The eyes of a woman hide a world of mysteries. The eyes of a bride reveal hints of her innermost thoughts at a glance. The coy look she gives to her beau hides some mischief. The smile she has shows happiness but her eyes keep looking for her family. These beautiful eyes are not to be ignored. They are meant to be adorned in the most elaborate way possible, for her wedding day. Eye makeup for brides isn’t all just about elaborate ideas for bridal makeup though. There has to be balance. There has to be perfection.
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Bridal eye makeup regime does not depend merely on the makeup artist. It depends on the time the bride invested on making her eyes look good for the day.
The Real Thing
Makeup is exactly what the name says it is. It makes up for the imperfections. You cannot leave everything up to makeup and expect to look flawless. It doesn’t matter if you have hired professional bridal makeup artists. If you have dark circles, dark patches, shedding eyelashes, and too thin or too thick eyebrows, makeup will not make anything better.
In fact, when the concern is eye makeup bridal look makes your face look worse if it isn’t done right or overdone to hide flaws. Therefore, it is crucial to get a few things right before the wedding day.
You need to get at least 7 hours of sleep every night just to be healthy. Before your wedding, you need to sleep 7 or 8 hours every night for about a week. Your beauty sleep is irreplaceable. No matter how much work you have, no matter how stressed you are, you need to sleep.
If you haven’t noticed, your skin isn’t the only thing that looks dull if you don’t drink enough water daily. Your eyes lose their lustre too.
Also, if you are dehydrated, your eyes will start getting irritable, making it difficult to apply makeup. Have 4 litres of water daily for a week before the wedding. In general, have at least 3 litres of water every day.
You need to moisturise your body and your face too. If you have oily skin prone to breakouts, your face does not need external moisturising.
But the area around your eyes always needs it. Use a dedicated under eye cream to avoid dullness and puffiness of the eyes.
- Avoid Excess Cosmetics
You need to take a little extra care of your eyes if you want them to look a little better than usual. Avoid cosmetics at any cost.
Don’t put too much eye makeup. Let your skin breathe. This goes for your entire skin and not just for weddings.
- Special Care Regime
Your eyes need to be wide open and bright on your wedding day. Ditch the cosmetics, use some natural home remedies. Put two slices of cucumber on your eyes for 10 minutes twice a day. Once after the shower, and once when you go to bed.
Use cotton balls dipped in a mixture of baking soda and cooled tea liquor, to get rid of the dark circles. Do this once a day for 20 minutes for at least 2 weeks before the wedding. This will make your eyes brighter and give your face a fresh look, naturally.
- Eyebrows and Lashes
You will have your eyelash curler and everything but you need your eyelashes to be naturally pretty as well. Lashes and bros complete the bridal eye makeup. Unless you are wearing elaborate fake lashes for a statement appearance. Your eyebrows need to be in shape too. Take an earbud or Q tip. Dip it in some castor oil. Very carefully apply it just to your eyelashes and draw over your eyebrows with it. Make sure there is no excess because it could make your skin breakout. Also, your eyes will burn if it goes inside. Do this for two weeks, you will have naturally thicker and more defined eyebrows and eyelashes.
Get your eyebrows threaded to shape two days before the wedding so that the redness and any mark is gone.
Bridal Eye Makeup Tips
You need to follow the right makeup guidelines on your wedding day. Eye makeup for brides will take time and patience. You need to let the makeup artist take enough time. Here are some tips to help you get the perfect look.
You need some practice makeup trials to make sure that the makeup artist can pull off the look to perfection. You need to sit with the designated makeup artist a few weeks before the wedding and determine the type of look you want. There should be no experimenting on the wedding day.
Clean your face with a mild face wash or natural face wash. Pat dry gently. Make sure there is no fabric from the towel stuck to your lashes.
Right after cleansing, use some ice on your face to make sure you are not perspiring. Close the pores to make sure no makeup will bleed.
Use a moisturising foundation to lock in the moisture. Use water-based one if you have naturally oily skin, and a cream based one if you have dry skin.
If you don’t have any dark patches or dark circles. If your skin under and above the eyes match the colour and tone of the skin of your forehead and the cheeks, you don’t need a concealer. But if you do need it, don’t skip it.
You must have already chosen the shade of the eyeshadow. You can either go for a pink or reddish brown one common shade or match it with your latest bridal dresses. Make sure you are not reusing someone else’s brush. If you hired a makeup artist, buy your own brush and own eye makeup.
If you are doing it yourself, here is the guide. Start from the inside and move outwards. The second coat should be from the middle of the eyelids. Don’t do the entire area above the eyes. Blend in and fade out towards the top. Use a single shade darker for the outer part for the smoky eye effect.
You obviously know how to apply kohl. Now, don’t make the lines too thick and leave the inner part of your waterline for some white kohl. Blend in with the black, or blue kohl that you applied on the outside to the middle.
For the upper eyelid, use some waterproof liquid liner. Keep it black or make it gold or blue if you can carry it off. Make sure your hands are steady. Practice your winged liner several times before. Today your eyes have to be on fleek.
If you are not using false lashes, which you should wear after the foundation and bases are covered and before the shadow and liners start, you will need mascara. Make sure you are putting just a single stroke for one area. Start from the inside and move out. Don’t apply the second coat even if someone suggests it like a pro.
- Eyelash Curler
When the mascara dries, use an eyelash curler to shape your eyelashes. Without this, the mascara is incomplete.
Bridal eye makeup is time consuming. You will go wrong if you don’t practice it first. On your wedding day, you won’t have the time to clean your face repeatedly and do the eye makeup again and again. It will ruin your foundation. So make sure you have practised before and make sure you use the brand that suits you best. Do not let the makeup artist force you to try a new brand. If you are not that into eye makeup, go for any top brand. Make sure you are not using the makeup artist’s eye makeup for brides. Eye makeup is not to be shared. Use your own eyelash curler, your own eyeshadow, your own liner and most importantly, your own brushes.
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