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The Do’s and Don’ts: Wedding Day Make-Up

The Do’s and Don’ts: Wedding Day Make-Up

You have “The Dress” and you have picked out your hairstyle, but don’t forget about your make-up! On your wedding day, you will be the center of attention. The look of your make-up will not go unnoticed by your guests.
Wedding Make-Up Do’s:

  • The first “do” of wedding day make-up is scheduling a trial run. No matter how many Pinterest photos you see of make-up styles, they will always look different on you. The last thing you want is to be disappointed with your make-up on your big day. Make sure that you schedule a trial appointment with your make-up artist a few weeks in advance to make sure you have chosen the right look for you.
  • The second “do” is be bold. You don’t wear a wedding dress on a regular basis. You also don’t pose for professional pictures all day on a regular basis, most likely, unless you’re a model. The amount of make-up you wear on a regular basis isn’t enough to stand out at your wedding and in your wedding photos. Try something that is more bold than what you normally wear so that you stand out from the guests.
  • The third “do” is emphasize your natural beauty. You always want to enhance the great features that you already have. If you have high cheek bones then make sure you use a great blush to highlight them. Take advantage of the natural beauty that you already have. By highlighting these, you will also help maintain your natural look while still being bold and dramatic enough for the occassion.


Wedding Make-Up Don’ts:

  • The first “don’t” is don’t let your make-up artist take over your look. It is valuable to take their expert advice, but ultimately it is your day and you are the only one who needs to be happy. If they suggest a style that you don’t feel is for you, don’t be afraid to say no.
  • The second “don’t” is don’t go for anything too trendy. Trends come and go very quickly. The last thing you want is to look back on your wedding day years later and regret doing something. Try to keep your make-up style fairly neutral trend-wise so that it will remain trendy forever.
  • The third “don’t” is don’t limit your make-up application to just your face. Base coats and powders can vary slightly from your natural skin tone. In order to ensure that you don’t see make-up lines, apply make-up down your neck and chest. This will give you a very natural and cohesive look.