Whether you are doing your make up yourself or hiring someone else to do it, try to remember the that your make up should be an enhancement of what you normally wear, that you have to make sure you have a practice run before your big day, that you must use a water proof mascara, and that you want your make up to last all day.

bridal makeup

•    First step is applying concealer and foundation. You have to pay a lot of attention when choosing the color of the foundation, you should go for a match as near as your skin; you don’t want to look washed out. A yellow toned foundation will bring warmth in your face and it is advisable to use a bronzing powder to give you a bit of color.

 bridal makeup foundation

•    While applying make-up, blend it well. Make sure there are no visible lines. In case you are using translucent powder, for a long-lasting make-up, avoid patting too much as it will make your skin look dry and flaky.

bridal makeup foundation

•    If you decide you want to use some shine products, be very careful where you use them, because in photographs glow can be easily mistaken for sweat. If you are applying a highlighter, stick to brow bones, cheekbones and a dab in the middle of your lips.

bridal shiny makeup

•    Avoid bright and neon colors as they make your skin look ashy. The best bet for your makeup in the big day is to choose a neutral or true color.

neon bridal makeup

•    The season you are getting married is another thing that needs to be considered when planning your makeup. If your wedding is in the summer, avoid anything too shiny but stick to a colored lip-glass. You should also consider light formulas to prevent your makeup from melting in the sun. For a wedding in winter it is better to stick to a stronger look of your usual makeup. For a cold day, green concealer will counteract any redness that might appear on your nose.

winter bridal makeup

•    For your lips it is always best to use a foundation to make your lipstick last all day. Line your lips with your lip pencil, then fill in all your lips with the pencil. Finally on top of that apply your lipstick. Blot with a tissue and reapply your lipstick.

bridal lips makeup

•     Although foundation/concealer should be left to areas where you need it, you can also apply to your eyes to give your eye shadow a good base and something to cling on to.

•    You should have your eyebrows shaped professionally before the big day and enhance them with the same color eyebrows shade.

eyebrow bridal makeup

•    Dark navy mascara will make your eyes look bigger. Brown mascara can make your eyes look tired. If you want something out of the ordinary, you can always choose navy blue or green mascara.

bridal makeup mascara

•    A highlighter applied below your brow bone will lift your eyes. If you have small eyelids, apply a highlighter just in the center of the eyelid and a dark brown shade in the eyelid crease to make your eyes look more wide set blend the highlighter in the inner corner of your eyes.

Highlighter bridal makeup

•    If you’re applying false eyelashes, single eyelashes are the most natural looking.  An easy way to apply them is to apply one coat of mascara, let dry.  Apply a dot of glue on the tip of the lash and along the length. Then, take your tweezers, looking down, and place 2-3 single lashes on the outer 1/4 of the eye.  Let the glue dry, and then another coat of mascara to seal the lashes together. False eyelashes go a long way in making your eyes dramatic and the focus of the face.

makeup false eyelashe

•    For a natural flush apply a light natural pink shade onto the apples of your cheeks – don’t go to harsh, especially if you are drinking which can give you a natural flush look without the blush.

pink shade makeup

•    After a complete make up, dust a little face powder as it will help the makeup stay longer.

•    A badly chosen hair ornament will make you look like an un-cropped tree. Ask your hair stylist for a rehearsal before your wedding to make sure you do not look too festive. A very tight bun will result in stiff neck.

bridal makeup hairstyle

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