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Wedding Makeup Tips Every Bride Should Know

Your wedding is quite possibly the most photographed day of your life. And, of course, there are so many things you want to make sure are done perfectly on the big day—from seating arrangements and music to catering and décor. Naturally, some aspects of planning unexpectedly take a back seat, including your wedding day makeup. But, let’s bring your bridal beauty look back to the top of the list (even if it’s just for a little while). As far as makeup goes, we’re almost positive you’d want to avoid as many blunders as possible (pictures last forever, right?  Find out more information below about wedding makeup tips.

1. Do Take Your Wedding Season Into Consideration

A bride should absolutely tailor their foundation selection to the elements she’ll be in for her wedding. If it’s winter you will want a foundation that won’t look too dry or flat… if it’s summer you don’t want anything that gets too shiny too fast. If your wedding takes place from daytime to nighttime, opt for something long-wearing.”

2. Do Choose a Lipstick or Balm You Feel Comfortable In

The lip is very important. I always tell my brides to spend some time at the makeup counter and try on all the possible shades, and ‘when you know, you know!’

3. Do Drink Lots of Water Before the Big Day

Hydrated skin will allow for the best application of makeup.

4. Do Have a Makeup Trial

Most freelance makeup artists will offer a bridal trial separate from the actual wedding day.  The trial is so important. Both for the makeup artist and for you. Having the chance to try different looks means that on the day you are going to be feeling confident and happy in the knowledge that the look you are wearing is right for you and is going to last

5. Do Use Waterproof Products

Waterproof everything! And if you tear up, try to have a beauty blender on-hand to blot. That will press the product into the skin instead of leaving streaks or wiping the product away.

6. Do Find Balance in Your Look

If you’re going for a smokey look, go light on skin makeup and opt for a natural color on the lips.  For bold lips, go light on the skin makeup as well. I prefer using matte lipstick, for it’s more long-lasting and requires less maintenance.

7. Do Make Sure Your Foundation Is a Perfect Match

Your foundation should be as close to your skin tone as possible, or the tone of your neck.  You will be photographed nonstop that day and the last thing you want is for your face and neck to not match.

8. Do Apply Moisturizer Before You Self-Tan

Your secret weapon when applying self-tanner is using moisturizer as a barrier.  Apply prior to application on problem areas so that they don’t go any darker (this is always elbows, knees, hands, feet, and severe dry areas). Never moisturize the whole body, as it will dilute your self-tan color. We also use a moisturizer to blend afterward around the crease in the wrist, back of the heel, and around the hairline to make the tan look natural. Your tan is your paint and your moisturizer is your water so we are blending and fading for perfection.

9. Do Use a Teeth Whitening Product

A smile is something you’ll be wearing that day, and you’ll want your pearly whites white,