Your wedding day is the most special day of your life. Your wedding day is one day where nothing short of perfection can come to pass. With all your long-awaited hopes, dreams, and fantasies coming to life, it is easy to get worked up over tiny details that might or might not materialise, to fuss over plans and venues, and what not. But looking your absolute best? That is one thing you need not worry about. Just follow these bridal makeup tips, and look breathtaking on your special day.
Base Makeup Tips
1. Cleansing The Face
In order to obtain a long-lasting look, you should start by cleansing your face well and then patting it dry to ensure that there are no traces of dirt or oil on the face.
2. Base Preparation Tips
Moisturize your face for a smooth appearance and an even skin tone. Amidst working extensively on the face alone, do not forget to moisturize using your fingertips by rubbing well in a circular and gentle motion. You could even use a tinted moisturizer.
3. Use Face Primer
Invest in a good face primer which will help keep your makeup in place for long. Without this, no matter how good a brand foundation you apply, it will not matter.
4. Use Primer For Eyes
These days you get to buy eyelid primers as well. While many neglect the importance of this, one must have this. These are like face primers, and these help your eye makeup to sit firmly and for a longer time on your eyelids. Invest in a good branded one for your wedding day.
Bridal Face Makeup Tips
5. Correct Foundation Shade
The bridal face makeup tips begin with the foundation shade. You should go out looking for the right foundation shade much before your wedding. If you pick a much lighter shade than your skin tone, then you will end up looking blotchy in your photos. On the other hand, you could end up looking very tanned and dark if you choose a darker shade. You should choose 2-3 shades of foundation to mix and match and combine to get a shade which is just one tone lighter than your skin tone.
6. Good Concealer
You should invest in a good concealer. A good concealer will help you cover your dark circles. It will also help you to cover any spots or blemishes on your skin.
7. Do Not Overdo Makeup
You can give a few trials of makeup and see what suits your skin tone or which colour will match the outfit you have chosen. However, do not overdo the makeup.
8. Apply Blush Properly
Blush should be applied lightly and not too much. Choose the colour of blush as it suits your face, be it pink or peach, it up to you totally
9. Choose Right Blusher
Blusher should be able to compliment your skin tone and not darken it. It should be in the right quantity.
10. Low Shimmer And Light Bronzer
If it is a night wedding, then go low on the bronzer and if it is a day time function then go light on the shimmer.
11. Fit In Makeup With Outfit
Your makeup should match properly with the outfit that you will be wearing. If you have selected something full of sequins and glittery or in bold colours, then you should keep your makeup light and vice versa.
12. Branded Makeup
Always invest in good branded makeup. Cheap makeup can make your skin look bad.
Invest in a costly compact which matches your skin tone. It should neither be too dark or too light. It is especially important for South Indian bridal makeup. Further, this helps to keep the foundation in place for longer hours.
14. Use Makeup Sponge For Foundation
If you want your makeup to last longer, all through the wedding, then you will have to invest in a makeup sponge for foundation application.
15. Use Clean Brushes
Do not use old brushes for your wedding makeup. Use clean brushes which are of good quality and brand.
16. Use Angled Brush For Gel Liners
If you like wearing gel liners or you want to wear them for your wedding day, you should invest in a good angled brush.
17. Keep Makeup Touch Up Ready
Buy a small makeup bag and keep your touch up cosmetics in that. In case required you can always touch up at the last minute too.
18. Blotting Paper Ready
Keep blotting papers ready to soak up any oil or excess makeup.
19. Green Concealer For Concealing Bluish Veins
Buy colour concealer. These are concealers which help you camouflage certain discolourations. You can buy a good green concealer. This colour can be applied to any bluish veins near the eyes. You can then apply your normal concealer.
Bridal Eye Makeup Tips
20. Use Highlighter For Eye Brows
Do not forget to buy a good eye shadow highlighter. It will make your eye makeup more prominent and accentuate your brow bones.
21. Good Mascara
Invest in good mascara which gives you thick lashes. Do not neglect the mascara part as it is an important part of eye makeup.
22. Fake Lashes
If you want to have thicker looking lashes, then you can always fake it. You should buy a good pair or two of fake lashes. One pair you can keep for your wedding day, and you can give application trial practices with the other pair so that you do not mess up using the fake lashes on your D day.
