Wedding Makeup Ideas: Beauty Tips for Eyes, Lips, and Skin

See a Makeup Professional
About three weeks before your wedding date, it’s important to focus a great deal on your skin. Chances are you’ll be getting nervous and your skin is going to get fussy. Be sure you’re getting enough rest, drinking enough water and cleansing regularly. It’s also a great time to see a professional makeup artist. While most brides can’t afford to hire a professional makeup artist to apply the makeup and touch up before the wedding photographer takes pictures, you can often get a free bridal consultation at Sephora or other makeup counters in your local mall. These consultations can help you better understand what types of foundation will last through your wedding day sweat and tears.

Simple Wedding Makeup Beauty
While your wedding day is a time you can choose to glamour-up your look, it’s not a great day to take on a huge risk. The basics are really all you did for your big day. Look for a foundation which will give you a dewy glow, without leading to shine. Choose waterproof mascara for your lashes, in case you get a bit emotional throughout the ceremony. Choose a colored gloss for your lips and forgo heavy lip liners and lipsticks. Make your eyes the focus of your face, by applying a rich hue of brown, gray or lavender to your lids. Smudge darker colored eyeliner onto the top of your upper lash line for a smoky look. Remember, you want to look like yourself, just with a more beauty forward wedding style added into the mix.

Ideas for Covering Up Blemishes Or A Tattoo
If you’re getting married in the snowy winter, you’ll not likely need to worry so much. But, if your wedding is taking place at a beach where you’ll be showing off your body in a summer wedding gown, you may want to think about covering up any tattoos showing. Many brides choose to purchase specialized makeup to cover up their body tattoos for their wedding day. Just be sure to test the makeup beforehand to ensure it not only covers but also won’t come off on your dress. Of course, other brides choose to be themselves on their wedding day, tattoos and all!
Keep in mind, your wedding makeup should be something you experiment with in the month before your wedding. Don’t wait until your wedding day to try something new, or you could be in for a bad surprise. Not only could your makeup look bad but it could also cause an allergic reaction if not tried before. Keep wedding day makeup simple and elegant. Do what you normally do when going out, but jazz it up a bit with a rosier color on the cheeks and lips. Don’t overdo it or you’ll end up with makeup that outshines you!