Arranged Marriages are daunting tasks. You get to meet people,families,the perspective life partner,try your best to know all about the whole of Khandan in just few meetings,answer some of the most bizarre questions and sometimes meet some of the most interesting set of people and what not. And bravo you do this all the while looking your best. And this can be a tough task,I mean its not easy to pick up the right set of clothes,makeup and crack exactly the right conversation with the person who could be your future fiancee. It’s scary,Right? While we can’t help you much with the personal struggles we can surely help you look your best during those arranged marriage meets or rishta meetings to help you breeze through the first few meetings until the whole Shaadi drama is wrapped up. After all as they say first impression is the last impression and there is no harm looking your best when you meet the perfect strangers during your rishta meets. So here we start with our pre shaadi makeup tips
Make-up as the Time
Timing is everything. Remember day time make up is always different from night time make up. Evening looks are supposed to be different from both Day and Night looks. So If you are meeting perspective groom’s family or him during day time stick to Minimalist make-up and play with eyes and lips if the meting is scheduled to be at night or evening time.
Location also plays up a huge role. You can not go wearing a skirt to a temple and doll up in Patiala in a pub. So dress up according to your Arranged marriage meeting venue. Ethnics mostly dominate the Indian marriage market. So Salwar-Suit and Saris are safest bait until the meeting is fixed at a five star hotel over cocktails. You can play Cinderella here and dress up in your dresses but try to keep it semi casual.
Minimalism is the key
The day time Rishta meet shout out loud for minimalist approach and you should stick to natural make up. Use a light Moisturisers and a BB cream instead of showing your flaky foundation. Use foundation during night and you can explore Chanel Foundations in case you are thinking of more.
Nude lipsticks is your day time saviour
Apply any nude lipstick. MAC has some nice nude lipsticks and you can use your regular moisturizer unless you are looking for something new this time. Then explore Body Shop Vit E moisturizers or Clarins water based moisturizers,even Lancome has some nice moisturizers.
Red Lipstick is still the killer
Found that perfect shade of red lipsticks for your lips during evening or night Arrange Marriage first meeting. Trust me he can not take his eyes off you. You can try new Maybelline Gigi Hadid matte lipsticks and if you are not fond of matte lipsticks go for Semi Matte lipsticks and Bobbi Brown has some great stocks. Also never ever use glossy red shades!
Let the eyes do the talking
Light Kohl and a hint of Mascara or the day time meeting with the groom’s family and complete freedom to play with your eye shadow pallet during the night time. Go for soft smoky eyes or smudged out eyeliner topped off with oodles of mascara. Remember to tone down your lipstick in that case.
Hairs surely have the first impression
Please don’t play with the hairs much,just go easy with them. The simple bath ritual of Shampoo and drying the hairs is enough. Keep them natural,shiny and flowy. Never ever try any new hair cut for your first arranged marriage meet.
Smell your best
Stepping out for the Rishta meet without that hint of that sweet floral scent on you is a complete no. Also keep a small bottle of perfume in your purse if you are going out for the whole day. Check out some great summer perfumes here and make sure you smell like a rose.
Nobody pay much heed to nail paints anyway but they surely have their say. Your hands and legs should surely be pedicured and manicured but make sure not to go for any nail art during that time. Stick to simple playful happy colours to spread the cheer around you during your meeting with the perspective groom.
Hope it helps and also don’t forget to carry your best make up which is your smile. Your outer beauty will certainly compliment your inner beauty and bring out a confident you. Either way if he does not call you back it is his loss. But you make sure to let him know that what a catch you are!