Choosing the perfect makeup style for a bridal party is tough. Countless factors determine the final look: the wedding theme, the venue, the dress, the time of day…the list goes on.

Follow these classic, go-to tips to make your wedding day seamless and stress-free. (And to ensure you and your bridesmaids make it down the aisle on-time and looking fabulous!)


For The Face

Prime, prime, prime! Before you apply any makeup to the face, be sure to use a mattifying primer to reduce shine and ensure the foundation stays put through hour-long photo sessions (and the ceremony, of course!)

There are countless primers to choose from, but our favorite is the Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector. The formula targets oily areas, smooths fine lines, and eliminates the appearance of pores without the use of silicone, oil, alcohol or fragrance.

Once you’re primed and ready to go, choose a light-weight, full-coverage foundation that will translate well on camera. We recommend Temptu’s 24 Hour Hydra Lock Airbrush Foundation, which comes in 20+ shades, does not transfer and lasts all day. The semi-matte finish leaves a natural-looking appearance.

If you don’t have the airbrush applicator, we recommend Temptu Air, which weighs less than one pound and is easy to pack in your makeup kit.


For The Eyes

A classic smokey eye is the most common wedding day look for bridesmaids because it’s easy to achieve and customizable depending on the colors you want to incorporate.

To start this look, you’ll want to apply a light silver or gold eyeshadow across the lid. Choose an option with a little shimmer to enhance the look. We love using Inglot Intense Sparkler #13.

Next, you’ll want to apply a dark or jewel tone matte shade to the crease of your eyelid. Concentrate on the outer corner of the eye and blend upward toward the brow bone. Depending on the color you’re after, La Femme offers a variety of affordable shades perfect for a smokey eye.

Finish the look with a light neutral color across the brow bone, like Kitten by Stila.

If you’re looking for an eye palette that has all the colors you need in one, the Viseart Theory Palette III Chroma and Stila Matte N’ Metal Palette are both great options.


For The Lips

A neutral lip is a perfect way to balance out a smokey eye. Choose a lip creme for added shine, without the messy look that gloss can create.

We’re loving the Silky Metallic Matte Lip Cremes by Perfect Poutz. Available in five richly pigmented shades, these long-wearing cremes do not feather and leave a liquid-wet-to-matte finish without your lips looking crackly or dry.

If you’re going for a bolder look, the Besame Red Lipstick is a true classic. Modeled after the iconic red lip made famous in the 1920s, this bright and vibrant lipstick leaves a full-coverage, semi-matte finish with just one coat.


30-Minute Bridesmaid Makeup Workshop

With bridal parties getting bigger and bigger, the key for any bridal makeup artist is maximizing efficiency to save time. Camera Ready Live has teamed up with Pro Makeup Artist, Erin Blair, to showcase tips and tricks that will elevate your bridal makeup career.

Learn how to simplify your makeup kit and speed up your process to execute a beautiful bridesmaid look in just 30 minutes or less.

After the demo, you'll get a chance to test out the new tricks you've learned during the hands-on segment of this workshop.

Be sure to bring your kit so you can practice with the tools you're most familiar with!

Date: June 15th

Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Purchase of a ticket includes:

  • $25 store credit to the Camera Ready Cosmetics Showroom
  • Interactive, hands-on training from Pro Bridal Makeup Artist Erin Blair
  • Snacks & refreshments

Seats are limited. Claim your spot today.

About Pro Makeup Artist Erin Blair

Erin Blair Gobin is one of Dallas-Fort Worth’s leading bridal makeup artists for almost 15 years. She is the owner of Erin Blair Makeup & Hair Design, which handles approximately 150 weddings each year. Erin Blair is a member of the Knot: Best of Weddings Hall of Fame and a five-time nominee of the AACWP Vendi Award for best wedding hair and makeup in Dallas-Fort Worth.

About Camera Ready Cosmetics

Camera Ready Cosmetics was founded in 2003 by Makeup Artist Mary Erickson. Having been in the makeup artist industry for 30+ years, Mary knows quality and value and understands what an artist needs. Mary is the buyer for Camera Ready Cosmetics and chooses only what she would use on set.

If you don’t find the product you’re looking for at Camera Ready Cosmetics, that’s because we have something better. Just ask us!

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