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5 Tips for Choosing Your Bridal Makeup

Congratulations, you’re getting married! Time to plan the biggest day of your life: your wedding. After you’ve selected the perfect dress and booked a venue, you probably will begin to think about your beauty regime for the day. Will you want an up-do or a natural style? Veil or no veil? And what do you want your makeup to look like?

Many brides book a makeup artist for the big day. Other brides may ask a friend to style their makeup or do it themselves, depending on the wedding budget, their desired style and their comfort with letting someone else handle their cosmetics. Whichever option you choose, here are some important tips for your bridal look:

#1. Do a Test Run.

Whether you hire a makeup artist or go the DIY route, be sure to do a full application of your makeup before the big day arrives. If you plan to get a fake tan, do so before the trial so that you can make sure the foundation matches what your skin tone will be.

#2. Know What You Want.

This is your day, after all. If you are working with a professional makeup artist, be willing to hear their suggestions, especially if it’s about something like a color match for your skin tone or an idea of how to brighten your eyes. But ultimately, don’t let trends or friends make you get a look you’re uncomfortable with.

#3. Don’t Neglect Your Eyes.

Brighten them, use waterproof mascara (you will need it!), and consider using eyelash extensions. They have a subtler look than a full strip of false lashes, and allow you to fill in gaps easier. Don’t forget your eyebrows, either! Go for subtler eyeshadow, though–heavier applications can make your eyes look shadowed in pictures.

#4. Don’t Just Apply On Your Face.

Depending on the style of your dress, you may want to extend your foundation and/or bronzer down over your neck and shoulders to ensure that both the color and texture of your skin is consistent in pictures. Just be careful not to apply it where it could stain your dress!

#5. Don’t Rush.

Allow around an hour for makeup application the day of the wedding. The last thing you would want is to underestimate how long it will take and end up cramped for time, stressed or with a sloppy look.

Most importantly, make sure that you feel beautiful and take a moment to soak in the day. Every bride deserves that!

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