The idea of putting on makeup is to enhance your natural features. Some women prefer to follow makeup trends, even on their wedding day. For those that are having a modern, or trend themed wedding, this application is relevant. Use the tips below to ensure that you look like the cover of a magazine in every wedding photo, including candid shots.
Waterproof mascara and eye liner are an absolute must. Wedding days are quite emotional. It is unattractive to have dark tear pools and streaks going down your face.
When applying the waterproof mascara, use an eyelash conditioner first. This helps prevent the mascara from caking onto the lashes making them feel heavy. Also make sure that you do not apply more than 2 coats of mascara. The more you put on, the heavier your eyelashes are. It also makes the lashes look unnatural.
Liquid Eye Shadow
Powdered eye shadows wipe off very easily. Liquid shadows wear much longer. It is very hard to smudge liquid shadows.
In terms of color, use a color that complements your skin tone and eye color. Some brides make the mistake of wearing eye shadow that matches their wedding colors. Sometimes this plan works out, but it is rare.
The bridesmaids should not wear matching makeup, because the color palette chosen may not match every bridesmaid’s skin tone.
Use lip liner on your wedding day. It helps to define your lips and helps separate the pink skin from your natural skin tone easier in photos. Choose the color of your lip liner carefully. Stick as close as possible to the color of your natural lip. This is only meant to enhance your lips, not make them a focal point.
You can enhance your lips even further by creating an illusion with the liner. Women with thin lips can create the illusion that their lips are thicker by using the liner just outside their actual lip line. This same tactic can be used to help women even out uneven lips.
Don’t Apply Too Much
Your wedding day is a long one. This does not mean that you need extra layers of makeup. You should really do the opposite, apply less. When several layers of makeup are applied and worn for long periods of time, perspiration and just exposure to the air, causes them to yellow, crack or even melt away. This does not make for an attractive photo.
Your base coat should match your natural skin tone as closely as possible. Several makeup manufacturers have scientifically advanced products that transition themselves to match your skin tone. These are best for your big day.
Keep these tips in mind as you prepare for your big day. You want to look like a queen or fairytale princess, not the next talked about “makeup fails” social media post. Make smart choices in both makeup type and composition. Use products that are designed for long periods of wear. Whenever possible, use mineral based items as they are less harmful to your skin and do not clog your pores.