Want to know the best part about getting married? Okay, besides spending the rest of your life with your one true love, and all that jazz. It’s not having to answer to anyone because whatever you say, goes. The same applies for your makeup choices for the day. If smoky eyes and bold lipstick are what you prefer – you do you, boo!
While doing your own makeup for your wedding day comes easy to some, others – looking to achieve a more extravagant look – may perhaps shy away from the idea. Well, snap out of it! We’ve got just what you need to perfect a darker look and all it takes is a few simple steps.
The first step to sultriness is a good primer that’s going to quite literally, set the tone for the rest of your look. We love Urban Decay Self-Adjusting Soft-Focus Effect Complexion Primer with colour correcting properties that adjust to any skin tone.
Getting your foundation right is an important part of the makeup process, but especially when you’re looking to draw focus to your eyes and lips. Try NYX Professional Makeup Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation – it’s completely oil-free so it allows your skin to breathe.
For a darker bridal makeup look, we suggest choosing either a brown, or grey shade for your shadow. Fortunately, L’Oréal Paris Color Riche La Palette Smoky has a colour to suit every personality, and wedding dress! Apply over the whole lid, and up towards the brow bone. For extra va-va-voom, dust along the lower lash line.
A dark, black eyeliner is what’s going to take your bridal look to the next level, and it’ll add some dimension to your eyes. Trace a line along your top lash, flicking out towards the end. The perfect product for the job? Maybelline’s Eye Studio Master Smoky Longwearing Shadow-Pencil in Black Smoke.
The great part about opting for a darker makeup look is the variety of lipstick shades you get to choose between! Our favourite is Urban Decay Sheer Shimmer Vice Lipstick in Seismic for its slightly transparent finish that has a hint of sparkle.
Now, how easy was that? Assuming this was your practice round (which it should be), we hope you’re feeling more confident about perfecting your own makeup for the big day. Not sure about you, but we can definitely hear wedding bells ringing!