Wedding make up is one of those things that you can’t plan for but which also seems to happen by accident. There are certain times of the year when wedding make up just seems to fall into place. Whether it is a beautiful sunset, an innocent glance across the room or a perfectly applied shimmering dress, the effects can be breathtaking.
There are no set rules when it comes to wedding makeup. From subtle smoky eyes to ultra glamour red lips, here are the most alluring wedding makeup tips you will ever need to take you through your big day and some useful pointers on how to get the perfect wedding look from your wedding makeup artist! Your make up artist will have a better idea of what sort of effect you want but in the end, the only way to know if it will work is to ask! (weddings are a bit of a minefield, so it pays to be prepared.)
There are plenty of traditional wedding makeup ideas that never seem to run out. Glosses are a staple and are often used with either a satin or gilded eyeliner, mascara and eye shadow in a coordinated colour or shade scheme. For an extra classy touch, try applying a hint of blusher along the upper edge of your eyelashes. The effect can be sumptuous by taking shimmery mineral cosmetics to the roots of your lashes. For a simple and inexpensive wedding makeup idea, why not consider using a bit of gold glitter as a brush to lightly draw the eye shadow on your bride’s brows to create a fuller and more defined look.
The internet has made it easy to find just about any kind of colour you could possibly need on the cheap and it is probably the easiest place to source your bridal make up. If you’re stuck for inspiration, why not take a look through some of the many blogs and articles out there written by professional and amateur makeup artists? Not only does it give you a chance to pick up on valuable tips that you can put to good use at your wedding, but it also provides you with a constant source of inspiration and knowledge to help you select colours and products that you think will suit your complexion and style best.
There is another important factor to remember when choosing your bridal make up and that is a comfort. A wedding venue that is too hot or cold can have a hugely negative impact on your makeup application, as can a venue that is infested with all kinds of bugs. To help keep you comfortable and make your wedding makeup look as good as possible, a good idea is to take some time before your wedding to go out shopping around for your wedding dress and wedding venue. (Just to get an idea of how much this can add up to, just multiply the cost of your dress by 12: a cheap one will be expensive, an expensive one will be hard to afford.)
And lastly, most brides tend to favour a rather more natural look when it comes to their makeup, so they may not need the highlighter that some other people might need. However, if you are prone to blemishes or like to accentuate your cheekbones, highlighter is a great product to buy. It can be applied in a number of different ways: either as a sheer white highlight, or as a bridal colour that will sit beneath your cheeks and light up your face a little. You can also try a bronzer type product for a cooler effect. Don’t worry too much about applying too much, just find what works for you! And don’t forget that your make up will stay fresh and looking great for days after your wedding, so don’t forget to apply a little baby powder to keep your makeup looking fresh and natural.