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Wedding Hair & Makeup Inspiration and Knowledge

The wedding day is the most important and cherished day in the life of a woman.

All eyes are on her. She wants to look her best, she wants to feel like a diva, she wants to be radiant like a bride. The bridal makeup needs to look stunning and radiant so that it highlights the beauty of the bride and make her feel extra special on her D-Day.

It is true that a woman looks the prettiest when she blushes. But for those who want to add some charm to their natural blush can go for a bridal makeup look that suits them.

Here are the Most Common Wedding Hair & Makeup Ideas:

The Classic Look:

A classic look never goes out of style and the same goes with this bridal makeup trend as well. This is an extremely popular trend that has millions of fans worldwide. This look is classy, elegant and understated which makes it perfect for a traditional Indian wedding ceremony. The makeup is minimalistic with heavy golden eye shadow on eyes, bright lips, flawless skin with rosy cheeks and lots of highlighters.

1. Apply foundation. For this classic look, use a foundation that is one shade lighter than your normal skin tone to give yourself a soft glow. Apply under your eyes and all over your face, blending well at the edges with a sponge or brush.

2. Apply concealer. Use concealer to hide blemishes or dark circles under your eyes. Dot concealer on the spots you wish to hide and then blend with your fingers or a brush until it disappears into your skin.

3. Apply powder to set the makeup. Make sure the color matches your skin tone so it doesn't make you look too pale or too tan.

4. Apply blush to the apples of your cheeks using a large brush and make sure it's blended in really well so you don't end up looking like Bozo the Clown or Ronald McDonald!

5. Apply eye shadow using three shades: light, medium, and dark (or just two if you're not comfortable with three). Start by applying lightest color in your eyelid using the light shade. Next, take a darker shade and apply it to the outer corner of your eye and blend well. To finish, use a medium shade to draw a line along your crease, then blend it in with your fingertip or a brush.

6. Line upper lash line with black eyeliner. Use liquid liner if you have steady hands, but be sure to shake the bottle well first. If you're not confident in your liquid liner skills and prefer to use a pencil, remember that you can always smudge it with a brush or Q-tip afterwards if you want the softer look that liquid liner provides.

7. Apply mascara to top lashes only! Apply two coats for extra drama and be sure to wiggle the wand when applying so you get all of your lashes coated. You can also use an eyelash curler if you like — just make sure you curl first before applying mascara!

8. Add finishing touches with lip color and eyebrow pencils (optional). If you want more drama, use dark lipstick or glossy red lipgloss! You can also use an eyebrow pencil to fill in any gaps between hairs and give yourself fuller brows.

Light & Natural Glam

If you’re going for an understated yet chic look on your wedding day, this one is for you. “A natural bridal look is all about enhancing the bride’s features without making her feel or look like someone else,” says Greenberg.

To achieve this romantic, feminine bridal look, use a foundation that offers light-to-medium coverage and avoid matte foundations, which can make the skin appear flat on camera, she adds.

Next, use a bronzer to create dimension and contour your face and brush some blush on the cheeks for a healthy flush of color. For eyes, apply a light shade of eyeshadow all over the lid—try soft pinks or champagne tones as they complement most skin tones—and add eyeliner and mascara to accentuate the eyes. Finally, finish off your bridal look with a neutral lip gloss or lipstick.

The Natural Look

The natural look is a great way to make your clients feel at ease and relaxed on the day of their wedding. Utilising natural light with a soft, natural makeup palette will create stunning photography results.

When it comes to makeup for the bride, less is more. It's about enhancing their natural beauty, not showing off your artistry or makeup skills. Brides want to look like themselves, but better! High quality makeup brands that suit the skin tone of your client are best.

Brush up on your knowledge of skin types and concerns before applying any makeup as you don't want to end up using the wrong shade or texture of foundation. If you're unsure ask your client to bring along a picture of themselves without any makeup so you can choose shades accordingly.

Researching and practising different techniques is important when creating this look as you only have one chance to get it right! For example, if you have never applied false eyelashes before, now is not the time!

Natural eyes can be achieved with neutral shades mixed within your clients eye shape; if they have deep set eyes use darker shades in the crease and lighter shades in the inner corner. If they have hooded eyes apply an eyelid primer, this will help stop the shadow from moving and reduce creases, so the colour will appear more defined.

For lips try mixing two natural colours together to create a nude tone, it will help make lips look fuller too!

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