Thursday, 8 May 2014

Tips on How to Apply DIY Bridal Makeup

You wouldn't want to look like a clown on your wedding day, would you? The worst is, you wouldn't want your groom look bewildered while you walk down the aisle. Probably at the back of his mind he will ask "Is she really my bride??!". Okay, I'm exaggerating.

Many times I've been invited to wedding ceremonies and parties. One of the things I look forward to is the bride's makeup. I've seen awful kinds of makeup and I found it very distracting sometimes even disturbing to look at. Sometimes, I just wanted to ask the bride "Who did this to you?". Anyway, most brides prefer to hire makeup artists but some just could not afford that. In a practical sense, hiring a makeup artist is quite expensive.

So, if you prefer to do your own makeup, then this post is for you. Here are my tips and techniques:

Start with Your Skin

Mary Kay Concelear

Just like in painting or drawing, you need a clean canvas. Wash your face and pat it dry. Prep your skin by applying an oil-free moisturizer. It will maintain the right moisture of your skin and will definitely give you that glow of a blooming a woman ready to get married. But we don't stop there.

  • Apply face and eye primer. It will make your makeup last longer. It will also make your pores look refine.
  • Foundation time. Make sure you have the right shade. Don't use a shade lighter or darker than your skin tone. If you're not sure what the right shade for you, try this technique. Apply a little amount of different foundation shades on the back of your hand or in your jaw line. Give it a minute to blend into your skin. The one that blends well is the right one for you.
  • For under the eyes and obvious blemishes, use a concealer. Blend it well. 
  • Use a translucent loose powder with a powder brush to have that polished finish. 

Flaunt that gorgeous eyes!

Urban Decay Naked Palette

I am not going to start this section with a line that says “Eyes are the windows to the soul”. That's a cliché. Hmm.. But I just did. Anyway, let's continue.

Did I mention to groom your brows first? Do not pluck on your wedding day to avoid red patches. Do not pluck when you're stressed and unhappy if you don't want to pluck all your eyebrows. Why would you be unhappy anyway? You're plucking for your big day! Once done with that get ready to adorn your eyes with lovely eye shadows. 

  • Go for neutral eye shadows. First, apply the highlighter under the brow bone. It's the lightest shade. 
  • Apply the second shade which is the medium color over the entire lid. 
  • Apply the third shade which is the darkest color in the outer corner of the eyes. 
  • Use peachy or white eyeliner to make your eyes look brighter and bigger. Skip the darker ones.
  • Curl your lashes and put on mascara. Make sure it's waterproof. C'mon, don't tell me you're not going to cry? It would be a fun day yet an emotional one. Kidding aside, waterproof mascara really rocks. 

Blushing bride

Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color (Champagne Rose)

Apply blush on. Don't know how? Smile. Don't show off your teeth. Dust it in a circular motion onto apples of cheeks and blend it upwards along the cheekbones.

Perfect pout

Mary Kay Lip Liner (Spiced Tea)

Line your lips with a lip liner, then apply a neutral soft color lipstick. Finish off by dabbing a little amount of lustrous lip gloss.

Take time to practice

Remember to practice applying make up first before your wedding day. Do your own research online. Trust me, it will be easier to get the look you wanted if you practice every single day. Let your friends take photos for you to give you an idea as to how your makeup looks like in pictures.

Woman, now you're ready! Please never forget to SMILE on your wedding day. Aside from my complain about those awful makeup I've seen, it also bothers me seeing an unsmiling bride.

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