Wedding Make up Tips
Looking for wedding makeup tips before your big day?
Then you've come to the right place because we've compiled the best wedding makeup tips that will help you look flawless no matter what your wedding budget is.
Just say “yes” to the following bridal makeup rules and prepare to shine!
The Wedding Makeup Dos:
Take Care Of Your Skin
An in-depth day and night skincare routine are essential at least 3-6 months before your wedding date to make sure your skin is ready for the big day!
This helps with how the makeup looks and stays on your skin all day.
Make a trial appointment 3-5 weeks before your wedding.
Make sure you have your trial at least three weeks but no more than 5 weeks before your wedding. If you are planning to have a spray tan on your big day, do a test run before your makeup trial, so your artist can see what color your skin will get from the tan,
Be your best self on your trial day. Feel your best on your trial day. Make sure your hair is done, and you're wearing jewelry so you can see how the overall look comes together on the day.
Wear a light-colored top in a similar tone and shade to your wedding dress. If you have your makeup tested in a store so you can see how the makeup looks against it, and take a photo of yourself in daylight (without flash) to see how it looks before you buy anything.
Accentuate Your Eyes
Brighten up dark areas under your eyes with correctors and concealers.
It's all about choosing the right shade to match your eye color.
Your eyes should be the focus, not the actual makeup.
A trick to make your eyes pop is to keep color intensity as close to the lash line as possible. Fake lashes also play a big part in creating the pop without requiring heavy eye makeup.
It is always about “lashes and liner.”
Bring References To Your Trial.
Look for pictures of the makeup you really like and bring them to your appointment.
Try to figure out what you like about the makeup in the image and keep in mind that Kim Kardashian's makeup may not translate to you if you have Dita Von Teese's skin tone.
Look for faces that have similar coloring and features as you so you can have a similar look created for you.
Wedding Makeup Tips
Remember that bridal makeup needs to have enough color to balance out the whiteness of the dress. There's a big difference between everyday wear and a wedding dress, so there should be a difference in your makeup, too.
Start by making sure your skin tone looks even and smooth, then add color to your cheeks and lips to make them glow.
Use Individual False Eyelashes.
They're a brilliant way to make your eyes stand out and look much more subtle than a full strip. Choose different lengths to create a really natural, fluttery look and nestle them in between your natural lashes rather than pinning them on top.
Don't skip the basics.
Spend time and care on the most important features of your face, like beautiful, natural-looking skin, gently groomed brows, and feathery lashes.
If you get these fundamental factors right, the rest of your makeup will take care of itself.
Research Makeup Application methods
They can be slightly different from your daily makeup routine.
For example, If eyeliner pencils always smudge because you have oily eyelids. Try working with a dark eye shadow, apply it with a slightly dampened eyeliner brush to make it like a pencil liner but with better staying-power.
Wedding makeup tips
The best wedding makeup should last as long as your day. That's why professional products should be used – foundation, concealer, lip, and eye products. They offer superior durability to see you through your wedding day and night.
Accentuate The Brow Bone
Complete your makeup look with a subtle highlighter shade on the brow bone to really bring out the eyes.
Choose a light, matte shade and dab it on the outer corner of the brow bone to draw attention to that area of your face. Do not go for a shimmer or shine. It can make you look sweaty or oily in the photos. Trust us on this tip!
Take A few Touch Up Products
Ensure you or a bridesmaid have a powder, lipstick, concealer, and a small brush or sponge in your bag.
These are products you can quickly touch up to ensure you look confident throughout the day.
The Wedding Makeup Don'ts:
Have your makeup tested anywhere there are fluorescent lights
If a professional makeup artist is coming to your home, arrange a time when it's still light outside.
Let A Makeup Artist Steal Your Identity.
For many people, their wedding is when they can be really excited to have someone else do their makeup.
Still, there can be a temptation to just give in to the experience and take the suggestions from the makeup artist – They do not know you that well, and you may not feel like you.
We would advise real caution here; you don't want to surprise your chosen one at the altar by showing up looking like someone else.
Whether you hire a makeup artist or do your own, we believe that the best bridal makeup is simply the most exquisite version of what the bride normally looks like – after all, you want to look beautiful, not your makeup.
Don't Wear SPF
If you're being photographed with flash, don't wear SPF sunscreen because the flash can bounce off your skin and make you look washed out. Be sure to test this on your test shot by taking a photo with the flash on.
Wearing Too Much
It's an absolute myth that your makeup needs to be applied for photos.
Many wedding photos are taken in natural light, and if you choose a heavy base, the makeup will look obvious.
As for the flash, you just need to make sure your T-zone is matte, which you can achieve with fine translucent powder and blotting powder, not layers of makeup.
Anything Too On-Trend
Remember, you will be looking back on your wedding photos for the rest of your life. Don't look back at them and wonder, “What the hell was I thinking!”
So it's best to avoid statement looks and opt for something timeless and classic.
That glitter eyeliner and cut crease look that you saw on a Youtube tutorial might look super pretty and modern.
In twenty years, it will probably look tired and dated! Some looks never go out of fashion – think of the classic red lip or a beautiful winged eyeliner – It is timeless.
That doesn't mean you have to go for a symphony of beige tones if you're used to bolder makeup – vintage wedding gowns, in particular, can look stunning with a classic Old Hollywood lipstick color.
Don't Be Afraid To Go A Little Lighter.
Neutral, brown, and pale lip colors can look washed out in photos, so choose a lipstick that's a shade or two lighter than what you normally wear.
If you usually wear a neutral shade, it should be worn as a base, with a pink or rose color on top. If you usually wear dark lipstick, use it as a base, and apply a lighter pink over it to spice up the color.
Pink tones such as roses and plums are all great, classic colors for brides.
Apply Makeup To The Face Only
Instead, sweep it down your neck and over your shoulders if necessary. This will ensure your face isn't a different color or even texture than your body.
Everything should look even for the most natural look possible.
A great way to blend uneven skin tones together is to use a light fake tan. Do this the day before the wedding, not at night, and beware of darkening your skin tone too much, as this will make your complexion look less natural.
Long Wearing Makeup
Forget to decide what kind of care you would prefer for the day
Do you want to check that you look good throughout the day, or do you just want to forget about your makeup as soon as it's applied?
Waterproof mascara is an obvious requirement, but it's also worth considering many cream eyeshadows are long-lasting, and you can be sure they'll stay where you put them.
Making Your Eyes Too Dark
Define your eyes by applying color in the eye crease, but avoid using a shade that's too dark or doing too much contouring in the eye socket line. It can distract from the eyes themselves.
Too Glossy Or Too Matte
It's best to avoid lipsticks on either end of the texture scale; too glossy, and they'll only last five minutes, while too matte can leave your lips dry and cakey when it's time to kiss your groom.
A moisturizing, satin lipstick is best for a wedding – this type of formula makes your lips look their best and goes on most evenly and naturally; several thin coats dabbed on in between for an extra long-lasting finish.
Get The Timing Right
Remember to allow at least 45 minutes to an hour for makeup application on your wedding day.