If you have good make-up skills and want to save on a few items for the wedding, there’s nothing stopping us from doing our own make-up for our big day. Just choose the right products and techniques to make our make-up last all day.

Bridal makeup: what not to do and what not to do

Before you start planning your bridal makeup, there are a few rules to follow to prevent it from turning into a complete disaster:

  • Stay true to yourself – don’t try to exaggerate, follow your style, your physical characteristics, without overdo it. Only in this way will you do justice to your face on your big day
  • Don’t improvise – do more rehearsal of the trick than you are going to do. As far as you know your face, the anxiety of the big day could play tricks on you if you are not properly prepared
  • Choose the right products – do not neglect any aspect of your make-up and adapt each product to your type of skin, without forgetting that the make-up should last all day

Bridal makeup: the importance of the right skincare routine

For a perfect bridal makeup, it is important to pay even more attention to your skincare routine, to start from an excellent foundation and not have to resort to unnecessary corrections. Do not reduce yourself to the last but start at least six months before the date to carry out a correct routine, whether your skin is dry , mixed or oily .

Here are some steps not to forget for the big day:

  • two days before perform exfoliation , following the most suitable method your skin type and the season you are in;
  • the night before the wedding apply your favorite moisturizing mask and eye patches to give a new glow to the eye contour
  • not forget to prepare your lips properly, there must be no cuticles under the lipstick!

The importance of the right primers for bridal makeup

The first step to make sure the make-up lasts for the whole big day is to apply a primer suitable for your skin type. If you have combination / oily skin with evident pores, you can opt for a mattifying or blurring effect primer, to reduce the size of the pores and optically refine the texture of your skin while if you have dry skin, you can choose a primer illuminating , which hydrates your skin even better and leaves it radiant and even. In both cases you can use a primer filler and smoothing, to make the skin even and relaxed.

In case of obvious discoloration on the face, you can apply a colored primer depending on the blemish you want to correct: green in case of acne and persistent redness; purple for a skin with a yellow and dull complexion while peach to illuminate the dull complexions turning to gray.

The primer should not be applied only on the face: do not forget to use an eye primer, to prolong the life of the eyeshadows and make the colors adhere better to the eyelid. To help reduce expression lines, you can use a filler effect primer for the eye contour area and finally, to make your lipstick last longer, also apply a specific primer for the lips.

Bridal makeup: choose the right foundation for your skin type (and fix it correctly)

The choice of foundation is very important, and determines the success of a good make-up. Make sure you choose the right color, it must blend with your complexion without creating a gap between the neck and the face, and of the right formula, which respects your skin type and your style.

If you have drier skin, look for a more moisturizing formula while in the case of combination and oily skin you can opt for more matte and long-lasting foundation.

Depending on the coverage you want, you can also use different application methods. It is important to apply the foundation on all exposed areas, be it the ears if you have severe discoloration and have opted for a crop or the décolleté if your dress is low-cut.

After applying the concealer, do not forget to fix your base with the powder: a minimum amount is enough to fix your make-up and prevent it from migrating on the face during the course of the day. Even if you have dry skin, the powder is an important step: prefer a baked powder , more moisturizing than a normal pressed powder, or a loose powder, lighter and modular.

Bridal makeup: how to choose the right blush, bronzer and highlighter

To complete the face base, there are still three steps left: blush, bronzer and highlighter . For a natural effect, it is always better to choose an earth with a cold undertone, which will sculpt the volumes of the face without artifying it. A brighter bronzer can be applied on top to warm up the complexion, without overdoing it!

Depending on the undertone and makeup, we will choose the right blush : colder or warmer depending on the undertone makeup, opaque or slightly luminous depending on our preferences. Be careful with bright blushes, which do not have glitter inside but a delicate pearl.

For a natural light effect, opt for luminous products that will replace the highlighter, which often tends to capture attention in photos and does not make the makeup stand out. If you really can’t give up the highlighter step, apply a liquid or stick formula and dab a small amount on the tip of the cheekbone carefully. In this way you will give a naturally luminous finish to the face, without risking to bring the attention of the photographic lights only to your excessively bright points!

