How to Do Bridal Makeup (with Pictures)

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How to Do Bridal Makeup (with Pictures)
How to Do Bridal Makeup (with Pictures)

A woman's wedding day is something that is dreamed of, even planned since childhood while playing on the swings in the playground. When that time finally comes, there are many things to prepare and carry out. One of them is choosing the most perfect bridal makeup appearance. This takes several steps, including prepping your skin for a radiant look, deciding who will do your makeup, and spending some time doing the makeup experiment yourself (once or twice). This includes learning how to apply make-up correctly and match your skin tone. Start now by studying all aspects of achieving your ultimate goal: a glowing face that suits your figure, a beautiful bride with a shy tinge to her face.


Part 1 of 3: Applying Your Makeup

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Step 1. Prepare the skin

Whether you're doing it yourself or not doing your bridal makeup on your wedding day, wash your face and apply a light moisturizer. Whatever your previous routine was, now is not the time to change it. But if you're exfoliating, don't use a harsh scrubber. Choose a gentle skin cleanser. If you have patches of skin, rub them in with Visine and don't disturb them any further. Your main focus is how to make a clean and soft facial palette or canvas for your makeup needs and get a beautiful and natural skin appearance.

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Step 2. Let your skin tone and tone guide your makeup color choices

While there are indeed a variety of specific skin types (identified from 1-6) for dermatological purposes, cosmetic companies have and use their own terms to describe makeup colors along the skin barrel continuum. And they are not completely consistent about this. For example, one company calls a hue or color its lightest “ivory” base hue, while another company calls the same hue “light.” So, when thinking of a tone that suits your skin tone, it's best to think in terms of a broad range of "light" to "medium" to "deep."

  • Your skin tone – cool or warm – is also a factor when choosing companion and complementary colors.
  • You can determine the barrel of the leather with a quick trick. Put a piece of silver and gold jewelry on the back of your hand. If the gold looks like it's melting and disappearing, then your skin tone is warm. If the silver is melting, it means your skin tone is cool.
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Step 3. Know that primer is indispensable in makeup

Between the time you start doing your makeup and finally saying goodbye to your guests, a lot will happen. Using a primer before any makeup will ensure that your makeup stays on as long as you dance, cry, and high-five over drinks. You'll still need the occasional extra polish, but much less often than if you didn't use a primer. Furthermore, the primer will help smooth over defined facial lines, wrinkles, and disguise open skin pores.

Use a little after applying moisturizer but before applying foundation or foundation. Spread evenly over face and eyelids to create a balanced base that lasts all day

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Step 4. Next, apply foundation

People often think that concealer or concealer should be applied before foundation, but makeup experts disagree. After applying the primer, let it dry. One of the biggest mistakes when applying makeup is not allowing each stage of makeup to dry. If necessary, turn on the hairdryer at its coldest point and then wave it back and forth across your face before moving on from one step to the next.

  • If your skin tone is cool, look for foundations based on pink, red, or blue.
  • If it's warm, use a yellow or gold-based foundation.
  • To determine if the shade or tone is correct, dip a Q-tip into the foundation and apply it to the center of the lower jaw. If it's missing, it means it's right!
  • Apply foundation in thin layers, starting from the center of the face and blending outwards with a foundation brush. Don't let any lines stand out, so try to blend them under your jaw and neck.
  • Do not over-apply foundation. Makeup will look too thick and tend to smudge.
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Step 5. Add concealer or disguise where needed

While foundation is intended to balance skin tone, concealers are intended to hide, such as blemishes and dark circles under the eyes. If you're going to apply it before foundation, lighten up a large portion while pressing the foundation against the skin. To brush away red areas or dark circles, use a concealer brush to apply liquid concealer to a tone that is the same as or a level lighter than your skin tone along the problem areas. Then pat the brush against your skin to spread the concealer. If it doesn't blend well enough, dip the tip of the foam in the water and light the concealer outwards.

