Barely There Beauty | Wedding Makeup Looks I’m Loving
I’m always aspiring to achieve a ‘barely there’ makeup look. This coveted beauty style can make me feel natural and like myself while still looking polished, and it always looks just too stunning on a bride on her wedding day.
Soft and dewy, there’s nothing heavy or caked on about this style and it can help any bride look like she’s stepped out of the pages of a magazine without appearing like she’s spent hours in the makeup chair.
So how do you create a barely-there bridal look? I’m sharing some of my tried and tested tips.
Skin and Foundation
Make sure you exfoliate and tone your skin as the first step to the makeup routine. This will assist in having the right base to apply your makeup. Also, don’t skip moisturising your skin unless your primer has a moisturising element. Since your wedding day is likely to get emotional I recommend choosing a water-resistant primer.
At your makeup trial double check in natural sunlight that the foundation is the right shade for your skin. If you can, test out your foundation by wearing it all day, this will give you a better idea of whether it’s the right foundation for your skin type.
After your foundation is applied, conceal any flaws, such as dark circles or blemishes, with a pigment rich concealer. To help achieve a flawless look avoid over-applying concealer, this can end up accentuating the areas you’re trying to cover.
A good rule of thumb when choosing a shade of blush is that the warmer the colour the more fresh and natural the appearance. Creme blushes also look less made up than powder blushes, as well as having more staying power to keep your makeup looking flawless all day and night!
Moisturise your lips the night before your big day and exfoliate them lightly before applying your lipstick.
It can be tempting to go for a nude shade when trying to create a fresh, simple finish, however this can lead to brides looking washed out in photos. Try choosing a warm pink that enhances your natural lip colour and complements your skin tone.
Eyeshadow shades are best kept to a soft brown, a little darker than your skin tone. These shades won’t stand out as an eyeshadow colour while still offering dimension and accentuating the natural shape of your eyes.
The two steps that should not be skipped is liner applied to your upper waterline and waterproof mascara. These two steps will define your eyes and bring out your eye colour all while making you look like you’re not wearing any makeup at all!