Looking your best on your wedding day should not be negotiated. Here are 10 beauty makeup tips.
Get the Red Out
Pop an eye drop if your eyes look red or tired, but stick with a brand you’ve used before to avoid unwelcome surprises.
Don’t forget your blush! A pop of color on your cheeks is like an instant facelift. For fairer skin, a pink tone will work; those with deeper skin tones can choose a rosier hue.
Blend, Blend, Blend
Blend well all over, especially at the corners of your eyes, since cameras pick up visible makeup lines.
Get a Good View
For your makeup application, natural light is best. If possible, set up an application table near a window. If there’s no natural light available, use a superbright lamp — halogens work best.
Choose a mascara that’s waterproof; it lasts longer and withstands tears. If you really don’t like the look or feel, use one coat of regular mascara, then follow up with a light coat of waterproof mascara.
Shade Your Brows
Define your brows with a pencil or shadow that matches your hair color.
If you’re getting ready at a hotel, ask for a high bar stool so you can be at eye level with your makeup artist . If you can’t get a stool, simply prop yourself up on pillows.
Watch That Gown
Don’t, however, use foundation on your decolletage — it can stain your dress.
Choose a lip color that’s a bit bright. Pale nude or brown lip hues can make you appear washed out in photos, particularly since you’ll be wearing white. If you normally wear a neutral hue, wear it as your base with a pink or rose color on top. If you normally wear dark lipstick, use that as your base and apply a lighter sheer pink on top to give you a lift.
Keep It With You
Even if you mix various lip colors when applying your makeup, be sure to have one great lipstick to carry with you for touchups.