To hide blemishes or facial spots, place foundation first on top, then apply concealer before blending with powder. If it's still visible, add more concealer and powder. Make sure you dab the concealer on the stain. Don't rub

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Step 6. Apply highlighter or highlighter, but only lightly

Highlighters are not always used in make-up, but their purpose is to emphasize facial features, such as making the eyes look bigger, adding shine and a youthful impression. However, if you use too much, or use it with glitter or glitter, it will ruin the image, so use it with care and moderation. Usually available in liquid and powder form.

  • If you're using a liquid one, pat it in with a brush after applying foundation in tick-shaped strokes. Start near the inner eye, and work your way down slightly to the nostrils, and work your way up to the cheekbones at the top, blending in towards the temples. Do the same above the eyebrows, the middle of the nose, the middle of the forehead, and the chin.
  • If you are using a highlighter, apply it after powder and gently sweep under the eyebrows, lightly in the corners of the eyes and above the cheekbones. Don't use highlighter powder under your eyes or above your mouth as it will make you look like you're sweating in those areas when you're photographing.
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Step 7. Determine your base color, and move on to the contours

Here you have two options. You can use a cream or powder blush, or set the base with powder. If you choose to use a powder blush, first use a semi-clear powder as a base and shine control. Powder is actually better to use thin rather than thick. The goal is that the skin looks light and glowing, not heavy because it is too thick. Use a medium-sized brush to lightly rub on the forehead, both sides of the nose and chin.

  • Then use bronzer powder that is a level or two darker than your foundation, then brush in a 3 letter shape on both sides of the face.
  • To do this, start at your hairline, working your way down the sides of your face, all the way down to your cheekbones, back to the sides of your face, then under your jaw.
  • Prepare the compact powder. There are always parts that shine on their own and must be powdered immediately before a photo session or while in the bathroom.
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Step 8. Give blush gently

It doesn't matter if you use the cream type before applying the powder or the powder type after, just apply a thin layer of milk. You can always add more if needed. Apply the blush to the cheeks and then blend up and out of the hairline. Unless you want your nose to look pink, don't rub it. To finish, rub in small ticking motions across the cheekbones.

  • If you have a light skin tone with cool tones, colors like soft rose or baby pink with a hint of mocha or beige will look great.
  • If you have a light complexion with warm undertones, choose a light golden apricot or peach with a hint of pink.
  • If your skin is medium toned with cool tones, try cranberry, light raspberry or rose pink tones.
  • If your skin is medium toned with warm tones, look for soft coral tones with a hint of brown or sunkissed apricot.
  • If your skin is deep undertone with cool tones, go for a blush of plum, grape and raspberry tones.
  • If your skin is deep undertones with warm tones, enrich it with brown suede or deep coral tones with slightly copper tones.
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Step 9. Color your eyes with shadows and liner

Wedding experts usually won't recommend making dark eyes dramatic, and prefer to use colored eye liner instead of black, pale, or dull colored eye shadow to complement the eye color, plus highlighter to make the eyes look bigger. Try brown, gray, and green eyeliner, then apply it on both eyebrows, up and down, to make your eyes stand out. Use a cream type eye shadow to make it last longer and preferably use it on the eyelids, while powder will be better applied to the crease of the eye. Use a powder highlighter in the corners of the eyes and under the eyebrows.

  • In terms of color, try bronze if you have green eyes, mocha if you have hazel eyes, navy and dark brown for blue eyes, and purple and gray for brown eyes.
  • Wet the eyeliner brush in water and then brush it into the eye shadow if you want to line up the eyes with the eye shadow.
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Step 10. Add mascara and trim eyebrows

At a wedding, there will definitely be more than one tear-jerking event, so you "must" have waterproof mascara. Also, if you're not used to wearing false eyelashes, don't use them on your wedding day. Instead, make sure you have a good eyelash curler, volumizing and lengthening mascara. Curl your lashes before applying those two things. With your mascara, start at the root of the knuckle and work your way up from side to side, all the way up. Choose black, because this color is good for everyone.

