate mantra to define a man's take on makeup.
Let us give Indian grooms a few basic makeup tips for their wedding day.
Use a good concealer: The main purpose of any kind of wedding makeup is to hide the flaws on your face. So, use a good shade of concealer that is nearest to your complexion to smoothen your skin. Cover under-eye dark circles, dark spots, uneven complexion etc.
Contouring your face: Our beauty expert Gauri Kapur lays special emphasis on this aspect of a groom's makeup. Contouring is actually highlighting the cheekbones and nose of your face. This makes you look more photogenic than you are. Isn't that absolutely essential for your wedding day! However, highlighting does not mean applying blush. Men must never apply blush because it looks very feminine.
Hightlight your best features: Everyone has a special feature on their face. It could be a sharp nose or high cheekbones or pout lips. Men's wedding makeup must be concentrated on the special feature. If you have pout lips then you are not expected to apply lipstick. You can pucker up your lips with a subtly tinted lip balm.
Golden Dust: The Indian groom is usually dressed in brightly coloured sherwanis or kurtas. So, the face seems to look pale in comparison to the brightness of the clothes. So, a thin film of gold dust on the face can add that glamour element to the groom's makeup. But always remember that makeup must be minimal. Do not over-do this last step of your 'grooming'.
If you are soon to be a groom, you can send your personal queries to our makeup expert.