They kept the whole country guessing: ‘Really? Aren’t they? ‘ until the end. And when actors Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor finally got married at Kapoor’s family home in Mumbai, their Bhatt dresses, makeup and styling looked perfect for an intimate home wedding. The ivory shades of the Sabyasachi dresses worn by the newlyweds complemented the sublime theme of the wedding day celebrations. The first batch of photos posted by Bhatt gives it a very organic theme, a farmhouse (complete with Bhatt’s choice to sport open hair and the cool jasmine wreaths) and decorative vibes. Here’s what you can learn from Bhatt’s aesthetic choices for the big day.
It works on your skin more than makeup
You could invest in hiring a famous makeup artist for your wedding, but the real game lies in the pre-wedding skincare routine, because the makeup looks its best when the canvas is cured. While technology-based facials will help you take care of a range of skin problems like pigmentation, skin congestion, and acne, something as simple as cleansing, moisturizing, and sunscreen is what can really create or destroy your skin. Bhatt has achieved a minimal makeup-free look (with visible freckles) that relies heavily on moisturized skin and using foundation and concealer only where needed.
The minimal look
From her mehendi, nails to matching custom kaleera, everything has been toned down for Bhatt’s big reveal. His lashes looked natural, rather than heavy fakes that Indian brides often love to flaunt with a heavy smoky eye, and the freckles (you can use a brown pencil or brow pencil to create them) are gloriously displayed. There is only a tanned tint to the lids and the lipstick is barely a nude. There was no room for a thick lining or heavily kohled eyes. The cheeks only have a tint of color to match the bride’s bright and happy smile. Makeup artist Puneet B Saini used her blush to create a delicate contour.
When you’re looking for the no-makeup look, it’s crucial to fill in your brows only where needed and brush your hair in place to make it look naturally thick and full. Do not fill in the beginning of the eyebrows, as it gives a faux painted look.
Unlike so many other Bollywood brides who chose to go for a straight, tight chignon, Bhatt was a breath of fresh air with her layered hair styled in soft waves by Flavien Heldt. It served as the crown of Bhatt’s carefree gaze that he effortlessly pulled out. The heavy matha patti added quite understated luxury to the bohemian hairstyle.
Don’t forget your nails!
It’s the smallest details that make the difference when the minimal bride is dressed in ivory and sports natural leather. Despite the wedding ring, one couldn’t help but notice how Bhatt paid attention to the smallest details, sporting neutral, almost translucent nails. For a heavy reception look, you can simply complement your neutral nails with a shade designed for a larger event.
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