Festive Finesse with Ritu Kolentine
As we enter yet another exciting season of celebrations and much-awaited wedding extravaganza, get inspired by this trendy bridal hair and make-up looks crafted by international make-up artist and aesthetician Ritu Kolentine.
Tall & Proud
Go for Mohawk way to add extra inches to your height. Curl up your hair and use a banana clip to transfer rolls from front to down. It will create a stand-out style with extra inches for a beautiful hairdo that goes well with the cocktail or reception look.
When it comes to an exaggerated hairdo, it’s best to keep to nudes in your make-up. The most important aspect of a nude make-up look is its fresh skin effect. Start with clean skin and apply moisturiser from Repechage, then apply Repechage Perfect Skin Liquid foundation for clean finish, followed by Repechage pressed powder and concealer.
Bold & Gold
A bright sheer wash of gold all over your eyelid with MAC Mischief Wing palette, only barring the brow bone area, gives a denser more opaque gold feel radiance to the make-up. Club it either with brown or black shadow from the MAC Risk Taker palette, smudging where it meets the gold to remove any hard lines. Finish it with heavy mascara and black eyeliner (MAC Brushstroke) to give the face extra dimension. You could apply some of the gold eyeshadow on the bottom lashline as well. We have also used gold above the cheekbones, mixing it with rose finish using Anastasia Beverley Hills highlighter. The effect will leave an iridescent, jewel-tone on the cheeks.
For the lips, a rose pink creamy dab and you’re set. You can even smear the same hue on your cheeks for a fresh flush. Simply let your curls down loose and let your make-up have its moment. Add flower-power accessories, since it is going to be the focus of hairdo trends this year.
Regal & Rich
The Rajwada Royal Bridal look recreated! Flawless skin is the key, while the eye make-up is minimal with green and golden smokey blend and a dramatic eyeliner. No kajal is used to add the drama to the eyes. MAC Nicopanda palette and MAC Flame Boyant palette were used for the eyeshadow, while the gel liner is from Kat Von D, applied with a slight wing to elongate the eyes. The blush is similar to the skin tone and mattified, along with contoured cheeks. The lips have been done with hot pink and dramatic lashes and highlighter on cheeks and nose complete the look.