Wedding Make-Up

Bridal Make-Up Tips

Bridal Make-Up Tips ~ It is most likely preferable that you hire a professional to do your make-up on your wedding day. A professional knows exactly what they’re doing and they kind of know how to do your make-up in a way that will last as well as look great in the photographs.

If, however, having a make-up artist is not possible, here are a few tricks you can practice to make sure you look your best regardless.

Bridal Make-Up Tips

Use A Primer

A primer will prepare your skin for make up as well as ensure that your make up lasts as long as possible. It’s going to be a long day. You need all the help you can get!

Make Sure Your Foundation Is Perfect

The best way to do this is to observe how your foundation looks along your jawline. If your foundation is the wrong colour it will leave an ugly line along this area whereas the right colour will simply blend right in.

Conceal Imperfections

A good concealer will hide the imperfections that are not completely covered by your foundation. Sometimes the areas around the nose (dryness, redness) and under the eyes (puffiness, blueness) need a little extra help

Use Powder

Add a touch of matching powder over the top of your foundation with a large soft brush to ensure maximum staying power.

Brush On The Blush

By now your face is looking pretty mono-toned so you will need to add a little colour. Suck in your cheeks or smile broadly in front of the mirror to find the apple in your cheeks and then gently brush a little bit of colour upwards towards your hairline. Make sure it blends in nicely.


Have your eyebrows plucked or tweezed before the wedding and not on the day of the wedding. Plucking and waxing can lead to redness which will lighten after a day.


Use a light colour over the whole of your eyelids to make the eyes stand out. Then use a darker colour from your lash-line to the fold in your eye. Blend well and be sure not to leave any harsh lines.


For a dramatic look, apply eyeliner along the upper and lower lash lines, keeping the colour as close to the lashes as possible. Start with a dark line from the outside corner of the eyes and then taper the line as you get closer to your nose.


Use waterproof mascara to finish off the eyes. You don’t want running make up if you start feeling a little teary later.


Colour your lips completely with lip liner and then apply lipstick on the top. This will allow the colour to last longer. You may choose to add a clear lip gloss as well for a bit of extra shine.


It is best to keep your bridal make-up simple and pretty. If you are doing it yourself you should practice a few times so that you are confident about your chosen look on the day. Remember that make-up is there to enhance your beauty, not hide your face. You don’t want to look unrecognizable on your big day!

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