Makeup Tips for Beautiful Brides

Submitted by CLX-view on April 4, 2016

Follow our essential makeup of advice to ensure you’re looking camera-ready on your big day.

As if planning the perfect makeup look for your big day wasn’t challenging enough, factoring in the balmy tropical temperatures when you’re getting married somewhere like Thailand presents an even greater task.

Choosing the right selection of products that won’t melt in the heat of the sun, and applying them correctly, can mean the difference between looking like a picture perfect bride or a hot and flustered tropical novice.

If you choose to get married in one of Thailand’s luxury private villas, your wedding planner will be able to put you in touch with a professional who can help ease your makeup worries on the big day, but it’s always best to have some of your own stylist knowledge to fall back on.

Below are a few tips to help brush-up on your wedding make-up skills.

Create a Base

If your wedding ceremony kicks off in the late afternoon, the chances are that temperatures will still be soaring. As such, there’s no point applying a full face of liquid foundation that could feel oily and end up leaving you a little shiny in photographs. To get the velvety, even effect that foundation brings, opt for light powdery formula. We love Mac’s Studio Fix, which not only provides even coverage but is super simple to apply as well. A combination of Silica and Talc which have been milled to microscopic size will help to absorb any excess oil from perspiration.

Multi-tasking Makeup

Any lady that wants to keep her face looking smooth and fresh will use a hydrating moisturizer. If you’re trying the knot in Thailand, we recommend investing in a tinted moisturizer that will not only nourish your skin but also provide an even base for makeup. In the tropics, it’s always sensible to check that the product you choose has a built-in SPF. Laura Mercier’s Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer is a favourite product in this category, thanks to its antioxidant vitamin complex that will help protect your skin from the sun and sea breeze.

Pretty Peepers

If you’re planning on wearing eye-liner and eye-shadow on your big day, it might be worth applying a base layer of primer first, as this will help your makeup stay in place for longer. Perfect for touch-ups throughout the day, Eyeko’s Me and My Shadow is a dual waterproof eye shadow and liner. From Alexa Chung’s exclusive collection, this product will certainly help you on the way to achieving a model look and also features an in-built blending brush if you’re going for a smokey look.

Waterproof Wedding

Weddings can be emotional affairs, so it’s likely you might get a bit teary at some point during the day. Whether it’s while you and your loved one are exchanging vows or during the speeches, if you want to avoid the running mascara panda-eyed look, apply waterproof mascara that will be able to withstand any gushing. For a particularly feminine, wide-eyed look, Lancome’s Hypnôse Doll Eyes Waterproof mascara is a winner. The lightweight mixture gives each lash an even coating, resulted in a pretty, volumized, lifted-lash look.

Bright and Beautiful

For a smile that lights up every photograph, brides should invest in a lip colour that not only complements their skin tone, but also stands out for the special occasion. Pale nude or brown lip hues can sometimes make you appear a little washed out in photographs, so many brides choose to apply something a little brighter on their wedding day. Thanks to the ocean theme, Charlotte Tilbury’s Beach Sticks are a top choice. Inspired by the golden beaches of Ibiza, this glowing collection of lipsticks will give any bride an effortless, dewy glow – perfect for a wedding day.


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