2017 Bridal Makeup Ideas

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Tis the season for wedding bells! Many brides choose the sultry summer to host their weddings despite the stifling summer sun and sweaty environment. But hey, it is absolutely stunning to celebrate such a special occasion during the most vibrant, enjoyable time of year. So are you a bride-to-be looking for some makeup ideas for your big day or perhaps a makeup artist who will be doing the makeup on the bride? Either way we have some great makeup ideas that will inspire you to look your best.

No Makeup Makeup Look

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Sounds silly, doesn’t it? Let your natural beauty shine through with radiant skin, sun-kissed cheeks and flushed lips. This is our favorite all-natural look since it veers so far away from conventional bridal hair and makeup ideas. This is definitely a specific look that you would feel confident wearing more regularly than just on your wedding day. It is a wonderful way to capture a woman’s true beauty on one of the most important days of her life.

The key here is to ensure your skin care routine is flawless! For months leading up to the big day you’ll want to be very diligent about exfoliating, moisturizing, and cleaning your skin every day. See our suggested skin care routine below. Diet here is paramount since your skin will reflect your diet and health so ditch those icky processed foods and sugary drinks for something cleaner like lemon water, chaga tea, whole foods and lots of brightly colored fruits. A light foundation or tinted moisturizer will hide any blemishes or trouble spots, while a gentle dusting of blush on the apple of the cheeks will give a healthy rosey flush. Finish the look with a nude lip and very light liner on the eyes if desired.

Pearly Shimmer

A very common wedding makeup request is to have a dewy look on the skin. Be sure to get glowy, not shiny, face by using a pearly highlighter stick. You’ll get the most shimmer by using a hint of highlighting makeup for the cheek bones, the corner of the inner eyes and just below your brows.

Pink Lips

Know your skin tone! Bring out your natural color with soft pinks and corals that work well with your skin tone. Please be real with yourself here or bring an honest family member or friend to let you know if you’ve hit the mark or not. Natural lips are a nice touch at your wedding because again it is showcasing your natural beauty, rather than overly made-up beauty looks. Try a few different colors to find the best match for your skin tone and other makeup colors.

Bridal Skin Care Routine

You obviously want the best looking skin for your wedding day so take a look at our daily cleansing routine to pair with healthier food choices, more sleep and relaxation. We promise you if you change these simple things, your skin will look better than it ever has before!

Start by cleansing your skin with something like Beauty 360 Illuminating Facial Cleanser, on CVS.com for $5.59 which is gentle enough for daily use. Using the rich benefits of soy to help even out your skin tone, your skin will be glowing and radiant in no time. Use this cleanser for your daily skin care routine to get the best results for your big day.

Use a cleanser/toner in one like Studio 35 Beauty Witch Hazel available on Walgreens.com for $4.49, to get a gentle conditioning of your pores while removing excess oil, dirt, and makeup. The non-drying formula will leave your skin thoroughly cleaned and ready for your daily moisturizing routine.

Moisturize your skin daily with Equate Beauty Strikingly Unique Moisturizing Lotion from Walmart.com for $10.60. This is great for dry or combination skin and helps to enhance the skin’s natural moisture barrier. Does not leave an oily residue like so many other products and absorbs well into the skin. Repeat this cleansing routine with a weekly exfoliation and you’ll be looking like goddess by your wedding day!

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