Bridal makeup tends to be an elaborate affair wherever you go in the world, but many Kosovar spouses take matters to another level.
There, ahead of the big event, women don white face paint, decorated with golden lines, all applied by older women for their younger counterparts.
The tradition is said to ward off bad luck, but the final result is a work of art.
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