The wedding day is a moment when even women who don’t usually wear makeup, decide to put it on. Bridal makeup is usually pretty heavy and consists of layers upon layers of highlighting and contouring in order to look worthy of magazine covers. Additionally, it may make you feel uncomfortable and that is the last thing you want for your big day.
However, “less is more” rule of the minimalist philosophy can also apply here and make you feel special. But, using fewer products doesn’t mean that it’s not a challenging task and this makeup trend has its own bag of tricks. So, if you want to know how beauty minimalist can rock their wedding day, check out these tips that will help you master this look.
- Tactical base makeup
It’s a wrong belief that you can’t have a flawlessly looking skin without applying a heavy base. Usually, you would put on your face several products, but when you adopt minimalist makeup, you will need only two. Start off by applying the foundation on places that really need it and then use either makeup sponge or flat brush to spread it evenly and naturally.
To highlight certain areas of your face and give it color, use a bronzer. It must be matte and natural but make sure that the color is only a little bit darker than your skin. This way you can highlight certain areas of your face like cheekbones for a more defined look.
- Healthy pink glow
The point of minimalist makeup is to accentuate certain features of your face while keeping it all light and fresh. One of the perfect looks for the wedding is gaining that healthy pink glow that looks both casual and majestic. Start with matte highlighter which should match your skin tone and give it a brightening glow.
Apply it on the cheekbones, above cupid’s bow, center lower forehead and bridge of your nose, and then tap it with a flat brush. Use a baby-pink blush if your skin is fair, or a more pigmented pink if you have a darker skin tone. Then smile and apply the blush with an appropriate brush on your cheekbones from the corner of your lips to the top of an ear.
- Eye makeup
Eye makeup usually requires an eyeshadow base so your makeup wouldn’t crease on the eyelid, but also it makes the eyeshadow last longer. Apply it with your fingers and tap it on your eyelid so it’s evenly spread. Use a neutral eyeshadow that will only slightly accentuate your eyes and apply it on the eyelid and under the eye.
Eyeliner is an excellent choice for minimalist makeup since it will give your eyes the curve and attention in the amount you want. For a natural yet glamorous look, go to professionals and get fake eyelashes extensions that will make your eyes pop without heavy mascara. As a finishing touch, add some highlighter with a flat brush under your brow to define their arch.