Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Bridal Makeup 101

The most important thing I can say about bridal makeup is PRIMER PRIMER PRIMER. Prime everything: face, eyelids, lips, lashes. You name it, prime it.  Your makeup needs to be applied in layers to create the perfect, long lasting bridal look.  It is also very important to curl lashes and wear a waterproof mascara. Many brides are emotional on their big day, and one wouldn't want to have mascara running down her face on one of the most important days of her life. As you can see in the below picture, I used soft colors to create an angelic look. This is classic bridal makeup for a traditional American wedding. All weddings are different, and not all require quite this much makeup. However, regardless of the type of wedding you have, you still want to make sure:
  • Your makeup will look good in photos (do not use too much SPF-doesn't work with flash photos)
  • Your makeup lasts all day (PRIMER, and waterproof mascara)
  • Your makeup is not too overly trendy (Save the wild colors for the club)
  • You feel comfortable
  • You still look like yourself-If you typically don't wear a lot of makeup, that doesn't mean you have to at your wedding
While some makeup artists feel that no wedding is complete without false lashes, I disagree and did not use them here.  If you are interested in more info, finding out which products I used to create this look, or would like me to re-create this wedding look for you on your special day and live in the CT/NY area, please reply in the comments below.

Coming up next: Makeup for a beach wedding!

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