23. Curl Lashes And Make Them Fuller
Buy a branded eyelash curler. And it is especially best as reception bridal makeup tip.
24. Proper Eye Lining
Check what type of eye lining is proper for your eyes. Seek advice from a professional makeup expert.
Bridal Lip Makeup Tips
25. Mattify Your Lipstick
You can use compressed or loose powder on your lips to mattify it. If you are wearing shimmery eye shadow and bold shades for your eyes, then you may want to ditch the lip gloss or an oily finish lipstick. You can go for the matte effect by applying loose powder on your lipstick.
26. Use Lip Plumper
Use lip plumper for fuller lips. If you have thin lips, then invest in lip plumper which has molecules and ingredients to enhance the skin of your lips making it look swelled up to a certain extent. Invest in lip plumper if you have thin lips instead of buying lip gloss.
27. Use Skin Colour Lip Pencil
You can use a skin or flesh tone lip liner on the border of your lips to further make your natural lip line look beyond where it actually is. Apply liner outside this line.
28. Soothe Chapped Lips
If you get chapped lips, then use a good quality lip balm containing jojoba oil, almond oil, and Shea butter.
29. Right Lip Liner Shade
Choose the correct lip liner shade. Buy a well-branded lip liner in the shade darker than the lipstick that you have selected for your D day.
30. Proper Color Of Lipstick
Selection for the right lipstick shade for Indian skin is very important. You can wear light lipstick if your clothes are darker or bolder in colour. You can choose darker lipstick shades if your clothes are light in colour.
31. Use Lip Brush
Use a lip brush instead of direct lipstick application.
32. Moderation Is The Key
The main idea of a perfect bridal makeup look is to accentuate the best features, and at the same time, keep the overall look simple, yet gorgeous. As it is, Indian brides are loaded with jewelry and heavy dresses, hence it is best to keep the makeup natural.
33. Get Glowing Skin
Amongst all Indian bridal makeup tips, getting your skin to look healthy and glowing on the wedding day is very important. Simply taking care of it a week before the D-day will not suffice. Your skin needs time to take in nourishment and treatments. Overdoing the treatments may lead to further damage. Make time for yourself and indulge in the treatments two months or at least six weeks before the wedding day. Take regular pedicures and manicures. Also, go in for facials and skin treatments at least six weeks prior to the ceremony to give your skin time to work. Here is a detailed post on how to get glowing skin.
34. Exfoliate Your Skin
Exfoliate your skin to get rid of dead skin. But remember to exfoliate only twice or thrice a week. Over exfoliation may make your skin dry.
35. Protect Your Skin From Sun
Do not go out without a sunscreen and reapply every two to three hours to keep the skin damage free. This is a definite must in the list of bridal makeup tips.
38. Ward Off Stress Hormones
You need to relax and shun off all the stress. I know it’s difficult to practice but stress can take a toll on your skin, making it look worse.
Bridal Makeup Tips For Hair
39. Deep Condition Your Hair
Your hair is also an important part of the whole wedding look. To ensure your hair looks best throughout the wedding, go for a deep conditioning hair mask twice/ thrice in the month before the wedding. If you have dry hair, apply some homemade hair packs to make it glossy and healthy.
40. Use Good Hair Spray
Use good quality hair sprays so that your hair stays in place and doesn’t look frizzy.
Bridal Makeup Tips For Acne
41. Hide Your Blemishes
Do invest in a good concealer for the D-day. It will hide blemishes and spots, cover those under eye circles, and even out the discoloration.
42. Avoid Fried Food
Avoid fried foods and too many spices for a month before the wedding to avoid getting pimples at the last moment.
43. Blot Oily Areas
Keep some oil blotting paper handy on the day. Blot any oily areas to get rid of the shine. You don’t want to have a shiny forehead in the wedding pictures.
44. Take Care Of Acne
If you have oily skin that is prone to acne and pimples, look for a face cleanser with salicylic acid. It removes oil and keeps the skin oil-free for a longer time.
45. Take Care Of Last Minute Pimples
Spotted a pimple suddenly? Tensed how to hide it? Take some tea tree oil and apply it over the pimple as soon as possible. It will dry it up faster and make it less prominent on the wedding day.