Your wedding photos will last a lifetime. Therefore, it’s important to look picture perfect on your wedding day.
A big part of your wedding day look is your makeup. By following these makeup tips, you will look beautiful throughout your wedding ceremony and reception from the morning until well into the night.
Use a Pro – If it’s financially conceivable, use a professional makeup artist. Choose a makeup pro that specializes in bridal makeup. Set up a consultation well in advance of your wedding and bring photos or magazines to show the makeup artist what looks interest you. It’s a good idea to wear your hair to the consultation as you’ll be wearing it on your wedding day. Bring swatches of fabric from your wedding gown to help match your makeup colors perfectly.
Keep It Simple – For wedding day makeup, simplicity is the key. Don’t wear heavy eyeliner, which tends to make your eyes look smaller in pictures. Avoid shimmer shadows, as they show up too light in photos. If you choose to wear false eyelashes, use half strips rather than full lashes, which will look overdone. If your wedding is in the evening, consider a slightly smoky eye, which looks beautiful and a bit dramatic. Wear true red lipsticks or those with blue undertones. Brick red, orange-red or brown-red lipsticks tend to make your teeth look yellow in photographs.
Don’t Forget – Wear waterproof mascara – everyone cries at weddings. Have an emergency makeup kit containing mini versions of your wedding day makeup products, in case you need to touch-up your makeup right before the ceremony or at the reception. Get a facial at least two weeks before your wedding day. The redness and irritation caused by some facial treatments will have plenty of time to subside. Avoid the sun in the weeks leading up to your wedding date as you don’t want a sunburn or dry skin on your wedding day. If you need a little color, you can use bronzing powder or slightly darker foundation.
Makeup artist Amy B gives a fabulous wedding day makeup tutorial in this video. Watch it to learn about all kinds of wedding day makeup tips and tricks.