A wedding day is the most special occasion in the life of any bride, a day when she should be radiating happiness, contentment and bliss. Every girl wants to look her best on her wedding day but makeup catastrophes can often ruin the whole attire. Follow these simple bridal makeup tips to get a naturally glowing look on the big day.

Always use waterproof mascara

The safest way to make sure you don’t end up with a smudged look is to wear waterproof mascara, that lasts longer and withstands tears. If you don’t like to wear waterproof mascara, then first use one coat of regular mascara and then top it off with a waterproof coating.

Line it right

If your wedding is in the outdoors or during the day, use navy, charcoal or mahogany eyeliner to avoid looking too stern or hard. Shade your eyebrows with a colour that’s close to your natural hair colour.

Lighten Up

Use a light shadow as highlighter if you have a pale complexion. For darker skin tones, warmer colours will be right. Don’t forget your highlight your best features, like your brow bones, cheek bones and jaw bones.

Rosy cheeks

Don’t forget the pop of colour on the apple of your cheeks. Use a pink tone for fair skin and a rosy hue for deeper complexions, and blend with your temples on an upward stroke.

Bright lips

Using a nude or pale lip colour can make you look washed out in photos. Always wear a bright colour, particularly since your dress will be white.

Blend well

Blend well all over, in the corners of your eyes and mouth. Remember, cameras pick up even the faintest of makeup lines.

Use individual eyelashes

If you’re wearing false eyelashes, using individual lashes instead of a full strip will make your eyes stand out in a brilliant way.

Use minimal powder

You need finishing powder to set your makeup but too much of it can make your skin look dull and cakey. Know just how much powder to use and only lightly brush your face.

Do your hair before your makeup

This not only saves time but doing your hair before your makeup ensures that your hair is out of your face while you’re getting ready.

Do your makeup in natural light

Doing your makeup in natural light will give you a better view of the end result. Place your application seat near a window but if there’s no natural light, use a super bright lamp.

Be prepared

You may need to touch up your makeup throughout the day if you want it to last through the crying, kissing, hugging, eating and dancing. Be prepared with things like a pressed powder, cotton buds, lipstick and gloss. In case of emergencies, also arm your bridesmaids with safety pins and bobby pins.


Whatever colours or style you choose, make sure nothing overrides your personal style statement. Keep your makeup and hairdo simple so that they don’t upstage your dress. Your individuality and personality should shine through your Bridal makeup.