So you spent a lot of moolah on your wedding makeup and hair. You clicked a lot of selfies on the way to the wedding venue. You looked absolutely gorgeous in your lehengas and sarees. After all the naach gaana and pheras, you went to your new home and it was time to remove the makeup and undo the hairdo. That’s where you got clueless!
While it’s nice to be pampered at the salon and get your makeup and hair done professionally, the experts are not there to help you get rid of the foundation and waterproof mascara. So to make your life a little simpler, keep a little ‘bridal makeup removal’ kit ready beforehand.
Soft cotton balls: They are available everywhere
Johnson’s Baby Oil: This is one of the best ways to remove waterproof eye makeup. However, people with extremely oily skin tend to stay away from oil. So this works well for dry to normal skin. It also removes every trace of foundation and lipstick.
Oil-based Eye Makeup Remover: It works well for oily skin type. I swear by the Lancome and Maybelline eye makeup removers. They remove every trace in seconds, which is great because you do tend to rub your eyes a lot, which are anyways sore because of application and removal of makeup for pre-wedding functions.
Cleansing Water: This is another option for people with oily skin. It removes makeup from face and lips. However, it cannot remove much waterproof eye makeup.
Makeup Remover Wipes: A lot of women find this extremely convenient as it removes most of the makeup, except for eye makeup. You can buy baby wipes for this purpose, too. I do not recommend wipes with alcohol content in them as it makes the skin burn .
Detangling Comb: For hair, every bride should buy a detangling comb and a soft bristle brush to gently remove stubborn back combing. You can also request your hair stylist to use hair stuffings instead of back combing your hair crazily. Using Bump-its can save you a lot of back combing while your hair is being done – buy your own set.
So after you remove those pins, gently massage roots with your fingertips. Run your fingers through your hair to get rid of the hairspray. Use detangling comb over small areas to open up the back combing. If you feel a certain portion won’t smoothen out just let it be – don’t fight with your hair.
Hair Oil: Next morning before you go into the shower, just apply a lot of hair oil. This also loosens up the knots. Finally, shampoo and apply double the amount of conditioner from the roots to ends (though normally we only apply conditioner to the ends). This will positively open up the knots and you’ll be all set for your first morning as a Mrs.
Chandni Singh is an ace makeup artist and is known for waving her magic wand over brides. She has worked with several celebrities, magazines, beauty brands and ad campaigns. She also runs a salon and academy for budding beauty professionals in New Delhi. Know more about her by following her on Instagram and visiting her website.