10 Essential Bridal Makeup Tips
- Written By:Bobbi Brown
- Photography:Ben Ritter & Jon Paterson
Every bride should love how she looks in photos ten years from now.
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.
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.
Use a soft, matte shadow that matches your brow color to fill in and define brows.
Use a mascara that is waterproof — it will last longer and withstand tears. Water-resistant liner will also help!
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.