There are definitely some hard and fast do's and don'ts when it comes to getting the right makeup look for your big day. You want to look like yourself, which means bringing out your personality and enhancing your natural beauty, without looking overdone or too trendy. Use these tips and tricks to get the most out of your bridal makeup look this season.
Go with a matte finish, without looking dry or powdery.
Cold weather isn't the ideal time for a glowy look, and with camera bulbs flashing in your face all day, you don't want to look shiny in all of your wedding photos. Apply a hydrating base followed by a setting powder that doesn't look cakey. Dust excess powder off brush before starting in the t-zone and applying all over face.
We used: Jojoba Base and Finishing Dust
Choose a neutral toned eye and keep the shimmer to a minimum.
When a high-shimmer eye shadow or highlighter catches the flash on a camera, it can look less than perfect. However, photography is more advanced than it once was. Adding a very, very fine shimmer above the cheekbone and on the eyelid (not brow bone) can actually catch the light beautifully and look great on film. But keep it minimal, and use neutral tones. You want to look like your best self on your wedding day, not like you are wearing tons of makeup. A soft, smokey eye or a bare lid with liner is eye-enhancing and gorgeous.
We used: Smokey Eyeliner
Choose a brighter than normal lip and cheek.
Nothing can make you look more alive than a bright lip and cheek the day of your wedding. Swap the nude tones for more rosier hues, and you'll look like a fresh, gorgeous "blushing bride." Remember to choose a tone one or two shades brighter than the color your skin naturally flushes, as the shades will look much more subdued in photos. Start at the apple of the cheek and blend all the way into hairline.
We used: Girl Friday Cheek and Spring Berries Tinted Lip Butter
With all of this said, be true to yourself. If you have a fall wedding and you love a bordeaux lip, go for it! Just remember to be timeless, not trendy.