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The Do’s and Don'ts of Bridal Makeup: Tips for Creating the Perfect Wedding Look

Bridal makeup is a critical part of your wedding day and no one understands it better than us. You want to glow but not over do it; you want to look your best but remain looking like yourself. You want a bridal look that will last throughout the entire day, even when you are ready to melt with emotions! 

In this post, we will cover the do’s and don’ts from professional bridal makeup artists in Edinburgh. Keep on reading for our tips to ensure you look flawless when stepping up on the altar!

Tips for creating the perfect wedding look

Bridal makeup is versatile, and it is no secret that every woman wishes to bring out their beauty on their big day. However, certain tips and tricks will help you create the perfect wedding look. Here we have listed out simple do’s and don’ts that will help every bride-to-be to achieve their best bridal makeup.

Do go for a test trial

Having a trial with your bridal makeup artist is one of the utmost important aspects of finalizing your look for the day. This will help you understand the suitable color and shades that suit your skin, giving you the time and flexibility to prepare for the big day. Always go to your trial with a clean makeup free face. If you are planning on having a spray tan before the big day make sure you do your trial run for this a few days before your makeup trial, that way your artist can ensure you have a perfect colour match! 

Don’t neglect skin care

Just because you have booked the bridal makeup artist Edinburgh to do your look doesn’t mean you can neglect your skincare routine. No matter how good your makeup artist is, your makeup is only going to look as good as the skin you are working with underneath. Take care of it, be consistent with a complete day and night skincare routine for at least 3 months before the wedding to keep up the glow in your skin. We always recommend booking a facial with a skin specialist, they will tailor make a facial for you and focus on the areas of concern. Not to mention.. who doesn’t love a facial? Taking good care of your skin will help elevate the makeup throughout your entire wedding day. 

Do focus on eye makeup

Your eye makeup can either make or break your entire bridal look. Hence, you want to be sure you are using the highest quality eyeshadow products and have a range of suitable shades. Concealer is a great eye primer and helps the eye makeup keep its luminous effect in place for a long time. 

Do prep your skin the morning of your wedding 

Keep a moisturizing sheet mask in the fridge and use it an hour or two before your make up application. This will give your skin maximum moisture and the cooling feel will be great for ‘wakening up your skin’ 

Don’t overdraw/ overfill

Overfilling lips and eyebrows have been spreading as a trend among people these days. However, it should be avoided in your bridal makeup as it can look unnatural and you want to look yourself on your big day. When you look back on your wedding photos in years to come you want to know who you’re looking at! Softly filling your lips and eyebrows will enhance your own natural beauty and ensure the focus is on the overall makeup look

Do pick a foundation that suits the season

If you plan your wedding in fall or winter, choose the foundation to keep your skin dry, soft, and supple to achieve flawless coverage. On the other hand, if you are a fan of summer or spring weddings, you may want to pick up a foundation that can withstand heavy humidity and heat while posing for photo ops.

Don’t just stick to the face

Some brides want their bridal makeup artist to only apply product to their faces to achieve a more contoured appearance. Bear in mind, depending on your wedding dress, you may have a lot of chest and even shoulders on show. Applying two different shades of foundation and blending this onto your neck, chest or shoulders will ensure that your makeup is flawlessly blended from your face to your body 

Wrapping up – Bringing your bridal look to perfection 

If you have chosen your dress, your venue and sent your invitations, it is time to check off  bridal makeup. Wedding season is super busy and it is never too early to book the makeup artist you’ve had your eyes on! After all, the bride and groom are the main focus..  you will be photographed most on your wedding day, and of course, you want to look and feel more beautiful than ever before. A bridal look is something you will cherish and look back at for years to come. 

Deciding on your bridal makeup on your own can be a bit daunting; if you’re looking for a makeup artist for your wedding day and don’t know where to start, approach The Bride Side. Our bridal makeup artists have years of experience in their field and are confident in advising what they feel would really enhance your own natural beauty!

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