If you’ve already found products that offer up the perfect finish and match your skin tone exactly, don’t switch anything up for your wedding. Stick with the products you’re positive will work for you.
2. Make sure you do a makeup trial and be sure to take photos of yourself
No matter what, you need a practice round or two before your big day. Try out your makeup look a few months before your wedding, and then again the week before around the same time of day as your wedding. We suggest taking photos under different kinds of lighting (fluorescent, natural, candlelit, etc.).
3. Look for products labeled “long-wear,” “long-lasting,” and “waterproof.”
Brides typically start getting ready early in the morning and need to look camera-ready until the very end of the day. The key to keeping the majority of your makeup in place through the sweat, tears, and hugs is to use products that are designed to last.
4. Don’t reach for products that are high-definition, anti-aging, or contain SPF, which will give your face a white cast in photos
HD powders and anti-aging concealers are great when used minimally, but if you use even the slightest bit too much, the particles in the products will act as mirrors and reflect the camera’s flash, leaving you with a ghostly pale face.
If your wedding is outside, it’s a good idea to use products with SPF, but be careful that it doesn’t leave behind an ashy or bluish tone on your skin. If you can, skipping foundation with SPF altogether just for your wedding to prevent the possibility of a face that’s too light for your body.
5. Allow yourself plenty of time to do your makeup on your big day
The last thing you want is to be rushed, We suggest that you allow yourself much more time than usual. If you finish early, you can chill out and drink mimosas with your bridesmaids, and if your eyeliner takes you longer than planned (it always does), you won’t feel rushed to get everything else ready before photos.