10 Essential Bridal Makeup Tips
- Written By:Bobbi Brown
- Photography:Ben Ritter & Jon Paterson
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.