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5 Important Tips on Getting Your Bridal Makeup Right

Updated: Feb 14

Your wedding is the day in your entire lifetime that you need to look your absolute best. Therefore, have a thorough consultation with your makeup artist to ensure that you will be the epitome of a radiant bride.

During the consultation, discuss colors you want for your face, as well as how long the event will be, the setting (weather and location), and different activities of the day (such as dancing). Likewise, do not forget to mention your skin concerns if you have them.

It’s crucial to connect with your makeup artist to guarantee the perfect execution of your preferred bridal look. The consultation will provide your MUA with sufficient information to choose the best products so the makeup trial and the actual makeup for your wedding will be successful.

Extra: You can choose the makeup you want for the day. Visit makeup counters to pick out the wedding colors you prefer and present them to your makeup artist. Give her the chance to experiment with your picks, especially if she will be working on your bridesmaids as well.

Tips for the Perfect Bridal Makeup

Your consultation with your MUA is not the only thing that you can do to ensure you look your best for the wedding. Provided below are five other tips to follow.

1. Prep your skin for at least a week before the wedding.

Treat yourself to a relaxing day at a facial center and spa. Wedding preparations can be quite stressful, and they can take their toll on your skin. Get a rejuvenating treatment to get rid of blemishes, so your MUA has a flawless canvas to work with for the wedding day.

2. Wear your trial makeup the whole day.

Quite often, brides-to-be wash off their trial makeup straight after seeing that it looks good on them. Don’t do that. Put the makeup to the test by going about the rest of your day with your wedding face on.

See if the makeup will break down in certain spots of your face, if the foundation oxides, your T-zone gets oily, or if the color intensity fades after a few hours, and report the issues to your MUA. Through the makeup test, your MUA can come up with solutions to ensure the longevity of your wedding look.

3. Create a touch-up kit.

If your makeup artist cannot be with you throughout the wedding celebration, ask her to create a touch-up kit for you. No matter how perfectly executed your makeup look is, and how high-quality all the products are, it will not look fresh after a few hours.

According to a famous editorial makeup artist in Dubai, the touch-up kit should not only contain makeup products but hygiene essentials as well. Micellar water wipes (it’s better to reapply lipstick on clean lips), for instance, are a must, ditto with Q-tips for the clean-up of the corners of your eyes, blotting paper, and facial tissue.

4. Get a professional teeth whitening treatment.

If you want your wedding day makeup look to be perfect, do not discount the impact of pearly white teeth. In makeup schools, even this tiny detail is taught to aspiring professional MUAs because the small details can have a huge impact on any makeup look.

No matter what color of lipstick you go for on your wedding day, it will pop more beautifully if you have perfectly bright teeth. You’ll have more confidence in smiling at your guests and when you take pictures.

5. Be mindful of your hair.

Not too many people realize that hair can affect makeup – especially when it’s oily. This is one of the reasons why most wedding hairstyles are pulled back.

When hair gets oily, and your stylist adds more products to maintain your coiffure, the worse it is when it comes in contact with your makeup. The strands will not only leave streaks on your face, but they may cause skin irritation too.

The Beautiful Made Up Bride

The best makeup really is how happy you are on your big day; your makeup look is secondary. However, remember the words of Bobbi Brown – “…the right makeup can be pretty powerful,” so be as detailed as possible with your makeup.

On your wedding day, it’s best to feel as confident as possible about how you look so work with a highly experienced MUA. Or, if you have the time, be your own MUA by studying makeup at a famous pro makeup school to be able to do your wedding face. And, of course, follow the smart tips shared above that will help you look your best for the whole wedding day.


Guest blogger: Toni Malt is the Middle East’s leading international editorial makeup artist and the woman behind the highly anticipated Toni Malt Makeup Academy in the heart of Dubai, now training the next generation of key makeup artists. From minimalistic looks to freestyle artistic creations, Toni’s creative work has been published in top international fashion magazines around the world including VOGUE, ELLE, L’Officiel, Marie Claire, Harper’s BAZAAR, Grazia and Cosmopolitan.

Blog Owner: Dana Persia is Founder and CEO of Beautiful Brides Hair and Makeup , a luxury on-location hair and makeup company serving the Philadelphia tri-state region along with South Florida. Dana is passionate about all things beauty, skin and style having served over 5,000 brides and individual clients over the past 20 years. Check out her tips, tricks and beauty knowledge on her YouTube Channel.

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