Each bride-to-be has a style of her own from the theme she chooses for her wedding, right down to the makeup style she selects for her wedding day. Hire a professional makeup artist to create a look that fits your personality and the theme of your wedding. Schedule a pre-wedding appointment with your makeup artist to try different looks. Take photographs of celebrity-inspired looks or examples from bridal magazines to give the artist an idea of what you like.
Daring brides aren’t afraid to step into the 1940s and wear a bright red lip during their walk down their aisle. A retro look is a classic, sophisticated wedding day makeup style for a bride who wants to go glam with lashes, liquid liner and a strong lip.
If you’re a lip gloss kind of girl, with no desire to spend hours getting your face prepared on your wedding day, adopt a natural approach when selecting your wedding day makeup. Your wedding look can reflect an effortless, fresh-face look. Bella Sugar suggests starting with a light concealer, applying a light foundation and then using pressed powder to set your look. Complete the look by adding lip gloss, a pink cheek and neutral eyeshadow.
Give your groom-to-be a show as he gazes into your eyes at the altar, by playing up your eye makeup on your wedding day. Focus on your eyes by giving them a dramatic appeal. Start with a well-arched eyebrow to define the eye area. Use false eyelashes to give your eyes a pop or use lengthening lashing to create a similar look. Keep cheek and blush color minimal, in nude or neutral shades, to draw the focus to your eyes.
Summer brides planning to wed outdoors have to consider more than their ideal colors when planning their wedding day makeup. With the possibility of intense heat, summer brides must ensure that their makeup will withstand the sun and provide their skin with protection. Go light on facial coverage with a tinted moisturizer with SPF. Use a golden bronzer to highlight the skin, create a summer smoky eye with warm brown colors and opt for soft lip colors. The Perfect Wedding Guide website suggests keeping blotting sheets on hand to prevent your face from appearing oily after the ceremony and into the reception.
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