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How to prepare your skin for perfect bridal makeup

Preparing your skin for your wedding day makeup is essential to achieve a glamorous look on your special day.


EasyWedding Team

August 7, 2023

How to prepare your skin for perfect bridal makeup

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As your wedding day approaches, finding the perfect makeup artist is essential, but let's not forget that a flawless makeup application starts with a clean canvas. Just like priming your house before painting, prepping your skin is crucial for a seamless makeup look. No matter who you choose for your glam squad, dedicating time to a proper skincare routine leading up to the big day should be a top priority.

Moreover, it's equally important to give your skin the attention it deserves on the morning of your wedding. Whether you've been religiously following a skincare routine for months or prefer a minimalist approach, neglecting day-of prep can make all your efforts go unnoticed.

Step One: Cleanse

How to prepare your skin for perfect bridal makeup

Kickstart your morning with a gentle cleanser that focuses on hydration. Opt for a fragrance-free product enriched with hyaluronic acid to give your skin a plump and radiant appearance.

Step Two: Serum

Follow up with a hydrating serum, preferably one containing hyaluronic acid. Brides with oily skin should choose water-based hydrating serums to combat surface dehydration effectively.

Step Three: Moisturize

How to prepare your skin for perfect bridal makeup
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Lock in the benefits of your serum with a lighter "daytime" moisturizer that won't feel heavy on your skin. This creates the ideal base for your makeup application.

Step Four: SPF

No matter the venue or time of day, don't skip sunscreen. Protect your skin from harmful UV rays with a chemical-based SPF, ensuring picture-perfect photos.

Step Five: Primer

Complete your pre-makeup routine with a suitable primer. Brides with dry skin can opt for a hydrating primer, while those with oily skin may prefer a mattifying or anti-shine option. Consult with your makeup artist for their professional advice.

Wedding Beauty Extras

How to prepare your skin for perfect bridal makeup
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Enhance your wedding morning routine with some added indulgence. Consider using a chilled, gel under-eye mask to reduce puffiness and refresh your eyes.

What to Avoid the Morning of Your Wedding

Steer clear of exfoliating on your wedding day to avoid any potential irritation. Perform your exfoliation at least two days prior to the event. Also, avoid sunless or self-tanner products during the week leading up to your wedding, and resist the temptation to try new skincare products on the big day.

Airbrush Makeup Considerations

Airbrush makeup is trending in the wedding beauty scene, but it requires special consideration for facial hair. To ensure the best results, avoid dermaplaning if you plan to use airbrush makeup, as it adheres better to natural hair growth.

In conclusion, preparing your skin for wedding-day makeup is essential for achieving a radiant look on your special day. By following these straightforward skincare steps and heeding expert advice, you'll set the stage for flawless makeup application. Dedicate time to care for your skin, and let your wedding-day glow shine brightly as you say "I do" with confidence and grace!

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