10 Bridal Make-Up Rules To Follow
10 Bridal Make-Up Rules To Follow

10 Bridal Make-Up Rules To Follow

When it comes to make-up, brides-to-be often know exactly what they want – which is why many choose to take things into their own hands on the big day. To give you some pointers, we’ve teamed up with global beauty brand Chantecaille – from the best products to application tips, make-up artist Jon Rummins is here to help. Plus, there are some top tips from the iconic Chantecaille founders through the ages.

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Firstly, Think About Your Natural Style

“One of the most important parts of wedding make-up is to create a look you feel comfortable in. Make sure it reflects your natural style, only slightly more elevated. That way, you’ll feel your best on the big day. You’ll want your make-up to stand out in photos, so remember to create definition, all while reflecting and enhancing your key features.” 


Book Yourself A Lesson

“If you’re considering doing your own make-up, its worth book a lesson to learn some tips and tricks. Don’t miss our Chantecaille Bridal Masterclass on Thursday 19th May with myself and make-up artist Francesca Micheal. Throughout the session you’ll discover skincare secrets as well as master your make-up application for the big day – not to mention an exclusive gift with purchase. It’s easy to sign up – click here to join the complimentary session.” 


Opt For A Buildable Foundation

“The key to good wedding day make-up is creating a look that will last. With this in mind, it’s worth using a buildable foundation that appears fresh and radiant. The Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation is my go-to for bridal clients. It provides just the right amount of coverage for a smooth, flawless base, whilst the water-based gel formula remains smooth and dewy throughout the day. What’s more, it’s also oil-free, which means it wears well, too.” 


Know Your Focal Points

“Getting your complexion right is the most important part. Make sure your foundation is an exact match, then use a blusher and a highlighter to create the definition you’re after. Rather than wearing a full, heavy coverage foundation, choose a light and buildable foundation. Afterwards, go in with a fuller coverage concealer to hide uneven tone. This will let your natural complexion shine through, while still creating a flawless finish. If you want to focus on your eyes, choose three shades to create a simplistic, yet well-defined look. That should include a light tone, a mid-tone for the lid and a deeper tone for definition.”


Choose The Right Eye Shades

“With eye make-up, choose shades that compliment your individual eye colour. Blue eyes work well with warmer tones such as copper, gold or bronze, while green eyes suit dusky lilacs and rose gold. If you have brown eyes, enhance them with cooler shades such as burgundy or chocolate brown.”


Don’t Go For Both Lips & Eyes

“The perfect bridal look is all about balancing the eyes and the lips. I often advocate creating definition on the eyes over the lips. Do this with brown and bronze liners, such as Chantecaille’s Luster Glide Liner in Earth or Jasper. Neither are as strong as black, but they still offer definition. For lips, dial them down with a soft rose or peach tone. This will provide a fresher finish that’s more elegant for your wedding. Plus, darker lip tones won’t wear as well.”


Make The Most Of Blush & Bronzer 

“When it comes to blusher, always choose a shade which you would blush naturally. For warmer, olive skin tones, that’s corals and apricots, while cooler, rosy tones will look great in fresh pink. Use bronzer to subtly enhancing your look and add definition – even for a very natural finish. Try sweeping a little under the cheekbones and by your hairline. This will give you an instantly healthy and more contoured appearance. I swear by Chantecaille’s Real Bronze which is light and buildable. It never creases either – the perfect sun-kissed finish.” 


Know What To Avoid

“Skip mineral sunscreens. They may reflect the light in photos and give you what’s known as ‘flashback’. Also, avoid any foundation which includes SPF. Likewise, don’t use cream-based make-up products. They don’t tend to last that well – go for something water-based and buildable instead.”


Invest In The Right Tools

“Always invest in a good foundation brush – especially if you’re doing your own wedding make-up. The right one will help you build your base, while preventing any lines and streaks. You’ll also find you can apply your foundation much quicker. The Chantecaille Foundation & Mask Brush is my favourite. For added definition, try Chantecaille’s Sculpting Brush which can be used for blusher, highlighter and bronzer – it’s a brilliant multi-tasker.”


Takeaway Advice…

“Finally, it’s important to give yourself ample time so you don’t have to rush on the big day. I also advocate staying within your comfort zone. You don’t want to start creating a look which isn’t really ‘you’ – remember the goal is to elevate, but never hide your natural style.”

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