10 Tips to Get Perfect Bridal Makeup


Come to makeup ideas for weddings, it was kinda difficult to express how I really desire bridal looks on sacred, special day. From now on, your decisions may be necessarily made including another person. It seems to be a lifelong devotion, you and your partner will exchange the vows to build a new family as well as get a new begin of life chapters. Girls earnestly want to show the most beautiful of themselves to their dear husband. I’m trying to finalize possibly all we need to create a gorgeous, stunning appearance on our wedding ceremonies with 10 tips for a perfect bridal makeup.

This has been inspirational to me a lot after watching the 2005 comedy movie, Bride Wars, casted Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson. I love how girls were working so hard to look perfect on that day. And, the way they makeup is so flawless that brings the youthful, peppy spirits on them. If you’re reading this post and planning to get married, please let me tribute a toast to your happiness.

Stunning makeup for bride in wedding

1. Skincare

Taking care of your skin is crucial groundwork you must do for your wedding. Note this immediately in your list. Fast food, instant noodles, potato chips, snack, coke, coffee, candies or cakes may take a familiar part in your daily activities. But, you gotta temporarily say goodbye to them because they could drag your efforts down. These are more likely to cause excessive sebum, whopping pimples and breakouts. Moreover, consuming too much sugary stuff can also negatively affect skin’s generating collagen and hence, result in fine lines and wrinkles. Similarly, you intake a high level of alcohol that tends to drains out and make your skin flare-up.

A blessing for your beauty, you should eat healthy food with fruit and vegetable containing a powerhouse of nutrients. Their colorful pigments can provide anti-inflammatory and age-defying properties. Your skin will look fresher and brighter. If you’re having breakouts, you should cut down dairy consumption. Avoid eating salty meals because that is inclined to retain water and make puffy around eyes. Furthermore, get enough sleep and drink plenty of water for a dewy, energetic looking skin.

Well, remember to apply skin care products frequently, such as serums and moisturizers. That nourishes your skin to withstand devastating external aggressions. You may have to spend at least 3-4 weeks before your “save the date” completely settling down skin problems. And, don’t make yourself wound up or stressful, which is gonna age you up quickly, trust me!

2. Color Corrector

Some of us might think concealer and corrector are same. Actually, corrector is designed to neutralize skin colors rather than concealing things. Our brides can also need it to resolve minor problems annoying on their face. This helps us to achieve an airbrushed look with a little miracle. Redness, dark circles under eyes, discoloration and hyperpigmentation are pesky flaws and kinda sluggish to fade away. They’re variety of hues you can freely to pick for your skin tones.

apply color correctors for bride makeup


Green blurs out redness, blood vessels, acnes, pimples or rosera. Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer, Adjust (Green) is a great choice for all of skin types, I love it!


Purple (lilac or lavender) cancels out dullness or sallowness and get rid of yellow tones. Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting , Balance (Lavender) is really excellent.


Pale pink is to brighten skin tone or cover racoon eyes, signs of fatigue on fair skin. Even the fairest skins can adore Bobbi Brown Corrector with nice porcelain or light bisques. I like Bobbi Brown which is usually adorable with creative, vibrant multi colors in makeup. Or, Christian Dior Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen No.1 Rose Glow has the lovely nude pink.


Peach works on medium skin to neutralize purple marks, dark spots and hyperpigmentation. It’s not easy to find peachy shades, thankfully, we can find it in Bobbi Brown Corrector in porcelain, extra light, light, light to medium peaches. Another choice is Christian Dior Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen No.3 Sunbeam.


Orange is used to hide overall darkness on darker skin; however, light skin may use it for contour. You can drop by Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer, Blend. This doesn’t not utterly give orangey hue, but gives high-quality apricot look.


Yellow can be applied on olive or tan skins to even out purple, blue veins or bruises under eyes. The Lemon Aid Color Correcting Eyelid Primer of Benefit Cosmetics is my suggestion for an incredible, light yellow.

