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DIY: Your Bridal Makeup


DIY bridal makeup is a great idea if you’re looking to save money, while guaranteeing you’ll like the outcome. You can takeover your whole bride look, but you should still follow certain guidelines to be camera-ready on your big day. Here are all the secrets and tips you need in completing your bridal makeup!

Bridal Makeup Inspo

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Like any good artist, you should first get some bridal inspiration. It’s important to do your research and look up reference photos of different beauty looks. You can try to replicate the image yourself, or simply take certain aspects you like from what you see.

Start With Good Skin

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Prepping your skin is the most important part of doing your bridal makeup. This includes toning, smoothing and moisturizing with lotion, and applying primer. A good makeup look starts with a good base, which helps makeup go on evenly and last longer. This will also make your complexion brighter and blur pores without any makeup.

Apply Face Makeup

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You already have all the products you need at your fingertips, so don’t worry about spending money on new makeup. You can create a perfect complexion with long-wear, long-lasting, and waterproof cosmetics. We suggest applying foundation with your fingers or a sponge to correctly cover imperfections and give an airbrush-like finish. Apply concealer, blush, bronzer, and highlight as you desire. When finished, set your face makeup with a translucent powder to absorb oil and keep your face glowing!

Natural Eye Makeup

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The key to flawless bridal makeup is keeping your look as natural as possible. Make sure you don’t over-do it with the contouring and eyeshadow. Use an eyeshadow base, then apply concealer to brighten your eyes before applying any color. Simply use a light shadow color and a medium-tone crease color. Keeping your eye makeup simple allows you to have big lashes! Apply your favorite mascara for volume and length, then fill in your brows to complete the look.

Add Colored Lips

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It is very important to add some color to your lips to finish your bridal makeup look. This will pop against your white dress and prevent you from looking washed out. Use both a lip liner and a matching lipstick to make it last and prevent bleeding throughout your big day. We suggest sticking with rose and peachy tones!

Practice, Practice, Practice!

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The last bridal makeup tip we’re leaving you with is to practice! Even though you’re doing it yourself, you should still go through makeup trials. We suggest trying out your makeup look a few months before your wedding, and then a week before to make sure you like it.

Show us how you do your bridal makeup and your finished makeup looks by tagging us on Instagram @glamandgowns, and Faviana’s Instagram @Faviana, Snapchat @Faviana_NY, and Twitter @FavianaNY. Also, check our bridal dresses collection by Faviana.


Faviana Team

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