6 DIY Bridal Makeup Tricks
A Beachy Glow
Whether your wedding is actually on a beach or you want to look like you just spent a week laying on one, try this look for radiant, glowing skin.
To start, mix your moisturizer with a primer so your makeup will stick. For darker skin tones, try a purple shadow to make your eyes stand out (this will also complement any bridesmaid dresses in the pink color family). Focus darker colors on the outside of the eyes and lighter shades towards the inner corners. Top off lids with a dusting of bronzer on the T-zone and pair your favorite lip shade with a light gloss to really shine.
Go for a Subtle Shimmer
Shimmer can be a great accent to your makeup look, but use too much and you'll look like you're hitting the slots in Atlantic City instead of walking down the aisle.
For fair skin, go for a champagne eye shadow on the entire lid. Then, to make your eyes pop, trace a deep brown sparkly eye shadow along your lash line. Keep lips soft with a peachy cream lipstick.
The Hollywood Glamour Look
Nothing is classier on your wedding day than a spin off of Old Hollywood with ruby lips and lashes that really pop. To get this look, line the top part of your lashes with a thick line that goes up into the center of your lid (if you're nervous about the look lasting, prep lids with a primer first). Dust over the lid with a light colored shadow and swipe three coats of volumizing mascara on your top lashes. For the cheeks use a stain on your apples and a lip stain to coat your pucker. Finish the look off with a swipe of clear gloss to add shine.
Nighttime weddings are the perfect opportunity to sport a dramatic bride-to-be makeup look. Try a smoky eye in an unusual color palette, like burgundy, to make your eyes pop and glam up your lashes with a mascara in a deep plum shade instead of black or brown. Balance out the look with bare lips that have a hint of gloss and color.
DIY Dewy Skin
To get dewy skin, use a multi-purpose product such as a highlighter under your brows and above your cheekbones to add a little shine. Use a light pink eye shadow with flecks of shimmer for the lids, and apply it to the inner corners sweeping outwards. Top the look off with your favorite lip color and a few swipes of mascara.
The Natural Bride
Everyone knows the most beautiful brides are the ones that don't have pounds of makeup caked on their face. To get a natural glow, use a small self-tanning towelette on your face a few days before the big day. Apply white eyeliner for the inner corner of your eyes to give them a perky, wide awake look and swipe a blush and bronzer duo all over your face.