Updated: Jul 8, 2022
Not every bride desires to have her face painted on by a makeup professional. Nobody is more familiar with your face's contours, skin texture, or how makeup tends to adhere to your face than you are. In light of this, it's understandable that you would want to control how you appear on your special day.
Doing your own makeup simply requires careful planning and some practice
to ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible on the big day, as with anything
Bridal-related. For expert advice on DIY Bridal makeup, scroll down to the bottom of
Consider the following eight professional makeup recommendations.
Run a test.
On the day of the event, select moisturizing, illuminating skincare products that are
lightweight and won't leave your skin too slippery so that your makeup won't adhere,
advises Porcia. For that sought lit-from-within glow, dab a little Hourglass Vanish Flash
Highlighting Stick just on the cheeks and temples. Avoid adding shine to the T-zone,
forehead's center, and cheeks since they will appear too glossy in flash photography.
Do two or three runs through instead of just one.
Trends come and go, but the photos from your wedding day will be with
you always. Stay away from trends and put your effort into looking the greatest version
of yourself, unless it's completely against your personality. With basic Bridal Makeup, your goal should be to highlight your best qualities.
Adopt the Proper SPF
SPF can have an impact on how photos turn out, but it's a requirement if you're being
married on the beach or in the height of summer, says Porcia. Try out a couple of
different sunscreens in the weeks before your big day to avoid
choosing one that will leave a white cast in your photographs.
Think About the Weather
You probably planned your outfit based on the weather, whether it be a dress or a suit.
In deciding how much makeup to wear and what kind, you should also
take the weather into account. You won't be able to wear as much makeup if the
ceremony is lengthy and outside in the middle of the summer since it will melt off faster
than if it were indoors during the winter. In either case, keep a primer and setting powder nearby.
Compliment Your Complexion
Make sure to carefully blend your bronzer and match your face, neck, and shoulders.
Use a foundation that compliments your tanned skin if you're going to wear a spray tan
on your special day, Porcia suggests. Also, make sure you've tried the spray tan before.
Assess Your Skin
Don't automatically assume that makeup can hide any flaws. Approach this procedure
as if you don't plan to wear foundation at all. Set up your skincare regimen months
before your wedding day and stick with it. A mask now and then is acceptable,
but the canvas must be constant if you want your Bridal Makeup application to be uniform.
Moisturizer that will control excessive shine on your big day is necessary. "To reduce shine all day, use a moisturizer with a matte finish." The $30 Embryolisse Hydra Mat Emulsion is suggested. "It's light, non-greasy composition hydrates your skin and keeps you looking flawless all day.
Consider Color Correcting
Porcia advises "neutralizing any uneven color on the eyelids." "To brighten, use a color
corrector or concealer that is a touch lighter. In addition to serving as a Bridal Eye
Makeup, your eye base should make your eyeshadow waterproof and more durable.
For fair skin, a white shade should be used, bone for medium skin, banana or taupe for
dark skin. The goal is to neutralize and brighten your eyelids, although it takes some
trial and error. For this, we're major fans of MAC's Pro Longwear Paint Pots.
Remember Eyebrows Are A Game Changer
"It depends on choice, but at Beat & Blade, we advise using either gel or pencil to fill in
your Bridal Eye Makeup. A pencil may provide depth and shade for a more groomed
brow look, while a colored gel will aid in shaping and grooming "Porcia says. Go with
what you think will look good and age well when it comes to how filled-in your eyebrows
should be. Ultimately, it is highly recommended that you have your brows perfected months before your wedding day by getting Microblading or Ombre Powder Brows by Beat & Blade to prevent any smudging or brow pencil mishaps.