Are you about to get married, but panic at the thought of ending up with an orange complexion or looking pale in your wedding photos? Take a deep breath, GAEL has the solution for you. With these 7 easy tips, you can create your own dream bridal makeup!
#1. WELL-PREPARED SKIN WILL TAKE YOU FAR
Beautiful, radiant skin starts with the right care… weeks before the big day! A radiant complexion is the key to a successful bridal makeup: clean and care for your skin daily in the weeks leading up to your wedding. There is little chance that your skin will have imperfections on the big day!
#2. BYE BYE BRUSHES, USE YOUR FINGERS
To avoid the unsightly “mask” effect that a poorly blended foundation sometimes gives us, there is nothing better than using your fingers! Start by preparing your skin with a moisturizing mask, they work wonders. Then apply a long-wearing foundation with your fingers, working from the inside out. When it comes to quantity, don’t overdo it: use just enough to give a light coverage, but insist on your blemished areas. Working the material with your fingers allows the product to warm up and blend better. Natural effect guaranteed!
#3. POWDERED T-ZONE + ROSY CHEEKS = PERFECT COMBO
Once your foundation has been applied, set it with a translucent powder. Choose one that is anti-flashback, otherwise beware of a ghostly complexion in your photos! Apply the powder very lightly, it should look like a light veil on your face and not an extra layer. Focus on the T-zone, which is the most oily part of the face, but leave your cheekbones alone! Their dewy color will give a romantic glow to your complexion.
#4. A BRIGHT BLUSH TO AVOID A SALLOW COMPLEXION
The light from a flash or spotlight during a photo shoot gives off a very harsh light that tends to make your makeup disappear. Knowing that you are going to be in the spotlight on your wedding day, put your assets forward with a stronger makeup than usual. Contouring and a bright blush should be enough to keep you from looking pale in your photos.
#5. USE HIGHLIGHTER (BUT IN MODERATION)
What’s better than makeup that catches the light and reflects it back in a flattering way? Don’t be afraid to use highlighter, but don’t overdo it or you’ll look like a disco ball. Apply it to the tip of your nose, the top of your cheekbones and the inside corner of your eye for a fresh, luminous look.
#6. LEAVE THE LIPSTICK, HELLO THE LINER
Your lips will be put to the test on your wedding day. Between the vows, speeches, kisses and food, your lipstick might not hold up. To avoid half-bleached lips, swap your lipstick for a lip liner. Their wax and oil-rich formula will last longer and make touch-ups easier. Use it as a lip liner however additionally as a lipstick!
#7. GO “NO MAKE-UP MAKE-UP”
On your wedding day, you want to look like the best and happiest version of yourself, not like someone totally different… Avoid experimenting with bright, flashy colors on your wedding day (or else mother-in-law won’t recognize you). Instead, opt for neutral tones like chocolate or copper. These colors suit all skin types and never go out of style.