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Bridal Makeup

Hello Brides! There’s nothing more important than your dress and groom but let’s not forget about your bridal makeup look. Makeup can be a scary world with so many products to choose from. There are thousands of make up artists as well that are out for your business. So how do you choose?

If you’re a low maintenance kind of bride you may want to do your own make up. There are a lot of great products on the market that you can use that are reputable for long lasting. Look for Laura Mercier, MAC or even some drug store brands like Maybelline or Cover Girl. If you’re on a budget the cheaper make up can be made to last long if you use a primer under it and a pore eraser. We love Maybelline’s Baby Skin Pore Eraser. The pore eraser will smooth out your skin so the foundation and powder will give you a flawless, hours of wear look!

 

A big make up trend we’re seeing this year is the pink eye shadow and monochromatic bridal makeup. By matching your eye lids and lips color you are creating a soft, romantic look. Try letting your eye brows grow in to complete the look – bold brows and glowing skin are always in!

You don’t have to do monochromatic. If you’re a bold statement bride and want your bridal makeup to be colorful then try a red lip! We love orange undertones and a matte lip for this bridal makeup look. It depends on your skin tone but most of the orangey reds are going to compliment you.

Why not try these bridal makeup trends on your own first? If you decide you’re not up for the task then there are plenty of makeup artists who are! It’s also just a fun way to experiment with your look. Get a few of your bridesmaids for a makeup play day and vote on which palettes you love most.

Bridal Beauty Kit

As a bride, you want to be picture perfect at all times on your big day, so it’s essential to have a bridal beauty kit at your disposal. In the days before the wedding, while you’re busy finalizing details on the rehearsal, wedding, and reception, don’t forget to pack these absolute essentials to prepare you and your bridesmaids for any beauty disasters!

  • Hairspray: Essential for any last-minute hair touch-ups before and after the ceremony
  • Powder: Keep the shine away with a small compact
  • Concealer: To hide any blemishes on the big day
  • Bobby pins: Be prepared for hair mishaps during outdoor photos, hug-heavy receiving lines, and dancing during the reception
  • Waterproof mascara: Unless your tear ducts have been removed or aren’t working properly, there will be at least minor waterworks on the wedding day so pack waterproof mascara to avoid looking like Ozzy Osbourne
  • Lipstick/Lip gloss: For touch-ups before photos, before the ceremony, and after the big kiss
  • Breath mints: To keep your breath minty fresh when kissing the groom and greeting your guests
  • Dental Floss: There’s nothing worse than a bride with a giant piece of food stuck in her teeth (not that you’ll probably be eating much anyway)
  • Tissues, cotton balls, cotton swabs: To apply, touchup, or remove makeup
  • Deodorant: This one is pretty self-explanatory
  • Nail Polish: Everyone will want to examine your ring and the photographer will be sure to capture close-ups of your hands, so bring some extra nail polish to repair chipped nails
  • Perfume: To keep you smelling sweet all day

Keep your beauty bag with you before the ceremony and ask a bridesmaid or close friend to carry it to the reception and place it under your seat for any last-minute touch-ups.