A bride's wedding day truly is her special day but while the focus is on her and her immaculate looks, her bridal party has to look polished to perfection just as well. When I was contacted by Lover.ly to do this post, I immediately jumped at the chance and henceforth, I am sharing some beauty and makeup tips to complement one of their bridesmaids dresses.
I chose this number for a various of reasons but primarily because of its versatility for both day or night weddings and the fact that it flatters every figure and stature. Moreover, the demure fabric and pastel colour evoke romantic feelings, which are in fact what most brides are after on their wedding day! I can most definitely see this dress as part of the princess-y wedding every girl dreams about!
With the dress choice settled, let's get down to the makeup choices!
We all know how demanding weddings can be with all that running around for long hours and your pictures being taken all the time, so a good makeup base is a must. On perfectly cleansed and moisturised skin, apply a thin layer of makeup primer and allow it to set in your skin for even better results. I swear by Inglot Under The Makeup Base. Follow with HD makeup which is your best bet to make your skin look dewy and fresh in photos without leaving you looking like a ghost (SPF makeup will have this effect) especially if flash photography is implemented. NYX Cosmetics have a nice range of HD makeup you might want to check out.
To further enhance your features, a good contour palette is a must. I personally like this one by Napoleon Perdis which features a delicate highlight shade, a suits-all blush and a matte bronzer which will definitely look more natural than a shimmery one.
As for eye makeup, you can play up your eyes with pinks and plums or grey hues as well as brown shades of eyeshadow. A smoky eye look is probably the most popular choice but you can always spice it up with say some glitter for night weddings. Rose gold shades are also a popular alternative that will stand out. Finish off with a coat of volumising waterproof mascara to last you throughout the day or opt for false lashes if you're feeling adventurous. To complete your eye look, use a gel eyeliner as it lasts longer and it is much easier to apply!
Lastly, seal the deal with a richly pigmented and long lasting lipstick such as Max Factor Colour Elixir lipsticks. The shade 655 Lilac Wine will look good with every skin tone and lasts for hours on end!
Finally, for nails, I would go for muted pinks or dusky rose hues as they will complement the makeup excellently and blend seamlessly with the romantic, princess feel of the dress.
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