Finish by framing your face with an eyebrow powder slightly darker than your natural color. Brush to the natural line of the eyebrows, working outward to the corners of the eyes

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Step 11. Make lips look good and last long

Just as you need to moisturize your facial skin well before applying makeup, your lips also need to be moisturized so they don't dry out or crack and streak when colored. To avoid this, use a hydrator or lip balm and let it soak in for a few minutes before applying color. Choose a color that complements the blush, while still following these tips. Also, while many newer lipsticks claim to last hours, going with a lip stain is a better bet on your wedding day.

  • If you have a light complexion with cool tones, opt for a light nude mocha and a light mauve. If your skin is warm tones, try sand, nude peach or shell tones. Avoid light pinks, dark bronzes and dark mochas.
  • If your skin is medium toned with cool tones, opt for rose, pomegranate or cranberry pink; if your skin is warm tones, choose bronze, copper and cinnamon tones. Avoid nude colors.
  • If your skin is deep undertones with cool tones, try currant, wine or ruby red tones; if your barrel is warm, try wearing a honey, ginger or rosy bronze color. Avoid wearing anything that leads to orange.
  • If you're using a lip liner, apply lip tint or lipstick, if that's what you choose, almost to the edges of your lips. Use a lip liner to define the shape of your lips and lock the shape together. Add a little color and blend the two together.
  • If you want a bolder or more fashionable lip color, keep your eyes soft and natural to stay away from the classic wedding doll impression.
  • Don't move closer and click your lips at the same time as this will make your smile smudged.
  • Don't use lip gloss. First, because the effect does not last long. Second, will make an impression on the lips of the groom. And lastly, the lip gloss will add shine to the photo.

Part 2 of 3: Choosing Your Wedding Look

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Step 1. Remember that this is your wedding, not a women's night party

One of the biggest mistakes brides make is putting on too much make-up – too many layers of dark foundation, too much smoky eyes, too glossy lipstick in the photo, and so on. You definitely don't want to cringe at the sight of your own wedding photos later, like when you look at old photos from the school farewell dance. Think indefinitely. Don't experiment. That's for another time. You want to appear as your most perfect self for the day, not like everyone else.

Make-up experts strongly recommend that you stay away from makeup that uses glitter grains as it will create a glint and sparkle when photographed, leaving your skin mottled white. It can be edited and removed from the photo, but it is expensive

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Step 2. Make sure your make-up matches your hair and dress

Since your dress is bound to be white, you'll need some color to compensate for this lack of color. However, just like the advice not to overdo your make-up, you also don't want to wear the wrong make-up. Your goal is a cohesive appearance where each piece looks natural with the others. Even if you like a certain style of makeup, or are used to wearing a certain style of makeup, it doesn't mean it will really fit and be good to wear with hairdos and dresses at weddings.

  • If your dress is romantic, puffy and soft, for example, then the style of smoky eyes and bright red lipstick will collide rather than complement each other.
  • If your hair is styled in an updo style with lots of decorations, your makeup should be simple, but still fresh like a rose.
  • Take a look at wedding magazines, especially red carpet photos of celebrities, to see what and how the hairdressing experts put on a fantastic but not surprising style.
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Step 3. Collect pictures and photos of the looks you like

Another mistake that brides often make is waiting until the last minute before deciding what kind of makeup they want. So, make sure to be prepared from the start. Get out all the wedding magazines and start paying attention to the make-up used on them. If there's something you like, tear up the entire page and put it in a special file marked “makeup”. Also check out fashion magazines, search for images online (don't forget to print them out) and explore other forms of publication.

  • Identify what you like about the makeup in each image you collect. Use a Sharpie marker and write on the side of the page.
  • Look around and take notes at different times, and in different moods.
  • Once you've gathered a bunch of great examples, try to decide if any particular theme stands out. For example, have you ever written repeatedly that you like a certain lip color? Do you find yourself writing a lot of notes to lighten the color of the under-eye circles?
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Step 4. Think about all the looks you've seen and liked

Think back to all the weddings you have attended or been a part of, in the past. When do you remember thinking like this when you saw the bride, “Wow, she is SO BEAUTIFUL!” You may not remember exactly what and/or which part of the bride's make-up you liked-even if it was the makeup that made her stand out, but you do know one thing: the bride did it and she looks amazing. Call him. Surely he likes it and will take it as a compliment. Ask if she does her own makeup. If not, ask who made up. If she does have a makeup artist, ask for her name and contact information.

