As the big day slowly approaches, there are plenty of things to do and take care of. Hopefully, you already have your dress ready and the venue booked. However, you shouldn’t forget the essential part of every bridal look – makeup. Makeup deserves the same attention as your hairstyle for your wedding day. You naturally want to look your best, so it’s very important that your wedding rehearsals also include your makeup trials.
This is especially true for those brides that want to do their makeup themselves, but even if you want to hire a makeup artist, you still need to see whether the makeup suits you or not. With the following tips, your wedding makeup will look absolutely amazing both in real life and in the photos, so keep on reading to find out more.
Try out your look
As mentioned, it’s absolutely necessary to try your bridal makeup looks well before the big day. It would be best to do a wear and look test 3 weeks to a month before the wedding. This is especially important if you’re planning to use completely new products on your skin. Basically, try your favorite makeup looks and keep the makeup on for a whole day. Wear a white shirt as you’re testing the look. This will clearly show how your makeup will match your wedding dress.
Skin is more important than makeup
Great quality makeup is essential for this important occasion. However, not even the most luxurious foundation will look good if your skin is not prepped properly. Therefore, you need to create an adequate beauty ritual that will keep your skin hydrated and soft. It’s not enough to apply the moisturizer just before you apply your makeup. You need to put some effort into taking care of your skin properly. Use products that suit your skin type the best and follow a specific beauty routine in the morning and in the evening.
Choose your liquid products wisely
It’s better to use liquid primers, foundations, and concealers for your wedding makeup compared to cream products. These products are the base of every makeup look and opting for a liquid form will look more natural. Use primers that will make your face smoother and help your makeup last longer. When it comes to foundation, it’s entirely up to you. Of course, it’s essential that you choose one that’s suitable for your skin type, but the amount of coverage is a personal choice. The most important thing about foundations is to avoid those that contain an SPF in them. This can create a white cast on your wedding photos. You can avoid cakeyness if you choose a medium-coverage foundation and use a lightweight yet good coverage concealer. Conceal only problematic spots on your face with a concealer that matches your skin tone, but opt for one that’s a shade lighter for your under-eye area.
Pops of color
When it comes to other makeup products, it would be best to avoid cream blushes and eye shadows since these can fade during the day. Moreover, there’s an unwritten rule for bridal makeup that says that you should avoid heavy contour and bronzer. Blush is the most important face product after the foundation. Use soft pink or peach blushes depending on your undertone. Also, don’t go too dark on the eyes. The best eye shadow colors are pinks, creams, taupes and light browns. Use a matte shade in the crease and a metallic one on your lids. Feel free to use a long-lasting lipstick that feels comfortable on your lips and matches your blush.
Waterproof mascara, as well as tight lining your eyes, is the best solution for wedding makeup. Don’t forget to fill out your eyebrows as naturally as possible as well. If you want to look absolutely stunning on your wedding photos, use a subtle highlight on your brow bones and cheekbones. Finally, set your face with a translucent powder. However, make sure that the powder is not too white. Not even the experts in wedding photography from Sydney can make the white cast go away completely if you go overboard with your setting powder. This is why it would be best to take some photos yourself in natural light when you test your wedding makeup looks.
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Try to keep your bridal makeup as natural as possible. This doesn’t mean that you have to avoid bright colors but that you should strive for a “skin feel” of your overall look. Flat matte or over the top dewy makeup looks don’t look all that well on photographs.