Perfect Bridal Makeup Checklist

Our Beauty Pros Reveal Their Tips For Brides & Flawless Wedding Makeup

Wedding season is right around the corner and every bride will be thinking about how to look her best on the big day. We caught up with top makeup artists to learn how to manage the “unpredictable” -- dry skin, humidity, rain, snow, and yes, sweat and tears – and get the ultimate in bridal makeup. Here are their tips to ensure that you look flawless from the second you walk down the aisle all the way through the reception
  1. It Starts With Skin Care
    Stop getting facials that include exfoliation at least one week before the wedding. These treatments tend to reveal underlying skin impurities and can lead to a breakout. If you are adding any new products to your routine, always test them first 1-2 weeks before the wedding.Wedding day prep should include a mild toner. According to Pro Sylvia Pichler, “I prep the skin with Glow Tonic -- a very mild toner by Pixi.” Follow it up with a moisturizer that doesn’t leave a residue or have a heavy fragrance like Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream.
    Using a sumptuous primer is also a great way to get your skin wedding ready and ensure long wear makeup. Try TEMPTU’s Base Smooth and Matte Primer under your makeup to ensure a glowing look that blurs imperfections and lasts.
  2. Do a Test Run
    Every Pro Makeup Artist does a makeup test on their clients. Even if you plan to do your own makeup on the big day, our Pros recommend you do the same. Take pictures to be sure there are no flashbacks and you like the finished look. Also, when working with a makeup artist, no matter if you want to have a natural, romantically inspired palette, or a dramatic smokey eye, it’s a great idea to have photos of models or celebrities that you think look incredible. Plan to have inspiration photos handy for your makeup artist to reference.
  3. Long-lasting Bridal Makeup Perfection
    Avoid heavy foundations that need to be powdered as they tend to crease with time, look cakey or rub off on clothes. Try a lightweight, hydrating foundation instead, like one of TEMPTU’s airbrush makeup formulas, which have become the gold standard for wedding makeup. Perfect Canvas Airpod Foundation is as ideal wedding day makeup as it is an extremely natural-looking formula that can deliver buildable coverage for a truly flawless finish. This semi-matte, water-resistant and transfer-resistant formula is a long lasting foundation that self-sets, so it doesn’t need to be powdered. It even holds up through sweat and tears so you never have to worry about touch-ups.
    Try applying Perfect Canvas True Blush under foundation for a natural-looking flush to the skin or over the airbrush foundation for an extra pop. The gorgeous pink shade is a Pro favorite because it looks beautiful on all complexions. Finish the look with soft lips and eyes – choose romantic colors – or a nude lip - and a waterproof mascara.
  4. Focus on Tradition
    Do try to remember that your wedding photos are ones that you’re likely to look back on for decades to come. That means that, while we love playing with trends and feeling the freedom to celebrate individuality, you’ll probably be happier with a more traditional makeup application than something trendy. This is probably true for your hairstyle, too.
    Keep the focus on flawless, glowing skin with a touch of Hollywood red carpet glamour. Pro Sasha Badillo says, “Avoid trendy makeup for your wedding day. I always want my bride to get noticed instead of her makeup. Plus, if you keep it classic and timeless – your pictures won’t look dated.
  5. Don’t Rush
    Make sure to allow for plenty of extra time and room to relax on your big day. Don’t schedule your hair appointment too closely to your makeup application, and schedule time to eat between the two. Feeling rushed is the number one way you can lose the joy of the day!
  6. Be True to You
    All eyes will be on you. It’s best to choose looks, colors, and techniques that feel right to you. There are no hard fast rules that you have to follow, but we can promise that you’ll look and feel your best if you do what makes you feel beautiful.
    Every bride has the right to feel beautiful on her big day and confident it will last. Follow these pro tips and you’ll ensure yourself of both!