Bridal Makeup

Bridal make-up should look like the best version of yourself, so you feel confident, radiant and glowing. I like as little foundation as you can get away with – many brides mistakenly think they need more – but extra definition on the eyes, a slightly deeper lip colour and more blush is good as you are being photographed. You will also need a small touch-up kit so you can make the look last all day and night.


Bridal make-up is usually natural, gorgeous and glowing, with soft definition on the eyes and a natural lip – unless you are having a theme to your wedding, which means your make-up could be whatever you like! Blake Lively’s make-up is one of my most requested bridal looks at the moment. I think all the elements of the look should work together, so eyes are defined, brows are groomed, skin looks radiant and glowing, lashes are long and fluttery, and cheeks and lips look kissable and glamorous.


It’s important to have quite a good idea of the look and feel of the wedding and what your dress will look like before you start trialing hair and make-up. It’s a good idea to start pulling pictures of hair and make-up you like so you have visual references for your make-up artist and hairdresser. I do think a trial is a necessity though, as it makes sure there are no surprises on your big day and you are confident that your make-up artist can make you look your best.