The first thing I would say about your wedding makeup is don’t be afraid to try a few looks before you've decided on what you would like to do/wear and be sure to leave enough time to do this.
Wedding makeup is about looking like yourself at your most beautiful and being radiant, and is not about wearing heavy false eyelashes and deep smokey eyes.
FACE. To ensure that your foundation lasts the whole day, using a primer as a base is essential. It prepares the skin for makeup and creates a protective base that foundation can 'grab onto'.
Flash photography emphasize pink tones, so be sure to even out your skin with a yellow-toned foundation. Set concealer and foundation with a sheer finish loose powder to make them longer-lasting and to ensure that skin looks matte in the pictures.
If your dress has an open neckline be sure to warm up your neck and chest with a dusting of bronzing powder, but do it carefully as you would not like to mess up your wedding dress.
Remember that bridal make-up needs to have enough color to compensate for the whiteness of the dress. There’s a big difference between everyday clothes and a wedding dress, so there should be difference in your make-up, too.If your dress is low-cut or you plan to have bare shoulders, then don’t forget attention to decolté, neck and shoulders,sorry if I repeat myself but all of this is very important.
Emphasize your eyes by brightening any darkness under them with corrector and concealer.It will be ideal if you will choose water-resistant eye-makeup formulas, a long wear eyeliner and no-smudge waterproof mascara… just in case you will drop some tears.Give more definition with 2 coats of black mascara , and if you want to open your eyes just curl the lashes before you apply the mascara.Finish your eye make-up with a light highlighter shade on the brow bone just to make your eyes pop and it also gives the look of an eye-lift without a surgery.
If you decided to wear false lashes,use individual eyelashes – they’re a brilliant way to make your eyes stand out and look far more subtle than a full strip. Go for differing lengths to create a really natural fluttery look and nestle them in between your natural lashes rather than fixing them on top. Again, curl the falsies and your natural eyelashes and only after that apply mascara.
An eyebrow pencil is a must-have, use a brow pencil to fill in your eyebrow. It really frames your eye and finishes the whole picture. Always go a shade or two lighter than your own natural eyebrow color and never more dark, except if you are blond.
LIPS. You’ll be kissing a lot on your wedding day. Make lipstick and lip gloss last longer. Natural and pale lip colors look washed out in pictures, so the best trick is to choose a brighter shade of pink, rose and plum. To make your lipstick and lip gloss last longer, line and fill in your lips with a lip liner in the same color shade as the lipstick right after you tap your lips with a little bit of foundation. When applying your lipstick, blot your lips with a tissue after one application and then reapply to guarantee a more lasting effect.
Don’t go too glossy or too matte.Too glossy and they'll only last five minutes,too matte and they may leave your lips dry and cakey by the time it's the moment to kiss your groom.
I would just advise that the makeup you choose suits you. As in your personality, your confidence, what you like. The last thing you want is to wear a makeup that just doesn't “feel right” and makes you uncomfortable.
Keep in mind that you'll have to live with photos from your wedding for the rest of your life, so it's best to avoid statement looks and opt for something more classic; that glittery eyeliner you saw on a catwalk or fashion magazine might look super pretty and modern now, but chances are it'll look strange and dated in twenty years' time.
I hope these beauty tips will help you avoid a wedding day disaster and if you find them useful you can share it with your friends.