If you’re a bride that doesn’t like to wear makeup here’s the one day that you should definitely make an exception. If you’re not a fan of makeup you should do some research to see what you like and what you think will look good for you. Make up when of course done right will enhance your wedding pictures. Also, when your hair and make-up is all set and done, you will definitely feel like you are worth a million bucks. However, just because a bride is wearing makeup does not mean it’s always going to look flattering on you. Below, I will list a few does and don’ts when it comes to what kind of make up to apply on your wedding day. And just remember, the more make up you have applied to you does not mean the better it will look, as the saying goes, beauty is simplicity. And a word to the wise, don’t forget to wear a button up or sip up shirt when getting your make up on. Removing a t-shirt over your head when your hair and makeup is done may ruin the end result.
If you are deciding to do your own make-up, here are a few suggestions that you may want to consider before getting started, to ensure the best possible end result.
- - Avoid using dark colors such as wine and brown. Darker colors are harsher on the eyes and can make you look tired. Pink, brown or red eye shadows can drain the eye making the eyes appear tear-stained or aching in a photograph.
- - Do wear an oil free foundation. An oil free foundation will ensure that you don’t look greasy in the photographs. Shine and grease is a cameras number one enemy. Fine skip appears more natural and give you a more favorable result in your photograph. Remember to blend all your makeup to your face to avoid any creases and lines.
- - Do wear face powder however not a translucent one. Translucent powder is not invisible, and can actually drain the color from your face. In fact, if you apply a translucent powder in photographs where the flash is used, you will look like your wearing a mask. Powder will also sit still longer if you have previously applied foundation on and will even help to reduce shine. Furthermore, avoid powders with glittery or pearliest finishes -- a matte finish will last longer and photograph better.
- - Avoid using any glitter or shine on your face. Shine and glitter will look shiny and reflected in your photographs.
- - Blend your makeup down to give it a more natural touch is one of the most important things in order to achieve good quality photographs. When you are inspecting your makeup, look at your neck and any other body that is exposed to make sure that it is all the same color and brightness as your face. Blend well and be sure there are no lines or edges, especially near the jaw line where the makeup ends.
- - Don't forget to apply powder and blush on skin exposed by low necklines. Keep in mind that the camera will pick up any makeup that is not well blended and make your photographs look unpleasant.
- - Do use blush. A wedding gown reflects a lot of light onto a bride's face that could wash it out. Blush creates the illusion that a bride has strong cheekbones and defines your jaw line.
- - Do wear gloss on your lips. Lipstick is always a problem for the bride because it fades and smears. This can also be a problem when eating and drinking.
- - Highlight your lips by using a pencil lip liner. Remember avoid using a darker liner; it will look harsh and unnatural in pictures. Try out some of the new long lasting lipsticks but use a little lip gloss to highlight the lips. That little reflection can make your photograph sparkle!
- - Do wear mascara. Use an eyelash curler before applying mascara to make your lashes look longer and your eyes look bigger. And be sure to use waterproof mascara as it is probably a day you will shed a few tears.
- - If you have fair eyebrows, it is recommended to you fill them in with a eyebrow corrector. Eyebrows extenuate the eyes and add more character to the face.
- - Eyelashes are also very important, a long black lash bring out the white in your eyes and also extenuates the color of your pupil. If you have really short eyelashes,
- - Experiment with different fake lashes. However, test the lashes before your wedding day. You want to make sure you feel comfortable and your eye lashes don’t look too unnatural or fake.
- - Take into consideration the time when the wedding is taking place. for instance for a daytime wedding, you may consider using lighter colors, but a bit darker shades to create a more dramatic look.
- - Last but not least, bring your make up with you so you can refresh yourself throughout the day if needed. All you really need is your lip-gloss and powder to cover up any shine.