Bridal makeup: eye makeup looks to be inspired by

Now it’s time to think about eye make-up ! You can choose your make-up according to your personality and needs: if you are used to smokey-eye and particularly charged eye looks, you can create a softer version; if, on the other hand, you are not used to wearing a lot of make-up on the eyes, you can opt for a bright eyeshadow on the eyelid, a nude eyeshadow in the crease and a pencil slightly faded outwards.

How to choose the right shades? Enhance your eyes and the colors of your complexion.

Bridal makeup for blue eyes

Do you have blue eyes and want to enhance them with the right makeup for your big day? You can follow the complementary color wheel and apply warm colors like burnt orange, peach or bronze but always balance in a makeup that respects your personality and the theme of the day. The perfect palette for this purpose is the Rust Palette , composed of nine eyeshadows with warm and wearable shades, perfect for adapt to even the most formal occasions.

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If, on the other hand, you love colder shades, blue eyes can stand out when framed by pink tones, outlined by a border made with a pencil or black eyeliner to further define your eye, without weighing it down.

Bridal makeup for green eyes

Green eyes shine when combined with cold and elegant shades such as mauves, which give a sophisticated lookicato that is well suited to the wedding day. Infinite eye makeup combinations for green eyes can be recreated with the Mauve Palette , a cool-toned palette that includes shades of pink, mauve and even burgundy, for brides who are not afraid to dare.

The warm shades that best suit green eyes, on the other hand, are found in hazelnut browns and shades of gold, perfect for all those brides who want to stay on nude shades without renouncing to enhance their colors. You can also prefer an intense brown pencil instead of a black pencil, to give depth to the look without overwhelming it.

Bridal makeup for brown and black eyes

It seems harder to make dark eyes stand out when trying to achieve a bright and ethereal effect, but that’s not the case at all! Dark eyes can be accompanied by cold and elegant shades such as mauves and more intense pinks but also by warm shades and shades of brown.

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Care must be taken not to apply colors that are neither too dark nor too light, so as not to lose them on the eye and carefully outline the lash line with a pencil or a black eyeliner. If you are undecided whether to apply a colder or warmer color on the mobile eyelid, pay attention if there are colder or warmer streaks in your eyes: in the first case you can opt for a light eye shadow with pink pearlescence or a shade of light gold. cold, in the second case a champagne eyeshadow is perfect.

Bridal makeup: don’t forget your false lashes!

It’s not enough to apply mascara to perfection when making makeup for an important day, false eyelashes are essential. There are several models on the market that are perfect for all eye types and needs:

  • if you don’t like false eyelashes or you are not used to wearing them, better opt for tufted false eyelashes or tails which will be more delicate, visible but not annoying for your inattentive eye
  • if you want to optically lengthen your eye, opt for lashes that have a stronger end and a shorter initial part. A lifting effect is also guaranteed!
  • if you don’t have many lashes and want to have more volume, opt for a pair of volumizing false lashes, which thanks to their texture will recreate the natural effect of the hair and will give you a more intense intense look

Bridal makeup: the perfect lipsticks for your big day

Now that you have prepared your skin, chosen the products for the base, for the eye makeup, it is time to decide which lipstick to apply for your big day. Choose it according to your complexion and combine it with eye makeup and your personal tastes.

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If you have a diaphanous or very light complexion, and your eye makeup is characterized by cold shades, you can opt for Retenu (23) or Reserve (24), while combined with shades warmer are perfect Nue (02) and Libre (04).

If you have a medium complexion, you can choose between more rosy shades such as Insodable (07) and Cryptique (09), or between nudes with warm undertones such as Secret (05) and < em> Visionnaire (01). For darker complexions Charmant (21), Mervilleux (19) and Tetue (12) are allies not to be underestimated.

If you love to dare and prefer a bright lipstick for your big day, you can wear the beautiful fuchsia Fantastique (29) or a neutral red like Fervent (16).

In any case, define the lips with a pencil of the same color (or a slightly darker color to obtain a more three-dimensional effect and volumized ), which will help you extend the life of your lipstick.

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