When it comes to wedding season makeup, less is definitely more. With the intricate details of a gown, as well as jewellery and flowers; a soft, subtle look is certainly favoured over anything too dramatic. Enhancing your natural beauty and focusing on bringing out your best features is the way forward, and we have a few little tips for anyone set to tie the knot this summer!
Bridal glam is all about the glow, looking happy and healthy is often many bride’s main goal in terms of their makeup. This can easily be achieved by using the correct products and beauty tools. Most brides may have hired a makeup artist for their big day, however they may like a say in the type of products used or some may even prefer to do their makeup themselves.
Step one is of course nailing your base. A smooth, flawless complexion is essential for looking picture perfect in all of your photographs. Using a product with SPF in isn’t always a great move if a camera with flash is involved as it doesn’t photograph well, so steer clear of this for the day if possible, particularly if your venue doesn’t have great natural lighting and flash photography is needed.
Concentrate on prepping your face with skincare before going anywhere near the foundation. Ensure your face is fully cleansed, toned and moisturised before going on to prime the skin. The Real Techniques Prep and Prime Set is ideal for ensuring your skin is at its best prior to makeup application. Included in this kit is a beauty spatula that features a flexible tip, designed to get every last bit out of your moisturiser or cream in a jar. There is also a prep brush that allows an even, all over distribution of serums and primers, as well as a miracle complexion sponge and an under eye reviver. These handy tools will help you maximise the appearance of your skin, making sure it is fully hydrated and fresh before tackling your base makeup.
Begin your base makeup by applying your foundation. A light hand is necessary for creating a soft, airbrushed finish. Use a beautyblender or the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge damp to apply your foundation in circular motions. Work your way from the nose, outwards for a seamless, immaculate blend. Follow this step by applying concealer to the under eyes and to any blemishes or imperfections. The Look Good Feel Better Concealer Brush is great for buffing the product into the skin, eliminating any harsh lines immediately.
Eyebrows are super important in terms of framing your face, especially on your wedding day. No one wants to look back and realise they had big, bold, unruly eyebrows! Make sure any stray hairs are tweezed, and your shape is groomed to perfection. Opt for something soft and easy to work with such as the Ardell Brow Building Fibre Gel for adding colour and definition. Choose a shade that offers the closest match to your hair colour or go a shade lighter for a softer look. The wand-style, precision tip applicator allows you to delicately thicken the appearance of your eyebrows, for a naturally enhanced finish.
False lashes are a must when you’re getting married, they’re the best way to transform your look guaranteeing you look extra special. Save the drama for the dancefloor, and instead pick a more delicate alternative for the ceremony. The House of Lashes Lite collection consists of stunning versions of their classic, bestselling lash designs that have been slightly altered allowing a more subtle effect. Our top pick has to be the gorgeous Iconic Lite. Boasting a luxurious layer of fine lash strands formed together to achieve a full yet fluttery appearance, these popular falsies are a fabulous choice.
Not all brides will choose to have eye makeup applied, in fear of it looking too heavy however if the correct shades are selected, a little shadow can make a huge difference. Instead of picking harsh, dark colours go for gentle browns and beiges. We’re currently loving the subtle, champagne shimmer shade ‘Alex’ from the Violet Voss Ride or Die palette. To apply, use a fluffy blending brush to work a base shadow all over the lid, then follow on with a slightly darker shade, or a shimmer and apply it to the crease and outer edge. We recommend using the Real Techniques Enhanced Eye Set.
To effortlessly tie your look together, select a rosy pink toned lip colour, or a classic nude and for an extra polished finish, apply a clear lip gloss on top of the colour for a pretty, kissable pout!
Shop the post:
- The Real Techniques Prep and Prime Set
- Beautyblender bubble sponge
- Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge
- House of Lashes Iconic Lite
- Real Techniques Enhanced Eye Set
- Violet Voss Ride or Die Eyeshadow Palette
- Look Good Feel Better Concealer Brush
- The Vintage Cosmetic Company Slanted Tweezers (Floral)