Nothing can go wrong on your wedding day. You have dreamed and fantasised of this day for a long time. Every single item has been planned down to the smallest detail. What about your own beautiful self? With the dress, accessories, hairstyle and makeup for wedding locked in, you are sure to be the most ravishing bride.

Keep some of these wedding makeup tips in mind and have the dream wedding you always wanted.

Our Top 15 Bridal Makeup Tips

Tip #1 Stay oil-free
Remember to use oil-free products to prevent a shine from building up on your face. Better, keep oil-free blotting sheets handy. Never wipe, but gently blot if you feel your face getting oily.

Tip #2 More is good
Your wedding is the one time that we will encourage more makeup than you would usually apply. The camera tends to tone down the look.

Tip #3 Practice
If you plan on doing your own makeup, practise how to do bridal makeup several times before the D-day. On the actual day too, start with less. It is much easier to add than to remove.

Tip #4 Don’t forget the primer
After you wash and moisturise your face, apply a primer. Do this before the foundation. Not only will it hide flaws, but it will alsohold your makeup and keep it fresh-looking longer.

Pro-Tip: If you are preferring light makeup on your wedding day, you can maybe use Olay Total Effects 7 IN ONE Day Cream Touch of Foundation which will moisturise your face as well as give a touch of sheer foundation, and hence reduce the numerous layers of makeup!

Tip #5 Never use your fingers
Always use a sponge or brush when applying foundation, and never use your fingers. You could transfer bacteria from your fingers to the bottle, and also leave fingerprints on your face. Dab the sponge gently, don’t swipe it across the face.

Tip #6 Concealer trick
Apply the concealer after the foundation to avoid the ‘too made-up’ look. Don’t use the face concealer on your eyes. Get a creamy one which won’t dry through the long day.

Tip #7 Primer for the eyes
Use a primer on your eyes before the eyeshadow. This will keep the shadow from smudging.

Tip #8 The natural look
If you don’t want to look made up and prefer the natural look, we suggest a cream blush. It will make you look healthy and fresh. Dust some translucent powder over it for longer staying power.

Tip #9 Blush trick
Smile and then apply the blush on your cheeks. Blend the blush well into the temple.

Tip #10 Eyebrows
Use aneyebrow pencil to fill in eyebrows. Select a colour one or two shades lighter than your natural colour.

Tip #11 Getting the eyeshadow right
Start with darkest shade on the outside and get lighter as you move in. If you make a mistake, don’t use a wipe to repair it. You will remove the foundation and concealer too. Use an earbud with a little makeup remover.

Tip #12 Fake it
No bride is complete without fake eyelashes. They’ll make your eyes look larger and more mesmerising. Use the full lash only if you’re going for the sexy look. For a more subtle play, use individual lashes. Curl your natural lashes and apply mascara before attaching the fake ones. After the glue has dried, curl these lashes and apply mascara again.

Tip #13 No tears makeup
Waterproof your wedding – makeup, mascara and even the glue for the fake eyelashes.

Tip #14 Soft lips
Make sure lips are not dry and flaky when you apply lipstick. Use a balm to soften them first. Outline your lips and use a pencil to fill them in. Then apply the coat of lipstick. This will keep the lipstick from disappearing faster. If your lips are thin, dab on a little shimmer to the middle of the lower lip to give a feeling of fullness.

Tip #15 Your makeup kit
Carry a bag with makeup essentials with you – lipstick, oil-blotting sheets, translucent powder and earbuds to remove any makeup build-up in the corner of your eyes

There you go armed with bridal makeup tips that won’t let you down.