by Esther Agyapong

Looking good on your wedding day is essential to making it memorable. You’ll have to pay special attention to your wedding dress, skin, hair, and makeup. As a black bride, this is even more important as not many professionals know how to handle black skin. One of the keys to flawless bridal makeup is taking proper care of your skin prior. That’s why many experts suggest that brides start a beauty regimen at least six months before their wedding. That way, you can glow and look gorgeous on your special day. We love working with beautiful black brides here at Blissfully Wedded. For our black brides, here are the essential details to pay attention to for the best look. You can check out other tips we’ve shared concerning bridal makeup and pre-wedding beauty tips by clicking the links.

Talk to A Professional

Using the right makeup and proper skincare regime is essential. So, talk to a professional if you don’t know what skin type you have or what product to use. Skin therapists will help you avoid the trial and error you might have to go through to find what works for your otherwise.

Dealing with Hyperpigmentation

The darker your skin, the more prone you could be to hyperpigmentation. Your skin could also be more dehydrated and require a lot of moisture. Regular skin care treatments at home can help you resolve this. Avoid products that strip your skin of its natural oils, and cleanse and moisturize. Black brides could also experience hyperpigmentation around the face. Wearing sunscreen that contains SPF daily could help to slow it down. Products that contain retinol, vitamin c, or kojic acid could also help to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation. Last but not least, hydrate. Once your skin is hydrated, your makeup will look better and flawless. Experts advise doing this at least twice daily as part of your pre-wedding beauty regimen.

Getting Your Dream Wedding Look

When you picture yourself getting married, what look do you imagine? Having a look in mind could be the key to unlocking your dream wedding look and ultimate wedding day beauty. So, please take a minute to think about it. For example, are you looking for gorgeous drama or a more natural glow? You can look through Pinterest and other websites to create a mood board featuring looks you like. Looking for inspiration will help you choose the makeup artist that can give you a look you are going for; hence book someone with a similar portfolio of work.

Black Brides, Makeup Artists, and Bridal Makeup for Black Skin

Once you’ve decided on a wedding date, it’s time to book a makeup artist. As a black bride, ensure that the professional you choose is good with darker skin tones. You can check their portfolio to see the looks of previous brides. Also, If you’re having a multicultural or multiracial bridal party, Your makeup artist should have experience with all skin tones. 

Book A Trial Session

A professional makeup artist will have good advice on the kind of products to use and the best look for you. They’ll also be able to work with the ideas that you have. A trial session is an opportunity to ensure that these ideas work on your face. For example, some foundations appear ashy on black brides after about an hour due to oxidization. A makeup session prior will ensure that this is not the kind of product used for your face to avoid that look. Also, if you don’t wear foundation normally, let your makeup artist know. There are base options that cater to your needs. They span from sheer to matte and full coverage. Together, you can decide which would be most comfortable for you.

When using strip lashes, you must take care when applying them to your curly eyelashes. Applying individually to the outer sections of your upper lashes will enhance your look. You can also do the same with cut-up strip lashes. A trial session will show what works best.

In Conclusion

Booking your makeup artist as soon as you have your wedding date is essential. Just create a mood board first and ensure you choose a professional who knows how to handle black skin. Also, look after your skin and stay hydrated in the days leading up to your wedding. Wearing sunscreen with SPF and using suitable serums can also help you reduce hyperpigmentation. Best of luck!


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