The Key to Great Bridal Makeup
In my job as a makeup artist and personal stylist, I come across many brides-to-be who have never worn or have worn very little makeup, so they tend to approach the process apprehensively. Before I go any further let me state this, "every bride should wear makeup!" Read Wedding Day Beauty.
My Bridal Makeup Tips
- During your trial it is best to wear a white top to get a feel of how the colors will look - colored tops will change the look of the makeup colors or palette.
- Your hair and makeup should not compete with the dress but complement it.
- Makeup should be appropriate for the time of day - daytime calls for a more softer look while night calls for something a little stronger.
- Make sure you have the same lip color to touch up lips (to solve this problem I usually gift my brides the lip color used).
My Bridal Makeup Buddies
Primer is my first good old buddy, it prepares the skin to receive the makeup by filling pores and fine lines leaving the skin smooth for makeup to glide on effortlessly, as well as helps makeup to last longer. I have several in my kit: MAC Prep + Prime, NYC Smooth Skin Perfecting Primer, and Black Radiance Complexion Perfection
Weddings means tears, so I always make sure to use waterproof mascara for my brides. My favorite is the Maybelline New York Great Lash.
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