Take correct colors to resolve certain uneven areas on skin under the foundation. Slightly apply under eyes, around nostrils and mouth, onto cheeks in triangle draws, chin and forehead. Blend to slowly cover up and neutralize discoloration on skin. Brides need to look perfect on the enormous day. You should practice applying the products about 1 week to get a good results; otherwise, ask the makeup artist to help you do that.

3. Foundation

Get seamless foundation for bridal makeup
Photo via Jesy Almaguer

Lightweight, sheer to medium foundation is really preferable on this occasion, all the groom wants to see is his bride not her makeup. That should perfectly match with your skin, leaving coveted silky finish. Impeccable, clear skin beneath will always contribute to smooth, airy texture. Slathering makeup layers to cover up many imperfections may be not good idea. It can cause uncomfortably caked-on, dull sensations. Women’s real skin is truthful, magnificent allure.

Furthermore, highly recommend to go for liquid foundations that seamlessly add an adequate luminosity to matte finish. That tends to deliver a naturally transparent, radiant looking skin. If you’re craving for something like that, Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup is definitely for you. This is oil-free so go-to for normal, combination and especially, oily skins. Regard to dry skins, which need high moisturizing property to prevent cracks and flaky, scaly conditions coming up in the middle of day. You can check out my 10 best foundations for dry skin.

Sometimes, finding a right shade isn’t easy, you may feel really pissed off when seeing two different colors between your face and body, even a bit. Absolutely, don’t let the product photos be tricky to you and buy foundations on the internet, unless you’ve used it before or tried it in person. Come directly to the store and ask for applying onto your facial skin. You have right to do that and wait a half of hour until it totally dries down. Carefully observe how well the foundation set onto your skin.

Then, experience the product about 1 month prior to the big day, whether or not it causes bad reaction to your skin and settle in pores. Especially, makeup must be long-lasting during the wedding. If you already have something you know the best and satisfactorily utilize for everyday, just stick with it.

4. Concealers

Concealers to cover up flaws for bride makeup

I don’t really encourage using too much concealers on top of foundation. If not, it’s gonna take its’ toll. That may lead to cakey feeling or patchy marks and accentuate fine lines. Concealer is prone to be thicker with higher coverage to cover up more stubborn imperfections than skin correctors and foundation. I prefer fresh, natural and weightless bridal appearance, “Less is More.”

Similar to foundation, concealer necessarily match with your facial skin color. You can use concealer having same shade as your foundation. Slightly dab concealer to fill in shallow areas underneath your eyes and don’t use fingertips to blend it. You gotta get your makeup brushes to blend it completely, disperse all over eye areas as well as across the cheek. Also, apple lightly onto some hyperpigmentation that correctors couldn’t fix.

Too faced Born This Way Concealer can instantly decrease the appearance of blemishes, redness or dark circles. Moreover, Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer is very lightweight; but also highly pigmented to cover up unwanted spots. Additionally, these options stay in place for nearly 8 hours.

5. Eyeshadow

satin peachy pink eyeshadow for bridal makeup
Photo via Jannie Baltzer

I would say eyeshadow is the most important part of bridal makeup that we need to focus because it will be the most flattering and attractive. Perhaps, nervosity may make us exaggerate about how to create a unique, striking eye makeup. Nevertheless, simplicity is the key for the prettiest brides. You may not follow something called trends, this time stick with the wedding concept. Well, brides commonly wear elegant, breath-taking white wedding gowns which are designed spectacularly with florals. That emphasizes the woman’s ageless femininity and purity.

Light eyeshadow, such as rosy, pinky, peachy and coral are off the top of my head for ethereal bridal beauty. They can be paired with cool greys, warm browns or bronzes to create gradient effect and depths of your eyelids. Stay away from very dark colors for black, smokey eyes or avoid making eyeshadow turn to be so complicated. By the way, your eyes will quickly get tired during the ceremony, applying too much eyeshadows may give heavy and irritating feelings.

light peachy pink eyeshadow for bridal makeup
Photo via Jannie Baltzer

Simple, soft looking eyeshadows are really loveable to young brides. After that, use your fingertips to dab a little pink or silver satin/shimmer touch onto the inner half of lids. Brides shouldn’t go for sparkly or glittery things, which are more likely to bounce off the flash of cameras.

