winter bridal makeup tips
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The weather outside may be frightful, but a winter wedding truly is delightful! That said, having a wedding in the cold season brings its own special considerations in terms of hair and makeup. For example, skin can become very dry, and winter bridal makeup also needs to hold up to moving between extremes of indoor and outdoor temperatures. Here are our top tips to ensure you glow all day long, as well as some gorgeous winter bridal makeup inspiration from the Make Me Bridal makeup pros.

winter bridal makeup tips
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Update your skincare regimen. Great makeup starts with beautiful skin, so the first step in ensuring your winter bridal makeup is on point is updating your skincare regimen with an emphasis on hydration. Winter tends to rob your skin of moisture, which can end up making your makeup look flaky. Invest in a good moisturiser for your skin type that leaves your face feeling plump and hydrated and don’t forget to drink plenty of water! Your lips may also need extra care to avoid getting chapped and dry. Use a lip scrub once or twice a week and be sure to apply a rich lip balm or lip mask before bed.

winter bridal makeup tips
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Apply a combination of powder and cream-based formulas. For winter brides, it’s all about keeping skin dewy and luminous. Cream foundation will hydrate as well as providing coverage, while cream-based blusher and highlighters will be easier to apply and look more natural.

winter bridal makeup tips
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Choose light-reflecting foundations and concealers. Winter light can be especially unforgiving, so be sure to opt for light-reflecting formulas that will keep you looking flawless.

winter bridal makeup tips
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Stick to waterproof eye makeup. Cold air and chilly winds can make you teary and cause havoc with your eye makeup in winter. Make sure you use long-wearing waterproof mascara and smudge-proof shadows and liners to avoid panda eyes!

winter bridal makeup tips
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Consider a bold lip. A classic red or rich berry lipstick can look particularly lovely on a winter bride, particularly if you’re in a snowy setting. Stronger colours tend to last longer too, as the pigments won’t wear off as easily.

winter bridal makeup tips
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Of course, working with a professional makeup artist is the best way to make sure you have everything you need for beautiful winter bridal makeup. Browse the artists in our directory to find the one who’s right for you!

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