Bridal Beauty School

You don’t need a makeup artist to create a beautiful bridal look on your big day.  With the right products, tools, and a little know-how—or a complimentary bridal beauty makeup session at your nearest Bobbi Brown Cosmetics counter—looking gorgeous for your trip down the aisle can be a piece of wedding cake.

Need a little extra how-to help? The matrimonial experts over at You & Your Wedding  have launched Bridal Beauty School, a step-by-step video series featuring our very own UK-based Bobbi Brown Artist, Hannah Martin (she provided make-up artistry assistance to members of the bridal party for the Royal Wedding, lucky girl.)

Hannah’s first installment of four bridal how-to’s is Pretty Boho , a relaxed and ethereal look that’s chic, simple and soft so it’s perfect for summer brides.

Here’s what Hannah used:

Face: To give the bride-to-be a classic, clean Bobbi base, Hannah relied on BB Cream as a primer and spot-applied Foundation Stick on top. To keep the under eye area super-clean for the bride’s big day, Hannah first applied a bisque-colored Corrector, then used our yellow-toned Creamy Concealer Kit to brighten-up any lingering shadows.

Blush: With a Foundation Brush, Hannah blended Pot Rouge in Pink Powder atop the apples of the bride’s cheeks for a casual flush of color, making sure to add a little extra than usual as white and ivory wedding gowns can wash brides out in photos. Bobbi recommends using a “pop” of color on top of the first layer of blush for brides—Pink Quartz Shimmer Brick would do just the trick.

Lips: Hannah applied the same Pink Powder Pot Rouge to the bride’s lips using a Lip Brush for extra-polish, then took the edge off by patting the lips with her fingertips so it didn’t look too “lipsticky”.

Eye Shadow: Hannah chose a Brown Metal Metallic Long-Wear Cream Eye Shadow as a soft, shimmery wash over the bride’s entire lower lid, blending it up into the crease using a Cream Shadow Brush. Next, Hannah dusted Cement Eye Shadow—a neutral shade—at the eyelid crease for subtle definition and standout depth.

Eyeliner: Using the Ultra Fine Eyeliner Brush, Hannah lines the top lash line with Black Ink Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, then softens it by layering Espresso Eye Shadow on top since you never want anything looking too blunt for a boho look.

Mascara: Mascara is the best way to frame your eyes so Hannah applied a few more swipes of mascara to make the bride’s eyes look bright and fresh for photos. You can also apply two mascara formulas to achieve a truly megawatt look (Intensifying Long-Wear and Everything Mascara make an excellent pair). Just opt for waterproof formulas on your big day—for those inevitable tears of joy.

Check out more Bridal Beauty School how-to videos with Hannah Martin, including English Rose, Vintage and Coral looks.

Want to be Bobbi’s Next Bridal Beauty?

Enter for the chance to be featured in Bobbi’s first-ever Bridal Book, out next Spring. Just click here and upload your bridal picture. You don’t need to be a bride to enter! Whether you’re a bride, a bridesmaid or the flower girl, we want to see your photos.

Entry period ends on September 5th, 2012. After that, Bobbi will choose her 5 favorite entries. Then, it’s up to our fans to vote for their favorite. The entry with the most votes by 9/18 will win!


4 thoughts on “Bridal Beauty School

  1. For wedding foundation.. would you suggest a liquid foundation or are powder mineral foundation ok? I have been using the powder mineral foundations for years but I don’t know if it will stay for the entire day?


    Bobbi Brown Reply:

    Reply on September 20th, 2012

    Bobbi’s preferred foundation for weddings is her Foundation Stick. This gives your skin a flawless finish + it’s photo-friendly! We also appreciate your suggestions and have forwarded it on for you. Please also feel free to email your comments to



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