soft glam bridal makeup

Achieving the Soft Glam Bridal Makeup for Your Wedding Day

Your wedding day is one of the most memorable days of your life, and every bride deserves to look and feel stunning. Soft glam bridal makeup is the perfect choice for those seeking a beautiful, natural, yet sophisticated appearance. This style emphasizes flawless, radiant skin, soft washes of color, and just the right amount of glamour to make you shine without overpowering your natural beauty.

The Foundation of Beauty

Start with a clean, well-moisturized face. A primer suited to your skin type will help smooth any imperfections and ensure your foundation adheres beautifully throughout the day. Opt for a foundation that offers a natural, dewy finish. Use a light hand and blend well, especially along your jawline and neck, to create the perfect base for your soft glam look.

Eyes That Sparkle

For the eyes, stick to neutral shades with a hint of shimmer. Use lighter colors on the lid and a slightly darker hue in the crease to add depth and dimension. A touch of eyeliner and a couple of coats of mascara will enhance your eyes beautifully. Consider false lashes for that extra pop of glam—choose natural-looking ones to maintain the softness of the look.

Blush and Glow

Choose a blush that complements your natural flush. Cream blushes blend seamlessly into the foundation for a dewy, natural glow. Highlighting the high points of your face—the cheekbones, brow bones, and the bridge of the nose—will add a subtle, luminous glow that catches the light beautifully.

Lips to Love

For your lips, select a shade that enhances your natural lip color. Soft pinks, peaches, or nudes are ideal for this makeup style. A lip liner similar to your lipstick shade can define your lips beautifully without making them look overdone. Finish with a swipe of gloss for a full, hydrated look.

Set for Perfection

To ensure your makeup stays put from the ceremony to the last dance, use a setting spray after you’ve completed your makeup. This will lock everything in place and keep you looking fresh all day long.

Collaborate with a Makeup Professional

While it’s possible to achieve this look on your own, collaborating with a professional makeup artist for your wedding can make a significant difference. They can provide expertise in natural glam wedding makeup, ensuring that your bridal glam makeup is tailored perfectly to your features and wedding style.

Final Touches

Remember to coordinate your makeup with your hairstyle and wedding dress. The overall look should be cohesive and reflect your style. Whether you’re opting for a simple and elegant updo or loose, romantic curls, make sure your hair complements the soft glam of your makeup.

Soft glam bridal makeup is all about enhancing your natural beauty, not masking it. It’s perfect for the bride who wants to look polished and radiant with a touch of glamour. This style is not only timeless but also incredibly photogenic, ensuring you look top-notch in your wedding photos.

Are You Ready to Glow?

As your wedding day approaches, remember that your beauty shines brightest from within. Soft glam bridal makeup is merely a tool to enhance that inner glow. So, breathe deeply, smile, and step into your day with confidence. Your adventure in glam bridal beauty is about to begin!

Pam Long Photography 40 over 40

Pam Long Photography

Our 40 over 40 Project is in full swing! Our Project wouldn’t be complete without introducing our newest member of our team! Please welcome our makeup artist Mary Beth Dulin! Mary Beth comes to us with over 15 years of makeup artistry experience and will highlight your beauty and confidence during your Beautiful You session. She lights up a room wherever she is and has a natural ability to put people at ease. As a mom of two boys, a successful entrepreneur, and an active member of the community, she wears many hats. And wears them well.

In addition to Mary Beth partnering with us on our 40 Over 40 Project, some of my headshot clients and high school seniors are benefitting from her superior services as well. I’m glad she’s with us, not only is she a talented make up artist, but a phenomenal and positive person – a vibe that we continually strive for at Pam Long Photography!   

“I am so excited to partner with Pam on this incredible project showing women their true beauty inside and out through her pictures.” 

 – Mary Beth Dulin
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3 makeup mistakes NOT TO MAKE on your wedding day

The last thing you want to do, is look back in 25 years and see a picture from your wedding day and think to yourself, ” wow…. that was SOOOO 2020″ We’ve all have done this at pictures from the ’80’s and ’90’s. Lets stop that mistake in its tracks!

Mistake #1: DON’T THINK YOU CAN DO IT ALL!!! you can’t coordinate 7,000 pieces going at once, get ready on time, micromanage everyone, and still apply your makeup looking flawless…. Just leave it to the professional. You can’t easily control the consistency of all of your brides maids makeup looks!

Mistake #2: Make sure you use the correct products!!! Primer, correct foundation color, setting powder, setting spray, The lights and cameras will show everything! We can’t have shine, we can’t have glare! You certainly don’t want to sweat your makeup off!!! This is knowledge that your makeup artist can help you with.

Mistake #3: DON’T look washed out! You need to wear ENOUGH makeup! Make sure you are highlighting your favorite features.


3 Tips to GREAT wedding day makeup:

Tip 1: SKIN CAREEEEEEEEE gotta take great care of your skin! Take this time while we are at home to treat yo’self!

Tip 2:  Timeless makeup. See above… I don’t need to repeat 1980…. LOL!

Tip 3. Feel like yourself, Yes we will use a bit more than normal, but you still need to feel comfortable in your own skin. If you think false lashes are going to bug your eyes, don’t wear them, it will be the perfect balance of enough makeup to not look washed out, and not too much to make you not feel yourself.