Bridal makeup varies greatly in different cultures, but it always has the central theme of making the bride look outstanding on her wedding day. Being very, very general, there are two basic makeup types-the heavy makeup looks of Arab and Indian cultures, utilizing strong lines and color; and the more neutral looks of ‘western’ bridal makeup, usually in soft browns and grays.
For both these types of Makeup for Bride looks, the key to success is to have a great base to work with: foundation is paramount for bridal looks. While sponge and brush applications were the best we could hope for a couple of years back, nowadays bridal makeup is being revolutionized by airbrushing.
Airbrushing foundation on gives the smoother, most flawless application possible for foundation, with the added benefits of the long lasting, smudge-proof foundation best makeup formulas. Indian bridal looks have very heavy contouring on the face-this is done seamlessly with an airbrush. Even lighter contouring is achieved perfectly with airbrushing-it really is an indispensable tool for great Makeup for Brides.
While Indian and Arab brides often incorporate color into their bridal makeup, it is less common on ‘western’ brides, but don’t fear taking a dip into a color palette. Soft pinks, browns and purples work really well with the white dress of a western bride. If you choose to add a color to the eye, then keep the lips simple and spend time to get the exact color match for eyes and lips-you don’t want to be mixing color schemes.
False lashes are an essential part of the dramatic makeup of most Arab and sub continental brides, but is the drama is a little too much for you, try a half set of lashes, or even a couple of individual lashes on the outer corner of the eyes-they really do open up the eye and give a doe-like look to the eyes.
Good looks should accentuate the bride’s natural features, and one way of doing this is to highlight the lips using a pressed pearl eye shadow. Don’t freak out, its not white lips we’re talking about-just a subtle placing of reflective pearl powder in the center of the lips that catches the light and makes lips look super pouty.
Another trick for clever Makeup for Bride boob pride is to use a contouring color in an airbrush to line the cleavage-this makes the decolletage look instantly bigger, firmer and rounder, consider it a 2 minute boob job that any bride will love. Airbrushing can also be done on the back, neck and arms to cover any imperfections without fear of it rubbing off on the dress, or other guests as the congratulatory hugs and kisses start to roll in.