The key to great bridal makeup is using cosmetic products that have intense staying power – we're talking waterproof formulas and more pigment. After all, having your makeup slipping off and melting mid-ceremony is a terrible predicament to be in (not to mention a very likely predicament as the weather gets warmer). So here are some bridal makeup tips & tricks + bridal makeup products that will keep you looking fresh and beautiful all day, all night. Wipe that frown and smile.
Here Comes the Guide
Invest in a Good BaseYou need the best primer in the market as your bridal makeup base – we recommend the Smashbox Finish Foundation Primer. Not only does it smooth over pores and imperfections like a dream, it also amps up the longevity of your foundation. And once you're done applying your makeup, lightly dust your face with a good setting powder – this will minimize shine and further seal your look.
Colour Correct & ConcealGet the L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer to fix dark marks and redness. Before applying bridal makeup foundation, use the green corrector to neutralize red marks, the red corrector for brown pigments, then swipe over them with the yellow corrector – your blemishes will disappear. After foundation, add an extra layer of coverage with a good concealer – like the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind.
- Rs510Rs1,099(54% OFF)
- Rs552Rs650(15% OFF)
Add a Hint of ColourWe consider the NYX Professional Sweet Cheeks Blush Palette a must-have bridal makeup product, as it will add colour to pallid cheeks, keeping at bay a one-dimensional makeup look. The palette includes both matte and shimmery finishes – choose according to your taste.
- Rs3,719Rs7,499(50% OFF)
Get a Long-Lasting, Waterproof KajalWe think the Kiko Milano Everlasting Kajal is a great investment for your bridal makeup bag – the waterproof formula goes on smoothly and is opthalmologically tested, so you don't have to worry about watery eyes. Stays on for at least seven hours. See also: a comprehensive list of waterproof kajals if you're interested.
Use a Makeup SprayUse the L'Oreal Paris Infallible Makeup Extender to lock your bridal makeup in place and amplify its staying power – forget makeup meltdowns, fading foundations and touch-ups. This formula is lightweight, oil-free and non-comedogenic.
Choose High Pigment, Bold ColourYou want to swipe your lips with a long-wear bridal makeup lipstick more than once. We recommend these two highly pigmented formulas from Colorbar and Avon.
- Rs273Rs450(39% OFF)
- Rs795Rs950(16% OFF)
Find a Good FoundationHere are some long-wear bridal makeup foundations you can try – try Revlon ColorStay, Revlon PhotoReady Airbrush Effect or the famous Estee Lauder Foundation if you're willing to splurge. Don't forget to seal your look with a makeup spray.
- Rs6,549Rs8,489(23% OFF)
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