bridal makeup how to make it - Raphael Oliver
bridal makeup how to make it - Raphael Oliver

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Bridal Makeup: How to make it?

How should the ideal makeup be for each type of bride? Which base to choose? How should the eye makeup be and how to make the makeup have durability? Discover everything in this post.

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The most anticipated moment of any wedding is the arrival of the bride. They dream, idealize, imagine, research and change their mind several times during the months before marriage in search of the perfect production that harmonizes with their beauty and all the other details of the marriage bond.

There are many nuances that govern the bride’s makeup: timelessness, visagism, photogenic, durability, among other important details so that makeup is an instrument for valuing beauty in its highest potential. If you want to understand everything about the ideal makeup for each type of bride, keep reading the post.

Bridal makeup | Pre Makeup
Bridal makeup | Pre Makeup

Pre-makeup

Pre-makeup is one of the most important points of bridal makeup, as it is at this moment that the skin is hydrated, illuminated and prepared to receive all the products that will be applied throughout the makeup. A good pre-makeup is fundamental for the final result of the bride’s makeup to be harmonious and beautiful.

Skin preparation in bridal makeup
Skin preparation in bridal makeup

Skin

The bride’s skin must be prepared with great care to bring the necessary uniformity, but without overloading in product quantities. The idea is to create perfect skin without excess.

There are cases where the skin has blemishes, acne or other imperfections, and for these skins I suggest making a correction at all critical points before applying the foundation with a high coverage concealer that is waterproof like Kryolan’s Dermacolor by example, and only then apply the desired base.

Light and shadow techniques can also be used, but be very careful not to overdo it. The tip is to use a contour tone only 02 shades darker than the skin, so the effect will be more natural.

Eye makeup for brides | Photo and Makeup: Raphael Oliver
Eye makeup for brides | Photo and Makeup: Raphael Oliver

Eyes

As a rule, bridal makeup should be brighter and more serene. To achieve this result the ideal is to opt for lighter shadows and without much depth in the concave and the outer corner of the eyelid. As for lighting, opt for metallic and satin shadows as they open your eyes and make your expression lighter.

Also avoid false eyelashes that are too bulky or too long, as they can weigh the expression.

Intensity of bridal makeup | Photo: Pedro Nakamura | Makeup: Raphael Oliver
Intensity of bridal makeup | Photo: Pedro Nakamura | Makeup: Raphael Oliver

Intensity

Bridal makeup should be an extension of her beauty, that is, makeup should be fully personalized in order to highlight the individual traits of the woman. The more this makeup is elaborated with personal characteristics and taste in mind, the more it will tend to be assertive.

Avoid wearing this makeup. This goes for skin, eyes, blush, highlighter, etc. The makeup must be beautiful both for those who see it up close and from a distance, and also, of course for those who look perfect in the photo and video.

Important: Don’t forget to use waterproof lash glue.

What are the best foundation for brides?
What are the best foundation for brides?

Top 05: What are the best foundation for brides?

Not always the same foundation used for conventional makeup should be used to make up brides, because in matrimonial makeup, durability and high performance in front of cameras is essential. So look for bases that are waterproof to offer both beautiful and long-lasting makeup, so the bride can enjoy the entire party without worrying about her appearance.

01. Urban Decay All Nighter | Foundation and Concealer

All Nighter Urban Decay Base Excellent choice for bridal makeup.
All Nighter Urban Decay Base Excellent choice for bridal makeup.

With extremely high coverage, the Urban Decay All Nighter foundation provides perfect skin. Its formula is designed for make-up for high durability. The ideal for this base is to mix a couple of drops of essential oil so that it has more luster, since its finish is matte. A small amount is enough to leave the skin flawless.

02. Tom Ford Waterproof Foundation

Tom Ford waterproof base, high coverage base and very resistant to make up brides.

03. Mac Prolong Wear Foundation

Pro Longwear Mac Base, matte finish base and very water resistant.
Pro Longwear Mac Base, matte finish base and very water resistant.

The Mac Pro Longwear line is already a favorite for its long-lasting concealers and the base is also loved when it comes to durability and coverage. This base provides a matte finish and is very water resistant. I recommend moisturizing the skin very well, as it tends to give a slight mark on the expression lines if the skin is very dry.

