Diary / Beauty / Sep 26, 2022

10 Essential Bridal Makeup Tips

Written by: Bobbi

Photography by: Ben Ritter & Jon Paterson

On your wedding day, your should look like yourself at your most beautiful. It shouldn’t be a time to try out a new look or experiment with a trend. Wedding makeup needs to be long lasting, look amazing in photographs and be timeless. Every bride should love how she looks in photos ten years from now — here are a few ways to make sure that happens:

Use Natural Light

Natural light is best for makeup application. If possible, set up your makeup station near a window or use a super bright lamp.

Prep Skin

Use a moisturizer that will prepare skin for makeup. Avoid sunblocks and sunscreens. They can reflect too much light under flash photography, resulting in an overexposed shot.

Use a Powder

Set concealer and foundation with a sheer, loose powder. Powder applied with a puff assures wearability and reduces unwanted shine.

Bronze Your Neck and Chest

If your wedding gown has an open neckline, warm up the neck and chest with a dusting of bronzing powder. It will ensure that your face and body have a balanced tone.

Use Two Shades of Blush

For a pretty flush that lasts, use two shades of blush. Start with a neutral shade and apply it on the apples of the cheeks, blending up into the hairline and then down to soften. Finish with a pop of brighter blush just on the apples of the cheeks.

Line Your Lips

To make up lip color last longer, line and fill in lips with a lip pencil before applying lipstick.

Define Brows

Use a soft, matte shadow that matches your brow color to fill in and define brows.

Go Waterproof

Use a mascara that is waterproof — it will last longer and withstand tears. Water-resistant liner will also help!

Stay Hydrated

Leading up to the wedding, make sure you are drinking lots of water to keep your skin hydrated and flush out toxins.

Test Your Self-Tanner

Don’t apply our self-tanner for the first time the night before your wedding. Start testing the product a few weeks before your date and make sure it works with your makeup.

Diary / Beauty / Sep 26, 2022

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