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When the big day comes around, the wedding makeup services you offer can play a big part in how well things go on this most special of occasions. So, your bridal makeup skills will need to be sharp to make the lady in question feel as unique as she should. So, that’s exactly what we’re going to look at here with seven basic but very useful tips.

Right at the end, we’ll cover how video-based short courses represent the easiest, most cost-effective way to boost your professional skills; however, sit back and relax as we give you some hacks that will contribute to a magical day for your client and her family.

Tip #1 - Try & Account For Wedding-Day Mishaps:

While you’re likely not with the bride after the morning, you need to account for mishaps that can occur during what is quite a long day. As well as your pro makeup organiser, arrange a mini emergency wedding makeup kit - that doesn’t have to cost a fortune - so touch-ups can be carried out if necessary.

Tip #2 - Have a Makeup Rehearsal Before the Big Day:

Not everybody has a trial run before their wedding day when it comes to makeup, but it can be helpful in getting the intended look. The extra time it offers can help you ensure that the bridal makeup you provide uses the right tones and suits the overall look.

Tip #3 - Create a Contrast With the Bridal Gown:

As makeup courses teach us, natural wedding makeup is a trend, but you still need to create a look that will contrast nicely with the dress. One of the reasons for this is the photos, which means adding sufficient colour, rather than neutral tones, as otherwise, the camera won’t pick them up.

Tip #4 - Skin Preparation is Key:

If you’re lucky and your client already has a great skincare routine, then great. If not, you’ll need to cleanse, tone and moisturise before you start applying anything - otherwise, that smooth foundation you’re using will end up looking bumpy and nowhere near as attractive.

Tip #5 - Glow But Don’t Shine:

Some brides want to look magical, but not many want to look like a fairy. So, while those ‘illuminating’ products usually look great, they shouldn’t be in your wedding makeup organiser. So, avoid glittery or ‘glow’ products with just a little too much shine for the occasion.

Tip #6 - The Big Day Isn’t the Moment For Experimentation:

When you experiment, you risk a situation in which your ‘great idea’ goes completely wrong - and that’s a place no wedding makeup professional wants to find themselves. So, agree on a plan; trial runs it to ensure your client is happy and stick to it. That way, issues are much less likely. 

Tip #7 - Use Individual False Lashes, Not Strips:

Many brides opt for false lash installation on their wedding day, but the best results always come when you avoid using strips in favour of individual lashes. Strips don’t have the required thickness and length, and while individual ones are trickier to install, they look so much better. 

Training For the Beauty Industry? Try Online Makeup Courses  

As any makeup professional will tell you, you never really stop learning, and we hope these bridal tips help you. However, if you’re looking to add a whole lot more to your skillset, video-based makeup courses from OCA, like our Makeup Fundamentals Course, represent the easiest, most cost-effective and most engaging ways to learn new professional skills.

Like every course in the OCA library, this training is created with the help of industry professionals and counts towards your CPD points. If you’d like to know why more and more students are turning to the modular training we offer - that gives you the freedom to learn at a time and speed that suits you - visit us today at

Alternatively, to speak to a friendly member of our team, just call 1300 611 404, and we’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.

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