Wedding Makeup Tips – Sponge in the Compliments with these Foundation Tips and Tricks

A wedding is arguably the most important day of your life. The memories you create on your wedding day will last for a lifetime. Your friends and family will inevitably capture the moments on their cellphones and their Instagram or Facebook posts could easily go viral – and the last thing you want is to come back from your honeymoon only to find a grotesque photo trending on social media.   The two secrets of looking good in your wedding makeup is using the right foundation and applying it well.

How to Pick the Best Foundation

There are three things a makeup artist looks for when selecting the best foundation for a bride. These include:makeup foundation shades

  • Shade
    This can make or break the entire wedding makeup regimen. Go for a shade that complements your skin tone. Test it by applying a little foundation on your jawline during the day and watch how it blends in with your skin color.
  • Skin type
    The market is full of foundations for all skin types (dry, oily or aging). Choose one that will cater for the type of your skin or according to the advice of your trusted makeup artist.
  • Undertones
    There are products for cool, warm and neutral undertones; choose one with the help of a reputable makeup artist.

The Application Process

Applying of the foundation can be done using fingers, brushes or sponges. Fingers are convenient but don’t necessarily have the best coverage control and not recommended. The oils in your fingers can transfer onto your face. Sponges are great but tend to waste the product. Brushes on the other hand are perfect for a flawless look.  A good makeup artist will follow the following steps when applying foundation:


  1. Squeeze a tiny amount at the back of their hand or onto a palette to make it easily accessible.
  2. Use a brush to apply the foundation on your forehead, chin, nose and middle of your face then work outwards using dabbing/tapping motions.
  3. Blend it perfectly all around the face taking care of the edges like the hairline and the jawline.
  4. Complete your wedding makeup regimen by applying a concealer to hide away dark marks and blemishes

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