Which bride doesn’t want to look her absolute best on her wedding day? But with all the stress that comes with planning and executing a wedding, it is totally understandable if you haven’t had the time to narrow down on the perfect makeup look for your big day. It could be especially nerve-wracking if you’ve decided to do your own makeup due to the ongoing pandemic.
But panic not, we’ve got your back. Here are some pro bridal makeup tips that will ensure you look nothing but your best on your big day, and also help you eliminate any chances of a makeup faux pas. Check it out…
- 01. Prep your skin well
- 02. Concentrate on the base
- 03. Stick to classics
- 04. Avoid applying sunscreen
- 05. Keep a few makeup products handy
- 06. Use waterproof makeup
01. Prep your skin well
Skin prep is one of the most important steps in bridal makeup and can completely make or break your look. After cleansing and toning, apply a slather on a generous amount of moisturiser. This locks in hydration and prevents the heavy makeup from settling into the dry patches and accentuating them. Lastly, dab on a pea-sized amount of primer all over your face and neck. This will even out the skin texture and keep your makeup from budging all day long.
02. Concentrate on the base
Foundation is THE most important step in any bridal makeup routine, so ensure that you spend some time selecting the right one. Ensure that your foundation and concealer perfectly match your skin tone, and do not look ashy or white in photographs. Always apply your base makeup in thin layers and build-up as you go to avoid cakiness.
03. Stick to classics
While it may be super tempting to try a passing makeup trend, it always recommended sticking to classic makeup looks that are timeless. After all, you don’t want to be looking back at your wedding photographs 10-15 years down the line and regret it, do you? So focus on accentuating your features with makeup, and leave the experimenting for some other occasion.
04. Avoid applying sunscreen
While it is extremely important to apply sunscreen all year round, you may want to make an exception on the day of your wedding. This is because most sunscreens tend to leave behind a little cast and although this may be invisible to the naked eye, it does end up showing under flash photography. Instead, you can give your skin some much-needed sun protection by using SPF-infused makeup and skincare products.
05. Keep a few makeup products handy
Your wedding day is going to be pretty high on emotions (and food binging too), therefore it makes sense to be well-prepped for an unforeseen makeup faux pas. Pack some essential makeup products like mascara, the lip colour you are wearing, a bit of concealer and brush and leave it with one of your bridesmaids in case you need it for a quick touch-up.
06. Use waterproof makeup
Last but not the least, make sure to use waterproof and smudge-proof makeup products. Weddings are an emotional affair, and the last thing you want to worry about is the mascara running down your face and ruining your look. Also, make sure to set your base with a makeup setting spray to keep it from budging.
Main image courtesy: @wedmegood