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Make-Up Tips for Your Wedding Day

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On your wedding day, you want to look your best without looking like you’re trying too hard. If you feel comfortable in the amount of make-up you are wearing, it will show in your pictures. So keep on reading to learn how to best accentuate your face, eyes & lips!

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By far, the best treat you could give yourself and your bridal party is to have your make-up done by a professional make-up artist – someone who is familiar with colors and lighting for flattering photography. A good make-up artist can make all the difference between a nice wedding face and a drop-dead gorgeous one. You will have wedding photos forever, and a polished and natural look is one you will always look back on with fond memories.

In regards to choosing make-up, finding the right color depends on your skin type, condition and color. Also, consider where your wedding will take place. Try keeping your skin more natural for outdoor weddings, as natural light tends to make make-up heavier looking. For indoor weddings, you can create a stronger look.

The key to a flawless face is having a foundation that matches your skin tone perfectly. You want to make sure that the foundation you use blends easily into your skin, virtually disappearing before your eyes. The last thing you want is to see foundation lines around the outside of your face.

It is best to choose muted, neutral eye-shadow colors that compliment both your dress and the other colors you are using on your face, such as on your lips and cheeks. Using white or other light eye shadows on the inside edges of your eyes will help brighten and open them up. You can also use this same light color on your brow line for added definition.

Your mascara and eyeliner are the finishing touches for your eyes. These items allow you to add as much definition as you desire. If you anticipate shedding some tears on your big day, use a waterproof mascara and eyeliner – you’ll be glad you did!

Your wedding day lip color should look consistent with the rest of your make-up. You will want a lipstick that is a little brighter than your usual color to ensure that it shows up in your pictures. The first time you put on this darker shade, you may be uncomfortable and feel as though you are wearing too much make-up. If this is the case, you should try wearing the lipstick a few times before the big day in order to get used to it. If you still don’t feel like yourself, you can use a similar shade to what you wear day to day as long as it complements your overall look.

Adding gloss to your lips will also help your lip color pop and help them to appear fuller in your photographs. A good way to ensure that your color stays in place is to apply a lip liner all over your lips before you apply your lipstick. You will have to reapply your lipstick throughout the day, so make sure you keep it nearby at all times!

So when it comes to looking your best on your big day, these tips are just what you need! Oh, and don’t forget to check out our Make-Up Board on Pinterest!

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