Achieve That Bridal Glow!

Achieve That Bridal Glow!

When talking about bridal makeup, there seems to be very general pieces of advice available to achieve that stunning look – keep things looking natural, let your skin glow from within, and stay away from bold, over-the-top colors. While these are indeed helpful, there should be a more specific guideline on how brides can genuinely look their best on this extraordinary day in their lives. What are the best makeup products to use? Should brides always go for high-end brands? What are the ways to prep the skin for a makeup look that should last all day? Practical brides may choose to do their own makeup. After all, Kate Middleton, aka Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is known for having done her own makeup on her royal wedding that was shown across the globe. If royals can do it, so can you, right? Hiring a professional is always an option, but if you want to take on the challenge, here are some of the biggest beauty secrets every would-be bride should know before they say their “I dos.”

Have a Proper Skincare Routine

Looking flawless on your wedding day isn’t just about the makeup products you choose. No matter how high-end the brands you use, you need a good base for all these products to “stick” properly onto your skin. You need a proper skincare routine that will lessen all the dark spots, uneven skin tone, and dullness you’ll have to cover up with makeup. This, however, is a long process and isn’t something you can quickly achieve overnight, not even weeks. Work with a trusted dermatologist here in Salt Lake City, Utah, and give yourself half a year to truly find the right products and routine that work best for your skin type. Once you’ve found the most effective ones for you, never miss a day or night of a proper skin pampering. You’ll thank yourself for a job well done when you finally see all your wedding photos.

Take it to the Top, But Still Be You!

Just because it isn’t ideal for wearing bold colors or going for that smoky eye look doesn’t mean you have to limit yourself. Your goal isn’t to look like an entirely new person on your wedding day. If your go-to look involves some cat eyeliner and bold red lips, you can stick to the same look even on your big day but just give it a twist. You’d still want to look like yourself, but only better. If, on the other hand, your everyday makeup look is all about neutrals – copper eyes and nude lips – then your big day isn’t the perfect time to experiment. Stick to a tried-and-tested look but take it a few notches up.

Only go for waterproof makeup products

Wedding days are emotional celebrations, and you wouldn’t want to look like a raccoon on this special day if you’re not wearing waterproof mascara and other products. With waterproof products, you won’t have to worry about your tears and sweat ruining the makeup look you spent hours to complete. This is highly recommended, especially if your wedding is in the middle of summer. Finally, get some high-quality makeup spray as well to lock in those products on your face truly.