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Bridal Shower Makeup How-To

Bridal Shower Makeup in 7 Easy Steps

The following post was written by Margo, who blogs for the Glamazons Blog and is part of POPSUGAR Select Beauty. The Glamazons Blog features the fast-paced lives of two stylish New Yorkers, who, along with a team of contributors, report on everything beauty, entertainment, and fashion in the process.

There's nothing like a fabulous bridal shower to kick-start the Summer season. Whether you're the bride, a bridesmaid, or a guest, you'll realize that the key to looking glamazing for the festivities is to keep your look fun and simple (that includes fashion, too!). Here are some tips for a gorgeous natural look.

Face:
1. Add an even coat of makeup primer to a clean, moisturized face.
2. Depending on the amount of coverage you desire, a BB cream could do the trick of giving you light but ample coverage. If not, apply your normal foundation with a fluffy brush.
3. Next, apply a bronzer to the cheeks. Layer a peachy or light pink blush on top of the bronzer and blend for a sun-kissed finish.
4.Top it off with a loose translucent powder to set the look and minimize shine.

Eyes:
5. For the eyes, you can go matte or shimmery. For the most natural look, flesh tones are your best bet. Add a bit of a wow factor by tying in an eye shadow color from the wedding's theme.
6. Lightly line your eyelids with a dark kohl pencil and follow this with two coats of mascara.

Lips:
7. Put your best pout forward with a pop of color like Glamazon Jessica, above. Don't be afraid to experiment. This is where you can really add an element of fun. Go for a vibrant lip stain or a bold lipstick or keep things neutral with a flesh-toned gloss.

Additional tips to enhance your bridal shower glam factor:

  • If the bride has a fun color scheme, incorporate it into your makeup. You can play around with a fun-colored smoky eye or a lipstick in the themed color. (Don't do both at the same time. Remember keep it simple.)
  • Don't be afraid to wear your hair up. An easy way to go glam in a couple of minutes is with a flirty bun or chignon. This look is perfect for girls on the go. Just pull your hair up into a high ponytail, twist the tail, wrap it around the base of the pony, and secure it with a few ponytails. Spice it up by leaving a one-and-a-half-inch section of hair out. Then braid it, wrap the braided portion around the base of the bun, and secure it with a bobby pin. Check out more updos here.
  • Remember, it's not about you (unless you're the bride)! As much as it feels great to get all glammed up for a celebration with family and friends, the spotlight shouldn't be on you. Don't be too bold and flamboyant with your hair and makeup. You can always make a statement without being too loud.

Ciao, bellas,
Glamazon Margo

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