10 Must know bridal makeup tips
You always want your makeup to look good, but on your wedding day, there’s going to be a lot of photos and a lot of people staring at you, so it’s the one day you really want it to be perfect. Follow these 10 bridal makeup tips for your special day:
1. Pre-wedding trials
You might already know what kind of look you want for your wedding, but it’s important to do a full dressed rehearsal to make sure it matches your dress and your hairstyle. Of course, you don’t have to do the full hairdo, especially, if it’s going to be expensive, but just put it in a similar way, so you can get the full effect. That way, there won’t be any freak outs on the day about your makeup being wrong.
2. Puffy eyes
If you wake up with puffy, tired looking eyes on your wedding day (and let’s face it, you might have trouble getting to sleep the night before, if you’re nervous), put two metal teaspoons in the freezer for 2-5 minutes. Then apply them to your eyelids for a few minutes. It will improve the look of your eyes quickly.
3. Water resistant mascara
Your wedding day might get emotional and ruin your mascara. Even if you’re not usually the crying type, it’s better to be safe, than sorry.
4. Surprise pimples
If you wake up on the day of your wedding with a pimple, try not to freak out and don’t pop it! It might come back with a vengeance by the end of the day. First thing in the morning, hold some ice over the area for 30 seconds and then, apply some toothpaste to it. The longer you can leave it on, the better, but try for, at least, half an hour. This is the fastest way to improve the appearance of a pimple. Afterwards, concealer is your best friend.
5. Use a primer
Even if it’s not a usual part of your regiment, applying a primer before your foundation will ensure your skin is smooth and that your foundation will last the entire day.
6. Make sure your foundation matches your skin tone
While a good foundation match is always important, this is twice so on your wedding day, since you‘ll be spending a lot of time in natural lights and under the flash of cameras. Apply it with a good foundation brush and make sure to blend well into your neck too.
7. Apply blush
With all the heavy makeup you’ll be wearing, it’s important to make sure you still look fresh and you don’t look too washed out in your photos. Apply a subtle blush to your cheeks to make sure they still look pink, and blend, blend, blend!
8. Eye lashes matter
To really look your best in all your photos, the eyes are one of the most important things to think about. Curl your lashes with slightly heated eyelash curler, so the effect lasts all day and apply two generous coats of black mascara; or if you feel like it, go for falsies.
9. Beautiful eyelids
The second half to beautiful eyes is making sure your eyelids look amazing. Apply a white shadow over each eyelid to make them stand out more in photos. You can then apply the eyeshadow color of your choice in your crease, but it’s probably best to stick with browns for a more natural look on your big day.
10. Wedding day touch up emergency kit
As careful as you are with your makeup, something might become smudged throughout the day during all the chaos of getting ready, greeting your guests and eating and drinking. Make sure to bring an emergency kit with lipstick, powder brush, a tiny mirror, nail polish, bobby pins, toothpicks and while you’re at it, throw in some safety pins. You can never be too prepared!
Do you have some other bridal makeup tips to share?