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Five ways to achieve that bridal glow

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New Delhi, Aug 28: It is imperative for brides-to-be to start focusing on their skincare regimen long before the big date starts looming, to look their prettiest. If you are one of them, it is recommended to start paying extra attention to your skin more than six months in advance, say experts.

Vidushi Aggarwal, Brand Head, Headstart International, lists five essentials that will help you achieve that spotless glow.

* Cleanse the skin and get rid of sweat, oil, dirt and other pollutants that your skin naturally collects throughout the day, before retiring to bed. Orange blossom and ginger cleanse the pores of the skin and at the same time maintain the oil balance without making it dry

* An exfoliator gets rid of dead skin cells, helping restore a radiant complexion. It is essential for a complete exfoliation to remove the signs of dullness

* Toner tones the skin post cleansing, helping sweep away impurities, leaving pores clean and less noticeable

* A moisturiser is an essential that should not be skipped for any skin type, especially at night to provide nourishment to the skin

* To go a step further, add an equalising mud mask to your regime. It balances the oil around the T-zone area on your face and controls the excess oil in that region whilst hydrating the rest of your face and helping combat dryness in the other regions of your face.

Datinderjeet Singh Tulla from the brand VLCC also shares tips on top five make-up essentials that can quick fix your makeup glitches:

* BB or CC cream: One doesn’t need to carry a foundation and a SPF separately, when a BB cream solves the purpose of both. It gives a light coverage, like a foundation, that is perfect for a few hours of socialising and also protects the skin from sun damage. Hence, a BB/CC cream is a must.

* Multi-tasking palette: This is one important item that every girl must have in her beauty bag. These tiny squares are multi-purpose and help solve a number of skin issues. You simply cannot do without this one. Use these as shadow, blush, highlighter or for contouring, and you’re good to go.

* Eyeliners: Gel, liquid or kohl (pencil) eyeliner, use these to adorn the eyes and give the face a glam look in the snap of a finger. Depending on the skin type, one can include any of these to the makeup kit.While gel eyeliners need too much perfection, for those who are always in a rush, recommend a kohl pencil which is handy and glides swiftly with almost no damage.

* Mascara: There is no better way to define eyes for a stunning look, than enhancing eye lashes with mascara.

* Lipstick: Lipstick can totally change the way you look. One can instantly transform the day look to a night look with a change of lipstick. For that bold, crisp and utterly polished look, lipsticks in tones of red, wine, bronze are a must have in the makeup kit.

* Also never overplay your cheeks. If you want to make a statement, emphasise your eyes or lips, but not both

* It is always recommended to add a good primer as pre-make-up prep for the skin which helps to even out the skin and minimise pores helping the foundation to glide smoothly and stay for longer

* A hydrating mist that helps to restore the moisture of the skin and keep the make-up fresh is a must for such weather

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Dress right for this Valentine’s Day date

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New Delhi, Feb 11: Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which means that procrastinators everywhere are likely working themselves up into a flurry trying to decide how to spend the day with their other halves. 

No matter how busy you may be in planning your celebration, you should also pay attention to the go-to-look that you’d wear on Valentine’s day–that means putting on the makeup and outfit that will make you feel at your best.

So what are your Valentine’s day plans–better yet, what will be your look on that special day?

Opt for a little red dress or go for a flirty mini skirt and pair it with classic winged eyes and pink blush to woo your date for Valentine’s Day, say experts.

Here are some tips by celebrity stylist Minisha Mendonza and make-up artist Gayetri Chakravarthy to be Valentine’s Day-ready. Have a look!

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* Little red dress (LRD): A red short sew dress teamed up with metallic stilettos or black boots finished with a red clutch and a black jacket and you are ready to rock the date night.

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Make-up tip: Keep it simple and elegant with make-up. A classic winged eyeliner and a matte red lip will do wonders. If you not a fan of red lips then team the eyeliner with a nude shade that suits the skin colour. Keep the skin fresh and dewy by adding a little highlighter on the higher planes of the face such as cheekbones.

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* Be flirty with pink: Layer of flirty mini skirt (denim) with different shades of pink off-shoulder top. Complete the look with clear sunglasses, pink glitter sketchers or or flats.