You can seek for coral, pink and peachy colors in Too Faced – Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Palette reviewed in my previous post.

6. Eyeliners

Apply gel eyeliners for bride
Photo via Jannie Baltzer

Long-lasting gel eyeliner is must-have for ladies in their weddings. Gently apply black long-wear gel eyeliner onto upper lashes and leave little flicks at the end. That will intensify brides’ eye shapes as well as make them look bigger and pop out. After few minutes, Possibly Add a bit intense definition by pencil liner. Curl your eyelashes and then, do waterproof mascara for beautiful sculpting effect. Brides should let their under lashes be free from eye liners, they would cry a lot on this day and may not want to end up with black smears around.

Laura Mercier Tightline Cake Eyeliner and Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner deserve your concern for a clean, smooth look with even lines. Moreover, you can find Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, which can live up your expectations, no smudge and not easy to come off.

7. Translucent Powder

apply translucent powders for bride

You gotta go easy on the final step of facial makeup with translucent powder. That will help bridal foundation and concealer stay in place for long time as you yearn for. Powder tends to prevent your face from overwhelmingly shiny and greasy surface in the middle of day.

However, doing too much powder can make your skin look caked-on, very dry and dull. For our brides, just hold your makeup brushes and moderately sweep the translucent powder onto places easily getting oily traces, particularly T-Zone. So, apply to the centre of forehead, nasal bridge or centre of nose and chin.

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder or Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre Natural Finish Loose Powder are finely milled to give an airbrushed, undetectable look. Too Faced. Or, Too Faced Primed and Poreless Powder waits to serve you.

8. Blushes

Adding peachy pink blush to bride
Photo via Jannie Baltzer

The most gorgeous brides can’t forget to warm up and add charming glow to their stunning skin. Also, accentuate dimension of their cheeks in photos. rosy and coral pinks are favourite bushes for bridal makeup. Nars Limited Edition Orgasm Blush gives our brides sweet, peachy pink very blendable with luminosity of warm golden shimmer.

Besides, the most complimentary blushing brides also go for Perricone MD No Blush Blush delivers dreamy rosy pink sleeking onto cheeks with weightless, serum texture. Slightly apply onto the apples of your cheeks and then, gradually blend outward across the cheek bones.

9. Lipstick

Go for coral pink lipsticks in bridal makeup

Of course, Nude pink will be top of my choices for elegant, classic brides. That’s gonna be pursuing bold, velvety hues onto lips. The Pure Color Love in Blasé Buff of Estee Lauder brings about seamless, light peachy pink with matte finish, highly pigmented and long-lasting for 5-6 hours. Charlotte Tilbury ‘K.I.S.S.I.N.G’ Lipstick in Nude Kate is astoundingly perfect for desirable nude pink for plump, full looking lips.

10. Eyebrows

Naturally fill bridal eyebrows

You can visit my previous post of how to shape 3 perfect eyebrows to prepare amazing bridal brows. About 2 weeks prior to the wedding, you should groom your brows to make it shape neatly. Then, naturally fill in the brows and leave slight arches.

I don’t think dark, high arched brows are good ideas for brides. And, don’t try to square the beginning of your brows. That may negatively make you look angry and odd. Relax, utilize brow pencil to lightly create hair-like strokes into spaces. Also, do tinted brow gel to add color, definition and bushy effect to your brows during the day.

I hope you enjoy this bridal makeup for your wedding. This is my ideas for the best look on this biggest day. If you have any questions or suggestion, please let me know your thoughts. I’d love to hear you out. Thank you so much for joining us!


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