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Bridal Makeup Tips and Tricks

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Posted on April 26 2017

Weddings! Oh, what a grand time it must be for brides-to-be and their grooms! Your wedding day is the first day of the rest of your lives together, a moment in time that’s forever etched in your minds and hearts. If you can only bottle up that very day and relive it again and again, you would, wouldn’t you? That is why a wedding is one of the most photographed days of a person’s life. But before daydreaming about your special day, a bride-to-be needs to make sure that she looks immaculate and most beautiful on that day.

Are you starting to rummage for bridal makeup tips and tutorials by now in hopes to find the best look for your wedding day? If so, we’ve got you covered!

You may decide to hire a professional makeup artist and trust that everything goes perfectly well. You can, however, do your own makeup for your big day. It is actually a great idea mainly because it’s cheaper and because no one knows your skin type and your features better than you do.

Here’s a list of bridal makeup tips and tricks that will keep you looking flawless and divine on your big day.

Moisturise your skin. If your skin is dry, skipping on moisturiser will only make your skin absorb the makeup products on its fine lines and wrinkles and it won’t look good. Apply an oil-free moisturiser to your face and a thicker cream just around your eyes. Make sure that you choose an SPF-free type so as to avoid looking shiny in photographs.

Use a primer. Primer is essential to keep your foundation in place and your makeup long-lasting. Evenly apply a primer all over your face after moisturising. Opt for a silicon-free primer since silicon-based primers are too smooth and glossy. It will cause your makeup to “slide off of your face” leaving you with uneven patches. Meanwhile, you can use an eyeshadow primer as the base for your eyeshadow over your lids because lids tend to be oily throughout the day.

Use foundation and concealer. Foundation is essential to even out your skin tone, but loads of it can make you look like you’re wearing a mask. Apply a decent amount of foundation – start from the center of your face and blend it outwards up to your hairline, sides of your face, as well as your jawline. Use a damp sponge or a foundation brush. Blend your foundation evenly, reaching past your jawlines, down to your neck and chest. If you want to hide some imperfections, use a concealer to cover discoloration, blemishes, and the like. A great concealer matches your skin tone, not lighter than your skin tone, otherwise, you won’t appear just as flawless. You can top it off with a setting powder for a dewy, matte finish.

Use eyeshadow, false lashes, and work on your eyebrows. The trick when it comes to eye makeup tips is to amp your everyday eyeshadow to look like the best version of yourself. If you’re not into smokey eyes, then now is not the time to experiment and show-off a dolled up version of yourself. Instead, amp it up. For instance, if you’re into nude shades, go for a shimmery nude shadow on your special day. Make sure that the shade is at par with the tone of your dress.

For false lashes, you can opt for individual lashes rather than the strip ones. This is just to accentuate your eyes. Otherwise, find something that isn’t too heavy yet still dramatic. For a seamless finish, use a black glue then camouflage it using a black eyeliner; then use a nice mascara to open and brighten your eyes.

Now is the best time to pull off a perfect brow game. To keep your brows on point, shape and fill them nicely using a brow pencil or powder. Use a spoolie or a brow brush for a smooth finish. Avoid darker shades as they tend to make your brows look heavy. Don’t forget to add a hint of highlighter under your brow bones.

Contour, Highlight, and Blush.

Another thing to pay attention to when it comes to makeup tips and tricks is contour and highlight. Be careful when contouring: too much of it or if done wrong can be a disaster – you will look too harsh on videos, photographs, and real life. Use powder palettes since it’s easier to work with and looks more subtle than contouring with a stick. A highlighter, on the other hand, is important in order to achieve that dewy, angelic look. Apply it to your cheekbones, the middle of your nose, in the middle of your chin, over your brow bone, and above your cupid’s bow. Finish it with a nice blush of sheer, matte powder of your favourite shade. A loose powder with translucent effect should be in your purse so you can touch up as needed.

Lip tint and lipstick. You don’t want to appear too glossy so just go for lip tint and lipstick. Apply the tint first then top it off with a lipstick in matte or in a satin. Don’t forget to blot your lips to avoid getting the product on your teeth.

Body makeup and setting spray. So as not to look like someone with a floating face, extend the glow to your arms, shoulders, and chest for an even look all over. For the face, finish everything with a few spritz of setting spray.

Doing your own bridal makeup can make your big day more special. Make sure to do a couple of makeup trials prior to the big event. Take pictures of yourself under different kinds of lighting so you know if it looks nice or it doesn’t. Watch video tutorials about bridal makeup tips and learn a lot from the pros. Incorporate additional beauty tips that you’ve learned from them in your own ritual.

Lastly, you don’t need to buy a new set of cosmetics. You have your favorites in your kit after all. However, if you need to, there are high-quality yet not too costly makeup varieties that you can purchase at your local makeup shops.

What do you think of doing your own bridal makeup? Let us know in the comments section below!