Do’s and Don’ts of Bridal Makeup

Bridal makeup

Once you have decided on your wedding attire , it is now time to get your bridal makeup on point. Whatever be your budget, your bridal makeup should never be compromised on. Here are some of the expert tips that you should keep in mind regarding the do’s and don’ts while choosing your bridal makeup.





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It is important to take care of your skin a minimum of 3-6 months prior to the wedding to ensure that your skin is ready for the big day. It helps your skin to endure the makeup on your skin

Take your makeup trial 3-5 weeks before your wedding


bridal makeup

Keep in mind to take your trial at least 3-5 weeks prior to your wedding, but don’t exceed 5 weeks. If you want to use fake tan for your go for a test run so that your makeup artist can see which color suits you the best. You need to feel your best on your trial day and also your hair and jewelry should be perfect and you also get to know the entire look.

Wear a matching T-shirt

While you’re having your make-up test in a store, to see how the makeup looks in broad daylight, wear a t-shirt matching the color of your bridal attire and take pictures without a flashlight.

Highlight the brow bone


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Finish your make-up off with a highlighter shade on the brow bone to make the eyes really pop. Go for a light matte shade, and pat onto the outer corner of the brow bone so subtly draw attention to this area of your face.

Have references at hand

Stalk makeup artists on social media and select the ones which are your favorite. Collect all the references at hand to show your chosenbridal makeup artist

Stick to your decided look

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All of us have ‘dream-look’ for our wedding. Though there will be minor changes yet try to stick to your previously decided look. Avoid any major changes to your look. 

Communicate with your bridal makeup artist

 Don’t forget that your makeup artist is working with you, i.e unknowingly there is teamwork going on. In such a case, you need to convey your likes and dislikes to yourbridal makeup artist. Tell them about the things you liked along with the ones you absolutely did not. This is only going to better their work. 

Wear your blouse before the makeup

 Sounds strange? Well, it’s not. This is helpful in two ways- one, you won’t ruin your hairstyle while wearing the blouse. Secondly, you will get an idea of how your makeup goes with yourbridal outfit.

Stick to classics

It’s good to follow trends but not for every occasion. Trendy makeup might look good for your pre-wedding functions like sangeet or mehndi, they might not look the same on your wedding or reception.

Avoid a cakey face

Try to achieve a natural and glowing look instead of layering up your face with foundation and concealer.



Don’t skip the basics

Focus on the most important elements of your look, such as beautifully natural-looking skin, softly groomed brows, and feathery lashes. If you get these basic factors right the rest of your make-up will fall into place.

Skip an SPF

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If you are opting for Flash Photography, it is advised to skip wearing sunscreen as the flash will reflect on the skin. Be sure to test at your trial by taking a photo with your flash on.

Don’t just apply makeup on the face

Not just the face but your neck and shoulders also need makeup to make sure that your face does not have a different texture than your body. Everything should look uniform to create the most natural look possible. An easy way to blend uneven skin tones together is to use a light fake tan.

Don’t be scared to go a bit brighter

Choose a lipstick that is a shade or two brighter than what you normally wear, because neutral, brown, and pale lip colors would look washed out in photographs. Wear a neutral base with a base of pink or rose color topping it. Pinks, roses, magenta, and plums are great and classic choices.

Stay mid-way

It is always advisable to go neither too glossy nor too matte. Avoid lipsticks at either end of the textured scale, too glossy or too matte lipsticks may leave your lips dry and cakey by the time you kiss your groom. The best lipstick would be a moisturizing, satin finish one to make your lips look their best and give the most long-lasting finish.

No hurrying

Your makeup will be taking time. Do not rush yourbridal makeup artistto complete your makeup faster, instead let them work at their own pace and achieve the best look for you.  

Try new skincare treatments prior to the wedding 

This is a must follow. Never ever try any new skincare treatments close to the wedding. You need to take care of your skin but not with any new skincare treatments, you never know how your skin will be reacting to anything new. Whatever treatments you have to try, try them at least 6 months before the d-day. 

Don’t ignore the eyes 


bridal makeup

It is all about choosing the right tone to compliment your eye color. Keep the intensity and depth of the color closest to the lash line which makes your eyes pop-out and the key feature is the eyes and not the eye makeup.

Must-Have Makeup Products in Your Bridal Kit

When we are talking aboutbridal makeup kit, it becomes a little confusing as there are numerous kits and products available in the market along with a hundred variations. You often might get confused between the essential and the not-so-essential makeup products. Here we have listed some of the essential items that must be present in every bridal kit.


This is a must-have because it ensures that your makeup stays in place. Also, it creates a smooth surface blending seamlessly with your foundation. A good foundation will keep your foundation in place without any creases. 


All you desire in your wedding makeup is flawless skin and a good foundation takes you a step nearer to it. 


Trying to hide a sudden popped up pimple? Concealer is the best to do so. It is the quickest and the easiest way to hide that pimple popping out of nowhere just before the wedding. 

Setting powder

Are you a bride with oily skin? Do not forget your setting powder. This is a must one for a natural look. 

Bronzer and Highlighter

 Aren’t you a fan of the sculpted cheekbones? That is why you need a bronzer. Also, you need to highlight the key features of your face. 

Eyeshadow palette

Dramatic eyes are best created with the perfect eyeshadow. Buy an eyeshadow palette that offers you most of the colors that you would love to sport. 


Long lashes are love and they make your eyes look bigger and brighter. 


No girl can ever survive without her kajal or eyeliner. A bold stroke of kajal is enough to change your entire look. 


You can never vouch that lipsticks are not important. It is a universal fact and it will remain as it is. 

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