A Beautiful Bridal Look

Bethany Cousins

“Our wedding day is one of the most special (and often sacred) days in our lives, so it’s important that we feel more beautiful than we’ve ever felt in our entire lives! We don’t want to distract from the wedding dress or our natural beauty, so to create my “wedding day” makeup look, so I first applied a primer, then I mixed hydrating face serum mixed with my foundation to make my skin look flawless and smooth. To cover up any blemishes, under eye shadows, or bags, you can use a little bit of concealer, but don’t go overboard!

A light colored matte shadow blended in the crease and upward a little above the crease, then a light shimmer shade on my eyelids and under the eyes was all it took to create the eye look. Use a soft, fluffy brush to blend the matte shadow and a denser, shorter bristled brush to pack on the shimmer. To apply shadow under the eyes (as opposed to eyeliner), I use a eyeliner brush. (You can rock some faux lashes, but you don’t have to. Just add some mascara to make your eyes pop. Tip for mascara on your lower lashes: turn the wand so it points upwards and sweep the tip of it across your lower lashes.)

I used a light peachy blush for that naturally flushed appeal using a fluffy blush brush. About 2 hours before adding any lipstick, I use a lip scrub and apply oil to soften my lips. (You can even do this the night before.) Then, a favorite nude lippy will keep your wedding day face looking soft and natural, allow your natural beauty to shine through, and not distract from your gorgeous gown and veil. A finishing spray will help to “meld” your makeup to your skin, as well as keep your makeup looking fresh all day long – and into the night.”