There are so many things to think about when it comes to weddings. I had mine this August and I planned it from two provinces away. To say the least, I was pretty stressed.
Engagement seems like a weird whirlwind of waiting and planning. It’s like it can’t happen soon enough and then it’s suddenly two weeks away and oh goodness you have so much stuff to do and no time to do it. It’s easy for makeup to fall to the wayside.
I am doing makeup for my dear friend Diana on her big day. She is a wedding blogger and has planned her’s top to bottom (If you’re looking for some tips on wedding planning that doesn’t involve makeup, might I suggest checking out frugalfianceeblog.wordpress.com?)
The only thing she wasn’t sure of? Makeup. She doesn’t wear it and wasn’t sure where to start with it all. So I sat her down and did a nice, simple bridal look for her. It’s pretty, it’s pink, and it makes her glow. Those are all things brides want, right?
A lot of brides are not used to wearing makeup. You don’t have to on your big day (really), but a lot of brides also feel like if there’s any day to do it, that’s the one. So how do you do bridal makeup if you’re not used to makeup?
1. Go neutral
It may seem obvious, but if you’re not used to makeup you don’t want to play with colours on a big day like this. I would normally encourage you to push your comfort zone, but feeling confident on such a big day is important. Find some simple peachy nudes for a subtle touch of colour and a soft glow.
2. Avoid liner
To many people, eyeliner is makeup. Before a night out, they swipe a little liner on and call it a day. That’s a-okay! On your wedding day though, if you are not used to makeup, eyeliner will just make you feel like you’re rocking the raccoon eyes. They could be perfectly executed wings, but if you are not used to it, it will feel like you are channeling your inner Avril Lavigne. Go for some simple nude shadows with a touch of shimmer if you want it a little glamor.
3. Satin finish lipstick
If you’re not super versed in makeup, satin finished lipstick is the default finish. It’s not super glossy, but it’s also not matte. It’s a very natural finish. Another default “simple” makeup tends to be gloss, but a satin finish can really pull a look together and make it feel professional. As suggested in tip one, find a nice nude lipstick in a satin finish and you will have a new default lip look. My personal favourite (for my skin tone) is Bite Beauty in “Pepper”.
Want to see them all in action? Here’s the video of Diana’s bridal makeup run-through!
Maybelline FIT Me foundation
tarte Cosmetics Shadows/blush
Bare Minerals Lipstick