Bridal Makeup Tutorial

Even though wedding season is almost over, I had to do this tutorial for my friend Mandy. I was going to do her makeup for her wedding but ended up moving to Croatia before the big day, and didnt even have time to teach her how to do it herself! So this one is for you girl!

This look is extremely neutral and flattering on almost any skin tone. I stuck to warm mattes with some subtle taupes, which are always perfect for a wedding. When it comes to wedding makeup you want to steer clear of a lot of colour, and stick to highlighting what you were naturally given. For example, glowing skin, a great contour and long lashes. If your doing your own makeup, it is important to remember that you will be photographed, A LOT. And makeup doesnt always translate to film as it does in real life. To make sure your makeup looks great in the photos you will be looking at for THE REST OF YOUR LIFE follow these simple rules.

1. Don't use SPF. SPF creates a reflection when a flash is used, so your face will be a halo of white and appear lighter then the rest of your body.

2. Don't use silica based transparent powders. When a flash is used it looks like cocaine all over your face.

3. Make sure to tightline your eyes. This fills in any sparse gaps if you have thinner lashes. It also prevents your eyes from disappearing in the photo or at a distance if youre using subtle eyeliner.

4. Fill dem brows in. In photos if you fill your brows in too light, they will disappear.

5. Use setting powder and a setting spray. Even though a dewy glow is gorgeous, you need to fake it. Its always easiest to go matte, and then add a fake glow with highlight and contour, then to skip the setting powder and be an oil slick by the time its time to walk down the isle. Not cute.

6. Keep shadows with shimmer to the lids. If you use shadows in the crease and brow bone, it will all blend together and become muddy. Use matte shadows for these areas, and use a shimmer on the lid exclusively. (shimmer can also be used on the inner corner of the eye)

7. Use a matte blush. Shimmer are beautiful, but they also bring attention to any flaws on the skin, like pores, or zits. A matte blush will help conceal these problems.

If you follow these rules, and follow my tutorial in my vid, your wedding makeup will be gorgeous!! Make sure to message me with any questions you have, on facebook, or instagram. You can find the links to both of my pages on the right. To check out the youtube video click HERE!!!

Products Used:

Urban Decay Naked Palette, shades Naked & Buck
Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette, shade Strange
Mac Cosmetics Shadows Copperplate, Carbon, and Satin Taupe
La Femme Black Cake Eyeliner
Love Love Lashes in Bambi
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Duo Powder in Dark Brown
Mac Cosmetics Blush in Coygirl
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
Mac Cosmetics Lightscapade Mineralize Skin Finish
Revlon 24hr Colorstay Mousse Foundation
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer
Nars Loose Powder
Maybelline Colour Whisper Lipstick in Lust for Blush
Covergirl Beloved Lip Liner
Hair and Makeup Addiction Blushes