5 Essential Makeup Tips From a Bridal Makeup Artist at Twidale

As a bride, it’s your right to look and feel your absolute best on your wedding day, and a bridal makeup artist plays a significant role in making sure that your pre-wedding prep is as seamless as possible. There’s a lot to consider when it comes to makeup application, the products you should use and the colours you should wear. We asked a bridal makeup artist here at Twidale to share five top tips for a disaster-proof wedding day look.

Take the Season into Consideration

Tailor your makeup, particularly your base, to suit the weather and other elements. If it’s winter, our bridal makeup artist highly recommends using hydrating foundations and other hydrating base products. For summer weddings, consider using foundations and primers that will prevent your skin from looking to shiny or oily, and the foundation from slipping. This is especially true for somewhere like Brisbane, a city that experiences high levels of humidity during the summer months. If you’re taking photos outside, or you know your face will be exposed to the sun on your wedding day, you should always wear SPF under your makeup.

Go For Glowy (Not Shiny) Skin

For oily skin types, there’s a difference between a shiny and a dewy, lit-from-within complexion. A bridal makeup artist will use some great products to create a luminous base, but they will also use products to control any additional shine. Use foundations with a natural or matte finish, and avoid any products with a dewy finish. Once you apply your foundation, add a light dusting of translucent powder on the forehead and anywhere prone to shine. To create a glowy complexion, apply any illuminating products to areas where you’re not naturally oily – brow bone, cheekbones and cupid’s bow.

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Touch Up Kit

The initial application of your makeup may not last the 8+ hours on your wedding day, especially if you are dancing, eating and talking to your guests. Throughout the day, you may feel the need to give your face a quick powder or apply more lipstick. Every bride should carry a touch up kit with them. Our bridal makeup artist at Twidale recommends packing any of the following: translucent powder, blotting papers, lipstick/gloss, blush, and other emergency items like hairpins, bandaids and eye drops.

Don’t Go Too Trendy

Your wedding is not the time to try some of the latest makeup trends, particularly if you are someone who wears simple makeup in your everyday life. Remember, you’ll have photographic evidence of your bridal look, and you don’t want to look back at photos and wish you had gone for something more classic. It is best to avoid statement looks and opt for something simple and slightly glam. For instance, avoid extreme contouring or graphic eyeliner, and go for a soft pink, romantic makeup look with a nude lip. Having said that, there are definitely some bridal makeup trends, like blush lids or a bold red lip, that are a little more understated than a glitter eyeliner.

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If You DIY, Keep Practicing 

Plan on doing your own makeup on the day? Avoid any stressful stuff-ups and practice your look more than once. No matter how makeup-savvy you are, don’t wait to apply your look for the first time on your actual wedding day. To give you extra confidence, you can always visit a bridal makeup artist here at Twidale to help you with proper application techniques as well as ideal products to use for your skin type. 

Book a Bridal Makeup Artist From Twidale

Are you still on the hunt for the perfect bridal makeup artist for your big day? Twidale can help you create a unique wedding makeup look that will look equally stunning in person as it will in photos. As mobile makeup artists, we can travel anywhere in Australia (subject to any border restrictions) for your wedding day makeup needs, for you and your bridal party. To find out about our availability, get in touch with our team.