The Makeup Tips Every Bride Should Know

While you want to make sure everything goes to plan when it comes to your big day, you must not forget it is probably the most photographed day of your life. To ensure you are always camera ready, it is important to plan what the best make up look will be for the day. To ensure you have zero blunders when it comes to your makeup, these beauty experts are giving their best advice to brides-to-be.


1. DO Take Your Wedding Season Into Consideration

“A bride should absolutely tailor their foundation selection to the elements she’ll be in for her wedding,” says celebrity makeup artist Amber Dreadon. “If it’s winter you will want a foundation that won’t look too dry or flat, if it’s summer you don’t want anything that gets too shiny too fast! If your wedding takes place from daytime to nighttime, opt for something long-wearing.”

2. DO Choose a Lipstick or Balm You Feel Comfortable In

“The lip is very important,” says Smith & Cult Beauty Ambassador Elena Miglino. “I always tell my brides to spend some time at the makeup counter and try on all the possible shades, and ‘when you know, you know!'”


3. DO Drink Lots of Water Before the Big Day.

“Hydrated skin will allow for the best application of makeup,” continues Miglino.

4. DO Have a Makeup Trial

“Most freelance makeup artists will offer a bridal trial separate to the actual wedding day,” says makeup artist Tabby Casto. “The trial is so important. Both for the makeup artist and for you. Having the chance to try different looks means that on the day you are going to be feeling confident and happy in the knowledge that the look you are wearing is right for you and is going to last!”


5. DO Use Waterproof Products

“Waterproof everything!” advices Miglino. “And if you tear up, try to have a beauty blender on-hand to blot. That will press the product into the skin instead of leaving streaks or wiping the product away.”