Makeup Tips: Pretty Bridal Makeup
Yes, you can do your own bridal makeup! Bobbi Brown shares her favourite products and tips for looking beautiful and radiant all day and for the all-important wedding photos.
Wedding jitters keeping you up at night? We love Bobbi Brown’s Creamy Concealer Kit and Corrector to erase dark under-eye circles and help you look well-rested and bright-eyed on your big day.
After concealing, even out skin tone with Bobbi’s Foundation Stick. Bobbi’s best foundation tip? Flash photography emphasises pink tones, so use a yellow-toned foundation to balance it out.
Avoid looking shiny by setting concealer and foundation with Sheer Finish Pressed Powder. Not only does it extend the wear of your makeup, it ensures that skin looks polished in pictures.
Every bride looks extra radiant with a little bronzing powder, and Bobbi’s is one of our favourites. It’s a universally-flattering shade with zero orange. If your dress has an open neckline, be sure to warm up your neck and chest with a light dusting of Bronzing Powder.
To truly be that blushing bride, Bobbi suggests using two shades of blush. First, a neutral shade, with a brighter “pop” shade applied just on the apples of the cheeks.
Get the look: Desert Pink (neutral shade) and Pale Pink (“pop” shade) Blush look great on most complexions.
You’ll be kissing a lot on your wedding day. Make lipstick and lip gloss last longer by lining and filling in lips with before applying colour.
Get the look: Pink Mauve Lip Liner.
Neutral and pale lip colours might look good day-to-day, but they look washed out in photographs, so choose brighter shades of pink, rose and plum to brighten up your face.
Get the look: Rich Lip Color SPF in Bikini Pink
Finish with a complimentary gloss to catch the light, and don’t forget to take it with you for touch-ups.
Get the look: Pink Tulle High Shimmer Lip Gloss
Cream eye shadow is brilliant for long wear, and we’re obsessed with Bobbi Brown’s award-winning Long-Wear Cream Shadow. It stays colour-true and crease-free all day.
Get the look: Sand Dollar Long-Wear Cream Shadow
Don’t let raccoon eyes ruin your photos. Whether you want a classic eye liner or a sexy cat eye flick, Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner is your friend.
Get the look: Black Ink Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner
After applying all your eye makeup, finish with a light highlighter shade on the browbone to make eyes sparkle.
Get the look: Bone Eye Shadow
Don’t go overboard with mascara – 2-3 coats are all you need. Just make sure it’s waterproof and budge-proof.
Get the look: Black No Smudge Mascara
What’s your favourite bridal makeup look?
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