4 Best Bridal Makeup Tips For Dry Skin Women

These tips ensure your dry skin doesn’t take your bridal shine away on your big day.

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With so many weddings to attend, it can quickly become very stressful. And if it is your own wedding, the stress level is only higher! Stress is never good for skin, and dry skin is no exception. So, we have a few bridal makeup tips for dry skin to help you glam up on your big day!

Knowing the best wedding makeup for dry skin is essential, and these tips can make it easier for the brides. Scroll down to check them out.

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  • Use cream-based products: Use cream-based products With their hydrating property, these products give a dewy finish to the dry skin and nourished it.
  • Test your makeup: Use cream-based products Try doing a trial run of your bridal makeup a few weeks before the wedding to avoid any unpleasant surprises on the day of the wedding.
  • Choose the right makeup brushes: Use cream-based products Opt for brushes made of synthetic bristles, as they tend to be softer and gentler on dry skin than natural hair brushes are.

Bridal Makeup Tips for Dry Skin

Following 4 are important bridal beauty makeup tips to be followed by dry skinned women.

1. Preserve Your Skin’s Natural Glow


This is the first step to get rid of dead skin cells. This is especially important with dry skin as the accumulation of dead skin is much higher. A well exfoliated face is the perfect canvas for the perfect wedding makeup.

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Use exfoliators containing ingredients like glycolic acid and other AHAs that remove dead skin cells without stripping your skin of its natural oils. Avoid clay masks as they are made to soak up excess oil and can dry out your skin.


A regular skincare routine of cleansing with a ph balanced face wash is essential for all types of skin. People with dry skin should always go for mild face washes rather than harsh ones. Avoid soaps under all circumstances.


Toning is essential after cleansing. Make sure to use a toner which doesn’t stretch the skin too much.

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Avoid using alcohol-based toners for dry skin as they can leave your skin irritated and even drier. Use a water-based or natural toner.


If your skin is dry, then you need a moisturizer that offers heavy moisturization.

Emma, an artist and blogger with dry skin, shares her experience doing her own bridal makeup, “The healthier your skin is the better your makeup is going to look, and now is a good time to deal with any underlying issues. For me, the issue was that my skin was very dry and very sensitive and I hadn’t found a moisturizer that was rich enough but also gentle enough (i).”

2. Follow Up With Perfect Night Routine

Massage glycerine mixed with water on skin every night. You can even mix 2-4 drops of olive oil with it.

3. Use the Right Makeup Products

Choosing the Right Foundation:

Brides to be with dry skin need to ensure that they pick the right cosmetics. Always go for foundations which are oil based if your skin is dry. Do not go for water based products or gel based products as they will only make your skin chap even more.

Choosing the Concealer:

Use cream based concealer which you can apply with small makeup brushes.

Use the Right Blush:

Go for peachy to pinkish shades whichever matches your skin tone. Always go in for cream blushes or stick blushes. Do not go for powder blushes. They will dry out your makeup base and make it crack.

Use a shimmer or cream highlighter Shimmer or cream highlighter will add nice shine on your face and you will get a perfect glowing face.

The Lovely Lips:

As a Bride, your pout should draw the attention too. So remember to exfoliate lips.

And heavy Moisturization right after that.

Follow the base coverage with a good oil-based foundation or primer. Apply your favorite liner and matching lipstick.

Put some gloss on for that extra glow.


Go for cream eye shadows. Never go for powder ones if you have dry skin. Use peachy pinkish shades which will help to make your skin look rosy.


You should always use a sweat proof and waterproof mascara and eyeliner. You can moisturize your lashes with olive oil every night for the extra sheen on the lashes before your wedding.

4. Get the Sheen On

Get the extra oily sheen with body glitter powder or body shimmers. Just a swipe and you are good to go.

Applying makeup on dry skin can be challenging, especially when it is your special occasion and you are the center of attention and need your makeup to stay in place all day long. Our guide will surely help you. With the tips and tricks explained above, you will surely have endless picture-perfect moments on your big day. Let this article on bridal makeup tips for dry skin be your guide, and you will be able to flaunt a glowy look like never before.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which bridal makeup is best for dry skin?

Dewy foundations, cream-based products, liquid blushes, and hydrating lipsticks are the way to go. Pick glossy over matte shades. Avoid powder-based makeup as much as possible as it can emphasize the dry patches on your skin

Is matte foundation good for dry skin?

No. Avoid matte and powder foundations altogether as they can make your face look flat and dry your skin further. Go for cream, oil-based products.

Is CC or BB cream better for dry skin?

BB cream has more hydrating properties when compared to CC cream. Go for BB creams for dry and combination skin. However, if you have oily or acne-prone skin, CC creams are a better choice due to their lightweight, mattifying formulas. Therefore, know your skin type before choosing one of these products for it.

Key Takeaways

    • To keep the natural glow of your skin on your special day you need to exfoliate, cleanse, tone, and moisturize.
    • You should also do the perfect night routine massage which means applying glycerine mixed with water on your skin every night. You can also mix two to four drops of olive oil in it.
    • Pick makeup products that will suit your dry skin like choosing an oil-based foundation and concealer over water or gel-based products as they can make your skin drier.
    • Always use cream blushes, highlighters, and eye shadows. You shouldn’t go for powder products if you have dry skin as they can dry out your makeup base and cause cracking.
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Vaibhavi Gupte is a certified professional makeup artist and hairstylist with 8 years of experience who specializes in makeovers. She uses top of the line makeup products and transforms the look of her clients on their special occasions so that they can flaunt their confident self.

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