Q&A With Bridal Makeup Artist, Vejetha Anand


Meet Vejetha Anand, a professional bridal makeup artist with a decade’s worth of experience in bridal, photoshoot and runway scene. She is a Bangalore based salon owner and a beautician who has been weaving magic through her makeup brushes. One look at her bridal makeovers and you know what we are saying. As she continues to transform her brides into their best ever avatar, we asked her to impart her knowledge on bridal beauty! Read on to know more.

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Bridal makeovers by Vejetha Anand.

1. How important is it for brides to have a skin care regimen?

Skin care routine is an important aspect, not just for brides, but also for women in general. Our evening skin care routine is critical because that’s when our cells repair and rebuild. We need to make sure we give our skin what it needs to look its best! Here are few essentials that’s a must in the pre wedding beauty care routine for all brides-to-be:
Eye and makeup remover
Eye cream
Lip balm
Body lotion

2. When should a bride start taking extra care of her skin?
The days prior to wedding are the most exhausting and stressful period. The no-flaw-look cannot be obtained magically. The brides need to stay calm, take enough rest and include these beauty rituals as early as possible in their daily routine.

EXERCISE: Physical activity helps in improving blood circulation, which benefits the skin and hair. The brides need to include some physical activity like yoga or running in their schedule.

HYDRATE: Drinking a few liters of water or fresh fruit juices (without sugar) everyday will cleanse and detox the system. This eventually helps the brides to attain that natural glow.

EAT HEALTHY: The brides need to include fruits and salads in their diet. If required, they should take multivitamins and iron supplements.

SUN SCREEN: It is crutial to protect the skin from the harmful effects of the sun. The skin damaged by sun looks aged and will have spots.

STAY HAPPY: Your happiness shows on your skin! So, don’t forget to stay happy and smile a lot.

Your wedding is a ‘once in a lifetime’ special occasion. It’s time to look your gorgeous best.

3. Are there any specific facials that you suggest for brides who have dry, oily or combination skin?
No amount of make up can match a healthy glowing skin. Take special care of your skin to get that flawless look. To those who are troubled with acne, oily or dry skin, visiting a dermatologist six months before the wedding would help. Remember, medicines or treatments take time to show results.

Regular visits to a parlour or spa to get rid of dead cells, blackheads and tan are a must to get a perfect groomed look.

There are specific and non-metallic facials for each skin type that we recommend at Swank after personal consultation. Do call us to get a personalized skin care regimen.

4. How can a bride fight against acne, pimples and blemishes?
The first three important steps: CTM (Cleansing, toning and moisturizing)
– Then follow a diet rich in antioxidants
– Keep calm and stress free
– Consume lots of liquids
– Keep your skin squeaky-clean
– After consulting a good dermatologist, start using a mild dermabrasive night cream to get rid of blemishes.

5. Do you recommend any special regimen for hands, legs and nails?
While the face and hair get a lot of attention, many brides ignore their hands and feet. Last minute manicure and pedicure can only offer temporary benefits. But to attain that well groomed look, one needs to start grooming themselves beforehand with manicures, pedicures and indulging in some spa treatments such as massages, body exfoliation and extra nourishment for dry cuticles and brittle nails.


Airbrush Wedding Makeup. What’s that?

A lot has been said about Airbrush Wedding makeup technique and how many celebrities swear by it. But, before you opt for this makeup technique, you need to understand it better and then ask yourself, is this the right makeup for me?



1. What is Airbrush Wedding makeup?

It is a technique which makeup artistes use, in which makeup is sprayed on skin using an airbrush. It eliminates the usage of sponges, brushes or finger. This makeup application trend was started in Hollywood as starlets were amazed by the longevity and flawless finish the airbrush provided.

2. What are the benefits of Airbrush Makeup versus the traditional application process?

Its longevity! The Airbrush Makeup lasts 8-12 hours in any weather condition. It’s also water-resistant, so you won’t have to worry about tear streaks. Finally, it won’t rub off! Airbrush tackles all the dreaded bridal makeup woes.

It provides an even and natural look. As the makeup is sprayed on, it connects with the skin as millions of droplets of formula. This creates an even, sheer and natural appearance to the skin. If applied properly, it appears natural and non-heavy like traditional makeup.

3. What skin type does airbrushing work best for?

The beauty of Airbrush is that it works for everyone, even people with sensitive skin. Clients with allergies will benefit from the water-based makeup formulas, and the air compressor is one of the most hygenic ways to distribute foundation.

 4. How long does it take to apply?

The application process is quick and it takes only about 45 seconds to a minute.

 5. Should a bride schedule a trial-run before her wedding day?

Absolutely. Not only is a trial the best way to get to know your artist (and, more importantly, for her/him to get to know you), it is essential in determining your personal look for the day.

 6. Can you apply traditional makeup over airbrush foundation?

Traditional foundation can be applied over airbrush, but it’s mostly unnecessary. However, Airbrush Makeup is also available for eye shadow, blush, eyebrows and lips. Makeup can be layered, shaded, highlighted and contoured with Airbrush Makeup technique.

 7. How do you remove Airbrush Makeup?

Even though airbrush is tear-proof, it does not stain and it can be removed simply with soap and water or with makeup remover.


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