Bridal Make-up

Beat the Wedding Day Jitters with These Practical Bridal Make-up Tips

Whether you are the bride or the professional make-up artist, chances are that you will be dealing with a mix of jitters and nerves, come the big day. However, when it comes to the bridal make-up, you can relax, thanks to our handy tips to make the bride shine on her big day, and stand out for all the right reasons. Bridal make-up is an art form; it is different to all other forms of make-up, and should be treated as such.

One of the starting points of bridal make-up, whether you are the artist or the bride, is to test out new formulas and colours to determine the best look on the day. By doing so, you have the freedom to explore and to be bold. You won’t know what works, and what doesn’t, until you try it. Once you’ve mapped out the look you’re going for, it’s time to get down to the nitty-gritty of bridal make-up.

Start with the Eyes

When doing bridal make-up for your client’s wedding, start with the eyes. This allows you to clean up the area around the eyes before you start perfecting the skin. Since you want the emphasis to be on the eyes, you want them to be highly defined. Do this by lining the inner lower rim and upper lid of the eye using a dark waterproof cream liner to help to keep a rather intense look soft.

Even if your client’s eyebrows are in a great condition, you should still fill them in lightly with a pencil that is a shade lighter than her hair. This succeeds in emphasising their shape while deepening the colour. After all, the brows frame the entire face! It’s one of your most important areas that you need to use to its full advantage.

It’s All About the Lip Colour

Colour on the lips is a must for any bride. Since you want to retain the emphasis on the eyes, consider only going for a bit of colour on the actual wedding day. A handy tip: consider using a lip stain, as it lasts all day, adding gloss on top of it for the reception. This keeps lips moist and plump without adding a lipstick layer on top of another. If your client insists on false lashes, be sure to match the false lashes to the real ones. Add some individual false lashes to the outer corner of your client’s eyes, and then apply mascara over both the false and real lashes to bring it all together.

Stand Out With a Bridal Make-Up Qualification from Face to Face Beauty & Make-Up Design School

The bridal make-up and beauty sector is an extremely competitive one. Face to Face Beauty & Make-Up Design School is South Africa’s longest established specialist training academy in beauty, make-up design, and special effects, and we have trained thousands of bridal make-up artists over the years. Speak to our admission advisors to learn more about our industry-accredited courses, and how we can give you a competitive advantage in your career.

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