Bridal makeup application is an important part of the wedding process. It’s your chance to express yourself, your personality and even your style. More importantly, it’s a chance for you to feel confident and beautiful on your big day! We at Wedding Starz have compiled step-by-step instructions so that you can learn how to apply makeup like a professional. Although we may not have the same expertise as a professional in the industry, these tips should help you get the desired look without stress.
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What is your skin type?
You may be wondering what your skin type is. There are three different types of skin: normal, oily and dry. Everyone has a unique combination of these skin types.
Know Your Skin Type
For a brush-up on how to understand your skin type, take a look at this blog post. It will provide you with some excellent information and tips on how to maintain healthy, glowing skin during the wedding season.
Skin cleanse before applying makeup
Relax and take a deep breath before you start. Begin by cleansing your skin with an alcohol or witch hazel wipe. This will help your makeup go on smoothly. Next, cleanse the rest of your face and neck using a toner to remove any leftover dirt or debris that could be left behind.
Apply a light moisturizer
One of the first steps in the process is to apply a thin layer of moisturizer. This will help your makeup last longer and give you a more natural look. If you’re going for an airbrushed look, skip this step. If you want to use some sort of primer, apply it before applying your moisturizer.
To create a professional makeup look, you should start with foundation. This can help to even out your skin tone and conceal any blemish or discoloration. As long as your foundation is light enough, it shouldn’t make you feel like you’re wearing too much makeup. Next, apply blush to the apples of your cheeks. Blush can add color and a healthy glow to your skin. After that, apply a neutral eye shadow shade in the crease of your eye and blend it out with a brush. Lastly, apply mascara to the top lashes and curl them upwards slightly with an eyelash curler. This will open up the eyes and make them appear more awake.
Add brightening effects to the eyes and cheeks
A simple way to add brightness is by applying a light color on the cheek. I recommend using a white powder or cream highlighter such as Benefit Benetint for this purpose. To apply it, gently pat the product onto your cheeks and blend out with your fingers. Use a damp blending sponge for more precise application.
Another brightening technique is to use a shimmery eyeshadow or an eyeshadow with sparkle in it. You can also use some of your favorite eyeshadow colors and just make them look brighter by mixing them together!
To finish off the look, you will want to apply something that creates dimension like powder or blush to create volume in the face and increase overall visibility.
Apply contouring to the face and body
Contouring is one of the most important steps in your makeup process. It starts off with a foundation base and then moves on to contouring, which includes highlighting and shading the face, body, or both. This can be done in different ways, depending on the style you’re going for and what suits you. You can do this by using a light hand or strong hand shadows to achieve the perfect look. You should always use a light hand when contouring the face to avoid looking too harsh or unnatural. If you’re contouring all over your body, you should use a stronger hand to highlight certain areas like your chest and shoulders.
Finish off your look with some final touches.
At the end of the day, your face is covered in makeup and you’re probably feeling pretty tired. Give yourself a final touch up with some finishing touches.
– Apply bronzer to give your skin a natural glow
– Apply blush to get a rosy, healthy look
– Apply highlighter on the cheekbones for extra definition