Bridal Makeup Tips


Look your best on the biggest day of your adult life by keeping these great bridal makeup tips in mind when preparing for the wedding.  These makeup tips are ideal for brides who want to look their best and keep in mind the different scenarios that pertain to them, such as tears, environment and the possible need for touch ups.

 

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Makeup Tips for Every Bride

 

One thing for sure, wearing layers and layers of makeup can be very difficult when your wedding starts way before the ceremony when you want to get some great wedding photographs. It’s all about looking the best version of yourself so you need to be wary of what you put on.  Always trial your bridal makeup and ask opinions from family and friends that will give you their input.

 

The Natural Bride Look

 

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One of the best ways to go about this is to opt for a natural look, which is quite easy to create. The trick is to use your normal daily makeup routine but add a little bit more. Makeup professionals recommend adding a few layers of blush to get the flushed rosy cheeks effect after applying a cream cheek colour. Also, opt to accentuate your eyes with hidden eyeliner where rather than applying it on the lid you highlight under the eyelashes thus maintaining the shape and size of the lid. Choose a lip colour that is one shade more pink than what you are used to make your lips stand out. Don’t forget powder sheen to get that glowing bride effect.  It will be a much better look to trying to matt your shine spots with powder that could make it look quite caked.

 

A Bolder Bride Makeup Look

 

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Whilst the natural bridal makeup routine is very popular, you can go a little deeper with the lip colour whilst still maintaining a similar routine with as little foundation as necessary, more focus on the eyes and a lovely shade of blush to create the rosy-cheeked effect.

 

Wedding Day Makeup Kits

 

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Once you’ve done your bridal makeup trials and decided on a look that looks best on you, then it’s time to make sure your makeup kit for the day has all the essentials. If you are having a makeup artist to help you get ready for the big day, make sure you bring your own beauty products that have been tried and tested on your skin and you know will work. From foundation, loose powder, concealer, shimmers/sheen powders, blushes, eyeshadows, waterproof eye liners and mascara is very important to have, especially ensuring that they won’t melt away in the heat or if you get a tad emotional during the ceremony.

 

Wedding Touch Up Kit

 

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Apart from this also have a touch up kit, something compact that you can hide away in a little drawstring bridal bag. Include items such as a small powder brush, pressed powder compact with a mirror, lipstick and gloss, some tissues and even Q-tips. You can hand this over to the maid of honour or a bridesmaid so you can focus on looking your best!

 

 

Image Sources from Top to Bottom: MakeUp Artistry by Camm, The Vow Style,  Eka Dinca, Makeup by Kim Porter, JMD Photo

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