A bride is the second most happy person at her wedding. Do you know who the first person is? No, not the groom! It’s the bridesmaid. A bride is happy because she is going to start a new chapter of her life, but a bridesmaid is happy because…her best friend is going to start a new chapter of her life? Naahhh… she is happy because she gets to shop and get all decked up for her best friend’s wedding. So here are some makeup tips for winter wedding destinations for the bride and her bridesmaids.

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Winter wedding shopping…

Skin care is the key factor to looking gorgeous during your wedding or your best friend’s. And it is not a one-day job. Especially for a week before your wedding, you should get your skin ready for the big day. Let’s start with three steps to achieve flawless skin during winter before the makeup tips for winter destination wedding begins:


Doesn’t matter where you are, doesn’t matter what the weather is, you need to clean your skin. The pores of your skin catch dirt that can later cause infections, so cleaning your skin is very important. This can be done using a deep cleansing face wash or if you want to remove your makeup, in that case, you need a deep cleansing solution. The moral of the story is that the pores need to be clean.


Lotus Herbals Jojoba Active Milli Capsules Nourishing Face Wash

Biotique Bio Honey Gel Face Wash

The Body Shop Vitamin C Face Wash

Himalaya Herbals Gentle Hydrating Face Wash

These are the few face washes that treat your skin gently and do not make your skin dry. They clean it and yet keep your skin moisturised.

Cleansing solutions:

Aveeno Active Naturals Positively Radiant Skin Cleanser

L’oréal Micellar Cleansing Water

These skin cleansing solutions clean your pores from deep within and make your skin clearer.

And trust me, removing your makeup is very important or the next morning you might end up looking like…

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importance of makeup removal


Before beginning with the makeup tips for a winter destination wedding, I want you to know that healthy skin can deal with anything. These makeup tips for winter wedding destinations will help you keep your skin healthy even after you put loads of makeup on you.

make up tips for winter wedding destination
Loads of it

Exfoliation of the skin means the removal of dead skin from the outermost layer of your skin. You can make your homemade scrub to do that. All you have to do is buy sugar and honey. Mix them and apply them on your skin and scrub. Sugar will exfoliate and honey will hydrate. SIMPLE!

HERBIVORE Coco Rose Body Polish

Spa Of The World Mediterranean Sea Salt Scrub

These will help your skin like no other product and will not harm your skin at all.


Makeup tips for winter wedding destinations are incomplete without telling you to moisturise your skin. Make-up can make your skin really dry. Your skin should be able to fight that dryness. That you can do by applying a moisturiser as much as possible. As soon as you get out of the shower, apply a deep moisturiser so that your skin is far far away from the cold dryness.

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By keeping your skin moisturised I don’t mean, keeping a 1L bottle of moisturiser in your bag and keep applying it. I mean, get one good and deep moisturiser and forget about moisturising your skin again and again.

Body shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream, nothing else other than this is needed.

Just remember that you will need minimum makeup if your skin is already glowing because it is healthy.

Makeup tips for winter wedding destinations can be a four-step process:

Before you start with the makeup, remove excess oil and dirt by washing your face. Apply a deep and good moisturiser and give it time to get absorbed.

1. Choose the correct base

Hydrating primer is the correct base for winter makeup. Since it is hydrating it makes your skin smooth and helps your skin spread the foundation evenly after the primer. The foundation you use should also be hydrating. Always keep in mind that the makeup that you use should be according to the weather you are in. The foundation is the next step that helps you in even toning the skin and give you a no-makeup look. Choose the correct shade for your skin.

2. Lips are the main (They will be kissed)

Chapped lips are not alluring AT ALL. Plus they can destroy your perfect D-day look. Always use a good lip balm before putting lipstick on. Matt lipsticks are probably not a good choice for a winter wedding. Prefer using a beeswax lipstick and not a vaseline-containing lipstick. Petroleum products are not good for your skin. Beeswax is better and is long hydrating.

Moisturise>> Lip primer/Foundation>> Lipliner (matching the shade of your lipstick)>> Lipstick>> Dab extra lipstick on a tissue>> Reapply>> Lip gloss (as per choice)

This mantra will make your lipstick last longer.
And now he may kiss the bride…

make up tips for winter wedding destination

3. Correct eye makeup

Waterproof Kajal, liner, and mascara will save your day. Also, powder eyeshadows will serve a better purpose than vaseline eyeshadow which is not recommended for makeup for a winter wedding destination. You don’t want to look like an owl with dark circles around your eyes.

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Eye makeup for the bride

4. Finishing touch

A finishing touch can be contouring, blush, and a final touch of a compact. You can use a body highlighter if you are wearing a short sleeve dress or a sleeveless dress. A body highlighter can be used on the neck too. You can also use Eyes to Mesmerise in Jean which is a creme eyeshadow that will help you highlight your eyes. The best part about it is that it has Vitamin E that hydrates the eyes & provides antioxidant protection to the eyes from free radicals.

So science and beauty, go hand in hand!

Last but not least, THE HAIR!

You might think to waste your money and time on a hairdresser, but before that consider this one hairstyle which is perfect and easy for bridesmaids as well as the bride.

This is your no-makeup look 😉 and you’re ready!

make up tips for winter wedding destination

Need a bonus tip?
Minimal makeup will bring out the real beauty behind it.
You don’t need makeup to look beautiful, you need makeup to enhance the beauty that you already have.

I am sure you look beautiful and I wish you all the happiness. Go ahead and make your groom cry with happiness.

You might also want to know; what are the essentials for a destination wedding.

And for a happening bachelorette party, you can choose any one of these destinations.

Do let me know in the comments section if the article was helpful and even if you have a question regarding anything, I would love to answer your questions.

Happy wedding! 🙂



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