How to do your own bridesmaid makeup: Tips & DIY tricks from a MUA

March 11, 2022 – 19:00 GMT

Leanne Bayley

If you are a bridesmaid who will likely be doing your own make-up, be certain to learn Zoe Taylor’s knowledgeable recommendations on how to do your own bridesmaid make-up. Read her high ideas and DIY tricks, utilizing Chanel make-up, Urban Decay setting spray, Pat McGrath, Fenty Beauty and extra. 

Calling all future bridesmaids, we have consulted with make-up artist Zoe Taylor to get all the guidelines and tricks to nailing your magnificence search for your greatest pal’s wedding ceremony this summer time. 

With a superstar shopper checklist together with Alexa Chung, Suki Waterhouse, Laura Bailey, and the splendidly athereal Lucy Boynton, Chanel ambassador Zoe Taylor is the proper individual to ask for knowledgeable recommendation on how to look stunning as a bridesmaid. 

Zoe Taylor usually works with Alexa Chung

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So, whether or not you are a soon-to-be bridesmaid wanting to understand how to make your make-up final, or questioning how to lastly grasp a pure glowy make-up look, see under for Zoe’s solutions.

Get prepared to begin taking notes… 

Should the bridesmaid’s make-up match the bride?

“The star of the present is, after all, the bride, and the bridesmaid’s make-up ought to complement the bride fairly than match. In my expertise most brides need their bridesmaids to really feel as particular as they do, and so the temporary is usually as they’d usually look with the make-up they really feel comfy with, however extra elevated for images.”

How to make your bridesmaid make-up final all day? 

“Let your skincare sink in correctly (every product ought to have time to settle earlier than making use of the following) after which apply your basis. Choose one thing that’s longwearing however not too heavy in texture, in any other case it’d settle into creases because the day progresses. No 1 de CHANEL Foundation is enriched with pink camellia oil to maintain pores and skin protected, hydrated and glowing all day, whereas feeling like a second pores and skin.

No1 de Chanel Foundation, £31


Don’t rush your make-up utility, be thorough, this can guarantee longevity.

Remember to set your make-up with a spray fairly than a powder. Urban Decay All Nighter is tremendous mild, so appears like nothing however ensures that your make-up actually doesn’t budge. 

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray, £27


Of course you’ll need to high up your lips however utilizing a waterproof pencil will maintain it to a minimal. CHANEL LE Crayon Levres is creamy, so virtually doubles as a lipstick. Apply it throughout your lips after which add a lengthy lasting liquid lipstick on high for flawless protection. Remember to let it set correctly earlier than including gloss or balm on high for wholesome shine.”

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Natural make-up – c’mon Zoe, what is the secret?

“The secret to pure make-up is getting your skincare proper. Make positive you will have the right steps in place; cleanser, hydrating masks, serum, cream, SPF. If your pores and skin isn’t proper your make-up isn’t going to look its greatest. 

Keep pores and skin trying like pores and skin through the use of concealer solely the place you want. Boy De CHANEL is a attractive creamy concealer stick and could be utilized straight onto the areas you want additional protection. I promise it’s not only for boys. 

Try to use a cream bronzer fairly than powder to keep away from any patchiness. CHANEL Les Beige Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream is one of the best and I couldn’t stay with out it.”

CHANEL Les Beige Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream, £43


What color lipstick is greatest for a bridesmaid? 

“The greatest color is determined by what look you’re going for. For a pure look, I like Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick in Single, Urban Decay Comfort Matte Vice Lipstick in Safe Word and No 1 de CHANEL Cheek and Lip Balm in Healthy Pink and Lively Rosewood.”

No 1 de CHANEL Cheek and Lip Balm in Healthy Pink, £37


If you need a extra dramatic look, I like to recommend Pat McGrath Labs Mattetrance Lipstick in Elson and Rouge Allure Velvet excessive in PIVOINE NOIRE as a result of it actually doesn’t budge while preserving lips hydrated and easy.”

What’s a fashionable bridesmaid search for 2022?

“I might say a fashionable bridesmaid look is a frivolously smoked out eye with barely shiny pores and skin and a pure trying lip. 

Start by urgent a brown liner into the lashes after which smudge out a little with a brush. Max Factor Kohl Eye Pencil blends superbly. Next for some brown matt eyeshadow, CHANEL Les 4 Ombres in Clair-Obscur and Warm Memories are nice palettes as a result of they’re failsafe methods of making use of eyeshadow like a skilled. Apply the deeper shade into the socket and mix the lighter shades onto the lid. Use the deeper shades within the decrease lashes. 

CHANEL Les 4 Ombres in Clair-Obscur, £44


Then apply a number of black mascara. Make positive you employ a waterproof! No7 The Full 360 Waterproof Mascara is volumizing and gained’t flake or run. 

No7 The Full 360 Waterproof Mascara, £13.95


Skin must be prepped correctly with skincare and basis must be correctly color matched.

Apply bronzer underneath your cheekbones and up onto the temples, then apply blush onto the apples of your cheeks. This helps to maintain the pores and skin look wholesome and recent. 

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Lips should be prepped and hydrated earlier than any color goes on. Make positive you employ wonderful layers of merchandise designed for lengthy put on, lip liner, liquid or matt lipstick after which a balm. This will maintain issues on for longer. 

Don’t overlook a setting spray, this retains every little thing in place with out the necessity to drag any setting powders over the pores and skin risking make-up motion.”


Bridesmaid make-up knowledgeable ideas 


Get your hair blow-dried earlier than you get your make-up executed, in any other case your make-up will slide off underneath the hairdryer
Exfoliate the evening earlier than, not on the day. No 1 de CHANEL Powder to Foam Cleanser is so light it deep cleanses and exfoliates on the similar time 
As quickly as you get up get began on your skincare, so you will have time to permit every product to sink in correctly. 
Prep your lips while you do your skincare. Tinker Taylor Lip Kit is a three-part lip care sequence for lips. Lip Scrub, Lip Oil and Lip Balm all in a stunning tin. 
Shave your underarms the evening earlier than, as should you do it on the day you might be probably to sweat extra.
Allow time between your skincare and your make-up, to let your pores and skin texture and tone settle
Remember your facial therapeutic massage as this may actually elevate your face and options – CHANEL Jasmine Oil is heavenly and lightweight, sinking into your pores and skin and leaving no residue. 
If you might be utilizing new merchandise ensure you have given them a take a look at run earlier than the massive day.
Don’t begin your make-up too early, in any other case it is going to by no means final! 
Always do your eyes earlier than the pores and skin, in case you make any errors or merchandise fall a little. Skin wants to look as flawless as attainable.  

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