4 Essential Tips for Bridal Makeup

by Anchal Bhatia

There will be more photographs taken of you on your wedding day than any other day of your life. These photographs will have a special place in the albums, will adorn the walls of your home, and will be favorite of your future kids as you tell them the story of your magical day. But, what if your bridal beauty hits the road of disaster or gets a bit lackluster? No worries; we have got you covered. Here are some essential bridal makeup tips you need to follow to look your best on your big day.

Bridal Makeup Tips

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Bridal Makeup Basics

In order to look fresh and beautiful on the most awaited day of your life, we recommend start preparing in advance. Do a trial run of your bridal make up at least 4-6 weeks prior to your wedding day. This will help you decide the look that best suits you and complements your outfit and accessories. It’s also a good idea to take plenty of pictures during the trial run to see how your look transfers to the film. Other treatments such as threading, exfoliation, and waxing, should be done at least a week before the wedding to avoid just in case breakouts or irritation.

Base Makeup

Especially for bridal makeup, you must cleanse and moisturize your skin thoroughly before applying the makeup. Then, after moisturizing and before applying your foundation, there is one really important step-primer. It will help your makeup go on smoother and will last longer. Follow it with natural shade foundation or the one that complements your skin tone. Just because it’s your wedding, don’t get carried away with a fairer look. Choosing a lighter shade will only steal your natural look. Remember to apply the foundation with a brush or sponge for that even finish.

Your Eyes

It’s important that your eye makeup is not too dramatic. With bridal makeup, your aim should be to look like an upgraded version of your everyday self. The most captivating bridal eyes are the ones that are at once both shy and playful. To achieve it, avoid rabid colors at all costs. Consider matte finish eye shadow, instead of shimmery. Make sure to apply eye shadow primer to ensure smudge free eye makeup. To get that lush lashes, use an eyelash curler first and follow it up with two lengths of mascara. Waterproof is always a safe bet; it will last longer and won’t wear out even if you shed a few tears of joy.

Your Lips

Bridal Makeup

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For perfect kissable lips, use a lipstick with a gloss over it. Shades like light pink or peach are always a good choice.  Small and thin lips look great with lighter shades, while fuller lips have an option for dark deep shades. Evenly apply lip liner under the lipstick to make it last longer. When choosing your lip color, don’t forget to pick a complementing blush shade. We recommend a cream blush as it looks natural, healthy and fresh. If you need more staying power, layer a powder blush on top of it.

While, makeup has the power to make or break your most special day, in your zeal to look perfect, don’t overdo it. Simply follow these essential bridal makeup tips and follow it up with your best beauty feature…your smile!

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