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Bridal Makeup Tips

The ideal bridal makeup strikes a balance between polished and pretty, a luminous effect that calls attention to your best features and not the cosmetics themselves. Start with concealer one or two shades lighter than your skin tone to hide under-eye shadows, discoloration at the inner corners of eyes and redness around the nose.

Use makeup sponges to blend a light layer of foundation thoroughly. If your skin is oily, try a tinted moisturizer for a lighter effect. A mattifying primer is great for any skin type as it creates a clean canvas for color. Stick with matte powder eye shadows in soft, earthy colors—anything creamy may melt, and any hue too bright, sparkly or dramatic could appear clownish in photos.

Waterproof mascara and liquid eyeliner (or liner sealer for pencils) are a must, even if the nuptials are indoors and at night—you'll likely need that staying power through emotional moments. Cheek stains are the closest thing to water-resistant blush there is—layer a matching powder color on top to soften the look.

Match lip liners to your natural lip color, fill in lips completely, then top with a matte lipstick and dot clear gloss at the center of the bottom lip for the perfect amount of kissable shine. There are even sealants for lipstick, so use one if your color fades easily. Brow gel is always a good bet, as is a light dusting of translucent setting powder.

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