The second part of our blog dispensing beauty tips for your bridal makeup looks next at how to conceal last minute breakouts, and to be prepared for minor damage repairs. It is a continuation of part one where we stressed the importance of giving yourself plenty of time for preparation, but even the best arrangement can have tiny problems.
Hiding Emergency Breakouts
Perhaps your rehearsal dinner proved a big success but went on just a little bit too long as you were enjoying yourself. Don’t get nervous, put your foundation on and then mask any under-eye circles by dotting a creamy formula on the inner parts of the eye and work it outwards. Gently use your fingers to lightly press the formula on the parts that look darker.
If you have an unexpected zit, then simply use a concealer right on top of it, don’t be tempted to smear the concealer back and forth, leave it exactly where it is and to give it lasting power just top it with some translucent powder.
Try to Be the Real You
Your wedding day is not the time to experiment with your makeup, you want to look like the real you, after all that is whom the groom is marrying. It does not matter if you prefer minimal makeup or you are a little more avant-garde, just aim to look like the true you.
Avoid Shiny Skin
Luminous skin has a certain ethereal quality to it, but the danger is going too far and having something like a strobe-effect going on your face in the official photographs. You can control shine easily with translucent powder, apply it on the nose, chin, and forehead, with a light powder puff, then apply some great shimmery highlighter just to the delicate cheekbones and temples.
Wear Waterproof Mascara
Even if you are not an overly emotional person, it is guaranteed that there will be plenty of tears at a wedding from family and guests so be prepared. You can help alleviate a sudden outburst by opting to not wear false lashes, as tears will just lift the glue holding the lashes right off. The best solution is to curl your lashes and just stick with waterproof volumizing mascara instead.
Have a Practical Manicure
Keep your manicure light and simple, anything garish will clash with your most prized asset which is your flowing white gown. If you opt for brightly colored nails, they may also magnify any chips that you may gain during the day.
The best option is to stick with lighter and softer shades that are sheer and not at all chalky. If your skin has olive overtones a warm beige looks fabulous, or if you have a more pinkish tone then opt for a sheer pink polish. You can opt for either one if you have a dark skin tone, one tip is to avoid white, as this often looks very grey if not applied properly or your skin pigment is dark.
Don’t forget to leave enough time in the morning for all your bridal makeup, don’t rush important procedures. Also take a touch-up kit for any running repairs you may need. With your makeup perfected, you can confidently enjoy your wedding day and have the time of your life.