How to Choose the Right Bridal Makeup for Your Skin Type
Did that just happen again? After spending hours to select the right face makeup for your wedding functions, you just bought a foundation or compact that doesn’t blend well with your skin type. Here’s some comfort for all you lovely brides-to-be: Choosing the right makeup products according to your skin type is one of the trickiest tasks for women, especially when it’s for your special day.
There's absolutely no need to slather your face with cakey foundation and scare off all the neighborhood kids. Using the wrong makeup could actually highlight the pimples you're trying so hard to hide or make your skin breakout. If you’ve been disappointed when your cream eyeshadow creases or smudges in a jiffy, understanding the basics of cosmetics for your skin type is a worthwhile exercise.
Choosing the right makeup products can make or break your look. Follow our makeup product do’s and don’ts when navigating the aisles of cosmetics at your local supermarket.
Makeup for Oily Skin
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If your face becomes greasy and needs to be dabbed with a tissue, your skin is most likely oily. Golden rule for you gals: Stay miles away from anything that says ‘dewy’ or ‘luminising’ and go for the makeup for oily skin. If you have a hard time managing those blemishes and acne, you should opt for talc-free makeup. This will not only keep your skin irritation-free but also reduce the oil deposits on the surface. Say ‘yes’ to specially formulated foundations for oily skin that usually offer a thin coverage and feel light. Use a good quality concealer stick to hide the imperfections and use face powder to control the oily look throughout the day. Light texture concealers, oil-free foundations and loose powders are must-haves in your beauty bag. You could use brands like Clinique that offer a wide gamut of products for oily skin.
Makeup for Dry Skin
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If you are vulnerable to flaking and irritation, you most likely have dry skin. To begin with, you need special care and need to look for creams, blush, and lipstick with extra moisturising ingredients. Make sure you get the essential dose of aloe vera and vitamin E through the night creams and body lotions you use daily. These ingredients are especially important when it comes to dry lips. Since dry skin is extremely sensitive to products, select skin care products and cleansers wisely. Look for double-duty foundations that moisturise as well as smoothen the skin. Steer clear of alcohol-based products as they might irritate your skin. For maximum, irritation-free coverage, use a creamy concealer and pressed powder to make your skin look luminous.
Makeup for Normal Skin
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Are you lucky enough to have skin that’s got vibrancy and elasticity? Whoa! You don’t really need to disclose your actual age to anyoneJ! Normal skin appears clean and smooth; making you go through the basic skin care and makeup routine. If you are shopping for base makeup, look for medium-coverage. You could also opt for a concealer in the form of a good, translucent powder. You could literally use just about anything. It is still recommended to use some moisturiser before application of makeup for good results.
Makeup for Combination Skin
This skin type has the features of dry, oily as well as normal skin. You might have an oily forehead and nose, but the eyes and cheeks are dry or normal. Combination skin gives you the chance to use different kinds of makeup products and experiment. Go ahead, try that foundation you’ve been drooling over for a while and see if it suits your skin type. Use rich creams and moisturisers on the dry and normal skin area. Ensure you use a good toner to remove the traces of oil.
The next time you are out to buy makeup products, remember to focus on what you want it to do for your skin. If you are hiring professional makeup artists for your wedding day, make a checklist of your expectations and let them know what suits your skin better. If you indulge in some thought before heading for your shopping trip, you never know. Your makeup mission may actually turn out to be fun and successful — just as should be!