Bridal Makeup : Things In my Kit I wouldn’t Be Without
I thought it would be good to just add a few of my favourite products for Bridal Makeup to this new blog! These are things that I almost always use when doing a bridal makeup. I would recommend that if you are a bride investing in some new makeup for the special day, try and hunt these down! They will make your wedding makeup last longer and look fresher!
Mac Paint Pots
These are cream eyeshadows that also act as an eyeshadow primer. They are quick drying and come in both matte and metallic textures. They will literally keep your eyeshadow on all day and stop it from creasing. I almost ALWAYS use these on a bridal job. The colours also work great as a base colour. My Favourites are Groundwork, Painterly and Bare Study.
Mac Coffee & Teddy Eye Khol
Both gorgeous browns for doing bridal makeup. Teddy is rich and warm with a hint of reddyness - perfect for brides with green and blue eyes as the red undertones will enhance the brightness of the eye colour. Coffee is a lovely matte chocolate brown which is great for both fair and dark skin tones.
I use a range of different types of primers in my kit from Mac to Estee Lauder to Laura Mercier. It’s so important to prep the skin on the wedding day. It just makes the foundation last and last and smooths out the skin. If you are a bride doing your own makeup on the day or you are investing in products to buy to give to your mua on the day I would definitely invest in some form of primer!
Mac Fix + Spray
This spray is great for refreshing tired makeup or spraying onto a finished makeup to make it last longer. It has green tea, chamomile and cucumber to sooth the skin. But the main ingrediant is glycerin. This acts as a holding agent. It will create a very polished looking finish to the skin once it’s dry and help your makeup last.
Pastel & Bridal Colours
I stole this idea from a good friend and fellow makeup artist Carli Lamotte! She had the most gorgeous pallette of “Bridal” colours all together and it inspired me to create one too. More for the mua out there! Favourites bridal & pastel colours of mine include :
Brule, Blanc Type, Vanilla, Naked Lunch, All That Glitters, Beautiful Iris, Retrospeck, Salmo Silk, Wedge, Cork, Arena & Idol Eyes.
(paint pot photo source : jomakemeblushdot.com, teddy khol photo source: makeupandbeautyblog.com, mac prep and prime photo source: maccosmetics.co.uk)