When it comes to bridal makeup, its all about enhancing your natural beauty, and making your best features pop! So before we get to the makeup, have a look at our previous post on how to prep your skin for your big day, beautiful makeup starts with beautiful skin.
First thing to ask yourself is, what is the weather going to be like? This is very important because if your day is on a hot summers day, by the time your ceremony is finished your face would have melted off and we don’t want that do we now. NO! So applying a oil control foundation primer such as Becca Mattfying Primer will allow your foundation to stay on longer.
Next thing is complexion, before you choose a foundation you should already know what you skin type is so you can get a foundation with the right formula for your skin type to achieve that flawless look, a favorite of ours is Nars Sheer Glow/Matte, its a sheer to full coverage. To set the foundation you want to use a translucent to hold that foundation so it wont move an inch! Ben Nye Banana Powder is a little paradise in a bottle, unlike other translucent powders that give you that white cast in photos.
The trick to getting a striking yet subtle eye look, less is more. Stick with neutrals and colours that compliment your eye colour. Stay away from a harsh black liner, as black liner tends to look very harsh in photos, especially if they are black and white. If you want to give your eyes a shape then use a brown black liner and smudge it slightly. We recommend the Mac X15 warm/cool Neutral Pallette as it has a wide range of neutral colours that will suit any style of makeup a bride could want.
As mentioned ealier about bridal makeup, less is definitely more and we couldn’t stress that anymore when it comes to your cheeks. A slight amount of blush is enough as I’m sure you will naturally be blushing anyway! To complete your look, apply nice nude lipstick that is very close to your natural lip colour, you can always change the lip colour to a sexy bold red lip as you get ready to get down on the dance floor! Be sure to choose a long lasting lip colour.
Round up lots and lots of images of your favorite makeup looks. Make a pinterest board. Or check out our pinterst make up boards. Then do trials so you can see which is best for you. You may love a certain look but it may not suit you! So do a couple of trails so you and your makeup artist can find the look for you.
Book your wedding trial for you and the bridal team at Esstudio, we will make your dream look a reality!