Wedding season is just around the corner. If you’re getting married this spring or summer, I know you’re excited. You’ve done so much planning already, from the big things like your perfect wedding dress down to the smallest details like those most amazing shoes. Have you thought about your makeup? Picture-perfect wedding day makeup is a bit different than your everyday beauty routine. It even differs from other special occasion application. I’ve got some tips that will have you feeling confident and ready to put on your most perfect face.
Yes, this is a special day, and you’re the star. You want to stand out, but you don’t want to look overly done up. You’ll want to be sure to present a version of yourself, rather than that of a fashion runway model, in order to be sure you feel comfortable being the center of attention all day long. If you don’t normally wear makeup, you may feel best sticking with a tinted moisturizer and finishing powder simply to even out your skin tone. Perhaps a little blush and lip gloss would make you feel beautiful. If you’re rarely seen without makeup, you have a little more freedom to explore with your look.
Make It Last
With the warmer temperatures of the season, you’ll want to be sure to take measures to keep your makeup from melting. Apply a liquid or stick foundation first. Be sure to match the color perfectly by doing a stripe test. Swipe a line of foundation in two or three different colors along your jawline and choose the one that blends in without showing. That’s your perfect shade. Next, set your foundation with a dusting of finishing powder applied with a large powder brush. You know there will be tears of joy shed, so a waterproof mascara is a must.
Be Sure to Be Seen
While you don’t want to go overboard, you do want to be seen, especially in photographs. Don’t make the mistake I made by choosing colors that are too neutral. You’ll want to avoid metallics and frosty shades, as they look unnatural and are likely to crease. Start with a light ivory or white on the brow bone, then add medium to dark neutral tones in the crease of your eye. You also don’t want to go too light on cheeks or lips.
Take a look at this article from a professional makeup artist for more in-depth tips. Most of all, enjoy the spotlight and relish in your beauty.