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Bridal hair and makeup ideas

Posted: Thursday November 26, 2015

The bride is always the centre of attention on her wedding day. Make sure you look and feel the part with these bridal hair and makeup ideas.

Bridal Makeup Ideas

Embrace your natural beauty with a radiant complexion, soft rosy cheeks and a pop of pink on the lips.


Get your skin prepped for your big day well in advance by exfoliating once or twice a week and moisturising daily. For makeup that gives a natural glow, choose a light and dewy foundation or tinted moisturiser. A pearly highlighter can be gently applied to the cheekbones, below the brow lines and to the corners of the inner eye to subtly illuminate the face. For a healthy flush of colour apply a touch of rosy blusher to your cheeks.


For a sophisticated look try using soft matte brown shades of eyeshadow and liner instead of black which can end up being too-in-the-face and dramatic. Weddings can be emotional events, so be sure to invest in a good waterproof or smudge proof mascara to avoid unsightly panda eyes.


Use a sugar scrub in advance to soften and prime your lips. Use a neutral liner to build definition and follow with an allover layer of your favourite lipstick or stain. Blend the colour with a little blotting and then reapply to make it last. For a glamorous effect, finish with a clear gloss.

Bridal Hair Ideas

Whatever length your hair, look and feel amazing with these style ideas and tips. 

Short hair

Add texture by teasing in some natural waves and use bold accessories such as a tiara or headband to create a statement. If you already have a stand-out hairstyle, like a pixie cut just add drop earrings or hoops to complete the look.

Mid hair

Soft waves and loose curls add volume and build definition to create the illusion of longer and thicker hair. For a relaxed boho style, pin back a few sections or incorporate some loose braids. If you want to try a fancy updo, consider using a few clip-in extensions to add body.

Long hair

If you’ve got long hair then have a play around with various updos and free-flowing styles. You could even go for a half up, half down style but be sure to have your ends trimmed two to three weeks prior to the big day to keep your look tidy.



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