The Basics of Bridal Make Up

The day a woman gets married is one of the most anticipated days of her life, and most brides want everything to be just perfect. To that precise end, there is a long product line of bridal make up, all promising to turn a normal woman into a radiant princess bride for their special day.

Although bridal make up changes like any cosmetics do to reflect fashion trends, by and large the overall ‘look’ remains the same. Most brides want to look young, fresh and naturally pretty on their wedding day, which the makers of bridal make up design their products to reflect.

This means any range of bridal make up will have a large contingent of natural shades, such as subtle but rosy pinks and gentle pastels for eye make up. Lipstick is usually kept muted, sometimes with just a gloss or perhaps a classic red colour for a splash of something vibrant.

That is not to say you must buy bridal specific make up for your wedding day. If you have brands and products that you know, love and trust, there is little point deviating from what you know works just because there is a bridal product line.

The perfect bridal make up look tends to be as follows: healthily glowing cheeks with just a hint of blusher, subtle but enhancing eye make up including shadow, eyeliner and mascara, and a nude or glossy shade of lipstick. False eyelashes can create a starlet look with little hassle, and a berry red stain on the lips can finish off the look of youthful vibrancy perfectly.

8 thoughts on “The Basics of Bridal Make Up

  • December 4, 2015 at 9:04 am
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    In addition to your advice I also believe that wedding is one of the most-photographed days of bride life. So her wedding day isn’t the time to experiment with red lipstick or smoky eyes for the first time. Bride should choose colors that she feel comfortable with and most like herself, I think brides should look like themselves, just defined and finished. I would hate for a bride to look at her pictures five years from now and not recognize the girl in them.”

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  • October 5, 2015 at 3:42 am
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    Yes i strongly agree, Makeup on the D-day is one of the most important thing to me.I feel though it shouldnot be overdone ,A bride can go with bright colors like reds pinks purples . I mean she needs to stand out from the rest of the crowd .

    The bridal basics is not limited to the wedding day makeup but the pre bridal packages as well, you need to use best market products which suits your skin type

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  • June 13, 2015 at 12:00 am
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    I think that brides should use a professional make up artist for their wedding day. In addition, the bride should get her make up done by the professional at least once beforehand. This is just to ensure that the bride loves the way her make up will look, with no surprises on the day of the wedding.

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  • June 4, 2015 at 10:38 pm
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    i truly believe bridal make up is a necessity for brides. Even if you feel like you don’t need it, i would suggest to use it as make up has always been able to amplify a woman’s beauty. That’s just my opinion anyways.

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    • October 7, 2015 at 4:18 am
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      I think it is important on the wedding day because a lot of photos will be taken. So a bride should primp up a little bit for the camera and make herself look cute, at least some lip gloss and eye lashes and brow colors.

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  • May 29, 2015 at 1:27 pm
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    I disagree with the statement that brides will wear “muted” lipsticks. I don’t believe they wear “muted” colors but more so nude and rose or mauve colors based on their skin tones. Although most brides want to appear more naturally beautiful, others do not and they may add a wing to their eyeliner and go above and beyond with the sparkly shadows, instead of matte’s. Its all personal preference and in the hands of the makeup artist.

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  • May 14, 2015 at 6:20 pm
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    I watched a bunch of “Say Yes to the Dress” and “Bride Wars” with my girlfriend over the years. Make Up always seemed to be one of the biggest stresses to the bride. The dress tends to revolve around the color pallet they choose, etc, so it is definitely an important aspect to the whole. Like it states up above, go with what you know!

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  • May 7, 2015 at 9:17 pm
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    Bridal make up is sooooooooo important I’m happy this article point it out and also gives the bride herself an idea on what to do and look for.

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