8 Wedding Makeup Tips & Recommendations

Weddings are arguably the most photographed events most of us will attend in our lifetime. Whether you’re getting married or in the wedding party, you’re going to have phones, cameras and video cameras pointing at you all day. 

With that in mind, we know you want to be confident in how you look—both on that day and twenty years from now when you’re reminiscing. 

Timeless Bridal Makeup Tips and Recommendations

Whether you’re going to be doing your own makeup or hiring a professional, these tips are essentially universal. Here’s how to create a timeless and photo-ready look.

1. Enhance your natural beauty.

When you’re surrounded by loved ones on your special day, you want to look and feel like the best version of yourself—not someone unrecognizable. “Makeup is a tool to enhance one’s natural beauty, and not a mask to make you look like someone you are not.” To put this into practice, ask yourself what your favorite facial feature is—eyes, cheekbones, lips?—and then use makeup to define and enhance that feature. Easy confidence boost!

2. Save the trends and experiments for another day.

Wedding is “not the day to try a bold lip or blush on a whim” 

3. Stay away from heavy, creamy products.

For staying power and the ability to photograph well, we advise against heavy creams and foundations. “If you are feeling dry, try a hydrating serum or a gel-like moisturizer on the day of the wedding.” 

4. Opt for waterproof mascara and eyeliner.

Tears, sweat and rain are the enemy of a finished makeup look—and these can all be commonplace at wedding ceremonies and receptions. Avoid dealing with the dreaded racoon eyes by choosing long-lasting mascara and eyeliner.

5. Stick to a neutral-colored lip.

we  recommend choosing a light pink or a peachy nude lip color to keep your look fresh and timeless. We also strongly suggest choosing a lip stain over lipstick or gloss for its superior staying power.

6. Never neglect the eyebrows.

Even if you don’t fill them regularly, the power of a good brow truly is the foundation to your facial feature framing. A little color and grooming will go a long way!

7. Lock in your look with setting spray.

Once your makeup is picture perfect, make sure it stays that way all day (or all night) long with a good setting spray.

8. Keep a touch-up bag nearby.

We recommend storing blotting powder/papers and your lip stain within the bag to touch up your look if necessary. Ask one of your trusted bridesmaids to hang onto it for you during the day.

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