Wedding Makeup Do’s & Don’ts You Need To Know


Wedding beauty is about so much more than the dress that your Mom and sisters cried over during the fitting. Many brides choose to bring in makeup artists to get their makeup done professionally before their ceremony, with their bridesmaids being done up, as well. Understanding that you can do your own makeup if you wish is important, as you may want full control over your look for your day. The good news is that you can have a say in your wedding look, even if you’re not the one doing your face.

Makeup is important for your wedding photos more than anything, so even if you’re not into the latest makeup trends, you should wear a minimal layer of makeup to allow for the light to reflect right for your photos. You can even go as far as natural whitening strips for your teeth so that your natural makeup look pops the way that you want. So, with all that in mind, what are some of the best wedding makeup do’s and don’ts that you should be aware of?


  • Start a thorough skincare routine. Once you get that ring on your finger, this is when your skincare routine needs to start. Not only will you manage to get the right balance with the PH levels in your skin, you’ll be able to ensure that your wedding makeup doesn’t go sliding off your face on the day.
  • Book your wedding trial a month in advance. You need to know what colour your skin will end up for the actual day. You should ensure that you go out into natural light, as well. You could look amazing in the church but the second the natural light hits your skin, you could look like a tangerine.
  • Wear the right colour clothes for your makeup trial. If your dress is ivory or cream, wear a cream t-shirt for the trial. You’ll be able to see how the colours on your face offset the colour of your dress this way and it’ll help you to make good decisions about your look.


  • Be bullied about the look that you have your big day. A makeup artist may be quite the expert, but that doesn’t mean that they know you. You don’t have to look like a clown or have a heavy look and if you’re not sure on it, speak up!
  • Be afraid to go brighter with your lipstick. Neutral shades may be nice for a night out, but you can look washed out in photos. Embrace a pink or red!
  • Forget your neck. You may think you look radiant, but if your neck is a different shade to your face you haven’t blended correctly. Make sure that you create a uniform look across your face and neck to make everything look like effortless.

Wedding makeup only happens once for most people, as do wedding photographs. It’s important to get it right the first time so you’re a blushing bride, not an embarrassed one!


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