Every bride wants to look flawless in her bridal makeup, so in order to have a gorgeous end result, you have to start with a good foundation (literally). Going to a department store and looking through the counters and counters of foundations can be a little confusing. So we’ve drawn up some guidelines on how to pick the perfect foundation for your wedding makeup.
Don’t go cheap
When choosing a foundation for your bridal makeup, even if you’ve bought all your other makeup at the drugstore, purchase your foundation from a department store or makeup boutique. They offer you professional guidance in choosing the correct form and color foundation. Department stores and makeup boutiques will allow you to try on shades so you can test them before actually buying, drugstores don’t. Quick tip, when going out to shop for wedding makeup or in particular foundation, go out with a clean, fresh face.
How to choose
When choosing the best foundation, see that it matches your skin tone so perfectly that it almost disappears. Instead of seeing makeup lines around your chin and neck you should see a smooth and flawless finish. Essentially when you apply makeup correctly and in the correct shades, it should look like you aren’t wearing any.
The best way to go about testing foundation is to do the cheek test. Grab a shade you think will work good and apply some to your cheek. Then take a mirrored compact and go outside into natural light. If the foundation is visible, it’s too dark or too light, move on to another shade. If you apply a shade that is very hard to see on your face, then you’ve found the right shade for your skin tone.
If you really want to make sure your foundation won’t show any lines, try applying the shade you think matches the best to your jaw line. That’s a great place to notice whether or not it matches your natural skin tone or not. Be sure to look at it in natural light.
What if they don’t have your perfect shade?
Many times women find that their skin tone lies somewhere between two shades of foundation. Your wedding makeup needs to be perfect, so choose the slightly darker shade. This can give you a warmer looking glow for your wedding. The lighter shade may make your skin look chalky.
Know the different forms
Foundation comes in four forms. The most popular is liquid, because it’s very user-friendly. Next is a cream based foundation which is thicker and more opaque. Many women prefer foundation in the form of a tinted moisturizer, which is moisture and color all in one bottle. Last is a wet/dry foundation which is a combination of liquid foundation and powder.