04. Atelier Paris Waterproof foundation

Atelier Paris base, medium coverage, very pigmented and very water resistant.
Atelier Paris base, medium coverage, very pigmented and very water resistant.

The base of Atelier Paris provides excellent coverage and durability without weighing. Its consistency is not extremely thick, which allows the skin to be perfectly uniform and at the same time light. The interesting thing about this base is that due to the high concentration of pigments, it manages to smooth the skin very well, even with a smaller amount of product. Its finish is matte, but can be changed by adding liquid illuminator at the time of application.

05. Airbrush Flawless Longwear Foundation

Base Airbrush Flawless, base com alta luminosidade, cobertura média e efeito de pele saudável para maquiar noivas.
Airbrush Flawless Foundation, foundation with high luminosity, medium coverage and healthy skin effect for makeup brides.

The Flawless Airbrush provides medium coverage and incredible brightness and luminosity. The base adds a healthy and luminous skin effect that pleases women who seek a natural beauty effect but at the same time rich.

Tips and tricks to make the bridal makeup last longer.
Tips and tricks to make the bridal makeup last longer.

How to make bridal makeup last longer?

Opt for creamy, oil-based products that are waterproof. Also avoid applying excess powder so that the makeup does not look blurred if the bride tears.

A tip is to use some “sealer” (products that increase the durability of makeup), mixed in the base, lipstick and in all creamy formulation products that you want to use but that are not waterproof.

Ex: Aqua Sealer Makeup Forever

Make your foundation waterproof with Aqua Seal from Makeup Forever.
Make your foundation waterproof with Aqua Seal from Makeup Forever.

Não esqueça do fixador de maquiagens

All Nighter Urban Decay Makeup Fixer Perfect to Extend Makeup Duration for Brides
All Nighter Urban Decay Makeup Fixer Perfect to Extend Makeup Duration for Brides
Which pigments to use in bridal makeup? | Photo and Makeup: Raphael Oliver

Which pigments to use?

The finer and more delicate pigments are more recommended as they do not weigh the makeup and do not create an aspect of party makeup.

The most recommended are satin pigments, the so-called “reflects”, which are thinner than glitter. They are transparent, but have a very beautiful and interesting shine effect for bridal makeup.

Bride with eyes watering what to do?
Bride with eyes watering what to do?

Tears, what to do?

They are practically declared enemies of any makeup. But how to prevent the client from crying at such an exciting time? Almost impossible.

Therefore, the makeup must be prepared following all the necessary tips and procedures to make it as resistant as possible.

Tips to prevent the client from eyes watering during the service:

  • Avoid leaving very bright lights directed at the face, such as leds or ring lights for example.
  • Avoid leaving a fan or air conditioner pointed at the face area
  • If the client has a tendency to water, eye sensitivity, make-up in an upright position and leave a cotton swab always available to prevent the tear from running down during the makeup process, while the products have not yet dried.
Photo and Makeup: Raphael Oliver
Photo and Makeup: Raphael Oliver

Guidelines you should give to the bride

  • If it tears, dry it with a tissue by pressing and not dragging.
  • Do not rub with your hands so as not to stain
  • If the skin becomes oily or sweaty, dry a tissue by tapping the face.

Also check out the post: 07 Secrets On How To Apply Makeup Like A Professional

How much does a bride’s makeup cost?

It depends a lot on the region and the chosen makeup artist. But it can vary from $ 500.00 to $ 5,000 or even more depending on what the production package may offer.

Why is the bride’s makeup more expensive?

The production of the bride is not limited to make-up in the pre-wedding moment. It requires planning, a closer look at personal characteristics, the concept of the dress, the event, requires the use of specific products and a different ritual in the preparation and treatment of the bride. All of this added to the time that is spent, which is much higher than that of conventional social makeup.

How to choose makeup artist for wedding?

Look for a makeup artist who is technically prepared to make a personalized makeup, the correct makeup according to the skin tone and personal characteristics, but who is above all interested in understanding the bride’s dream and expectation so that the makeup is a continuity of the whole wedding experience, so that she is in tune with all the other details such as hair, dress, accessories and other important factors. See also the professional’s portfolio and see if previous work done is aligned with what you are looking for.

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