Bridesmaid Makeup Tutorial

Discover Charlotte’s quintessential blushing bridesmaid makeup tutorial for a SOFT, SHIMMERING makeup look that’s perfect for feeling your best when celebrating LOVE!

Darlings, the BIG DAY is coming! Charlotte knows that in between organising the hen party, rehearsing your reading and calming those last-minute nerves, planning your bridesmaid makeup is no easy task. So, she has put together a blushing bridesmaid makeup tutorial to create MAKEUP MAGIC for bridal parties EVERYWHERE!

This SOFT, SHIMMERING makeup look will help you look and feel beautiful all day long, from the moment you walk down the aisle with the beautiful bride to when you hit the dancefloor into the early hours. It’s a CLASSIC bridesmaid makeup look that stands the test of time – one you’ll love to look back on when the wedding photos flood in!

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Blushing Bridesmaid Makeup Tutorial

  1. Luminous, ivory-coloured facial serum in a glass bottle with a white and gold-coloured dropper lid and pearly-white face cream in a glass jar with a gold-coloured lid.


    Every bridesmaid makeup tutorial should start with skincare, and Charlotte knows a thing or two about ETHEREAL, GLOWING SKIN. On a fresh face, apply Glow Toner using a soft cotton pad to gently exfoliate while setting the foundation for your glow. Follow up with intensely hydrating Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir and Magic Eye Rescue, gently massaging them into the skin. Then, say I do to Charlotte’s Magic Cream moisturiser – the secret to NOURISHED, HEALTHY-LOOKING skin and a perfect canvas for EVERY makeup look.

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  2. Light-gold-coloured facial oil in an open glass bottle with a gold and white-coloured dropper lid.


    Transport yourself to a faraway spa, stealing a moment of calm before the ceremony to apply Collagen Superfusion Facial Oil as a LUXURIOUS facial treatment. Apply a few drops and gently massage into the skin, letting potent plant extracts and Charlotte’s collagen matrix revitalise with SOOTHING and PLUMPING effects and leaving behind a FRESH-FROM-THE-FACIALIST glow.

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  3. A closed, luminous primer in a light cool-toned-beige shade in a glass bottle with a gold-coloured lid.


    For complexion, it’s all about looking HAPPY and HEALTHY, both up close and in the wedding photos! Start with Charlotte’s Hollywood Flawless Filter to channel your inner STARLET, applying to the high points of the face and blending it across your base for an ALL-AROUND GLOW. Keeping coverage light, apply Magic Vanish under the eyes to neutralise the look of dark circles and discolouration. Then, use Charlotte’s NEW! Beautiful Skin Radiant Concealer to illuminate the appearance of your under eyes and provide medium-buildable coverage over blemishes and fine lines.

    Tilbury Tip: Why not try Charlotte’s illuminating primer Wonderglow for a BORN-TO-GLOW complexion?

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  4. Legendary Brows tinted brow gel in Taupe


    Natural-looking brows never go out of style – keep them neatly groomed and beautiful with Charlotte’s two-step brow routine for supermodels and bridesmaids alike. Start with Brow Cheat micro-precision brow pencil in a shade that matches your roots and follow your brow shape, making short, flicking motions to mimic the look of fine hairs and focusing product in any sparse areas. Then, comb Legendary Brows tinted brow gel through your brow hairs for a more feathered look with added definition.

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  5. Bigger, Brighter Eyes Palette in Exagger-Eyes, an eye-enhancing, rose-gold eye colour quad


    Charlotte’s Bigger, Brighter Eye Palette in Exagger-Eyes has all the shades you need to create a GLISTENING eye look that’s SOFT and SUBTLE with a touch of SHIMMER. Take a fluffy blending brush like Charlotte’s Eye Blender Brush and diffuse the DEFINE shade through the crease as a wash of colour that defines the eye socket. Use your finger to apply the ENLARGE shade, building up a soft, metallic finish on the lid. With a dense brush like Charlotte’s Eye Smudger Brush, pack the POP shade onto your inner corner for a hint of eye-brightening sparkle. For an even more MESMERISING look, apply Charlotte’s Eyes To Mesmerise cream eyeshadow in magically-matching Exagger-Eyes to the centre of the lid as a shining spotlight.

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  6. Mascara in a pink-coloured tube with its gold-coloured lid with a black applicator next to it.


    The Classic pencil eyeliner and Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes mascara are the perfect duo for adding some dreamy definition to your eyes. For a softer take on classic winged eyeliner, use The Classic in Classic Brown to gently follow the top of your lash line and flick up and out at the outer corner, keeping the tip clean and sharp - and then cleaning up with Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Radiant Concealer where necessary. Amplify your lashes by brushing your mascara wand through the lash line, coating from root to tip and focusing on the outer hairs for extra lift and volume – not forgetting the lower lashes for added dimension.

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  7. Tinted Love lip and cheek blush tint in pretty pink shade Petal Pink


    A nude lip is Charlotte’s beauty secret for matching your bridesmaid makeup with your dress! The key is a hint of definition and a kiss of colour in a nearly natural shade. Trace the line of your lip using Lip Cheat lip pencil in Iconic Nude, then, marry the colour together with Tinted Love in Petal Pink, blending out your pout and leaving behind a TANTALISING TINT that’ll enamour any eligible guests.

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  8. Pillow Talk Medium Beauty Light Wand is a pink-nude blush and highlighter inspired by Charlotte's signature shade


    Charlotte created her Beauty Light Wands to mimic the ROSY, FLUSHED look of LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT. To become a BLUSHING BRIDESMAID, choose Pillow Talk Original, apply a couple of dots on either cheek, then blend using Charlotte’s Hollywood Complexion Brush. To match your beaming smile, apply the shade Spotlight as a golden highlight, gently blending a dot or two across the tops of the cheekbones for a CANDLELIT GLOW.

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  9. Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray is Charlotte's weightless, makeup-fixing mist that lets you party all night and stay all day


    Make your MAGICAL bridesmaid makeup look last as you dance the night away by applying Charlotte’s AIRbrush beauty secrets. Applying Airbrush Flawless Finish powder with Charlotte’s Powder & Sculpt Brush will create the appearance of smooth, airbrushed skin while setting your other products into place. Focus your powder in the T-zone and under the eyes to help prevent creasing and unwanted shine. Finally, mist Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray over the face to lock in your look by up to 16 hours*.

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Darlings, Charlotte has shared her bridesmaid makeup beauty secrets with you, and now it’s your turn to share her TILBURY TIPS with your fellow bridesmaids! You’re officially appointed the MAID of MAKEUP MAGIC. Pass the EXPERT ADVICE from Charlotte’s bridesmaid makeup tutorial onto the entire bridal party and give the gift of BEAUTIFUL BRIDESMAID MAKEUP!

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Charlotte Tilbury

Founder, President, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Charlotte Tilbury Beauty

With over 30 years experience, Charlotte Tilbury MBE is the world's number 1 makeup artist and British beauty entrepreneur. Charlotte established Charlotte Tilbury Beauty in 2013, which is now a record-breaking beauty brand that has won over 400 awards.