It's important to look like yourself on your wedding day, you don't want to be looking through your wedding album in 20 years wondering who the strange bride is wearing too much makeup. If you're not used to wearing a lot of makeup or want a natural look on your wedding day, remember that more isn't necessarily better – but you don't want to look washed out in your pics either. Here's our five tips for boositng your natural beauty on your wedding day without overdoing it.
1. Add To Your Usual Routine: You need to keep in mind not only how you will look on your wedding day but how you will look when captured on film. Makeup can be tricky for brides, you may feel like you're wearing too much makeup but when the pictures are being taken it can look like you're not wearing any. If you're a minimal makeup kind of girl, we suggest adding a litle more makeup that you normally wear.
2. Layer Your Blush: Layering your blush is a good idea on your wedding day for two reasons – you want your makeup to last all day & you want your face to look bright and fresh. The best way to achieve this is to layer a cream blush and a powder blush. Apply a cream blush shade like Pinnacle, a fresh pink shade ($20) with your fingers and then brush on a pink powder blush like Everest ($15) onto the apples of your cheeks. Your blush will last from morning to night and keep you from looking washed out in pictures.
3. Tightline The Eyes: For a natural look, don't apply eyeliner directly on the lid. Instead, we recommend tightlining the eyes, which means applying liner underneath the top lashes so as not to take away from the size of your eyes but still giving you a defined look. Practice tightlining by lifting up your eyelid with your non-dominant hand and using a pencil or cake liner to draw a line right under your top lashes. Kajal Intense Pencil is a great choice for bridal makeup, it's waterproof and has a long-lasting finish.
4. Avoid Cakiness: We don't mean avoiding your wedding cake but avoiding a powdery, cakey apperance when doing makeup touchups throughout the day. If you're on the oily side or if the day is hot and sticky you may get shiny. Do not continously powder over the shine, this will make your skin look cakey and dry, use blotting papers instead. Or just embrace the sheen, you are supposed to glow on your wedding day after all.
5. Make Lips One Shade Brighter: There`s no need to wear a bold lipstick on your wedding day, or even to wear lipstick at all. To make lips stand out in pictures, try brightening lips a shade or two with a Tinted Lip Balm. Our Tinted Lip Balms will give you all day moisture and a hint of colour, we suggest Tahiti ($15), a beautiful pink shade that works on almost every skin tone.
Image: Makeup by Gargi Patel using Vasanti Cosmetics