Bridal Beauty: Back To Basics!

 In Beauty, DIY / Tutorial

Hi ladies, you know I’m a massive fan of The Beauty Department and here they are again with another goodie… bridal beauty goes back to basics. Yes, news flash, it’s OK to be you on your wedding day ;) just a slightly shinier, more souped-up version of you… here’s how…Bridal Beauty: Back To Basics!

{PHOTO: JUSTIN COIT + THEBEAUTYDEPARTMENT.COM post designed by kristin ess}


Longwear liquid foundation, foundation brush, dusty-rose colored cream blush, smoky-taupe wet/dry eyeshadow, eye shadow brush, dark brown or black long wear gel liner, pointed liner brush, water-resistant mascara, pinky-nude lip color.


♥   After applying a water-based primer, even out your complexion with longwear liquid foundation that is an exact match of your skin tone. This is not the day to try to fake darker/paler complexions, you want the product to “disappear” into your skin. Use a foundation brush for an even application and depending on the neckline of your dress, carefully blend onto your neck then buff with a tissue so nothing ends up on your dress.

♥   With your foundation brush, dip it in a dusty-rose colored cream blush and pat a few times on the back of your hand to disperse of any clumps. Then while smiling in the mirror to find the apples of your cheeks, swirl and pat the brush to create a dewy flush of color.

♥   Wet your eyeshadow brush with water, give it a quick tap on your sink/counter then dip it into your smoky-taupe shadow to create more of a paste-like consistency. Play on the back of your hand to smooth away any powder clumps then sweep the brush over your entire lid and crease to create a solid wash of color.

♥   Swirl your pointed liner brush into a dark brown or black long wear gel liner (there are so many amazing waterproof options at your department, specialty and drug stores!) and again first test the consistency on the back of your hand by swirling away any clumps. Then starting at the inner corner of your lash line, gently drag the brush across your lid, adding a little more pressure as you work your way to the outer corner (light pressure = thin line, heavy pressure = thick line).

♥   Apply two coats of waterproof mascara and decide if you want to skip your bottom lashes if you think you’ll be a gushing bride as well as a blushing bride!

♥   Finish with a pinky-nude lip color that your loyal maid of honor will keep on her to re-apply whenever she sees you need it.

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  • Amanda

    Wow, some great tips, was just browsing about for wedding make-up info and stumbled by here, I’m glad I did, it’s a great website, thanks.

    Bridal Gems

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