Makeup by Emily Dimant. Photography by Whyche Studios. Model is Madeleine Michael. 

Bridal Makeup

Once skin prep and corrective work is done, finding the right undertone is next. Whether you're the makeup artist or the bride, you'll want to the follow the guide to foundation technique below. 


Finding your undertone is actually a bit easier than you might think. Do you know whether you look best in silver or gold jewelry? Do you burn easily in the sun or get a nice radiant tan?

Those with cool undertones look best in silver jewelry and are prone to sunburns. The veins in their wrist appear blue or purplish. Cool undertones have a bit of pink, red, or blue in them. 

Those with warm undertones look best in gold jewelry and can easily tan. Their veins appear green. Warm undertones have golden, peach, or yellow. 

Those with neutral undertones look good in both silver and gold jewelry and will have a harder time deciphering the color in their veins--they'll just appear neutral. Neutral undertones have a mix of yellow and pink in them. 
Makeup: HD Cremes For Pros and Personal Use

Graftobian offers three professional HD Creme Super Palettes for makeup artists. If you're new to Graftobian and don't know which palette to start with, we recommend the Warm Super Palette as it covers the widest range of skin tones. The Neutral and Cool palettes will come in great use as well. A good rule of thumb to remember is of a sampling of twelve people internationally, six would have warm undertones, four would have neutral undertones, and two would have cool undertones. 

If you're doing your own makeup, we recommend picking one of our 5-Well HD Creme Palettes. Once you know your undertone, select a palette that is the closet range to your skin shade. For example, if you are always within the lightest range of foundation selections, you would select from the lightest colored palettes: Warm #1, Neutral #1, or Cool #1. If these still seem too dark for your skin shade, we have the palette just for you--Ultralites

Makeup by Irma Lomidze
The Perfect Match

Test a shade from either the Super Palette or 5-well palette on the jawline. If it stands out like a sore thumb, it's not the perfect match. Try the next darkest or lightest shade in the palette until you find the one that blends seamlessly into the skin.

Using a spatula, work the creme(s) onto a mixing palette. This warms up the makeup and preps it for application. It also prevents you from applying too much. Be gentle and work with a light hand. Press the makeup into the skin rather than rubbing it in. The makeup will look like it's one with the skin instead of looking like it's sitting on top of it. 
Once you find the correct undertone and shade, Graftobian's HD Cremes and GlamAire™ airbrush do the rest of the work. 
An Essential

One of Graftobian's best products for bridal makeup is the HD Mixing Medium.  
Artists love transforming and creating a variety of customized foundations, lipsticks, concealers, and cream blushes by mixing the desired amount of HD Mixing Medium with the makeup. Need a sheerer version of the HD Cremes? Mix a small amount of the Mixing Medium in until you find the desired opacity.
Natural Makeup: GlamAire™ Airbrush 

Trends come and go but natural beauty will look just as beautiful 50 years from now as it did on the wedding day. Graftobian's GlamAire™ HD Airbrush makeup
is formulated to look as natural as possible. Bring out your best features with makeup that most represents skin. 

The water-based HD airbrush is the ideal product to create a flawless finish and is designed to look the most like skin. Follow the same rule of thumb with undertones as written above: Graftobian's GlamAire™ airbrush is also categorized by undertone. Each GlamAire™ color has a matching HD Creme shade for easy touch up application. Want to sample it without buying a full size? Try the HD Sampler Packs which include five mini GlamAire™ airbrush shades and their matching HD Cremes. 

Although it simply comes down to preference whether you use cremes or airbrush, something to consider with airbrush is the convenience of being able to make up several clients in a matter of minutes. Some weddings are so large that using airbrush on the bride, mother of the bride, mother of the groom, and all the bridesmaids may cut your time in half. 
Walk-Around™ Airbrush Machine: AKA Your Makeup Kit Must-Have

If you're a newbie at airbrush (or an expert) and are interested, we've got you covered. Every Walk-Around™ System 
includes makeup, equipment, airbrush cleaning kit, airbrush cleansing fluid, an instructional DVD, and instructions.

The system allows you to walk around with it because it does not need to be plugged in to the wall. Recharge it overnight for 3-4 hours of continuous use the following day. See the video here.
Graftobian's HD Makeup was made for bridal work. We guarantee you or the bride will look stunning on that special day.