Hey lovelies, I hope you guys are having an amazing June! One of my favorite things about June is that it's the anniversary month of my wedding, which reminded me that I wanted to create an updated Bridal Makeup Tutorial for you. Makeup is so important on your wedding day and every bride wants to look their best, so I compiled a complete tutorial with several tips & tricks to help your wedding makeup last and look flawless when you walk down the aisle!
Sigma Duo Fibre F15 Brush (skunk brush)
Ann Taylor dress
On the surface this may just look like your typical "everyday" neutral makeup, but as with all special event makeup tutorials, the details and fine tuning are what will make it hold up all night. I recommend starting with a good base, which means a long-lasting foundation on top of a good primer like my current favorite Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer.
If you are doing your own makeup, test out the foundation beforehand to make sure it will work with your skin and look nice in photos. Look for foundations with an SPF no higher than 15, or preferably none at all since sunscreens have the potential for flashback, meaning the white "ghost mask" effect you can get in flash photography. My top recommendations are both from Make Up For Ever: HD foundation for normal to dry skin and Mat Velvet+ for oily skin.
For the eyes, I stuck with a neutral brown palette using the Urban Decay Naked Palette which tends to be flattering on everyone. I recommend browns because it will always be classic no matter how many years later you look back at your photos, but you can definitely choose to use a color for your wedding as well. Just find a dark, medium, and shimmery shade to coordinate with the 3 main lid colors for this look to give that 3 dimensional effect on the eyelid.
Just as a little behind-the-scenes, I wanted to share this last fun picture. As I was gathering the accessories to put together this bridal look 5 whole years after my wedding date, I stumbled upon these Minnie Mouse ears that I got while I was in Disneyland for my honeymoon. When cropped just right, they wound up being the perfect veil for my video and pics, right? Kids at heart, forever! ;)
Hope you guys enjoyed the post and if you want to see more about my wedding and past bridal tutorials I've done, you can find those under the "bridal" and "wedding" labels on the search page.
Congrats on all of you new brides, brides-to-be, and forever brides! ;)
Let me know if you tried out this makeup look in the comments, and if you have any bridal makeup tips to share!