Bridal Makeup Ideas You Need To Bookmark For The Big Day

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Ever since the day you got engaged you’ve been taking notes of things that inspire you, everything from the design of the invite to the centre pieces, you've spent weeks (if not months) perfecting the details for your big day. The D-day may last only 24 hours, but the pictures are going to last a lifetime and so the pressure to decide on the perfect makeup look isn't an easy one. Hence we’ve compiled bridal makeup tips for you to scroll through and decide which one suits you best.

Before you begin to prepare your face for makeup, a glowing and radiant base complexion is a must. Since as a bride you’re juggling a million responsibilities, exfoliation is an excellent beauty cheat to achieve the desired effect. To minimise the appearance of pores and get your blood flowing, pick up Clean & Clear’s Deep Action Exfoliating Scrub £8.65. This product contains a cooling formula that cleanses your skin without leaving it parched.

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For the unconventional bride, we recommend these sultry smokey eyes which are super easy to recreate. To achieve this look start by swiping a light shade of brown across your entire eyelid. Next, from your lash line to crease, dab on a medium dark brown. Finish it up with a shimmery golden at the inner corner of your eyes. In case you’re wondering which palette to pick up, check out Lancôme's Hypnôse Drama Eyeshadow Palette £38.00. As for your lashes, for bigger, better and thicker results use Autograph's High Definition Mascara £38.00 to coat the top layer generously. Start with the inner most part of your eye and work your way to the outer lashes. Pay attention to applying the product on each lash with every stroke of the brush. Give it another minute before applying the second layer. The thing we struggl with is our the baby eyelashes on our lower lid, no on wants the smudgy back marks caused by using too big mascara brush. If you wish, you could invest in a separate mascara with smaller bristles for it (Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara £12.15.)

If you’re opting for feline flick lined eyes (an excellent choice!), there are several ways to ensure you don't spend hours trying to get one eye to look identical to the other. Our go-to trick is to use the back of a spoon as the guiding tool. To be extra careful, use a light pencil to outline and fill it up with a dark black liquid liner. Lastly, use a Q-tip dipped in strong makeup remover to sharpen out the edges.

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Although a bold dark lip is a hot trend right now, when it comes to dressing up your lips at weddings we predictably find ourselves gravitating towards lipstick tones of classic pastels, soft corals, pinks and nudes. Stila’s Stay All Day Vinyl Lip Gloss £18.00 is a great product that will last you through the day without the tedious task of reapplication.

Use our bridal makeup tips and you’re unlikely to ever regretfully look back at your wedding pictures. Even if you’ve booked a makeup artist for your special day, it’s always a good idea to be firm on the looks you’d like to go for. An important bridal makeup tip : play dress up a week before the wedding. Try on the makeup look and hairstyle to check if it goes with your theme and dress.

Now that you've got your makeup look on point, check out interesting ways to style your hair here.

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