If you're really having a hard time deciding on your appearance, keep in mind one thing that rarely fails: glowing skin, rosy cheeks and rosy lips

Part 3 of 3: Preparing Your Pre-Wedding Appearance

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Step 1. Don't neglect your skin

If you have not been so diligent in taking care of your facial skin, now is the time to start. Do a facial treatment once a month to emphasize the tone of the face and brighten the skin. This will create a great base for makeup. Make sure you always wash your face, not only in the morning but also at night to clean your makeup all day. Exfoliate regularly to remove dead skin and balance skin tone. Don't forget to always moisturize your face and drink lots of water. Applying make-up to dry, flaky and peeling skin will not give you the look you want, no matter how hard you try.

  • If there is a day or two of rest before the wedding, don't gouge that skin! It's much easier to cover up blemishes than scabs.
  • Trim your eyebrows with a wax or wax service, or other areas of your face at least a week before the wedding, so they don't leave marks. If you've never waxed or waxed before, don't start a few days before the event because you can get itching, if you haven't.
  • Consider whitening your teeth too. There are many options for this, starting from the dentist or doing it at home through general medicines. You should start this 3-4 months before the wedding.
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Step 2. Decide who will do your makeup

You can do it yourself, as Kate Middleton did before marrying Prince William. Or ask a friend or professional cosmetologist to do it. If you choose the latter, you may already have a recommendation from a friend. If not, consider asking your wedding organizer if they can recommend someone. You can also ask the wedding reception coordinator, search online or chat with the owner of the salon where you usually get your hair cut, or where you plan to get your hair done, if you prefer.

Whoever you choose, be sure to ask to see the portfolio. If it doesn't match the look you want, find someone else

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Step 3. Experiment before the wedding

If you choose to have your makeup done by someone else, schedule a trial at least once a month, before the wedding day. At this point you will be more confident about your overall wedding planning and have a better idea of what you want. Bring all collections of pictures, photos of dresses, photos or pictures of the desired hairstyle, as well as photos of yourself that you think are best to use as experiments. This will help the makeup artist create the look you want, as well as match the rest of you.

  • If you're planning to darken your skin before the wedding, get that color before the makeup experiment begins. Otherwise, the result will not be the same.
  • Also remember that even if you find a makeup look you like, it might not match your skin tone. If you decide to hire a makeup artist, let him or her guide you through this.
  • Always wear a white t-shirt when experimenting, so it's clear how your make-up will look when paired with a dress later. Take a photo of yourself without a flash before you leave.
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Step 4. Do the experiment yourself

If you don't know much about applying makeup, keep reading. You can also do research online; watching YouTube; or go to the mall, browse the saleswomen selling products at the makeup counter, then find one whose makeup style you like. Ask her to dress you up, which they will often be willing to do for free in hopes that you will buy their product. It could be so. Practice applying makeup under natural light, using the products you'll be using later. Wear a white t-shirt and take a photo of yourself afterwards.


  • If you apply your make-up right, you won't need too many additions or refinements. However, always have your make-up kit ready and make sure to at least include the following: clear press powder; cotton balls for smoothing makeup around the eyes; lip tint or lipstick; blush; eye makeup to make your eyes look a little smokier for an evening reception, or to add a little mascara.
  • Always have tissues in a hidden place.
  • Don't neglect other parts of your body such as your back, arms and chest. Use a non-transferrable shimmer lotion to keep these areas from looking flat or streaky.
  • Do not use the airbrush method to apply makeup. This makes your face look flat, not as round as a body shape would be, and difficult to perfect.
  • Do not darken the skin with a spray the day before the wedding. This item has the potential to be destructive. If you want to wear it, try it about a month before the wedding.
  • Don't let the skin get too dark. The contrast between the skin and the wedding dress will be too prominent.
  • Don't forget to make up the hair and faces of the bridesmaids, so that when you stand in a row you will have a cohesive appearance.

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