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Makeup Mother of The Bride or Mother of The Groom

Learn how to create a mother of the bride or mother of the groom makeup look. Learn which products to use and get mother of the bride makeup inspiration.


On your loved ones wedding day – the day that they take a big step into a new chapter of their life you’re going to want to feel your best as you’re by their side. Wedding day photos, supporting the bride or groom, making a speech... the list goes on. Whilst you may not be the star of the wedding party an elegant makeup look for mother of the bride or groom will ensure you look great in the photos for years to come. For the perfect mother of the bride makeup look beauty influencer Karen of @iluvsarahii created this soft and elegant makeup look on her own mother – learn how to create the look.

Mother of The Bride Face Makeup

Prepping your skin and adding radiance is the first step in creating your Mother of The Bride Makeup Look. First and foremost start by moisturizing skin with Absolue Revitalizing & Brightening Soft Cream which instantly softens and visibly smooths dull skin. Using a moisturizer helps to hydrate the skin to give a smoother look and feel which can help your foundation to apply smoother and look more seamless on the skin. For best results allow your moisturizer to absorb for a couple of minutes before moving on to foundation. A luxurious and moisturizing cream soft cream leaves skin looking dewy, supple and luminous even when you’re not wearing foundation.

Once your moisturizer has absorbed even out your complexion with Teint Idole Ultra Wear 24H Foundation. With a lightweight feel and buildable full coverage it’s a formula suitable for all skin types and great for mother of the bride -- it leaves skin with a soft matte natural finish that doesn’t look cakey or powdery. If you prefer a more radiant and glowing finish as a foundation for mother of the bride look to Rénergie Lift Foundation – a medium to full coverage foundation with light reflecting micro pearls for ultimate luminosity.

If needed you may like to add some additional coverage to the skin with Teint Idole Ultra Wear All Over Concealer – our lightweight full coverage concealer which doesn't crease or cake. It’s great for use when doing your makeup as a mother of the bride as it will not settle into fine lines or wrinkles and works great at covering up discoloration and dark spots.

After neutralizing any redness or covering any discoloration it’s important to add a hint of subtle color to the cheeks in order to prevent your makeup looking washed out or make your face look sallow. Add a subtle flush of color to the cheeks with Blush Subtil in Brushing Tresor focusing on the very center of the cheeks for a more youthful and plump look to the face.

Eye Makeup for Mother of the Bride

For the eyes a soft and neutral toned eyeshadow will complement any eye color for mother of the bride. Neutral and nude toned eyeshadows will help to add definition without being too overpowering. For this Mother of the Bride eyeshadow look use Hypnôse 5-Color Eyeshadow Palette in for a neutral toned eyeshadow look.

1. Firstly start by prepping the eyelids with an eyeshadow primer for long-lasting wear and a smooth base for your eyeshadow
2. Mix the first two lightest shades together and apply over the eyelids to create a light base
3. Use a small crease brush to apply the third medium brown into the crease of the eyelid to create subtle definition
4. Blend the third shade (shimmering metallic nude shade) of eyeshadow over the center of the eyelids to catch the light and add a luminous effect
5. In place of eyeliner use the fourth shade (dark eggplant) in the Hypnôse 5-Color Eyeshadow Palette in Reflet D'amethyste. Apply using an eyeliner brush to smudge the darkest shade onto the upper and lower lash lines to add extra drama and definition to the eyes.

Once you’ve finished the eyeshadow look load up mascara to help open up the eyes and create the look of brighter more awake eyes. For mother of the bride makeup try Monsieur Big Waterproof Mascara which volumizes lashes giving them up to 12x more lash volume than natural lashes. Plus – the formula is waterproof, sweat proof and smudge proof with up to 24 hours of wear making it our best waterproof mascara for wedding – there’s no worry of smearing and smudging if you happen to cry emotional happy tears!

Wedding Day Lipstick for Mother of The Bride

As the final step in your makeup look as mother of the bride finish off with a hint of color to your lips. For a more defined and long-wearing lip start by applying Le Lip Liner Sheer Natural follow with a mauve pink lipstick -- try L’Absolu Rouge Hydrating Lipstick in Blush Classique as a soft and subtle wedding day lipstick. You can finish the mother of the bride lipstick there or add a little hydration gloss with Juicy Tubes Lip Gloss in the shade Spring Fling a sheer shimmery and nude lip gloss – try applying just to the center of the mouth for plumper looking lips.

Set Mother of The Bride Makeup

After all is done and the makeup look is finalized make sure to set it all into place. Set mother of the bride makeup and foundation with a loose setting powder and give skin a spritz of Fix It Forget It Setting Spray to ensure makeup lasts throughout the whole wedding day.

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