Eight Do’s and Don’ts for Your Wedding Makeup
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Eight Do’s and Don’ts for Your Wedding Makeup

You’ve set a date, booked your venue, tried on and bought the perfect gown, and now it’s time to start thinking about bridal beauty. No matter which is your preferred style of make-up, it’s important that you look flawless on your big day. Whether you’re braving doing your make-up by yourself, having an experienced friend or family member do it for you, or hiring a professional, we’ve put together a handy list of do’s and don’ts to ensure that you’re looking your best when you tie the knot.


Trial First: There would be nothing worse than to apply your make-up on the morning of the wedding to find out that the style you’ve gone for doesn’t suit. If you want to get it perfect, trial the make-up a couple of weeks before to ensure that you’ve made the right decision.

White T-Shirt: When you go for your make-up trial, wear a white or other lightly coloured t-shirt to see how the make-up looks when you’re wearing something similarly coloured to your wedding dress.

Emphasise: Make-up expert Bobbi Brown advises brides to emphasize their eyes using corrector and concealer in order to eliminate any darkness underneath them.

Consider Your Skin Colour: It’s great to have references for your make-up, but you need to take into consideration that certain make-up styles won’t suit you if they’re on somebody with a completely different skin type and/or colour. Choose references that are closely matched to your skin for your make-up artist to work with.

Individual Eyelashes: If you’re planning on wearing false eyelashes as part of your bridal make-up, opt for the individual lash type rather than a full strip. These will make your eyes stand out more and also look more subtle, and going for differing lengths will create a more natural appearance.

Eight Do’s and Don’ts for Your Wedding Makeup
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Use Fluorescent Lighting: If you use too much artificial light, you might find that your make-up looks completely different once you step outside. If you have a make-up artist coming to your home, make sure that it’s daylight outside and sit near a window to have it applied.

Use a Trowel: Ok, maybe not a literal trowel – but it’s a common myth that you need to use lots and lots of make-up in order for it to look good. In fact, the best make-up artists will tell you that natural looking make-up often looks the best, and the ‘less is more’ rule has never been truer when it comes to bridal make-up.

Follow Trends: Although some make-up trends are great, it’s important not to go completely for anything trend-led when it comes to your bridal make-up. Your make-up artist will be able to base looks on current trends that you like, but as a general rule you should opt for make-up styles and shades that match your complexion rather than something that’s in fashion – trust us, it will look better.

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Mary is a millennial who works as a part-time freelance writer. She's trying to realize more ways to live a sustainable lifestyle while learning Spanish on her vacant times.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Laurie

    When thinking about my own wedding makeup, I wanted to make sure I was recognizable. I didn’t want to look like someone else, or years later say “what was I thinking”? I kept a fairly natural look that was just a little extra special than what I would do on a normal day. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Jhoei

    Thank you so much for sharing this. I personally think that wedding make ups should not be heavy or comes with the trend as some trends do not really go with some people’s complexion. Most importantly, the bride should be recognizable with her make up.

  3. Deepak

    I read your article. Thanks for sharing valuable content.

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