Bridal makeup: What to avoid and how to look your best on your special day

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  • The desired bridal makeup look varies from person to person – ranging from full glam to sheer and natural.
  • However, one thing we can all agree on is that it is a day when a girl wants to look her best.
  • To guide you through what can often be an intimidating and overwhelming process, here are 6 tips on how to look your finest on your special day. 

Make sure to book a trial with your MUA 

As mentioned in an article by Vogue Australia, the first step would be to make sure that you book at least one makeup trial with your MUA before the big day. 

This will help you get an idea of which makeup look makes you feel your best.

It will also give you a chance to tweak one or two things, makeup-wise, before the wedding. 

Not sure if you want strip or individual lashes? Undecided on a nude or pink lip? A makeup trial is your opportunity to figure it out! 

According to Vogue Australia, even if you have decided not to hire a professional – preferring to do your own makeup instead – a ‘practice’ round is still highly recommended. 

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Take care of your skin 

Your skin forms the base for your makeup.

Smooth, clean, and glowy skin will make for better makeup application so it's important to find and stick to both a morning and night-time skincare routine that works for you. 

Remember to wear SPF every day and consider booking one or two facials or professional treatments a few weeks before the wedding. 

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Remember to prime and set

Primers and setting powders are an important step in bridal makeup routines, as they help your makeup stay on longer and keep your face looking fresh. 

Don’t forget waterproof eyeliner and mascara 

These two products are a must as you are bound to shed a tear or two on the day. 

Don’t skip the lip liner 

The last thing you want is to worry about your lipstick smudging. To keep your pout put and prevent transfer, opt for a lip liner. 

You can use a lip liner that is a similar shade to your natural lip colour to softly define and give you a fuller, more finished look. 

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Don’t let trends dominate your makeup look

You don’t want to look back on your wedding photos and cringe because the makeup you chose was too trend focused. Rather keep your makeup looking timeless, it is safer to go for a more classic rather than statement look

By remembering these 6 simple tips, you will instantly increase your chances of both looking and feeling your best on that all-important day. 

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SOURCE: Vogue Australia, Marie Claire 

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