It's pretty uncommon for brides to choose the no-makeup look on their wedding day. More often they take the glam and fab route—and we think that's totally fine. But here's something that might just make you consider a barely-there look for when you walk down the aisle. Mind you, it's not just about wearing less products; it's the overall effect of opting for shades that are closer to your skin tone. The key here is to look like an enhanced version of yourself!
Let us tell you why it's worth trying:
1. It's hot in the Philippines.
We live in a tropical country where it's hot 90% of the time. Wearing a lightweight base will help your skin breathe, so you can worry less about your makeup melting and sliding off. This is the major reason why getting airbrush makeup is highly recommended, too. Its thin veil of pigment offers enough coverage without feeling too thick.
2. It looks more youthful.
Your natural features are highlighted when you use colors that aren't too bold. But for brides who still prefer to look extra dolled up, they can do so with highlights on the cheekbones and with a swipe of lip gloss!
3. It's a classic look.
Decades from now, you won't look back and cringe at your wedding photos because of your trendy makeup choices. You'll still look like yourself, which makes it timeless.
4. It's even Royal Wedding-approved.
Okay, this is a bit of a stretch, but if Meghan Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex, pulled it off during one of the biggest weddings of the century, then that should be your cue to do the same, too!
Convinced? Now the challenge is how you, too, can pull it off on the day you say "I do." Here are some tips:
Tip #1. Take care of your skin.
Not to pressure you, but keeping your skin healthy and nourished before the wedding could make or break your look for the big day. You can see a derma to enlist professional help on how to lessen the chances of a breakout. More importantly, you should stick to a skincare regimen that works for you.
Tip #2. Go through both your old and most recent photos.
By doing so, you can tell your signature look and what features you want to highlight on your wedding day. Do you like your brows bold or feathery? Are you into winged liner or softly smudged shadow? Aim for your go-to makeup look, but better!
Tip #3. Talk to your makeup artist.
Being open with your MUA and listening to his/her creative and professional input will help you achieve your most radiant bridal look. Bring pegs on your trial makeup session and give prompt feedback if you spot anything that's not in line with what you want.
*This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.