The Guide to Bridal Makeup: Tips to Create a Luxurious Look

A wedding is the most crucial day in a girl's life, and you want to ensure everything is perfect. With all the planning and stress, it can be easy to forget about your beauty routine. After all, what is more important than how you look on your wedding day? While a natural look is often preferable, a little makeup can go a long way in giving you confidence and making you feel ready for the big day.

An extensive pre-wedding beauty ritual should not be ignored if you want to look your best on this special day. As with any special occasion, you must book an appointment with your favorite makeup artist well in advance of the big day. Preparing early will give you plenty of time to practice - after all, putting on makeup isn't easy!

 

What sets wedding makeup apart from other types of makeup?

 

Here's the answer: Makeup for a wedding should do many things well: show off your individuality; go well with your chosen ensemble; leave you looking like you (although an enhanced version of yourself) rather than someone completely different; and, most crucially, stay put for the duration of the service.

In contrast to a casual Saturday night out or a Sunday supper with the family, a wedding calls for far more coverage than you can get with a lightweight foundation. The dark circles under your eyes might make you seem exhausted on your wedding day, so you must use enough concealer to cover them up.

For your lipstick to last through all your smiling, you'll need to rub away dry flakes, prime with a tiny amount of foundation, go in with a lip pencil for a base, and apply at least two coats of color. Makeup application for a wedding typically takes longer than usual. Makeup for a wedding should stay longer and provide more coverage than normal, or it should be a step up from your regular routine.

Thinking ahead will also help prevent last-minute stress and give you enough time to find your perfect gown. Here are ten tips that will save you time: 

 

TIP 1: Nails Should Be Last

 

One of the huge mistakes you can make as a bride is getting your nails done before your makeup. No matter how carefully you handle your hands, there is a high likelihood that your nails will get damaged on your big day. A quick way to ruin your wedding manicure is to touch up your lipstick, mainly if you use a creamy formula. Brushing up against your wedding dress or grabbing a bit of the cake while cutting the slice can also add streaks of color to your hands, making your nails look less than pristine.

 

TIP 2: Touch-Up Makeup

 

The main part of your bridal makeup is the ability to quickly and easily touch up your look. A great trick many makeup artists use is to apply a layer of concealer to the skin before applying a foundation or tinted moisturizer. This will ensure that you don't get any unevenness on your face and that you have a quick and easy method to add light coverage if you accidentally get a bit sloppy. Another quick makeup trick is to use a lip color that is a shade or two darker than your natural lip color. This will give you a hint of color and help prevent your lips from looking too washed out in photos.

 

TIP 3: Bridal Makeup Essentials

 

Before booking your wedding makeup appointment, be sure to discuss the types of products that will be used. There are many different types of makeup, and it can be hard to know which ones to choose. Brides who have sensitive skin should avoid foundations that contain heavy pigments. A tinted moisturizer or BB cream may be an ideal option to minimize redness and blotchiness. Brides with normal to oily skin may benefit from the coverage of a full-coverage foundation. It will help reduce the appearance of large pores and other blemishes.

 

TIP 4: Foundation and Concealer

 

The first layer of foundation should match your natural skin tone as closely as possible. For brides with huge pores, a bit of concealer will help you avoid looking overly made up. It's best to use a color that is one to two shades lighter than your regular foundation. Suppose you're not comfortable with the look of concealer. In that case, you can also try applying your foundation with a damp sponge or stippling brush. Using a wet sponge will make the foundation sheerer and blend more seamlessly into the skin, while a stippling brush will help you apply more product with less product.

 

TIP 5: Highlight with a Shimmering Light Cream

 

For brides who want to enhance their cheekbones, a shimmering cream should be applied to the cheekbones, the bridge of the nose, the top of the forehead, and the chin. To enhance or add to the brightness of your skin and make your features stand out, you can try applying a shimmering cream above your cheekbones and on your brow bones.

 

TIP 6: Set with a Light Dusting of Powder

 

To achieve a natural, matte finish, a thin dusting of powder should be applied all over the face. Remember that you might have too much powder. The excessive application will make your skin look dry and unnatural. To help prevent white spots and an overly crisp look, apply your powder with a soft bristle makeup brush.

 

TIP 7: Brows, Lips, and Eyes

 

For the eyes, a light application of eyeshadow is an excellent choice for most brides. The trick to eye makeup is to keep it as natural as possible. A simple application of neutral eyeshadow will highlight your eyes without being too obvious. Bridal makeup should also include a swipe of pink lipstick. To avoid a "too dressed-up" look, choose a soft and understated shade.

 

Tip 8: Consider the wedding season

 

Celebrity makeup artist Amber Dreadon advises that a bride should definitely choose a foundation that is appropriate for the weather on her wedding day. In the winter, you need a base that won't seem dry or flat, and in the summer, you don't want anything that looks too glossy too soon. Choose something that can last all day and into the evening.

Summer brides can use a water-resistant primer, like Becca's Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector. For weddings in the fall or winter, a foundation with more coverage is ideal; we recommend La Mer's Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation to keep your makeup in place for a longer time.

 

Tip 9: Moisturize Enough

 

Using moisturizer as a barrier before applying self-tanner is a tried-and-true method. Use before applying makeup to troublesome areas to prevent them from darkening (this is always elbows, knees, hands, feet, and severe dry areas).

If you moisturize your whole body, your self-tan will fade. After applying the tan, we use a moisturizer to mix the product, paying special attention to the hairline, the back of the heel, and the crease in the wrist. In this case, your self-tanner serves as the paint, and your moisturizer as the water, so we'll mix and fade until you get the desired effect.

 

Tip 10: Don’t forget the smile

 

That day, a grin will be an accessory, so make sure your teeth are sparkling. You should start utilizing teeth whitening at least a few months before the big day, although the exact timing may vary depending on the product.

 

Final Thoughts

 

Remember that the most important thing about your makeup is how it makes you feel. If you want to go for a more dramatic look, you absolutely can. Just make sure that it's something that you want. You don't want your makeup to take away from your dress or the joy of your day—you want it to enhance it! Keep in mind that bridal makeup is a lot different than the makeup you wear daily. Your main aim is to look as natural as possible while making yourself look your best. Don't worry; with these tips from AwayWedding.com, you are sure to not just look good on your wedding day but also feel good. These makeup tips are tried and tested. However, whenever in doubt, don't be afraid to ask your makeup artist, especially if you are allergic to any makeup brands or artificial cleansers.

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