Many brides want to have the natural makeup look on their wedding day, while still looking their best! You can do this with subtle makeup that compliments your best features. However, you might want slight changes in your makeup depending on the season; Autumn earth tones in the fall, shimmer in the winter, a bronzer in the summer, and maybe something more colorful in the spring.With the new trends in ornate, extravagant wedding gowns, playing down your hair and makeup a little can really balance out the look.
Nude lips and light eye make up can leave a natural glow with maybe just a bronzer or shimmery eyeshadow to do the trick. If you want a little more drama, choose one feature to really highlight, whether it’s with a bold lipstick or dark eyes, and leave the rest with a more natural look. Unless you get a lot of inspiration from the 1980’s, most brides, when asked, will use the words elegant, classic, or fresh to describe what they want their makeup to look like.
The most important thing when it comes to makeup is making sure your face is well exfoliating and moisturized. This will ensure a flawless application. Prep your skin in the weeks before your wedding with lots of moisturizer. Maybe even get a couple of facials at your local spa to make you feel extra radiant on your special day.
When it comes to the makeup, be sure to use products that you are familiar with! Try different products in the weeks before your wedding to see what really works best for you. You want your foundation to conceal any imperfections but still give a natural look that matches your skin tone, especially since you will probably want to wear your foundation, concealer and powder a little heavier on your wedding day because of the hundreds of photos you will be captured in.
Use subtle eyeshadows in earth tones, such as beige, cream, or brown. The color that you choose all depend on your skin tone, attire and time of year. If you are going for the natural look choose a color for your lips that is one or two shades darker than your natural lip color and use a blush that compliments your natural cheek color.
Whether you decide to embrace the season or wish to mostly stick to a look that has worked for many before you, plan your makeup in advance, and don’t go too far from what you would normally wear! You still want to feel like yourself, maybe just a little more glamorous than an average day.
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