If makeup is a skill, then bridal makeup is an art, and acing it does NOT come easy. Most people think that it’s child’s play: you put on some layers of foundation, mix it up with a blender, add in some blush, eyeliner, and there you go- stunning brides-to-be, ready to shine at their wedding.
But that’s not how it is. Even a simple day makeup requires a lot of hard work, and for a bride, it’s a different ball game altogether.
Knowing the perfect shade, the tinge that blends with your natural lip color is very important. So yes, today, in this article, we are going to give a lot of attention to the bride reading this article.
Don’t you worry girl, we have got the right tips and tricks from the very best bridal makeup artists that will address your doubts and woes right before your wedding day!
If you wish, you can even share them with the artist doing your makeup. She will understand and even comply.
I did the same on my wedding day. I had booked a bridal makeup artist, but just to be sure about what I needed, I went through some of the top tips and tricks shared by the best artists online.
Honestly, it was really engaging. I had no idea before that you can actually use a hair clip to get the best-winged eyeliner style. But that’s for later.
So, what I did was that I let my makeup artist read through these tips and she was glad I shared them with her, and she helped me nail my look on my big day.
Waterproofing is a must (You Know Why)
Attention, ALL the brides-to-be! Always make sure that your eye makeup is completely waterproof. Going for a light natural makeup can cause a disaster at the end ceremony of your wedding.
Do I even have to remind you why? Every bride cries at the end of it- no one likes bidding goodbye to their family. But do your woes end right there?
No, they don’t.
I have seen several brides-to-be going for a thin mascara that does not last long, and when in contact with tears, it melts like tar, and your look is going to be riveting for all the wrong reasons.
So, dear and hopeful brides-to-be reading this article, my advice will be to go for waterproof eyeliner and mascara. In case you don’t like how heavy it feels, you can go for one coat of normal mascara or eyeliner, and later put a thin coat of waterproof makeup on it.
Choosing the right color
In case you are having a daytime wedding, you are going to be exposed to a lot of natural light.
Going for a dark shade of eyeliner like black and brown won’t give you the light natural look that you will be looking for. Instead, go for a navy, charcoal, mahogany, or magenta color.
Highlighting the Brow Bones
If you are blessed with the perfect brows, well, congratulations (and thanks for making me jealous).
But for those who don’t- you can nail the look by highlighting the bone below your brows with a color that is a little lighter than the foundation shade you have used, such as vanilla, or peach shade.
Avoiding those red eyes
Right before the wedding, most brides-to-be face the unwanted problem of getting red eyes because of the makeup or if the day is too tiring.
Some of the bridal makeup artists say that it is unavoidable, but you can reduce the impact by using some prescribed eye drops. It will relax your eyes and give them the necessary cooling effect.
Bid Adieu to Pimples
Taking stress is not a good idea, that too right before your wedding. So remember all the beautiful brides-to-be, relax and take a chill pill, else you know what happens when you take the stress.
But in case you do, and you go through a sudden phase of pimple attack, please keep your hands away from it, and DO NOT touch it. It will heal itself.
Now, some may ask, “What if it happens right on the wedding day? Are us brides-to-be supposed to just ignore it, wing it and carry on like it’s nothing? Are you in your senses?!” Well, our bridal makeup artists also have a solution to that.
Consult a dermatologist as soon as you can. She will give you a shot of cortisone, which will make your pimple go immediately.
Blending and making it even
Last, but not the least, here’s a rather important advice: Brides-to-be all over the world! If you want to stand out on your big day, remember just one thing: BLEND IT (if you don’t want to somehow blend into the wedding venue and let a guest, or worse, a bridesmaid grab all the attention).
You need to make your makeup look the best for cameras as well, and that can be done only if you have used a proper blender and blended your makeup in the perfect proportion across your eyes.
Blending the makeup well across the eyes will further help not to cause the makeup to look cakey, along with hiding the wrinkly lines entirely.
Also, make sure that your face color matches your neck and chest color. It is not a good idea to have a lighter shade on the face and a darker shade on the neck and chest. Even it out!
So, there goes my list on the top suggested tips and tricks for brides-to-be by the best bridal makeup artists. They truly work, and I have tried each of them at my wedding. Happy Marriage, brides-to-be!
All is sorted now, except maybe one thing: Are you still not sure about the perfect hairstyle on your big day? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!
Head over to this section for what I’ll call a checklist that’ll make sure that you attain legendary status as ‘The bride of all brides’.
Go on now, dazzle the world!
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