Your wedding day is one of the most photographed days in your life. You want everything to go perfectly on your big day, from seating arrangements to music to catering and decor. Some aspects of wedding planning, such as your bridal makeup, can be unexpectedly put on hold. Let’s remember your bridal beauty look, even if for a short time.
You want to avoid making mistakes with makeup (pictures are immortal, right?). We’ve tapped the most skilled experts in beauty to help with all aspects of wedding makeup.
Take Your Wedding Season into Consideration
According to celebrity makeup artist Amber Dreadon, “A bride should tailor her foundation selection to the elements that she will be wearing for her wedding.” You want something that doesn’t dry out or look flat in winter, but not too shiny in summer. Opt for something that can be worn from morning to night if your wedding is taking place.
“For summer brides I would suggest prepping your skin with an anti-shine water-resistant primer such as Becca’s EverMatte Poreless Prime Perfector,” says makeup artist Chantal. For fall and winter weddings, I recommend a foundation with greater coverage like La Mer’s Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation.
Perfect arc eyebrows with an eyebrow pencil
Have you ever been in a situation where you’re about to brow-stitch but then things turn in the other direction? Don’t panic if it gets chaotic. You can use the spoolie to smoothen out any remaining hairs. Start by starting with the thinner end of the pencil tip. Now outline the outer corner of your brows. Sketching hair strokes will help intensify hair growth. Apply concealer to the eyebrows at the top and bottom. This will remove any excess lines and lift the eyebrows. To make the brow bone look elegant and sensual, you can also apply a highlighter.
A heated curler can make curled lashes look great An eyelash curler is a common tool for curling lashes. What happens when your eyelash curler isn’t working as it should? Heating your eyelash curler is a quick and easy makeup trick. This is one of those makeup tricks that seems extreme but can be very useful. The eyelash curler can also be used in the same manner as a curling tool. Before curling your lashes, heat the eyelash curler. Be careful when curling your lashes. Allow the eyelash curler to cool down a little so you don’t burn your eyes. Then, follow the same steps and you’re good to go.
2-in-1 Cheek and Lip Color
High-end makeup products are often very costly. A lip-cheek color is a great way to save money and get the 2-in-1 benefits of a single product. This makeup tip and trick use a lipstick color as a blush. To achieve a blush-like effect, use your lip crayon to lightly apply the color to the cheeks. Blend it with the best tool we all have: our fingers. This will give you a natural look.
You are no longer in search of gel eyeliner – DIY
I’ve been there. I need to use gel eyeliner, but my luck forbids me from buying one. These makeup tricks and tips are extremely useful as it is now possible to make your own gel eyeliner. You only need to have Vaseline, petroleum jelly, aloe gel, and black eyeshadow. Put half a teaspoon of petroleum jelly and aloe vera Gel in a container. Mix both ingredients together. To avoid lumps, rub the baked eyeshadow with a brush. Mix it all together and use an angular brush to apply it.
Make sure you choose a lipstick or balm that you feel comfortable in
“The lips are very important,” states Smith & Cult Beauty Ambassador Elena Miglino. “I always advise my brides that they spend time at the makeup counter to try all possible shades.
She says, “I love natural lips.” You want something that lasts all day like Smith & Cult’s The Tainted lip stained flatter. I love “Kissing Tiny Flowers.” It’s the perfect natural color for lips, not too dark or too light. Smith & Cult The Shining Lip Lacquer is available in the color “Now Kith” if you want to make it more intense.
Drink lots of water before the big day
This beauty tip can be used all year, but it is even more crucial as the wedding day nears. Miglino states that hydrated skin is the best for makeup application. According to the National Academies for Science, Engineering, and Medicine, women should drink at least 91 ounces per day, or between 11 and 12 8 oz. glasses.
Get a Makeup Test
“Most freelance makeup artists offer a bridal trial apart from the actual wedding day,” states Tabby casto. It is vital to have a trial. The trial is important for both the makeup artist as well as you. You will feel confident and happy knowing that you have the option to try out different looks on your big day.
Use waterproof products
Miglino states, “Waterproof everything!” If you get teary, keep a beauty blender handy to wipe it off. This will allow the product to be pressed into the skin, rather than leaving streaks or wiping them away. It doesn’t have to be expensive. L’Oreal’s Voluminous Lash Paradise mascara is a drug-store-friendly formula (and a former Brides Beauty Awards winner) that protects against raccoon eyes.
Balance your look
“If you want a smokey look, use light skin makeup and a natural lip color,” advises Min Ma, an NYC-based makeup artist. Lighten your skin makeup if you want bold lips. A matte lipstick is my favorite because it lasts longer and is easier to maintain. Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution Lipstick is available in Pillow Talk.
Keep a few products on-hand throughout the day
Lewis says, “I always leave my bride without her lipstick or blotting paper.” Keep a stash of translucent powder and blotting paper for shine.
Dreadon says that you should always have lots of pressed papers, such as a compact with pressed powder and lipstick/lipgloss.
You Need to Make Your Foundation a Perfect Match
Miglino states that foundation should match your skin tone or your neck tone. “You will be photographed continuously that day, so it is important to match your neck and face.
Before you apply self-tan, moisturize with moisturizing lotion
St. Tropez celebrity tanner Sophie Evans says, “Your secret weapon for applying self-tanner” Apply the product on the problem areas before applying (e.g. elbows, knees, and feet).
Do not moisturize your entire body as it can dilute the self-tan. To make the tan look natural, we use a moisturizer around the wrist, the back of our heel, and around our hairline. We blend and fade for perfection.
Use a teeth-whitening product
Miglino states, “A smile is what you’ll wear that day.” Depending on which product you choose, teeth whitening should be started at least three months prior to the big day.