10 Essential Bridal Makeup Tips

  • Written By:Bobbi Brown
  • Photography:Ben Ritter & Jon Paterson
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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.

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.

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Photo by Henry Leutwyler

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.

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Photo by Henry Leutwyler

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!

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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.

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