When you think about your wedding day makeup, you want to choose a look that's timeless. Your image will be indelible on film, and a look that's classic will never go out of style. However, classic doesn't have to mean neutral shades. If you prefer a dramatic look, you can still wear color. Or maybe you'd like to highlight your complexion with a bit of shimmer and shine. Try out a few different looks before your wedding day. Here are a few to choose from.
If you're more of an earthy beauty, wearing neutral colors is a classic way to play up your features and look like the best version of yourself on your wedding day. Start with a clear complexion. Use a foundation that will leave a flawless finish on your skin. Apply concealer only in areas that need more coverage and then use a powder in the T-zone, which tends to get oily. Eye shadow colors like bone, beige, brown and taupe work well on most skin tones. Apply a pink blush just on the apples of the cheeks to look like a natural flush. Opt for a creamy pinky brown lipstick to enhance your natural lip color.
Healthy, dewy skin can look incredibly radiant, but you have to make sure you don't use too much shimmer, otherwise your face will show reflections in photos. Start with an illuminating liquid foundation, which will maximize your features and add a youthful glow to your skin. Dab a bit of liquid luminizer above your cheekbones, to make them seem more prominent and bring out the sparkle in your eyes. You can also sweep a shimmery body powder across your chest and shoulders to make your skin more radiant.
In Living Color
All eyes will be on your dress the day of your wedding, but your makeup can certainly make a statement too. Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to stick with neutral color; vivid eye shadows can really highlight your eye color. The key is to wear color subtly and go for shades that won't be too over powering. As a basic rule, when choosing colors for your wedding day, wear shadows that provide a contrast to the color of your eyes. If your eyes are green eyes, you might try an indigo, if you have blue eyes, try gold, if you have brown eyes, hunter green and purple are beautiful options.
All About Drama
A smoky eye and crimson pout can look glamorous on your wedding day if done in a classic way. This is a great look for a bride with a bit of an edge. To keep your eyes from looking too heavy, opt for shadows in the brown or purple family. A pink blush dusted onto the apples of your cheeks will give you a healthy flush that looks more natural and not too painted on. Just because your eyes are smoldering doesn’t mean you have to use a nude lip. Try a red lip stain and add a dash of clear gloss in the center of your lips to pull the look together.