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Trousseau Makeup Essentials


One of my very close friend, who is getting married, is a total makeup newbie and must have previously just used a kajal and lip-gloss. She was apprehensive about her event makeup as well as items she would require for dressing up after her wedding. Considering there are many girls who aren’t very enthusiastic about makeup but want to try it, this post is a comprehensive list of the basics you require. There are many  basic-makeup articles on the web but I would like to focus on basic-trousseau makeup essentials for Indian brides.


  1. MOISTURIZER – This is a must for everyday wear. Choose a moisturizer depending your skin type, always read the label. During daytime apply the moisturizer first and then the sunscreen. You could also go in for separate day and night creams depending on your skin care requirements.
    Recommended: Neutrogena Oil-free Moisturizer for Combination Skinskin care trousseau makeup
  2. SUNSCREEN – A must when stepping out during the morning/afternoon. You could skip the sunscreen during indoor programs. Also skip the sunscreen if you are going to be photographed because it results in a white cast on your face during flash photography. Definitely apply moisturizer before sunscreen, especially for dry skin.
    Recommended: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Drytouch Sunblock
  3. LIP BALM – This is an essential for all seasons, even if we believe otherwise. Apply a lip balm a few minutes before applying any lip colour or use a tinted lip balm for a quick colour addition.
    Recommended: Forest Essentials Luscious Kokum and Honey Lip Balm

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Makeup Looks for Mehendi


Indian weddings as most of you know are spread out and have various functions involved. The three main being the mehendi, the sangeet or cocktail and the wedding. Attending the wedding festivities requires an assortment of ensembles and looks. After deciding on the event outfit I find it difficult to decide on the makeup look, especially last-minute and end up doing the same style very often. Thus I have researched to find some very interesting makeup looks for each event.

Today I will be listing 5 of my favorite makeup looks for the mehendi function and in the following beauty posts I will cover the other wedding events. I have also mentioned the ensemble colours you can pair the looks with. Go ahead and have fun.


Indian makeup artist Elton J Fernandez’s mehendi look is as pretty and simple as it gets. The bright lips with simple eyes looks good on almost everybody. You can pair this look with the pink, brighter yellows or white ensembles.

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