Lipstick, foundation, perfume and everything bespoke
Switching from the hefty ready-to-wear lehengas to ensembles that are made of hand-picked fabrics, embroideries and styles; with pearls and rubies taking over the heritage jewelry; and the venues taking us straight to the lake-side grandeur destinations, our wedding culture is experiencing a taste of customisation and so is the new age bride. Being more informed and selective – the cliché one-fits-all product doesn’t catch her fancy, she likes exclusivity and personalisation (who wouldn’t like attention though?) The beauty about customisation is that it speaks to every woman individually, and honestly, it seems like we have willed the brands to do it over the time; starting from costumes and jewelry it has now found a place of pride in skincare, cosmetics, and even perfumery.
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If you are on the verge of curating a wedding trousseau for yourself, simply keep the usual for other days, and instead choose everything tailor-made to suit your fancies, just like your big day’s ensemble. Here we have put together a list of brands that are offering some amazing bespoke blends to start with.
Clinique has newly introduced a bridal trousseau service exclusively for Indian brides and the only thing it doesn’t include is the groom (yes, we cracked a joke!) but the point here is its wholesome inclusivity of products and the special in-depth analysis for all your skincare needs.
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To avail the service, you can book an appointment at any of the ten Clinique locations across the country. This good two-hour session with a certified specialist targets specific concerns or worries a bride may have – could be the consciousness with pigmented skin, dry & dull appearance or a mere desire to look infallibly pretty on her special day. Not just products, you also get an enriched knowledge of skincare regimen and bridal makeup tips to pull off on your wedding ceremonies, all this exclusively designed for you. Intrigued? So were we!
In case you’re getting your consultation in either of these cities – Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai – You are lucky to get a complimentary embossed trousseau box as well.
Right after skincare, the next jot of worry is the makeup. Don’t worry, you no more have to find that perfect shade of lipstick or that camera ready foundation by doing those exhaustive makeup trials. Brands like BITE Beauty, Bare Mineral and M.A.C are taking care of your wishes.
Video credits: BITE Beauty
BITE Beauty gives a customized lipstick service with over 200 shades and numerous texture and scent options to help make that perfect lipstick for yourself. The service is currently available in four locations: Soho in New York, Pacific Heights in San Francisco, Larchmont in Los Angeles and Queen West in Toronto. Make sure you explore this boutique whenever you travel to these cities.
Video credits: Bare Mineral
For your foundation needs, you can rely on Bare Mineral’s Made 2 Fit service that allows customers to blend their own shade of foundation and decide for themselves.
And to the eye makeup lovers out there, M.A.C has started a build your own custom palette service which is available online and at all offline stores. Here’s how you do it: start with a blank palette which can have anywhere between 2 to 30 empty pots and fill them with your favourite eyeshadow, bases or blushes from a range of 100 colours. Concealers can also be added to this mix! What else could we ask for?
A bridal trousseau is incomplete without a good olfactory collection. We suggest Jo Malone, the nose behind Sonam Kapoor Ahuja’s wedding perfume, they not only create new scents but can also layer your favourite fragrances to make a special one. You can order it online as well.
Photo credits: Jo Malone
In Mumbai, the niche perfumery retail house Scentido doubles this customisation fancy with an option to engrave bottles with name and have them specially gift wrapped, which further makes it an ideal option for your best friend’s wedding gift.
This customisation journey might seem a little daunting but trust us there’s nothing better than a bespoke trousseau collection to pamper yourself with sheer love and care! So where are you starting from?
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