Wedding Day Makeup Tips for Perfect Bridal Beauty
We’ve heard the standard advice for bridal beauty, ‘look natural’; but we want to make sure you look flawless. Your wedding day is likely to be the most photographed of your life, so we’re on hand to help. Every bride deserves to look flawless on their wedding day, whether you’re enlisting the pros or going the DIY route. Here’s our wedding wisdom for any brides, bridesmaids or guests to be.
Just be you
Remember to not stray too far from your usual look, if you usually wear light make-up you should stick to that, your wedding day is not the time to experiment. For a classic bridal beauty look focus on defining your eyes with liner and lashes and use a natural blusher to bring out your skin tone, we recommend Corange or Kawaii. Extra tip, when you smile, place blusher into the apple of your cheek and blend into your temple — this will make it look like you’re naturally flushing.
The right environment
Whether you’re doing it yourself or hiring a makeup artist, applying your makeup in the right environment is crucial. Ideally you should be sitting facing a large window so you have a great source of natural light. For a fresh-faced look, stick with a nude makeup so start with a sheer foundation, brow gel, and add a layer of highlighter for a glowing finish, we recommend Light to Medium to really shine.
It’s all about the base
When it comes to wedding day makeup, it’s all about the staying power. So the first thing to add to your palette is a nude eyeshadow and apply all over the lids and up until the crease, this will act as the base to your look – we love Crema Fresca. Then choose a dark brown/burgundy eyeshadow like Sevelina and apply with a brush over the eyelid crease to help define the shape of the eyes. We recommend putting on a little more makeup than you would apply normally, more than you think you need, since the camera and lights will tone down your makeup.
A subtle smoky eye is perfect for bridal makeup, focus on brightening and opening up your eyes with a mixture of classic shades, we recommend starting with a classic burgundy like Sevelina and blend with lighter, neutral shades like Rosso and Desert Sand. Feeling more daring? Dark Nights works for a dramatic look and doubles as a liner. Apply your darker eye shadows on the outside of your eyes, moving lighter and brighter as you work in so your eyes look bigger.
Contouring is key
The ideal bridal makeup makes you look and feel like the best version of yourself. Try sculpting your face with highlighters and bronzers, try a Light to Medium highlighter and Dark to Medium bronzer, Apply the lighter side to the areas you wish to highlight and the darker side where the sun naturally kisses your face.
Shimmer and shine
You’ve got the ring so what better excuse to add more sparkle. We recommend adding Golden Sugar or Mithai to your palette for a sparkling eye makeup look, metallic eyes are a failsafe for all brides. Even better use shimmer in the inner corners of your eyes before taking any photos, to make sure you look bright and awake.
A bronzed look
Bronze tones will always be a bridal beauty classic, thanks to their natural, sexy finish. Not only do copper and gold feelexpensive and festive, but they also give skin a really healthy, glowy look when dusted over your cheekbones. Try Comet or Rose Gold for a bronze eyeshadow and Medium to Dark Bronzer for your cheeks.
Highlight the brow bone
Finish your make-up off with a highlighter shade on the brow bone to make the eyes really pop. Go for a light matte shade, and pat onto the outer corner of the brow bone so subtly draw attention to this area of your face. We also recommend adding a natural neutral eyeshadow into your palette like Crema Fresca to really make your eyes pop.
Feeling inspired? Create your own bridal beauty palette ready for the big day here.