A wedding is indeed an important event for any couple but for the bride, her wedding day is not just an important day. It’s her big day, a special day that she will cherish and remember for the rest of her life. For this reason, every bride wants to look especially beautiful on this day. If you surf the internet enough, you will find a lot of wedding makeup inspirations from professional makeup artists, celebrities and even Youtube beauty gurus. However, unless you know you’re way around makeup and cosmetics, visual inspirations are not enough so read on for some easy wedding make up tips that you can use on your big day.
Have a professional do your bridal hair and makeup. Whether you’re someone who has no clue about what an eye shadow is or someone who knows enough about makeup to be a makeup artist, let a professional do your makeup for you on your big day. This will save you from worrying whether you’re too made-up or not made-up enough.
Soft, warm tones are usually the go-to colors for bridal makeup
Kim Kardashian’s brown smokey eye wedding makeup look
Now, although you’re leaving you’re makeup and hair in the hands of a professional makeup artist, you still need to get some inspiration. Search the internet or browse bridal magazines for any style of hair or makeup you want your makeup artist to do on you. Having a visual aid will help your makeup artist understand what you want better so rather than just telling her “I just want a neutral, ‘barely there’ look” or “I want to have sexy smoky eyes and neutral lips’ show her a print out of the inspiration you found on the internet or bring her a page you tore from the bridal magazine. It’s okay to bring more that one inspiration guide. Your makeup artist can help you decide which style will look best on you if you’re torn between two or more looks.
Eye makeup that’s perfect for an evening wedding
A romantic take on smokey eyes
Now, this tip is not necessary but if you want to avoid any sort of miscommunication or misunderstanding between you and your makeup artist, then bring pictures of what looks you don’t want to have. It’s fairly, but not very, important for you to show her pictures of what you don’t want to look like on your wedding day. Telling your makeup artist that you want a simple and flawless look with minimal makeup is just not enough because what’s simple, flawless and minimal to you may not be simple, flawless and minimal for them. You don’t need to bring a lot of pictures of what you don’t want to look like, just bring those that are extreme no-no’s for you.
Shimmery, smokey eyes
If you’re very particular about color, bring swatches of the shades of lipstick, eye shadows and even foundation that you want to wear. It’s crucial to show your makeup artist these swatches so that you know whether or not she has those colors ahead of time and if she doesn’t, you can buy those colors yourself to have your makeup artist use them on you on your big day.
Neutral eyes, bronze cheeks and coral lips are perfect for a summer wedding
Soft eyes and pink lips are always chic, even for bridal make up
Lastly, book your makeup artist as soon as you finalize your wedding date. This will save you from the hassle of finding someone to do your makeup at the last minute. Once you have your makeup artist, you can book for a trial makeup session as well.
Super smokey eyes are a rare but fashion forward choice for bridal make up
Get the vintage bridal look with winged eyes and red lips
An edgier version of the vintage bridal look