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How to curate your perfect Bridal makeup look

How to curate your perfect Bridal makeup look

Your dress might be the star of the show but the supporting cast (makeup & hair) can make or break your wedding look. Your wedding day is one of the most memorable days of your life and your wedding photos will be the visual keepsake, you want to make sure you look amazing in them.

Your dress might be the star of the show but the supporting cast (Makeup & Hair) can make or break your wedding look.

Your wedding day is one of the most memorable days of your life and your wedding photos will be the visual keepsake. You want to make sure you look amazing in them!

So how do you ensure you get it right for this very important day?

Have a mood board for your wedding. This will determine the overall vibe eg. light and romantic, Boho chic etc. This could determine the style of dress you choose and the flowers & decor which impacts your makeup look.

Have a mood board for your wedding. This will determine the overall vibe eg. light and romantic, Boho chic etc. This could determine the style of dress you choose and the flowers & decor which impacts your makeup look.

Next step Visuals...

Once you have an idea of what you’d like, find visual references from your makeup artists page and Pinterest to take to your trial/preview appointment.

 

Keep in mind that photos on Pinterest are just references and can not be copied exactly. They are heavily edited and completely unrealistic however it still helps to have it as a point of reference.

Your makeup artist will break the look down with you and customise it to suit your style and features.

Once you have an idea of what you’d like, find visual references from your makeup artists page and Pinterest to take to your trial/preview appointment.

 

Keep in mind that photos on Pinterest are just references and can not be copied exactly. They are heavily edited and completely unrealistic however it still helps to have it as a point of reference.

Your makeup artist will break the look down with you and customise it to suit your style and features.

Don’t be deterred if you don’t find something similar on the makeup artists page, just ask yourself if their style is aligned to the look you want.

I know it can be overwhelming, there are so many makeup styles to choose from but no matter what style you lean towards, it should always reflect who you are.

This is your wedding day, not a magazine editorial. Your look should be the elevated version of what you usually do. Don’t stray too far from your usual look if you want your groom to recognise you walking down the aisle.

Don’t be deterred if you don’t find something similar on the makeup artists page, just ask yourself if their style is aligned to the look you want.

I know it can be overwhelming, there are so many makeup styles to choose from but no matter what style you lean towards, it should always reflect who you are. 

This is your wedding day, not a magazine editorial. Your look should be the elevated version of what you usually do. Don’t stray too far from your usual look if you want your groom to recognise you walking down the aisle.

Helpful Questions to ask yourself when deciding...

  • Do I prefer to look like I’m not wearing makeup?
  • Do I like to look like I’m wearing some makeup?
  • Am I a red lipstick person?
  • Do I prefer a smokey eye?
  • Do I like to wear eyeliner?
  • Do I prefer my complexion to look more matt or glowy & dewy?
  • Do I like a classic, timeless look or do I like something that’s more fashion-forward and trendy?
  • Do I prefer to look like I’m not wearing makeup?
  • Do I like to look like I’m wearing some makeup?
  • Am I a red lipstick person?
  • Do I prefer a smokey eye?
  • Do I like to wear eyeliner?
  • Do I prefer my complexion to look more matt or glowy & dewy?
  • Do I like a classic, timeless look or do I like something that’s more fashion-forward and trendy?

Different makeup styles

NATURAL "no makeup makeup"

Perfect for the bride who never touches makeup. Think lots of moisture, light layers of foundation, minimal mascara and a hint of blush blended to perfection. This will give you some coverage and color to your skin without looking done up. 

 

This look is beautiful and fresh in person and it will not look like you are wearing makeup on photos, you’ll  look fresh and healthy glowing from within.

View my Pinterest board for natural makeup inspiration.

Perfect for the bride who never touches makeup. Think lots of moisture, light layers of foundation, minimal mascara and a hint of blush blended to perfection. This will give you some coverage and color to your skin without looking done up. 

 

This look is beautiful and fresh in person and it will not look like you are wearing makeup on photos, you’ll  look fresh and healthy glowing from within.

View my Pinterest board for natural makeup inspiration.

Natural Glam Makeup

Natural glam is a good amount of makeup using natural tones to add dimension to your face. Think Kardashians, If you like toned down shades I recommend giving this style a try. I often recommend this style to brides who dont wear makeup on a day to day basis since it’s still semi natural but gives that glam element that shows on photos. It’s elegant, timeless and a great option for brides getting married in summertime.

View my Pinterest board for Natural Glam makeup inspiration

Natural glam is a good amount of makeup using natural tones to add dimension to your face. Think Kardashians, If you like toned down shades I recommend giving this style a try. I usually recommend this style to brides who don’t wear makeup on a day to day basis since it’s still semi natural but gives that glam element on photos. It’s elegant, timeless and a great option for brides getting married in summertime.

View my Pinterest board for Natural Glam makeup inspiration

Soft Glam Makeup

Soft glam is the elevated version of Natural glam. With this style we can play with colors and shimmers.

View my Pinterest board for Soft glam makeup inspiration

Soft glam is the elevated version of Natural glam. With this style we can play with colors and shimmers.

View my Pinterest board for Soft glam makeup inspiration

There are no rules in makeup. We can always curate a hybrid look for example a natural complexion with soft glam eyes. 

High Glam

If you are a HIGH GLAM kinda lady I have some amazing friends in the industry that I can recommend for this style of makeup, just pop me a message.

High glam is a dramatic look and  it’s a popular choice for brides who don’t mind big lashes and full coverage face makeup. It’s Ideal for brides who love heavy smokey eyes and bold lips. It’s one of the most transformative looks including full contour, highlight, cut creases and big lashes.

View my Pinterest board for high glam inspiration.

If you are a HIGH GLAM kinda lady I have some amazing friends in the industry that I can recommend for this style of makeup, just pop me a message.

High glam is a dramatic look and  it’s a popular choice for brides who don’t mind big lashes and full coverage face makeup. It’s Ideal for brides who love heavy smokey eyes and bold lips. It’s one of the most transformative looks including full contour, highlight, cut creases and big lashes.

View my Pinterest board for high glam inspiration.

Most importantly ENJOY the process of curating your perfect look with your makeup artist

Most importantly ENJOY the process of curating your perfect look with your makeup artist

Ps. If you would like to book your makeup with me complete this quote form I’d love to hear from you.

Ps. If you would like to book your makeup with me complete this quote form I’d love to hear from you.

Tash xx