Classic Bridal Beauty for Oily Skinned Brides


Photo Courtesy of David’s Bridal

The stage is set for your wedding. Flowers, bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girls, love, romance, optimism… as well as a little anxiety, which can lead to sweating on your big day. If it’s warm day or a tropical destination for your wedding, you may be worried about looking oily or shiny in photos that will last a lifetime.

That’s why you need to plan ahead with your makeup artist!

Here are some tips you may not have known and some ways to approach classic bridal beauty if your skin has oily tendencies.

If your skin is on the oily side, mattifying is your focus. If you’ll be outside and are fair, use an SPF. In the meantime, here are my picks for makeup that will help your skin appear perfect and timeless on your wedding day.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation: Foundation is everything on your wedding day. Well, that and your dress. But if you’ve got that oily skin, Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Foundation gives you coverage without compromise. The weightless formula makes you feel as though you aren’t wearing anything and lets skin breathe. It also blurs imperfections, leaving you with a flawless finish that is perfect for all skin types.

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation: Do you have normal-to-oily skin and want a flawless, poreless complexion all day? Of course you do. Who doesn’t? Maybelline’s foundation definitely prevents any shine. I absolutely love this foundation for its color range and spectacular price. It may be a budge product, but it works well and that’s all that matters.

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination Anti-Aging Concealer: It Cosmetics’ highly-pigmented, full-coverage, and waterproof concealer covers absolutely everything and won’t crease or crack. Under-eye coverage is so important for wedding photos and this concealer does not disappoint. You may shed a tear or two, so the waterproof formula makes it a “must use.”

Kevyn Aucoin The Expert Lip Color: These lippies are the perfect wedding day lipstick. It’s the perfectly executed mix of color and moisture. Since you’ll be smiling in all those photos, you need a lipstick up for the task and one that’s as gorgeous as you are.

Glo Minerals Elemental Eye Collection: With four warm and four cool-toned shades, you have options for classic or dramatic eyes for your big day.

Glo Minerals Cream Blush: A creamy blush is wonderful choice, but can be tricky if you have oily skin. This formulation from Glo Minerals is perfect for most skin types. Practice using beforehand and use only on the apples of your cheeks to get that much-desired, natural pop of color.

Georgie Beauty Luxury Bridal Lash & Georgie Beauty Style No. 9 ‘Belle’ Faux Lashes: Lashes are an essential accessory. Georgie’s Deux Coeur is a classic style that creates a soft, ultra-feminine look. If you prefer a more natural lash look with some definition, try individual lashes. Georgie’s Belle Faux Lashes are wispy flares that provide natural volume exactly where you want it.

Enjoy your big day!

Samantha Lennon, Makeup Consultant & Artist
“Your Makeup Artist”

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