Bridal Season 2013 - Beauty Tips for Brides

beauty tips for brides

Wedding days are all about looking good and feeling good. Not only do you want to look your very best, but you also want the appearance to look as natural as possible even if it means spending hours in front of the mirror with 2-3 beauticians. A smiling face that looks fresh, radiant, and confident makes a picture that is hard to forget and life long to cherish! And this is only possible if your wedding day make-up brings out the best in you and makes you look as beautiful as you really are.

Getting Make-Up Done By A Professional

When getting your wedding day makeup done by a professional, you need to make sure that the makeup artist and you understand each other's requirements completely. A couple of practice sessions should solve this issue and help you learn some tricks and ways to enhance your looks as well!

One of the advantages of getting makeup done professionally is that you don't have to worry about anything going wrong at the last minute. Your professional makeup artist should know the latest trends in makeup as well as what sort of makeup will look best on your face. Which is why a trial session on the eve of your wedding with the makeup professional is highly recommended as this will ensure that both of you are prepared to achieve the most natural look on the wedding day!

Choosing To Do Make-Up By Yourself

For those of you who choose not to work with a professional, doing your own makeup would definitely require days of practice as well as experimentation with colors and makeup techniques. Visiting your local mall makeup counter to pick up some special tricks, tips, and special products would be most essential step in creating your own makeup look.

Basic Makeup Tips to Follow if You are Choosing to do Your Own Makeup

The best way by which you can achieve an unblemished and perfect look is to blend all the mentioned elements together and highlight all your features in such a manner that none overpowers the other. Here' are the tips on how this can be done:

To obtain an unblemished and a perfectly made up face, you need to have a perfectly matching foundation. The foundation you apply should be an exact or a very close match to your skin tone. The foundation needs to blend into your skin, easily, and give you an even and clean surface to work on. Before you buy a foundation, check it under natural light only because artificial lights can deceive you into buying a foundation which doesn't match your skin tone at all!

Next important thing is to pick a foundation that is specially formulated for your skin type. A dry skin type will require a foundation that also works as a moisturizer, while a oily skin type will require an oil-free matte foundation that captures the level of oil secretion to keep you looking fresh and shine-free for longer.

As a bride, picking up a concealer can be a good idea because you probably won't get much shut-eye on the eve of your marriage ceremony. Mix a little concealer with your foundation to ensure it blends smoothly and evenly in your skin. Face powder is a great product to get rid of extra shine and should be used sparingly and only when required. So keep your powder box at hand, if possible, through the ceremony day. Remember to use it just before you get your pictures.

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Best colors for eyes include muted and neutral colors that compliment the color of your dress, accessories, and lip color. Open up your eyes and make them look bigger by using a white or light colored eye shadow on the inside edges. Don't use too much glitter, though a light shimmer along your cheekbones can enhance your appearance. Finish up the eye makeup with a dash of waterproof eye liner and waterproof mascara. You can also use false eyelashes if you want to.

Lip color forms an important part of your overall makeup look. Use a lipstick shade that is slightly brighter than the color you usually wear so that it shows up nicely in your photos. Practice wearing the lipstick a few times before the wedding day to get comfortable. A touch of gloss and make your lips look fuller and enhance your lipstick color as well. Keep your lipstick on for longer by apply a matching lip liner all over your lips just before you apply the lip color.

Finally, get your hair done before you get the makeup as this will help you apply the make up better and make you look a million dollars on one of the best days of your life!!

Related posts in the Bridal Series 2013:
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Now it's YOUR turn: If you are a bride-to-be, will you doing your own makeup? Or will you be using a professional makeup artist?  Do you have any tips to add to this post?  Let us know in the comments! 

photo credits: © Phil Date | Dreamstime Stock Photos


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