Wedding Makeup – Where To Start!

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Deciding on wedding makeup is not an easy task. It takes a lot of time and effort to decide on your makeup look for the big day. Moreover, it is tough to describe your makeup artist how you want your makeup to be at the wedding. Here we share some guidelines to help you decide your wedding makeup when consulting with your makeup artist at your bridal trial.

Here we go…..


Everything starts with your skin. If your skin is good, then your makeup artist will need to put in fewer efforts. And you can get better results. So, the first thing that your makeup artist wants to know is your skin type. Whether your skin is dry or normal or oily, it will help her determine the type of products that would suit your skin.

The best way to have beautiful skin is to drink a lot of water, leading to your wedding. Most makeup artists recommend bride-to-be to start drinking at least three liters of water fifteen days before the wedding. Water cleanses the system from within and brings a natural glow and radiance to the face.


Based on your skin type and tone, your makeup artist will be able to determine the products that will suit you. The base is an essential part of your makeup required for the flawless application of other makeup products. It will be helpful if you can tell your artist about your preferences, like, how much coverage you would want along with the type of finish you like, such as matte finish or glowy.

The type of products you will choose will depend on your skin type and the overall finish you are looking for. For instance, the satin or glowy finish is good for a combination to dry skin. In contrast, brides with super oily skins will be fine with a matte finish.

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Your cheeks would be the center of your makeup. Myriads of makeup products will be used to brighten up your cheeks, such as blush, bronzer, contour, and highlight. Let your makeup artist know your preferences beforehand so that they can use the right product.

Professionals recommend avoiding heavy contouring. Heavy contouring and powders can impact your wedding photographs.


Once your cheeks are done, it’s your eyes to be taken care of. Beautiful sparkling eyes impact your wedding photographs hugely. Knowing beforehand what kind of eye makeup you hope to achieve can help your makeup artist use the right products.

Whether you are looking for soft eye makeup or smokey one, then comes your eyeliner – tell your artist whether you want a liquid eyeliner or a gel eyeliner. Make sure your artist use only waterproof mascara. Weddings are emotional moments; you never know when you become teary. Waterproof mascara will ensure a perfect look even during those emotional times. Go for fake eyelashes if you are looking for a stronger eye look.

Give your artist an idea about the kind of eyebrows you are looking for, natural or structured, lighter or darker, etc.


Seeing the length of the day, you can consider choosing matte liquid lipstick. Matte liquid lipstick works really well for a prolonged period. Also, don’t miss to tell your artist whether you are looking for natural shades or deep colors.


Tell your hairstylist about the kind of hairstyle you are looking for. Avoid making your hair too heavy with accessories, as it may become loose. You can try different hairstyles that could go with your outfit and decide what suits you the best.

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Wedding Makeup Tips for Brides

  • Start a skincare routine at least eight weeks before your wedding. Create your cleansing, toning, moisturizing, and sun-proof regime.
  • Try using natural products like honey, lemon, sugar, curd, tomato for your skincare routine.
  • Exfoliate your skin at least once a week. Using natural exfoliator, like coffee powder or Chickpea powder, are very effective.
  • Don’t miss to take extra care of your hair. Use natural hair conditioners, like curd, banana, milk, and honey. You can also go to a hair spa twice a month, leading to your wedding.
  • Drink a lot of water, as it helps in enhancing skin tone and brings a natural glow.
  • Get enough sleep, at least 7 hours daily. Sleep is essential; it helps you stay fresh and relaxed.
  • Avoid experimenting with any kind of hairstyle or makeup at the last moment.
  • Go only with waterproof makeup products at your wedding.
  • Do not ever change your makeup brands at the last moment.
  • Don’t try to match your lip color or eye shadow with your wedding outfit’s exact color.
  • Invest in quality tools, like brushes and blenders.
  • Use ice before starting with the entire makeup session. Ice helps to tighten the skin.
  • Keep a touchup kit handy.
  • Avoid too many touch-ups.
  • Get your makeup done in bright light. Even your trial makeup should be done in bright light so that you know how you will look on the final day.
  • Wear something matching to your bridal outfit on the day of trial makeup. It will help you know how exactly the colors will go with your outfit color.
  • Before finalizing your hairstylist and makeup artist, ask them for a test run for both your hairdo and makeup for your wedding and reception.
  • Don’t change your hairstyle at the last moment.
  • Get your body waxed a week before the wedding and your facial hair tweezed at least three days before the wedding.
  • Trust your makeup artist fully. Trust that a professional makeup artist possesses immense knowledge that can use to help you look your best.
  • Lastly, be patient while you’re getting ready. It disturbs the makeup artists, and also it may affect your overall look.

Summing it up……

I hope these wedding makeup tips help you rock on the day of your wedding. Following these wedding makeup tips will help you carry your makeup perfectly throughout the wedding. Look your best at your wedding!

Happy Wedding…. ☺ ☺