How to create an eye-catching bridal look for your big day

One of the most important and memorable days of your life is your wedding day. You choose every detail with precision, and creating the perfect makeup look is one of the most important tasks of all. Not only will you be the center of attention, you'll also be photographed from more angles than you can count.
The following tutorial includes step-by-step details for every aspect of your wedding day makeup. Natural eye shadow colors are paired with false lashes for a wide-awake look. The cheeks are lightly bronzed and blushed, and rosy nude lips keep everything balanced.
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Materials
- Foundation primer (Smashbox Photo Finish)
-Pale beige cream eye shadow (MAC Paint Pot, Soft Ochre)
- Eye shadow brush
- Soft fawn matte eye shadow (Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette, Salted Caramel)
- Fluffy blending brush
- Medium-brown matte eye shadow (Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette, Semi-Sweet)
- Creamy beige matte eye shadow (Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette, White Chocolate)
- Eye shadow brush
- Deep gray-brown matte eye shadow (Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette, Triple Fudge)
- Flat shadow liner brush
- Black mascara (L’Oréal Voluminous Lash Paradise)
- False eyelashes (Ardell 3D Faux Mink Lashes #857)
- Lash glue (not shown)
- Tweezers
- Liquid foundation (Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place)
- Concealer brush
- Fluffy foundation brush
- Two shades of liquid concealer (Colourpop No Filter Matte and Maybelline Fit Me)
- Damp beauty sponge
- Loose setting powder (Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder)
- Brow pomade (Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade)
- Angled brow brush
- Spoolie
- Bronzing powder (Benefit Cheekleaders Bronze Palette, Hoola Caramel)
- Fluffy cheek brush
- Satin pink blush (Too Faced Natural Face Palette, Pink Wink)
- Small eye shadow brush
- Cool white matte eyeshadow (MAC, Gesso)
- Small flat brush
- Rose nude lip crayon (Morphe, TLC)
- Setting spray (Urban Decay, All Nighter)
- Golden pearl powder highlighter (Benefit Cheekleaders Bronze Palette, Cookie)
- Highlighter brush
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Instructions
1. Apply a small amount of primer to your face, and rub it in gently with your fingers.
2. Apply pale beige cream eye shadow onto entire eye area with an eye shadow brush to hide discoloration and create a crease-proof base for your eye shadow.
3. Sweep soft fawn matte eye shadow along the crease and on the outer corner of the lid with a fluffy blending brush in windshield wiper motions.
4. Deepen the outer third of the eyelid by applying medium-brown matte eye shadow with the fluffy blending brush.
5. Brighten the lid by applying creamy beige matte eye shadow to the inner corner and center of the lid. Pat the shadow onto the lid with the eye shadow brush to achieve good coverage.
6. Define the eye by applying deep gray-brown matte eye shadow to the upper lash line with the flat shadow liner brush.
7. Apply 1–2 two coats of black mascara to the upper lashes. Tip: Do not apply mascara to the lower lashes yet.
8. Pick up the false lashes with the tweezers, then put a small amount of lash glue onto the lash band. Let the glue set for 10 seconds, then apply the lashes just above your upper lash line.
9. Apply foundation to the back of your hand, then dip a concealer brush into the liquid and transfer it to your skin. Buff the foundation into your skin with a fluffy foundation brush. Tip: By applying the foundation with the concealer brush initially, you’ll avoid using too much product. It will also make it easier to get good coverage in tight spots around your nose.
10. Use two different shades of concealer to achieve a customized color. Apply each shade below your eyes with the concealer wand, then use a damp beauty sponge to press the concealer into your skin. You can also use concealer to highlight the cupid’s bow and brighten the tip of the chin, bridge of the nose and center of the forehead, if desired.
11. Tap loose setting powder into the lid of the jar, then dip a damp beauty sponge into the powder. Next, press the powder against the areas where you applied concealer, as well as other areas of your face that tend to get oily.
12. Define your brows and fill in any sparse areas with brow pomade using an angled brow brush. Diffuse the color and fluff your brows with a spoolie.
13. Warm up your complexion by dusting bronzing powder along the cheekbones with a fluffy cheek brush.
14. Apply pink blush to the cheeks in a tapping motion with the fluffy cheek brush. Start at the center of the apples and work upward toward the ear in a diagonal line. Tip: Blend the edges fully to diffuse the color and eliminate harsh edges.
15. Apply soft fawn matte eye shadow below the lower lashes with a small eye shadow brush.
16. Brighten the inner corners of the eye by applying cool white eye shadow with a small flat brush.
17. Complete your eye makeup by applying mascara to the lower lashes.
18. Fill in the lips with rose nude lip crayon for a natural look.
19. To ensure your makeup lasts all day or night, set it by spritzing your face with setting spray. Tip: Hold the bottle at least 6 inches away from your skin to prevent the mist from leaving wet droplets on your face.
20. Dust highlighter onto the tops of the cheekbones, bridge of the nose and above the cupid’s bow with a highlighter brush.
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Now, take a deep breath and try to relax. You've got this!
Stay pretty!
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