Wedding Day Makeup Tips
These suggestions will keep you looking fantastic all day
By Samantha Cabrera
It's your wedding day. In addition to wanting things to run smoothly, you want to look and feel like yourself, only more gorgeous than usual. The right makeup, artfully applied, can create a flawless look and keep you looking fresh and glowing from the ceremony right through to the reception's last dance.
In the weeks leading up to your wedding day, regularly cleanse, tone and moisturize skin to create a smooth canvas. If you have fairly clear skin, you may want to use concealer for spot coverage and a tinted moisturizer for lightweight coverage over the rest of your face. For foundation, choose a color that matches your skin tone almost exactly. If you're using blush, cream blush provides a subtle and authentic-looking glow compared to powder blush.
Keep your eyes bright and fresh. Stick with neutral colors, very subtle shimmer or a smoky eye for an evening wedding. Waterproof eyeliner and mascara are key: You may tear up during the ceremony. Apply any type of liner (pencil, cake or liquid), dust with loose powder, and then apply another layer of liner to make it stay put throughout the wedding. Apply neutral colors, such as nude and champagne, to the lid and brow bone, and slightly darker neutrals -- taupe and brown -- in the crease and then blend out.
Natural colors work best for your lips. The kiss at the end of the ceremony is less cause for concern if you aren't worried about smearing red lipstick all over your groom. Start with clean, smooth lips -- exfoliate the night before with a toothbrush, and sleep with lip balm. Apply nude lip liner at the lip line and fill in lips with this color. Top with a soft neutral pink or beige color. Blot with a tissue, dust lips with loose powder and apply another layer of lipstick. Top with a neutral gloss and keep all three items (the liner, lipstick and gloss) on hand throughout the day for touch-ups.
About the Author
Samantha Cabrera is a freelance writer, covering fashion and beauty.
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