Minimal bridal beauty: How to create the look, according to two makeup artists

Be it the recently married actor Kiara Advani, or actor Alia Bhatt at her summer wedding last year, Indian brides are warming up to the minimal bridal beauty look. Since the pandemic, beauty looks from the ramps to the red carpet have been focusing on skincare first, making bare skin looks a norm, freckles et al. Ahead, a celebrity makeup artist and a bridal makeup expert share how to create a minimal bridal beauty look. 

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Prep before the prep

“Makeup can only do so much if you need a minimal look. Good skin is the key. ​Taking care of your skin is the thumb rule. Visit a dermatologist minimum of three to four months before your wedding to manage any skin issues. Acne, open pores, pigmentation— there are different facials, peels and treatments such as the

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Bridal makeup 101: Kiara Advani’s makeup artist reveals how she gets the perfect base

Hugs, kisses, sweets and tears–makeup goes through a lot on the wedding day. And for bridal makeup to last the whole event and the emotions it brings, you need a perfect base. 

“For brides-to-be, the skin definitely needs to be prepped way in advance and taken very good care of to make sure that it feels and looks naturally plush and hydrated. Be it bridal or any other event, the base has to be impeccable, and only then can one do justice to the eye makeup and the rest. My go-to mantra is less is more. Indian brides spend a lot of time in front of the fire, so the makeup should not be a hindrance. It should be as light as possible and totally waterproof as you can’t do touchups in between pheras,” says celebrity makeup artist Lekha Gupta, who created the dreamy bridal makeup looks of actor

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5 bridal beauty tips from Irish MUA Bonnie Ryan

Bonnie Ryan gives us the inside scoop on what make-up looks are trending, the best skincare prep for the big day and her own pre-wedding routine.

*Cue the Italian wedding bells* 

Irish make-up artist and beauty and fashion influencer Bonnie Ryan recently tied the knot with her long-term boyfriend John.

The lovebirds had a gorgeous ceremony in Italy that involved flower-filled trellises, a traditional serenading session, an exquisite lace-detailed dress and a showstopping firework show.

Now, a few months on, Bonnie is back into the swing of things, happily taking beauty bookings for other brides to come. Here, she shares her top tips for finding the perfect MUA for your wedding, as well as her own skin and hair routine in the days leading up to her big day.

Booking a bridal beauty artist


How far in advance should a bride book a make-up artist for her wedding? 

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