6 wedding makeup tips to keep in mind on your big day

Don’t ruin your wedding day with these bridal makeup don’ts

Beautiful African bride (Courtesy)

For a majority of people, the wedding day is a big deal, after all, it’s supposed to be the happiest day of your life. Obviously, on this day, you need to look anything but basic. You need to ooze elegance - your dress should be everything you ever dreamed of and to complete the whole look, your hair and makeup need to be on point. Today, we will give you bridal makeup tips to keep in mind so as not to ruin the day.

1. It’s necessary to get a makeup artiste.

Get a professional bridal MUA as they will do professional makeup on you and use the right products for you skin. Remember, seasons are important; if it’s a wedding during the hot season, you may get really oily and start sweating, so you’ll need makeup techniques that make the foundation last all day and keep the shine away and a professional MUA has the know-how.

2. Do not try out new skin care routines the night before or a few days before.

You may be tempted to try out a certain face mask or a DIY you saw online. Don’t. Some of the products may cause a reaction on your skin and the last thing you want is a skin breakout on the morning of your wedding day. Play it safe and just drink lots of water and get enough sleep on the days leading to the wedding day to avoid looking tired.

3. Avoid dramatic eyeshadow and smokey eye.

Really, this is not the time to try out those fiery and fierce super bright eyeshadows. Keep it subtle, there’s something about simple elegance that’s so gorgeous on a bride. As for the smokey eye, avoid it as you could cry during the day due to emotions and what not and the you don’t want runny makeup after crying.

4. If you have to wear false lashes, ensure they’re the simple kind.

No drag queen lashes on your wedding day please. In fact, the best thing is to have your natural lashes and add mascara.

5. No cakey foundation.

The biggest makeup sin you could do on your wedding day is having the wrong shade of foundation. Hence point number one. Once you’re through with the makeup, do a flash test to see if the makeup was blended well so as not to look terrible when photos are taken with flash.

6. Carry blotting tissues.

These will come in handy to blot out any sweat or excess oils during the day, especially if you’re going to have a wedding during the hot season.

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