7 Wedding Makeup Rules Every Bride Needs To Know

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Your wedding day is the biggest and most important day of your life, after months and months of preparation and pre bridal delegations, the day you have envisioned from a very early age has arrived at long last.

You have the dress, your bridesmaids and hairstyle are in check, the invitations have been sent out and all that is left to conquer is your makeup for the day, but where should you start if you want to be your own makeup artist for the day?

While most brides - to - be would turn around and look at you in shock, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to do your own wedding day makeup, especially when you are in charge of taking care of your skin 364 other days of the year.

Where Should You Start?

Even if you plan to do your own bridal makeup seeking advice from a makeup artist is still advisable says makeup artist Toby Salvietto. “If you just get 1 new idea from a bridal consultation it’s still worth having, start researching different makeup looks and look into a wider range of makeup brands at least 3 months before the big day. Take some time out to get colour matched as well to ensure you are on the right track to securing your perfect bridal look.”

Practice Makes Perfect

As much as you know your skin better than anyone else we all have our off days when it comes to our makeup but your wedding day definitely shouldn't be one of them. Whether you are having your makeup done professionally or doing it yourself 3 practise runs are recommended before the big day.

You will also need to take into consideration that emotions will be running high on the day, you may be nervous which could make your skin oilier than usual or your hair could take longer than expected, setting aside at least an hour and a half to do your makeup and repair any mishaps is a good idea.

What Will You Need?

To save time, trouble and unnecessary tension we’ve put together the 7 makeup rules every bride needs to know.

Step 1 - Your Moisturiser

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Choosing the right moisturiser is key when preparing your skin on the morning of your wedding day, you want something that is lightweight, non greasy and won’t weigh your makeup down. Try using Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel, £30 which is great for keeping skin hydrated throughout the day.

Step 2 - Your Primer

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Whist keeping your makeup in check for the whole day is a high priority you also want to look and feel fabulous, primers are the secret weapon to a flawless finish so choosing a hard working primer is essential. I love Shiseido’s Pore Smoothing Corrector, £31.50 which helps to refine skin texture, minimise pore appearance and create the perfect pre makeup base.

Step 3 - Your Concealer

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Cover up any pre wedding breakouts and enhance a natural glow to your skin with NARS’ Radiant Creamy Concealer, £23 paying particular attention to your under eye area with this concealer will also help to disguise dark circles and encourage luminosity to your under eye area.

Step 4 - Your Foundation

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The foundation you wear on your wedding day will quite honestly make or break your wedding album, you need something that is going to be comforting and naturally complement your skin from all angles. Try Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Stay In Place Makeup,£32.50 for a flawless oil - free finish that will see you from day to dusk, without any mishaps.

Step 5 - Waterproof Mascara

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Wedding days can be emotionally overwhelming and quite often that’s just for the guests! For the bride it’s the beginning of a new chapter which quite naturally can be an intense emotion fuelled day, which is where a hardworking waterproof mascara steps in. Try Tom Ford’s Waterproof Extreme Mascara, £36 to keep your lashes looking volumised and most importantly water resistant.

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Step 6 - Lipstick

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Your wedding day lipstick is also an extremely key piece to your bridal look, choose something that is naturally subtle and won’t take anyway any attention from the rest of your bridal makeup, I like Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution Lipstick in Amazing Grace, £23. Using a lip liner will also help to accentuate your lips and prevent lip staining try, Stila’s Stay All Day Lip Liner in Pink Moscato, £16

Step 7 - Setting Spray

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The setting spray you use to complete your makeup look is what will help you to stand out the most, you want something that is long lasting and hydrating. Try NYX’s Setting Spray Matte Finish, £8.99 to keep your shiny prone skin at bay and increase the longevity of your makeup.