Bridal makeup on your wedding day is an important, if not THE most important aspect any bride-to-be. Every bride wants to look her best; radiant and beautiful, with flawless makeup. We have listed some important points to consider when thinking about your bridal look, or when you are consulting with your makeup artist. Even if you are doing your own bridal makeup, some tips can be useful to keep in mind.
1. Use water resistant cosmetics! There is bound to be tears of joy on your wedding day, and it is crucial to use water resistant eye liner and mascara to prevent looking like a mess or a racoon! Personally we adore MAC's Fluidline. It is gel-like, and wears well. The downside is that you'll need a small brush for the application. Another popular choice for gel-like eyeliner, is Bobbi Brown's Long Wear gel eyeliner.
If gel is not your thing, Dior has a wide collection of eyeliner pens which you can consider. To combat oily lids, then you have to try Lancôme Artliner 24H Bold Color Precision Eyeliner!
As for mascara, we fancy Eyeko - their Black Magic Mascara, is not only water resistant, but contains pampering conditioning ingredients such as shea butter and keratin to care for the lashes. Also paraben-free! What a treat.
2. For an excellent primer and foundation, we swear by Estee Lauder!
There is a procedure when it comes to applying foundation. This tip might benefit brides who wish to do their own make-up. And it does not even apply to your wedding day, this method can be used for everyday makeup too!
A little goes a long way for primers. And to achieve a light coverage, start in the centre of your face and work your way out. You can use your fingers or a sponge, and wait a few minutes before applying foundation.
The pros of using primer before foundation is that firstly, it seals up pores, minimising the coarse look of enlarged pores, giving your skin a refined look. This is a contrast with solely using liquid foundation, which will make pores super visible.
Also, very importantly, the primer helps your makeup stays on longer! So there is no worry about touching up on your wedding day.
All the stress of wedding planning might create a sudden case of redness and that is the last thing we want on your wedding day. Using a primer can help reduce redness on the skin, it is a saving grace.
3. Everyone has heard of using highlighter on their brow bones. What this does is creating an eye-lift effect. One important point is not to use a highlighter with too much glitter. Subtle is key when it comes to highlighting.
For brides who want to create a narrower / thinner nose, dabbling a highlighter and running it down the bridge to the tip of the nose is a useful trick.
Using a white or cream highlighter is best, although we have had feedbacks of ladies who prefer pink tone highlighters. Well, anything goes, as long as it is not too sparkly!