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It is your special day and you have worked hard at planning out the dress, the hairstyle, the decoration and the guest list. Now it's also time to plan out your bridal makeup. Do not put aside your wedding makeup to the wedding day. Even if you are getting your makeup professionally applied, it is essential to have a trial session to check out the color scheme and overall look. Find out what you must look into when planning your wedding makeup. Pick up some useful tips on skillful wedding make up.


Planning Bridal Makeup

Bridal makeup should make you appear radiant and beautiful in your wedding photographs. Your wedding makeup will depend on many factors - where the wedding is to be held and time of the ceremony. Morning wedding makeup should be more natural as too much makeup would appear very jarring. Light colors go well for the mornings. If you are planning an evening wedding, your bridal makeup can extend to formal and darker colors. Do not opt for current makeup styles just to keep with the trend. Instead opt for a bridal makeup style that is more timeless and classic. The makeup should make you appear healthy and not artificially overdone. Your face shape, structure and color along with the bridal dress and hairstyle need to be complemented to the bridal makeup.

Start with your skin and eyebrows and nails. Eyebrows must be trimmed a couple of days prior to the wedding. Ensure that you follow a healthy skin care routine in the months leading to the wedding so that your skin glows. Try out the beauty products in advance lest you develop an allergy to them. You can look for a wedding makeup professional by perusing the yellow pages or one recommended by a friend or colleague. Check out the portfolio of the makeup artist. Find out the make up brands being used. Look through fashion magazines and wedding makeup albums to select a style that would suit you best. Each culture and society has its traditional bridal dress and makeup style.


Bridal Makeup Tips


Bridal make up includes dressing up your face, eyes and hair for the special day.

  • Before applying foundation, use a gel or a primer. This helps your wedding make up stay for the whole day.
  • Use tinted foundation in different colors to reflect the shaded and highlighted areas.
  • Trim your brows properly and shape your eyes with eyeliner.
  • Go in for false lashes to add the dramatic look to the eyes.
  • Balance the makeup on the lips and eyes. Play up your eyes if they are your best feature.
  • Choose a hairstyle that will suit your face shape. Round faces will look good on high 'updos' and sleek long styles while long faces suit styles that have width and volume.

Do it yourself Bridal Makeup

Here are some tips for brides who have decided to do their wedding make up themselves. Get your hairstyle done before applying your bridal make up. Ensure that the skin is well moisturized before embarking on your makeup.

  • Start with your foundation. Apply it smoothly and gently. Go for natural colors that will blend with your skin. Use concealer to hide blemishes and dark circles under the eyes. The concealer can be blended with a bit of foundation and applied.
  • Then brush your face with a loose powder. Use a large brush for good impact.
  • Weddings being sentimental occasions, brides would do well to use waterproof eye makeup.
  • Apply your blush and go for colors that blend with your skin. Avoid trendy colors
  • Start applying your favorite lipstick shade. To last for all day, use lip pencil and then go for filling in with lipstick. Add some gloss to your lips for a great impact. Long lasting lipstick will stand you in good stead.
  • Finally brush your eyebrows and if needed shade them.
  • False eyelashes can be used to enhance your own ones.
  • If you are fully done, apply a little more blush and then finish with a brush of loose powder.

Arm yourself with supplies of lipstick to touch up the lips and loose powder to beat down the shiny nose. Relax…and enjoy being the cynosure of all eyes…. it's your special day!

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