Your wedding day will be one of the most important days of your life. You have spent many, many months planning every single detail. Often enough, many brides settle on their wedding day makeup, especially if they go the “do-it-yourself” route. They end up looking like they do on any given day or they end up making poor decisions on the choice of their products and the way they applied them.
This article has been written with every bride in mind. By educating yourself on many of the bridal beauty makeup basics, your wedding day look will be one that you’ll remember and love forever.
Now, first and foremost, BEFORE applying any eye makeup, make sure you applied powder to set your foundation and/or concealer (see PART 1 ). If you only used a moisturizer, tinted or not, pat with a little powder with a triangular wedged sponge. This way, you can avoid any potential shine in the eye area and prevent from any other eye makeup products from “caking” in the crease of your eye. Also, make sure you allowed your moisturizer to absorb in your skin before powdering.
Some makeup artists will use an eye primer before applying any eye makeup but I have never had any problems with using only powder. It’s an extra step I usually don’t incorporate in an already busy schedule. If you want however, complete peace of mind, use one. They do work well.
My ultimate bridal eye makeup beauty tip:
Try to stay away from any metallic, frost or creamy eyeshadows. These products are guaranteed to eventually “cake” in the crease of your eye. Instead, choose eye products that are more matte, pearl or of satin finish.
EYELINER & MASCARA:
Applying eyeliner will definitely give you a stunning look. However, eyeliners that are too oily will tend to smear much easier. Throw in a hot summer day and a few tears and the chance of a smudge increases ten fold.
Use a waterproof eyeliner pencil or a gel liner. These cake/gel liners have a better staying power.
Also, to be sure your liner stays in place, consider using an eyeliner sealer. Most people have NEVER heard of this but these products DO exist. One of these particular brands is called Napoleon Perdis Cake Eyeliner, among others. The Eyeliner Sealer accompanies the liner to ensure it stays put on your eye. Sound like a sure, safe thing to me!
Once your eyeshadow and eyeliner are in place, be sure to apply a BLACK WATERPROOF MASCARA. Any bride who forgoes using waterproof mascara is asking for trouble. You will almost surely get some kind of a smear. Don’t take the chance.
False eyelashes are also a popular option for brides. When choosing false eyelashes, choose a set that will enhance the thickness and length of your own eyelashes without over-doing it. Once applied, they will create a full, natural-looking lash line without being noticeably fake. The best way to do this?
Choose individual lashes that would be applied to outer edges of your eyes. Another option is to purchase a string of eyelashes that can be applied to this same area altogether. This type of application will give you a subtle, sexy, eye-opening look. I always strongly recommend this. Every bride is usually quite hesitant when it comes to false lashes but is able to fully appreciate the beauty in it once applied.
To further enhance your eyes on your wedding day, consider filling in your eyebrows with a soft powder to complete your look. A neat and tidy eyebrow will only enhance any eye makeup you choose to use.