How To Do Your Own Bridal Makeup

How To Do Your Own Bridal Makeup
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. While getting your makeup done professionally is an option, there are definite advantages to doing it yourself. Not only will you save money, but you might feel more comfortable doing your own makeup. If you’re not sure where to start, here’s our guide on how to do bridal makeup…

How To Achieve Barely-There Beauty

Tapping into a minimal makeup look will allow your natural radiance and happiness to shine through on the day, and it’s super easy to achieve. First and foremost, you need a base that provides adequate coverage but doesn’t mask your skin.

Choosing a tinted moisturiser or foundation for your special day can be challenging as it needs to tick off certain criteria. Think about longevity, are you planning a sweet 2-hour wedding or a long-into-the-night party? If it’s the latter, a long wearing base which is kind to skin is essential.

It’s also important to choose a foundation without SPF, as sun protection can cause flashback in photographs. Laura Mercier Silk Crème – Moisturizing Photo Edition Foundation, £22.80 is perfect for weddings as it doesn’t have an SPF, is oil-free and has a long-lasting, glow-enhancing formula. We also like Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation, £75.00, it keeps skin looking perfect for hours. For a lighter touch, Becca Light Shifter Dewing Tint, N/A helps to blur imperfections and adds a subtle radiance to skin.

After applying your base, turn to in Pretty Blushed Beauty. Use the 4-Face Bronze powder to lightly sculpt underneath cheekbones, before highlighting tops of cheekbones, centre of the nose and brow line with 5-Face Highlight. Add a touch of colour to the apples of the cheeks with 6-Cheek Pop. Next, brush up brows with the Hourglass Arch Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel, £27.00, which coats brows in colour and leaves them looking thicker and fuller. Finish with a light layer of IT Cosmetics Tightline Mascara Waterproof, £22.00 and a touch of Charlotte Tilbury Hyaluronic Happikiss, £26.00 for a lightly stained, hydrated pout. We’re convinced the latter is permanent as the colour lasts forever.

How To Create A Subtle Smoky Eye

Smoky eyes are a perennial makeup look but make it less Hollywood starlet and more bridal by swapping out deep blacks and silver greys for bronze, brown shades. Begin with another flash-photography-friendly base with buildable coverage, such as Nars Sheer Glow Foundation, £35.00, which feels lightweight and provides a soft matte finish with a hint of glow. Go over any problem areas with a little By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Concealer, £36.00, before dabbing on a soft liquid blush, such as Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush, £24.00.

Now onto the main feature: the eyes. in Glowing Beauty contains three eye shades that are perfect for this look. Begin by brushing 1-Eye Brighten all over the eyelid and browbone to open up the eyes, next, brush 2-Eye Enhance with its shimmering bronze pigments across the eyelid, creating a cat-like shape. Finally, blend 3-Eye Smoke – a warm brown-mauve shade, into the crease to create depth. Finish with glossy black liner and lashings of mascara.

How To Go Bold With Your Lips

Fancy something a little bolder? This look is for brave brides who want to make an impact. The prominent feature here is your lips, so keep everything else on the face low-key. Kevyn Aucoin Stripped Nude Skin Tint, £36.00 provides a flawless, natural base, while Chantecaille Cheek Gelée, £41.00 is great for adding a subtle hint of colour to the cheeks. Add a little RMS Beauty Luminizer, £36.00 to the tops of cheekbones and on the brow bones to catch the light, then powder the T-zone and any areas of excess shine with a loose powder.

A red lip is a classic makeup choice that will never date, so in many ways is ideal for your wedding day. Every skin tone has a red that suits them; paler skin tones tend to suit orange-toned shades while those with olive and darker skin tones suit a classic, blue-toned red. We recommend trying , a true deep red that seems to suit everyone. If you want a truly matte finish then look no further than Shiseido Modern Matte Powder Lipstick, £26.00 in 514 Hyper Red, or for a super high shine gloss try By Terry Lip-Expert Shine, £29.00 in 15 Red Shot.

Posted: Wednesday, 05 May 2021