Make-up tip: Opt for highlighted dewy skin. Add some soft pink blush and choose a pink lip colour. Make sure the lips are matte if you keep the skin dewy and glossy. Don’t forget to layer a lot of mascara to open up those eyes.

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* Opt for nude coloured garments: Nude coloured ensembles have become a rage because of reality TV star Kim Kardashian sisters. A nude coloured short skirt with a white crop top or sweatshirt. Throw a lot of rose gold accessories. Keep it classy by adding up nude ballerinas and to cut the monotony a brown sling bag and you are ready for the date.

Make-up tip: Keep it super simple with this look. Soft pink lips, groomed brows. Don’t forget to add blush, it gives beautiful dimensions to the face without doing much.

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Don’t overdo stress or make-up on wedding day

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New Delhi, Jan 22: Don’t go overboard by giving your eyes and lips a dramatic makeover and preferably choose a balance look. Also, ensure you remain stress-free to look your best, suggest experts.

Nalin Verma, Co-Founder, Euro Chroma Institute of Cosmetolgy and Puniti, Beauty Expert at 7 Shades by Puniti Unisex Salon, have shared tips:

* The main idea of a perfect bridal make-up look is to accentuate the best features, and at the same time, keep the overall look simple, yet gorgeous. As it is, Indian brides are loaded with jewellery and heavy dresses. So, it is best to keep the make-up natural.

* If you want a classic bridal look, opt for vermillion red, coral red, deep red and pink red lip colours. Ditch pastel or nude shades.

* Highlight eyes or lips, not both. Fresh and effortless make-up styles are dominating the modern bridal trend. Lips could be kept moist or matte depending on the event.

* For blushing cheeks, shades of pink, red and orange are the colours of choice for most brides.

* Mascara is a good option to give a neat look to the eye lashes.

* In order to obtain a long-lasting look, start by cleansing your face well and then patting it dry to ensure that there are no traces of dirt or oil on the face.

* Indian brides love gold eye make-up since it goes well with their red, fuchsia, or green lehengas, ghagras, or heavy saris. So, if you want to play it safe, this is the color to go with.

Paint the eyelids with a gold or peachy pink shade, and use some charcoal shadow on the exterior lid contours to give a subtle, smoky effect. You can achieve this by using a brown shade on the inner crease area.

You can also use golden eye shadow instead of silver for the brow bones.

* If you are hiring a make-up artist, make sure you explain what you need clearly. Explaining things in advance will help you get the look you want. If the make-up artist is new, then it is always recommended to get a trial session before your wedding day.

* Ward off stress hormones: You need to relax and shun off all the stress. It is difficult to practice but stress can take a toll on your skin, making it look worse.

* Take care of puffy eyes: Use chamomile tea bags over the eyes to make them appear less puffy. Using normal tea bags may stain your skin.

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Let that Punjabi suit do the talking this Lohri

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New Delhi, Jan 11: With the Lohri festival approaching, it’s time for all you ladies out there to begin your fashion fiesta. Dont let the chilling weather take away the enthusiasm of the festival. Whether it is an Anarkali or a straight-fit kurta, go out there and have fun.

Designers Prarena Grover, of the brand Prarena Grover, and Ritu Yadav, of the brand Hyacinth, Clothing and Jewellery, lists ideas to jazz up your festive wear.

* Typical patiala style: This has been a favourite over the years, especially amongst newly-wed brides. Don a Punjabi-style patiala salwar kameez in bold colours with traditional zardozi work. A knee-length patiala suit is the ideal choice.

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* Anarkali suits: This look is popular among fashionistas right now. It is an excellent combination of ethnic style and ease. You can pick an anarkali piece in bright hues. This voluminous outfit is high on grace and has a warmth attached to it.

* Long kurta with straight pants: If classic patialas or anarkalis are not your thing, then you can settle for a long kurta and straight-fit pants. With this style you are sure to set a new fashion trend for the Lohri function. Try a georgette or silk long-shirt with embellishments and team it up with patterned pants.

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* Flared kurtas: If you love the flares, opt for knee-length flared kurtas in bright colours. This is turning out to be a hot favourite among the fashion brigade. Go for kurtas in gold and antique embroidery with a flowing sharara-style salwar to complete the look.

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* Jacket-style kurta: Try a kurta option in the jacket style, as it is not only elegant and stylish but will keep you warm on a cold night.

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