#Makeup Foundation Tips for your #Wedding Day

December 8, 2011

in Wedding Makeup

wedding day prep

Wedding Day Prep

If you are looking to save money (and time) on your wedding day then applying your own wedding makeup can help. Keep in mind that good makeup will cost you money and may come out about the same as allowing a makeup artist do it. However, you will have the makeup to use later, you will learn some great techniques for “everyday life”, and you will rest easy knowing that you are going to look like… well, you! If you do use a makeup artist then try to see them at least one other time before the wedding so you will find out if their style is your style (blue eyeshadow anyone?!)

Brides magazine recently posted some great foundation steps. Combine that with a few tips and your skin will look great on your wedding day!

  • WEDDING FOUNDATION STEP ONE: Apply eye cream and a moisturizer, wait 5 minutes, then apply a primer.
    • TIP: if your skin is oily then use a moisturizer for oily skin or none at all. You do not want your foundation to slide off your face during the ceremony.
  • WEDDING FOUNDATION STEP TWO: Using a firm brush, apply concealer around your eyes and inside the creases by your nose. Use it sparingly and blend well.
    • TIP: You can make your nose appear smaller by putting a light concealer line along the top ridge of the nose. Again, use it sparingly and blend it well!
  • WEDDING FOUNDATION STEP THREE: Apply liquid foundation with a soft foundation brush. Use a circular motion, go over your eyelids, and blend along the jaw.
    • TIP: Mineral foundation is all the rage now, but it does not look as good in pictures. The light from the camera will hit the mineral makeup differently than liquid, making your face appear shiny.
    • TIP 2: Brides magazine sent an undercover shopper to buy 3 shades of makeup at a drugstore and try to return 2 of them. She had no problem at CVS or Walgreens, but did not have the same luck at Target. Use these CVS shopping tips or Walgreens shopping tips to get your wedding foundation for free.
    • TIP 3: A good makeup brush set is another thing you can pick up at Amazon for cheap (right now you can find a set of 13 brushes for as low as $10 shipped)
  • WEDDING FOUNDATION STEP FOUR: Put some foundation on the back of your hand, pat it with a sponge, and tap it onto areas that need more coverage.
  • WEDDING FOUNDATION STEP FIVE: To combat shine, use a fluffy brush to sweep a tiny bit of translucent powder all over your face.
    • TIP: Keep this in your bridal bag so you can continue to combat shine through the wedding reception.

Practice makes perfect! Give these steps a shot and your skin will look great for your wedding pictures.

This post is inspired by Brides magazine and the foundation steps come from the November issue. If you are looking for a great budget wedding magazine, Brides is it!

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Amy Martin February 7, 2012 at 7:09 pm

Great tips. I am getting married in 10 days so I will use these tips.
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Marissa February 20, 2012 at 5:09 am

Thanks for the very detailed make up tips!


Toronto Makeup Artist May 22, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Thanks!!! for tips they will surely come in handy…


Maria August 28, 2012 at 5:42 am

These are helpful tips, it is also a good idea to use a prima on your eyelids to keep the eyesghadow in place and to avoid creasing.


Brittney July 28, 2013 at 8:02 pm

Thanks for the great tips! I am going to use them for my every day makeup adventures. Great advice.
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Lorraine April 30, 2014 at 10:16 am

A sheer Oil Control Powder is a necessity for summer brides getting married outdoors. Also, using an eyeshadow primer is a necessity.
I’d also recommend using waterproof eyeliner and mascara in case there is some unexpected happy tears!
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TaNNii Makeup Artist June 19, 2014 at 8:58 pm

ive been working as a makeup artist for weddings for years and found that this post is really helpful. i’ll apply some tips to my work. Thank you alot for the awesome article here.


south indian bridal makeup March 27, 2015 at 7:02 am

Nice blog. But how does a thick brush sweep translucent powder?


Liz Metcalf March 29, 2015 at 12:33 pm

One great budget tip for a wedding is to contact your local Avon Representative. Many of them will do wedding makeup if you ask them.
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Mary Smith March 31, 2015 at 3:08 pm

Love your tips. They are really helpful for my wedding.


Phyllis E. Brown December 20, 2016 at 11:24 am

Wow, beautiful 🙂 It will protect skin. Thanks I love it 🙂 🙂


Devanshika January 28, 2017 at 11:29 am

This was such a great help. My bestie is getting married next month and she wants that I should do her make up. Your tips have helped me a lot.. Thanks…


Elda K March 9, 2017 at 11:45 pm

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Samantha April 20, 2017 at 1:13 am

Good tips. It’s also a good idea to avoid makeup with silica and sunscreen as both can cause flash back in photos 🙂


jazib ahmad April 27, 2017 at 2:58 am

Lovely tip. This is definately helpful for my wedding.


Lore Mery September 19, 2017 at 10:22 am

Wow thank you for the great tips. I am going to use some of them for my day to day makeup. Thanks again


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